Falchuk is one of three independent candidates in the race for Massachusetts governor
The Legislature's public health committee held a Statehouse hearing on Thursday to assess the readiness of Massachusetts to deal with Ebola, the virus that has infected thousands in West Africa.
Jeff McCormick said voters are lacking confidence in the country's main political parties.
Torli Krua, a Liberian pastor and human rights activist, wrote a letter to President Obama asking for temporary protected status for thousands of people from West Africa due to Ebola concerns.
U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch led the delegation to Iraq and Turkey to meet with Kurdish and Syrian opposition leaders in the fight against ISIS.
The missionary pastor says it would be a "miracle" if he were to be elected, but is running to "advance a biblical world view in the political arena."