** FILE ** Thousands of people turned out Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, for a federal government job fair at the Atlanta Federal Center (the old Rich's building) in downtown Atlanta. The fair, sponsored by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Atlanta District), was for jobs with federal agencies such as Justice, Labor, Commerce, Social Security, FBI, and Food and Drug, just to name a few. (AP Photo/The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Rich Addicks)
** FILE ** Lisa Valentine is pictured at her home in Douglasville, Ga., on Dec. 17, 2008. Court and city employees in Douglasville will undergo sensitivity training and signs will be posted advising visitors of court decorum a week after police arrested a Muslim woman who refused to remove her head scarf before attending a hearing. (Associated Press)
Paul M. Weyrich addresses the National Press Club in December 1988. He joined consumer advocate Ralph Nader (left) to denounce pay raises for members of Congress. Mr. Weyrich died Thursday in Fairfax after a long illness. He was 66. (The Washington Times)
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (left) picked up a lawsuit by New Jersey lawyer Leo Donofrio, who argues that Barack Obama is ineligible to be president, and referred it to the full court after Justice David H. Souter (right) had refused it. The court Friday is to vote whether to accept the case.
Joe Wurzelbacher walks to his truck with news media in tow Oct. 16 in Holland, Ohio. Better known as "Joe the Plumber," he remains in the news as the presidential campaign nears its final full week. Republicans now want to know whether personal data about him was illegally obtained. (Associated Press)
** FILE ** In 1932, Americans were not afraid that Franklin D. Roosevelt would be too ill, too nice, too soft or too socialist for the presidency — they were afraid of starving to death in the Depression. (Associated Press)
Alan Favors, 56, makes a call at a pay phone outside the Circle B Convenient Store, across the street from the east side of St. Elizabeth's Hospital on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington, on Oct. 22, 2008. (Mary F. Calvert/The Washington Times)