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.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Debra Davis
Recent stories from Debra DavisFinding the facts about immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border
Multiple political figures this summer made questionable claims about the Texas-Mexico border region and/or illegal immigrants -- ranging from people from terrorist states to Ukrainians to children from Central America. (And no, those weren't the political figures.)
The Truth-O-Meter leaned south.Fact-checking Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis in fall campaign season
How many times can we fact-check Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis?
Yes.Sarah Palin not often fact-checked in Texas
Two years passed between PolitiFact Texas fact checks of Sarah Palin; the latest pair had to do with Palin’s critique of the indictments of Gov. Rick Perry.Mailbag: Reader's PolitiFact rating, ‘Out of Date’
It’s been too long since we shared reader emails. Open the mailbag, Andy.Tweets on Wendy Davis ad assailing Abbott dissent in case linked to rape
We’re sharing tweets about our fact check of an ad from Wendy Davis about Greg Abbott’s position in a case when he served on the Texas Supreme Court.Henry Cisneros, in PolitiFact debut, declares historic first in mayor of San Antonio
Until now, Henry Cisneros hadn't faced the Truth-O-Meter. He recently got it right about the new mayor of San Antonio making history.Rick Perry doubles down on people from countries with terrorist ties crossing border
In a Sunday interview, Perry asserted there’s a frightening record being set. Pants on Fire, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., found.Cruz cruises, Perry closes, Davis 10th--Abbott out of running
Winners: Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, while Wendy Davis landed 10th and Greg Abbott didn’t make the cut.
Rest easy, punditoids. We’re solely talking about July's 10 most-viewed PolitiFact Texas fact checks, including three Pants on Fire results.John Cornyn, draft dodger? That's Fatigues on Fire!
David Alameel said Cornyn dodged "his draft" in the Vietnam War era.
To the contrary, documents indicate young Cornyn, like many, was granted student deferments. Got a light?Greg Abbott, Rick Perry air unconfirmed claims about 3,000 murders by unauthorized immigrants
Rick Perry and Greg Abbott, championing border security, each attributed 3,000 killings to people jailed in Texas living in the United States without legal authorization.
But their declared source for this figure doesn’t prove out such claims--and there are unanswered questions.
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