The latest Truth-O-Meter items from John Bridges
Recent stories from John Bridges
Austin Mayor Steve Adler, talking up the capital, laid claim to Austin leading Texas by three metrics. Later, Adler declared that the world's first tweet was sent in the city. That’s one True rating for Adler and a Pants on Fire. What’s catching your ear?
An Austin pastor, dropping his lawsuit, concedes he got it wrong when he said a Whole Foods worker put a slur on a cake. That admission came a month after Jordan Brown filed suit charging otherwise.
Ted Cruz had seven Pants on Fire ratings on his Truth-O-Meter record before he suspended his presidential campaign. He just landed "Pants" No. 8 for a flawed claim about a U.N. resolution shredding the First Amendment.
Julián Castro charged Bernie Sanders with voting to protect the Minutemen "hate group." HALF TRUE.
Austin voters -- who decide Saturday how to background-check drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft -- have been beset by dramatic claims. Here’s our skinny on the facts around Proposition 1.
Ted Cruz, a political unknown just a few years ago, is no longer running for president after losing Indiana's Republican presidential primary to Donald Trump. Still, the Texas senator will always have the Truth-O-Meter. See PolitiFact's recap of Cruz dropping his bid.
Ted Cruz says Carly Fiorina will be his running mate should he overtake Donald Trump to become the Republican presidential nominee. That's Canadian-born, Texas-reared Cruz potentially bidding with Austin-born Fiorina... Say you want to keep up with Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter. CLICK!
Univision's Jorge Ramos made a dramatic point on NPR about the safety of journalists here versus Latin America. Ramos also said 80 journalists had been killed in Mexico in the last decade. HALF TRUE. Say you want to keep up with Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter. CLICK!
Texan Ted Cruz, reacting to the terrorist attacks in Brussels, says the U.S. needs to bear down on "Muslim neighborhoods." That might be hard to launch.
Say you want to keep up with Ted Cruz on the Truth-O-Meter. CLICK! READ THE LATEST on the race for president from Jonathan Tilove, chief political writer for the Austin American-Statesman, here.