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Live fact-checking the Ohio Democratic presidential debate

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Live fact-checking the Houston Democratic presidential debate

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In context: Democrats’ TV ads from the month of August

As the third round of Democratic primary debates approaches, a handful of presidential hopefuls have taken their messages to the airwaves, running TV ads on cable networks and in bellwether states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. We give the TV ads Democrats aired in August some additional context.

Fact-checking Julián Castro’s claim that asylum ‘metering’ caused drowning of father, daughter

The photo of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his toddler daughter who drowned prompted a discussion about asylum policy at the first Democratic presidential debate. 

Harris, Swalwell, Williamson: A quick look at the Californians on tonight’s debate stage

Three Californians — Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Eric Swalwell, and self-help author Marianne Williamson — will make their case to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee at tonight's debate in Miami. PolitiFact California has this look at their biographies, top issues and recent fact checks on them. 

Fact-checking the Democratic debate in Miami, night 1

The Democrats who want to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency took the stage for the first debate of the presidential primary of the 2020 election cycle.

Who is Julián Castro? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Julián Castro is a former mayor of San Antonio and the only Latino running for president. Castro touts "People First" policies and proposes overhauls of the education and immigration systems.

Julián Castro, vice presidential prospect, and the Truth-O-Meter

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.

Julián Castro, Bernie Sanders and the Minutemen ‘hate group’

Julián Castro charged Bernie Sanders with voting to protect the Minutemen "hate group."   HALF TRUE.

Hillary Clinton says U.S. loses 90 people a day to guns

Stumping in San Antonio, Hillary Clinton said the U.S. loses about 90 people a day--to guns.   We wondered.   SEE CLINTON’S FULL TRUTH-O-METER REPORT CARD.

UPDATED: Curious claims we heard at the Texas Tribune Festival

Texans say the darndest things--such as many college students don’t pay any college tuition. That was one of a few ear-catching claims we heard from participants in the 2015 Texas Tribune Festival. Maybe you’ll spot something we should check.

Julián Castro: Less than half of poorest Americans have home web access

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.

Mailbag: 'What is this – something like the immaculate immigration?'

Ever get behind on mail? We sure did.   Open the mailbag, Arthur.

Take 200 Texas fact checks, call us after Election Day

We figure we've done around 200 fact checks of Texas candidates and political figures leading into November’s balloting.   Ready to gorge?

Mike Collier reads 'fired teachers' into a fact check that didn't go there

It’s True Republican state comptroller nominee Glenn Hegar expressed pride in not increasing education aid. But Democratic nominee Mike Collier incorrectly said we made a judgment linking that legislative action to thousands of fired teachers.

Dan Patrick sought to require officers to inquire into legal status of suspects

San Antonio’s mayor said Dan Patrick proposed Arizona-style "show-me-your-papers legislation." Patrick called that a lie. Truth-O-Meter says…

Patrick, Castro spar over immigration in San Antonio

Dan Patrick and Julián Castro faced off over immigration, getting chances to improve their respective Truth-O-Meter records.

Julián Castro critique of Romney's advice sparked No. 2 readers' favorite

When a Texan gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, the Texas Truth-O-Meter kicked into gear. The resulting check of a claim about Mitt Romney proved to be our readers No. 2 favorite of the year.

PolitiFact Texas at the Texas Tribune Festival

We listened to speakers at the second annual Texas Tribune Festival. Hear anything we should check?  

Julián Castro echoes Clinton

Castro tracks Clinton about job gains on Obama's watch.