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Does expanding Medicaid 'worsen health care options'? We take a second look

After we gave a rating of False to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for saying that "expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable," his office came back with a different argument to back up his claim. We analyze the new evidence here.

By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 03:19 p.m.

Further checking Ted Cruz on Medicaid expansion

PolitiFact in Washington took a longer look at a Ted Cruz claim about Medicaid expansion--and stuck with its original False rating.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 02:26 p.m.

Perry, Cornyn, Cruz and Medicaid doctors in Texas

Perry, Cornyn and Cruz stood behind a claim that only 30 percent of Texas physicians accept new Medicaid patients. Survey says otherwise.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 07:59 a.m.

Fact-checking Ted Cruz

The constitutional conservative from Texas has gotten a lot of attention since taking his seat in the U.S. Senate this year. But is he accurate?

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 11:14 a.m.

Ted Cruz claim about Democrats and Catholic church unsupported

Democrats told the Catholic Church that they’ll use federal powers to shut down church charities and hospitals if the church doesn’t change its beliefs. So said Ted Cruz. Pants!

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 06:00 a.m.

Mailbag: “Thanks again for showing your true colors”

We’re showing our colors, readers say, which is bad.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 11:15 a.m.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and the Truth-O-Meter

PolitiFact Texas has checked the controversial senator a dozen times. Lately, he's earned some False and Pants on Fire ratings.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, February 22nd, 2013 at 09:53 a.m.

Report cards for Ted Cruz, Tammy Baldwin, Tim Kaine

Sen.-elect Ted Cruz of Texas already has a Truth-O-Meter report card. So do Sens.-elect Tammy Baldwin, the Wisconsin Democrat who defeated a former governor to win a Senate seat, and Tim Kaine, the Virginia Democrat who bested a fellow former governor.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 at 10:44 a.m.

Fact-checking the whoppin’ Texas ballot

What a Texas ballot! And just in time for Election Day, we’re piling up our related fact checks.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Sadler, Cruz saddle up for second debate

Paul Sadler and Ted Cruz debate on a football Friday night. We’ll listen, tweet and seek your advice on fresh claims to check.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.

Fact-checking the vice presidential debate

PolitiFact researchers in Washington, Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin leaped to noting the factual claims by Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Some early returns are in.

By W. Gardner Selby, Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 10:46 p.m.

Flames and a Texas income tax

Ted Cruz whiffed on an income-tax claim earlier this year. He connected regarding Paul Sadler.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 04:18 p.m.

Ted Cruz, Paul Sadler, the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler, who rumbled in a Dallas debate, already had Truth-O-Meter report cards.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 07:36 p.m.

PolitiFact Texas at the Texas Tribune Festival

We listened to speakers at the second annual Texas Tribune Festival. Hear anything we should check?  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012 at 05:22 p.m.

Celebrating business and hard work on opening night in Tampa

On the first night of the Republican National Convention, GOP speakers proclaim the value of hard work and criticize the country's direction under President Barack Obama.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 at 09:50 p.m.

Palin talks food stamps

Palin’s Texas visit boosting Cruz gave us a new claim for the Truth-O-Meter: Is one in seven U.S. families on food stamps?

By Sue Owen :: Published on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012 at 01:15 p.m.

Cruz, Sadler, the Truth-O-Meter

Cruz and Sadler, November foes, have each met the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 08:34 p.m.

Texas fact checks to take to the polls

Heading into the Texas primary runoffs, we’ve stacked up about a dozen related fact-checks. Meantime, a Sarah Palin check is in the works.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 04:18 p.m.

Checking facts before the Texas primary runoffs

The word "criminal" has popped up in recent, checked candidate or campaign group statements. And for fiscal wonks, there’s a whopping Truth-O-Metered sales tax claim. We invite you to read our latest items before the Texas primary runoffs.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, July 29th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Calling Dewhurst a moderate

A group that favors Cruz says the major Texas newspapers call Dewhurst a moderate. That's Mostly False.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 04:55 p.m.

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