Reality Check

Reality Check

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

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014 at 09:24 PM PST

In State of the State, Context is Everything

In State of the State, Context is Everything

It almost goes without saying that California Governor Jerry Brown has developed quite a skill for controlling and shaping his message.

Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014 at 07:30 PM PST

49ers' Odds in Seattle

49ers' Odds in Seattle

In this edition of Reality Check Sam Brock peels back the numbers to see if the facts support the unsettling claim the 49ers will not win in Seattle.

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 04:50 PM PST

Reality Check: Is Past Prologue? High-Speed Rail Hopes Yes

Reality Check: Is Past Prologue? High-Speed Rail Hopes Yes

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the claim that like major projects before it, high-speed rail in California can and will be built.

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 07:10 PM PST

Reality Check: Building CA High-Speed Rail

Reality Check: Building CA High-Speed Rail

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the claim that like major projects before it, high-speed rail in California can and will be built.

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 08:25 PM PST

Reality Check: Train to Somewhere...or Nowhere?

Reality Check: Train to Somewhere...or Nowhere?

True to the form of California’s sleek, zippy bullet trains, spectators of the ongoing high-speed rail debate may feel like they’re the ones being whipped around at 220 miles per hour.

Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 07:20 PM PST

Reality Check: Examining Government Shutdown Fallout

Reality Check: Examining Government Shutdown Fallout

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at whether shutdown economic warnings were more "bark" than bite.

Wednesday, Dec 4, 2013 at 07:15 PM PST

Reality Check: Do Americans Need Government Programs Like Obamacare?

Reality Check: Do Americans Need Government Programs Like Obamacare?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock takes a closer look at the president's pitch that the public needs government programs like Obamacare.

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2013 at 08:10 PM PST

Reality Check: Obamacare Promise Kept?

Reality Check: Obamacare Promise Kept?

Plagued by technical issues from the very outset, the federal health care insurance exchange, healthcare.gov, has been a sore spot for champions of the Affordable Care Act and an albatross around the neck...

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 02:10 PM PST

Reality Check: AAA Claims Thanksgiving 'Cheapest Holiday'

Reality Check: AAA Claims Thanksgiving 'Cheapest Holiday'

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines a claim that Thanksgiving is the cheapest major holiday.

Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 at 09:50 PM PST

Reality Check: Calif. Multi-Billion Surplus

Reality Check: Calif. Multi-Billion Surplus

It's a stunning turnaround: California now has a budget surpluses. Sam Brock looks into the legislature's budget analyst's upbeat assessment of the state's fiscal picture.

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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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