Articles from December, 2013
In 2013, readers flocked to our fact checks of chain emails, statements about abortion and our report card for Ted Cruz. Hope you’re ready for the PolitiFact Texas Top 10 of 2013.
In 2013, the U.S. Senate passed immigration reform, but it died in the House. Along the way, we rated plenty of claims on both sides.
We’re not bringing the Truth-O-Meter to Santa Claus. But a writer did.
Davis says Abbott fought school districts in court and defended billions of dollars in education cuts. Yes, but…
Sam Houston says he's practiced law far longer than Greg Abbott did before becoming attorney general
Attorney general aspirant Sam Houston says he’d have far more experience practicing law on taking office than incumbent Greg Abbott had when he took the job.
PolitiFact honcho Angie Drobnic Holan spoke with Jake Tapper of CNN about why Barack Obama's claim proved to be PolitiFact's Lie of the Year.
We’ve identified two Texas leaders--Cornyn and Davis. But we're not forecasting election results.
Running for lieutenant governor, Jerry Patterson claims that not only did predictions of "blood in the streets" fail to come true after a 1996 law let eligible Texans get licenses to carry concealed handguns, but firearms homicides fell 40 percent.
PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., is primed to name its lie of the year, which may have been uttered by Ted Cruz or Barack Obama. And don't forget the Readers' Choice award.