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Examining nearly two decades of taxpayer-funded border operations

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his successor, Gov. Greg Abbott, have persuaded the Texas Legislature to spend billions of dollars on border security measures - but the way the governors have tracked success has fluctuated over the years.... Read more»

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FactCheck: What we’ve learned from impeachment inquiry

President Trump repeatedly said his July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president was “perfect,” and a simple reading of the “transcript” is all that’s needed to evaluate the impeachment probe. But congressional testimony has revealed key pieces of information beyond that conversation.... Read more»

Sunlight for nighttime: Az’s largest utility plans to expand solar battery storage

Arizona Public Service Co., is investing in tech required to make solar power work for customers even after the sun goes down.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Told ya so: Az Republicans moving to fix 'dysfunction' of Democrats winning statewide

State Sen. Michelle Ugenti-Rita has a plan to make sure the right kind of people vote and takes great umbrage at how people see exactly what is behind her plan to suppress votes.... Read more»

Texas voter ID law violates Voting Rights Act, court rules

Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. ... Read more»

Rick Perry on Trump’s border wall: Never going to happen

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry shot down Donald Trump's proposal to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border Monday. ... Read more»

Five years later, Texas voter ID suit still moving forward

Texas’ five-year-old voter identification law — among the nation's strictest — will face a fresh round of probing Tuesday in a long-winding lawsuit that may ultimately end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.... Read more»

Analysis: A new, dimmer era for Rick Perry

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be the first to tell you that he had no business running for president four years ago. He wasn’t in good health, wasn’t prepared, wasn’t up to the job. It was supposed to be different this time. But voters have concluded that Rick Perry, God love him, is not presidential material.... Read more»

Rick Perry suspends presidential campaign

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday suspended his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, facing dwindling resources, bare bones staff and a staggeringly low position in the polls. ... Read more»

Rick Perry campaign in triage mode

In the past week, many have invoked Rick Perry's farming background to describe his campaign's current famine days. On the surface, little had changed with the campaign since the revelation that his campaign is in such financial trouble that staffers are no longer being paid.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP debate, early edition

The Republican presidential candidates who failed to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time debate repeated a number of past false and misleading claims, while adding some new ones that we hadn’t heard before.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP candidate forum

Several Republican presidential candidates made false and exaggerated claims at a candidate forum in New Hampshire on Aug. 3.... Read more»

Unspinning the Planned Parenthood video

Several Republican presidential candidates have claimed that Planned Parenthood is “profiting” from abortions. But the full, unedited video they cite as evidence shows a Planned Parenthood executive repeatedly saying its clinics want to cover their costs, not make money, when donating fetal tissue from abortions for scientific research.... Read more»2

Trump visits border in Texas after BP union backs out

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump landed on time in South Texas on Thursday, even though a Border Patrol union here backed out of hosting him.... Read more»1

Rick Perry: Let's pull federal funds from 'sanctuary cities'

Days after an undocumented laborer was charged with the murder of a San Francisco woman, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry called for federal funding to be pulled from so-called sanctuary cities. ... Read more»1

FactChecking fallout from High Court Obamacare ruling

The Supreme Court upholds the ACA subsidies, and the political reaction is misleading. ... Read more»

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