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’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 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.
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.
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.
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.
In Dallas, Republicans Cruz and Dewhurst duked it out in advance of their July 31 Republican primary runoff election. We tracked some tough, familiar claims. Did you hear a fresh, untested sally?
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 07:58 p.m.
Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst hatch competing ads about a payroll tax and being a businessman, respectively. We’ve probed both topics.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 02:51 p.m.
As noted by the Houston Chronicle, Dewhurst is trying to remind Republicans that Cruz did not endorse Cornyn for a leadership role. We earlier checked a related jab.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 09:17 a.m.
Paul Sadler says his Democratic U.S. Senate opponent ran twice for statewide office as a Republican. Indeed.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.
We’ve rated three recent ridiculous claims as Pants on Fire. One was made by a political group, the others by David Dewhurst and Craig James.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, June 3rd, 2012 at 04:29 p.m.
The top two vote-getters in the Republican U.S. Senate primary — David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz — are headed to a July 31 runoff. And theirs is not the only unsettled contest. That means about 60 additional days for the Truth-O-Meter to weigh candidate claims.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 11:16 a.m.
The Associated Press forecasts a Republican runoff in Texas for that party's U.S. Senate nomination. That means about 60 additional days for the Truth-O-Meter to weigh candidate claims. Runoffs occur July 31.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 09:53 p.m.
We poked into more than 30 claims by, or about, candidates on the Texas party primary ballots, extending from remarks by U.S. Senate candidates through those by hopefuls for Travis County and Williamson County posts. Reminders dead ahead.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, May 28th, 2012 at 12:56 p.m.
Republicans seeking a Texas U.S. Senate seat have questioned Obama's leadership -- with Craig James recently saying the president seeks to ban U.S. firearms. That claim is smoky.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, May 17th, 2012 at 05:26 p.m.
Tom Leppert said in debate that Ted Cruz hasn't led businesses. That holds up.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 02:16 p.m.
Several Republicans vying for a shot at succeeding Kay Bailey Hutchison clashed over their respective records in tonight's debate. Even before they tangled, one hopeful re-floated a claim about another that we've checked before.
U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz tweeted a claim racing through Republican circles: that new projections show the 2010 federal health care law’s cost has doubled. False, says the Truth-O-Meter.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
In an email blast and blog post, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Ted Cruz of Texas takes issue with our recent flame-kissed rating of his ridiculous claim that an opponent has a record of promoting an income tax.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 12:06 p.m.
Texan Ted Cruz recently lofted a ridiculous claim about an opponent for the U.S. Senate. His overall Truth-O-Meter report card covers four fact checks.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 10:25 a.m.
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