Biden and Ryan quarrel

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) debates Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R) during the U.S. vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky October 11, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

Smiling Joe had me smiling this morning when I found out I had the front page of the New York Times.

Last night I worked with 5 other photographers, an editor and a team of support staff to cover the Vice-Presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky.

Covering the debate was something I wanted to do since Ryan was selected as the VP candidate. I knew the sparks were going to fly in this fiery debate.

By JEFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG, Thew New York Times

DANVILLE, Ky. — It was the debate that President Obama and Mitt Romney did not have a week ago.

The 90-minute debate, which unfolded in rapid tempo, offered a spirited airing of the sharp contrasts over the administration’s handling of the terrorist attack in Libya, the pace of the economic recovery at home and the role of government in addressing the nation’s fiscal burdens.

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Representative Paul D. Ryan fiercely quarreled at the vice-presidential debate here on Thursday night, with Mr. Biden using the cutting attack lines against the Republican ticket that Mr. Obama did not and Mr. Ryan delivering a spirited case for conservative policies that Mr. Romney had soft-pedaled… Read More

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) debates Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R) during the U.S. vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky October 11, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS USA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION)
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) debates Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R) during the U.S. vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky October 11, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) debates Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R) during the U.S. vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky October 11, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) debates Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan (R) during the U.S. vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky October 11, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) (C) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (at right) listen to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan during the U.S. vice-presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) (C) and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (at right) listen to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan during the U.S. vice-presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) points at Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan during the U.S. vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) points at Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan during the U.S. vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/John Gress

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