Latest United States vice-presidential debate Stories

2008-11-01 15:00:10

Republicans need to raise $5 million in the next three days to compete with Democrats' get-out-the-vote efforts, the GOP's U.S. vice presidential nominee said. The e-mail to supporters, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin said the presidential race between Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama is tightening. The Alaska governor also warned that the Obama campaign is better funded than the campaign she and McCain are waging. She said Democrats are "using their financial edge...

2008-10-28 18:00:15

Democratic U.S. vice presidential nominee Joe Biden said Tuesday John McCain is "promising to continue" President George Bush's economic policies. Speaking to a crowd in Ocala, Fla., Biden, a U.S. senator from Delaware, said McCain, the Republican presidential nominee and a U.S. senator from Arizona, would like Bush provide tax breaks for companies sending jobs overseas but "no relief for 100 million middle-class families." Seeking to tie McCain closely to the unpopular president, Biden...

2008-10-16 12:25:00

The Oct. 15 Presidential debate offered one last big opportunity for John McCain and Barack Obama to prove their mettle and win over voters in this hotly contested election. Since the first debate last month [BusinessWeek, 9/29/08], I have been paying close attention to each candidate's nonverbal communication, which accounts for as much as 93% of the message actually received by viewers. Nonverbal signals include everything from facial expressions, tone of voice, distance, and posture, to...

2008-10-06 09:00:20

Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, Oct. 5 BAGHDAD -- Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abu al-Gheit arrived in Baghdad on an unannounced visit on Sunday, official Iraqi television reported. (Iraq-Egypt-Visit) - - - - BANGKOK -- Thai police arrested another leader of anti- government coalition People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) on Sunday morning, the second arrest of PAD leaders in three days. PAD leader Chamlong Srimuang was arrested at an election booth at the Seth Sathien...

2008-10-04 18:00:08

By Wesley Johnson; Press Association America's two vice presidential nominees targeted their rivals at the top of the ticket as both avoided making any significant mistakes in their only head-to-head debate of the 2008 election. Republican Sarah Palin said Barack Obama's Iraq policy would raise "a white flag of surrender in Iraq" while her Democratic rival Joe Biden linked John McCain with the unpopular presidency of George Bush. Initial reactions from US political pundits showed both...

2008-10-03 21:00:02

By Jo Mannies ST. LOUIS - Vice presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joe Biden spent most of their time defending or attacking the two men at the top of their tickets John McCain and Barack Obama in a 90- minute debate Thursday night touted as a potential game-changer. Whether the Biden-Palin confrontation will live up to its billing as the most consequential vice presidential debate in history may not be known for days, when analysts and public opinion polls weigh in. Immediately...

2008-10-03 18:00:20

Queen Latifah has agreed to play PBS journalist and U.S. vice presidential debate moderator Gwen Ifill on "Saturday Night Live," TMZ reported Friday. The actress and singer is to play Ifill on this week's episode of the sketch comedy show, which also will feature Fey's third appearance as Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the entertainment news Web site said. Latifah has recently been busy promoting her new film "The Secret Lives of Bees."

2008-10-03 18:00:13

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- As political pundits comment on who the clear winner was from the 2008 Vice Presidential debate, bloggers and social media enthusiasts across the Internet have found that each candidate benefited from their appearance. The reaction to Republican Governor Sarah Palin and Democratic Senator Joe Biden's debate on Thursday night was positive when compared to the weeks preceding the debate. According to RelevantNoise(TM), Zeta Interactive's technology that...

2008-10-03 18:00:02

By Jim Kuhnhenn ST. LOUIS - Under intense scrutiny, Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin stood her ground Thursday night against a vastly more experienced Joe Biden, debating the economy, energy and global warming, then challenging him on Iraq, "especially with your son in the National Guard." The Alaska governor also noted that Biden had once said Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wasn't ready to be commander in chief, "and I know again that you opposed the move...

2008-10-03 15:00:10

By CRAIG GILBERT In their only debate of the campaign, vice presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Joe Biden offered viewers at home Thursday night a breathtaking array of contrasts -- age, gender, geography, experience, personality, philosophy. Standing behind lecterns a few feet apart for 90 minutes, the 44- year-old first-term governor of Alaska and the 66-year-old six-term Delaware senator debated the merits of their running mates, with neither one appearing to make a defining...

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