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Biden chomps at bit for his turn at debate

October 4, 2012 COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- Vice President Joe Biden put a positive spin on President Obama’s widely panned debate performance on Thursday while making a fleet pivot to focusing on upcoming debates – and, implicitly, the promise they hold for regaining momentum for the Democratic ticket. Speaking with reporters at a ...

Biden revives 'etch a sketch' remark in blasting Romney

August 15, 2012 BLACKSBURG, Va.--Despite being subjected to withering Republican rebukes about his attacks on Mitt Romney, Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday kept up his criticism of the presumed GOP nominee -- although in subtler fashion. Campaigning in Blacksburg, an emotional Biden invoked Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom's now-infamous "Etch A Sketch" remark ...

Paul to interrupt campaign to vote against debt-ceiling hike

January 18, 2012 Stephan Savoia/AP SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Rep. Ron Paul said on Tuesday that he will pause his campaigning in South Carolina, just three days before the state's primary, to cast a "no" vote on Wednesday against raising the federal debt ceiling. The Texas Republican -- the only active member of Congress ...

Blame government for ATM fees, Bachmann says

October 11, 2011 HENNIKER, N.H. -- If your bank starts charging you to use your ATM card, blame the federal government, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann told students here. "Did ya'll hear last week that your debit card? You now have to pay a five dollar a monthly debit card fee," the Minnesota ...