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Articles from October, 2014
We figure we've done around 200 fact checks of Texas candidates and political figures leading into November’s balloting. Ready to gorge?
Election Day looms. So it's timely to recap some instances of the Texas gubernatorial candidates getting things right -- or wrong. But you can see every fact check we've ever done of Republican Greg Abbott here. See every check we've done of Democrat Wendy Davis here.
A Texas prisoner absolutely didn’t request a child for his last meal.
David Dewhurst said prayer rugs were found in the Texas brush near Mexico. That's not factually confirmed, we concluded, and ridiculous.
A fact check led to an interview with the wife of an Austin man awaiting sentencing on terrorism-related charges. In a news story, she says her husband was pressured into an overseas plan by federal operatives.
We didn’t rate the wheelchair ad. But the Truth-O-Meter has chewed over two Wendy Davis’ claims in the spot.
It’s not often, we figure, that a Texas state agency openly clashes with a congressman. But it happened this week when California Rep. Duncan Hunter said the Border Patrol had caught Islamic State terrorists crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.
Dan Patrick's fresh multi-part claim about Leticia Van de Putte's record had enough factual support to rate Half True. In his new TV ad, Patrick otherwise makes an ISIS claim that hasn't previously borne out.
Our check of a Ted Cruz claim about crucifixions in Iraq proved our most-read article in September. But fact checks of Wendy Davis also attracted many readers. September’s top 5 hits, ahead.