Articles from January, 2012

Repeated: Martin Luther King was a Republican

PolitiFact colleagues in two other states just looked into a Texas-tested claim that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Republican.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 4:52 p.m.

Minority population growth in Texas revisited

A Houston Chronicle news article raising the possibility of a bipartisan agreement setting primary elections for early April includes a familiar claim about the state’s minority population growth from 2000 to 2010.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, January 27th, 2012 at 2:46 p.m.

Howdying PolitiFact Tennessee

There’s nothing Half True in Tennessee -- yet. Here’s our howdy to PolitiFact’s 10th and latest state-level effort to check the facts.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 3:25 p.m.

Reader: Maybe rename PolitiFact the Opinion-O-Meter?

When readers find us off our rockers, they let us know. Here’s to another dip in the mailbag.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, January 23rd, 2012 at 2:42 p.m.

Fifty fact checks of Rick Perry for president

Claims by or about Rick Perry as he stumped for president gave the Truth-O-Meter a vigorous workout. Highlights, please!  

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms, W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Fact-checking Rick Perry’s presidential run

Texas Gov. Rick Perry kept the Truth-O-Meter whirring during his run for president.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 10:16 a.m.

S.C. debate claim familiar? Find our research fast

America has bases in 130 countries? A million new jobs were created in Texas?  Presidential candidates Ron Paul and Rick Perry of Texas covered a lot of ground in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day debate. Click here for our research on some of their claims.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms, Sue Owen :: Published on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 4:20 p.m.

PolitiFact Texas turns two

PolitiFact Texas just turned 2 -- bounding into toddler-hood in part thanks to strong interest in fact checks of Rick Perry and Barack Obama.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

Rick Perry’s bargain haircut?

Gov. Perry says he once got his remarkable hair cut for $1, but now it’s costing $25. We wondered.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 at 10:28 a.m.

Perry calls Obama socialist, sets Truth-O-Meter aflame

Debating in New Hampshire on Sunday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry charged President Barack Obama with being a socialist. The Truth-O-Meter found that claim not only inaccurate but ridiculous. Pants on Fire!

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 12:17 p.m.

The Ron Paul PolitiFact report card

The U.S. representative from Lake Jackson placed a strong third in Iowa’s Republican caucuses — but first among Texans seeking the party's presidential nomination.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012 at 1:18 p.m.

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