Debate http://wfae.org en Fact Check: Cannon Involved In Closed Door Panthers Talks http://wfae.org/post/fact-check-cannon-involved-closed-door-panthers-talks <p>Thursday’s mayoral debate in Charlotte was largely routine, but one comment in particular has drawn some scrutiny. City councilman and Democratic candidate Patrick Cannon denied involvement in the city’s controversial closed door discussions with the Carolina Panthers earlier this year, but city records tell a different tale.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:53:53 +0000 Ben Bradford 38450 at http://wfae.org Fact Check: Cannon Involved In Closed Door Panthers Talks Democratic Mayoral Candidates Debate Before Primary http://wfae.org/post/democratic-mayoral-candidates-debate-primary <p>Charlotte’s mayoral primaries are a little less than a week away. Four Democrats and two Republicans will vie on the ballot to replace former mayor Anthony Foxx. Today, the Democratic candidates met for a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters. WFAE’s Ben Bradford attended the debate, and he joined All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey for an overview of those candidates.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:26:06 +0000 Ben Bradford 34648 at http://wfae.org The Week In Politics: Assessing The Impact Of The VP Debate, "Robo-Calls" In NC Governor's Race http://wfae.org/post/week-politics-assessing-impact-vp-debate-robo-calls-nc-governors-race <p>The presidential race tightened in the week following the first debate. So, the stakes were high Thursday night when Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan faced off in the campaign’s only <em>vice</em> presidential debate. Each candidate tried to show his command of the facts, but but this is politics, so to what extent were the candidates selecting those facts to make <em>their </em>ideas look better? WFAE political analyst Michael Bitzer talks to <em>Morning Edition</em> host Duncan McFadyen. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:59:07 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 13692 at http://wfae.org The Week In Politics: Assessing The Impact Of The VP Debate, "Robo-Calls" In NC Governor's Race The Week In Politics: Do Political Debates Matter? http://wfae.org/post/week-politics-do-political-debates-matter <p>Some people call political debates the “super bowl” of politics. The media was speculating that Wednesday night’s presidential face-off “could change everything.”</p><p>So, did it? And what about the North Carolina gubernatorial debate just a couple of hours before? Do debates actually change voters’ minds? Duncan McFadyen checked in with Catawba College Political Scientist Michael Bitzer. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:46:08 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 13244 at http://wfae.org The Week In Politics: Do Political Debates Matter? Congressman Kissell Will Debate Hudson Monday http://wfae.org/post/congressman-kissell-will-debate-hudson-monday <p>Democratic congressman Larry Kissell and Republican candidate Richard Hudson will debate on Monday at Wingate University in partnership with AARP North Carolina. The focus of the debate is Medicare and Social Security and it's the first for North Carolina's eighth congressional district seat. &nbsp;</p><p>“District eight, without a doubt, is one of the hottest seats that’s up for elections this year,”&nbsp;Doug Dickerson, &nbsp;director of AARP North Carolina, says.</p><p>Dickerson wants&nbsp;Kissell and Hudson to talk specifics on key issues to senior citizens.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:24:59 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 6912 at http://wfae.org