Claims on highly-charged topics from immigration to mass shootings to California’s stark divide between the rich and the poor all made PolitiFact California’s Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2018.
As deadly wildfires burned across California, a flurry of social media and blog posts called into question Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a wildfire management bill two years ago. PolitiFact California examined these posts, the governor’s reasons for rejecting the bill and the state’s fire prevention efforts.
TV attack ads have painted Democrat Josh Harder as a Bay Area elitist as he runs for Congress in his hometown Central Valley district against incumbent Republican Jeff Denham. Harder's TV ads have attacked Denham over his healthcare vote. PolitiFact California explored whether the ads are accurate and whether they’ll be effective in this toss-up district.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her challenger in California’s U.S. Senate race Kevin de León made several claims that caught our attention during their only scheduled campaign forum this week in San Francisco.
There’s a flood of ads about California’s rent control measure Prop 10 on TV, radio and social media. But which claims are true? PolitiFact California fact-checked some of the most common ones.
Los candidatos a gobernador en California se reunieron para el único debate del ciclo electoral. John Cox, el candidato republicano, y Gavin Newsom, el demócrata, concordaron en que sostienen posiciones distintas en varios temas, incluyendo regulación e inmigración. Escribimos un resumen de lo que dijo cada candidato en el debate, con mayor contexto verídico.
Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox meet for their only general election debate.
How much legal authority does ICE have to make arrests at local courthouses? PolitiFact California explored that topic with experts on immigration law following the recent ICE arrest of an undocumented man inside a local Sacramento courtroom.
President Donald Trump presented a familiar array of falsehoods in his rally in Evansville, Ind., for Mike Braun, a Republican state senator and businessman running for U.S. Senate.
In the spirit of Capital Public Radio's new podcast, YosemiteLand, PolitiFact California dug up some eye-opening facts about Yosemite National Park, its history, its wilfires, visitors and the animals that call it home.