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Reality Check

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

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.

Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015 at 07:06 PM PDT

Mission Moratorium Won't Halt Housing Demand

Mission Moratorium Won't Halt Housing Demand

Will a proposition on the San Francisco ballot intended to put a halt on building in the Mission District preserve or push out long time residents? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Oct 23, 2015 at 07:29 PM PDT

SF Housing Bond Aims to Make City More Affordable

SF Housing Bond Aims to Make City More Affordable

Mayor Ed Lee is campaigning hard for Proposition A, a housing bond on the city's ballot this Election Day. Could it really help make the city more affordable? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Oct 9, 2015 at 10:31 PM PDT

School Shooting Numbers Difficult to Define

School Shooting Numbers Difficult to Define

Sam Brock looks at where the most recent school shooting numbers come from and if they check out.

Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 03:31 PM PDT

Colorado Makes Big Money from Legalized Marijuana

Colorado Makes Big Money from Legalized Marijuana

A new report says Colorado brought in more money from marijuana taxes than alcohol taxes. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Sep 18, 2015 at 07:36 PM PDT

CA Farmers Make Record Revenues Despite Drought

CA Farmers Make Record Revenues Despite Drought

Are California farmers making record revenues despite the historic drought? Sam Brock investigates.

Friday, Sep 4, 2015 at 07:26 PM PDT

Booking Direct Not Always Cheapest Option

Booking Direct Not Always Cheapest Option

A new campaign by Marriott claims "It pays to book direct." But is it really cheaper to go straight to the source than book through third party sites? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 at 10:01 PM PDT

Future of CA Death Penalty on Trial

Future of CA Death Penalty on Trial

It's been called "dysfunctional" and a violation of basic rights. Now the state's death penalty is up for debate in Southern California. Could the court's ruling pose an end to capital punishment in the...

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015 at 07:27 PM PDT

CA Drought Not Fault of Democrats

CA Drought Not Fault of Democrats

Carly Fiorina blames the drought on California Democrats. Is there any truth to that claim? 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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