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2008-10-03 06:00:18

By Ken Dilanian and Richard Wolf A look at some of the claims made by Sen. Joe Biden and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the vice presidential debate Thursday night in St. Louis: Health care The claim: Palin said Barack Obama wants a "universal, government-run program" and "health care being taken over by the feds." The facts: Obama's health care plan does not call for a government takeover. In fact, it isn't even universal. It would only cover all children. Obama's plan would give...

2008-10-02 09:00:03

By BETH FOUHY By Beth Fouhy The Associated Press NEW YORK It's easily the most-anticipated vice presidential face-off ever, and Sarah Palin head s into her debate with Joe Biden weighed down by fresh evidence that voters doubt her readiness for the job. A new AP-Gfk poll released Wednesday found that just 25 percent of likely voters believe Palin has the right experience to be president. That's down from 41 percent just after the GOP convention, when the Alaska governor made her...

2008-10-02 03:00:33

The Kilgore twins pounded the Democratic ticket of Sens. Barack Obama and Joseph R. Biden Jr. yesterday for what they called doublespeak on coal. Former Attorney General Jerry W. Kilgore and his identical twin brother, Del. Terry G. Kilgore, R-Scott, said Biden said he did not want any more clean-coal plants in the United States only days before he touted the benefits of coal during an appearance in Southwest Virginia. The Republican ticket of Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin,...

2008-09-30 00:00:25

By Dominic Lawson Joseph Robinette Biden - known to all as "Joe" - was once the most talked about American politician in Britain. Unfortunately for the senior Delaware Senator, all the talk was accompanied by incredulous laughter. As part of his Presidential campaign 20 years ago, he lifted verbatim and without attribution Neil Kinnock's celebrated remarks: "Why am I the first Kinnock in a thousand generations to be able to get to a University ... was it because all our predecessors were...

2008-09-26 21:00:23

By Hoppy Kercheval WEST Virginia Democratic leaders were thrilled when Barack Obama picked Joe Biden as his running mate. Finally, the reasoning went, a blue collar-type guy with Pennsylvania roots who can help the long-shot Obama campaign in West Virginia. But any chance the Obama-Biden ticket may have had in West Virginia has evaporated in a "YouTube" minute - or 53 seconds to be exact. Biden, working a rope line in Ohio, is asked by an earnest- looking young woman who clearly...

2008-09-26 00:00:15

Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden took aim at the John McCain-Sarah Palin ticket this morning, telling a Greensburg audience that the Republican team is out of touch with U.S. workers and senior citizens. "Ladies and gentlemen, we need an end to the policies and philosophies that got us into this economy. We should not bail out Wall Street without helping innocent homeowners," Biden, a U.S. Senator from Delaware, told a crowd of about 500 at Greensburg Salem Senior High...

2008-09-24 18:00:17

Republican John McCain was wrong on the "critical national security issues of our time," Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden says. Biden, in a speech Wednesday in Cincinnati, said McCain still insists "against all the evidence and all the facts that Iraq is the central front in the war on terrorism" instead of "the mountains between Afghanistan and Pakistan," the Los Angeles Times reported. "John is more than wrong -- he is dangerously wrong," Biden said. "On a question so...

2008-09-22 18:00:15

The National Guard deserves to participate fully in military decision-making, Democratic U.S. vice presidential candidate Joe Biden said Monday. Biden told those attending the National Guard Association Conference in Baltimore "Your men and women are serving and dying. Your voice needs to be heard." He said Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would provide Guard members equipment for training at home and deployment when sent overseas. Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks...

2008-09-18 15:00:15

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: John Kartch of Americans for Tax Reform, +1-202-785- 0266, jkartch@atr.org. Is it "Patriotic" to raise taxes on small business? WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Under Barack Obama's tax plan, the bulk of small business profits would be subject to a higher tax rate. In the worldview of the Obama campaign, the increased tax burden would make small business owners and workers much more "patriotic" under the Obama plan. "It's time to be...

2008-09-14 12:00:12

By Nedra Pickler Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The vice presidential nominee you aren't hearing so much about, Democrat Joe Biden, is planning a more prominent role to help validate Barack Obama among white working- class voters and criticize the Republican rival he's long called a friend. Republican running mate Sarah Palin is soaking up the campaign spotlight with magazine covers and joint rallies with John McCain that draw thousands, while Biden has had a more traditional role...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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