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  • Vice president, Lady Gaga again team up against sex assault

    April 7, 2016 4:27 AM

    LAS VEGAS- Expect plenty of applause for Vice President Joe Biden and superstar singer Lady Gaga when they take the stage at an event in Las Vegas to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses. The seemingly odd couple is stopping Thursday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas,... more »
  • Biden to point to record in Supreme Court fight

    March 24, 2016 12:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is pointing to his years as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman to cast Republicans' election-year Supreme Court blockade as a dangerous new escalation of partisanship. In a speech at Georgetown Law School, Biden plans to take credit for moving eight Supreme Court nominees through the... more »
  • Biden touts stimulus spending on trip to Mississippi valley

    February 17, 2016 4:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Vice President Joe Biden says the nation is on the verge of resurgence thanks to the White House's decision to buttress the sagging American economy seven years ago with stimulus spending. During a stop Wednesday to tout the importance of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,... more »
  • Biden calls GOP candidates "gift" for Democrats

    January 28, 2016 3:05 PM

    BALTIMORE - Vice President Joe Biden says Democrats may have "been given a gift from the Lord" in the form of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Biden is riffing on the 2016 race as he addresses House Democrats at their annual retreat in Baltimore. Biden says between Cruz and Trump,... more »
  • For Democrats, a stable of surrogates ready to campaign

    January 8, 2016 12:33 PM

    CEDAR RAPIDS - While Hillary Clinton has been rallying Democrats out West, former President Bill Clinton has been carrying her campaign's message through Iowa. Next week, when the Democratic front-runner returns to Iowa herself, her daughter, Chelsea, will be courting supporters in New Hampshire. The family tag-team across the early... more »
  • Obamas, Bidens share favorite holiday tunes on Spotify

    December 23, 2015 3:52 PM

    HONOLULU - Just in time for Christmas, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are sharing their favorite holiday music on Spotify. Topping the list for Obama and his wife, Michelle, is "O Tannenbaum" by the Vince Guaraldi Trio as featured in "A Charlie Brown Christmas." Biden and his... more »
  • Biden says he will not run for president in 2016

    October 21, 2015 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he won't run for president in 2016. His decision finalizes the Democratic Party's field of White House candidates and sets Biden on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career. Biden spent months deliberating with his family and political advisers... more »
  • Biden: change in attitudes will improve police relations

    September 21, 2015 3:15 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says relations between police and the community will improve when both sides truly see and value each other. Biden said community policing, along with a change in attitudes, can address crime and social problems. He spoke Monday at a White House event honoring "Champions... more »
  • Ahead of GOP debate, Biden knocks climate change doubters

    September 16, 2015 5:52 PM

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Taking aim at his potential political opponents, Vice President Joe Biden railed Wednesday against Republicans who "deny climate change" and want to shut down the federal government over funding for Planned Parenthood, and pleaded with them to "just get out of the way." Biden came to... more »
  • Biden: The gap between wealthy, poor is hurting the nation

    September 7, 2015 12:01 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Vice President Joe Biden is marking the Labor Day holiday with a stop in Pittsburgh. The vice president is donning a black-and-gold United Steelworkers union hat and telling hundreds of union members that the gap between the wealthy and poor is hurting the nation. Biden says the nation's... more »
  • 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 »

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