Articles from May, 2014

Dan Patrick on the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Tea-party darling Dan Patrick, who whomped David Dewhurst in a runoff for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, has a mixed record on the Truth-O-Meter.

Consult Truth-O-Meter, vote in Texas primary runoffs

What are Texas voters supposed to remember past the holiday weekend? Maybe to tote the Truth-O-Meter to Tuesday runoffs.

Dan Patrick sought to require officers to inquire into legal status of suspects

San Antonio’s mayor said Dan Patrick proposed Arizona-style "show-me-your-papers legislation." Patrick called that a lie. Truth-O-Meter says…

Congress in 2013 turned fewest bills into law than any year since at least 1947

Joaquin Castro repeats a claim that Congress in 2013 was its least productive in recorded history. Aye--by bills passed into law.

No proof Wendy Davis raised money for a socialist or socialist group

Similar ridiculous claims by Greg Abbott and David Dewhurst caught the Truth-O-Meter on fire.

Dan Patrick, David Dewhurst debate for the second time in five days

Only in Texas: Two Republican lieutenant governor debates/discussions took place over five days. In today's roundtable, Patrick and Dewhurst aired some previously checked claims.

Obama, Dewhurst and a climate change musical figured into readers’ favorite April fact checks

What do Barack Obama, David Dewhurst and a climate change musical have in common? Readers flocked to fact checks about them in April. We highlight the Texas top 10.

Davis overstatement: Abbott seeks to force standardized tests on 4-year-olds

Wendy Davis said Greg Abbott wants to force 4-year-olds to take standardized tests. In reality, volunteering school districts would choose how to assess pre-kindergarten classes.