Reality Check

Reality Check

Vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2016 at 07:08 PM PDT

Examining Holes in the World's Anti-Doping System

Examining Holes in the World's Anti-Doping System

The five month countdown to the Rio Olympics has begun, and recent doping scandals have many concerned that athletes won't be competing clean. The international anti-doping system is built to flush out...

Monday, Mar 14, 2016 at 07:05 PM PDT

Trump Loan Reimbursement Unlikely

Trump Loan Reimbursement Unlikely

Trump says he's self-funding his campaign, but could he really be relying on mystery donors to reimburse his loan? Sam Brock investigates.

Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 at 10:45 AM PST

CA Pension Debt Could Fall on Taxpayer Shoulders

CA Pension Debt Could Fall on Taxpayer Shoulders

Could the state's pension debt end up being paid by taxpayer dollars? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016 at 07:07 PM PST

GOP Establishment Can Still Defeat Trump Ticket

GOP Establishment Can Still Defeat Trump Ticket

Will narrowing the Republican field help or hurt Donald Trump? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2016 at 07:08 PM PST

Clinton Superdelegate Lead Could Hold False Promise

Clinton Superdelegate Lead Could Hold False Promise

What's a superdelegate? And how much impact do they have in the Democratic primary? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Feb 19, 2016 at 07:08 PM PST

Split Supreme Court Could Cause "Patchwork" of Rules

Split Supreme Court Could Cause "Patchwork" of Rules

A split Supreme Court will have major impact on some hot item cases this term. Sam Brock breaks down why in this edition of Reality Check.

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016 at 07:31 PM PST

Fact-Checking the SCOTUS Nomination

Fact-Checking the SCOTUS Nomination

Political showdown over whether or not the president can nominate a Supreme Court justice during his last year in office. What does the law say? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 at 07:52 PM PST

New Hampshire Primary Winners Have Good Odds Long-Term

New Hampshire Primary Winners Have Good Odds Long-Term

Are the results in the New Hampshire primary a good predictor of how the candidates will do long-term? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Feb 5, 2016 at 07:08 PM PST

Fact-Checking Sanders' and Clinton’s Claims About Wall Street and Campaign Finance

Fact-Checking Sanders' and Clinton’s Claims About Wall Street and Campaign Finance

Political sparring in New Hampshire, as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in a Democratic Debate. Whose claims were true? Sam Brock investigates.

Tuesday, Feb 2, 2016 at 07:08 PM PST

Fact-Checking the Iowa Caucus

Fact-Checking the Iowa Caucus

Showdown in Iowa on Monday night, and each of the candidates had something to say and claim about their standing. Who was telling the truth? Sam Brock investigates.

ABOUT REALITY CHECK

Using a combination of interviewing, analysis and investigative research – Reality Check vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy. Sam Brock’s approach to reporting is to take no claim as fact without substantiating its accuracy and let the numbers do the talking.
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