Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines for Friday, October 12. Great job by Joe Biden last night, he definitely won that debate over Lyin' Ryan. I've got a bunch of videos, statements, and my own reaction (briefly) in the diary below this one. Finally, check out the video of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley talking about how laughter is the 100% appropriate response to Romney-Ryan's lack of specificity, dodging, evasion, etc.
P.S. Also see Paul Krugman's Triumph of the Wrong?, in which he writes: " If you look at the track record, the Obama administration has been wrong about some things, mainly because it was too optimistic about the prospects for a quick recovery. But Republicans have been wrong about everything." Also: "if Mitt Romney wins the election, the G.O.P. will surely consider its economic ideas vindicated. In other words, politically good things may be about to happen to very bad ideas. And if that's how it plays out, the American people will pay the price."
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