Articles from July, 2014

John Cornyn, draft dodger? That's Fatigues on Fire!

David Alameel said Cornyn dodged "his draft" in the Vietnam War era. To the contrary, documents indicate young Cornyn, like many, was granted student deferments. Got a light?

Greg Abbott, Rick Perry air unconfirmed claims about 3,000 murders by unauthorized immigrants

Rick Perry and Greg Abbott, championing border security, each attributed 3,000 killings to people jailed in Texas living in the United States without legal authorization. But their declared source for this figure doesn’t prove out such claims--and there are unanswered questions.

Limbaugh's Obama claim flamed by Truth-O-Meter

Rush Limbaugh's claim about the Obama administration planning the influx of children across the border came out Pants on Fire!

Most Texans aren’t Hispanic--yet

Roberto Alonzo got it wrong when he said Latinos comprise the majority of Texas residents. But the state’s population mix is changing.

Rick Perry, Rand Paul and American interventionism

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

Ted Cruz: Barack Obama has been offering amnesty to illegal immigrants

Cruz says Obama has been offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. Not so, we conclude, and a former president figures into the story.

Wendy Davis says Abbott lost in court four times in a hurry

Davis told supportive Democrats that Abbott, a fellow lawyer, lost four times in court in a short spell. We explored some litigation limbo.

David Alameel didn't live in a colonia; he lived in La Colonia, he says

Until we checked, it looked like David Alameel lived at one time in an impoverished colonia.