Statements we say are Half-True

Says President Barack Obama was responsible for "the assassination of at least four American citizens" in drone strikes.

Sarah Eckhardt "refused to take her own pay increases repeatedly."

"Worked with Ronald Reagan and helped re-elect him."

"More than 40,000 troops are still stationed in Afghanistan with no clear objective. Even in the best case, by the end of the year at least 10,000 American soldiers will still be on the ground."

"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."

Texas added 6,600 miles of highway from 2001-2012, more than any other state.

Payday lenders profit "from the poor by charging 1,000-plus" percent "interest."

"This is the first time in Texas history -- and only the fourth time in United States history -- that two women are running for the top spots."

Federal law for Obamacare navigators "does not bar — or even require screening for — convicted felons, including individuals convicted of identity theft or fraud."

Greg Abbott defended more than $5 billion in public school funding cuts in fighting hundreds of school districts in court.

Says he would have "almost twice the actual experience practicing law" Greg Abbott did on becoming attorney general of Texas.

"John Cornyn has voted to increase the debt, raise taxes, bail out Wall Street banks and fund Obamacare."

Obamacare medical device tax "has led to the loss of thousands of jobs" in U.S.

Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring ... Bloomberg-style gun control to Texas."

A planning group said that to meet anticipated traffic demands by 2035, Interstate 35 between Austin and Round Rock will need a dozen additional lanes going north and 14 additional southbound lanes.

The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.

Says David Dewhurst "went out for drinks" during Senate debate on abortion bill.

Only "four countries in the world… allow abortions after 20 weeks" of pregnancy.

According to an article in the Economist magazine, Americans are "guaranteed" to live above the poverty line if they graduate from high school, keep their first job for over a year and get and stay married.

Unemployment in Texas has risen over two percentage points with Rick Perry as governor.

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