Biden and Ryan clash over the US economy

Vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Paul Ryan clashed over the US economy and taxes during their debate.

Mr Biden took the opportunity to address Mitt Romney's recent controversial comments that the 47% of Americans who pay no federal income tax should take responsibility for themselves.

Mr Ryan strongly defended Mr Romney's record and said:

"He is a good man, he cares about 100% of American's in this country and with respect to that quote I think the Vice President very well knows that sometimes the right words don't come out of your mouth the right way.