Articles from August, 2013

UN treaty doesn’t mandate international gun registry

Steve Stockman warned that a treaty mandates an international gun registry. That’s not so.

“Sergeant, you don’t know me, but…”

A recorded call lands Dewhurst on the Truth-O-Meter.

Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president?

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz might be eligible to run for Canada’s Parliament, according to the Dallas Morning News. But even releasing his birth certificate hasn’t settled whether Cruz can run for U.S. president. PolitiFact takes a fresh look at the question.

Checking on a rodeo clown and Obama--in Texas

A congressman has invited a Missouri rodeo clown--freshly famous for lampooning Obama--to Texas. Heck, we’ve already had a rodeo clown moment.

Again, where was Obama born?

Blake Farenthold muses on impeachment and why that's unlikely to be considered in connection with where Barack Obama was born.

Obamacare law doesn’t target most federal workers

A Texan’s claim left the misimpression the Obamacare law applies to federal workers, including IRS workers responsible for enforcing provisions.

Austin classrooms juiced

A declared 2014 Texas House hopeful said some Austin classrooms lack electricity. Pants on Fire!

Is the health care law hurting the economy?

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been making claims that Obamacare is a law that hurts the economy. But much of the evidence suggests another law deserves blame.

Prayer not restricted at Houston National Cemetery

Conservative group ForAmerica created a catchy graphic that's been shared more than 18,000 times on Facebook. The only problem is it's False: The Houston National Cemetery is not restricting Christian prayers. However, similar allegations gained legal traction in 2011.  

Democratic claim about Greg Abbott misses on misspending

A pro-Democratic group said Abbott misspent more than $1 million in grant aid. That's a Truth-O-Meter False.