Articles from November, 2013
Our checks of claims tied to the Obamacare law and the Texas voter ID mandate were reader favorites in November. Gubernatorial hopefuls Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis drew attention, too, while Ted Cruz’s Truth-O-Meter report card remained of interest.
The City of Austin knows a bit about where residents were born.
Leticia Van de Putte hasn’t run statewide before. But she has a PolitiFact report card.
A Greg Abbott claim about the voter ID law causing "no problems whatsoever" reminded us that absolute statements often stir the Truth-O-Meter.
Like the old game of telephone, satire is being transformed into "truth" by social media.
Miriam Martinez ballyhooed herself as the first Latina to run for governor. False, it turns out. Even before the Truth-O-Meter twitched, Martinez revised her campaign website.
Obama, speaking in Dallas, said a million Texans "could get health insurance right away" if the state expanded Medicaid via Obamacare. Arkansas, he said, "reduced its number of uninsured by 14 percent -- already, just in the first month -- by signing people up for expanded Medicaid." See how we rate his Texas claim and a version of his Arkansas claim that we'd already checked.
A Democratic group's claim about the Texas voter ID law proved combustible. We've also checked other voting claims.