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John McCain Rally in Springfield, VA

Republican presidential candidate John McCain hosted a "Road to Victory" rally in Springfield, Va. on Saturday, Nov. 1. The area has become increasingly friendly to Democrats. This was Sen. McCain's final rally in the crucial battleground state in his quest to win Virginia's 13 electoral votes Tuesday. He called Fairfax County "key to this election." The suburban county represents one-seventh of the state's voters. Speakers included Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Cindy McCain.

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Joe Biden Campaigns West Virginia

The Obama-Biden campaign made their first foray in the Mountain State Friday, October 21. Democratic running mate, Senator Joe Biden attended a "Change We Need" rally in Charleston, West Virginia area to speak about the state of our economy. Thousands of voters listened to our nation's most senior senator, Robert C. Byrd, Sen. Jay Rockefeller and Gov. Joe Manchin, make the case for supporting Barack Obama and Joe Biden into the White House this November.

"We need to make an investment in rebuilding America's infrastructure. Our plan that we estimate will create 12,000 jobs here in West Virginia alone."

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National Capitol Columns

These 22 Corinthian sandstone columns were among 24 that were part of the east central portico of the United States Capitol. A marble duplicate of the sandstone East Front was built 33.5 feet (10.2 m) from the old Front during 1958-1962, and a connecting extension incorporated what formerly was an outside wall as an inside wall. In the process, the Corinthian columns were moved to a suitable setting for them in a large meadow at the National Arboretum, where they are on display with a reflecting pool.

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Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Visiting the Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island can be a rich and rewarding experience. Located on a 12 acre island, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.

For more information or to make reservations, contact The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., 212-561-4500

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry: Boats leave from Battery Park, Manhattan and from Liberty State Park, New Jersey. They run about every 30 to 45 minutes starting at 9:00 a.m. (ferry schedules are subject to change).

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City Museum of Washington, DC

Founded in 1894, the Historical Society is the only citywide nonprofit organization whose sole mission is to preserve, present and interpret the history of Washington, D.C. and its people. In 2003, the Historical Society opened its most ambitious project to date, the City Museum. A place of introduction and orientation to a thriving international capital, the museum is housed in the Carnegie Library building, located on Mount Vernon Square in the heart of downtown. By making that history accessible, understandable and relevant to a diverse public, the Society works to instill a sense of identity, place and pride in Washington for those who live and work here — and for the nation as a whole.

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Halloween Night in Georgetown

Halloween typically draws a large number of people to the Georgetown area of DC. The celebration this year was larger than usual because Halloween fell on a Friday and the weather was dry and warm.

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Six Flags Fright Fest

Spine-tingling fun awaited all those who dared to enter Fright Fest at Six Flags America. The park was transformed with haunted attractions, mysterious shows and specially-themed rides. Fright Fest had thrills and chills for everyone with family fun by day and fright by night. Little ghosts and goblins enjoyed trick-or-treating, costume contests and spooky shows. At night, the fear factor goes up with haunted houses, trails of terror, hayrides, special-effect sideshows and monsters roaming the park.

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Grand Parade has been a tradition since 1963, with a crowd of 200,000 lining the 2.2 mile parade route each year and millions more viewing it via the national television broadcast. The parade features approximately 125 entries, including spectacular floats, marching bands, helium balloons, clowns and costume characters, unique specialty units, returning Hall of Famers. This year the parade featured the 2008 class of Enshrinees - Fred Dean, Darrell Green, Art Monk, Emmitt Thomas, Andre Tippett, and Gary Zimmerman and their presenters.

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Bill Clinton Stumps Small Town Voters

Former President Bill Clinton made a stop in Ripley, West Virginia to campaign for his wife and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Clinton told several hundred Hillary supporters gathered at the Ripley Fire and Rescue Station that his wife was heavily favored in key conservative swing states. Since 1916, no candidate has won the presidency without taking West Virginia. The No Child Left Behind Act, rising fuel prices, and outsourcing of jobs were the main issues local residents were concerned about. While voter registration favors Democrats at the state and local levels, West Virginia has shown a willingness to vote Republican at the federal level. It voted twice for Bill Clinton before twice voting for George W. Bush. While leaning “red” in 2008, West Virginia could become a swing state, depending on the eventual match-up.

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Newseum Grand Opening

On April 11, 2008 the Newseum opened its doors officially to the public. To honor the event the Newseum hosted a block party on Pennsylvania Avenue that featured historical actors, live music, games, food and beverages. At 8:45 am the grand opening program began. Newseum CEO, Charles Overby, and DC Mayor, Adrian Fenty gave remarks. At 9:00 am an American bald eagle flew over to the entrance, then a giant grand opening screen was raised, and patriotic confetti rained on Pennslyvania Avenue. The Newseum is an interactive museum of news and journalism in Washington, D.C. The six-story, 250,000 square foot glass faced museum is located near the intersection of Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues, with a clear line of sight to the Capitol just a few blocks away.

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