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UPDATED: Grading Texas claims by, and about, Barack Obama

By W. Gardner Selby
Published on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 at 11:22 a.m.

Barack Obama talked up economic development in his Austin-area swing May 9, 2013.

As his trip played out, we identified a presidential claim about the significance of the technology sector of Austin's economy, which we rated Half True (see it to the right). We also posted our close look back at his Half True claim that "we've" put more boots near the U.S.-Mexico border than ever and illegal crossings are down nearly 80 percent from a 2000 peak.

It's not uncommon, either, for claims about Obama to draw the Truth-O-Meter. For instance, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently said he's sued the federal government 25 times during Obama's presidency; that's True, we concluded. Separately, the chairman of the Texas Democratic Party piped up about national job gains on Obama's watch compared to gains through predecessor George W. Bush's eight years; we rated this claim Mostly True.

Peruse these and other claims by, and about, Obama stacked to the right.

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Researchers: W. Gardner Selby

Names in this article: Greg Abbott, Gilberto Hinojosa, Barack Obama, Rick Perry

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