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Dewhurst, Cornyn among most-fact-checked Texans still in running for statewide office

We’ve checked more than 100 claims by the 20-plus Texans still in the running for statewide office with David Dewhurst proving--by far--the figure most familiar with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.

Cornyn cages Stockman, Democrats may need runoff to settle Senate nominee

Primary election returns aren't final, but John Cornyn crushed his proclaimed tea-party challenger while Democrats might face a May runoff to settle on Cornyn's November foe. We've piled up our latest fact checks of Cornyn and outright winners Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis. For the latest results, go to www.statesman.com.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 09:58 p.m.

Greg Abbott (again) doubts Wendy Davis on gun rights

Greg Abbott, running for governor, told CNN this week that campaigning with provocative rocker Ted Nugent "was a way to expose Wendy Davis for her flip-flopping on gun-related issues." In November, before Davis announced her support for allowing licensed Texans to openly carry pistols on their hips, we took an in-depth look at her positions and votes on gun issues going back to her days on the Fort Worth City Council. Read on for more.

By Sue Owen :: Published on Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 02:15 p.m.

In context: Greg Abbott on third-world corruption near the Texas-Mexico border

Greg Abbott has been accused of labeling the Texs-Mexico border region "third world." What exactly did he say?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.

Listen: Austin's KUT explores Wendy Davis claim

Austin's KUT, 90.5 FM, asked us to unpack our check of a Wendy Davis claim. Listen by clicking on the orange button to the right.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 12:05 p.m.

Wendy Davis claim about child custody Mostly True

We read the divorce decree. We queried expert lawyers. We found a Wendy Davis claim Mostly True.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 05:44 p.m.

Sounding out our latest Wendy Davis fact check

Austin's KUT, 90.5 FM, quizzed us about our latest check of a claim by Wendy Davis--about payday lenders. Click to listen!

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 at 12:13 p.m.

Mailbag: ‘Quit being fanatic left-wing hacks’

We’re hacks twice over, according to reader blasts. It’s time to open our mailbag.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Abbott defended education cuts in keeping with job duties

Davis says Abbott fought school districts in court and defended billions of dollars in education cuts. Yes, but…

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

Cornyn, Davis tops among fact-checked statewide candidates

We’ve identified two Texas leaders--Cornyn and Davis. But we're not forecasting election results.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Smoking out voting claims

A Democratic group's claim about the Texas voter ID law proved combustible. We've also checked other voting claims.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.

Judging Wendy Davis

We saw flaws in two recent claims critical of Davis--one about abortion, the other about taxes.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 02:26 p.m.

Wendy Davis v. the Truth-O-Meter

Wendy Davis declared today that she's running for governor, first by email. She’s already got a Truth-O-Meter report card.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 04:51 p.m.

Tape recorder? Check. Texas Trib fest? There.

We’ll listen for curious claims during the Texas Tribune Festival taking place at the University of Texas--and we’ll have help.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, September 26th, 2013 at 01:18 p.m.

Is Wendy Davis fairest of them all in Texas?

The single public poll run since Davis filibustered the Texas anti-abortion legislation delivered a mixed message about her popularity.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, September 23rd, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.

Price check: Texas special session versus condoms, birth control pills or sexual health educators

For the price of a special legislative session, Texas could pay for many condoms or birth control pills or even sexual health educators, according to a sign we spotted. Let's shop.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 03:06 p.m.

Perry: Wendy Davis born to unwed mother, later gave birth out of wedlock

Rick Perry described Wendy Davis today as born to an unwed mother and having given birth out of wedlock. News to us.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 11:46 a.m.

Rick Perry's 'Half True' description of Wendy Davis

Time ran out on legislation pitched as improving abortion regulation in Texas. But Gov. Rick Perry called another special session, starting Monday. We spent the filibuster week on a quartet of related fact checks, including whether Perry accurately described Sen. Wendy Davis' childhood and early adulthood.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, June 28th, 2013 at 05:29 p.m.

Laubenberg says her "rape kit" claim may have come out muddled

With the fate of legislation limiting abortions in Texas in question, a legislator who likened rape kits and a surgical procedure advised us that she knows that's not correct and did not intend to say as much.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 at 10:45 a.m.

Encouraged by readers, we're checking just the facts in Texas

We welcomed a long-look chance to describe our mission in the Austin American-Statesman.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, March 18th, 2013 at 05:42 p.m.

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