Paul Ryan

Foreign policy dominates vice presidential debate

Foreign policy dominates vice presidential debate

Vice President Joe Biden challenged his rival Paul Ryan on Thursday to show how a Republican administration would alter U.S. foreign policy in a dangerous world, but extracted few new details on issues including Iran, Syria and Afghanistan. Biden and Ryan spent almost half the time in their only debate sparring over foreign policy, with […]

Truth takes a holiday, skips vice-presidential debate

Truth takes a holiday, skips vice-presidential debate

Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there. But in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden seemed unaware. “We weren’t told they wanted more security there,” the […]

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 […]

Ryan to sportsmen: ‘We will protect your rights’

Ryan to sportsmen: ‘We will protect your rights’

Republican vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan is telling a national sportsmen group that he and Mitt Romney would work to prevent any more restrictions on hunting and gun ownership. Speaking to around 1,000 members of the the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance at a rally on Saturday night, Ryan said he will fight any more restrictions to public […]

Congress will take the easy route on budget and go home

Congress will take the easy route on budget and go home

America’s do-nothing Congress took the path of least resistance is voting in a six-month stopgap spending bill that keeps the government running but does nothing to deal with the many financial problems the nation is facing. The stopgap measure is a resounding defeat for tea party Republicans since the extension is at least $19 billion […]

Can Congress accomplish anything in short, pre-election session?

Can Congress accomplish anything in short, pre-election session?

When lawmakers return to Washington on Monday, they face big issues, including taxes, spending cuts and the prospect of a debilitating “fiscal cliff” in January. Yet Congress is expected to do what it often does best: punt problems to the future. With Election Day less than two months away, their focus seems to be on […]

Obama raises more campaign cash than Romney in August

Obama raises more campaign cash than Romney in August

President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested campaign. Obama raised more than $114 million in August, while Romney brought in just over $111 million, according to numbers released early Monday by the rival campaigns. It’s the […]