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04/19/2007


Joe Biden and Paul Ryan React to Last Night's Debate: VIDEO

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Matt Lauer spoke with Vice President Joe Biden this morning about last night's debate:

Said Biden of Romney: He's a good man, he's a decent man. But he demonstrated an overwhelming lack of understanding in international community. He demonstrated a lack of understanding in the military. I felt a little badly because it's clear he is not ready to be the commander in chief of the United States military."

Ryan got testy and defensive with Savannah Guthrie in a separate interview:

“We have a trillion dollars in defense cuts coming down the pipe that will hollow out our military and we don’t agree with that,” Ryan said.

“Sir, you voted for those cuts,” host Savannah Guthrie interjected.

“No, I did not,” Ryan said. “No, no, I did not support — you have to understand we have a third round of defense cuts coming. We obviously didn’t support the president’s budget. Let’s never forget it was the president who insisted that these defense cuts be part of the sequester bill. I wrote the legislation preventing them from happening.”

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Jon Stewart Mocks FOX News Attempts to Delegitimize Biden at Last Week's VP Debate: VIDEO

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Jon Stewart might be the last one to weigh in on last week's Vice Presidential debate, but thankfully for us that has given him time to round up all of FOX News' lame-ass attempts to spin it in Ryan's favor over the past week, including accusations that Biden's giggles and smirks were spawned by Bourbon and dementia.

"That rare form of dementia where you remember too much."

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Paul Ryan Blasted by Soup Kitchen Owner for Fake, Unauthorized, Photo-Op: VIDEO

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Brian J. Antal, president of the Mahoning County St. Vincent De Paul Society, blasted Paul Ryan for an unauthorized visit to a soup kitchen which he commandeered expressly for the purpose of a photo op, the Washington Post reports:

“We’re a faith-based organization; we are apolitical because the majority of our funding is from private donations,” Antal said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “It’s strictly in our bylaws not to do it. They showed up there, and they did not have permission. They got one of the volunteers to open up the doors.”

He added: “The photo-op they did wasn’t even accurate. He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall.”

Ryan had stopped by the soup kitchen for about 15 minutes on his way to the airport after his Saturday morning town hall in Youngstown. By the time he arrived, the food had already been served, the patrons had left, and the hall had been cleaned.

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News: Racist Shirt, Elon University, Bangor, Endeavor

1NewsIcon Concise and clear headline of the day: "Black, gay and Christian, Marylanders struggle with conflicts".

Racistshirt1NewsIcon An Ohio man showed his racist pride by wearing a shirt that read "Put the white back in the White House" at a Mitt Romney campaign rally.

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1NewsIcon BusinessWeek highlights 15 advertisements illustrating how far we as a culture have come in terms of gay and lesbian inclusion. There's till further to go, though.

1NewsIcon Elon University's Student Government Association voted 35-11 to ask the campus' Chick-fil-A outpost to relocate elsewhere. The resolution has now been sent to the group's executive president for either approval or a veto.

1NewsIcon Paul Harris profiles Timothy Kurek, the straight Liberty University graduate who pretended to be gay for a year, over at The Guardian.

1NewsIcon Paul Ryan uttered an estimated 24 un-truths during his debate against Joe Biden.

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1NewsIcon The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly building an anti-trust case against Google. "Commission staff [is] preparing a recommendation that the government sue the search giant...The agency’s central focus is whether Google manipulates search results to favor its own products, and makes it harder for competitors and their products to appear prominently on a results page."

1NewsIcon A round-up of some celebrities with great mug shots.

1NewsIcon The space shuttle Endeavor is inching closer to its permanent home at the California Space Center.

1NewsIcon A refresher for anyone unsure of which gay votes are going down where next month: "Washington is one of four states where voters are being asked about gay marriage. Maryland legalized gay marriage this year as well, but that state will also have a public vote next month. In Maine, voters will decide on an initiative to approve same-sex marriage three years after a referendum overturned a gay marriage law passed by the Maine Legislature. And in Minnesota, voters will decide whether to pass a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage there."

1NewsIcon Fred Karger on NOM: "We need to fight back against equality’s single most formidable opponent as it continues its attempt to take away the rights from millions of Americans at every level of government."

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1NewsIcon The 12-person city council in Bangor, Maine, unanimously voted to endorse a measure that would legalize gay marriage in the state. The city "consistently opposed discrimination and acknowledged the importance of the diversity of its citizens," they said in their non-binding resolution.

1NewsIcon Openly gay Washington State Sen. Ed Murray discusses his tight relationship to the anti-gay Catholic Church. "My faith has helped me see people who strongly disagree with me as important and wonderful people, even when I can’t stand them and they can’t stand me," he said.

1NewsIcon Actor Gary Collins has died at the age of 74.


The Obama Campaign Calls Out Ryan's 'Troubling Pause' on Abortion; The RNC Mocks Biden's Laugh: VIDEOS

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Two new videos are out in response to last night's Vice Presidential debate, one from the Obama campaign and another from the RNC. The Obama video calls out the Romney-Ryan strategy of doubling down on repeatedly debunked attacks, making its centerpiece the "troubling pause" when Ryan was asked by Martha Raddatz if those who believe abortion should remain legal should be worried.

The RNC video focuses on Biden's constant laughter.

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Joe Biden Reminded Sarah Palin of 'Watching a Musk Ox Run Across the Tundra with Somebody Underfoot': VIDEO

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The nominee under consideration in 2008 weighs in on last night's debate to Sean Hannity:

"It reminded me of watching a musk ox run across the tundra with somebody underfoot and in this case when it came to style it was Paul Ryan underfoot of the moderating allowing Biden to do the interrupting, to kind of take control of the conversation."

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