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5 things to know about the fight between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on immigration

The senators from Florida and Texas have waged a war of words over immigration. We take a look at their key votes and statements starting with the 2013 Gang of 8 bill.  

Happy CRUZ Year?

For Ted Cruz, the Texan bidding for president, this year could be huge.   See his Truth-O-Meter report card.   Warm up with his trio of True claims...

Banned barbecue to Bernie Sanders and Nazis, our most-clicked fact checks of 2015

Smoke streamed from some of our most-clicked fact checks of 2015--including the Pants on Fire rating smacked onto a ridiculous Rush Limbaugh claim that Austin was banning barbecue restaurants.   Just ahead, our 10 most-clicked fact checks of 2015...

Ted Cruz quip hearkens to FDR's gramps saying 'all horse thieves are Democrats'

Drawing laughter, Ted Cruz improbably brought up horse thieves, Democrats and a Franklin D. Roosevelt ancestor in talking about Donald Trump.   It looks like the line came up before when the president’s mother, whose father was a staunch Republican, was courted by a Democrat before they were wedded in 1880.

Ted Cruz tangles with Marco Rubio in Las Vegas presidential debate

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio put energy into making claims about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's record during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas aired by CNN--and Cruz fired back.   At issue: Cruz's established positions on how to address immigrants living in the country without legal permission and his votes on defense spending and national security measures. Cruz, in turn, brought up Rubio's past advocacy of a bipartisan immigration plan and what the Texan characterized as Rubio's alignment with Democrats on foreign affairs.   We'll be reviewing all that was said to see what might merit a fact check.   During the debate, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C. had this blog on what the candidates were getting right or wrong. To see news coverage of the debate, go to the Austin American-Statesman's website.   And let us know what you noticed?  

Readying for final GOP debate of 2015

The top nine candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination take to the stage Tuesday for the last debate of 2015. Before the contest airs at 8:30 p.m. on CNN, catch up here with the most recent-fact checks on candidate claims.

PolitiFact Texas Mailbag: ‘Really, how stupid can you people get?’

We’re opening our first mailbag since three newspapers started teaming on PolitiFact Texas in November.   Reader darts ahead...   Want the latest fact checks right away? Like our Facebook page; follow us on Twitter.

Ted Cruz's boys showering with girls claim False, but transgender student rights are unsettled

Texan Ted Cruz was incorrect, we concluded, when he said the federal government has been trying to force schools to let boys shower with little girls.   But it’s also the case that how an anti-discrimination law applies to transgender students continues to be debated and fought out in court.

Reader mailbag: Jeb Bush's 'statement is logically 'false,' the opposite of true!'

PolitiFact readers sound off on our fact-checks of statements by Jeb Bush about refugees and President Barack Obama about fish swimming in Miami streets  

Barack Obama hasn't said “radical Islamic terrorism”

Per Ted Cruz, Barack Obama won’t say a certain term. "President Obama will not identify, he literally will not utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’" Cruz recently said, "and as matter of policy, nobody in the administration will say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’"   That’s True, PolitiFact Virginia concluded.   See Ted Cruz’s full Truth-O-Meter report card.

Ted Cruz sticks to Mostly False claim about shrinking Democratic Party

We saw flaws in Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s claim the Democratic Party is shrinking.   He’s sticking to his declaration and his established take on our fact-checking.  

Top fact-checks from the GOP debate in Milwaukee

We fact-check the candidates on claims about immigration, the minimum wage, income inequality, the Bible and the tax code. 

Ted Cruz wins Milwaukee presidential debate--in talk time

Ted Cruz of Texas won the Republican presidential debate--in talk time.   SEE 10 POLITIFACT FACT CHECKS OF CLAIMS IN THE MILWAUKEE DEBATE.   SEE TED CRUZ'S TRUTH-O-METER REPORT CARD HERE.   HEAR SOMETHING THAT MADE YOU WONDER?

Fact checking the Milwaukee GOP debate

Let's see how the candidates did in repeating claims that have been previously rated on the Truth-O-Meter.

Ted Cruz's father may have embroidered revolutionary acts, Times story says

Texan Ted Cruz, potentially riding momentum from the CNBC debate into a Milwaukee debate, often celebrates his father’s roots as a Cuban revolutionary turned refugee.   Now a New York Times story says the elder Cruz may have embroidered his early activism.   KEEP UP WITH POLITIFACT'S DEBATE COVERAGE HERE.

Ahead of the Milwaukee debate, a look at the candidates on the Truth-O-Meter

Ten of the latest fact checks -- two each on the five Republican White House hopefuls who are leading in the polls.

PolitiFact’s guide to the Republican tax plans (so far)

Overall, the GOP candidates are promising big tax cuts that are mathematically implausible.   • Our top 5 most-read fact-checks from October • Introducing PolitiFact California  

Ted Cruz says debate reporters fawned for Democrats, provoked Republicans

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz drew a raucous go-get-'em reaction by assailing CNBC’s debate panel Wednesday and saying questions asked of the Republican candidates to that point "illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media."   That is, Cruz said, the questions of the 10 aspirants on stage were less substantive than questions thrown at the five Democratic presidential candidates at the Oct. 13 debate hosted by CNN. "The contrast with the Democratic debate, where every fawning question from the media was, ‘Which of you is more handsome and why?’" Cruz offered.   Here’s our look back at the questions asked at the latest pre-2016 debates.

Republicans return to debate stage

The top 10 candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will appear in their third debate Wednesday, just a week after the first Democratic debate further solidified former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as that party's frontrunner. Two Republicans have withdrawn from the crowded field, which still requires an "undercard" debate of lower performing candidates at 6 p.m. The main debate will air live from Boulder, Colo. on CNBC starting at 8 p.m. Click on the headline for more on those candidates.  

PunditFact checks the Oct. 18 Sunday news shows

We looked at claims by Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.