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Often Written Off, Biden Has Long List Of Deals To His Name
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"No, this really is Joe Biden!" (He borrowed a Costco employee's phone to say hello to someone.) Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Biden and his Republican opponent, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, participate in the vice presidential debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky., Thursday. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Is The V.P. Debate A Sideshow Or Something More?
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Could Ryan Lure Younger Voters To GOP?
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Who will be Romney's VP? The naming of his running mate is likely going to come in mid-August, after his foreign trip and the conclusion of the Olympics. Ken Rudin collection hide caption

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Biden: Iraq Will Be A Partner; History Will Judge If War Was Worth It
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Last Wednesday's Junkie segment on TOTN
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Vice President Joe Biden smiles after filing papers for President Obama to be on the N.H. primary ballot. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Wednesday's Junkie segment on TOTN
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