Reality Check: The Career And Legacy Of Pat KesslerWhat don't you know about Pat Kessler? We dig in for this special Reality Check.
Reality Check: How Well Do You Know Pat Kessler?Pat Kessler is known for his tough questions. He's covered Minnesota politics for decades, but now he's retiring. So, we wanted to do a Reality Check on his career with WCCO.
Reality Check: What The Explosion In Absentee Voting Means For Election DayThirteen days until Election Day, and the number of early voters is exploding across the country.
Reality Check: Is Trump's Claim Biden Would Increase Immigration By 700% True?Because of President Trump's restrictions on new refugees, Minnesota refugee resettlement numbers are down 90% -- the fewest refugees in at least 15 years.
Fact-Checking The First 2020 Presidential DebateEarly television ratings show a steep drop from 2016 in the number of people who watched the first 2020 Presidential debate. That might be because viewers thought it was out-of-control, with more insults and information. How bad was it?
Reality Check: Will America Know Who Wins The Presidential Election On Election Night?There's a very good chance America won't know who wins the presidential election -- on election night. Not because of fraud, because of COVID.
Reality Check: Trump's Claims Of Advances Made For Women In WorkplaceThe Minnesota Trump campaign says the president is "building back the economy" for women, and the millions of jobs added back as the economy recovers is "shattering expectations."
Is President Trump Correct In Saying Democrat Mayors Run The Most Violent Cities?The country's biggest cities saw violent unrest this summer, including Minneapolis. Since June 23, the president has repeatedly linked violence to cities run by Democrats.
Reality Check: Can The President Cut Funding To Minnesota Schools That Don't Reopen This Fall?The President is threatening to withhold classroom funding in schools that don't reopen.
Ilhan Omar Attack Ad Goes After $1.1M In Campaign Funds Paid To Her Husband's FirmCongresswoman Ilhan Omar is facing a challenge from fellow Democrat Antone Melton-Meaux in one of the most closely-watched congressional primaries in the country -- and a new TV ad making serious claims against her.
Minnesota Lawmakers Given More Than $1 Million In Per Diem Payments In 2020 SessionThat's an average of $6,362 per lawmaker, or $449 extra per week on the paycheck -- for a session in which some of the biggest items were left undone.
Reality Check: Was It President Trump Or Gov. Walz Who Called In The National Guard To Minneapolis?President Donald Trump claims he sent National Guard troops to Minneapolis to restore order after the death of George Floyd. That never happened.
With Only 8% Of Minneapolis Police Officers Living In City, Residency Requirement Push Gaining TractionMinneapolis has one of the lowest numbers in the country for police residents. In fact, the four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in Floyd killing don't live in the city.
Minnesota Is One Of The Best Places To Live ... Unless You're Black, Data ShowsMinnesota ranks near the top of many national lists as among the best places to live -- unless you are African American.
Minnesota's COVID-19 Jobs Crisis: A Reality CheckGov. Walz has loosened some of the COVID-19 restrictions that have shut down businesses for months. That's some good news -- but it may not be enough to ease massive unemployment around the state.