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Biden Nods Off During Obama Speech

For the millions of Americans who find talk of deficit reduction to be one of the less rousing political subjects, Vice President Joe Biden feels your pain. At a Wednesday press conference where Obama presented his ‘framework‘ for reducing the budget deficit, Biden was caught on camera nodding off. The President called for reducing the nation's budget deficit through a combination of spending cuts and tax increases. He stated his opposition to extending Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy and to changing Medicare into a voucher program. In a statement published by USA Today, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said, "Did President Obama's speech on the deficit even put his chief negotiator to sleep?"/KHQ. (AP file photo of Vice President Biden)

Question: Have you ever fallen asleep at an inopportune time?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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