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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We figure we've done around 200 fact checks of Texas candidates and political figures leading into November’s balloting.
Ready to gorge?
Election Day looms. So it's timely to recap some instances of the Texas gubernatorial candidates getting things right -- or wrong.
But you can see every fact check we've ever done of Republican Greg Abbott here.
See every check we've done of Democrat Wendy Davis here.
A Texas prisoner absolutely didn’t request a child for his last meal.
David Dewhurst said prayer rugs were found in the Texas brush near Mexico.
That's not factually confirmed, we concluded, and ridiculous.
A fact check led to an interview with the wife of an Austin man awaiting sentencing on terrorism-related charges. In a news story, she says her husband was pressured into an overseas plan by federal operatives.
We didn’t rate the wheelchair ad.
But the Truth-O-Meter has chewed over two Wendy Davis’ claims in the spot.
It’s not often, we figure, that a Texas state agency openly clashes with a congressman.
But it happened this week when California Rep. Duncan Hunter said the Border Patrol had caught Islamic State terrorists crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.
Dan Patrick's fresh multi-part claim about Leticia Van de Putte's record had enough factual support to rate Half True. In his new TV ad, Patrick otherwise makes an ISIS claim that hasn't previously borne out.