PolitiFact writers have identified several immigration claims floated by presidential aspirants that lacked full factual footing.
Amy Sherman of PolitiFact Florida breaks it down.
Meanwhile in Texas... HALF TRUE: Ted Cruz's claim the Obama administration released 104,000 "criminal illegal aliens," including 196 murderers.
A Travis County official, Bruce Elfant, says that in voter turnout, Americans suck compared to voters elsewhere.
OK, those weren't his words. But he made a similar point, which we found MOSTLY TRUE.
READ THE FULL FACT CHECK HERE.
Julián Castro, the Texan in President Obama's cabinet, recently declared that less than half of the poorest Americans have home Internet subscriptions.
True, we found.
READ THE FACT CHECK HERE.
Robots and fact checks go together like, well, you fill in the blanks.
But it's happening.
John Cornyn, the second-term senior U.S. senator for Texas, isn't running for president--unlike Cruz and Perry and Texas natives Rand Paul and Carly Fiorina.
He's still getting some Truth-O-Meter love. Let's peek.
SEE CORNYN'S TRUTH-O-METER REPORT CARD HERE.
We've written quite a bit about Texans Ted Cruz and Rick Perry running for president.
Here's a quick look at Austin-born Carly Fiorina, who had some good moments in the first Republican presidential debate last week.
See her Truth-O-Meter report card HERE.
Rick Perry relies on some well worn talking points in first debate.
An appeals court panel today agreed the Texas photo voter identification law violates federal voting rights.
We've previously looked into claims about voting in Texas.
Rush Limbaugh's drew a Pants on Fire for his claim that Austin is effectively banning barbecue restaurants.
That's not so--and ridiculous. PANTS ON FIRE!
We love it when a reader claim touches off our hunt for facts.
That’s what happened when Christine Gilbert of Austin wrote that the Texas Capitol faces south to honor a battle at Goliad. Not so, we concluded, though Goliad was invoked at the Capitol’s dedication.
READ OUR CAPITOL FACT CHECK HERE.
Readers subsequently nudged that we missed a possible explanation; they speculated the building was erected facing south to catch the winds off the Gulf of Mexico. Details ahead...