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Paul Ryan Debate

Paul Ryan's Text Messages Utterly Boring

Tony Phillips | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

While stumping at a VFW hall in the capital of Indiana this afternoon, Republican Vice Presidential candidate and emerging heart-throb Paul Ryan inadvertently left his iPhone on a lectern and departed in a motorcade destined for the Indianapolis airport.

Malarkey!

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.

Paul Ryan Gets A Meme

Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts

The moment Paul Ryan revealed his workout regimen to TIME Magazine, we all knew it was a matter of time before those photographic gems were turned int...

Biden and Ryan Engage in a Dishonest Debate

Atul Singh | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Atul Singh

At a time of crisis, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan make claims and counterclaims, and fail to address the issues facing America honestly.

Ryan and Romney's Secret Plan to Cut the Deficit -- and Why Romney Opposes It

William K. Black | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
William K. Black

It's a good thing that Ryan doesn't really have a secret plan to reduce the budget deficit, because it would cost millions of Americans their jobs by throwing us into a recession or depression.

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.

The VP Debate Was Really About Congress

Arshad Hasan | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics
Arshad Hasan

As much as Paul Ryan tried to mislead, omit, or obfuscate the positions of the Romney-Ryan ticket, the GOP record in Congress tells all the parts of the story that Ryan didn't.

Jason Linkins

A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Oct. 12

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Why Biden Won

Robert Reich | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Biden not only trounced Ryan, but also, in the process, trounced Romney.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

VP Debate Drew Mixed Reviews Of Biden

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'TOON: Someone Got Schooled At The Debate

Posted 10.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Now THAT's what a debate should be like! Substantive discussions, witty one-liners and enough grandstanding to wind-up the most jaded pundits. But ...

Joshua Hersh

Romney Accuses Biden Of 'Doubling Down On Denial'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Father Biden and the Altar Boy

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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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...

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...

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...

Howard Fineman

Biden Bails Water, Now It's Up To The Captain

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 "...