Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

All stories featuring Wendy Davis

Texas fact checks in August topped by look into Wendy Davis claim about Greg Abbott and a rapist

An ominous ad about Greg Abbott and a salesman-rapist led our fact checks sparking the most reader interest in August.

Fact-checking Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis in fall campaign season

How many times can we fact-check Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis? Yes.

Tweets on Wendy Davis ad assailing Abbott dissent in case linked to rape

We’re sharing tweets about our fact check of an ad from Wendy Davis about Greg Abbott’s position in a case when he served on the Texas Supreme Court.

Cruz cruises, Perry closes, Davis 10th--Abbott out of running

Winners: Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, while Wendy Davis landed 10th and Greg Abbott didn’t make the cut. Rest easy, punditoids. We’re solely talking about July's 10 most-viewed PolitiFact Texas fact checks, including three Pants on Fire results.

Wendy Davis says Abbott lost in court four times in a hurry

Davis told supportive Democrats that Abbott, a fellow lawyer, lost four times in court in a short spell. We explored some litigation limbo.

Greg Abbott claim linking FBI to Wendy Davis lacks proof her work is under investigation

News stories spurred Abbott to say Davis' legal work is under investigation--in April. Abbott stepped up that charge in a billboard this week, saying her work is "currently" under FBI investigation.

What do Wendy Davis, Rick Perry, Donna Howard and Jodie Laubenberg have in common?

Last summer about this time, Perry, Davis and several other Texas leaders touched off fact checks connected to the abortion debate.

No proof Wendy Davis raised money for a socialist or socialist group

Similar ridiculous claims by Greg Abbott and David Dewhurst caught the Truth-O-Meter on fire.

Obama, Dewhurst and a climate change musical figured into readers’ favorite April fact checks

What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common? Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.

Davis overstatement: Abbott seeks to force standardized tests on 4-year-olds

Wendy Davis said Greg Abbott wants to force 4-year-olds to take standardized tests. In reality, volunteering school districts would choose how to assess pre-kindergarten classes.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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!

Mailbag: ‘Quit being fanatic left-wing hacks’

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

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…

Cornyn, Davis tops among fact-checked statewide candidates

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