Kids of Vice Presidents: Then and Now

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Four years ago, Vice President Joseph Biden was joined at his inauguration by children Beau, Ashley and Hunter. By then the three Biden kids were already grown with careers of ... more 
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Four years ago, Vice President Joseph Biden was joined at his inauguration by children Beau, Ashley and Hunter. By then the three Biden kids were already grown with careers of their own. But they never strayed too far from home. less 
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Fri, Oct 12, 2012 2:24 AM EDT

On Thursday night, Congressman Paul Ryan and Vice President Joseph Biden went to war with words in a debate that left nothing off the table. Not even VP kids. From Beau Biden's military service to Ryan's first glimpse of his child via sonogram, the candidates' spawn served as examples and extensions of their messages. Being second in command is no small job, but neither is being born to the second in command. Here's a look at how the children of recent vice presidents have weathered the drama.