Joe Biden

Joe Biden

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (pronunciation: /ˈdʒoʊsɨf rɒbɨˈnɛt ˈbaɪdən/; born November 20, 1942) is the 47th and current Vice President of the ... More »Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (pronunciation: /ˈdʒoʊsɨf rɒbɨˈnɛt ˈbaɪdən/; born November 20, 1942) is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama. A Democrat, he was a United States Senator from Delaware from January 3, 1973 until his resignation on January 15, 2009, following his election to the Vice Presidency. Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and lived there for ten years before moving to Delaware. He became an attorney in 1969, and was elected to a county council in 1970. Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972 and became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. He was re-elected to the Senate six times, was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation, and is the 15th-longest serving Senator in history. Biden was a long-time member and former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. His strong advocacy helped bring about U.S. military assistance and intervention during the Bosnian War. He... [ Wikipedia ]

‘Guys’ trip’ raises questions about Obama’s 2016 choice…again – CNN Political Ticker

President Barack Obama, who has never been less than glowing in public praise of his vice president, said in an interview aired Thursday that Joe Biden “will go down as one of the finest vice presidents in history” and has been “a great partner in everything that I do.” But Obama stopped ...

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Beau Biden says he plans to run for governor in Delaware – CNN Political Ticker

" Beau Biden, 45, is Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son. He was elected as Delaware attorney general in 2006. "After careful consideration, I have concluded that it is not right to ask for your support in 2014, knowing that my focus would be divided between doing my job as Attorney ...

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Boston Marathon defies terror attacks one year on

Vice President Joe Biden led the tribute, calling the survivors an inspiration to people all over the world. Monday's marathon, Biden said, would send a message to the rest of the world and "to the terrorists that we will never yield, we will never cower. " Authorities have ...

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2016 Iowa Poll: Clinton vs. TBA Republican – CNN Political Ticker

Vice President Joe Biden finished third at 10% in the survey, with everyone else registering at 1% or less. Clinton was the frontrunner in the race for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination when she came in third in the caucuses, behind then-Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and former ...

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Lara Spencer promoted to 'Good Morning America' co-host

Over time, Spencer has played a bigger part at both 7 and 8 a.m. Case in point: She recently interviewed Vice President Joe Biden at a White House event with the original "Rosie the Riveters," whom Biden said represented "the start of the first's women's liberation movement. " Her ...

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Biden to South Carolina for commencement address – CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the commence address next month at the University of South Carolina. The Vice President's speech at the May 9th ceremony, announced Wednesday by the school, is sure to spark more speculation about a Biden bid for the White House in 2016, as ...

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Obama, Biden announce millions for job training – CNN Political Ticker

“So our best bet is keeping ahead in the skills race and you see what happens when we put effort into making sure workers have new skills, the education that's required for this 21st century economy.” Joined by Vice President Joe Biden at the announcement at a community college outside ...

‘Pals’: Biden, Obama make selfie time – CNN Political Ticker

Vice President Joe Biden posted his first selfie late Wednesday, hours after launching his Instagram account. The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 17, 2014 And who better to star in your first smartphone self-portrait than the President of the United States? "Found a friend to join my ...

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Why voting rights is the Democrats’ most important project in 2014

(AP file photo) The Democratic National Committee released a video on Monday announcing their new Voter Expansion Project, starring Vice President Joe Biden. His discussion of voting rights is framed by the civil rights movement and the once overwhelming and bipartisan support for ...

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The taxonomy of the political book hatchet job

She had unlimited access to the main actors in the case -- the odd couple legal team, Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, Vice President Joe Biden and other lesser known activists who are given much prominence in Becker's book. Because of her access to these people, the book provides a ...

Christie speaks with compassion on drug addiction and treatment – CNN Political Ticker

You should head over to one of the Hillary or Joe Biden threads where you can REALLY get your hate on! Wonder who he knows that will likely benefit from a contract with our government. ThinkAgain: Don't like Congress? Get rid of the repub/tea bag majority. @smith: "Drugs are another ...

Struggling Dems waiting for Hillary in 2014

Clinton’s absence so far from an uphill election year for her party contrasts with the other Democrats who are openly eyeing presidential bids in 2016, Vice President Joe Biden and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley. Both have telegraphed that they plan to become active surrogates for ...

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Obamas' federal tax rate rose as their income fell in 2013

The White House also released Vice President Joe Biden ’s tax returns. Biden, who proudly styled himself as one of the least wealthy members of the Senate, and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, reported $407,009 in combined adjusted gross income, mostly from salaries. Other income sources ...

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A solemn moment of silence, bells toll 1 year after Boston bombings

It ended with a speech by Vice President Joe Biden, at times rousing and at times quiet. When the marathon begins next week, Biden said, Boston will be sending a message to the rest of the world, and to the terrorists. “We will never yield,” he said. “America will never ever ever ...

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Obama announces education innovation grants

In another effort to make education more accessible, Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Education and Labor departments will run a program to facilitate community college students getting academic credit for apprenticeships in business and industry, in line with the federal ...

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Boston remembers, one year later: 'We are one community'

Some were inside the Hynes Convention Center, listening to survivors and public officials speak, an invitation-only event that featured the Massachusetts governor and Vice President Joe Biden. Countless others came to Boylston Street of their own accord, standing in the rain as the city ...

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Iowa caucuses provide opportunities for students

I slammed on my breaks and then realized that it was Joe Biden,” Caufiled said. “One more foot and Joe Biden would not be.” After experiencing the close nature of the events, Caufield said Iowa is the perfect place to host the first round of caucuses. Iowans are “not the least bit ...

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