Sunday, May 24th, 2015

All stories featuring Ted Cruz

Is Ted Cruz eligible under the Constitution to become president?

Rising Republican star Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, is being looked at as a potential presidential contender. But some question whether Cruz, who was born in Canada, could become the chief executive because of the Constitution’s requirement that the president be a "natural born citizen." We look at the legal issues.

Is a new study of Medicaid a game changer?

Opponents of expanding Medicaid have questioned whether the insurance program for the poor actually works. Here, we look at a new landmark study on health outcomes for people on Medicaid. The results were surprising.

Is a new study of Medicaid a game changer?

A few weeks ago, we rated a claim by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that "expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas." Then, this week, a landmark study was published that addresses some of the same questions. Would it have changed our False rating for Cruz? We take a fresh look.

Is a new study of Medicaid a game changer?

A few weeks ago, we rated a claim by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, that "expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable among us in Texas." Then, this week, a landmark study was published that addresses some of the same questions. Would it have changed our False rating for Cruz? We take a fresh look.

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?