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Joe Biden's Tears Remembered

Steven Petrow | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Petrow

Weeks after Joe Biden's election to congress, his wife and daughter would perish and I would write a note of condolence. Though the letter is long gone, his response back to me has been kept for 36 years.

The Oxymoron of Clean Coal (Joe Biden Had it Right Before He Had it Wrong.)

Simran Sethi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Simran Sethi

Clean coal is a lie. The catch-all term is used by politicians and coal advocates alike to lull the American public into complacency.

Can She Speak Now?

Sara Geiger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Geiger


Video: Presidential Debate Town-Hall

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FULL DEBATE COVERAGE, ANALYSIS Watch the town-hall presidential debate live with CNN's player. -OR- Watch it streamed live on Hulu. --- Earlier ...

The Truth About Palin and Darfur

Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeanne Devon (AKMuckraker)

During last week's VP debate, Sarah Palin talked big with claims of her administration's leadership role in an attempt to divest Alaska holdings from Darfur. Sound too good to be true? Guess why.

Ifill: Palin "Blew Me Off"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, vice presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill said Palin "more than ignored" some of her questions -- she "blew me...

Behind the Red Velvet Rope: GOP VP Debate Party

Corinne Calesso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Corinne Calesso

NEW YORK, NY: Houndstooth Pub is one of those bar-restaurants on 8th Avenue near Penn Station with red walls, black woodwork. Big tv screens replace ...

SNL: Tina Fey's Plucky Palin, Ann Hathaway, The Bailout, And Mark Wahlberg With A Goat

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tina Fey continued her dominance as late-night's favorite character in yet another killer portrayal of Sarah Palin on this evening's "Saturday Night L...

The View from Abroad: Who Won the Debate?

Jillian York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jillian York

During the run up to the vice presidential debate, there was much media and blogosphere speculation as how Governor Sarah Palin might handle the debat...

A Deadline for David Brooks

Peter Mehlman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Mehlman

What's the point of television sports criticism? It's not like a Broadway Musical where a bad review may keep you from seeing it. The game is over.

Sarah Palin Has An Eyelash Problem (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin has an eye-lash problem: Update: She also seemed to spend half the debate winking at America. Was she trying to woo us...or pull someth...

Biden Gets Choked Up Talking About Family (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Biden gets choked up when talking about the struggles of American families and the trials he himself went through when his wife and young daughter wer...

Vice Presidential Debate: Reaction, Analysis (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Below is a round up of reaction to Thursday night's vice presidential debate: The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder called the debate a wash in terms of who w...

Obama Hits Palin's Debate Performance In Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's campaign is already out with an ad based on the vice presidential debate -- specifically, Sarah Palin's inability to defend John McCain...

McCain: How About Sarah Palin, HHEHHH?!?! (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain gets guttural while touting his running mate's performance in the vice presidential debate. Watch: UPDATE: Here's a remixed version cou...

Gwen Ifill Responds To "Very Conservative Folks" On Oprah: "I Haven't Even Written The Barack Obama Chapter Yet"

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Gwen Ifill appeared on "Oprah" Friday to debrief following Thursday night's Vice Presidential debate, which she moderated. Oprah asked Ifill about th...

O'Biden vs. McPalin

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

It is now pretty clear that the vice presidential candidates will not be a deciding factor in this election, even though they each exceeded their low expectations for the debate.

Madam (Vice) President

Hooman Majd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hooman Majd

Ms. Palin's well-rehearsed statements about Iran and its fiery president betrayed a real and fundamental lack of knowledge, and the larger issue of what the future of U.S.-Iranian relations might, or should, look like.

Biden Camp "Nothing Short Of Buoyant" Over Debate

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following Thursday's one and only vice-presidential debate, the mood in the Biden camp was nothing short of buoyant as they bolted out of St. Louis in...

What the Palin-Biden Debate Really Told us

Carl Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Bernstein

Palin appeared to lack any semblance of the requisite depth, knowledge, or sense of history we should expect in a president or vice president. As a Republican former White House chief of staff said to me, "Palin is evidence of desperation; she is an embarrassment."

The Politics of War: Substance Rules Over Spin

James P. Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Rubin

With our nation facing two hot wars abroad and an economic melt-down at home, substance matters. And when it came to substance, Senator Biden had a good night indeed.

Shakespearean Tragedy

Michael Showalter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Showalter

If last nights debate was a production of Macbeth the critics would have called it bad casting. "Why would anyone cast Heidi Montag in the role of Lady Macbeth?" They'd say.

You Betcha She's Doggone Cute

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Jong

Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro had ideas you could disagree with. But Sarah Palin is perky and inscrutable at once, you betcha. She talks. We listen but we have no idea what's been said.

McCain Camp Admits Palin Got Homeowner Protections Position Wrong

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin got her facts wrong in Thursday's debate with Joe Biden when discussing where John McCain stands on new protections for homeowners facing ...

Grading the Debate: As Smart as a 5th Grader?

Darryle Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darryle Pollack

Based on the debate, what would a 5th grader think about what they are learning in school? They might believe that what we tell them is true: anyone in America can grow up to be president.