Articles from February, 2012
We checked — and found False — a circulating email claim that a 2008 Dallas proof-of-insurance ordinance had resulted in area tow lots being filled mostly with the cars of illegal residents.
State Rep. David Simpson, not impressed with the federal agency responsible for security at airport checkpoints, says that five times last spring, an undercover agent made it through body scanners at a Dallas airport. We wondered.
Gas prices are going up, but an overstatement about their creep by presidential hopeful U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas set the Truth-O-Meter aflame.
Presidential hopeful from Texas says rival former senator from Pennsylvania doubled the size of the U.S. Education Department. No single lawmaker could do that, we figure. Besides, the department's budget did not double when Republicans dominated.
In a much-aired advertisement, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell forcefully says critics called the GI Bill welfare. That’s not quite so.
Per a congressional deal on extending the payroll tax cut, many say 160 million workers stand to benefit. In an earlier fact-check, we learned that those workers hail from about 122 million households.
In an email blast and blog post, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Ted Cruz of Texas takes issue with our recent flame-kissed rating of his ridiculous claim that an opponent has a record of promoting an income tax.
Newt Gingrich excoriated a Texas judge’s warning about his order related to prayer during a high-school graduation ceremony. Did Gingrich recap the judge’s position accurately?
Texan Ted Cruz recently lofted a ridiculous claim about an opponent for the U.S. Senate. His overall Truth-O-Meter report card covers four fact checks.
With Rick Santorum swinging through North Texas, it’s timely to remember his PolitiFact report card.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s congressional testimony on the botched federal gun trafficking operation reminds us of our recent fact-check of a claim by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst that we rated False.
As noted by Austin’s KVUE-TV, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz this week revisited his charge that an opponent called him a red Chinese communist. We'd checked that.