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Reality Check

Reality Check

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 07:14 PM PDT

Bay Area Tsunami Risk

Bay Area Tsunami Risk

When the "Big One" hits, will the Bay Area be vulnerable to a tsunami? Sam Brock investigates.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 07:26 PM PDT

Donald Trump's RNC Pledge Contradiction

Donald Trump's RNC Pledge Contradiction

Donald Trump says former foes Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham are reneging on a pledge they made to support the Republican nominee, no matter who it is. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 06:29 PM PDT

Sanders Attacks Clinton on Free Trade Stance

Sanders Attacks Clinton on Free Trade Stance

Bernie Sanders says Hillary Clinton has supported free trade without fail. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 07:16 PM PDT

Sanders Says 'Poor Don’t Vote'

Sanders Says 'Poor Don’t Vote'

Bernie Sanders says low income people don't vote. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 at 10:15 AM PDT

George Clooney’s Bold Claim About Clinton Fundraiser

George Clooney’s Bold Claim About Clinton Fundraiser

George Clooney says most of the money raised at a fundraiser he hosted for Hillary Clinton will not actually be going directly to the presidential candidate. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 06:52 PM PDT

Clinton and Sanders Showdown Over Minimum Wage

Clinton and Sanders Showdown Over Minimum Wage

Showdown over the minimum wage at the Democratic debate in Brooklyn. What candidate was telling the truth? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2016 at 07:26 PM PDT

Trump's Claim About Corrupt Colorado Delegate Election is False

Trump's Claim About Corrupt Colorado Delegate Election is False

Donald Trump says the delegate selection process in Colorado is rigged. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Apr 8, 2016 at 09:40 PM PDT

Is Bernie Sanders Transparent About His Taxes?

Is Bernie Sanders Transparent About His Taxes?

Bernie Sanders says he's been transparent about his tax information. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016 at 07:11 PM PDT

Transportation Code Kept Branson from Halting Virgin America Takeover

Transportation Code Kept Branson from Halting Virgin America Takeover

Virgin America founder, Sir Richard Branson, said there was nothing he could do to stop the Alaska Airlines merger. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Apr 1, 2016 at 03:45 PM PDT

'Overwhelming Majority' of Olympic Athletes are Doping

'Overwhelming Majority' of Olympic Athletes are Doping

Doping insider Victor Conte told NBC Bay Area that circumventing testing before the Olympics is "as easy as taking candy from a baby." Is that claim true? 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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