We’ve been catching up on messages from readers, some wishing we’d reconsider our judgments.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 3:25 p.m.
In a political speech in California, President Barack Obama took some jabs at Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his comments on global warming. "You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change," Obama said. But are the Texas wildfires linked to climate change? PolitiFact put that to the Truth-O-Meter.
By Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.
Romney’s blast at Perry’s Texas: "Four years of college, almost $100,000 discount if you are an illegal alien (and) go to the University of Texas." We checked his analysis.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 at 7:14 a.m.
Separate claims about Texas taxes and spending by Ron Paul and a group backing Michele Bachmann for president caught fire on the Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 10:46 a.m.
Rick Perry claims Mitt Romney made some strategic edits in the paperback edition of No Apologies to downplay his comments on health care. PolitiFact examines both editions to see if Perry is right.
By Becky Bowers :: Published on Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 6:04 p.m.
The GOP candidates faced off in Orlando, with questions from Fox News and YouTube. We put them to the Truth-O-Meter. And we'd already just completed a check about the Texas law permitting some illegal immigrants to get in-state college tuition.a
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 10:24 p.m.
Republican presidential candidates debate a third time in 22 days tonight. We’ll watch for fresh claims, including jabs at front-running Texas Gov. Rick Perry, mindful that the last debates fed several fact checks.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 at 6:15 a.m.
Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul let rip with a specific tabulation of U.S. military involvement in last week’s Republican presidential debate: "We're in 130 countries. We have 900 bases around the world." He was mostly right.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, September 19th, 2011 at 10:42 a.m.
A group backing U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota for president says spending in Texas has doubled under Rick Perry. We found the methodology behind this conclusion flawed.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, September 16th, 2011 at 12:30 p.m.
The latest Republican presidential debates gave candidates opportunities to poke at the front-runner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry. PolitiFact has since caught up to some blows with fact checks.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at 6:00 a.m.
At the CNN-Tea Party Express debate in Tampa, the Republican candidates discussed Social Security, Medicare and immigration, with candidates often trying to griddle Texas Gov. Rick Perry. We put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 6:35 a.m.
Heard enough about the economy from the Republican presidential field? Since Gov. Rick Perry got into the race, questions about the state's education record have started to crop up.
By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Monday, September 12th, 2011 at 5:11 p.m.
The GOP candidates talked about jobs, immigration and more jobs during the debate at the Reagan Library.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 9:49 a.m.
It’s a legend of Texas politics and, of late, a hatchet for foes of Gov. Rick Perry. The story goes that as a Democratic legislator, Perry chaired Democrat Al Gore’s presidential campaign in Texas. The legend has been aired routinely for more than 13 years—all but unchallenged by Perry. PolitiFact Texas even repeated the story as fact. Well, scotch that.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at 6:00 a.m.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry told reporters Monday that Texas will seek a federal disaster declaration for the wildfires ravaging parts of the state. Earlier this year, we fact-checked contrasting claims about the state’s request for such a declaration in the wake of other fires.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 10:10 a.m.
For Labor Day weekend, we review recent claims about jobs, labor and wages.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, September 2nd, 2011 at 5:03 p.m.
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