Obama, or a History of Black Presidents of the U.S. In less than two years, freshman Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) has achieved near-mythical status among (mostly) Democrats of all races and nearly all political persuasions. The desire by many people to see him run for president in 2008 is intense. But can "Obamamania" last?
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Obama, or a History of Black Presidents of the U.S.

Still trying to get a grip on Obamamania. hide caption

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Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson is fighting for his political life in Saturday's runoff. hide caption

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Turned down in his bid to chair the House Intelligence Committee this year, Alcee Hastings briefly looked at running for governor of Florida in 1990. hide caption

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Fourteen years ago today, Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX) began his rise in the Republican House leadership ranks as an uncompromising conservative. hide caption

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