Articles from March, 2011
Halfway through the legislative session, we decided to review Gov. Rick Perry's campaign promises on the Perry-O-Meter.
Our meter moved from False to True last week.
We fact-check lawmakers, while readers put us in check.
When Gov. Rick Perry gave a speech about tempering frivolous lawsuits this week, we realized we earlier missed four of his campaign promises. To the Perry-O-Meter!
We checked statements about guns and the rainy day fund last week, as well as a claim about Jim Crow in the Texas Constitution.
During a conference call that reached thousands Monday night, Gov. Rick Perry said lawmakers will balance the budget without raising taxes. We’re tracking that promise, but we’ve previously checked other claims that Perry aired.
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell survived his debut on the Texas Truth-O-Meter last week while statements from three legislators, a Democratic activist and a New York Times columnist also rocked the needle. Read on. It's the debut of the PolitiFact Texas Flashback.
Counting all Texas school districts as one entity, you’re eyeing the fifth-largest employer in the world--one that’s about the size of the U.S. Postal Service. That’s the latest in a busload of education claims to face a Texas fact check.
When lawmakers debate, factual claims fly--keeping the Truth-O-Meter busy.
As fact-checkers, we sit up especially straight when someone connected to Texas politics makes a flat-out claim. Absolutes seem to holler for review.
Elected officials aren’t the only ones sounding off on Texas politics. We’re lately checking fast balls launched from the Big Apple.
In a Fox News interview this week, Gov. Rick Perry said he wishes he was part of Thursday’s Washington huddle between President Barack Obama and his Mexican counterpart, Felipe Calderon. He also bemoaned conditions along the U.S.-Mexico border, touching on hot topics we’ve fact-checked before.