Vice Presidential Debate Time and Details

Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan will debate on Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. Get the details here.

The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan happens tonight, Oct. 11 at at 9 p.m.

Biden and Ryan will spar over domestic and foreign policy in the debate at Centre College in Danville, KY. Biden is under increased pressure, some analysts say, because of President Obama's lackluster performance in the first presidential debate last week.

Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day.

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Below is more detailed information on the vice presidential debate, plus the debate schedule for the remaining meetings between Obama and Mitt Romney: 

October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, KY (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

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.

October 16, 2012


Topic: Town meeting format including foreign and domestic policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization.

October 22, 2012


Topic: Foreign policy
Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy.

Nancy VanTwistern October 13, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Oh Peter, Peter............methinks that you should go back a few years and REALLY find out what a mess Bush and Co. did to get us into the position we are in now... and I'm an Independent and have been for decades..........that AH wanna be John Wayne with his arms abimbo and his bow legged walk....THE REPUBLICANS are the ones who started these two wars that have killed thousands of our loved ones....all built on lies and machinations......YES, I know, I'm off subject but STILL..............THINK!
PETER TROLENE October 13, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Nancy, what's with the insult! Do you really think it was BUDGET CUTS that kept the embassey shorthanded or MAYBE the fact that OBO is fabricating another lie for failure to appear at DAILY security briefings when dialing for dollars in VEGAS is more important. Do you need some more KOOL AIDE?
Mike October 13, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Ric October 13, 2012 at 05:29 PM
@Peter Troll. Since you started drinking the Kool Aide, you ought to finish it up.
Nancy VanTwistern October 13, 2012 at 06:18 PM
NOT A LIE, Peter.............think you should get your information from sources other than Faux News...........I am stating a report about budgeting items in the house etc... AND it is a fact that the Republicans voted against or should I say 'for' CUTS IN MONIES GOING TO OUR EMBASSIES..........READ MORE AND GET THE FACTS... as for your sarcasm mentioning dialing for dollars.........stuff it....sarcasm is a weapon of the weak........perhaps you should think on that for awhile...NOW, I'm off to do other important things besides arguing with someone with a lack of the FACTS..........


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