Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Ted Cruz stirs Truth-O-Meter

Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to reporters at the Capitol Oct. 16, 2013 (Bloomberg photo).
Sen. Ted Cruz speaks to reporters at the Capitol Oct. 16, 2013 (Bloomberg photo).

Scribes and TV cameras flock to Ted Cruz, the first-term Texas senator in the limelight for making a paused-or-failed run at defunding the Obamacare law.

Up to and through the partial shutdown of the federal government, which ended today, Cruz’s claims have also drawn our attention.

See our latest checks to the right, including items exploring the run-up to World War II, whether the health-care law generates thousands of Mount Rushmores of paperwork and if it's also so that every month, an increasing number of Americans give up looking for work.

Want more? Peruse Cruz’s full report card here. Also, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C. has laid out some more recent Cruz checks.