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10:34pm

Thu October 11, 2012
It's All Politics

Media Circus: Who Won? The Moderator

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 10:51 am

Vice President Joe Biden speaks as Republican Rep. Paul Ryan and moderator Martha Raddatz listen during the vice presidential debate at Centre College on Thursday in Danville, Ky.
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Atmospherically, the vice presidential debate pitted old versus new. Vice President Joe Biden lives in a world where no lily goes ungilded, and every 'lative is super. Rep. Paul Ryan speeds through campaigning energetically, like the heroic train in the new movie Atlas Got Cut Using the P90X Workout.

And the moderator Martha Raddatz? She came out guns blazing. No avuncular, passive Jim Lehrer she.

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10:23pm

Thu October 11, 2012
It's All Politics

Biden, Ryan Bent The Truth At Times, Fact Checkers Say

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 10:53 am

5:53pm

Thu October 11, 2012
It's All Politics

Biden, Ryan Engage In Spirited Vice Presidential Debate

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 10:54 am

Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan during Thursday's debate.
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Vice President Biden and his Republican opponent, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, had a lively debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky., this evening — one marked by Biden's aggressive challenges to many of the Republican vice presidential nominee's claims and Ryan's oft-repeated message that the Obama-Biden administration's policies aren't working.

The discussion was steered by ABC News' Martha Raddatz. It's the only vice presidential debate of the campaign.

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5:28pm

Thu October 11, 2012
It's All Politics

B-I-D-E-N Or R-Y-A-N? It's Debate Bingo

WNYC's vice presidential debate game
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If you're looking for something else to do while watching or listening to tonight's 90-minute vice presidential debate, there's always debate bingo.

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9:56am

Thu October 11, 2012
It's All Politics

Wonkfest Or Slugfest? Anticipation Mounts Ahead Of Biden Vs. Ryan

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 11:51 am

Tonight's faceoff between Vice President Joe Biden (right) and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will likely be an important stage-setter for next week's second presidential debate.
Jose Luis Magana/Thanassis Stavrakis AP

It may be the undercard to the main event, but partisans on both sides are talking some trash ahead of the vice presidential debate tonight in Danville, Ky.

The pressure is particularly intense on Vice President Joe Biden, following his boss' lackluster performance in last week's presidential debate, which moved GOP nominee Mitt Romney into a national polling lead.

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