In TV terms, Biden was a hot mess much of Thursday night. His TV sins included: continually smirking, sometimes grinning and even laughing aloud as Ryan spoke. If you watched on CNN, which held the two men in split screen, Biden was almost insufferable in his reactions.
Like most students gathered at the Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday to watch the first presidential debate, senior Nicholas DePaul walked into the room as a strong supporter of President Barack Obama. But 30 minutes into the debate, DePaul seemed deflated by the president's performance.
While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley offered pointed criticism of Republicans in an address to the Democratic convention on Tuesday, arguing that President Barack Obama is best suited to right the U.S. economy while GOP nominee Mitt Romney's policies would only move the nation backward.
As the Democrat who has worked most closely with vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, Rep. Chris Van Hollen has been drafted by the Obama campaign to talk about the budget committee chairman's controversial fiscal plans.