Statements we say are Half-True
Greg Abbott was "charged with overseeing the state cancer research fund. But he let his wealthiest donors take tens of millions of taxpayer dollars without proper oversight. They showered Abbott with gifts and free vacations."
"The growth rate of women-owned businesses in Texas has nearly doubled that of the nation since President Obama has taken office."
"We have less crime in the (Rio Grande) Valley than we do in other major Texas cities."
Says three Ukrainians recently captured on a West Texas ranch are among "individuals from countries that have strong terrorist ties being apprehended" near the state’s border with Mexico.
Says a 9-year-old girl was recently raped in Austin, Texas, by a guy previously "caught four times and released."
Says 95 percent of people caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border said in a survey "we are coming because we’ve been promised amnesty."
"One thousand people a day are moving to Texas, which means there will be 15 million more people over the next 25 years."
"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."
In Texas, "a faceless hospital panel can deny life-sustaining care, giving you only 10 days to find another facility for your mother, dad, or young child, even if the patient is conscious."
Since 2000, Texas has reduced "harmful pollutants in the air like nitrogen oxide by 62.5 percent, and ozone by 23 percent--a reduction that is 12 percent greater than the national average."
"PolitiFact Texas gave" a David Dewhurst TV ad "a ‘Pants-on-Fire’ rating as an outrageous lie."
Dan Patrick "got caught not paying his taxes" and "pocketed his employees’ payroll taxes."
Capital Metro originally said MetroRail's yearly operating costs would be "about $2.5 million. Last year ... it cost $13 million to operate."
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."
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