VP Debate: Biden, Ryan at each other on everything

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Associated Press

Posted on October 11, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 11 at 9:03 PM

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan have squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and foreign policy in their one and only debate.

The 90-minute face-off was fast-moving and feisty from the start and marked by sharp disagreements and interruptions.

After Ryan attacked the administration's foreign policy as being weak, the vice president called the assessment "a bunch of malarkey." About the interruptions, Ryan said Biden was "under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground." That was reference to last week's presidential debate in which even President Barack Obama concedes he had "a bad night."

Unlike that debate, Biden brought up the video in which Romney had said 47 percent of Americans pay no federal income tax, view themselves as victims and do not take responsibility for their own lives.

The event was held at Kentucky's Centre College and moderated by ABC's Martha Raddatz.

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344-a-11-(Vice President Joe Biden, during debate)-"to sell ya"-Vice President Joe Biden says there's only one way to interpret Mitt Romney's secretly recorded remarks about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay taxes. (11 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *344 (10/11/12)>> 00:11 "to sell ya"

348-a-16-(Vice President Joe Biden, during debate)-"a long time"-Vice President Joe Biden says GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan was for the budget deal that includes the possibility of automatic spending cuts before he was against it. (11 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *348 (10/11/12)>> 00:16 "a long time"

343-a-14-(Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., GOP vice presidential nominee and Vice President Joe Biden, during debate)-"everybody to succeed"-Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says Democrats are playing political games with running mate Mitt Romney's secretly recorded statement about the 47 percent of Americans who don't pay taxes. (11 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *343 (10/11/12)>> 00:14 "everybody to succeed"

347-a-14-(Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., GOP vice presidential nominee, during debate)-"on our military"-Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says the mandatory cuts in military spending would be disastrous. (11 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *347 (10/11/12)>> 00:14 "on our military"

345-a-11-(Congressman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., GOP vice presidential nominee, with Vice President Joe Biden and moderator Martha Raddatz, during debate)-"math adds up"-Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says he and Mitt Romney have the framework for a tax cut plan that will work. (11 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *345 (10/11/12)>> 00:11 "math adds up"

346-a-15-(Vice President Joe Biden, during debate)-"250 thousand dollars"-Vice President Joe Biden says the Romney-Ryan tax cut proposal can't be compareed to the Reagan tax cut of the 1980s. (11 Oct 2012)

<<CUT *346 (10/11/12)>> 00:15 "250 thousand dollars"

APPHOTO DBT540: Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin participate in the vice presidential debate at Centre College, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in Danville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) (11 Oct 2012)

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