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Despite high unemployment, Black teens more optimistic

Despite record levels of unemployment, Black young people, since the election of President Barack Obama, have become optimistic about the future, according to a number of recent studies.

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Meek turns in petitions for Florida Senate race

TAMPA, Fla. -- The race for Florida's Senate seat looks to be a tight one. The Republicans are out in full force to maintain their seat and the lead up to the August primary is already brutal.

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Monserrate runs on anti-gay platform

N.Y. politician uses homophobia as main election message.

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Illinois gov. seeking full term says economy needs new ideas

ORLANDO, Fla. (PAI)   -  Pat Quinn claims he is thinking out of the box. The times  - and the economy of both his state and the nation  - demand it. And he wishes politicians in Washington would do the same.

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In key Senate race, Democrats are divided

In Ohio, one leading Democrat is seen as having a better chance of winning in November, but the other has more money and is ahead in primary polls.

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N.Y. progressives begin to line up behind Gillibrand

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., appointed to fill the seat vacated by now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has already picked up a spate of endorsements.

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Dems face challenge in holding N. Dakota seat

Why would a state like this, which hasn't had a Republican senator in 24 years, even conside replacing a liberal populist with a right-wing Republican?

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Against the odds, independent politics advance in Illinois election

CHICAGO -- Voters in the Feb. 2 Illinois primary election seemed to send a message to politicians: We're fed up with corruption; we want solutions.

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Obama brings 'shot in the arm' to hard-hit Ohio

ELYRIA, Ohio - Lorain County, ravaged by closed plants, budget crises and double-digit unemployment, gave President Obama an enthusiastic welcome Friday.

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Massachusetts election lesson: "Don't Mourn, Organize!"

"Don't Mourn, Organize!" This is the growing call from labor and progressive forces following the upset election in Massachusetts.

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