Biden says GOP ticket running ‘con game’ of moderation

Updated 05 November 2012
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Biden says GOP ticket running ‘con game’ of moderation

LAKEWOOD, Ohio: Vice President Joe Biden says presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan, are running a “con game” on voters, trying to fool them into thinking the Republican ticket is more moderate than it is.
Biden pointied to Romney’s changing positions on tax cuts, Iraq and other issues.
He told a crowd of 1,200 people at Lakewood High School outside of Cleveland that the GOP ad on Jeep moving jobs out of Ohio was “pernicious” and a sign Romney does not have the character to be president.
The vice president says President Barack Obama “does not engage in deception. He says what he means and means what he says.”
Biden says average people don’t expect government to solve their problems, but “to understand” their struggles.
Biden predicted that he and Obama will win Tuesday’s election — and says he doesn’t think it will be close in the Electoral College.
Biden, who campaigned in Ohio Sunday, told Chris Matthews of MSNBC that he and Obama would win Ohio, perhaps the most critical battleground in the closely fought election.
He said he thought Ohio, Wisconsin and Iowa would “hold firm” and he and Obama would “win clearly.”
Biden also predicted Democratic wins in Nevada and New Hampshire, two other battleground states, and said Democrats have “an even chance” of winning Virginia and Florida.


Rebels, Indian forces fight in disputed Kashmir; 2 killed

Updated 28 May 2018
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Rebels, Indian forces fight in disputed Kashmir; 2 killed

SRINAGAR, India: Police say a civilian and a soldier have been killed in fighting between government troops and rebels in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Police say the deaths occurred overnight during fighting that followed a rebel attack on an army camp in southern Kakpora village.
Separately, police say militants detonated a bomb by remote control targeting an Indian army armored vehicle in the volatile Shopian area. Three soldiers were wounded in the blast.
India and Pakistan each administer part of Kashmir, but both claim it in its entirety. Rebels have been fighting Indian rule since 1989, demanding that Kashmir be united either under Pakistani rule or as an independent country.