Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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

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.

Muslim prayer rugs on Texas-Mexico border? No confirmed finds

David Dewhurst said prayer rugs were found in the Texas brush near Mexico.   That's not factually confirmed, we concluded, and ridiculous.

Greg Abbott claim about terrorist prosecution leads to Austin woman declaring husband's innocence

A fact check led to an interview with the wife of an Austin man awaiting sentencing on terrorism-related charges. In a news story, she says her husband was pressured into an overseas plan by federal operatives.

Wendy Davis wheelchair ad hammers 'Mostly True' claims

We didn’t rate the wheelchair ad.   But the Truth-O-Meter has chewed over two Wendy Davis’ claims in the spot.