Emily Tanaka is an intern at PolitiFact.

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In Context: Orrin Hatch's comments about CHIP, people who 'won’t lift a finger' to help themselves

Joe Scarborough seized on a statement by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, that the MSNBC host found "cold and callous" during the final push to pass a tax bill. Scarborough accused Hatch of linking Children’s Health Insurance Program recipients to people who "won’t lift a finger" to help themselves.

The origins of Thanksgiving

Before gobbling turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, some of you might wonder where the Thanksgiving tradition originated.

The media's definition of fake news vs. Donald Trump's

When PolitiFact fact-checks fake news, we are calling out fabricated content that intentionally masquerades as news coverage of actual events. When President Donald Trump talks about fake news, he means something else entirely.

Hoaxes, fake news about the Las Vegas massacre

The gunfire in Las Vegas had barely stopped before the fake news began coursing through social media.

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton’s book 'What Happened'

From the health benefits of hot sauce to the scale of the Women's March, Hillary Clinton's new book is a trove of checkable claims.