6:01 PM, Oct 11, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden has been munching on M&Ms and animal crackers to prepare for tonight's debate with Paul Ryan, according to the Obama campaign. He's also been consuming coffee, tea, and Gatorade.
The Obama campaign provides more details. "[T]his afternoon, the Vice President is spending time with family and friends at a private residence outside of Danville owned by local supporters," according to an unnamed campaign official.
4:38 PM, Oct 10, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In advance of tomorrow's vice presidential debate, it's worth recalling who made the most gaffes last go around, when Joe Biden faced off against Sarah Palin.
ABC News reports Dem spin without context.5:26 PM, Aug 22, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Democrats are trying to use Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's bizarre and offensive comments about rape and pregnancy to smear GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. And many journalists are playing along.
According to Chris Good of ABC News:
With mom at his side, Ryan hits Obama’s Medicare rationing board, makes positive case for reform.2:05 PM, Aug 18, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
The Villages, Fla.
“This is my mom Betty,” vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said as he took the stage at a campaign rally with his 78-year-old mother in Florida’s largest retirement community. “She's why I'm here,” Ryan continued. “She and her grandkids are why I'm here.”
10:24 AM, Aug 18, 2012 • By JENNIFER POLLOM
In the short week since Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick, many are scrambling to figure out just what exactly is the Ryan budget plan.
The Romney-Ryan ticket welcomes a battle over entitlements.
Aug 27, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 46 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
So much for conventional wisdom. These things were considered either highly unlikely or impossible before August 10: Mitt Romney picking Paul Ryan as his running mate; the Republican presidential ticket choosing to campaign on Medicare reform; and Republicans actually winning that political fight.
1:50 PM, Aug 17, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Washington Examiner reports that "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pressed by her husband and a top Obama aide to consider replacing Vice President Joe Biden just a couple of weeks ago, claims the author of the New York Times bestseller 'The Amateur.'" Clinton, the report states, turned down the request.
But the secretary of state's staff is denying that this reported lunch between Clinton and top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett even took place, ever.
3:59 PM, Aug 16, 2012 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Almost exactly twenty years ago, when I was Vice President Dan Quayle's chief of staff, we faced an attempt by some aides to President George H.W. Bush to dump Quayle at the last minute. President Bush refused. Doing so, he thought, would be disloyal and dishonorable.
12:02 PM, Aug 16, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama's closest political adviser, David Axelrod, would not rule out dropping Vice President Joe Biden from this year's presidential ticket when asked about the rumors this morning on MSNBC.
"All right. David, it's Sam Stein," said the Huffington Post writer to Axelrod. "I''m guessing you're not taking John McCain's advice to drop him and put Hillary Clinton? But a more serious question --"
Obama meets with Biden and Clinton in the Oval Office.8:01 AM, Aug 16, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Perhaps further fueling speculation that Barack Obama may replace Joe Biden on the Democratic presidential ticket with, say, Hillary Clinton, take a look at part of the president's schedule for today:
12:00 AM, Aug 16, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
During a campaign event Wednesday night at Miami University of Ohio, vice presidential candidate and Miami U. alumnus Paul Ryan reminisced about the fond memories of his alma mater. "I spent a lot of formative years here," Ryan said. "I like my Skyline 5-way [chili], turkey gobblers, cheese fries, stickers.” He mentioned the time he got hurt at the local ice rink. “That’s why I have a cleft chin—14 stiches playing hockey here."
12:43 PM, Aug 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
At 11:51, in a story titled, "Paul Ryan pick is less popular than Palin, Cheney selections, poll shows," the Washington Post reported:
Rep. Paul Ryan starts his vice presidential campaign in not-so-great territory, with Americans rating his selection more unfavorably than any pick since at least 2000, according to a new poll.