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Portraits of four Pennsylvania lawmakers that hang in the State Capitol building in Harrisburg will now indicate they were convicted of a crime.

“There was a question: ‘Do you remove the portraits or do you do something else?’” said Stephen Miskin, a spokesman for House Speaker Sam Smith, a Republican from Punxsutawney. “You can’t change history, whether you like it or not. There was a feeling you should keep the portraits out there and let people make up their own mind.”

The lawmakers’ criminal activity will now be inscribed on a plaque that identifies their portraits, and is a result of several members concern over what to do following the two most recent convictions in 2011 and 2012.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/07/17/pennsylvania-will-now-shame-convicted-lawmakers-with-plaques-that-note-their-crimes/?Post+generic=%3Ftid%3Dsm_twitter_washingtonpost

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List of ladies in order of appearance:
- Hina Rabbani Khar, 26th Foreign Minister of Pakistan
- Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica
- Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
- Quentin Bryce, 25th Governor-General of Australia 
- Cristina Kirchner, President of Argentina 
- Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark



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New app shows the politicians you support when buying your favorite brands 

As the controversies over companies such as Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby have shown, you might be surprised to learn about the politics of your favorite retailers and franchises. But if you’re uncomfortable with indirectly supporting causes and politicians, you can always start a personal boycott — and a new smartphone app is making it easier for you to do just that. 

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