Sunday, August 30th, 2015

Debra Davis

Investigations editor

Debra Davis, formerly the state editor of the Austin American-Statesman, is the Investigations editor for the newspaper, also overseeing the Insight section in Sunday editions.

Email: ddavis@statesman.com

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Recent stories from Debra Davis

Ted Cruz, Rick Perry among 17 Republicans debating today

Rick Perry relies on some well worn talking points in first debate.      

Checking claims about Texas voting rights and fraud

An appeals court panel today agreed the Texas photo voter identification law violates federal voting rights.   We've previously looked into claims about voting in Texas.

Limbaugh claim about Austin effectively banning barbecue restaurants catches fire

Rush Limbaugh's drew a Pants on Fire for his claim that Austin is effectively banning barbecue restaurants.   That's not so--and ridiculous. PANTS ON FIRE!    

Obama incorrect his position 'hasn’t changed' on using executive authority to address immigration

Paul Brown of TWC News asked us if Barack Obama was accurate about his position not changing on whether he alone can change immigration policies.   * False: "My position hasn’t changed" on using executive authority to address immigration issues.  

Mailbag: 'What is this – something like the immaculate immigration?'

Ever get behind on mail? We sure did.   Open the mailbag, Arthur.

Republicans rolled in Texas; not everyone fact-checked yet

John Cornyn and Greg Abbott were among the Republicans who won every race for statewide office again -- the kind of sweep that Texas voters have touched off every year since 1996.   We've got work ahead. Not all the winners have extensive Truth-O-Meter report cards.

Take the Texas Truth-O-Meter Quiz

Think you're a whiz on Texas politics? Then take the inaugural PolitiFact Texas quiz!

Take 200 Texas fact checks, call us after Election Day

We figure we've done around 200 fact checks of Texas candidates and political figures leading into November’s balloting.   Ready to gorge?

Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis on the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Election Day looms. So it's timely to recap some instances of the Texas gubernatorial candidates getting things right -- or wrong.   But you can see every fact check we've ever done of Republican Greg Abbott here.   See every check we've done of Democrat Wendy Davis here.

Debunked: Texas prisoner-cannibal didn’t request child for last meal

A Texas prisoner absolutely didn’t request a child for his last meal.