Articles from January, 2014

Wendy Davis claim about child custody Mostly True

We read the divorce decree. We queried expert lawyers. We found a Wendy Davis claim Mostly True.

Listen: Did Americans lack health coverage 40 years ago?

We talked with KUT, 90.5 FM, about Louie Gohmert's claim about Americans lacking health coverage 40 years ago. Click the orange button to the right to listen.

Got any questions about the candidates’ answers?

The Republican candidates for lieutenant governor faced questions on border security, abortion, education and other key topics in Monday night’s debate hosted by KERA-TV, Channel 13 in Dallas. Read on for the facts on claims they’ve made before -- and tell us what piqued your interest.

Rick Perry leads top elected officials with 10 percent of claims rated Pants on Fire

Rick Perry carries the nation--in Pants on Fire ratings, that is, though it's not quite that simple.

Listen: KUT FM explores a claim about San Antonio water consumption

Austin's KUT, 90.5 FM, quizzed us about our check of a claim about water conservation in San Antonio. Listen!

Texas gaining more than 1,000 residents a day, but North Dakota growing faster

Texas continues to gain more than 1,000 people a day. But it’s not the fastest-growing state.

Sounding out our latest Wendy Davis fact check

Austin's KUT, 90.5 FM, quizzed us about our latest check of a claim by Wendy Davis--about payday lenders. Click to listen!

U.S. Census Bureau survey must be filled out by law, but...

"Your response is required by law," the U.S. Census Bureau says on mailings about the 2014 American Community Survey. That’s correct, except...

Eddie Lucio: 40 percent of McAllen constituents obese

How often does a lawmaker say too many constituents are too fat? Eddie Lucio dared.

Mailbag: ‘Quit being fanatic left-wing hacks’

We’re hacks twice over, according to reader blasts. It’s time to open our mailbag.

Chain emails claim this picture's 'worth $678 million'

Texas readers asked us about chain emails on the contract to build Healthcare.gov going to a company linked to a Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama. FactCheck.org and Snopes.com have taken a hard look at several claims in such emails they received. Was CGI Federal given a no-bid contract to build Healthcare.gov?