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Presidential Debate

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...

New Ball Game

James Campion | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
James Campion

The numbers don't lie, and although the road still remains an incline for Romney, it is no longer as steep or insurmountable.

Aristotle's Advice to Obama (and Romney)

Jonathan Haber | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

A skilled persuader must be able to make appeals to logic (logos) and emotion (pathos) while also trying to build a connection to his or her audience (ethos). These are Aristotle's Three Modes of Persuasion.

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...

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...

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Mortgage?

Doug Lebda | Posted 12.12.2012 | Money
Doug Lebda

Regulations pertaining to the housing and lending industries are a necessity, but so are clearly defined standards and requirements.

Ann Romney Sounds Off On Ryan's Performance

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Ann Romney said Friday that her husband's judgment in choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate was vindicated during the Wisc...

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...

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...

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...

WATCH: Paul Ryan Stays Hydrated During VP Debate

Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was likely urged by political operatives to keep his cool during the vice presidential debate -- come hell or high water -- bu...

Michael McAuliff

Ryan Slams Obama 'Failure,' Yet Employs Same Gambit | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney have now both dodged questions about their tax plans by saying in essence they would copy a strategy that they describe as "...


Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden made a lot of claims about the economy, health care, jobs and taxes during...

Arthur Delaney

Biden, Raddatz Press Ryan For Tax Specifics, Come Up Short | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Vice presidential debate moderator Martha Raddatz pressed Republican hopeful Paul Ryan on his ticket’s promise to cut all federal income tax rates 2...

Did Biden Shift On Key Obama Line?

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

By Patrick Temple-West and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Did Vice-President Joe Biden shift on the Obama administration...

Amanda Terkel

Fox News Goes Off On Biden: 'Rude,' 'Unhinged,' 'Cranky Old Man' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Media

Immediate reaction after Thursday's vice presidential debate was that Vice President Joe Biden did significantly better than President Barack Obama di...

Paul Ryan Repeats Repeats Obamacare Talking Point That's Already Been Proven To Be Exaggerated

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Like Mitt Romney during his debate with President Barack Obama last week, Paul Ryan charged that health care reform would cause 20 million people to l...

Laura Bassett

Biden, Ryan Spar On Abortion | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Paul Ryan and Joe Biden offered sharply different opinions on abortion and religious freedom Thursday night in response to a question about their Cath...

Paul Ryan Criticizes Medicare Cuts Included In His Own Plan

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.11.2012 | Business

Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), the Republican vice presidential nominee, attacked President Barack Obama's health care reform law for reducing Medicare fundin...

Amanda Terkel

Biden To Ryan: 'Oh, Now You're Jack Kennedy' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Perhaps the most famous vice presidential debate moment in history is from 1988, when Democrat Lloyd Bentsen mocked the young Republican Dan Quayle fo...

Ryan Grim

Joe Biden Creaming Paul Ryan In First Hour Of Debate: Survey | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An hour into the debate, a survey of more than 300 debate watchers from across the political spectrum finds that Vice President Joe Bide...

Fact Check: Debate Claims By Joe Biden, Paul Ryan Scrutinized

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential-campaign politi...

Luke Johnson

'This Is A Bunch Of Stuff' | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Joe Biden defended the relationship between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which has been somewhat testy, and c...

Amanda Terkel

Ryan Hits Biden On Attacks, Despite GOP Cuts | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

ABC's foreign correspondent Martha Raddatz kicked off Thursday's vice presidential debate with a question about Libya, with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wa...