Articles from October, 2012

Mostly True claims on taxes and Austin City Council history

Ballot propositions related to health care in Travis County and how Austin governs itself touched off fact checks.

Romney, Obama, foreign policy debate

Truth-O-Meter plugged in? Check. PolitiFact is fact-checking the third Romney-Obama debate in Florida.

Final debate between Cruz, Sadler goes smoother

Though the talk didn't get as heated as the U.S. Senate hopefuls’ last matchup, Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler found plenty to disagree about Oct. 19, 2012.

Sadler, Cruz saddle up for second debate

Paul Sadler and Ted Cruz debate on a football Friday night. We’ll listen, tweet and seek your advice on fresh claims to check.

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.

Romney, Obama and fact-checking the town-hall debate

Colleagues deliver a breaking story on who got the facts straight in the Hofstra University presidential debate.

Fact-checking taxes in the presidential race

What are the facts when it comes Barack Obama's and Mitt Romney's tax policies?

Texas-OU and gambling across state lines

A group that hopes for casino gaming across Texas airs familiar figures about Texans gambling in neighboring states. Maybe it's a novel way of saying hook 'em...

Fact-checking the vice presidential debate

PolitiFact researchers in Washington, Florida, Georgia and Wisconsin leaped to noting the factual claims by Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Some early returns are in.

Bill Powers says UT places second only to Berkeley nationally in PhDs awarded each year

Bill Powers boasted about UT’s ranking in PhDs bestowed. His claim was on point for a recent year, but...

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Flames and a Texas income tax

Ted Cruz whiffed on an income-tax claim earlier this year. He connected regarding Paul Sadler.

Ted Cruz, Paul Sadler, the Texas Truth-O-Meter

Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler, who rumbled in a Dallas debate, already had Truth-O-Meter report cards.

Tan Parker: Texas Democrats have lost longer for statewide office than Republicans anywhere

After we checked a claim about Texas Democrats leading Democrats elsewhere in years shut out of statewide office, Tan Parker nudged that the state’s Democrats also have been shut out longer than Republicans anywhere. Zing!