Obama sheds tears while talking about his grandmother Madelyn Dunham, who passed away just before he won the 2008 election. Emmanuel Dunand /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters against Senate Bill 5 during a rally in February 2011 in Columbus.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars 112th National Conference on Aug. 29. He'll participate in his first presidential debate this week. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces that he will run for the Republican presidential nomination, in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday. Richard Ellis/Getty Images hide caption

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