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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.

Ted Cruz: Barack Obama has been offering amnesty to illegal immigrants

Cruz says Obama has been offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. Not so, we conclude, and a former president figures into the story.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

Wendy Davis says Abbott lost in court four times in a hurry

Davis told supportive Democrats that Abbott, a fellow lawyer, lost four times in court in a short spell. We explored some litigation limbo.

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

David Alameel didn't live in a colonia; he lived in La Colonia, he says

Until we checked, it looked like David Alameel lived at one time in an impoverished colonia.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 3:20 p.m.

Greg Abbott claim linking FBI to Wendy Davis lacks proof her work is under investigation

News stories spurred Abbott to say Davis' legal work is under investigation--in April. Abbott stepped up that charge in a billboard this week, saying her work is "currently" under FBI investigation.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, June 27th, 2014 at 4:13 p.m.

Are you high? Texas man not sentenced to death for third possession of marijuana

Austin man sentenced to death for possessing gram of marijuana! Wrong.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 at 4:05 p.m.

What do Wendy Davis, Rick Perry, Donna Howard and Jodie Laubenberg have in common?

Last summer about this time, Perry, Davis and several other Texas leaders touched off fact checks connected to the abortion debate.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 5:43 p.m.

Illegal immigration a hot tamale topic in Texas

Illegal immigration stirs voters. The topic also touches off curious claims.

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

Fact-checkers call out in London to a "candid world"

PolitiFact journalists recently attended the Global Fact-checking Summit in London. Neil Brown, editor of the Tampa Bay Times -- the Florida newspaper that owns and originated PolitiFact -- delivered a keynote address hearkening to the Declaration of Independence.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, June 19th, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.

The Nuge on fire with unsupported Obama claim

Ted Nugent’s gory claim about Obama gets a Pants on Fire.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 4:35 p.m.

Report: Rick Perry letter to Obama reveals the ‘difference between a scientist and a politician’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry tapped interest groups, not scientists, to research his case against President Barack Obama, according to an Austin American-Statesman news story. We earlier rated a claim in Perry's May letter to Obama as Half True.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 11:13 a.m.

PunditFact confirms steakhouse claim about Eric Cantor's campaign

PunditFact couldn’t resist a juicy claim about Eric Cantor’s steakhouse spending. We can’t either.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, June 13th, 2014 at 9:55 a.m.

The fact-checked skinny on Pete Sessions of Texas

Now that Jeb Hensarling has reportedly decided not to to bid for House majority leader, fellow Dallas Republican Pete Sessions is the Texan in the mix, according to news reports today. Sessions has previously been fact-checked -- and also figured into our look into whether he raised campaign money at an adult club.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.

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