Statements we say are Half-True
"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.
Pending a federal waiver, the 2013 Legislature "eliminated the overtesting of students in grades 3-8 by decreasing the number of tests from 17 to 8."
There "are 500 registered Republicans moving" to Texas "every day."
"Every year, more than $40 million are leaving Missouri for the Lone Star State."
Says that each year, about 25,000 American women become pregnant through rape or incest.
Says "the acting chief of the IRS said he – and the majority of IRS employees – would rather stay with his current" health "plan than switch to Obamacare."
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."
Says Wendy Davis, "born into difficult circumstances," was the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself.
Says Americans "invented ‘Pong,’ ‘Space Invaders’ and the iPhone."
Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation."
Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.
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