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Ben Carson Open to Being Trump's VP: 'All Things Are Possible'

11:06 AM, Aug 23, 2015

In an interview this morning with CNN, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson indicated that he might be open to being Donald Trump's vice presidential pick. 

"Dr. Carson, would you be willing to serve as Donald Trump's vice president? This is something that was sort of bandied about in the media this week," the CNN host asked Carson. "It is summer of the outsider. In just about all the polls, the top two Republicans are yourself and Donald Trump. Would you serve as his running mate? Would you want him to serve as your running mate?"

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VP Mistakenly Calls Senator By Husband's Name

3:03 PM, Jan 06, 2015

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."

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Biden: 'I Like Kids Better than People'

2:54 PM, Jan 06, 2015

While swearing in senators today in the Capitol, Vice President Joe Biden declared, "I like kids better than people."

Earlier, the vice president said, "I may be Irish, but I'm not stupid."

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Cheney: 'Very Dangerous Period … More Threatening Than the Period Before 9/11'

'9/11 will turn out to be not nearly as bad as the next mass casualty attack against the United States'
8:10 AM, Oct 13, 2014

Vice President Dick Cheney opened up for a nearly two hour interview with Bill Kristol, as part of the latest installment of Conversations With Bill Kristol:

The two discussed Cheney's time as secretary of defense, the Gulf War, the Nixon and Ford Years, the Reagan years, 9/11, and the threats we face today.

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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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Kmiec’s Progress

Feb 03, 2014

Doug Kmiec has had an amazing political journey. Today a chaired professor at Pepperdine Law School, Kmiec has traveled nearly the full gamut of public life: He worked in the Office of Legal Counsel under both Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and pursued an active career teaching law, at Notre Dame and Catholic University. He was thought, for a time, to be one of the leading lights in conservative Catholic legal circles.

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Biden Talks Up Pool Reporter To Chinese VP: 'He Is The One You Really Want To Speak To'

8:21 AM, Dec 05, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden talked up the pool reporter covering him in China today to the vice president of China. According to the pool report, Biden told the Chinese VP that "he is a very important man. Seriously he is important." 

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Biden Still Gets 12 Staffers; Obama 129

7:11 AM, Oct 01, 2013

The federal government has shutdown. So what does this mean for the White House? Vice President Joe Biden keeps 12 staffers and President Barack Obama keeps 129.

As the Los Angeles Times reported yesterday, in preparation for a government shutdown:

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What Martha Raddatz Ignored

12:19 PM, Oct 12, 2012

As Mike Warren highlights, moderator Martha Raddatz apparently didn’t think Obamacare was important enough to make the cut as one of the nine topics she brought up during the vice presidential debate.  Two other closely related topics that didn’t make her cut were federal spending and the national debt.  Anyone who had been asleep for four years before waking up and tuning in would never have guessed that Obamacare, rampant federal spending, and unsustainable federal debt had given rise to the Tea Party and had propelled the GOP to gains of 63 House seats and 6 Senate seats in the 2010 elections.

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Raddatz Visited Biden at His Residence in March

9:31 AM, Oct 12, 2012

White House records reveal that the moderator of last night's vice presidential debate, Martha Raddatz, visited Vice President Joe Biden at his official residence on March 26, 2012. Raddatz is an employee of ABC News.

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CBS: Biden 'May Have Some Clean Up of His Own to Do Today On Libya'

6:52 AM, Oct 12, 2012

After last night's debate, Vice President "may have some clean up of his own to do today on Libya," CBS reports:

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Obama: Abortion Helps Men, Too

6:36 AM, Oct 12, 2012

During the vice presidential debate, Paul Ryan reiterated his opposition to abortion. Joe Biden explained that he’s personally opposed to abortion but doesn’t believe in protecting the unborn. President Obama has previously expressed his own position, which might best be described as not being opposed to abortion either personally or as a matter of policy (see the first 30 seconds of this clip):

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Biden on Obama: 'He’s Spoken to Bibi Netanyahu as Much as He’s Spoken to Anybody'

5:25 AM, Oct 12, 2012

In Thursday night's debate, Vice President Joe Biden claimed that President Barack Obama has "spoken to Bibi Netanyahu as much as he’s spoken to anybody."

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Biden Throws Intelligence Community Under the Bus

But contradicts himself by relying on intel community regarding Iran.
11:50 PM, Oct 11, 2012

Danville, Kentucky
Among the many charges and countercharges at the vice presidential debate here Thursday, two points from Vice President Joe Biden stand out.

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Biden Bombed

11:06 PM, Oct 11, 2012

You don’t win a nationally televised debate by being rude and obnoxious.  You don’t win by interrupting your opponent time after time after time or by being a blowhard.  You don’t win with facial expressions, especially smirks or fake laughs, or by pretending to be utterly exasperated with what your opponent is saying.

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Tonight’s Winner

10:07 PM, Oct 11, 2012

Joe Biden was aggressive, condescending, and shamelessly demagogic. Paul Ryan was earnest, youthful, and perhaps a bit over-scripted. The upshot was a vice presidential debate that was occasionally entertaining for partisans on both sides, but was mostly unenlightening. Ultimately, I suspect, it will prove inconsequential. It's hard to believe it will change any votes, or give either side momentum.

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Biden: 'We Did Not Know They Wanted More Security'

9:14 PM, Oct 11, 2012

In regards to security at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Vice President Joe Biden says "we did not know they wanted more security":

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Ryan: 'Mr. Vice President, I Know You're Under a Lot of Duress'

8:46 PM, Oct 11, 2012

"Mr. Vice President, I know you're under a lot of duress," said Paul Ryan.

Biden laughs.

"To make up for the lost round," Ryan continues, "but I think people will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other."

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The VP Debate Begins

8:02 PM, Oct 11, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan square off in the vice presidential debate. Watch here:

UPDATE:And some screen grabs:

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Biden Promises to 'Tell the Truth' at Debate

6:21 PM, Oct 11, 2012

In email to supporters, Vice President Joe Biden promises tonight to "tell the truth and stand up for what we believe in." The subject line of Biden's email reads, "My promise to you and Barack tonight."

"I told Barack I have one mission tonight: tell the truth and stand up for what we believe in," writes Vice President Biden. "Our side is always going to win when we do that."

Biden then portrays himself and President Barack Obama as underdogs. He writes, " But, Daniel, take a look at what we're up against this week:"

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Biden's Been Munching on Animal Crackers to Ready for Ryan Debate

5:01 PM, Oct 11, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden has been munching on M&Ms and animal crackers to prepare for tonight's debate with Paul Ryan, according to the Obama campaign. He's also been consuming coffee, tea, and Gatorade. 

The Obama campaign provides more details. "[T]his afternoon, the Vice President is spending time with family and friends at a private residence outside of Danville owned by local supporters," according to an unnamed campaign official.

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Is Joe Biden a Great Debater?

3:38 PM, Oct 10, 2012

In advance of tomorrow's vice presidential debate, it's worth recalling who made the most gaffes last go around, when Joe Biden faced off against Sarah Palin.

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Fighting to Win

The Romney-Ryan ticket welcomes a battle over entitlements.
Aug 27, 2012

Waukesha, Wisc.
So much for conventional wisdom. These things were considered either highly unlikely or impossible before August 10: Mitt Romney picking Paul Ryan as his running mate; the Republican presidential ticket choosing to campaign on Medicare reform; and Republicans actually winning that political fight. 

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Democrats Falsely Claim Paul Ryan Tried to 'Redefine Rape'

ABC News reports Dem spin without context.
4:26 PM, Aug 22, 2012

Democrats are trying to use Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's bizarre and offensive comments about rape and pregnancy to smear GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. And many journalists are playing along.

According to Chris Good of ABC News

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In Florida, Ryan Goes All In on Medicare

With mom at his side, Ryan hits Obama’s Medicare rationing board, makes positive case for reform.
1:05 PM, Aug 18, 2012

The Villages, Fla.
“This is my mom Betty,” vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said as he took the stage at a campaign rally with his 78-year-old mother in Florida’s largest retirement community. “She's why I'm here,” Ryan continued. “She and her grandkids are why I'm here.”

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Why Obama Needs American Families to Pick Up the Tab

9:24 AM, Aug 18, 2012

In the short week since Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick, many are scrambling to figure out just what exactly is the Ryan budget plan.

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State Dept. Uses Children's Rhyme to Deny Hillary Clinton VP Report

12:50 PM, Aug 17, 2012

The Washington Examiner reports that "Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pressed by her husband and a top Obama aide to consider replacing Vice President Joe Biden just a couple of weeks ago, claims the author of the New York Times bestseller 'The Amateur.'" Clinton, the report states, turned down the request.

But the secretary of state's staff is denying that this reported lunch between Clinton and top Obama aide Valerie Jarrett even took place, ever.

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Polls: Biden Appears to Be a Liability for Obama

11:54 AM, Aug 17, 2012

The Washington Post reports that Vice President Joe Biden appears to be a political liability for President Barack Obama:

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Republicans Unite Around Biden!

10:04 AM, Aug 17, 2012

Following the boss's article in support of President Obama's decision to keep Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket, American Crossroads has released this web video, titled "Run, Joe. Run."

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Stand By Your Man!

2:59 PM, Aug 16, 2012

Almost exactly twenty years ago, when I was Vice President Dan Quayle's chief of staff, we faced an attempt by some aides to President George H.W. Bush to dump Quayle at the last minute. President Bush refused. Doing so, he thought, would be disloyal and dishonorable.

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