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Vice Presidential Debate 2012


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.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

"I want to talk to you very briefly," Martha Raddatz told Biden and Ryan, "about your own personal character... what could you both give to this country as a man, as a human being?" What Ryan brought to the debate as a human being was hard work, including the ability to cram all night memorizing his talking points, and healthy habits -- he was well-hydrated and in good shape -- but no depth or wisdom. Biden, on the other hand, brought loads of experience and much more depth. But, in a different way, no statesman-like mastery of himself. He was a 69-year-old hothead in control of the facts, but at the mercy of his anger. In our troubled times, we are in desperate need of real character in our leaders -- which calls not just for intelligence but for wisdom and the ability to navigate not just the corridors of power but the dangerous shoals of one's own emotions.

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.

What's in a Face, or Rather, Facial Gesture?

Gordon Marino | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Gordon Marino

What was Biden to do when the congressman used his time to falsify the Obama record and plans? What was Biden to do when Ryan was spouting his fusillade of fabrications about Obama defanging the military or supposedly snubbing Bibi Netanyahu, or cuddling up to Assad?

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...

2012 Vice-Presidential Debate: Post-Debate Reactions from Centre College

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 12.12.2012 | College
Benjamin Knoll

Historically speaking, vice-presidential debates have had a smaller effect on the horse-race polls and ultimate outcome of the election than the three presidential debates. That being said, I certainly don't think that this debate will be a non-factor in this campaign.

Everything in Moderation

Mickey Costa | Posted 12.12.2012 | Media
Mickey Costa

If you are simply comparing Martha Raddatz to last week's moderator, Jim Lehrer, then, "mission accomplished." However, if you were to look at her performance in a vacuum, Raddatz was at times as aggressive as she was docile.

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...

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 "...

Jon Ward

Biden-Ryan Debate: It's All About Joe | Jon Ward | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

DANVILLE, Ky. –- Joe Biden did everything President Barack Obama did not last week, and a good bit more. The vice president dominated the spotl...

WATCH: Joe Biden's Incredible Reactions

Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Oh Joe! The vice president delivered quite the debate performance in facing off against Paul Ryan on Thursday evening. Biden went on offense, and h...

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...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Barney Frank Slams Paul Ryan's 'Lack Of Specifics' | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) said that vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's "lack of specifics" about Mitt Romney's tax plan during Thursday night's d...

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...

WATCH: Biden To Ryan: 'That's A Bunch Of Malarkey'

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden had a message for Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) early in the vice presidential debate on Thursday: "Malarkey." As the Republica...

LOOK: Women React To The Vice Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2012 | Women

After last week's presidential debate failed to even mention the word "women," the pressure was on Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden to discuss i...

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...

POLL: Who Won The Debate?

Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Who won the debate? Joe Biden and Paul Ryan went head-to-head at the first and only vice presidential debate of the election season in Kentucky on ...

Joe Biden, Paul Ryan Clash In Vice Presidential Debate

Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO AND MATTHEW DALY, ASSOCIATED PRESS DANVILLE, Ky. — At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the e...

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 Medicare Position Targeted By Joe Biden

Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DANVILLE, Ky. — Vice President Joe Biden and congressman Paul Ryan are clashing over their plans for Medicare and Social ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Joe Biden Commanding Stage, Leading Debate: Survey | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

Forty minutes into the vice-presidential debate Thursday night, Biden continues to hold the upper hand, according to an instant survey of viewers. Abo...

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...

Amanda Terkel

'47 Percent' Finally Comes Up In Debates | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

One of the most notable parts of the first presidential debate was what wasn't mentioned: Mitt Romney's now-famous remarks saying that 47 percent of t...