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Democrat Gavin Newsom claimed that nearly half of all children in California live 'at or near poverty.'  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that statement by the candidate for governor.

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Democrat Gavin Newsom recently claimed his Republican rival for California governor, John Cox, "parroted" President Trump on the issue of family separations at the border.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that statement by the lieutenant governor.

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Congressman Jeff Denham claimed in a recent podcast interview that China has 'tampered' with U.S. elections 'quite a bit.'  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact rfeporter Chris Nichols investigated that charge made by the Central Valley Republican.

Did Democrat Gavin Newsom "separate families and depart children" as San Francisco mayor?  That's what John Cox, his GOP oppenent in the race for California governor, recently claimed.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols has this fact check.

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President Trump recently claimed that construction has already started on his border wall in California.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that statement.

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PolitiFact California has fact-checked a TV ad being run by candidate for governor Gavin Newsom attacking his rival in the race, John Chiang.  More from KVCR's Chris Nichols.

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PolitiFact California will be fact-checking tonight's gubernatorial debate.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols says the candidates in the race have piled up quite a few half-truths and falsehoods so far.

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In a TV ad that's airing statewide, Gavin Newsom's campaign for governor makes the claim that he was 'the first to take on the NRA and win.'  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that statement. 

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Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones recently claimed "paid protestors" took part in a demonstration for Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old unarmed black man shot and killed by police nearly a month ago.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols investigated the sheriff's claim.

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Democratic candidate for governor Gavin Newsom recently claimed California ranks 49th out of 50 states in per capita housing supply.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the lieutenant governor's statement.

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In April, Californians who obtain or renew a driver;s license will automatically be registered to vote.  Several conservative websites seized on this new program to claim the state will be registering undocumented immigrants as well.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that claim in this report.

In April 2018, a new law will allow Californians to automatically register to vote when they renew their driver’s license.

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President Trump recently claimed California Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said, "There is no collusion" between Russia and the Trump campaign.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined the president's faulty assertion.

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Claims about California's record poverty, plus a controversial statement by Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, made PolitiFact California's most popular fact checks of 2017.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols has this review.

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Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi recently claimed the GOP tax bill "sabotages" the health care of 13 million Americans.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked this statement, which top Democrats have repeated frequently in recent weeks.

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Capital Public Radio's Chris Nichols checks on the accuracy of recent statements made about the cost of roadbuilding in California by San Diego businessman and GOP candidate for governor John Cox.

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Candidate for California Governor Delaine Eastin recently claimed Millennials have only a 50-50 chance of doing better financially than their parents.  That marks a big drop in upward mobility compared with the past.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the Democratic candidate's statement.

Sonoma County sheriff's officials are blaming the far-right website Breitbart for spreading false information about an arson arrest tied to Norther California's deadly wildfires.  Capital Public radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols checked out the website's inflammatory claims.

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Democratic candidate for governor Antonio Villaraigosa has repeatedly claimed Los Angeles saw a nearly 50 percent decline in violent crime during his time as the city's mayor.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the candidate's statement.

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Hillary Clinton made claims about mass shootings, her record with white women, and the media in a wide-ranging speech at UC Davis this week to promote her new book.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact Check reporter Chris Nichols examined Clinton's statements in this fact check.

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Conservative groups have repeatedly attacked a California bill that aims to protect LGBT seniors in nursing homes, saying it would send people to jail for using the wrong transgender pronoun.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined this inflammatory claim.

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently claimed three-quarters of Americans support the DREAM Act, a bill that would offer protections to young immigrants brought to the country illegally.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked this statement by the California Democrat.

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Republican Member of Congress Dana Rohrabacher recently repeated a debunked claim that Democrats orchestrated the political violence in Charlottesville last month.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the comments by the conservative Orange County congressman.

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Democratic State Treasurer John Chiang recently claimed that affordable housing construction has surged in California by 80 percent since he took office.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked his claim as part of our Tracking The Truth series, which examines statements in the 2018 governor's race.

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Modesto-area Republican Member of Congress Jeff Denham recently said Democrats Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Chuck Schumer all voted for a border wall as senators.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked Denham's claim.

California state Senate Leader Kevin de Leon recently made some bold claims about radical right-wing terrorism.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the Democratic senator's statements.

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Orange County Republican state Senator John Moorlach recently claimed crime in California 'has been getting worse' since Jerry Brown was elected governor.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked Moorlach, who represents a district right next door to the Inland Empire.

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Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom recently made some claims touting what he called San Francisco's universal health care system.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked Newsom's statements as part of our Tracking The Truth series, which examines claims in the 2018 governor's race.

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom recently claimed that the Inland Empire is the second fastest growing region for jobs in the Golden State.  Politifact reporter Chris Nichols check out the claim for our Tracking the Truth series as the 2018 governor's race heats up.

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Congressman Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield - the 2nd-highest ranking Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives - recently said California hasn't built a single major water storage project since the 1970s.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the claim by the Republican House Majority Leader.

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Republican candidate for governor Travis Allen - an assemblyman from Huntington Beach - recently claimed California's taxes "are among the highest in the nation."  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked Allen's statement as part of our Tracking The Truth series, which examines claims in the 2018 governor's race.

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