The most recent articles on PolitiFact California

Could Obamacare repeal cost California 200K jobs?

California Democratic State Senate Leader Kevin de León claimed repealing Obamacare could cost California 200,000 jobs. We found there’s some evidence to back this up, but too much uncertainty to rate it on our Truth-O-Meter.

PolitiFact California’s Top 10 fact checks of 2016

Our investigation into claims by President-elect Donald Trump, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders all made PolitiFact California's Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2016.

One year of fact-checking California, on-air and online

In our first year fact-checking the Golden State, PolitiFact California called out falsehoods and exaggerations by state and national leaders, candidates for office and multi-million dollar ballot measure campaigns during the state’s 2016 election.

Exploring the facts as California braces for Trump’s immigration policies

Donald Trump’s promises to make hard-line immigration reforms have raised numerous concerns and questions in California. PolitiFact California spoke with immigration experts to sort through the facts and answer some of the most pressing questions.

Bold claims about California’s drug price measure persist, despite unknowns

Despite the unknowns about how Proposition 61 will affect prescription drug costs in California, supporters and opponents continue to make bold predictions. PolitiFact California examines the No on 61 campaign's assertion that the measure will hike drug costs -- not reduce them -- for most Californians.

Gov. Jerry Brown slams Prop 53, omits analysis on mega-project measure

Gov. Jerry Brown says in a new TV ad that California's Proposition 53 "increases the cost of roads, bridges and hospitals." PolitiFact California did not put a Truth-O-Meter rating on Brown's statement. But its examination found the governor ignores about half the independent analysis on the measure -- analysis that shows scenarios where costs could decrease.

QUIZ: How well do you know these California election-related fact checks?

It's been a long election season. So many statements, so many claims. Some true, some false, some in between. We've checked a bunch over the months. Can you guess the rulings we handed down for these claims? Take our quiz and find out. 

Fact-checking claims about California’s ballot measures

PolitiFact California has fact-checked claims about many of the state’s most controversial ballot measures, from Prop 64’s effort to legalize marijuana to Prop 62’s proposal to abolish the death penalty to Prop 60’s condom requirement in adult films.

Examining Bernie Sanders’ claim: Prop 61 ‘great for California taxpayers’

Bernie Sanders says in a new TV advertisement that California's Proposition 61, a measure to lower state prescription drug prices, 'is great for taxpayers.' But analysts say it's not clear how the state would implement the measure or how much money it would save.

PolitiFact fact-checks the second Trump, Clinton presidential debate

The staff  of PolitiFact live fact-checks the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  

Submit Fact-Check Suggestions To PolitiFact California

Ever hear a politician make a claim and wonder -- 'Is that true?' PolitiFact California wants to hear your suggestions for a fact check.

Mailbag: Readers weigh in on Mike Pence's stance on evolution; Calif. pot legalization

We hear frequently from our PolitiFact California readers (and from our listeners at Capital Public Radio, where we broadcast our fact checks). From time to time, we plan to share some of those comments in this ‘Mailbag’ feature.

7 things to know about guns and gun violence after Orlando

The largest mass shooting in U.S. history is certain to spur more discussion about the balance between gun rights and gun restrictions. Here are some of the key points about guns that have been made over the years.   The facts about gay men and blood donation in Orlando

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's blistering attacks on Donald Trump's foreign policy

Hillary Clinton tore into Donald Trump for his past remarks about Russia, prisoners of war like John McCain and climate change. But not all of her attacks told the full story.

Ted Cruz targets Donald Trump in CA GOP convention speech. Some claims miss, others on target

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took aim at Donald Trump, including on the New York billionaire's foreign policy stance, during his Saturday speech at the California Republican Party Convention. From our initial look, Cruz missed the target a few times, but also scored some hits.