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.
Texas A&M's Courtney Williams (1) and Tavarsha Scott-Williams celebrate after defeating James Madison 85-69 during an NCAA women's basketball game, Tuesday, March 25, 2014, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Patric Schneider)
FILE - This May 27, 2008 file photo shows the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas' condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. Texas prison officials say they’ve secured a new supply of pentobarbital that will allow the nation’s most active death penalty state to continue executions. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark also said the prison agency is not identifying the source of the new drug inventory because of threats made against previous suppliers when they were identified as a provider of lethal injection drugs. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
FILE - This March 1, 2014 file photo shows part of the website for HealthCare.gov, photographed in Washington. President Barack Obama says more than 6 million Americans have signed up for coverage through the new health insurance markets created by his overhaul. That’s a milestone, fulfilling a goal set by Congressional Budget Office and embraced by the White House. The president made the announcement during an international conference call with enrollment counselors and volunteers, while traveling in Italy. Monday is the deadline to enroll in the new insurance exchanges, although many people will still be able to take advantage of extensions announced this week.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, has sponsored a bill for a three-month extension of a program known as unemployment insurance. He wants a longer-term extension. Republicans opposed earlier versions of his bill. (Associated Press)