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Did VP Biden Go Too Far In Debate?

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, participate in the vice presidential debate at Centre College, Thursday, in Danville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Thursday’s vice-presidential slugfest has quickly become a debate about Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s grin. Mr. Biden’s smirking, emotional and aggressively sharp approach toward his rival, Representative Paul D. Ryan, prompted cheers from Democrats who had been desperate for the kind of in-your-face political rumble that President Obama did not deliver during his debate with Mitt Romney a week ago. But Mr. Biden repeatedly mocked and interrupted Mr. Ryan in ways that led Republicans to use words like “unhinged” and “buffoon” and “disrespectful” in the hours after the fast-paced, 90-minute exchange ended. The question by Friday morning: Did Mr. Biden go too far?/Michael D. Sheer, New York Times. More here.

Question: Did Biden go too far?

Ward: Reagan Repubs In The Know

On the Kootenai County Reagan Republicans Facebook wall, Jeff Ward writes: “Gov. Romney's pick of Congressman Paul Ryan for Vice President may have surprised many but not Congressman Raul Labrador. He predicted the pick at last Tuesday's special meeting of KCRR. Thanks to Rep. Labrador for his keen insight and the window into whats going on in our Nation's Capitol. You can expect more insights, predictions and analysis from our great speakers at KCRR at Fedora — Thursdays at noon.”

Question: Are you a political insider/outsider?

Poll: Royal Budget Plan? No

  • Wednesday Poll: 95 of 174 respondents (54.6%) voted that they don't support Congressman Paul Ryan's proposal to rein in the federal budget. 75 of 174 respondents (43.1%) do. 4 were undecided.
  • Today's Poll: How much of the royal wedding coverage do you plan to watch Friday?

Labrador Backs Ryan’s Budget Plan

Rather than the evil effort to give more tax breaks to the wealthy while cutting services for the poor and elderly that opponents have portrayed it as, Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, says the Republican budget proposal is actually an attempt to save the country from bankruptcy. The “Path to Prosperity” proposal, also referred to as the Ryan plan after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, would revamp the Medicare/Medicaid system and reduce federal spending by upwards of $4 trillion over the next decade. Speaking to about 100 people at a town hall meeting in Lewiston Tuesday evening, Labrador said the first thing people need to understand is the plan wouldn't affect Medicare benefits for anyone who's 55 or older/William L. Spence, Lewiston Tribune. More here. (Photo: Lewiston Tribune)

Question: Do you support Congressman Paul Ryan's 'Path to Prosperity' proposal?

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