Danville, Kentucky (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's primary goal in Thursday's debate is to make the president's case on the economy and tie Mitt Romney to the Ryan budget, according to multiple Democratic sources.
Top Democrats said it's important to remind viewers that Rep. Paul Ryan is "the intellectual leader of the House Republicans," especially given polling that shows members of Congress from both parties are not especially popular.
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(CNN) - CNN's Shannon Travis and Shawna Shepherd give a glimpse into what to expect during Thursday's vice presidential debate.
Danville, Kentucky (CNN) - An aide to Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan accused TIME Magazine of "poor judgment" in its decision to publish photographs of the Wisconsin congressman working out on the day of his debate with Joe Biden.
The pictures, which appeared on TIME's website Thursday, feature Ryan in his workout clothes, curling a dumbbell. According to the Ryan aide, the photographs were taken for the magazine's "Person of the Year" issue. The Wisconsin congressman, a well-known fitness buff in the House of Representatives, was a runner-up in the periodical's competition.
(CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney met with evangelical icon Billy Graham on Thursday at the evangelist’s remote mountaintop home in North Carolina.
Romney traveled to Graham’s residence in Montreat, just outside Asheville, to meet with Graham and his son Franklin Graham, a high-profile pastor in his own right.
(CNN) – Less than a week before the second presidential debate, President Barack Obama pulled no punches when talking about his Republican opponent at a campaign rally Thursday, accusing Mitt Romney of going through "an extreme makeover."
"After running for more than a year in which he called himself 'severely conservative,' Mitt Romney's trying to convince you that he was severely kidding," Obama said at the event in Coral Gables, Florida.
CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 11, 2012 | 5 p.m.
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BREAKING... RYAN LOWERS HIS OWN EXPECTATIONS: “This is new for me. Joe has done this for decades; ran for president, done all of those presidential debates, sitting vice president. So, he clearly goes into this with a whole lot more experience than I do, and this is the first time I'm on a stage like this,” Rep. Paul Ryan tells CNN’s Dana Bash in an exclusive interview airing at 8 p.m.
… BUT AMERICA SEES BIDEN AS THE UNDERDOG: In a pre-debate CNN/ORC poll, 55% of likely voters think Ryan will win the vice-presidential debate, while just 39% think Biden will.
69-42: A GENERATIONAL FIGHT NIGHT... Ryan Says He’s Used to the Age Gap. Dana Bash asks Ryan about his first race, against Lydia Spottswood in 1998:
BASH: Back in that race, she, it's quoted as saying she was old enough to be your mother. Joe Biden is a generation-plus! Joe Biden is 69, you're 42, that's a generation-plus older. How much does that play into your preparation?
RYAN: I'm used to that, actually; I came into Congress when I was 28 years old. I'm used to serving with people who are older; I'm used to debating people who are older.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama's advantage over his Republican challenger in Pennsylvania is now at eight points which is right on the edge of the sampling error, according to a new poll.
Mitt Romney, however, won last Wednesday's debate by a wide margin, the survey shows.
(CNN) - The race between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney remains tight in the battleground of Nevada, a poll released Thursday shows.
Obama has a two-point advantage over Romney, 47% to 45%, in the Suffolk University/KSNV poll. The difference is within the poll's sampling error of plus or minus 4.4 points.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden indicated he expects to go toe-to-toe with his rival, Rep. Paul Ryan, during Thursday's only vice presidential debate in Kentucky.
Departing for the debate from the National Guard base in New Castle, Delaware Thursday Biden said he's "looking forward" to the faceoff, according to pool reports.