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Fact-checking night one of the 2020 Democratic debates in Detroit

CNN hosts challenged the first round of Democratic presidential candidates to answer questions about their plans for the U.S.  health care system and the crush of immigrants at the southern border with Mexico. We fact-checked their responses.   

Live fact-checking Day 1 of the Detroit Democratic presidential debate

We're live fact-checking Day 1 of the Detroit Democratic presidential debate. Follow our coverage.

Thinking small: Why Bernie Sanders and other 2020 candidates seek low-dollar campaign contributions

One reason: Small donors can give more often.

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. 

How Obamacare, Medicare and ‘Medicare for All’ muddy the campaign trail

Talking points can lead to public misperceptions

Most viewed 2018 fact checks by PolitiFact Wisconsin

Also: As Paul Ryan prepares to leave office, a look at his record on the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking claims in California’s U.S. Senate race

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.

Would 'Medicare for All' really double every American's tax bill?

Also: Attend our free event with PolitiFact national editor Angie Holan. 

High 5: Most-clicked fact checks include guns and patriotism, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

How much more wealth three people have compared to 160 million Americans also in the mix.

High Five: Most-clicked include Florida school shooting, Hillary Clinton's 'backwards' statement

Bernie Sanders attack on Paul Ryan also got many page views.

18 school shootings already in '18? Not so fast

Misleading figure spreads in wake of Florida school shooting. 

Provocative Trump ad gives wrong impression on immigrants

President Trump’s re-election campaign released a provocative video featuring an undocumented immigrant accused of killing two Northern California sheriff’s deputies. The spot accurately captures the outbursts of the accused killer, but also fuels the stereotype that undocumented immigrants are largely violent.

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton as she returns to California

Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to speak Monday in Davis, California at the Mondavi Center. The event is part of Clinton's book tour. She'll discuss What Happened, her memoir about the 2016 presidential election. Hear something you think we should fact-check? Email PolitiFact California at [email protected], or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.

Bernie Sanders back in California

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is headed back to California to tout his ‘single payer Medicare-for-all’ proposal. As he returns, we examined his health care pitch and his record with the truth.    

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.

The top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2016

We've posted more than 1,100 fact-checks related to the 2016 presidential race. Here are the most popular.

The year in fact checking, 2016

True enough: In a year in which lie telling reached new proportions, four of our 10 most-clicked items got a rating of True.

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.