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Fri October 12, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Vice Presidential Candidates Spar Over Medicare

Originally published on Fri October 12, 2012 4:57 pm

Vice President Biden (left) and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan during Thursday's debate.
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It's hardly surprising that Thursday night's vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky., would feature a spirited debate about Medicare. GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is the author of a controversial Medicare proposal that Democrats have been campaigning against for more than a year now.

But fact checkers have raised some flags about some of the claims the candidates made.

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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



It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.


And I'm Steve Inskeep.

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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