PolitiFact Texas staff writer
Meghan Ashford-Grooms is a PolitiFact Texas staff writer and a student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. Before this year, she worked for five years as a copy editor and wire editor on the Austin American-Statesman's news desk, where she edited stories, wrote headlines and scoured the wires for stories about government. She previously worked as a features reporter and designer at the Gazette in Prince George's County, Maryland, and started her career in 2001 on the news desk at The Tennessean in Nashville.
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The congressional district for Miami-Dade and Broward counties has a "staggering drop-out rate of almost 61 percent."
Recent stories from Meghan Ashford-GroomsMLK, Romney and the GOP
The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. has been central to two fact checks. PolitiFact Texas turns 3
The Austin American-Statesman's Texas-centric venture in fact-checking political figures just turned three.UPDATED: Ron Paul claim about popularity of gold standard No. 7 reader favorite
Ron Paul's flawed claim about a poll and the gold standard landed him in our top 10 reader favorite fact-checks of 2012 for a second time.Obama’s flawed claim about Romney and Arizona’s immigration law
What twice we rated False in Texas remained so when Barack Obama said it (again) in New York.Checking claims about “cocaine constable” and his “incarcerated” challenger
A Travis County runoff features competing the-other-guy-was-a-crook claims. Dewhurst revisits “apples to carburetors”
Dewhurst, comparing Border Patrol agents and New York cops, reminds us of a previous time he did so -- which one observer likened to comparing apples and carburetors.No rating reached on claim about Adan Ballesteros and "cocaine blood money"
An Austin political action committee says Adan Ballesteros, seeking re-election as a constable, accepted "cocaine blood money." We decided this claim cannot be rated.Perry, Dewhurst and Barack Obama on the links
Rick Perry echoes a Dewhurst claim about Obama's golf outings.Texas runoffs mean two more months of fact-checks
The top two vote-getters in the Republican U.S. Senate primary — David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz — are headed to a July 31 runoff. And theirs is not the only unsettled contest. That means about 60 additional days for the Truth-O-Meter to weigh candidate claims.PolitiFact checked more than 30 candidate claims before Texas party primaries
We poked into more than 30 claims by, or about, candidates on the Texas party primary ballots, extending from remarks by U.S. Senate candidates through those by hopefuls for Travis County and Williamson County posts. Reminders dead ahead.
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