Democrats have not had to answer for the actions of Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (who offered to change a policy position in exchange for not being criticized, and threatened to paint President Obama as anti-Semitic and anti-women). Or for the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation (which accepts foreign donations). Or for Joe Biden (who said last week he knows Somalis because "there’s an awful lot driving cabs").Read more
Vice President Joe Biden met with a Muslim community leader who had suggested Israel might be a suspect in the 9/11 attacks. The meeting took place on the first day of the Obama administration's three-day summit to "counter violent extremism." Adam Kredo at the Washington Free Beacon reports:Read more
The Obama adminstration begins its three-day summit on countering violent extremism with a "roundtable discussion" Tuesday afternoon led by Vice President Joe Biden and including "representatives from cities working to address the spread of violent extremism." President Barack Obama will join the summit twice this week, according to the Associated Press:Read more
Vice President Joe Biden will be headed to South Carolina, an important early primary state. He'll make the trip, which includes a stop in North Carolina, on Wednesday and Thursday.Read more
Vice President Biden spent about a day and a half in Belgium in early February to meet with various European leaders, but his entourage, security team and other delegation members required up to 209 rooms for up to three weeks surrounding the visit.Read more
Speaking today in Iowa, Vice President Joe Biden called out to his "old butt buddy" Neil Smith, wondering whether his friend was in attendance for his speech:
"Neal Smith," Biden said, "an old butt buddy. Are you here, Neal? Neal, I miss you man. I miss you."Read more
Vice President Joe Biden had an interesting exchange with the president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko. The two were speaking in front of reporters at the Munich Security Conference.
The exchange was captured by the on-site pool reporter:
As the pool came in, Mr. Biden and Mr. Poroshenko made small talk over the press pool and their handlers.Read more
Vice President Joe Biden is in Europe today where how spoke out against Vladimir Putin's aggression toward Ukraine.
"Ukraine is fighting for its very survival right now. Russia continues to escalate the conflict by sending mercenaries and tanks and as we euphemistically say in the United States, Little Green Men, without patches in, and very sophisticated special operation soldiers," Biden said at the European Council building in Brussels.Read more
At an event this morning, Vice President Joe Biden told Democrats that, "To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country."
"And they've been really tough for our party. Just ask [former DCCC chair] Steve [Israel]. They've been really tough for our party. And together we made some really, really tough decisions -- decisions that weren't at all popular, hard to explain," said Biden.Read more
Vice President Joe Biden appeared to be the butt of a joke on tonight's Parks and Recreation, when a character on the show pulled out the (sadly) nonexistent Biden the Rails: 1001 Poems Inspired by My Travels Through Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, by Joe Biden:
Here's the clip:Read more
Joe Biden told ABC News this morning that there's "a chance" he'll challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. He called the race "wide-open."Read more
Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama has repeatedly said he isn't set on just implementing his own agenda -- if other people have ideas, he wants to hear them.Read more
Stephanie Cutter, a deputy campaign manager in President Obama's reelection campaign, said this morning on CBS that Vice President Joe Biden "would be a very good candidate" in the 2016 presidential race:
Cutter made the comment in response to a question about who will run on the Democratic side if Hillary Clinton decides to pass this time.Read more
Vice President Joe Biden mistakenly referred to Iowa senator Joni Ernst as Gail, the name of the senator's husband:
"Gail," Biden said greeting Senator Ernst.
"I'm Joni," said the senator, "my husband's Gail."Read more
Vice President Joe Biden will attend the funeral of a slain NYPD officer, the White House announced.Read more
Vice President Joe Biden misstated the number of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan by 47,000 at a Veterans Day event today at Arlington National Cemetary. Here's audio of his remarks:Read more
Vice President Joe Biden loves Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But he doesn't "agree with a damn thing you say," the vice president once told Netanyahu, whose nickname is Bibi.Read more
President Obama and Vice President Biden might not see eye-to-eye on immigration strategy. A hint of an apparent disagreement was on display during Obama's lunch with congressional leaders on Friday at the White House.
"The meeting was tense at times, according to a senior House Republican aide. The aide was not authorized to describe the back-and-forth publicly by name and spoke only on condition of anonymity," the Associated Press reports.Read more
There were a lot of surprises in the election. Not least that the polls missed the magnitude many Republican victories. Races that were supposed to be toss-ups, too-close-to-call, within the margin of error, and so forth turned out to be cakewalks for the Republicans.Read more
Vice President Joe Biden seemed to take a shot at the Clintons in an interview yesterday when he brought up "all that stuff that was going on" in the 1990s. Biden's reference served as a reminder that Democrats avoided the Democratic president when President Clinton was getting impeached.
Here's audio:Read more
Vice President Joe Biden blew Kansas independent Greg Orman's cover in a radio interview today. Orman hasn't stated which party he'll caucus with in the Senate--actively avoiding announcing whether he'll be with Republicans or Democrats--but Biden stated definitively that Orman "will be with us" if he's elected.
Listen here:Read more
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