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BIDEN MEETS WITH GUN ADVOCATES, HOLLYWOOD OPPONENTS

January 11, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Vice president Joe Biden met for nearly three hours with representatives of the film and television industries Thursday night to discuss ways to shield children from depictions of gun violence, but it was unclear whether the meeting accomplished anything other than a photo-op for the two industries to reiterate their past position — that they […]

RATINGS: PALIN WAS A BIGGER DRAW THAN RYAN

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sarah Palin was a bigger draw than Paul Ryan. That is the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from overnight Nielsen ratings for Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. With Congressman Ryan seated opposite Vice President Joe Biden, the debate drew 51.4 million viewers across 12 networks. When Biden faced Palin in the 2008 debate 69.4 million […]

RADDATZ BECOMES DEBATE’S LIGHTNING ROD

October 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Most political commentators called Thursday night’s vice-presidential debate essentially a draw. But while both Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden received mostly high marks, the pundits divided widely over the performance of Martha Raddatz as moderator. Britain’s Guardian newspaper commented, “She was calm, articulate and relentless — and unlike the two candidates, moderator […]

HACKERS POST “OBAMA IS DEAD” STORY ON FOX NEWS TWITTER SITE

July 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News Politics’ Twitter account was hacked early today (Monday), making it appear that the cable news channel was reporting the assassination of President Obama. A series of six messages was posted, including: “BREAKING NEWS: President @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much. It’s a sad 4th for #america. #obamadead RIP.” Another said […]

BIDEN DECLARES WAR AGAINST PIRATES

June 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a new anti-piracy strategy covering everything from counterfeit drugs to bootleg DVDs. “To state it very bluntly, piracy hurts,” Biden said. “It hurts our economy, our health and our safety.” The new plan calls for the creation of a coordinated program involving numerous federal agencies including the Commerce […]

OBAMA DRAWS MORE LAUGHS THAN LENO AT WHITE HOUSE DINNER

May 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

President Obama upstaged Jay Leno at the White House Correspondents Dinner over the weekend. While Leno was ostensibly the comedy headliner at the affair, the president (reportedly with an assist from writers of The Daily Show) was the one who brought down the house with zingers aimed at everyone from Vice President Biden to Florida […]