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

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, August 29th, 2014 at 4:55 p.m.

Sarah Palin not often fact-checked in Texas

Two years passed between PolitiFact Texas fact checks of Sarah Palin; the latest pair had to do with Palin’s critique of the indictments of Gov. Rick Perry.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.

Beto O’Rourke, Rick Perry and bombs NOT going off in El Paso (maybe NOT safest U.S. city)

In a tweet critical of Perry, O’Rourke charged the governor with falsely saying car bombs are going off in El Paso, which O'Rourke called the safest U.S. city. O’Rourke was time traveling.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

A fact check isn't a frozen custard (tips below)

Perhaps you’re familiar with five things to know about Rick Perry’s indictment. Now comes PolitiFact with seven tips toward better fact checks.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 12:38 p.m.

Mailbag: Reader's PolitiFact rating, ‘Out of Date’

It’s been too long since we shared reader emails. Open the mailbag, Andy.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Unsupported claim: Ted Cruz took a bribe to file federal lands proposal

Ted Cruz took a bribe from the billionaire Kochs to make a proposal, a pro-Democratic group said. That's ridiculously unfounded.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, August 17th, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

Henry Cisneros, in PolitiFact debut, declares historic first in mayor of San Antonio

Until now, Henry Cisneros hadn't faced the Truth-O-Meter. He recently got it right about the new mayor of San Antonio making history.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 3:18 p.m.

Rick Perry doubles down on people from countries with terrorist ties crossing border

In a Sunday interview, Perry asserted there’s a frightening record being set. Pants on Fire, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., found.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 4th, 2014 at 11:08 a.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 4:20 p.m.

John Cornyn, draft dodger? That's Fatigues on Fire!

David Alameel said Cornyn dodged "his draft" in the Vietnam War era. To the contrary, documents indicate young Cornyn, like many, was granted student deferments. Got a light?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Greg Abbott, Rick Perry air unconfirmed claims about 3,000 murders by unauthorized immigrants

Rick Perry and Greg Abbott, championing border security, each attributed 3,000 killings to people jailed in Texas living in the United States without legal authorization. But their declared source for this figure doesn’t prove out such claims--and there are unanswered questions.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Limbaugh's Obama claim flamed by Truth-O-Meter

Rush Limbaugh's claim about the Obama administration planning the influx of children across the border came out Pants on Fire!

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Most Texans aren’t Hispanic--yet

Roberto Alonzo got it wrong when he said Latinos comprise the majority of Texas residents. But the state’s population mix is changing.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Rick Perry, Rand Paul and American interventionism

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

By Lauren Carroll :: Published on Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 10:18 a.m.

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