Dad of dead American Tyrone Woods wants answers [audio below].
Jennifer Griffin writes at Fox News that the Obama Administration denied at least three real-time requests for help in Benghazi, that the nearby team that eventually went to help did so explicitly against orders, that there were two drones overhead (at least one with lasers pointed at the attacking mortars), air support on standby, and troops within hundreds of miles immediately ready to help. Against all of this, Fox News says everyone was told repeatedly to stand down while the firefights went on for over seven hours.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney circled each other Thursday night at the 67rd Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York City. Hosted by the Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, this annual dinner offers a timely pause in the current campaign. Even so, the campaign was center to both Obama and Romney’s comments–Romney showed grace, warmth, great quips, and perfect timing. Obama, on the other hand, was strained at best and hardly funny at all.
Co-written with Browyn’s Harbor.
Vice-Presidential Debate Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. PT)
Note from Staff, Presidential Election News: Due to some requests, I want to clarify the TV broadcast information for the upcoming Vice Presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan on Thursday, October 11, 2012. To put it succinctly, the channels and time will be exactly the same as for the Presidential debates. The VP debate will be 90 minutes following a similar format as the Presidential debates.
Live Stream: VP Debate Live Stream
Vice Presidential Debate Time: Thursday, October 11 at 9pm et / 8pm ct / 7pm mt / 6pm pt.
Channels: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more including CNN Espanol and others
Topics: The debate will cover both foreign and domestic topics and be divided into nine time segments of approximately 10 minutes each. The moderator will ask an opening question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. The moderator will use the balance of the time in the segment for a discussion of the question. See also Associated Press.
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)
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Vice presidents are our nation’s insurance, ready to step in if the president is incapacitated, resigns, or is impeached. Historically, they collected dust for four or eight years and attended funerals. During campaigns, they often serve as attack dogs defending the presidential candidate. About 30 percent of vice presidents go on to be president.
This election cycle we have Barack Obama’s sitting vice president Joseph Biden and challenger Mitt Romney has chosen Paul Ryan. Both are from Capital Hill, political insiders if you will. They have long histories independent of their current roles as vice presidential candidates.