We’ve identified two Texas leaders--Cornyn and Davis. But we're not forecasting election results.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 12:26 p.m.
Running for lieutenant governor, Jerry Patterson claims that not only did predictions of "blood in the streets" fail to come true after a 1996 law let eligible Texans get licenses to carry concealed handguns, but firearms homicides fell 40 percent.
By Sue Owen :: Published on Friday, December 6th, 2013 at 7:03 p.m.
PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., is primed to name its lie of the year, which may have been uttered by Ted Cruz or Barack Obama. And don't forget the Readers' Choice award.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, December 2nd, 2013 at 3:49 p.m.
Our checks of claims tied to the Obamacare law and the Texas voter ID mandate were reader favorites in November. Gubernatorial hopefuls Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis drew attention, too, while Ted Cruz’s Truth-O-Meter report card remained of interest.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Saturday, November 30th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
The City of Austin knows a bit about where residents were born.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
Leticia Van de Putte hasn’t run statewide before. But she has a PolitiFact report card.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 10:32 a.m.
A Greg Abbott claim about the voter ID law causing "no problems whatsoever" reminded us that absolute statements often stir the Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.
Like the old game of telephone, satire is being transformed into "truth" by social media.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 1:33 p.m.
Miriam Martinez ballyhooed herself as the first Latina to run for governor. False, it turns out. Even before the Truth-O-Meter twitched, Martinez revised her campaign website.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 at 4:50 p.m.
Obama, speaking in Dallas, said a million Texans "could get health insurance right away" if the state expanded Medicaid via Obamacare. Arkansas, he said, "reduced its number of uninsured by 14 percent -- already, just in the first month -- by signing people up for expanded Medicaid." See how we rate his Texas claim and a version of his Arkansas claim that we'd already checked.
A Democratic group's claim about the Texas voter ID law proved combustible. We've also checked other voting claims.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 12:20 p.m.
Obama’s old comments come back to haunt him as the health care law enters a critical point of implementation. We review our key fact-checks on the issue.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 3:45 p.m.
We saw flaws in two recent claims critical of Davis--one about abortion, the other about taxes.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 2:26 p.m.
Obamacare-battling Ted Cruz, of late the most prominent Texan in Congress, had some recent claims come out on the not-so-fast end of the Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.
Roger Williams alerted us to a shuttered congressional laundry. But it's reopened.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, October 17th, 2013 at 7:46 a.m.
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