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Biden And Palin Meet In Vice-Presidential Debate

Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin have met in the only vice-presidential debate ahead of the November 4 election in the US.

Strong performances from both candidates will probably see the result scored as a draw. Biden, the Democratic candidate, clearly had a stronger grasp of the detail of issues. However, Palin, the Republican candidate, delivered a strong performance which will please her party.

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Lieberman Accepts Democratic Nomination For Vice-President

Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman has accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for Vice-President in a keynote speech at the party’s convention in Los Angeles.

In his acceptance speech, Lieberman spoke of his family’s heritage and emphasised environment and health policies. Referring to Al Gore, he said:

“He and I will continue the work we have done together to keep our air, water and land clean. We are going to continue to work to make sure that a child can drink a glass of water, or a father can fish in a stream, or a family can go to a park, without having to worry that their health and safety is at risk.” [Read more…]