Articles from September, 2012
John Sharp said that according to scientists, a future event will take the lives of 80 to 90 million people. Really?
Joaquin Castro says Texas Democrats lead the nation in a losing-streak way.
Paul Ryan stumps in Houston this week. He’s met the Truth-O-Meter already.
We listened to speakers at the second annual Texas Tribune Festival. Hear anything we should check?
The Libertarian presidential nominee said he’ll far outpace other third-party hopefuls by making every state's ballot. We find that's unsettled.
Flipping channels, we came across a familiar expert speaking to how many Americans pay federal income taxes. Thing is, Roberton Williams has figured into numerous PolitiFact fact checks.
A close observer speculates about Texas government likely having a record revenue surplus -- reminding us of our state budget fact checks.
Texas' land commissioner says he was sued over drilling for oil on the Gulf Coast and protecting turtles, but won. And, he says, the turtles are fine.
Castro tracks Clinton about job gains on Obama's watch.
Several readers looked askance at our fact-check on how many days Texas schools spend in mandated testing.
By the time Barack Obama completed his speech accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, PolitiFact researchers had completed 16 fact checks of Democratic speakers.
Julián Castro's keynote included what turned out to be a laugh line -- his claim that Mitt Romney advised college students to start a business by borrowing from their parents, if need be. Did Castro recap correctly?
Julián Castro, keynoter at the Democratic National Convention, aired a familiar claim about San Antonio's economy.
Four years ago, he bounced around Denver in relative obscurity. Tonight he’s got the coast-to-coast speaking slot that helped elevate a who’s-he state senator named Obama in 2004.
Like bacteria, chain emails can lie dormant for years, then pop up to spread again. Texas readers have alerted us to some circulating now, addressing tax on home sales, Medicare payments and an "unprecedented" Obama executive order. Inoculate yourself!