Jerry Brown's file

Brown

Democrat from California

Jerry Brown is the governor of California. A Democrat, he earlier served as governor of California from 1975 to 1983.

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Recent statements involving Jerry Brown

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California added more overall jobs, but Florida added them at a faster rate

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Brown speaks the truth about California's economic growth

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Not many on-the-record believers in current Congress

Recent stories featuring Jerry Brown

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.

Fact-checking a Hillary Clinton speech in Milwaukee

Hillary Clinton made claims contrasting herself with the Republican presidential candidates and her rival for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

 

Fact-checking John Kasich's Milwaukee visit

Fact-checking Bernie Sanders' Madison speech

Fact & Fiction: Ending California’s Drought

Sorting through myths and overstatements about El Niño and the end of the California drought.

Climate change: the Readers' Choice winner

"Global warming is a hoax" was the falsehood that won our Readers' Choice poll for Lie of the Year. Here's a look back at that fact-check, as well as other 2014  fact-checks on  the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed carbon-cutting regulations on power plants, and the polar vortex. 

 

Attacks and claims about climate change heat up the Truth-O-Meter

As new studies shined a spotlight on rising sea levels and global warming, Sen. Marco Rubio and other politicians and pundits made several statements we fact-checked