Articles from June, 2013
Time ran out on legislation pitched as improving abortion regulation in Texas. But Gov. Rick Perry called another special session, starting Monday. We spent the filibuster week on a quartet of related fact checks, including whether Perry accurately described Sen. Wendy Davis' childhood and early adulthood.
With the fate of legislation limiting abortions in Texas in question, a legislator who likened rape kits and a surgical procedure advised us that she knows that's not correct and did not intend to say as much.
The wee-hours debate in Texas over changes in law related to abortion generated one claim we found smoky. Meantime, we're sharing past fact checks regarding abortion.
Michael McCaul warned. We checked.
Did $25,000 flow to the burg of Rollingwood for the inconvenience of a nearby Rolling Stones concert? Like sugar.
Readers blast. We share. It’s mailbag time.
After the IRS’s admission that it improperly targeted conservative groups, Progress Texas said two thirds of the scrutinized groups were not conservatives. That's unknown and unlikely, we concluded, making for smoke.
Perry’s fresh pitch-and-woo for businesses to move to Texas touches on established claims about jobs and people heading our way. The Truth-O-Meter rated the claims Mostly True to False.
A small-government advocate says Texas legislators agreed to cut the state’s rainy day fund by half. That’s incorrect.
A Republican analyst's tweet led us to learn that 7 in 10 Austin voters in party primaries exclusively fill out the Democratic Party's ballot.
Rick Perry touted 13 Texas institutions offering $10,000 college degrees. We wondered.