Reality Check

Reality Check

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 08:45 PM PDT

Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death, But Execution Unlikely

Tsarnaev Sentenced to Death, But Execution Unlikely

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for the Boston Marathon bombing. But of the 80 inmates sentenced to death by federal jury since 1988, only three have been executed. What is the likelihood Tsarnaev will...

Friday, May 15, 2015 at 07:13 PM PDT

Local Politician Compares Ballot Postage to Poll Tax

Local Politician Compares Ballot Postage to Poll Tax

Voting by mail is getting a lot of buzz these days, and one local politician likened to postage required on mail in ballots to a poll tax. Are the two indeed "strikingly similar" as he suggested? We decided...

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 07:21 PM PDT

Almonds Not the State's Worst Water Offender

Almonds Not the State's Worst Water Offender

The California almond is getting a bad reputation.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 07:29 PM PDT

Amateur Shoots More Consecutive 3's Than Curry

Amateur Shoots More Consecutive 3's Than Curry

The fight for king of the three-point shot is on. Last month, video of Stephen Curry sinking 77 straight three-point shots made the rounds on Twitter. It seemed like an impossible feet, one fit for a world...

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 07:34 PM PDT

CA's Carbon Emissions Goals Attainable?

CA's Carbon Emissions Goals Attainable?

California Governor Jerry Brown announced last week a new plan for reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The executive order calls on the Golden State to decrease carbon emission rates by 40 percent...

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 at 07:27 PM PDT

Reality Check: Examining Field of Presidential Candidates

Reality Check: Examining Field of Presidential Candidates

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at how candidates have performed in recent elections, based on when they entered the race.

Friday, Mar 13, 2015 at 11:42 AM PDT

Fact Check: Did Hillary Break The Law, Or the Rules?

Fact Check: Did Hillary Break The Law, Or the Rules?

The firestorm surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email during her time as secretary of state culminated in a highly anticipated news conference this week.

What did we learn?

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 08:29 PM PDT

Reality Check: Clinton Email Controversy

Reality Check: Clinton Email Controversy

Hillary Clinton faced some tough questions Tuesday after her critics, and even some supporters, demanded an explanation for her private email controversy. The former Secretary of State told the country she broke...

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 04:45 PM PST

Reality Check: Security or Invasion of Privacy?

Reality Check: Security or Invasion of Privacy?

Security or an invasion of privacy? The issue is growing. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently approved the purchase of a stingray for the sheriff's department.

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 07:18 PM PST

Reality Check: Immigration

Reality Check: Immigration

Immigration is a hot topic in politics right now with the recent court decision scrambling plans for millions of undocumented immigrants. As the dust settles, the claims are flying from both sides.

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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