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Biden cozies up to voters in Ohio

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Vice President Joe Biden talks to customers during a stop at Cruisers Diner, Sept. 9, in Seaman, Ohio. This photo was taken after the rest of the press pool was escorted out of the room.

"I say to the press, 'Fact check me,'" the vice president declared before launching into a lengthy critique of the Republican plan for Medicare overhaul.

"What they're proposing will actually cost the Medicare trust fund that pays for the benefits when you go to the hospital, the doctor, to run out of money, a sufficient amount of money by 2016," he said. "That's when it would hit the wall."

-- Reported by NBC's Carrie Dann

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The Republican presidential nominee talks with NBC's David Gregory about his policy stances and his standing in the 2012 race.