A supporter displays an iPhone during a rally for Sen. Barack Obama in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 29, 2008. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr.'s very selection as running mate was officially announced to the world through a telephone text message. (Associated Press) **FILE**
London Mayor Boris Johnson, a maverick member of the center-right Conservative Party, sees Sen. Barack Obama as the "incarnation of change and hope" that the United States needs in the White House.
** FILE ** In this June 6, 2008, photo, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (left) talks with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama at a Chicago 2016 Olympic rally at Daley Center Plaza in Chicago. Mr. Obama's campaign has approached Mr. Emanuel about possibly serving as White House chief of staff, officials said Thursday. (Associated Press)
A Russian Tu-95 bomber, surrounded by MiG-29s, participates in an air show marking 95th anniversary of the Russian air forces in August 2007. Coupled with newer long-range missiles, the slower but larger bombers are set to play a role in a modern military. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)
A young man waits for the arrival of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at a campaign rally at the Roanoke Civic Center in Virginia on Oct. 17, 2008. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times) **FILE**
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)
From left, four North Carolina A&T State University students, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McLain, Billy Smith and Clarence Henderson, sit at the all-white lunch counter of an F.W. Woolworth Co. store on Feb. 2, 1960, in Greensboro, N.C. The incident helped energize the Civil Rights movement. (Jack Moebes/Greensboro News & Record via Associated Press) ** FILE **
** 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)
College Republicans from the University of Missouri at Columbia, Mo. show their support for John McCain outside the site of a rally for Sen. Joe Biden, D-De, Thursday. The parking lot in the background refused parking access to attendees.
(Mary F. Calvert / The Washington Times)
Duncan D. Hunter (right) served his second tour in Iraq near Fallujah in 2004. He retired as a captain from the Marine Corps Reserves and is running for his father's House seat. PHOTOGRAPH PROVIDED BY Duncan D. Hunter for Congress.