2012 Vice Presidential Debate Live Blog

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan met Thursday night for the only vice presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. We began coverage on our live blog in the afternoon, continued through the debate and even stayed a bit after, providing context for the matchup, reaction and analysis from our NewsHour team — which included Judy Woodruff, Gwen ifill, Christina Bellantoni, Mark Shields, David Brooks and others.

Join us Tuesday as President Obama and Mitt Romney meet for their second debate, when we’ll do it all over again. And that’s no malarkey.