raw_input not taking my input

I'm trying out PyCharm and have found it to be awesome although I've run into this.

My script has a raw_input call and when I enter something in at the console (see screenshot) and press enter it just goes to the next line and doesn't take my input. If I press enter again it does the same thing, adds a new line to the console etc...

I noticed my console text looks like it has some encoding issues as I don't think I should be seeing the rectanagles between letters like that though I don't know how to fix it and if it is related to the raw_input issue or not. Just an observation.

The version of Python is 2.6.5 (32 bit) and PyCharms is 2.7.2 on Windows 7 x64.

Am I doing something wrong? or is something not working correctly?

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I ran into same issue, but using "input('prompt')" in place of "raw_input('prompt')", resolved the issue.

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