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  • Obama awards Biden Presidential Medal of Freedom

    January 12, 2017 5:02 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is awarding Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A teary-eyed Biden accepted the medal, the highest civilian honor, at a ceremony at the White House Thursday. Obama says he is bestowing the honor on Biden for "faith in your fellow Americans, for... more »
  • Biden to speak about ambitious push to find cancer cure

    October 16, 2016 10:39 PM

    BOSTON - Vice President Joe Biden is speaking in Boston about the White House's ambitious push to find a cure for cancer. Biden will speak Wednesday afternoon about the so-called "Cancer Moonshot" initiative at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate. President Obama announced the initiative in his... more »
  • Final preparations being made for Thursday's fallen officers memorial

    July 27, 2016 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The finishing touches are being put in place as Baton Rouge residents prepare to honor three officers killed in the line of duty on Thursday. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Loretta Lynch will both be in the Capital City on Thursday as the... more »
  • 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 »

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