Joe Biden 2016

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Joe Biden on 2016 Decision: Regrets, He Has a Few

As in 'every day'

(Newser) - First there was Joe Biden's indecision about running for president, an uncertainty that CNN says "consumed Democrats for months." Now it's time to deal with his misgivings over the decision he finally did make . "I regret it every day, but it was the right decision... More »

Window 'Closed': Joe Biden Won't Run

Vice president finally announces his decision

(Newser) - The speculation is over: Joe Biden is NOT running for president. The vice president announced his decision at an afternoon press conference in the Rose Garden, with President Obama and wife Jill by his side, reports the Hill . "The window has closed," Biden said of his opportunity to... More »

The Debate's Biggest Loser Might Be ... Joe Biden

He needed Clinton to stumble, and she did the opposite, say analysts

(Newser) - One theme emerging from the post-debate coverage: Hillary Clinton did so well that she beat a man who wasn't even present. It seems that Joe Biden's no-show status might have made a late entry even more challenging:
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'Draft Biden' Super PAC Releases First Ad

And it's quite personal

(Newser) - There exists a super PAC whose sole purpose is to convince Joe Biden to run for president, and it released its first ad Wednesday, the Huffington Post reports. " My Redemption " features 90 seconds of the VP's 2015 commencement address at Yale as images of him and his... More »

Did Biden Leak Son's Dying Wish in Calculated Move?

VP may be just as calculating about run as he is emotional: Politico

(Newser) - Joe Biden "placed an ad in the New York Times" in August to gauge interest in a presidential run, reports Politico , citing "multiple sources." That "ad" came in the form of Maureen Dowd's Aug. 1 column about the dying wish of Beau Biden "that... More »

Poll Shows Biden's 2 Big Advantages Over Clinton

He's viewed more favorably, would best GOP contenders: poll

(Newser) - Now would be a good time for Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race. Sure, he'd lose the element of surprise come debate time, but he'd pop up as the most popular candidate according to a recent poll . The survey from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal ... More »

There's a Spot for Biden in CNN Debate, If He Wants It

VP already meets CNN debate criteria for polling

(Newser) - If Joe Biden wants to blindside his fellow Democrats at the first presidential primary debate next month, CNN has just given him the perfect opportunity. All he needs to do is declare his decision to run before the Oct. 13 debate takes place—even hours before—and he'll be... More »

That Edge Clinton Had? It Vanished

New poll shows Hillary losing ground in Dem race

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's email controversy may be hurting her more than she anticipated. In a new CNN/ORC poll revealed last night that surveyed 1,012 adults from Sept. 4 to Sept. 8, support for Clinton dropped 10 percentage points since last month among Democrats and independent voters who lean Democratic.... More »

This Long-Shot Scenario Could Beat Clinton

It's a Biden-Warren ticket, but with a surprise twist

(Newser) - The smart money is still very much on Hillary Clinton winning the Democratic nomination, despite the various investigations unfolding around her, writes Charles Krauthammer in the Washington Post . That changes, of course, if the Justice Department indicts her on something, but Krauthammer isn't holding his breath. In terms of... More »

Biden: 'I Just Don't Know' About White House Run

He's still struggling with the big question

(Newser) - Nobody knows for sure if Joe Biden is going to run for president or not, and that apparently includes Joe Biden. The vice president was asked about a 2016 bid during an appearance at an Atlanta synagogue last night and his answer was very similar to what he told Democratic... More »

Joe Biden's Perfect Role: Vice Candidate

Ryan Lizza: He's positioning himself to be Hillary's backup

(Newser) - He's been vice president for six years, so why not one more as a sort of vice candidate? That's what Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker thinks Joe Biden is positioning himself to be, wisely. The VP can't beat Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head to race, and... More »

Biden Not Sure He Has 'Emotional Fuel' for 2016

Plenty of Obama fundraisers are willing to help

(Newser) - Joe Biden is very familiar with the pressures of presidential campaigns and he's not sure if he can deal with them just a few months after the death of his son. In a conference call with dozens of Democratic National Committee members, the vice president said he and his... More »

Biden, You Can't Beat Clinton— but Go for It Anyway

His entry could cause a helpful shake-up: Dana Milbank

(Newser) - Some say it won't be pretty if Joe Biden takes on Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president. Dana Milbank, meanwhile, writes in the Washington Post that he doesn't think the VP will end up running, and that even if he does, he wouldn't beat Clinton.... More »

Obama Gives Biden His 'Blessing'

"Certainly he's got something at stake here," says White House spokesman

(Newser) - Big day for Joe Biden: Over lunch at the White House, he received President Obama's "blessing" to run for the Oval Office. A top Democrat gave CNN the news and said Obama would neither advise Biden against running nor hinder his candidacy. What's more, sources say Biden... More »

NYT: Biden Exploring Run Because of Son's Death

Beau reportedly urged him to do so when he knew he was dying

(Newser) - Don't count out Joe Biden from the 2016 race. Two pieces in the New York Times suggest he's poised to challenge Hillary Clinton—in part because of his son's death . One is a news story that says the VP and his advisers are reaching out to party... More »

Why Joe Biden's 2016 Comments Were Smart

He sent clear message to rivals that if Hillary's out, he's No. 1

(Newser) - Joe Biden took some grief this week after telling CNN that "there's no obvious reason why I think I should not run" in 2016. To which the world of pundits replied, hasn't this guy heard of Hillary Clinton? (A poll by ABC and the Washington Post gives... More »

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