Joe Biden Articles

The Hardships of Public Service

11:14 AM, Oct 29, 2014

As the Soviet Union maintained Dachas for the nomenklatura, so our Park Service keeps a nice little “cabin” in the Tetons for use by the political class, as revealed by some diligent muckraking by Time

Vice President Joe Biden is among the administration officials who have enjoyed the comforts of the 

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White House Does Not Deny Bibi 'Chickens***' Comment

10:09 AM, Oct 29, 2014

The belief that the prime minister of Israel is "chickenshit" is "not the administration's view," a spokesperson for the National Security Council says in a statement. Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic reported Tuesday that a "senior administration official" viewed Benjamin Netanyahu, the prime minister of Israel, as the most frustrating foreign leader to the White House and the State Department.

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Sadly, It Won't Be 'Invisible Man'

A Parody.
Oct 27, 2014

Biden: 'I Like Guys Because Of Their Moms'

4:41 PM, Oct 22, 2014

Speaking earlier today in Illinois, Vice President Joe Biden praised Governor Quinn -- and, more importantly, his mother. "I like guys because of their moms," said Biden.

"You know why I like Governor Quinn so much? His mother says I'm the best looking Irish man she knows," Biden said to laughter. "That's why I like his mom. I like guys because of their moms is the real reason."

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Biden Cocaine Scandal Mirrors Joe McCarthy Scandal

8:04 AM, Oct 18, 2014

The brief military career of 44-year-old Hunter Biden, Vice President Joseph Biden's younger son, seems to have ended after one month in the naval reserve. Biden is reported to have tested positive for cocaine use, and was immediately discharged. It was "the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy," he has said in a statement, "and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge."

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Report: Biden Son Kicked Out of Navy for Cocaine

6:21 PM, Oct 16, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden's son was kicked out of the Navy after a drug test "after testing positive for cocaine." The Wall Street Journal reported the news.

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Biden: 'The Middle Class Is Getting Killed'

2:17 PM, Oct 16, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden talked about the trouble the middle class is having during the Barack Obama presidency at an event earlier today in Philadelphia:

"The middle class is getting killed," Biden said.

"In the last ten years, average salary of the middle class in America according to Standard & Poor's has gone up 14 cents."

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Kimmel Asks To Identify Biden -- No One Has A Clue

10:42 AM, Oct 07, 2014

It turns out, no one in Los Angeles knows who Vice President Joe Biden is. A segment from Jimmy Kimmel:

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Six Democratic Campaign Events Today for Obama and Biden

10:35 AM, Oct 07, 2014

President Obama may not be, in his words, "on the ballot" this November, but that doesn't mean he's not on the campaign trail.

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Man Complains to Biden: 'It's Real Hard for the Small Businesses'

4:47 PM, Oct 06, 2014

A Nevada man complained to Vice President Joe Biden that it's hard for small businesses to operate these days:

"It's real hard for the small businesses," said the Nevada man. "It's not so easy."

He added, "Right now it's very hard for a small business to make it--and everybody."

"Yeah," said Biden, seemingly in agreement.

"It is very hard," the man said.

The vice president is in Las Vegas, Nevada today.

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The Biden Apology Tour Rolls On

10:54 AM, Oct 06, 2014

Roy Gutman of McClatchy reports:

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Biden Mocks European Union's Economy

7:35 AM, Oct 06, 2014

When Joe Biden addressed the John F.

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Biden Overstates Deaths in Joplin, Missouri Tornado By 160,839

2:33 PM, Oct 03, 2014

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:

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Biden Talks of Inner City Detroit Women from the 'Hood'

2:04 PM, Oct 03, 2014

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:

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Biden: International Order 'Literally Fraying at the Seams'

11:04 AM, Oct 03, 2014

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.

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Biden: It's a 'B----' Being Vice President

8:13 AM, Oct 03, 2014

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."

Watch here:

Video via Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed.

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Biden's New National Security Adviser Removed Jerusalem from Dem Platform

11:01 AM, Sep 28, 2014

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.

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Biden to Boston for Foreign Policy 'Event'

2:51 PM, Sep 24, 2014

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

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Biden Escapes Washington for Private Equity Conference in Aspen

9:19 AM, Sep 21, 2014

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

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Biden Touts Accused Sexual Harasser at Women's Conference

10:13 AM, Sep 19, 2014

At a women's conference in Washington, Vice President Joe Biden touted Bob Packwood, a politician brought down by a sexual harassment scandal: 

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Biden Touts 'Wisest Man in the Orient'

12:46 PM, Sep 17, 2014

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. 

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Biden to Iowa

1:34 PM, Sep 11, 2014

Seize the Jacksonian Day

2:45 PM, Sep 05, 2014

“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.”

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Biden: Beheading Won't Alter U.S. Approach to ISIS

4:02 PM, Aug 20, 2014

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:

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Yes, We Can Defeat ISIS in Iraq

7:07 AM, Aug 15, 2014

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:

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Bidens in Hamptons to Begin Third Vacation in Month

9:01 AM, Aug 12, 2014

The Bidens are arriving today in the Hamptons to start their third vacation in a month. 

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$908K for Vehicles for Biden's World Cup Trip--On Top of $2.2M for Hotels

7:07 AM, Aug 07, 2014

Vice President Biden's trip to Brazil in mid-June for the USA versus Ghana World Cup game and meetings the following day with the president and vice president of Brazil required rental of vehicles for Biden and his entourage costing over $900,000.

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Biden: 'Why Would a Business Go' to Delaware?

Delaware responds.
8:20 AM, Jul 29, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden inadvertently may have produced the worst public service announcement for a state since  Maryland's Governor William Donald Schaefer referred to the Eastern Shore of his state as the "[outhouse]" of Maryland.

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The Great Recall (Cont.)

8:15 AM, Jul 24, 2014

General Motors recalled another 718,000 of its vehicles yesterday to correct defects serious enough to require the action. This puts the number at "nearly 30 million vehicles since the start of the year, by far a record for any automaker and more than half the vehicles recalled by the industry as a whole."

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Biden's World Cup Trip: $2.2M for Four Hotels

6:04 AM, Jul 17, 2014

Vice President Biden and his entourage visited Brazil in mid-June to attend the USA versus Ghana World Cup game, a trip that also included meetings with both the president and vice president of Brazil.

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