October 2nd, 2008
09:52 PM ET
6 years ago

Fact Check: Did Sen. Joe Biden say raising taxes is 'patriotic'?

Get the facts!
Get the facts!

The Statement:
Gov. Sarah Palin, speaking at the vice presidential debate on Oct. 2, asserted that Sen. Joe Biden recently said "higher taxes or asking for higher taxes or paying for higher taxes is patriotic."

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October 2nd, 2008
09:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Palin being misleading with funding charge?

Was Palin misleading with funding charge?
Was Palin misleading with funding charge?

ST LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) – Palin is bringing up Biden's comments from the Democratic primaries when he was critical of Obama's vote against an Iraq troop funding bill. But many of the troops funding bills included other provisions, like troops withdrawal timetables.

Biden responds by mentioning that McCain also voted against the troop funding bill, which did include a timetable.

Palin counter attacks by saying that Biden wants to wave the white flag in Iraq. Biden responds by lumping McCain with Vice President Cheney and saying that McCain has been dead wrong on the war.

October 2nd, 2008
09:50 PM ET
6 years ago

Martin: Raise the bar for Palin and Biden

Sen. Biden and Gov. Palin will take center stage Thursday night.
Sen. Biden and Gov. Palin will take center stage Thursday night.

(CNN)–Expectations are high for Palin AND Biden. Many of you read my commentary this week on CNN.com and I haven’t changed my opinion.

I’m tired of Washington journalists continuing to say that the expectations are low, and the bar even lower, for Gov. Sarah Palin.

And the same goes for Sen. Joe Biden.

One of these two will be Vice President of the United States. How in the world do we tell our children every day to have high expectations in the classroom, but we should expect the vice president candidates to not raise their game? Nonsense.

It’s time for Biden and Palin to show America what they are really made of.

Bring it on!

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October 2nd, 2008
09:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin, Biden talk Iraq

Palin and Biden discuss the War in Iraq.
Palin and Biden discuss the War in Iraq.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin praised the surge in Iraq and said Barack Obama voted against funding the troops in Iraq.

"The surge and counter insurgency has worked," said Palin. "It would be a shame if we quit on Iraq."

Watch: Palin says we must continue to support troops in Iraq

Sen. Joe Biden said he and Barack Obama will be the administration that will end the war.

"We will end the war. With John McCain there is no end to the war," Biden said.

October 2nd, 2008
09:42 PM ET
6 years ago

Fact Check: Is Obama proposing $860 billion+ in new spending?

The statement: At a campaign stop Monday in Columbus, Ohio, Sen. John McCain said Sen. Barack Obama "has proposed more than $860 billion in new spending."

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October 2nd, 2008
09:40 PM ET
6 years ago

Holmes: Biden agrees with Palin

(CNN)–Were those Katie Couric interviews a devious head fake? I've heard Biden say at least twice now that he agrees with Palin. First on the issue of windfall profits, and then on the issue of gay marriage. Regarding the first, he actually said he and Obama would like to do what the Governor did in Alaska. Economic conservatives won't like it. But for debate purposes: advantage Palin.

October 2nd, 2008
09:36 PM ET
6 years ago

Fact Check: Did Obama vote 94 times for higher taxes?

The Statement: At a debate Thursday, Oct. 2 in St. Louis, Missouri, Republican vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin charged Democrat Sen. Barack Obama of supporting higher taxes. "Barack had 94 opportunities to side on the people's side and reduce taxes, and 94 times he voted to increase taxes or not support a tax reduction - 94 times."

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October 2nd, 2008
09:35 PM ET
6 years ago

Crowley: Palin sidesteps another question...

Palin does not directly answer the question.
Palin does not directly answer the question.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Palin veers off course - the question is about helping consumers with crushing debt, and she's responding with energy policy. Politicians frequently change the subject, but this was a pretty obvious 180.

October 2nd, 2008
09:34 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Palin giving answers or slogans?

ST LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Palin's answers often come across as slogans that appear to lack specificity and seem to be more campaign speeches than answers to questions.

October 2nd, 2008
09:34 PM ET
6 years ago

Palin attacks Obama on energy

Palin said she has an expertise in energy policy.
Palin said she has an expertise in energy policy.

ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin accused Sen. Barack Obama of voting for a bill that gave big tax breaks for big oil companies.

"In Alaska I had to take on those oil companies," Palin said. "I had to break up a monopoly and say the people had to come first."

Watch: Palin focuses on energy

Palin touted her expertise on energy policy because of her work in Alaska stating she has and "all of the above approach" on finding alternative fuels.

But Palin said she did not want to talk about what has caused dramatic climate change.

Biden countered that Palin not wanting to talk about the cause is part of the problem.

"If you don't understand what the cause is you can not come up with a solution," Biden said.

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