Pete Gallego of Texas slipped this into his farewell remarks on the House floor: "This Congress made history as the least productive, most unpopular Congress in the history of this proud nation."
Ever ever ever?
See the full fact check of U.S. Rep. Gallego, D-Alpine.
Steve Adler, set to be sworn in as Austin's mayor in January, already has a record on the Texas Truth-O-Meter.
See Austin Mayor-elect Steve Adler's PolitiFact report card.
The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.
Meanwhile, in Austin, runoffs for local offices are Tuesday. See related fact checks here!
If you vote in Austin, you (should) know about 10-1; the soon-to-be reconfigured Austin City Council will have 10 members elected from individual districts plus the mayor elected citywide. Runoff elections are Tuesday.
We ended up doing more than 10 city-related fact checks. Here's a snapshot.
See every fact check related to Austin city government here.
No Texan made it into the nominees for PolitiFact's lie of the year. You can vote anyway.
Vote now in PolitiFact Readers' Poll for the 2014 Lie of the Year.
Did President Obama's November announcement potentially affecting millions of unauthorized residents also create a $3,000-per-immigrant hiring incentive?
PolitiFact in Washington wondered.
Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott figured into two of our most-read fact checks in November. But a 9/11 story won the month, per online reader views. More ahead or below.
The Texas Cinco:
* "Greg Abbott says he has sued Obama administration 25 times"
* "Roger Williams: Obama policies contributed to raising gas prices from $1.89 in 2009 to $3.51 today"
* "Americans must answer U.S. Census Bureau survey by law, though agency hasn't prosecuted refusals since 1970"
* "Greg Abbott plan doesn't mandate standardized testing of 4-year-olds, but school districts could take that tack"
* "In Context: Laura Pressley’s ‘something was planted’ in World Trade Center"
Jason Stanford was hardly the only person to say Texas had the nation’s worst voter turnout this November.
But when he made his declaration, we noticed--and checked.
Up over there in Wisconsin, a writer wondered if U.S. turkeys really are heavier than before.
In a hurry to know? "Turkeys today are twice as fat as they were in the 1930s, Mother Jones says,"
Paul Brown of TWC News asked us if Barack Obama was accurate about his position not changing on whether he alone can change immigration policies.
* False: "My position hasn’t changed" on using executive authority to address immigration issues.
A candidate for the Austin City Council, Laura Pressley, says a scientific study proves demolition materials were waiting in the Twin Towers when two jets struck. We see no sign she's said the government put the stuff there.
Ever get behind on mail? We sure did.
Open the mailbag, Arthur.
Triumphant candidates on Tuesday night heralded Texas’ growing power -- similarly invoking the incomplete claim that 1,000 people move here daily.
John Cornyn and Greg Abbott were among the Republicans who won every race for statewide office again -- the kind of sweep that Texas voters have touched off every year since 1996.
We've got work ahead. Not all the winners have extensive Truth-O-Meter report cards.
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