3:33 PM, Oct 3, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaking today in Joplin, Missouri, VIce President Joe Biden overstated the deaths there in the 2011 tornado by 160,839:
"161,000 brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandparents lost," said the vice president.
But as Reuters reported in 2011, the death toll was in fact 161:
3:04 PM, Oct 3, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden, speaking earlier today at the Chamber of Commerce, talked of inner city Detroit women from the "hood," which is apparently slang for neighborhood:
12:04 PM, Oct 3, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
Speaking at the John F. Kennedy Forum at Harvard Kennedy School in Boston, Massachusetts last night, Vice President Joe Bidengave an extensive rundown of foreign policy challenges and crises that the world and the Obama administration are facing today.
9:13 AM, Oct 3, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden sought sympathy with the vice president of the Harvard student body about being second in command: "Isn't it a bitch?" He clarified, "the vice president thing."
Video via Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed.
12:01 PM, Sep 28, 2014 • By LEE SMITH
On Friday Colin Kahl was named Vice President Joe Biden’s national security adviser and deputy assistant to the president. Kahl previously served in the Obama administration as deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East between 2009-2011, but is probably best known for his work outside of government—in particular, for advocating containment of a nuclear Iran, and for his part in trying to remove the recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel from the 2012 Democratic platform.
3:51 PM, Sep 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden is headed next week to Boston for an "event." The White House did not say what kind of event the vice president plans to attend.
Here's the announcement from the White House:
Vice President Biden to Travel to Boston, Massachusetts
10:19 AM, Sep 21, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden spent the weekend in Aspen at a private equity conference. That's a fact the White House tried to downplay.
This is his how Biden's official public schedule read:
Saturday, September 20, 2014
11:13 AM, Sep 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a women's conference in Washington, Vice President Joe Biden touted Bob Packwood, a politician brought down by a sexual harassment scandal:
1:46 PM, Sep 17, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaking in Iowa today, Vice President Joe Biden touted the "wisest man in the Orient." Here's video:
"You know, on the way back from Mumbai to go meet with President Xi in China, I stopped in Singapore to meet with a guy name Lee Kuan Yew, who most foreign policy experts around the world say is the wisest man in the Orient," the vice president shouted.
3:45 PM, Sep 5, 2014 • By THOMAS DONNELLY
“They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell.”
“The long-term challenge is debilitating and ultimately eradicating a strong and growing ISIS.”
“The president should have weaponized the moderate Syrian rebels earlier.”
5:02 PM, Aug 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden told a reporter today that the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the ISIS will not alter the approach to the terror group. An "AP reporter asked if Foley's beheading changed the U.S. approach to ISIS," the White House pool report reads. "Biden said no, but it shines a spotlight on the horrors going on in that part of the world."
On ISIS, Biden also said:
8:07 AM, Aug 15, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Western nations should intervene militarily in Iraq to stop ISIS, argues Max Boot in a new article for the Spectator (UK). Boot cautions against the "wrong-headed" belief that intervention, not the retreat of Western forces, is the cause of the current problems in Iraq: