Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (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 14th-longest serving Senator in history. Biden was a long-time member ...
"We have created more jobs in this last year than the Bush administration (did) in eight years."
Joe Biden on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 in a speech in Cleveland
Vice President Joe Biden loves campaigning in Ohio. He did so 15 times during the 2010 Midterm elections for various state and federal candidates.
But Democrats still suffered a "shellacking," he joked during an April 19 campaign fundraiser in Cleveland for U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who faces re-election next year. Citing positive economic news, Biden insisted, however, that the political debate about his administration’s ...
Within a few weeks of Obama's coronation it has become clear this new emperor will be as aggressive and violent as his immediate predecessors Bush II, Clinton, Bush I and Reagan. We are expected to believe there will be a "new tone" in US foreign policy. However, a new tone is just that, a new tone. It means the essence will not change at all, nor will the forms. Just the tone. That must have been the change Obama has been promising his supporters and all those poor devils who believed in him and who voted for him. The remarks made by Obama's messenger boys at the 45th Munich Security ...
spetr - in poll Joe Biden
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
At 11:58 yesterday morning, the self-proclaimed "Senate man" finally changed jobs.
Delaware's Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn in as vice president of the United States by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in the likely culmination of a political rise that began when Biden was elected to the Senate in 1972 at age 29. He is the first person in his state's history to become vice president or president. Biden spent much of his first day in office joining the incoming president, Barack Obama, at events, including the inaugural ceremonies and parade and a lunch ...
Joe Biden and Eric Holder to push for 'commonsense' gun control reforms
Vice-president and attorney general to hold press event with police as Republican opposition hardens to even modest reformsBarack Obama flew some of the relatives of the Newtown school shooting to Washington aboard Air Force One so they could lobby members of Congress on Tuesday as opposition hardens even to modest gun reforms.Combining with the push by families in Congress, vice-president Joe Biden and attorney general Eric Holder were scheduled to hold a press event at the White House alongside law enforcement officials from across the country to highlight gun reforms.White House hopes for gun reform legislation are quickly receding in the face of more open Republican opposition.The Republican leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, on Monday vowed to join 13 other Republican senators to filibuster one of the few proposals that stands any realistic chance of getting through Congress, the expansion of background checks for gun buyers. The 13 say they are prepared to block even debate o
A field guide to the political contenders, 2016 edition | Ana Marie Cox
Time to place your bets and speculations on the old faces and the new ones – only three years until primariesWe could spend some time handicapping the nominees, an exercise as fun as it is pointless, or we could spend some time figuring out what people's support of various 2016 contenders (and supposed contenders) means now. Here's a rough guide to who's backing whom, how to spot 'em, and why it (kinda) matters.The Democrats1. Hillary Clinton, former secretary of stateBetting odds: 7 to 2 Relevant polling: 63% favorability; 85% of Democrats "likely to support" her Key area of support: Celebrities (Endorsed so far by Warren Buffett, Dustin Hoffman, Claire McCaskill) Pop culture equivalent: Rooting for Duke Rallying cry: "It's her turn (again)!" What they're worried about: Bill saying something stupid, the sexist media bias Who they'll move on to: What makes you think they'll move on? Main complaint about Obama: He is not Hillary Get on their good side: "The basketball, the bragging
Early Line for 2016: A Vice President Who’s an Underdog
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. is the highest-ranking Democrat interested in running for president, yet the heir apparent seems to be Hillary Clinton.
Margaret Thatcher persuaded US to back UK during Falklands war, says Biden - video
The US vice-president, Joe Biden, pays tribute to former prime minister Margaret Thatcher