No fact check here; just a custard run by Austin American-Statesman staff members attempting their own snapshot like the one shared by Gov. Rick Perry after he was booked on two felony charges. This visit happened Aug. 20, 2014.
Perhaps you’re familiar with five things to know about Rick Perry’s indictment. Now comes PolitiFact with seven tips toward better fact checks.
A scorecard separating fact from fiction
Says three Ukrainians recently captured on a West Texas ranch are among "individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties being apprehended" near the state’s border with Mexico.
"We have a 40 to 50 percent dropout rate in our inner-city schools."
"Latinos now make up the majority population in Texas."
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Tracking the promises of Rick Perry
The latest from the Perry-O-Meter
- Rick Perry to pay for legal defense with campaign money
- Judge cautions against Perry grand jury threats
- Judge warns against Perry grand jury threats
- Rick Perry, speaking in Washington: ‘I will fight this attack’
- Rick Perry prosecutor called ethical, fair
- Grand juror in Perry case appeared to attend Democratic convention
- Rick Perry formally pleads not guilty to felony charges
- Plan for UT System’s downtown Austin offices grows to $133.1 million
- Rick Perry is booked, calls charges ‘baseless’
- Rick Perry’s trial judge may have Jan. 1 deadline
- Says Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst "would privatize Social Security." — Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
- "Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts." — Rand Paul
- While "Arkansas seniors depend on Social Security and Medicare," Sen. Mark Pryor supports an overhaul so they "couldn’t get Social Security until they turn 68 or 69." — Crossroads GPS
- "In six years, (U.S. Rep. Gary) Peters introduced zero bills that became law." — Ending Spending Action Fund
- Says Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., "voted to raise the Social Security retirement age on us." — Martha Robertson