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Fri October 12, 2012
It's All Politics

7 Signals Stolen From The Running Mates' One-Game Playoff

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 12:59 pm

Vice President Biden and Republican Paul Ryan at Thursday night's debate.
Saul Loeb AFP/Getty Images

You may have noticed that the vice presidential debate took place on the same day as four crucial games in this year's baseball playoffs. In case you were distracted at all by the latter, here's some of what you may have missed:

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Fri October 12, 2012
Fun Words

The Word Of The Day Is Malarkey

The top 4 related search terms from the VP debate as tweeted by @GooglePolitics Thursday night.
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Last night's spirited debate produced a ton of reaction online. Break-out terms during the debate were 'Biden laughing,' 'Ryan sipping,' and 'Martha Raddatz.' It was also a word: malarkey.

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Fri October 12, 2012

TRANSCRIPT & VIDEO: The 2012 Vice Presidential Debate

Screencap from the Vice Presidential Debate between Paul Ryan (pictured left) and Vice President Joe Biden (pictured right)

Transcript and video of the Oct. 11 debate between Vice President Biden and his Republican challenger, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News.

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Fri October 12, 2012
Election 2012

No. 2s, Biden, Ryan, Square Off In Combative Debate



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Last night's vice presidential debate offered a reminder about American politics. It can be infuriating, misleading and irrelevant, but at its best politics becomes a spectacle - a highly informative show - which is what the vice presidential candidates delivered last night in a debate in Kentucky.

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Thu October 11, 2012
It's All Politics

5 Takeaways From The Vice Presidential Debate

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 7:07 am

Vice President Biden and his Republican opponent, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, participate in the vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky., Thursday.
Charlie Neibergall AP

Neither candidate let his opponent get away with much of anything during the vice presidential debate Thursday night.

The tabletop discussion between Vice President Biden and Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin showcased their clear differences over policy. The two disagreed about nearly every issue that came up, whether it was military posture, tax policy or abortion.

Many of these differences were expressed in negative, sometimes surprisingly personal terms.

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