Mitt Romney went first, attacking President Barack Obama over a welfare proposal. Then the White House fired back. In both cases, the results on the Truth-O-Meter were in the red.
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Recent statements by and about Jay Carney
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President Obama, stopping in Austin, naturally figures into many fact checks.
Claims by or about Rick Perry as he stumped for president gave the Truth-O-Meter a vigorous workout.
Our checks of claims about class sizes in Texas and Rick Perry’s hometown lacking a ZIP code drew many reader comments. We share a few.
Critics often say Texas Gov Rick Perry wanted his state to secede from the union. PolitiFact Texas has explored this--thrice now--and pinned what he really said.