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US vice presidential debate 2012

Update: Final Nielsen numbers show an estimated 51.4 million watched Thursday's vice presidential debate - @tvnewser

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2012 US elections

Reuters/Ipsos poll: Biden had the edge in Thursday's vice presidential debate - @Reuters

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2012 US elections

At least 43 million tuned into cable, broadcast networks for vice presidential debate - Nelsen Fast National data via @tvnewser

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Photo: Rep. Paul Ryan, VP Joe Biden, after the debate - @passantino

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US vice presidential debate 2012

CNN poll: 48% Paul Ryan won, 44% Joe Biden won.

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US vice presidential debate 2012

With Romney in NC: His advisors say Ryan "sober & serious." Biden: "laughing & smirking." #nbcpolitics

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Obama advisers already pointing to Ryan's abortion answer as a "moment" in the debate that will hurt them with women. #nbcpolitics

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US vice presidential debate 2012

According to the #CNNDebateClock, Biden spoke for 41:32 minutes; Ryan clocked in at 40:12. #cnndebate http://t.co/LxH9MNUL

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Ryan, in closing: 'This is not what a real recovery looks like'

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Biden, in closing: 'We inherited a god-awful circumstance,' says he'll work for middle class

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Ryan: "A debt crisis is coming. We can't keep spending and borrowing like this. We can't keep spending money we don't have."

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Biden, on abortion: I refuse to impose my Catholic beliefs on people of other faiths - live video

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Ryan, on abortion: Reason and science - not just his Catholic faith - are behind his pro-life stance - live video

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Photo: Vice President Biden throws up his hands during debate - @BuzzFeedAndrew

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Syrian civil war

Ryan, on Syria: 'We wouldn't be outsourcing our foreign policy to the United Nations' - live video

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Ryan opposes defense cuts, says he agree with 2014 transition from Afghanistan - live video

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Biden on taxes: Middle class will pay less, and people making more than $1m will pay slightly more - live video

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Obama health care law

Ryan: They got caught with their hands in the cookie jar turning Medicare into a piggy bank for Obamacare. #cnndebate http://t.co/LxH9MNUL

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Biden on Romney: "I know he has no commitment to the automobile industry. He said "let it go bankrupt."

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US vice presidential debate 2012

Photo: Biden, Ryan debate foreign policy Thursday night. - @NBCNewsPictures

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