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Smiling black woman next to Corbett on his website was Photoshopped

(Philly.com) It's no secret that things haven't always gone smoothly for Gov. Corbett in his effort to woo minority voters in Pennsylvania. Most famously, the one-term GOP governor -- who's in the fight of his life for re-election -- last year told editors of Philadelphia-based Al Dia at a roundtable that he didn't have any Latinos in his cabinet, adding: "If you can find us one, please let us know."

Now, according to a report going viral tonight on social media, Corbett's re-election campaign found an African-American woman to stand next to the governor on his website photos.

Not an actual woman. According to Buzzfeed, the black woman who gazes at Corbett was Photoshopped from a stock picture.


Democrats Demand Investigation Into Republican Budget Cuts To Ebola Preparedness

(Politicus USA) Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and the other Democratic Members of the Labor-Health and Human Services (HHS)-Education Appropriations Subcommittee in calling for hearings on the funding levels for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and related agencies in light of the ongoing public health threat posed by the Ebola virus:

As Francis Collins, head of the NIH, said last week: ‘NIH has been working on Ebola vaccines since 2001. It’s not like we suddenly woke up and thought, “Oh my gosh, we should have something ready here.” Frankly, if we had not gone through our 10-year slide in research support, we probably would have had a vaccine in time for this that would’ve gone through clinical trials and would have been ready.’


This Norwegian Preteen Is 'Marrying' A 37-Year-Old For One Important Reason

(HuffPo) Thea is 12 years old. She's a seventh-grader at her school in Norway, and she loves riding horses and listening to One Direction. According to her blog, she's also marrying a 37-year-old man this weekend.

But Thea and her impending wedding aren't actually real. They were fabricated for a viral marketing campaign aimed at raising awareness about the forced marriages of underage girls around the globe.


Bernie Sanders: “If I were to run for president, do you know how much money the Kochs would spend?

(Raw Story) “If I were to run for president of the United States, do you know how much money the Koch brothers would spend, the military-industrial complex, the drug companies, the private insurance companies, corporate America?” he added. “It would be me, it would be my wife getting attacked, my kids getting attacked. So before I do that I have got to know, number one, is the message – is America ready for a candidate to take on the billionaire class and an agenda that works for working people?”

“If I were to run, we would need an unprecedented grassroots movement,” Sanders said. “Can we do that? Can we get millions of people involved? I don’t know if we can.”


Obama monuments rile the GOP

(The Hill) President Obama’s growing list of national monuments is angering Republicans, with many calling the increased land protections an abuse of power.

The president has named 13 national monuments so far using the century-old Antiquities Act, putting tight restrictions on more than 1 million acres of public land.


Rick Scott Refuses to Debate Charlie Crist Because of a Small Fan

(Mediaite) In what can only be described as the strangest debate moment in recent memory, Florida Governor Rick Scott refused to get on stage for the start of his debate with opponent Charlie Crist because of the small fan Crist brought with him to the debate stage.

No, seriously.


Shep Smith shames Fox: Ebola panic is ‘not worth ratings … and we all need to stop it’

(Raw Story) Fox News host Shepard Smith scolded his network and other news colleagues on Wednesday, calling on them to stop inflaming fears of a “widespread panic” concerning potential Ebola cases in the U.S.

“We don’t have an outbreak,” Smith said. “We have two sick people from one dying man. And the rest of this should stop, because it’s not productive. And it’s not worth ratings, and it’s not worth politics, and we all need to stop it.”

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