January 11th, 2013
11:30 PM ET

KTH: Studies on video games and violence

Vice President Biden met with representatives of the video game industry in his efforts to find ways to curb gun violence. Keeping Them Honest, research on the link between games and acts of violence shows conflicting results.

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Filed under: Guns • Joe Biden • Keeping Them Honest
January 10th, 2013
11:52 PM ET

Biden to suggest background check change

Jim Acosta reports on the recommendations Vice President Biden's task force to curb gun violence is expected to give to President Obama next week.

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Filed under: Guns • Joe Biden • President Barack Obama
October 12th, 2012
10:50 PM ET

KTH: Vice presidential debate double-talk

Both candidates made statements that need to be further scrutinized; Ryan on the stimulus and Biden on the Libya attack. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.

October 12th, 2012
10:30 PM ET

Ryan's 'puppy dog' look interpreted

Body language expert Amy Cuddy decodes the non-verbal cues and facial expressions used by both candidates during the vice presidential debate.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Joe Biden • Paul Ryan
October 12th, 2012
11:00 AM ET

5 things we learned from the VP debate

Editor's note: Keeping Them Honest, Anderson Cooper is fact-checking the claims made in the debate, and we'll have expert analysis of the candidates' facial expressions and body language. Watch AC360 tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan, the man who wants his job, exchanged fire over taxes, Medicare, national security and some animated facial expressions in their only debate before Election Day.

Here are five things we learned from Thursday night:

1. Biden brought it

We expected Ryan, not Biden to bring a three-ring binder full of facts and figures to the debate. It's not that the data-driven Ryan didn't show up with an arm full of his statistics; it is just that Biden did so as well.

And Biden's aggressive offense from the very beginning drowned out Ryan until about 45 minutes into the debate.


October 11th, 2012
11:04 PM ET

Vice presidential debate snapshots

The only 2012 vice presidential debate came and went and left everyone talking (and tweeting) about each candidate's strong performance. Wolf Blitzer said it "will go down in history." Anderson Cooper called it "riveting." We asked on Facebook how you would describe it and got: Distracting, animated, Putin, war, disrespectful, draw, factual, spicy, wow, educational, chaotic, lively, substantive, buttkicking, fun, outstanding, awesome, interesting, unwatched, pathetic, rehearsed and malarkey, among other words. Have anything to add? Leave it in a comment.

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October 8th, 2012
11:02 PM ET

Pressure on Biden and Ryan in debate

Ahead of the debate, Gloria Borger and John King compare differences and similarities between V.P. Biden and Rep. Ryan. The generational divide is a factor, but they both have blue collar backgrounds.  And both have an eye on the 2016 election.

As for who has the bigger advantage, the case could be made for either of them. "You could say Paul Ryan is younger, he has more passion, he has more energy. You could say Joe Biden is more experienced, 36 years in the Senate, he's the sitting Vice President, he's been on the stage before," says King.

The pressure for Ryan comes with the goal of maintaining the campaign's momentum after last week's debate between Mitt Romney and Pres. Obama. But as King points out, "Americans pick presidents, not vice presidents."


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Filed under: 2012 Election • Gloria Borger • Joe Biden • John King • Paul Ryan
October 8th, 2012
09:52 PM ET

Memorable VP debate moments

Before the upcoming debate between V.P. Biden and Rep. Ryan, Anderson Cooper looks at contentious and unforgettable exchanges in vice presidential debate history.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Joe Biden • Paul Ryan
August 17th, 2012
10:55 PM ET

Criticism of Ryan and Biden messages

This week on the campaign trail, Joe Biden was targeted for his use of the word "chains," and Paul Ryan was attacked for his record on the stimulus. Erick Erickson and Maria Cardona argue which party came out on top.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Joe Biden • Paul Ryan • Raw Politics
August 14th, 2012
10:50 PM ET

Biden responds to 'chains' criticism

Vice President Joe Biden responds to the criticism he received from the Romney campaign for language he used at a rally.

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