Ryan: We don’t want to lose the gains we’ve accomplished. We want to see the 2014 transition successful so this doesn’t become a launching pad for terrorists. Biden: We are leaving in 2014 period. Afghans need to take responsibility. The only way they step up is we say we’re leaving. Ryan: We don’t want to … Continue Reading →
Detroit News political reporters ferret out what's really going on in Lansing and Washington D.C.
Ryan says he’ll cut taxes 20 percent across the board. Asked about specifics, Ryan says at V-P debate he wants to work on bipartisan agreement. Ryan says you can cut taxes 20 percent and still preserve middle class deductions. Biden says it’s impossible. Ryan says it’s been done before and mentions Kennedy. Biden: “Now you’re Jack Kennedy? … Continue Reading →
Biden keeps on interrupting Ryan and laughing at his responses at VP debate. With reference to Obama’s lackluster debate presidential debate performance, Ryan fires back: I know you are under duress to make up for lost ground. The discussion is about Medicare, probably the clearest difference between the Obama-Biden and Romney-Ryan approaches. Ryan says Obama-Biden … Continue Reading →
Biden goes off on riff of how Obama rescued General Motors, while Romney says: “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.” He brings up in debate Romney’s 47 percent remark and says Republicans need to take responsibility. Instead of signing pledges to Grover Norquist they should sign pledges to help middle class, Biden says. Ryan says economy is … Continue Reading →
Next up: Iran nuclear capabilities and protecting Israel. Ryan criticizes Obama for not meeting with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu during the United Nations meeting in New York and instead going on a talk show (“The View”). Ryan believes there should be no daylight between the US and its allies and it’s time to be tougher on … Continue Reading →
Tonight’s debate is divided between domestic and foreign affairs, unlike the first presidential debate. Also different this round than the Oct. 3 debate: candidates are seated and no notes allowed. Debate is moderated by ABC’s Martha Raddatz at Centre College in Danville, Ky. She’s been a war correspondent, and kicked off with thoughtful question on foreign affair: was the … Continue Reading →
Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan face off in their first and only vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky at 9 p.m. I’ll be live blogging throughout with some highlights.
House Speaker Jase Bolger does not plan to create a formal defense fund to pay for his legal representation in an election rigging investigation – and that’s prompting another legal complaint against the Marshall Republican, The Detroit News has learned.
In his closing remarks, Obama mentioned the autoworkers in Detroit and Toledo who take pride in building America. But there was no detailed discussion of auto bailout during the debate. First debate now is history…. time for the spin.
Obama and Romney tried to outline some differences on the role of federal government. Romney: “We know the path we are taking right now is not working.” Obama says a difference between he and Romney is with education. ”Gov. Romney doesn’t think we need more teachers, I do.” Romney quickly rejected that assertion Romney says education is primarily … Continue Reading →