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  • 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: Threats to block gun bill 'embarrassing'

    April 9, 2013 2:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he refuses to believe a small group of senators will block a vote on gun legislation. The vice president says it would be "embarrassing" if a filibuster would be the climax of a national tragedy like the shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary... more »
  • Biden says a shotgun will scare off intruders

    February 19, 2013 3:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says Americans don't need semi-automatic weapons to protect their homes because a couple of blasts from a shotgun will scare off intruders. The vice president encouraged those worried about defending themselves to buy a shotgun. He was speaking Tuesday in an online video as... 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 to promote gun control in pro-gun Virginia

    January 23, 2013 3:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden is launching a White House campaign of road trips to promote gun control with a visit to the heart of avidly pro-gun Virginia. The White House announced Wednesday that Biden would travel to Richmond on Friday along with other Obama administration officials and Democratic... 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 voices interest in new technology for guns

    January 11, 2013 4:06 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he's interested in technology that would keep a gun from being fired by anyone other than the person who bought it. He says evidence shows such technology may have curtailed what happened last month in Connecticut when 20 youngsters and six teachers were... 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 »
  • Obama pressing for policy changes after shooting

    December 19, 2012 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Obama says after he receives recommendations from Biden's group, he will... more »
  • Biden: Dems ready to compromise on 'fiscal cliff'

    November 7, 2012 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he and President Barack Obama are anxious to move forward on a bipartisan solution to the looming "fiscal cliff" that could force tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts next year. Biden told reporters Wednesday the real question is what Republicans in Congress will... 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 calls Romney auto ad an 'outrageous lie'

    October 31, 2012 12:29 PM

    SARASOTA, Fla. - Vice President Joe Biden is calling advertising released by Republican Mitt Romney "an outrageous lie" for asserting that automakers General Motors and Chrysler are adding jobs in China at the expense of workers in Ohio. Biden says in Florida that Romney is "trying to scare the living... 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 »
  • 1991 wedding guest list made VP debate side issue

    October 10, 2012 5:12 PM

    NEW YORK- A day before the vice presidential debate the guest list for moderator Martha Raddatz's 1991 wedding has become an issue. That's because the list included Harvard Law School student and future president Barack Obama. Raddatz's employer, ABC News, calls it "silly" for The Daily Caller website to question... more »
  • Ryan wants Romney to beat Obama 'by acclamation'

    September 27, 2012 4:24 PM

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says he wants the Republican campaign message to be so detailed and compelling that Mitt Romney will be elected "by acclamation." The Wisconsin congressman said at a $1,000-per-plate fundraiser at a Knoxville hotel on Thursday that the GOP message contrasts with what... more »
  • Ryan: Obama weak on defense in battleground Ohio

    September 24, 2012 4:21 PM

    LIMA, Ohio - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says President Barack Obama's attempt to cut military spending is putting Americans at risk overseas. Ryan on Monday kicked off three days of campaigning in battleground Ohio by the GOP presidential ticket. Ryan campaigned in the town of Lima (LY'-muh) that's... more »
  • Ryan: Obama has had enough time

    September 4, 2012 12:00 PM

    UNDATED - Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan says four years should have been enough time to fix the economy. In a series of TV interviews today, the Wisconsin congressman said with millions struggling to find work, it's too late for President Barack Obama to ask people "just to be... more »
  • Biden: Wall St. reform critics 'squealing pigs'

    August 21, 2012 3:38 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Vice President Joe Biden is defending the Obama administration's efforts to reform Wall Street - and comparing Republican critics of the law to "squealing pigs." Biden told a raucous crowd in downtown Minneapolis on Tuesday that Congress had passed a law reining in Wall Street despite objections from... more »
  • Ryan called stimulus wasteful, then sought funds

    August 15, 2012 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Paul Ryan has been one of the harshest critics of President Barack Obama's 2009 economic stimulus package. But that hasn't stopped the Wisconsin congressman from trying to help companies in his home state tap into the funds. Ryan's actions in Congress are drawing fresh scrutiny since he was... more »
  • Jindal's writing on exorcism gets new attention

    August 3, 2012 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The presumption that Gov. Bobby Jindal is on the short list as a possible Republican vice presidential contender is drawing new scrutiny to his decades-old writing about an exorcism he claims to have watched as a college student. Political watchers question whether Mitt Romney, who rarely mentions... more »
  • Romney to announce VP pick by smartphone app

    July 31, 2012 2:07 PM

    WASHINGTON - Want to be among the first to know who Mitt Romney picks for a running mate? There's an app for that. Romney's campaign on Tuesday announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when Romney makes his vice presidential pick. The campaign promises they can find out... more »
  • Romney to announce VP pick by smartphone app

    July 31, 2012 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Want to be among the first to know who Mitt Romney picks for a running mate? There's an app for that. Romney's campaign on Tuesday announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when Romney makes his vice presidential pick. The campaign promises they can find out... more »
  • Jeb Bush wants Romney to choose Rubio for VP

    July 25, 2012 5:03 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he thinks Sen. Marco Rubio is ready to be vice president and that he has shared those thoughts with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney has said the first-term senator from Florida is among those he is considering to be his... more »
  • Jindal heads to Ohio to stump for Mitt Romney

    July 18, 2012 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to Ohio to campaign for Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, as speculation continues that the Louisiana governor is a possible vice presidential pick. Jindal's office said the governor headed Tuesday to Columbus for the presidential campaign event and to attend a fundraiser for... more »
  • Romney raises $2M in BR, could announce VP pick this week Play Video

    July 16, 2012 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A top adviser to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he could name his running mate by the end of the week. Senior aide Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney hasn't settled on anyone, but could make a final decision in the coming days. Fehrnstrom commented as Romney looks... more »
  • Jeb Bush doubts he'll get GOP VP nod

    April 20, 2012 5:20 PM

    WEST PALM BEACH- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush says he'd consider running as vice president with Mitt Romney, but doubts he'll ever be asked. Bush told the conservative website Newsmax that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is "probably the best" choice to share the ticket with Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential... 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 »
  • Analyst: Jindal helping Perry, self in Iowa Play Video

    January 3, 2012 10:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Political analysts say even though Governor Bobby Jindal is supporting a candidate for president that Iowans didn't Tuesday night, it's not work for nothing for Louisiana's leader. Roy Fletcher said despite being paired with Texas Governor Rick Perry, and his poor showing in Iowa, sticking with a... more »
  • Southern Baptists poised for historic election

    June 13, 2011 3:05 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Southern Baptist Convention meets this week in Phoenix to elect new leaders and one could make his mark in the history of the nation's largest Protestant denomination. Fred Luter is expected to be nominated for first vice president. If elected, he would be the first... more »
  • Sarah Palin to promote new book in Baton Rouge

    November 17, 2010 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sarah Palin will be promoting her new book "America by Heart" in Baton Rouge at the end of the month. According to publisher Harper Collins, the former Republican vice-presidential candidate and governor of Alaska will be at the Towne Center Books-A-Million on Nov. 30 starting at... more »
  • Some questioning Governor's criticism of federal government

    June 28, 2010 6:58 PM

    Even with the vice president coming tomorrow, Governor Jindal keeps up the pressure on the fed over the oil spill response. Jindal is now taking some heat, as well. An article in the New York Times claims Jindal wants federal money but wants it used for his plans. The article... 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 »
  • Cheney has mild heart attack

    February 23, 2010 2:07 PM

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney had a mild heart attack Monday. He was admitted to a hospital in Washington last night because of chest pains. Cheney, 69, underwent a stress test and heart procedure. He has a history of heart problems. This is his fifth diagnosed heart attack since... 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 »
  • Former Vice President Cheney hospitalized

    September 17, 2009 9:14 AM

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney is having elective back surgery at George Washington University Hospital to deal with lumbar spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal - the passage for the spinal cord - which puts pressure on nerves, causing pain. Cheney is 68 years old.... more »

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