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  • Vice President Joe Biden to deliver a feisty performance Thursday evening during a high-stakes debate against Republican challenger Paul Ryan and seize back momentum in the race for the White House.

  • DANVILLE, Ky.-- Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan pull up a couple of chairs for a vice presidential debate that has mushroomed in importance since Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first presidential faceoff.

  • DANVILLE, Ky., Oct 11- With the Republicans grabbing the momentum in a shifting White House race, Vice President Joe Biden will look to recover some ground and ease Democratic worries on Thursday in a high-stakes debate against Republican challenger Paul Ryan.

  • DANVILLE, Ky., Oct 11- With the Republicans grabbing the momentum in a shifting White House race, Vice President Joe Biden will look to recover some ground and ease Democratic worries on Thursday in a high-stakes debate against Republican challenger Paul Ryan.

  • WASHINGTON-- Four years ago, Joe Biden was careful not to appear overly aggressive in his vice presidential debate with Sarah Palin, then a newcomer to the national stage. Now, as he prepares to debate Paul Ryan, a 14- year House veteran and the top Republican budget writer, Biden is less concerned about looking like a bully.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- He has been stereotyped as the Obama administration's gaffe-prone sideshow. But Vice President Joe Biden also is a veteran debater who was in the U.S. Senate for a quarter century and is perhaps the Democratic White House's most passionate defender of the working class.

  • Final Nielsen data on Thursday showed that 67.2 million people across 11 TV networks watched Obama and Romney go head to head on the economy- a 28 percent increase on the 52.4 million who saw the first 2008 debate between Obama and Republican John McCain.

  • More than 37 million watched the 90- minute encounter on the four leading broadcast networks and 21 million turned to cable news channels CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, according to preliminary figures from Nielsen media. The viewing figures are expected to rise when final data is released by Nielsen later on Thursday that will include smaller TV networks.

  • But so far the former Alaska governor and her husband Todd Palin have not come forward to claim their share of a settlement fund established for victims of the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.

  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a rally in the Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria Campus on February 7, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

    Up-and-coming Republicans are scrambling to declare a lack of interest in being vice president as speculation begins about the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket.

  • Katie Couric and Sarah Palin

    Nearly four years after they clashed in a memorable TV interview, Sarah Palin and Katie Couric face off again — this time in a morning-show battle royale over ratings.

  • Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin, who conducted a lengthy flirtation with a run for the Republican nomination last year, ended the equally lengthy speculation over which candidate she would endorse by naming Newt Gingrich — sort of, The New York Times reports.

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    Sorting through Toyota's forecast, Lululemon's earnings and Sarah Palin's emails. Here's what we're watching…

  • Republican presidential contender Tim Pawlenty said he can unite the party and defeat President Obama in 2012.

  • Sarah Palin

    Sarah Palin says she could defeat President Barack Obama if she were to seek the White House in 2012,  according to the transcript of an interview with ABC News.

  • Anchorage, Alaska

    No state benefits more from federal largess, but a senator voted against the stimulus bill and the governor decries “intrusive” policies.

  • US President Barack Obama speaks alongside Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke during the Economic Daily Briefing.

    The results don't reflect well on the home states of these leaders, regardless of their politics.

  • Sarah Palin

    Outgoing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin called President Obama's approval of cap-and-trade legislation to counter global warming "an enormous threat to our economy" in a Washington Post op-ed piece Tuesday morning.

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    Well, of one thing I am certain—fiscal drag will offset monetary stimulus, and the result will be a torpid economy—with high unemployment and anemic growth. Hopefully, the Senate will be able to muscle enough change in the pending legislation to marginalize the economic drain, but I am not optimistic about that.

  • Alaska

    If you can stomach living in Alaska for 12 months, you’ll be eligible to get a check from the Alaska Permanent Fund. Every year this fund, which gets its money by taking a cut of Alaska’s oil revenues, pays out upwards of $1,000 to every citizen of Alaska.