Sunday, March 29th, 2015

All stories featuring Ted Cruz

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.

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.

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.

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?

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!

Mailbag: “Thanks again for showing your true colors”

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Flames and a Texas income tax

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

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.

PolitiFact Texas at the Texas Tribune Festival

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

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.

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?

Cruz, Sadler, the Truth-O-Meter

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

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.

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.

Calling Dewhurst a moderate

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