Gregory Favre

Gregory Favre is an editor for PolitiFact California

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Were Tulsi Gabbard’s attacks on Kamala Harris’ record as a California prosecutor on target?

California Sen. Kamala Harris’ record as a prosecutor was attacked at the Democratic presidential debate in Detroit. PolitiFact California took a closer look at that record and the accuracy of the attacks.

Fact-checking claims on California’s unsheltered homeless population

During his recent push for a ‘right to shelter’ law, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg made eye-opening claims about California’s homeless population, including the soaring rate of homeless deaths in the state. PolitiFact California fact-checked his statements.

Who is Tom Steyer? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

California environmental activist and billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president. Here’s a biographical look at the 2020 Democratic candidate.

Kamala Harris made forceful claims on civil rights and immigration. Did she get them right?

With passionate claims on the economy, civil rights and immigration, California Sen. Kamala Harris captured the attention of many Thursday during the second night of the Democratic presidential debates in Miami. Did she get them right?

Harris, Swalwell, Williamson: A quick look at the Californians on tonight’s debate stage

Three Californians — Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Eric Swalwell, and self-help author Marianne Williamson — will make their case to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee at tonight's debate in Miami. PolitiFact California has this look at their biographies, top issues and recent fact checks on them. 

An honest question: Where does truthfulness rank as Democrats select a 2020 candidate?

How important is honesty and trustworthiness as Democrats select a 2020 candidate to support? And has this quality lost value in this ‘post-truth’ era? PolitiFact California asked polling experts and delegates at the California Democratic Party Convention to weigh in. 

Fact-checking 2020 candidates at the California Democratic Convention

Contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination made attacks on President Trump and claims about their own record Saturday at the California Democratic Party Convention in San Francisco. PolitiFact California was their to fact-check their statements. 

After doctored Pelosi video, expert warns of unchecked ‘misinformation campaigns’

Should social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook remove videos manipulated to embarrass politicians and distort their speech? PolitiFact California spoke with a UC Berkeley computer science professor and digital forensics expert for answers to questions about these doctored videos.

Pot 101 Update: What are the rules for advertising recreational marijuana in California?

Billboards with colorful advertisements for recreational marijuana are popping up across the state. What are the limits on promoting marijuana and how do they differ from rules on tobacco ads? PolitiFact California looked into the answers as part of our Pot 101 series about what's legal and what's not under the state's pot laws. 

Who is Eric Swalwell? Meet the latest California Democrat running for president

Eric Swalwell, a Democratic congressman from California's East Bay, is running for president and qualified this week for the Democratic primary debates. Who is this long-shot 2020 candidate and where does he stand on key issues?