Reality Check

Reality Check

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

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.

Friday, Aug 21, 2015 at 07:31 PM PDT

Santorum Slams Cruz on Visas, Immigration

Santorum Slams Cruz on Visas, Immigration

Rick Santorum called out Ted Cruz this week for his stance on immigration, particularly H-1B visas. Are Santorum's claims accurate? Sam Brock investigates.

Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015 at 07:34 PM PDT

El Niño Won't Solve CA Drought

El Niño Won't Solve CA Drought

Sam Brock investigates the link between El Niño, heavy rainfall, and the California drought.

Monday, Aug 17, 2015 at 08:42 PM PDT

CEO to Worker Pay Ratio Difficult to Calculate, Experts Say

CEO to Worker Pay Ratio Difficult to Calculate, Experts Say

Sam Brock investigates the SEC's new rule regarding CEO pay.

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 09:55 PM PDT

Fact Checking the GOP Debate

Fact Checking the GOP Debate

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at claims from the GOP debate to separate the facts from the fibs.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 07:18 PM PDT

Tree Collapses Likely Not Drought-Related, Experts Say

Tree Collapses Likely Not Drought-Related, Experts Say

A fallen tree in Pasadena injured eight children and sparked news reports and claims linking tree collapse to the current drought. But does the data support that claim? Sam Brock investigates.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 04:35 PM PDT

Family to Pay Price for Trying to Sue Ammo Dealers

Family to Pay Price for Trying to Sue Ammo Dealers

The family of an Aurora, Colorado shooting victim was ordered to pay $200,000 in court fees for the ammo dealers they tried to sue, a ruling that has sparked moral outrage. But how are the fees that high for...

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 07:13 PM PDT

Future of Iran Deal Rests in Hands of US Congress, Experts Say

Future of Iran Deal Rests in Hands of US Congress, Experts Say

A historic nuclear agreement, or dead on arrival? In this Reality Check, Sam Brock explains how the U.S. holds most of, if not all, of the chips in getting the Iran nuclear agreement through.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 10:44 AM PDT

Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show

Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show

Leaders of the Santa Clara Valley Water District aim to have recycled water in the region's drinking cups in the next three to five years. But is the treated wastewater really as clean and pure as it's...

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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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