Joe Biden Articles


Nov 02, 2015

Strife of the Party

The GOP is ready to grumble
Nov 02, 2015

Republicans are in trouble. A significant bloc regards their congressional leaders—House speaker John Boehner, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, and their underlings—as enemies. A quarter or more of grassroots Republicans think Donald Trump should be president. And to make things worse, Hillary Clinton has a glide path to the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, making her tougher for any Republican to beat.

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Underwhelming Joe Biden

A run for the White House is his best shot at a real legacy.
Oct 26, 2015

Last year, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked a simple question: What was your proudest moment as secretary of state? Posed at a women’s forum, it was hardly hostile in intent. Clinton was unable to answer, and the resulting New York Times headline was brutal: “Hillary Clinton Struggles to Define a Legacy in Progress.”

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Biden: I'm Not Running

No Joe.
12:14 PM, Oct 21, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden announced today, standing alongside his wife Jill and President Obama, that he will not be seeking the presidency in 2016. 

Joining him, the pool reports, were: 

Biden's sister, Valerie, Steve Ricchetti, Ted Kaufman, Denis McDonough, Valerie Jarrett, Shailagh Murray, Cecilia Munoz, Josh Earnest, Susan Rice, Jason Furman, Lisa Monaco and David Simas.

You can watch the video of the announcement here: 

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Biden in 2012: Clinton 'Hedged' Her Bet on Bin Laden Raid

3:45 PM, Oct 20, 2015

In 2012, Vice President Joe Biden told the story of President Obama deciding to send a Navy SEAL team to kill Osama bin Laden. Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state at the time, "hedged" her bet, according to Biden's telling of the story.

Biden, for his part, advised against sending in the SEALs to kill bin Laden. (Biden now says he privately advised the president to do it.)

Watch Biden's remarks from 2012:

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Slow Joe

2:20 PM, Oct 20, 2015

By the time you read this, it is possible that Vice President Joe Biden will have announced his candidacy for the presidency. Or not. 

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Biden Lunching With Obama

10:15 AM, Oct 20, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden will be eating lunch with President Barack Obama today at the White House. One wonders whether the 2016 presidential election might be a topic of conversation. 

"In the afternoon, the Vice President will have lunch with the President in the Private Dining Room," Biden's schedule reads. 

The rest of Biden's day will be devoted to Walter Mondale, the former vice president.

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Biden Seems to Hit Hillary for Calling Republicans 'Enemies'

8:20 PM, Oct 19, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden seemed to contrast himself with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in remarks today at the White House:

"I don't consider Republicans enemies," said Biden. "They're friends."

At the Democratic debate last week, Clinton was asked to list the enemies she's most proud of.

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Congressman: Joe Biden Will Run for President

10:33 AM, Oct 19, 2015

Joe Biden plans to run for president, a congressman says on Twitter. A reporter says the vice president plans to make his 2016 announcement within two days.

Joe Biden decision coming in next 48 hours, per @kwelkernbc.

— Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) October 19, 2015

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Kristol: 'Joe Biden is Going to Get In, I'm Quite Confident'

8:18 AM, Oct 19, 2015

Bill Kristol said on ABC's This Week that "Joe Biden is going to get in, I'm quite confident." Watch here:

ABC Breaking News | Latest News Videos

Kristol was joined on the roundtable with Matthew Dowd, Donna Brazile, and Katrina vanden Heuvel.

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Biden: I Was Proud of All the Democratic Candidates

2:26 PM, Oct 14, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden praised the Democratic field after last night's primary debate in Las Vegas. 

I was proud of all of them, Biden said. We have to make America better. I think they all did a good job. 

The comments were reported by MSNBC:

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Hillary Hugs Obama at Every Turn

Already working to box out Joe Biden.
10:59 PM, Oct 13, 2015

Going into tonight, the conventional wisdom was that Bernie Sanders would try to genially introduce himself, the candidates would mostly stay in their own lanes, and that Hillary was a bleeding target. Not so much.

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HAYES: Hillary Dominated Dem Debate, Sent Message: 'Who Needs Joe?'

Hosted by Michael Graham.
10:42 PM, Oct 13, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with senior writer Stephen F. Hayes on the Democratic Debate. 

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Dem Debate Day Poll: Hillary 45, Sanders 25, Biden 19

10:38 AM, Oct 13, 2015

A new poll of the Democratic presidential primary shows frontrunner Hillary Clinton remaining under 50 percent support against Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and Vice President Joe Biden. The Fox News poll, which was released the day of the first Democratic debate, shows Clinton with 45 percent support, while Sanders has 25 percent support and Biden (who is not yet a candidate) has 19 percent support.

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Biden to Spend Debate Day at White House

7:29 PM, Oct 12, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden will be at the White House tomorrow, the day of the first Democratic primary debate. The debate will be held across the country in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Biden has only two things on his public schedule for tomorrow: the daily briefing in the Oval Office and meetings. 

The vice president's White House schedule reads:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

In the morning, the Vice President will attend the President’s Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.

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Kristol: Biden Likely to Enter Race Oct. 19

Hosted by Michael Graham.
8:55 AM, Oct 12, 2015

THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on the forthcoming Democratic debate, and Joe Biden's future regarding 2016.

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CNN Brings Podium for Biden to First Democratic Debate

7:21 AM, Oct 12, 2015

Just in case Vice President Joe Biden decides to enter the Democratic presidential race in the next day, CNN will be prepared. According to a CNN correspondent, the network hosting the first Democratic debate has a podium on hand for Biden.

"In case of Biden break out podium number 6. Here it is folks," says senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Twitter.


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Biden: 'If I Don't Move I'll Be Demoted To Secretary Of State Or Something'

4:00 PM, Oct 07, 2015

During the White House's Summit On Worker Voice on Wednesday, Joe Biden had a clear message for labor unions—that Hillary Clinton might not be a reliable ally, but he would be. His speech focused on his sympathies for the labor movement, his friendship with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, and the like. He also hit Clinton, saying, "if I don't move... I'll be demoted to Secretary of State or something like that.

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Biden Told Dowd About Son's Death-Bed Plea

10:25 AM, Oct 06, 2015

Joe Biden was the source for an August New York Times column that documented the vice president's son's deathbed plea that Biden run for president. Politico reports:

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DNC Vice Chair Calls for More Dem Debates

6:24 AM, Oct 06, 2015

Democratic National Committee vice chair Tulsi Gabbard went on MSNBC last night to call for her party to have more presidential primary debates:

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Can Biden Defeat Her?

The party hasn’t decided yet.
Oct 05, 2015

By most accounts, Joe Biden is very close to running for president. His entry would shake up the Democratic race. But could he possibly defeat Hillary Clinton?

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Hillary in Danger at the Dem Debate

1:04 PM, Sep 30, 2015

We're two weeks from the first Democratic debate and to be honest with you, I can't tell right now if we are underestimating Hillary Clinton's weakness, or her strength.

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Hillary Is in 'Real Danger'

'Biden should run'
2:24 PM, Sep 27, 2015

An old friend who's worked at high levels of government and politics writes:

Assuming the validity of the NBC/WSJ poll for the Democrats, it seems that Clinton is in very bad shape.

Her average in the last four national polls is 40--down from high 50s in July, and people are now lining up with Sanders and Biden. Her numbers with independents have to be very poor.

She has endorsements, yes, but House and Senate Dems have to be nervous about her match ups with GOP candidates (all bad--even against Trump and Carson).

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Pope Francis Speaks To Congress: Biden Winks, Boehner Cries, RBG Dozes

11:05 AM, Sep 24, 2015

Pope Francis spoke before Congress Thursday, and numerous politicians lived up to their most iconic moments. 

IJ Review has video of Speaker John Boehner being moved to tears in the background:

Pope Francis opens his speech to Congress, with Speaker Boehner crying in the background

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Poll: Quarter of Democrats Prefer Joe Biden for President

The VP trails Hillary, even with Bernie.
8:20 AM, Sep 23, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden has made significant gains in the national Democratic primary polls in recent weeks, with a new Bloomberg poll showing a quarter of registered Democratic primary voters supportin him, his best numbers yet.

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Jerry Brown Considering Running for President?

"You could have a lot of big surprises."
5:31 PM, Sep 16, 2015

California governor Jerry Brown gave signs in a Wednesday interview on CNN that he may be considering running for president.

Brown, who has run for president three before, spoke with Wolf Blitzer about the current Democratic field. The Democrat said he has not yet endorsed a candidate, calling frontrunner Hillary Clinton "formidable" and refused to give advice about Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly mulling a run.

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Biden: Trump 'Denigrates' Republicans, 'Will Not Prevail'

9:23 PM, Sep 15, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden took aim at Donald Trump in remarks today in Washington.

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Favreau Wants Joe to Feel Out Run for President Against Hillary

1:18 PM, Sep 11, 2015

Today, Jon Favreau, the former director of speechwriting for President Obama, tweeted that Vice President Joe Biden should run for president.

Colbert interview shows why Joe Biden is one of the best human beings we have in public service. And I'm with Colbert - he should run.

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Quinnipiac: Bernie Edges Out Hillary in Iowa

7:16 AM, Sep 10, 2015

More Iowa Democrats say they support Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in a new Quinnipiac poll of likely caucusgoers. According to the poll, 41 percent say they support Sanders, the Vermont senator, with 40 percent supporting Clinton, the former secretary of state and New York senator. In addition, 12 percent say they are supporting Vice President Joe Biden, who is not yet in the race.

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Bill 'Reemerges' for Hillary While Old Foe Clyburn Praises Biden

5:54 PM, Sep 08, 2015

Bill Clinton, the husband of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, will “reemerge,” as CNN puts it, next week on behalf of his wife’s presidential campaign. The former president will headline a fundraiser in Chicago on September 17, the first of what the campaign says will be several events where Clinton will be raising money.

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