The most recent articles on PolitiFact Texas

Ted Cruz, win or lose, has the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Ted Cruz, a political unknown just a few years ago, is fixing to find out if he has a serious shot at overtaking Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination.   If Cruz fares well in Indiana's primary, he regains momentum. If not, who knows?   If you want to keep up with Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter...   CLICK!    

Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina and the Truth-O-Meter

Ted Cruz says Carly Fiorina will be his running mate should he overtake Donald Trump to become the Republican presidential nominee.   That's Canadian-born, Texas-reared Cruz potentially bidding with Austin-born Fiorina...   Say you want to keep up with Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter.   CLICK!

Jorge Ramos draws Half True for claim 80 journalists killed in Mexico in last decade

Univision's Jorge Ramos made a dramatic point on NPR about the safety of journalists here versus Latin America.   Ramos also said 80 journalists had been killed in Mexico in the last decade.   HALF TRUE.   Say you want to keep up with Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter.   CLICK!

Where are Ted Cruz’s Muslim neighborhoods?

Texan Ted Cruz, reacting to the terrorist attacks in Brussels, says the U.S. needs to bear down on "Muslim neighborhoods."   That might be hard to launch.

Tracking Ted Cruz fact checks

Say you want to keep up with Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter.   CLICK!   READ THE LATEST on the race for president from Jonathan Tilove, chief political writer for the Austin American-Statesman, here.    

Barack Obama, briefly in Austin, has kept 45 percent of his campaign promises, Obameter indicates

Barack Obama, who gave an opening interview Friday to kick off South by Southwest Interactive , has about 10 months left in his presidency.   According to the PolitiFact Obameter, he's fully kept 45 percent of his campaign promises. Details ahead...   What did you hear that might merit a fact check?

Barack Obama speaking at SXSW, not attending Nancy Reagan's funeral

President Barack Obama is set to give a public interview at Austin’s South by Southwest Interactive this Friday.   The same day, Obama doesn’t plan to attend Nancy Reagan’s California funeral.   A sitting president not going to the funeral of a first lady? Not unusual, we find.

Ted Cruz and the Truth-O-Meter, four years and counting

Ted Cruz, who prevailed in the Texas Republican presidential primary, has a lengthy Truth-O-Meter record considering he's just a first-term senator.   Here's a way to see it all.     See the PolitiFact report cards for Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, John Kasich and Ben Carson. See the PolitiFact report cards for Democratic aspirants Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.

It's voting time in Texas and across south (consult your Truth-O-Meter)

There's no debating this: The Republican and Democratic primaries in Texas and other southern states (is Minnesota a southern state?) take place Tuesday.   So get your Truth-O-Meter on!   For our latest Texas-oriented fact checks, scroll down. LIKE us and comment on our Facebook page. For a national view, click here.

Reports: Ted Cruz aide asked to leave campaign after publicly acknowledging error

A day after Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler acknowledged his error in quoting Marco Rubio on the Bible, he’s reportedly asked to move on. Here’s a look at what Tyler admitted.  

UPDATED: Rush Limbaugh likened Ted Cruz to Ronald Reagan--but also praised Marco Rubio

Ted Cruz closes a TV ad his campaign debuted today with conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh heard saying Cruz is the choice for president and "the closest in our lifetimes we have ever been to Ronald Reagan."   But don’t assume El Rushbo endorsed Cruz over everyone. Cruz’s commercial leaves out qualifying words from Limbaugh--and that Limbaugh quickly praised Marco Rubio... But there's also an earlier instance of Limbaugh linking Cruz and Reagan.   Ted Cruz’s Truth-O-Meter report card.   Marco Rubio’s Truth-O-Meter report card.   Rush Limbaugh’s Truth-O-Meter report card.

Ted Cruz ad, assailed by Trump, leaves out Trump's declared shift on abortion

A Ted Cruz ad assailed by Donald Trump and defended by Cruz leaves out factual details--some old, others relatively new.   Key: Trump, once strongly "pro-choice," subsequently shifted his position on abortion rights.

George W. Bush and the (olden) Truth-O-Meter

George W. Bush, the president and former Texas governor who this week made a pitch for his brother, Jeb, in South Carolina, was president when the Truth-O-Meter debuted in 2007.   PolitiFact reporters focused on contenders to succeed him, though the second President Bush's administration often came up in fact checks of others. We look back...   Early voting in Texas launches Tuesday Feb. 16. Wondering where to vote?   See presidential campaign fact checks here.

Free college is true American history, Bernie Sanders insists

Bernie Sanders says college tuition in the U.S. was once nothing as in nada as in zero.   Sure, senator, and the space program ran on Tang. Oh wait: PolitiFact Florida found Sanders’ claim MOSTLY TRUE.   Early voting in Texas launches Tuesday Feb. 16. Wondering where to vote?   LIKE the PolitiFact Texas project on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.   See Texas presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s Truth-O-Meter report card.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler fulfills five campaign promises, breaks one

In his first year, Austin Mayor Steve Adler kept about a third of 16 campaign promises we're tracking on the PolitiFact Texas Adler-O-Meter.   Adler also had a promise rated STALLED and three promises graded IN THE WORKS. Adler's one BROKEN promise was his unfulfilled idea to have the Austin City Council jointly visit council districts.   Want the latest on candidates for president including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz? Click here.