the week in politics http://wfae.org en The Week In Politics: Early Voting Ends, North Carolina Tight In Presidential, 8th District Races http://wfae.org/post/week-politics-early-voting-ends-north-carolina-tight-presidential-8th-district-races <p>WFAE's political analyst Michael Bitzer has been joining Morning Edition Host Duncan McFadyen most Fridays. He's a political scientist at Catawba College in Salisbury. They spoke on the final Friday before the November 2012 election to take one last look at various races in North Carolina. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 15:35:20 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 15168 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