October 2nd, 2008
10:25 PM ET
6 years ago

Fact Check: Did Obama vote to cut funds for troops?

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Get the facts!

The Statement:
At an Oct. 2 debate in St. Louis, Missouri, Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin was talking about support for U.S. troops overseas. "I know that the other ticket opposed this surge - in fact, even opposed funding our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Barack Obama voted against funding
troops after promising that he would not do so," she said.

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October 2nd, 2008
10:24 PM ET
6 years ago

Biden misses mark on McCain tax vote

McCain did not vote on these tax proposals.
McCain did not vote on these tax proposals.

(CNN) - During the vice presidential debate, Joe Biden claimed that John McCain and Barack Obama voted "the exact same way" on a non-binding resolution that the Republican nominee’s campaign has said proposed raising taxes on individuals earning as little as $42,000 per year.

But as McCain staffers rushed to point out, McCain did not vote - either yea or nay - on those proposals, according to Senate voting records.

October 2nd, 2008
10:24 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Palin's answers

ST LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Palin's answers do not lack confidence, they lack coherence.

October 2nd, 2008
10:23 PM ET
6 years ago

Biden attacks Cheney

Biden attacks Cheney.
Biden attacks Cheney.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) – Sen. Joe Biden called current Vice President Dick Cheney "one of the most dangerous vice presidents."

Biden said he will serve a different role than Cheney if Barack Obama was elected president.

"I would not be the president," said Biden. "But I would be there to give advice."

October 2nd, 2008
10:20 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Palin needs to define the terms she uses

ST LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Reform, corruption, maverick...these are words that Palin often uses, but she needs to define them.

October 2nd, 2008
10:16 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: A maverick, but where's the distinction?

ST LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) – Palin say's she'll be a maverick, but she doesn't talk about how her administration would be different from McCain. She isn't drawing any kind of distinction.

October 2nd, 2008
10:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin bashes Bush education policy

Palin attacked Bush's education policy.
Palin attacked Bush's education policy.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN)- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin attacked Bush education policy of "No Child Left Behind" stating that it is not working.
Palin said she comes from a house of school teachers and took time during the debate to give a "shout out" to a third grade class back in Alaska saying they got "extra credit" for watching the debate.

October 2nd, 2008
10:14 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Biden in awkward position

ST LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) – He's in an awkward position...Biden voted for the use of force in Iraq, Obama came out against it from the beginning.

Watch: 'We will end this war,' Biden says

It's a problem that he shares with Hillary Clinton.

October 2nd, 2008
10:08 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin and Biden discuss Bush administration

Palin and Biden discuss Bush administration.
Palin and Biden discuss Bush administration.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN)- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin admitted that the Bush administration made "blunders" but accused Sen. Joe Biden of playing the "blame game" and pointing the finger too much at the past.

Palin said McCain's policies will bring change to the U.S instead of finger pointing.

Biden sought to link John McCain to President Bush during the debate.

Biden said he had not heard anything during the debate that proved to him that McCain's policies are any different than Bush.

October 2nd, 2008
09:56 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Controversial proposal

ST LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Building an embassy in Jerusalem is intensely controversial. Several candidates have made that promise...none have kept it.

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