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Vp Debate

Obama Will Need Some of What Joe Was Drinking

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

The president has big shoes to fill, with much riding on his ability to shed the urge to stay above the petty fray that is Washington politics.

'SNL' Parodies VP Debate With Help From Usain Bolt

AP | Posted 10.18.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK -- "Saturday Night Live" parodied the vice presidential debate with a little help from the world's fastest man. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt...

9 Things You Need To Know About Raddatz

BuzzFeed SHIFT | Posted 10.15.2012 | Women

1. She's been to Iraq 21 times. As a foreign affairs correspondent for ABC, she's covered the Middle East extensively — she's been to Afghanistan...

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.

Veep Debate Post-Mortem: What the Pundits Missed

Alan Schroeder | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

Biden's triumph was only partly about personality. It also had to do with strategy. He knew exactly what he was doing on that stage. Was he over the top? Absolutely. But for the most part Biden drew the response he had been seeking.

WATCH: Arianna Appears On 'SNL'

Posted 12.14.2012 | Comedy

Arianna appeared on 'SNL' this week to discuss the Vice Presidential debate. Played by Nasim Pedrad, she sounded off on Paul Ryan and Joe Biden and of...

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.

Matt Taibbi: Joe Biden Was Right To Laugh

Rolling Stone | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

I've never thought much of Joe Biden. But man, did he get it right in last night's debate, and not just because he walloped sniveling little Paul Ryan...

WATCH: Obama & Romney Watch The VP Debate

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.13.2012 | Comedy

During Thursday's vice presidential debate between incumbent Joe Biden and challenger Paul Ryan, we can only imagine what Barack Obama and Mitt Romney...

Keeping Score at the Debates: Biden Mauls Ryan on Malarkey and Religion While the Woman Keeping Them in Check Became the Night's Breakout Star

Lea Black | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
Lea Black

Now, that's a debate! After a weak wonkfest last week, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Congressman Paul Ryan traded uppercuts and right crosses, not light taps (you can almost hear the brakes tighten on the Romney momentum).

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...

Ringside at the Undercard

Will Durst | Posted 12.12.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

On the style versus substance front, the GOP rep accused the Vice President of being loud, overbearing and rude. The very same qualities they called bold and commanding when Romney wore them last week. Hey, you guys: make up your mind. Pot-kettle-black much?

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan: They Take It on Faith

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Davis Schneiderman

Wouldn't it be nice if we had leaders who made choices based not upon a secret code of ideology or moral principle -- on a faith that provides their guidance system -- but upon the actual conditions of an issue as it expresses itself?

Most Important VP Debate Question: What Kind of Country Will We Be?

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Rev. Susan Russell

The stakes are too high, the challenges are too great and the work of rebuilding this country on the other side of the Bush Administration debacle is too important to leave it to "trust us -- the details are behind the curtain in Box #2."

Defeating Yourself: How Joe Biden Snatched a Draw From the Jaws of Victory

Howard Barbanel | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Howard Barbanel

Biden seemed to be on steroids and amphetamines, as if he were trying to overcompensate for last week's lackluster performance by his boss, President Obama, in his match-up against Mitt Romney. This led to Biden actually punching himself around the ring a few times.

Reaction Shots Have No Place in Debates

Scott Blakeman | Posted 12.12.2012 | Media
Scott Blakeman

What does that say about us when the winner of a debate is chosen, not by what they say, but by how they look and sound as they say it, or by how they react to what their opponent is saying?

Biden/Ryan Hair Swap

Posted 10.12.2012 | Comedy

If you ever wondered what Joe Biden and Paul Ryan would look like with swapped haircuts, Shelby White has answered that (very strange) question for y...

Why Martha Raddatz Won The Debate

BuzzFeed SHIFT | Posted 10.12.2012 | Women

The Vice Presidential Debate's winner? Not a candidate, but the debate's moderator, ABC's Martha Raddatz. Raddatz asked questions on a wide span of...

Biden's Win Stops Obama's Bleeding

Brian Jencunas | Posted 10.12.2012 | College
Brian Jencunas

Although Obama's demeanor is a poor fit for imitating the aggressive performance of his vice president, he would be wise to copy the substance, if not the style, of Biden's performance.

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.

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.

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...

PHOTOS: Janna Ryan And Jill Biden Embrace Color At The VP Debates

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.12.2012 | Style

Things heated up at the VP debate.

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 "...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Paul Ryan Changes Tone On Foreign Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

In Thursday's Vice Presidential Debate, Rep. Paul Ryan struck an aggressive pose on foreign policy, saying the US shouldn't have sought UN approval to...