Per Ted Cruz, Barack Obama won’t say a certain term. "President Obama will not identify, he literally will not utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’" Cruz recently said, "and as matter of policy, nobody in the administration will say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’" That’s True, PolitiFact Virginia concluded. See Ted Cruz’s full Truth-O-Meter report card.
Articles from November, 2015
Martin O'Malley told a Texas journalist that immigration reform will drive up U.S. household incomes $250 a year. Mostly False, we found.
Whatever you're enjoying this Thanksgiving, maybe you'll appreciate reporter Tom Kertscher's 2014 look into whether American turkeys are heavier than they once were. Click here for the full skinny from PolitiFact Wisconsin.
Greg Abbott, citing a web post, said Syrians were "caught" by federal agents at the border in Laredo. We found that claim Mostly False. See Gov. Abbott's full Truth-O-Meter report card.
We saw flaws in Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s claim the Democratic Party is shrinking. He’s sticking to his declaration and his established take on our fact-checking.
Good news: We’re partnering up to expand fact-checking in the Lone Star State. Starting today, the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express-News are joining the Austin American-Statesman in checking the facts and turning on the Texas Truth-O-Meter. Here’s to more readers letting us know whatever makes them wonder: Could that really be so?
Ted Cruz of Texas won the Republican presidential debate--in talk time. SEE 10 POLITIFACT FACT CHECKS OF CLAIMS IN THE MILWAUKEE DEBATE. SEE TED CRUZ'S TRUTH-O-METER REPORT CARD HERE. HEAR SOMETHING THAT MADE YOU WONDER?
Texan Ted Cruz, potentially riding momentum from the CNBC debate into a Milwaukee debate, often celebrates his father’s roots as a Cuban revolutionary turned refugee. Now a New York Times story says the elder Cruz may have embroidered his early activism. KEEP UP WITH POLITIFACT'S DEBATE COVERAGE HERE.
Our look into John Cornyn’s claim about the U.S. being among a very few nations that allow late-term abortions stopped short of a Truth-O-Meter rating. The senior Texas senator worded his lament different ways over a few days. Also: Cornyn was hardly the only Republican to make the claim.
Our check of a tweet about Bernie Sanders and the Nazi party was our most-read online post in October. Looks into claims by Democratic operative Jeremy Bird and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick also fared well.
A reader’s claim touched off a look into whether more Americans die in motor vehicles than from gunfire. Ben Wear of the Austin American-Statesman ultimately found the comparison questionable.