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Debate Decision: A Family Still Divided In Swing State Ohio

Tom Barnes

October 12, 2012 Tom Barnes, a retired grain farmer born in Ohio, is a Fox News conservative. His daughter, Becky, who's turned part of the big family farm south of Columbus into an organic vegetable operation, is an Obama Democrat. They try not to talk politics, but during the vice presidential debate, they did. And then some.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Biden, Ryan Bent The Truth At Times, Fact Checkers Say

October 11, 2012 There were some sketchy claims about health care, security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya, and other subjects. But early analyses aren't pointing to any huge whoppers.

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Transcript And Audio: Vice Presidential Debate

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., participate in the vice presidential debate, moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News, Thursday in Danville, Ky.

October 11, 2012 Transcript of the debate between Vice President Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

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Here's Where To Get 'Fact Checks' Tonight

October 11, 2012 The fact checkers will be up and running for tonight's vice presidential debate.

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Biden, Ryan Engage In Spirited Vice Presidential Debate

Vice President Joe Biden (left) and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan during Thursday's debate.

October 11, 2012 Vice President Biden and his Republican opponent, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, faced off tonight in their only debate before the Nov. 6 election.

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B-I-D-E-N Or R-Y-A-N? It's Debate Bingo

WNYC's vice presidential debate game

October 11, 2012 If you're looking for something else to do while watching or listening to tonight's 90-minute vice presidential debate, there's always debate bingo.

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A Closer Look: Beyond The Buzzwords

October 11, 2012 In the first presidential debate between President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a few terms and figures became flash points for later discussion. Here's a closer look at a few of these disputed terms that are likely to come up in Thursday's vice presidential debate.

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Shots - Health News

Romney: People Don't Die For Lack Of Insurance

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney boards his campaign plane Thursday in Dayton, Ohio, for a flight to North Carolina. In comments to The Columbus Dispatch, Romney said uninsured Americans don't die from a lack of health care.

October 11, 2012 Mitt Romney's claim is belied by a large and growing body of academic studies. Democrats pounced on the remarks, which came a day after the GOP presidential nominee's comments on abortion stirred controversy.

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Live Chat: Biden, Ryan Take Center Stage In Debate

Centre College students stand in for the vice presidential candidates and the moderator during lighting tests onstage Wednesday in Danville, Ky.

October 11, 2012 The vice presidential contenders meet for their first and only debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky. All eyes will be watching how both men respond in the wake of last week's presidential debate. Join us for a live discussion and share your reactions.

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How Ohio Could Swing The Election

A campaign charter flight carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan arrives in Ohio, which has seen nearly nonstop visits from the candidates in recent weeks.

October 11, 2012 The Ohio race — and, quite possibly the national contest — could be decided in the Columbus area, particularly in the "collar" counties that surround the big university town. And the polls have tightened since the first presidential debate.

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Wonkfest Or Slugfest? Anticipation Mounts Ahead Of Biden Vs. Ryan

Tonight's faceoff between Vice President Joe Biden (right) and GOP Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will likely be an important stage-setter for next week's second presidential debate.

October 11, 2012 Vice presidential debates are often quickly forgotten, but tonight's matchup — featuring what one pundit calls "probably two of the most substantive vice presidential candidates we've ever had" — will likely be widely watched. Both men are steeped in policy but offer big contrasts in styles.

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Business

Beep If You Understand Veep Buzzwords

Wind turbines dwarf a church near Wilson, Kan. The White House wants to extend a federal wind energy credit, but the Romney campaign wants to let it expire.

October 11, 2012 The vice presidential debate is bound to feature lots of budget buzzwords. They may be shorthand for policies that could have huge impacts on taxpayers and the annual $1 trillion budget deficit.

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