Fred Bayles

Boston University

Guest

Professor of Journalism at Boston University and Director of its Statehouse Program; author of Field Guide to Covering Local News: How to Report on Cops, Courts, Schools, Emergencies, and Government; former national correspondent for the Associated Press and USA Today

Fred Bayles on KCRW

Mitt Romney  jumped a bit in the polls after  last week's debate , while the President and top advisers concede it was not his best performance.

Presidential Debates and Running the Country

Mitt Romney jumped a bit in the polls after last week's debate , while the President and top advisers concede it was not his best performance.

from To the Point

It's only one month until real Republican voters go to the Iowa caucuses, but the Des Moines Register's  latest Iowa Poll  shows the race for the presidential nomination is anything…

GOP Race Now Focuses on Gingrich and Romney

It's only one month until real Republican voters go to the Iowa caucuses, but the Des Moines Register's latest Iowa Poll shows the race for the presidential nomination is anything…

from Which Way, L.A.?

With  Herman Cain out  and only one month until real Republican voters go to the Iowa caucuses, the Des Moines Register's  latest Iowa Poll  shows the race for the presidential…

Another Surprise for Republicans: Newt Gingrich

With Herman Cain out and only one month until real Republican voters go to the Iowa caucuses, the Des Moines Register's latest Iowa Poll shows the race for the presidential…

from To the Point

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