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Reality Check

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

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016 at 08:22 AM PST

If Approved, New Fee Will Impact All California Drivers

If Approved, New Fee Will Impact All California Drivers

A new fee to replace lost funds from the California gas tax will impact all drivers. Sam Brock investigates.

Thursday, Jan 21, 2016 at 07:26 PM PST

Ex-Taco Bell Exec's Lawsuit vs. Uber Driver Likely to Fail

Ex-Taco Bell Exec's Lawsuit vs. Uber Driver Likely to Fail

Sam Brock investigates the lawsuit of a former Taco Bell executive, who is suing the Uber driver he was caught attacking on camera. Does his case stand a chance?

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 07:18 PM PST

Can Hundreds of New Apartments Help Ease Oakland’s Housing Crisis?

Can Hundreds of New Apartments Help Ease Oakland’s Housing Crisis?

Critics of a new development project in Oakland say the city is creating the wrong kind of housing. So, is it better to build homes or apartments? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 07:16 PM PST

Fact Checking the GOP Debate

Fact Checking the GOP Debate

Sam Brock fact checks the last Republican debate of 2015.

Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 07:58 PM PST

Paris Climate Agreement Could Have Little Impact

Paris Climate Agreement Could Have Little Impact

Sam Brock fact checks the force or futility of an international climate agreement.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 at 07:45 PM PST

What’s a Mass Shooting? Statistics Difficult to Define

What’s a Mass Shooting? Statistics Difficult to Define

In this Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at various sources of mass shooting data to get to the truth behind the numbers.

Saturday, Nov 21, 2015 at 05:39 PM PST

President Obama’s ISIS Strategy a Good One, Experts Say

President Obama’s ISIS Strategy a Good One, Experts Say

A chorus of criticism was aimed at President Obama this week as he announced his plan to defeat ISIS by air force. Will his strategy be effective? Sam Brock investigates.

Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 at 07:13 PM PST

Ellis Act Changes Could Protect SF Tenants

Ellis Act Changes Could Protect SF Tenants

Can new legislation aimed at protecting San Francisco tenants from Ellis Act evictions really work? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2015 at 07:28 PM PST

Fact Checking the Milwaukee GOP Debate

Fact Checking the Milwaukee GOP Debate

Sam Brock fact checks the fourth Republican debate in Milwaukee.

Thursday, Oct 29, 2015 at 07:04 PM PDT

Paul Ryan Gets Third Most Speaker Votes in Two Decades

Paul Ryan Gets Third Most Speaker Votes in Two Decades

GOP leaders worry that new Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has inherited a great divide within the Republican Party. But the numbers behind today's vote seem to tell a different story. 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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