Joe Biden

What viewers didn’t see in Thursday night’s veep debate

What viewers didn’t see in Thursday night’s veep debate

Most voters watching the debate from home didn’t get to see what happened before and after Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan went on stage Thursday. Even then, some exchanges were lost in broadcast. Here’s what those voters missed: ___ BEFORE THE DEBATE In the minutes leading up to the debate, moderator […]

Is it up to Joe Biden to save Barack Obama’s butt?

Is it up to Joe Biden to save Barack Obama’s butt?

In a normal Presidential election year, the one vice presidential debate is usually an exercise in political vanity but Campaign 2012 is anything but normal. After President Barack Obama’s dismal debate performance last week put challenger Mitt Romney back into the race, the watchers and clockers will keep an eye on tonight’s veep talkfest between […]

Democrats look to Biden to provide rebound for Obama

Democrats look to Biden to provide rebound for Obama

With the Republicans grabbing the momentum in a shifting White House race, Vice President Joe Biden will look to recover some ground and ease Democratic worries on Thursday in a high-stakes debate against Republican challenger Paul Ryan. Mitt Romney‘s steady climb in polls since President Barack Obama’s poor performance in last week’s first debate has […]

Romney on the rebound in swing states

Romney on the rebound in swing states

Mitt Romney appeared on Sunday to have halted his perilous slide in the polls and is back to running a close race with President Barack Obama as he prepares a new assault on the Democrat over foreign policy. A solid performance against Obama at Wednesday’s first presidential debate in Denver has helped the Republican challenger […]

Biden: Deficit news hit in administration’s first week

Biden:  Deficit news hit in administration’s first week

Vice President Joe Biden says that he and President Barack Obama had been on the job less than a week when a top economic adviser told them the country was facing a trillion-dollar budget deficit. Biden says that Obama replied, “But I haven’t done anything yet.” Biden blames the deficit on the previous Bush administration, […]

Both campaigns silence rhetoric on 9/11 anniversary

Both campaigns silence rhetoric on 9/11 anniversary

It could be the only day before Nov. 6 without explicit partisan rancor. Both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney plan to take down their negative ads in honor of the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Neither planned to appear at overtly political events, although Election Day is never far from […]

Does racism drive anger over Obama?

Does racism drive anger over Obama?

Is it because he’s black? The question of whether race fuels opposition to President Barack Obama has become one of the most divisive topics of the election. It is sowing anger and frustration among conservatives who are labeled racist simply for opposing Obama’s policies and liberals who see no other explanation for such deep dislike […]

Obama attempts to make case for re-election

Obama attempts to make case for re-election

President Barack Obama’s fall mission: Remind voters why they chose him in the first place, hope the economy doesn’t get worse — and paint Mitt Romney as an unacceptable alternative. “On every issue, the choice you face won’t be just between two candidates or two parties. It will be a choice between two different paths […]

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