PolitiFact considers claims around the Super Bowl--including whether sex trafficking steps up this time every year. And Texan John Cornyn figures into two fresh fact checks.
Articles from January, 2015
A reader urged us to check John Cornyn's recent claim about jobs created since the Texas leg of the Keystone XL pipeline began flowing oil. Cornyn, turns out, was referring to construction jobs that no longer exist.
Gov. Greg Abbott didn't list his campaign promises in his inaugural address. But we compiled nearly 100 of his promises in the new Abbott-O-Meter. See the Abbott-O-Meter.
City Hall reporters for the Austin American-Statesman have helped us launch a meter to track progress on Austin Mayor Steve Adler's campaign promises -- all of them yet to be rated.
Light the candles. We're five years old.
Outgoing Gov. Rick Perry recently got a laugh out of PolitiFact. Appreciated -- and here's his Truth-O-Meter report card.
With Texas legislators just embarking on the 140-day 2015 regular legislative session, we suspect there will be ample down time for everyone to soak up facts gathered over six months by the Austin American-Statesman about how the state investigates child abuse and neglect. Dig in: "Missed signs, fatal consequences: How Texas missed deadly patterns and key pieces of information that could have helped protect vulnerable children"
Perhaps you saw the chain email about multiple tax hikes taking effect this month. It's wrong in many ways. Light a fire.
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, the Tyler Republican who's revealed he wants to unseat House Speaker John Boehner, is familiar with the Truth-O-Meter. See Louie Gohmert's PolitiFact report card here.
Texas’ governor-elect is California dreaming a little by vowing to lift Texas universities in national rankings. Is it an easy reach?