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.”

** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, watches the vice presidential debate with Sen. Rob Portman, R- Ohio, left, in his hotel room in Asheville, N.C.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

** FILE ** Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, watches the vice presidential debate with Sen. Rob Portman, R- Ohio, left, in his hotel room in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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