Joe Biden

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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 »

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 »

Paul Ryan: I'll Be Speaker, but I've Got Demands

For starters, he wants all GOP caucuses to unite behind him

(Newser) - One political will-he-or-won't-he is settled: Paul Ryan says he's willing to run as House speaker. However, there's a catch, reports Politico . Ryan told House Republicans Tuesday that he'll serve only if he has near-unanimous support. It remains unclear whether the hard-line conservatives who forced John Boehner... More »

Biden Changes Tune on Raid That Killed Bin Laden

He now says he privately urged Obama to go ahead with it

(Newser) - Joe Biden has long claimed he never advised President Obama to go through with the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden. It's a claim he's now changing—or at least slightly tweaking—as he possibly prepares to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, CNN reports.... 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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Obama: Trump Won't Be President

He talks Biden, Clinton on 60 Minutes

(Newser) - It doesn't sound as if President Obama is losing much sleep worrying about turning the keys to the White House over to Donald Trump. In a 60 Minutes interview aired Sunday night, the president told Steve Kroft that while Trump is a "great publicity-seeker," he doesn't... More »

'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 »

Joe Biden Talks About Son's Death on Late Show

'My son was better than me. He was better than me in every way'

(Newser) - In an emotional interview on The Late Show, Joe Biden described himself as overwhelmed at times by his son's death and unconvinced he could commit fully to being president. Asked about his 2016 decision by Stephen Colbert, Biden said he'd be lying if he said he knew he... 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 »

Hillary vs. Joe? It Wouldn't Be Pretty

Daily Beast writer says it could get pretty 'acrimonious,' actually

(Newser) - The rumor mill has been in overdrive that Joe Biden is seriously considering a presidential run, especially after he lunched with Elizabeth Warren over the weekend. But if the VP does indeed jump into the fray, it could be a "game-changer," Michael Tomasky writes for the Daily Beast... More »

Biden Met With Warren, Stirring 2016 Speculation

Sign that the veep is serious about a run

(Newser) - In what's being called the biggest indication that he's considering jumping into an already crowded presidential race, Joe Biden invited lefty darling Elizabeth Warren over to his DC residence for a lengthy and cozy lunch yesterday, reports CNN . The two talked economic policy and the Democratic and Republican... More »

Rumor Mill: Biden Considers One-Term Presidency

To appease concerns about his age if he decides to run

(Newser) - Speculation about Joe Biden entering the 2016 race has been heating up of late, and Politico adds a new wrinkle: The 72-year-old is reportedly considering a run as a one-term president. "One thing that I keep hearing about Biden is that if he were to declare and say, because... More »

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