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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, August 29th, 2013 at 5:28 p.m.

“Sergeant, you don’t know me, but…”

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 at 2:58 p.m.

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.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 4:48 p.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 at 3:51 p.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 3:11 p.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 12th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.

Austin classrooms juiced

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

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, August 9th, 2013 at 4:45 p.m.

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.

By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Thursday, August 8th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

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.  

By Sue Owen :: Published on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 at 6:07 p.m.

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.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, August 5th, 2013 at 10:57 a.m.

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