John Bridges

John Bridges is the managing editor of the Austin American-Statesman. An American-Statesman employee for more than 20 years, he previously served as the newspaper's senior editor for local and state news, national editor, news editor, metro editor and sports editor. His duties include oversight of PolitiFact Texas.

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Recent stories from John Bridges

UPDATED: Ted Cruz says he's not called Social Security a Ponzi scheme. Really?

UPDATED: Ted Cruz says he hasn't called Social Security a Ponzi scheme.

Why 4 Texans voted against Hurricane Harvey relief measure

Why did four Texans vote against a measure containing Hurricane Harvey relief?

Greg Abbott warns of George Soros--who has yet to put money into Texas state elections

Republican Greg Abbott has been telling supporters to watch out for Democrat-loving George Soros. But why?

Checking hurricane claims by Limbaugh, McCain, Chris Christie and Rick Perry

With Hurricane Harvey bearing down on Texas, here’s a look at past fact-checks of hurricane claims.

Immigrant deaths and the science behind temperatures rising inside parked cars, trucks

We corraled research behind claims that parked vehicles warm precipitously in sunshine.

Is it Day 200 of Joe Straus not meeting one-on-one with Dan Patrick?

Looking at no meetings.

Breaking down Greg Abbott's 'common' pecan tree tale

We break down Greg Abbott's pecan tree tale.

USS Gabrielle Giffords is not a gun-free vessel

It's not gun-free.

Checking Dan Patrick's talking points after 2017 regular session

We have backup on Dan Patrick's latest talking points.

Matt Rinaldi offers different accounts of 'illegal immigrant' signs blamed for his calls to ICE

Matt Rinaldi's June 1, 2017 interviews contradict what he said on Facebook three days before.