Does California send more money to Washington D.C. than it gets back in return? PolitiFact California examines this question as tensions mount between California Democrats and the Trump Administration over possible federal funding cuts to the state.
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President Donald Trump this week repeated unsubstantiated claims about widespread voter fraud. In November 2016, PolitiFact Califronia rated Trump's claim about "serious voter fraud" in California as Pants On Fire. We have examined the claim again in this article. Our November rating remains Pants On Fire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The staff of PolitiFact live fact-checks the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Ever hear a politician make a claim and wonder -- 'Is that true?' PolitiFact California wants to hear your suggestions for a fact check.
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.
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