What Time is the Vice Presidential Debate?

Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.

The only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. 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 Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD):

October 11, 2012
Vice Presidential
Topic: Foreign and domestic policy 
Air Time: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan
Moderator: Martha Raddatz (ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent)

According to the CPD, "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: 8-9:30 p.m. Central Time
Location: Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Candy Crowley (CNN Chief Political Correspondent)

According to the CPD, "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: 8-9:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida (Tickets)
Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates
Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney
Moderator: Bob Schieffer (Host of Face the Nation on CBS)

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

Pro Life Crusader + October 11, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Voting for Obama and Biden is voting for Intrinsic evil !!
Jen October 11, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Send Obama AND Toftoy to the same island. GET TOFTOY OUT OF OFFICE. TIRED OF HIS THIEVERY!!!!!!
Walt Hines October 12, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Joe Biden was the clear winner in this one. I still have no idea what the plan is for Romney/Ryan team. 5 points of what and he wouldn't answer their plans for tax deductions as in mortgage, college, etc.. Talk about killing property values, we're screwed. I worried about leaving my kids and grandchildren a big debt but Ryan's got that one figured out. He's going to send all our kids over there to fight since he has no clue what it means to train the native people and let them defend their own country. he'd rather all of our soldiers be put in harms way. Ryan looked like a deer in head lights.
XxeonN October 12, 2012 at 04:28 AM
I am not sure what debate you were watching there Mr Hines. Biden was disrespectful and contemptuous. We already had 4 years of a team that we can not trust. We still haven't seen the full effects of the taxation from 'Bama Care. These last 4 years of Jimmy Carter's second term will end the same as the first. The middle east still don't like us, contrary to the promise of the HOPE AND CHANGE team. Sorry, but for me and my house it's- A.B.O.- ANYBODY BUT OBAMA.!!!!!!!
my opinion October 12, 2012 at 07:57 AM
XxeonN, you are so right. This idiot (Biden) with that stupid grin (by the way nice false teeth joe) and his poor manners. He interrupted Ryan about 80 times. Where did they get the rag that moderated the debate. Oh yeah she is a friend of Obama. BO went to her wedding years ago. They had the nerve to complain about Jim Lerner? She had no control over the horse's a*s and he just kept on blubbering. How did this guy ever get elected VP?
Sergey Kemskiy October 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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Walt Hines October 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM
False teeth. Love Howdy Doody, could his ears or nose be any bigger. It's amazing that all of you can't say anything great about Ryan all you do is complain about Biden. I did like his stand on abortion, too bad it's not in agreement with Romney. But that'll change like everything else that has come out of his mouth. They really should get their stories straight. I'm wondering if it's not the Ryan/ Romney ticket
Kerry October 12, 2012 at 12:53 PM
You are right. Biden was the clear winner in being rude and ignorant. He was an embarrassment. Not a person who should be Vice President.
Kerry October 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
You evidently were not watching the debate.
russ harrison October 12, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Health Care Premiums have gone up...why so surprised? Health Care industry, especially the Insurance arena, is one of the few industries that has never been subjected to regulations concerning price fixing.When a sweeping reform like the Affordable Health Care Act comes along, the industry affected will grab as much as they can before being FORCED to reduce pricing to compete with a pool of suppliers. If the Affordable Care Act finally comes into play, the costs of premiums SHOULD (as in we'll see) adjust to remain competitive.But...if the Affordable Health Care Act is repealed,do you think those "temporary" increases in costs and premiums will drop,or would you be inclined to believe that the "new" Fair Market Value established while facing that act will remain the same?Business dictates that a company is mandated to increase its profitability as an obligation to shareholders. So,facing a national pool to create affordable (as in less expensive) health care, who wouldn't expect the current players to grab as much as they can while they still can? And...if that threat to profit is eliminated,why would those same players reduce the costs to the consumer and therefore reduce their profit?If you think about it, it's a temporary benefit to the Health Care industry followed by a market adjustment if the Obama/Romney Care program flies. It's a "win now/win later" situation to the health care industry if it fails. Why didn't Biden or Ryan point this out?
russ harrison October 12, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Biden stated that "97% of small businesses" earn less than $250,000 annually and so would not be affected by letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the ultra wealthy.... His figures are probably close regarding small businesses.Ryan claims that small businesses would be hampered and job creation would be stifled if taxes on incomes over $250,000 were increased....he's probably right with conditions.If the tax increase allowed deductions for investments into employee hiring and infrastructure (buildings,training,etc) then that increase on the "Over 250" would NOT have a significant impact on the vast majority of small businesses. But...those "small" businesses (keep in mind that Donald Trump and hedge fund managers worth tens of millions of dollars annually are technically a "small" business under Romney's definitions) that do NOT have a motivation or an actual avenue to invest into those types of deductible business expenses will have tax increases. It also would affect high revenue generating "small" business that are not taking advantage of the tax benefits of incorporating,a benefit Mitt Romney has shown to be not only financially advantageous but,for the most part, legal to do (incorporating). The argument about "small business" being hurt badly by letting the Bush Tax cuts expire on the wealthy is really weak when you look at the percentages of small businesses making less than $250,000.While a great middle class "scare tactic",it really has no merit mathematically.
Logansdad October 12, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Just like Romney, Ryan lied all night long. No wonder why Biden had to constantly interrupt him and confront his lies.
Pro Life Crusader + October 12, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Here's one big problem Biden side stepped!!!! Benghazi attack: Time for an honest accounting
Pro Life Crusader + October 12, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Biden was ignorant and stupid acting with making faces, rolling his eyes ,pointing his finger and laughing! Real professional for a V.P.
Pro Life Crusader + October 12, 2012 at 03:02 PM
On the news they said Biden and Ryan both gave false facts. So don't say Biden wasn't laying!
Edward Andrysiak October 12, 2012 at 03:10 PM
I'm thinking. If they let the Bush tax cuts expire which is exactly where this is heading....the 15% capital gains tax is gone! It is true that many high paid executives get some pay via stock which they can sell in a year and pay only 15% on the gain which is less than the ordinary income tax. BUT, us retired folks who live on dividends and interest income...plus IRA draws and Social Security rely, for the most part, on our 15% taxed money to live and pay our bills. So this idea that we are sticking it to the rich is a myth. At the rate we are going our seniors will be the ones getting stuck and they can least afford it! Before I get a lot of flack about Obama setting the "all over $250,000 a year income threshold"...that is not where we are headed. There is no 250K ruling and the Bush cuts WILL expire. O has to go!
Edward Andrysiak October 12, 2012 at 03:17 PM
We need new rules for the debates...when a participant does not act like a resonable human being, someone runs out and kicks them in the balls!
Alexis de Tocqueville October 12, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Biden is pretty much like the crazy uncle everyone has. Except with Rabies!
Kerry October 13, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Logan ,what an ignorant post.
Kerry October 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Biden needs to get some mental help.
Kellyofthebrook October 13, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Not voting.
Kerry October 13, 2012 at 01:07 PM
If you are worried about leaving your kids and grandkids a huge debt, you are way too late, Obama has done it already.
Walt Hines October 13, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Ryan helped create that debt when he asked for money for Wisconsin. He actual asked for it twice, now he has a problem with it. Getting tired of the flip flopping. As someone who has voted Republican 90% of the time I honestly can't believe they couldn't find someone other than Romney. I'm not the only one to feel this way. Not thrilled with Obama either, but very disappointed in the GOP.
Scotty October 13, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Logansdad The fact checkers are finding misstatements on both sides. But the bulk of the bald face lies came out of Biden's mouth.
Scotty October 13, 2012 at 03:29 PM
Ryan getting money for his district from the stimulas did not contribute to the debt. That money would be spent regardless. Passing the stimulas is what ran up the debt. And that is 100% on Obama and the democraps.
Scotty October 13, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Biden showed the true face of a liberal. Rude, condesending and intolerent. Ryan ,agree with him or not, was courteous and respectful. There was only one adult on that stage and it was Ryan.
russ harrison October 13, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Paul Ryan did not technically lie.He cited sources that support his claim to be able to slash taxes 20% and make the plan work.Tax Policy Institute states their analysis shows that the only possible way that the Romney Ryan plan will work is in a "robust" economy...which we don't have.The other 4 sources cited are either blogs or opinion editorials by a Harvard economic professor (Feldstein) and a Princeton economic professor (Rosen).Both state that the plan is practically impossible to avoid increasing taxes on the middle class.There are simply not enough loopholes and deductions to close.Last was an organization that was hired by the Romney campaign to come up with any possible way to make the plan work...so I wouldn't credit them except that Mitt Romney's economic adviser quit 2 weeks ago after announcing that their plan won't work.He also added that pre-exising conditions will not be covered under Romney's insurance plan unless it was continuously covered in the past. OUCH!. Ryan merely presented an idea as practical and feasible that will only work under the absolutely most favorable circumstances,but why do we need it if the economy is already "robust"? Biden didn't lie either when he said it won't work...because it won't under current economic conditions. Ryan did lie when he repeatedly insisted that their plan had been done before...several times.Mitt Romney himself,during the Presidential debate,twice claimed it had never been attempted before in history...twice.
russ harrison October 13, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Edward, Remember, those "collective" expirations will NOT expire for incomes less than $250,000 if Obama gets his concession. They will expire if the Democrats and GOP do nothing...which is what they've been doing. If you make less than $250,000, you get to keep your tax rate on capital gains if Obama gets his way. You and the ultra rich get to keep your tax rate, but the middle class gets stuck, if Romney has his way. If they let the Bush tax cuts expire, they can always re-write another tax cut agreeable to both parties...yeah, right! Donkeys will fly out of my butt before our fearless leaders dare to go against Rove and Norquist! And... I haven't seen a Democrat that can get both parties to work together for us either!! Between the two, this Republican is voting against Romney, I'm getting old and Insurance i getting ridiculous...and I wants me my entitlements, like my VA and Social Security charity Romney and Ryan say I didn't earn.
Edward Andrysiak October 15, 2012 at 05:36 PM
You can bicker back and forth about comments made in the debate but the pure fact is that some 70 million of us tuned in to hear what both sides had to say and make up our own mind as to who deserves our vote. When Biden insulted us all by his antics he prevented us from getting the information we deserved by watching that so called debat. He is a classic jerk and if that is the guy a heart beat away from being the president...we have a real problem. If Biden worked for me he would be drawing unemployment! He has got to go as well as his boss. Why do politicians think we are all stupid? Because we keep reelecting them!


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