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  • Vice President Biden touts funding for rape kit testing

    March 16, 2015 3:28 PM

    PIKESVILLE, Md. - Vice President Joe Biden says $41 million in federal funds approved by Congress will help clear rape kit backlogs across the country and solve crimes. Along with Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Biden toured a Maryland State Police forensic laboratory in Pikesville on Monday and addressed the importance of... more »
  • Secret Service: Shots fired outside Bidens' Delaware home

    January 18, 2015 11:20 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Secret Service says multiple gunshots were fired from a vehicle near the Delaware home of Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night. The vice president and his wife were not at home at the time. The Secret Service says the shots were fired at around 8:25 p.m.... more »
  • Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah

    December 16, 2014 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says Hanukkah is about the miracle of courageous warriors overcoming great odds to protect their people's culture and dignity. Biden is marking the start of the Jewish holiday by observing the lighting of the national menorah. A trio of cantors sang Hanukkah songs as... more »
  • Biden: Boston Marathon survivors are inspiration

    April 15, 2014 1:04 PM

    BOSTON - Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy. Biden spoke Tuesday at a ceremony in Boston honoring those killed and injured in the bombings near the finish... more »
  • Biden unveils gun measures, says Congress must act

    August 29, 2013 8:08 AM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says if Congress won't act on gun control, he'll fight for a new Congress. Biden is unveiling two new steps President Barack Obama is taking on gun violence. The executive actions don't require approval from Congress, where gun legislation collapsed earlier this year. One... more »
  • Biden to address gun violence conference in Conn.

    February 21, 2013 6:54 AM

    DANBURY, Conn. - Vice President Joe Biden plans to speak at a gun violence conference today, a few miles from the scene of last year's Newtown, Conn., school shooting massacre. The conference is meant to push President Obama's gun control proposals. It was organized by members of Connecticut's congressional... more »
  • Secret Service dog falls to death at Biden event

    January 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Secret Service says one of its canines fell to its death at a New Orleans fundraiser where Vice President Joe Biden was speaking. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says the dog was doing a security sweep Saturday of a parking garage next to the Ritz-Carlton. That's where... more »
  • Biden: Limit on magazine rounds a bigger priority

    January 24, 2013 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he's more concerned about limiting the number of rounds in a gun magazine than about banning assault weapons that account for a small percentage of gun deaths. The vice president participated in an online chat Thursday on Google Plus. He says that if... more »
  • Biden meets with Democrats, stoking 2016 chatter

    January 22, 2013 12:01 PM

    WASHINGTON - Joe Biden in 2016? The vice president is stoking speculation that he may be laying groundwork for a presidential campaign with a series of meetings with Democratic supporters throughout the long weekend of inauguration festivities. Biden was meeting with delegates from the Democratic National Committee during a private... more »
  • Biden says consensus emerging on gun safety

    January 10, 2013 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he will deliver recommendations to President Barack Obama on steps to curb violence by Tuesday. Biden says a consensus is emerging over proposals such as tightening background checks and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines. Biden told a group of sportsmen and wildlife interest groups... more »
  • Biden meets with gun-safety, victims groups

    January 9, 2013 10:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is hearing personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations as he works on the Obama administration's response to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Biden's meeting Wednesday is part of a series he's holding this week to... more »
  • Biden stops in Cleveland en route to Chicago

    November 6, 2012 11:20 AM

    CLEVELAND- Vice President Joe Biden is making an unannounced stop in Cleveland. Biden voted Tuesday morning in his home state of Delaware and then boarded a plane for Chicago, where he's joining President Barack Obama to await the election returns. An hour after takeoff, the small group of reporters traveling... more »
  • Biden to attend funeral today for ex-Sen. Specter

    October 16, 2012 10:41 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania's longest-serving U.S. senator, will be remembered at a funeral service attended by Vice President Joe Biden, his longtime senate colleague. Family members say the 82-year-old Specter died Sunday of complications from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The public service is scheduled for noon Tuesday at Har Zion... more »
  • VP debate tees up closing issues for Romney, Obama

    October 12, 2012 10:36 AM

    DANVILLE, Ky. - Joe Biden and Paul Ryan teed up pointed arguments on the economy, social policy and America's place in the world that President Barack Obama and GOP rival Mitt Romney now will drive forward into the campaign's final stretch. With throngs of people already voting, Obama and Romney... more »
  • Watch tonight's VP debate LIVE here

    October 11, 2012 2:31 PM

    DANVILLE, Ky. - Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan pull up a couple of chairs tonight for a vice presidential debate that has mushroomed in importance since Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first presidential faceoff. This time, it's the Obama team looking to put the brakes on the... more »
  • Biden: Romney changed his position on tax cut

    October 4, 2012 4:14 PM

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Vice President Joe Biden says Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney renounced his own tax cut during Wednesday's presidential debate. While campaigning in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Biden said a $5 trillion tax cut is the "centerpiece" of Romney's campaign for president. But Biden said that during the... more »
  • White House typo has Biden heading to 'Road Island'

    February 22, 2012 12:30 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The vice president is hitting the road - to what the White House wrote as "Road Island," mistakenly spelled R-O-A-D instead of R-H-O-D-E. A release outlining Joe Biden's plans for the week showed him traveling to Providence in misspelled "Road Island" on Thursday for a campaign event.... more »
  • Obama to announce plans to cut government waste

    June 13, 2011 2:22 AM

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama will announce new steps to reduce government waste, arguing that inefficiency, fraud and abuse are especially troubling during tough economic times. Obama will sign an executive order Monday creating the Campaign to Cut Government Waste. The order calls for the formation of an oversight board that... more »
  • Feds, Gulf states to use one standard for seafood

    June 29, 2010 3:03 PM

    Vice President Joe Biden says the federal government has reached an agreement with Gulf Coast states to set safety levels for seafood coming out of the Gulf of Mexico. Biden visited the region Tuesday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Food and Drug Administration say the effort... more »
  • Biden heading to Gulf Coast

    June 25, 2010 12:52 PM

    A senior Obama administration official tells The Associated Press that Vice President Joe Biden will travel to the Gulf Coast on Tuesday to review the efforts to combat the massive oil spill. Biden is expected to visit the National Incident Command Center in New Orleans and the Florida Panhandle.... more »
  • Biden calls GOP criticism of BP fund 'outrageous'

    June 17, 2010 2:14 PM

    Vice President Joe Biden says it's "outrageous," "astounding" and "incredibly out of touch" for a GOP congressman to criticize the White House for demanding a BP victims' compensation fund. Biden responded Thursday to comments made by Texas Republican Joe Barton at a House hearing earlier in the day. ... more »
  • White House: VP Joe Biden's son hospitalized

    May 11, 2010 2:31 PM

    The White House says Vice President Joe Biden's son has suffered a mild stroke, and is expected to make a complete recovery. Beau Biden, 41, was admitted to a Delaware hospital Tuesday morning. The White House says he is in good spirits and is talking with his family at... more »
  • Vice President Biden's son hospitalized

    May 11, 2010 10:35 AM

    Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau Biden is being treated at a hospital in Delaware. The White House did not provide information about what might be wrong. Beau Biden, who is the Attorney General for Delaware, is reportedly awake and communicating with his parents and his wife. At 41... more »
  • Vice President's mother dies

    January 8, 2010 8:03 PM

    Jean Biden, mother of Vice President Joe Biden, died Friday. The 92-year old had become seriously ill in recent days. The Vice President left Washington yesterday to be by his mother's side. In a statement, the Vice President said his mother was surrounded by her family. Biden also said his... more »
  • Update: Tiger baseball team at White House

    September 30, 2009 4:58 PM

    The 2009 NCAA National Champion LSU Tigers baseball team was greeted by Vice President Joseph Biden at the White House today. The team also posed for a photo with members of Louisiana's congressional delegation and their staff, while visiting the Capitol building and other national monuments on their victory... more »

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