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Biden, Power Go Out With Guns Blazing at Russia

Both describe Russia as major threat in final speeches

(Newser) - Donald Trump's plan to cozy up to Russia is "backwards" and all politicians should stand against it, says the current US ambassador to the UN. In her last major speech on the job Tuesday, Samantha Power urged politicians to prevent the Kremlin from "tearing down" a "... More »

Biden: We Were Briefed on Trump Dossier

He says Obama asked: 'What does this have to do with anything?'

(Newser) - President Obama received a briefing last week on a dossier with allegations of compromising material being held by the Russians on his successor, Joe Biden has confirmed. Biden says intelligence chiefs also briefed him on the dossier, but neither his officer nor Obama's requested more information, CNN reports. Biden—... More »

Obama Surprises Biden With Country's Highest Civilian Honor

Presidential Medal of Freedom brings vice president to tears

(Newser) - President Obama brought Joe Biden to full-on tears Thursday when he presented his vice president with the country's highest civilian honor, Huffington Post reports. Obama was honoring Biden for his decades of political service when he surprised him with a special version of the Presidential Medal of Freedom that... More »

Biden on 2020 Run: 'What the Hell, Man'

Biden, who will turn 78 in 2020, had a slight smile when he spoke

(Newser) - Fans of Joe Biden memes, rejoice: The vice president has hinted at a 2020 White House run—though he may have been less than 100% serious. After presiding over a Senate session Monday, CNN asked Biden if he plans to run for office again, and he said: "Yeah, I... More »

Sources Say Clinton Has a Job Lined Up for Joe Biden

He's rumored to be her pick for secretary of state

(Newser) - In a rearrangement of roles that would only be complete if President Obama became vice president, Hillary Clinton is rumored to be considering Joe Biden for her secretary of state if she becomes president. A source tells Politico that Clinton, who ran against both Obama and Biden for the Democratic... More »

A Day of Biden, Turkey, Syria Illustrates Convoluted Region

VP tries to make nice in Ankara

(Newser) - If you needed further proof of just how convoluted the situation in Syria is these days, look no further than Wednesday's visit by Joe Biden to Turkey. The main point of his trip didn't directly involve Syria—he was there to try to ease tensions with Ankara, which... More »

Biden Slams Trump in First Clinton Campaign Appearance

He's 'thoroughly unqualified'

(Newser) - Vice President Joe Biden assailed Donald Trump's ability to lead America at home and abroad on Monday, branding him as indifferent to the needs of Americans in his first campaign appearance with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, the AP reports. Biden told a crowd of about 3,000 at Riverfront... More »

Biden Officiates His First Wedding—for Gay Couple

'Couldn't be happier,' he tweeted

(Newser) - The wedding of two White House staffers was extra special Monday, and not just because the vice president was in attendance. Joe Biden was actually the one to pronounce the couple husband and husband as he officiated his first ever wedding, reports ABC News . The couple—Brian Mosteller, the director... 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 »

DNC Day 3: America Meets Tim Kaine

Obama, Biden will also speak in Philadelphia

(Newser) - President Obama and VP Joe Biden will attempt to top Bill Clinton's " prosaic love letter " to Hillary Clinton on the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. Other big names scheduled to speak, per the Los Angeles Times , include Harry Reid, Gabby Giffords, Jesse Jackson,... More »

IBM Supercomputer to Help 10K Veterans Beat Cancer

First Watson competed on 'Jeopardy!'; now it's being brought into VA facilities

(Newser) - In January, President Obama handed the reins to Joe Biden to head a "moonshot" initiative to cure cancer , and a major step toward that end has just been made. Per Fortune , IBM will donate its Watson supercomputer technology—the same technology that beat humans on Jeopardy!, CNET notes—to... More »

Joe Biden and Son Talk Fast Cars and Family

'Popular Mechanics' interview offers glimpse into their tight-knit family

(Newser) - Father's Day is still a few weeks away, but that didn't stop Joe Biden and his son Hunter from waxing about father-son relationships and other family-themed topics for Popular Mechanics . The exclusive interview, titled "Things My Father Taught Me," touched on everything from how they bond... More »

Biden: Clinton Will Win, But I'd Have Been 'Best President'

He just wasn't ready after son Beau died

(Newser) - Joe Biden says he's confident Hillary Clinton will become the Democratic nominee and "the next president." But he definitely planned to run, he tells ABC News , and believed "I would have been the best president." That plan derailed when his son Beau died of brain... More »

Biden Makes Surprise Trip to Iraq

He's trying to shore up a shaky government

(Newser) - Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Baghdad on Thursday on a surprise visit intended to help Iraqi leaders resolve a political crisis that has hindered efforts to defeat the Islamic State. Biden landed at midday after an overnight flight from Washington. He was expected to meet with government officials and... More »

Lady Gaga, Joe Biden Take on Sex Assault

They're holding a rally to raise awareness of sexual assault

(Newser) - Lady Gaga and Joe Biden are bringing their act to Las Vegas for an event raising awareness about sexual assault. The pop star and the vice president will hold a rally at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas on April 7, the AP reports. The White House says they'll speak... More »

Donors Hold Out Hope, Cash for a Joe Biden Run

'My heart is with Joe'

(Newser) - In what could be seen as a sign of desperation among some of the party's major donors, many are once again raising the possibility of a run from Joe Biden, who announced four months ago he wouldn't seek the Democratic nomination . "I would urge all of you... More »

What Biden's Cancer 'Moonshot' Might Mean

For one thing, think 'moonshots,' plural

(Newser) - President Obama put Joe Biden in charge of a national "moonshot" to cure cancer during Tuesday night's State of the Union address. Some related reading:
  • Given the myriad cancers out there, it won't be one giant moonshot so much as many smaller moonshots, reports the Washington Post
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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 »

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 »

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