Madlin Mekelburg

Madlin Mekelburg writes for PolitiFact Texas and the Austin American-Statesman. Previously, Madlin covered state and national politics for the El Paso Times from the USA Today Network's bureau in Austin, Texas.

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Putting Al Green’s comments on impeachment in context

President Donald Trump described U.S. Rep. Al Green's comments on impeachment, but he lacked context.

Fact-checking figures about gun violence in Texas

After seven people were killed by a gunman who opened fire in Midland and Odessa in Texas, a state representative shared a series of tweets about gun violence in Texas. We checked them out.

Fact-checking claims about the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton

In the days since the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, we’ve heard a lot from people seeking to shape the gun debate with their own theories, facts and figures.  With so much going on, it might be hard to keep all of it straight. We recapped our fact-checking of politicians, pundits and social media here.

Fact-checking Club for Growth's attack ad about Beto O'Rourke

El Paso Democrat Beto O’Rourke, who announced Thursday that he is running for president, had been teasing a presidential bid for weeks.