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Biden Has Riddle-Like Answer About Possible 2020 Run

He's 'not going to decide not to run'

(Newser) - Is he or isn't he? The answer appears to be "Yes." In an interview with Vanity Fair , Joe Biden gave an intriguing answer to the question of whether he plans a 2020 White House run. "I haven't decided to run," he said, "but... More »

Beau Biden's Widow Has Surprising New Partner

Hallie Biden is in a relationship with Beau's younger brother

(Newser) - Strange but apparently true: Beau Biden's widow is now in a relationship with Beau's younger brother, Hunter Biden. “Hallie and I are incredibly lucky to have found the love and support we have for each other in such a difficult time," Hunter tells Page Six . Hunter... More »

Joe Biden's Fiery Speech: 'Never, Never, Never'

'We do not scare easily,' veep tells DNC

(Newser) - Vice President Joe Biden fired up the Democratic National Convention crowd on Wednesday, delivering a rousing, patriotic endorsement of Hillary Clinton and condemnation of Donald Trump. He praised the "unbreakable spirit of the people of America" and insisted that "it's never, never, never been a good bet... More »

Biden on Decision: Jill Said, 'I Think You're Right'

But she also 'thought he would have been the best president'

(Newser) - Joe and Jill Biden sat down with 60 Minutes in the aftermath of his decision not to seek the Oval Office, and CBS News has released a preview in which the vice president discusses the moment of decision. "I came home and Hunter, our son was upstairs, with mom,... More »

Speeding Car Fires Shots at Biden's House

No one was home last night in Greenville, Del.

(Newser) - A car raced by Joe Biden's home in Delaware last night, firing off several gun shots and then speeding away before Secret Service or police could catch it. The incident took place about 8:25pm last night, reports the New York Times , and it's unclear whether Biden's... More »

Obamas Pay $98K in Taxes on $481K of Income

They donate $59K to charities

(Newser) - President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 income last year, according to tax returns the White House released today. They paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.4%. The 42-page document shows the Obamas reported donating $59,251 to 32... More »

Obamas' Income Drops ... to $609K

Slowing book sales make it lowest total of presidency

(Newser) - The White House today released the 2012 tax returns from the Obamas and the Bidens:
  • Obamas: The president and first lady earned $609,000, with 40% of that from book sales. They paid $112,214 for an effective tax rate of 18.4%, and they donated about a quarter of
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Obamas, Bidens Hit Inaugural Balls

Michelle Obama glows in Jason Wu gown

(Newser) - There were just two inaugural balls this time instead of 2009's 10, but the Obamas and Bidens made them count. The president thanked troops in Afghanistan via videolink from the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball and he and Michelle danced with several members of the military before heading to the Inaugural... More »

Obamas' Assets: Up to $8.3M

Presidential books still paying off

(Newser) - Barack and Michelle Obama's personal finances are in sound shape: The first couple today reported total assets of between $2.6 million and $8.3 million last year, reports the Washington Post . (The imprecision is because of the broad ranges on reporting forms.) President Obama is still collecting... More »

Why Was First Lady Booed? She's 'Uppity': Limbaugh

'We don't like to be told what to eat,' Rush snipes at 'Moochelle'

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh once again has chosen his words for ultimate explosive effect, explaining that NASCAR fans booed Michelle Obama —whom he referred to as "Moochelle"—because they're sick of her "uppityism." We "don’t like paying millions of dollars for Mrs. Obama’s... More »

Michelle Obama Booed at NASCAR

Boos, cheers erupt as First Lady appears as grand marshal with Jill Biden

(Newser) - Michelle Obama didn't exactly drive NASCAR fans wild yesterday. Some fans started booing when Obama and co-grand marshal Jill Biden were introduced at the NASCAR season finale in Homestead-Miami. The women were there as part of the Joining Forces campaign to support veterans and their families. They stood beside... More »

Jill Biden, Chelsea Clinton to Attend World Cup Final

USA plays Japan on Sunday

(Newser) - Jill Biden and Chelsea Clinton will be part of a US delegation heading to Germany this weekend to cheer on the United States in the Women's World Cup final . The White House says the vice president's wife and Clinton, as well as the US ambassador to Germany, will... More »

Michelle Prods Hollywood to Show Military Families

Michelle Obama talks Joining Forces, tapes 'iCarly'

(Newser) - Michelle Obama wants to see more stories of military families on TV and in movies, so she came to Hollywood to do something about it. The first lady met with members of the writers, producers, directors, and actors unions at the Writers Guild Theater to discuss Joining Forces, an initiative... More »

Bush Tax Cuts Save Obamas $100K

President pulled in $1.73M in 2010, based mostly on books

(Newser) - Barack and Michelle Obama reeled in $1,728,096 last year—a precipitous drop from the $5.5 million the first couple claimed the year before, according to tax returns released yesterday by the White House. And while Obama proclaimed in last Wednesday's speech that he doesn't "... More »

Obamas Made $5.5M

Jill and Joe Biden earned $333,000 in 2009

(Newser) - Tax Day means we get to peek into the personal finances of the Obamas. The president and first lady reported income of $5.5 million in 2009, most of it from his books. They paid $1.8 million in federal taxes and $163,303 in state taxes to Illinois. The... More »

Obama Signs Health Reform Law (Yes, Again)

Final version of legislation enacted along with student loan overhaul

(Newser) - Finalizing two major pieces of his agenda, a beaming President Obama today signed legislation sealing his health care overhaul and making the government the primary lender to students by cutting banks out of the process. Both domestic priorities came in one bill, pushed through by Democrats in the House and... More »

Obama: Smoocher-in-Chief?

A look at President Obama's kiss list

(Newser) - When you're the president of the United States, a kiss, apparently, is never just a kiss. Yesterday, the president pecked Diane Sawyer on the cheek before an interview. "It was like a current events-themed Harlequin novel," writes Gawker's Adrian Chen. And it wasn't the first time! A brief... More »

Professor (Jill) Biden Returns to Classroom

(Newser) - Jill Biden isn't letting all this Washington hubbub affect her career. The wife of the vice president has begun teaching English as an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College, the Daily Press reports. Biden, who has two master's degrees in English and reading and a doctorate in education, taught... More »

Biden Is 47th Vice President

Longtime Del. senator sworn in at inauguration

(Newser) - Joe Biden has assumed the office of vice president of the United States, the Washington Post reports. On the steps of the Capitol, Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens swore in the longtime Delaware senator, who vowed to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all... More »

Don't Tell Hillary: Biden Was Offered State Job, Wife Says

VP-elect shushes wife after admission that stunned Oprah

(Newser) - This time a gaffe came courtesy of the other Biden: The future Second Lady revealed to Oprah today that her husband had been offered a role as either Barack Obama’s vice-president or as secretary of state, ABC News reports. Joe Biden laughed after his wife’s slip-up, which caused... More »

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