New Bill Aims to Curb Overzealous Photoshopping
A new bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives aims at curbing overzealous photoshopping of models and celebrities in advertisements.
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The Washington Post
Hate the way advertisers Photoshop womena s bodies? So does the Rep....
Photoshop is one of the Internet's eternal hate-issues. It's ubiquitous. It's ridiculous.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
US News & World Report
Unverified Leaflets Claim Ukrainian Jews Must Register Themselves
A pro-Russian militant guards the Donetsk administration building. Leaflets posted in the area purport to say that Jews in Donetsk must register with the regional government.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Ros-Lehtinen Commemorates Anniversary of Bay of Pigs, Urges Obama to Support Freedom in Cuba
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen issued the following statement on the anniversary of the Bay of Pigs.
JPMorgan Aids U.S. Agency With Market-Based Foreign Aid
Foreign aid has long been one of the most unpalatable dishes on the federal plate.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Unlike Big Three, Univision, Telemundo Featured Conservative Critics of Departing Sebelius
In the battle for balanced news, score one each for Univision and Telemundo. Unlike the CBS, NBC and ABC evening news, both Noticiero Univision and Noticiero Telemundo on Friday night included soundbites from conservative leaders on the resignation of President Obama's HHS Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius.
Immigration Overhaul: Democrats Look to Flip 30 House Republicans
Democrats are holding out hope that their discharge petition on a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill can still work - or at least be used as election-year ammo.
Ros-Lehtinen: If Jeb Runs for President, 'I'm With Him'
A prominent Miami Republican says that if Jeb Bush opts to run for president in 2016, "I'm with him."
Mon Apr 14, 2014
The Truth in Advertising Act: Can the Government Really Regulate Photoshopping?
As I wandered through the halls of the Cannon House Office Building, a stately Beaux Arts behemoth that sits kitty-corner from the United States Capitol, I kept thinking how strange it was that I'd come to Washington, D.C., of all places, to be lectured about truth -- specifically "truth in advertising."
Kerry's-and Congress's-valued partner in Morocco
Earlier this month, Secretary of State John Kerry concluded his whirlwind tour through Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa in Morocco, to co-chair the second US-Morocco Strategic Dialogue.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Miami Herald
Progress report on Haiti from S. Florida Members of Congress
Two weeks ago, we returned from a bipartisan congressional delegation trip to Haiti.
Senate to investigate 'Cuban Twitter' after USAID head can't say whose idea it was
Following revelations that the United States created a Twitter-like messaging program in Cuba intended to undermine the country's government, the Senate has ordered a review of the entire operation.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Congress praises Morocco's reforms, urges State Department to...
"It is one that has continued to strengthen in recent years." In her statement announcing the hearing, Ros-Lehtinen said that " ," a region that has seen rising threats of terrorism and extremism.
US penned political satire in secret Cuban Twitter
Draft messages produced for a Twitter-like service in Cuba that the U.S. government secretly funded were overtly political, documents obtained by The Associated Press show, even though the Obama administration has said the program had a more-neutral purpose.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Why Rick Scott Has A Hispanic Problem -- And Why It's Not Going Away
Worried about his standing among Florida's Hispanic voters in the wake of turmoil over a major Hispanic fundraiser, Gov. Rick Scott is working to resolve image problems in a key segment of the electorate.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Enough Is Enough: Bill Would Limit Photoshopping of Ads
Anyone who's looked at a magazine or ad campaign knows that no one is Photoshop-free.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
Lobbyists Push Congress to Curb Misleading Photoshopped Ads
Fashion and beauty ads where the physical appearance of subjects is dramatically altered can have a dire impact on the health outcomes of young people, say anti-eating disorder groups Lobbyists concerned with the way digitally altered advertisements impact young women and girls took to Capitol Hill on Thursday to rally support for a new bill.
Palestinian Authority Raises Eyebrows After Applying to Join Treaty AgainstCorruption
So its decision this week to sign onto 15 international treaties and conventions - including to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption - has raised some eyebrows.
Northern Michigan News
Cuban-Americans react to secret Twitter project
Cuban-Americans are divided over the revelation by The Associated Press that the U.S. government spent millions of dollars to secretly create a "Cuban Twitter" designed to undermine the island's communist government.