Of course, being "against" the current lawmakers in Congress isn't necessarily a negative thing for many people. Brendan Smialowski/Getty hide caption

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Charlotte Ross Russell used to be an enthusiastic voter. But she feels partly responsible "for the mess we seem to be in" and will let others cast their ballots this year. Courtesy of Charlotte Ross Russell hide caption

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An AIDS activist shouts slogans during a protest in New York City on May 13. The president was at a fundraiser in the city and activists were protesting his administration's policies on AIDS funding. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Jan and Linton Weeks with their sons Holt (second from right) and Stone (left) who both were killed in a car crash a year ago. Courtesy of Linton Weeks hide caption

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President Obama, teleprompter to his side, spoke at the White House on Aug. 11 to mark his signing of the Manufacturing Enhancement Act. U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk is behind him. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palin at the Susan B. Anthony List 'Celebration of Life' breakfast in Washington on May 14. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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More American colleges are offering classes that teach students to deal with a shrinking and increasingly dangerous world. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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