iOS app Android app

Biden Ryan Debate


Jack Noland | Posted 12.17.2012 | Teen
Jack Noland

Biden definitely recouped some of the momentum lost by President Obama's performance a week ago. The vice-presidential debate was a true exposition of whom the parties had chosen, and serves to somewhat re-balance the election heading into the homestretch.

The VP Debate Could Have Been a Lot Better

John V. Santore | Posted 12.15.2012 | Media
John V. Santore

While there were indeed things that Raddatz did right, this debate could have been much more useful for voters than it was. Her performance as moderator, and the debate's overall structure, deserve further scrutiny.

Obama's Biggest Challenge: Optics

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

Romney and Ryan look like what the sales associates on Mad Men could have successfully packaged as new and more "engaging." It seems to be having some partial success in presenting Obama and Biden as last year's "out of date" product.

Jason Linkins

A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 12 | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

The reviews from Thursday night's debate are in, and the macro story, essentially, is that Vice President Joe Biden "managed to right the listing USS ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

VP Debate Drew Mixed Reviews Of Biden | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few minds were changed by Thursday's debate, but Democrats rallied around an aggressive performance by Vice President Joe Biden, accordi...

Three Lies From Paul Ryan

Jess Coleman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

Romney certainly has an enormous amount to improve upon when it comes to telling the truth: 43 percent of what comes out of his mouth is mostly false or worse. It makes sense, then, that he would forget to pass this lesson along to Paul Ryan.

Joshua Hersh

Romney Accuses Biden Of 'Doubling Down On Denial' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is taking renewed heat over a remark by Vice President Joe Biden in Thursday night's debate addressing how much the admi...

Ryan Grim

Romney Backs Up Biden On Key Aspect Of Mitt's Tax Plan | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a much replayed moment from Thursday night's debate, Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan tussled over whether it was mathemat...

Dissecting Ryan's Green Energy Claims

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 10.12.2012 | Green

Although environmental issues were largely absent from the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan s...

Vice President Biden Did Himself a Disservice

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Greta Van Susteren

I think I am going to have a hard time convincing people who watched the debate last night, and who don't know the vice president personally, that Vice President Biden is a nice guy.

Think Again: How to Be a Political Journalist in America

Eric Alterman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

To spare myself some time, and to share my hard-earned wisdom with those whom I will never get a chance to counsel, I've come up with the following list of the top 20 rules that no aspiring American mainstream political journalist should ever forget.

Saki Knafo

Economists React To Biden-Ryan Debate | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Left-leaning economists offered a variety of reactions to Thursday night's debate, including pleasure with Vice President Joe Biden's aggressive defen...

Women Are the Key to the Presidential Debate and Election

Ruth Rosen | Posted 12.12.2012 | San Francisco
Ruth Rosen

Ryan's views should once again strengthen women's support for the president. But when will these politicians remember that women also care about wage equity, Social Security, the education of their children, Medicare and health insurance?

Joe Biden Debate Performance Gives Obama Minor Bump In Prediction Markets

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Joe Biden's performance at the debate on Thursday night was warmly received by Democrats -- and now the betting markets are rewarding his running mate...

Matt Sledge

Biden On Social Security: Debate Answer Gets Mixed Reviews, Question Called 'Outrageous' | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- While President Barack Obama was forced to do damage control after he said there was no daylight between him and Republican presidential n...

At Veep Debate, Giving New Life to a $5 Trillion Tax-Cut Argument

Dan Kennedy | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

It's theoretically possible to close the $5 trillion gap, or at least some of it, by closing loopholes and eliminating deductions. But neither Romney nor Ryan has specified any. They want credit for proposals they haven't made.

Ryan Made One Major Mistake

The Daily Beast | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

I had the odd experience of first listening to the debate (or rather the first hour of the debate) on the radio; then watching the debate over again o...

The VEEP Debate

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I understand the Republicans are calling it a draw, which should tell you that Vice President Biden did very well Thursday night against Representative Paul Ryan in their first and only debate.

Post 50s Weigh In On Vice Presidential Debate

Posted 10.12.2012 | Fifty

Malarky! The new Jack Kennedy! Raddatz rules! Twitter was abuzz last night as viewers took to the social media site during the first and only...

You'll Never Guess What Joe Biden Ate Pre-Debate

Posted 10.12.2012 | Healthy Living

The Vice President may not be winning any points for health, but it sure sounds good to us.

Biden Leads Sterling Goal Line Defense. Now Obama Needs to Go on Offense

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Given the pre-debate dynamics of the campaign, who did what they needed to do? The answer to that question is Joltin' Joe Biden.

Vice Presidential Debate Takes Intense Turn

Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

By NANCY BENAC AND PHILIP ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS DANVILLE, Ky. — In a spirited debate that laid out stark choices, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan tee...

Laughing Man and Choir Boy

Jeffrey C. Alexander | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey C. Alexander

Joe sat in the back of the room and laughed. He was a holy fool and a brilliant bully. If he didn't deliver a knock-out, he certainly blocked the pilgrim's progress. He set the stage for the return of the hero next week.

Howard Fineman

Biden Bails Water, Now It's Up To The Captain | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

DANVILLE, Ky. – Summoning a lifetime of passion, skill, knowledge, blarney and blindingly perfect teeth, Vice President Joe Biden last night managed...

Jobless Lose Another Debate

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

Thing One: No Country For Unemployed Men: Look, I get it: Specifics are mythical things in political campaigns, like unicorns or Mitt Romney's tax ret...