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5 things to watch for on Election Day

...TECHNOLOGY'S IMPACT ON TURNOUTAmericans historically vote in lower numbers in midterm elections than when motivated by a presidential race. Can modern technology change the game? Both parties are using sophisticated methods to find and recruit voters...
Alaska Senate race may help reset balance of power

...early votes cast has surpassed 2010, when there was another high-profile Senate race in Alaska, and the 2012 presidential race.Both Begich and Sullivan were out in the cold in Anchorage on Tuesday morning, waving signs and greeting supporters...
Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list Matt Bai. Political journalist Bai traces how the revelations of Gary Hart's extramarital affair in the 1988 presidential race fundamentally changed the way political campaigns are run in this country."Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor...
Sullivan leads Begich in Senate race

...legalize marijuana, surpassed 2010, when there was another high-profile Senate race in Alaska, and the 2012 presidential race.The GOP needed to pick up six seats nationally to regain control of the chamber and did so Tuesday, as polls were...
Begich talks corporate rights, gun violence, VA

...including the PACs - all they did is start out attacking...right out of the gate... Second, you don't have a presidential race so you don't have anything overshadowing, and this becomes the race of the state - other than the governor's...
Anti-abortion voters look for one of their own contenders

...that Republican contenders keep an intense focus on social issues in the upcoming midterm elections and the 2016 presidential race.Like many abortion opponents, the Susan B. Anthony List is in search of a White House contender who won't shy...
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Friendly rivals, Biden and Clinton share spotlight

...stoking speculation the president might be signaling his support for his former secretary of state in the next presidential race.A month earlier, Biden and Clinton spoke in New York at the funeral of Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J. And...
Honduras' president-elect names transition team

...him take over the government from President Porfirio Lobo.Hernandez, 45, has all but won the hotly contested presidential race, electoral authorities said late Monday in describing his lead as "irreversible."Even before the announcement...
Ohio's job growth doesn't guarantee an Obama win

...Ohio's manufacturing sector is showing new signs of life, many residents have yet to see it. The impact on the presidential race is hard to predict.In Elyria, west of Cleveland and not far from Lorain, college-educated people who once made...
The angry Americans: The Occupy movement and the 'tea party' have some common targets

In the presidential race, it's striking to note that the Republican and Democratic candidates' campaigns contain only vague echoes of the two significant...


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