The latest Truth-O-Meter items from John Bridges
Recent stories from John Bridges
Texan Dan Patrick continues to call for ABC News to release full video of this month's White House town hall where Patrick and President Obama went back and forth. We've newly annotated what fit into the 60-minute broadcast--and what got cut.
Former Gov. Rick Perry rallied Texas delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this morning partly by revisiting claims about Texas job growth and high school graduation rates that we’ve checked before. Just ahead, his repeat of a statement we found Mostly False...
The sniper attacks in Dallas reminded us we'd confirmed Texas allows residents to openly carry rifles in public. However, no one may legally display any gun in a "manner calculated to alarm." See the 2014 fact check.
George Will indeed shifted his voter registration from Republican to unaffiliated in June, we confirmed, like about 5,000 other Maryland residents. The from-the-right commentator, clarion clear about opposing Donald Trump for president, declared his GOP abandonment in a June speech. We sought factual backup.
Texan Julián Castro is reportedly among Democrats being vetted to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate. To date, the HUD secretary and former San Antonio mayor has a Half True through True PolitiFact record. We’ve checked nearly a dozen Castro claims.
Firing up supporters in a Dallas ballroom, Donald Trump correctly recapped Hillary Clinton’s desire to drive up Syrian refugees admitted to the United States. But his accuracy was off in statements about Clinton and the Second Amendment, his past public opposition to war in Iraq and the U.S. having the world’s highest taxes. See Donald Trump’s Truth-O-Meter report card. See Hillary Clinton’s PolitiFact record.
Newly revealed documents support Dan Patrick’s declaration that the "reaps what you sow" Biblical verse he posted online the morning of the Orlando tragedy wasn’t calculated to blame victims at the gay night club. It looks like Patrick’s campaign-funded social media team created and scheduled the tweet three days before. Read Austin American-Statesman reporter Jonathan Tilove’s extensive update here. See Dan Patrick's Truth-O-Meter report card.
Did Dan Patrick quote a Biblical verse as the Orlando tragedy came to light? Yes. Did Patrick say a man "reaps what you sow" to blame the victims at the gay night club? Not so, a reporter concludes.
To a reader's yowl, we looked afresh at how many Texas students prove ready for college. Grim: An analysis of results through 2015 suggests 80 percent of Texas high school graduates (still) fall short of earning college degrees or other postsecondary certificates within six years of graduation.
Wendy Davis, mindful of a 2013 veto, told Texas Monthly her state has no "equal pay" law. That’s incorrect.