Vice-Presidential debate

Romney returns to campaign trail after VP debate

Mitt Romney. Photo: EPA

White House challenger Mitt Romney took his campaign into the weekend with a spring in his step, as US President Barack Obama went behind closed doors to prepare for a crucial debate.

Saturday, 13 October, 2012, 6:33pm

Joe Biden smirks his way through Paul Ryan's remarks

Just a few of the many smirks of Joe Biden, including the rare smirk with pointed finger. He guffawed and grinned too. Photos: AFP

He is known for his blunt opinions, but the US vice-president showed something else in his arsenal as he took on his Republican wannabe: the smirk.

Well, not just the smirk, there was also the guffaw and the exasperated grin.

13 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Honours even in Joe Biden and Paul Ryan vice-presidential debate

Vice-President Joe Biden raises his arms and looks to the heavens as he hammers home a point of view in the debate with Mitt Romney's nominee Paul Ryan. Photo: Reuters

The full-throated debate between Vice-President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan might not change the minds of many voters.

In fact, it could make them less likely to change.

Democrats and Republicans alike found plenty to cheer about on Thursday night, and plenty of reasons to believe that the other side is more misguided than ever.

13 Oct 2012 - 8:46am

Biden, Ryan clash on Libya, Iran in debate

US Vice-President Joe Biden (left) and Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan (right) participate in the vice-presidential debate at the Norton Center at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Photo: AFP

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan clashed over Iran and the death of the US ambassador to Libya on Thursday, as a heated row over foreign affairs consumed early stages of their vice presidential debate.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:20pm