A reader wondered if Clint Eastwood wrote a recent anti-Obama chain email signed "Clint." We failed to reach Eastwood, but doubts have been aired.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.
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.
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 9:58 p.m.
Texas voters choose major-party nominees on Tuesday, though May run-offs are possible if the lead candidate in each primary fails to draw more than half the vote. Warm up for voting by reviewing claims we checked during the election run-up--including a smoky statement about the planet’s warmth.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.
No one balances a Texas state budget by his or her lonesome. But that doesn’t keep incumbents from suggesting as much. Now we seek your help in identifying such budget claims by candidates in the March primaries.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 10:43 a.m.
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 2:15 p.m.
If you wait to vote till November, you could miss your chance to affect some important Texas races. Early voting for the March 4 primaries runs Feb. 18-28. Take a trip with the Truth-O-Meter through the names of some candidates you might not see again after March 4.
By Sue Owen :: Published on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.
U.S. Senate hopefuls David Dewhurst and Dan Patrick flip-flopped on whether to change how senators are chosen. Yes, both said, then no.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 12:25 p.m.
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.
Texan Todd Staples made a claim about his agency funding cameras watching the Texas-Mexico border. Most of the program's funding originated with Uncle Sam.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 6:29 p.m.
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.
A foe said Dewhurst is the first lieutenant governor of Texas to have a security detail. That appears so.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.
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 5:44 p.m.
We talked with KUT, 90.5 FM, about Louie Gohmert's claim about Americans lacking health coverage 40 years ago. Click the orange button to the right to listen.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 12:00 p.m.
The Republican candidates for lieutenant governor faced questions on border security, abortion, education and other key topics in Monday night’s debate hosted by KERA-TV, Channel 13 in Dallas. Read on for the facts on claims they’ve made before -- and tell us what piqued your interest.
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