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Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate tonight. The NPR Politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is following along and will be annotating and fact-checking in real time.

Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted below, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

Five Triumphantly Memorable Joe Biden Moments

Jan 14, 2013
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After Steve Kornacki unpacked Joe Biden's forgettable status as a 2016 Presidential front-runner, we felt compelled to illuminate all the ways that the Vice President HAS left an indelible mark on our collective memory:

1. Speaking on his unique relationship with the Office of the President:

"Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately." - Aug. 22, 2012

A Vice President seems like an obvious choice at the end of any President’s second term, but President Obama’s right-hand man may face an “over-the-hill” battle for the nomination. Steve Kornacki writes about why Joe Biden so frequently gets left off of the presidential short list.


NHPR will have live NPR coverage of the vice presidential debate held this evening at Centre College in Danville, Ky. GOP Rep. Paul Ryan will challenge Vice President Joe Biden in a 90-minute debate on foreign and domestic issues. Coverage of the debate will begin at 9 p.m., following a special at 8 p.m. from WNYC Radio’s “Swing State Radio Network.”