Articles from October, 2012

Mostly True claims on taxes and Austin City Council history

Ballot propositions related to health care in Travis County and how Austin governs itself touched off fact checks.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 12:12 p.m.

Romney, Obama, foreign policy debate

Truth-O-Meter plugged in? Check. PolitiFact is fact-checking the third Romney-Obama debate in Florida.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 at 9:42 a.m.

Final debate between Cruz, Sadler goes smoother

Though the talk didn't get as heated as the U.S. Senate hopefuls’ last matchup, Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler found plenty to disagree about Oct. 19, 2012.

By Sue Owen :: Published on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 10:01 p.m.

Sadler, Cruz saddle up for second debate

Paul Sadler and Ted Cruz debate on a football Friday night. We’ll listen, tweet and seek your advice on fresh claims to check.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 19th, 2012 at 11:22 a.m.

Obama’s flawed claim about Romney and Arizona’s immigration law

What twice we rated False in Texas remained so when Barack Obama said it (again) in New York.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 at 4:35 p.m.

Romney, Obama and fact-checking the town-hall debate

Colleagues deliver a breaking story on who got the facts straight in the Hofstra University presidential debate.

By Becky Bowers :: Published on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at 11:27 p.m.

Fact-checking taxes in the presidential race

What are the facts when it comes Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's tax policies?

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, October 15th, 2012 at 10:08 a.m.

Texas-OU and gambling across state lines

A group that hopes for casino gaming across Texas airs familiar figures about Texans gambling in neighboring states. Maybe it's a novel way of saying hook 'em...

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 12th, 2012 at 3:23 p.m.

Fact-checking the vice presidential debate

PolitiFact researchers in Washington, Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin leaped to noting the factual claims by Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Some early returns are in.

By W. Gardner Selby, Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 10:46 p.m.

Bill Powers says UT places second only to Berkeley nationally in PhDs awarded each year

Bill Powers boasted about UT’s ranking in PhDs bestowed. His claim was on point for a recent year, but...

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

To suggest a fact-check, tweet with #PolitiFactThis

Want to nudge PolitiFact fast? Try this hashtag on Twitter: #PolitiFactThis.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 3:13 p.m.

Flames and a Texas income tax

Ted Cruz whiffed on an income-tax claim earlier this year. He connected regarding Paul Sadler.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 4:18 p.m.

Ted Cruz, Paul Sadler, the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler, who rumbled in a Dallas debate, already had Truth-O-Meter report cards.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 7:36 p.m.

Tan Parker: Texas Democrats have lost longer for statewide office than Republicans anywhere

After we checked a claim about Texas Democrats leading Democrats elsewhere in years shut out of statewide office, Tan Parker nudged that the state’s Democrats also have been shut out longer than Republicans anywhere. Zing!

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

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