Vice presidential debate entertains

Looking to erase the memory of President Obama’s widely panned debate performance from a week ago, Vice President Joseph R. Biden aggressively took the fight to his rival, Paul Ryan, on Thursday, accusing him of obfuscating Republicans’ tax-cut plans and calling criticism of the administration’s handling of last month’s Libya terrorist attack “malarkey.”

Moderator Martha Raddatz watches as Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin shake hands before the vice presidential debate. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds)

Moderator Martha Raddatz watches as Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin shake hands before the vice presidential debate. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds)

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