Joe Biden

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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 »

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 »

Obama Eulogizes Beau Biden

He lived a 'life of meaning,' says the president

(Newser) - The Bidens bid farewell to Beau Biden today in Delaware, with President Obama delivering the eulogy. "He was a scion of an incredible family who brushed away the possibility of privilege for the harder, better reward of earning his own way," said the president, as per AP . And... More »

Ted Cruz Says Sorry for Repeat Joke About Biden

Made just days after Joe Biden's son Beau died from brain cancer

(Newser) - Telling the same tired joke over and over again is arguably just as bad as telling a "too soon" joke in bad taste. Ted Cruz earned the distinction of doing both yesterday in Michigan after he regurgitated a wisecrack he's used before about Joe Biden, just days after... More »

Joe Biden Has Grieved Before; Here's What He Said

Biden spoke about the loss of his daughter and first wife

(Newser) - Joe Biden's 13-month-old daughter and first wife died in a car accident in 1972. Now, with the death of his eldest son Beau at age 46, Biden's own words about the grieving process seem worth recalling. In 2012, he spoke to the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors—people... More »

Joe Biden's Son Dead at 46

Beau Biden had brain cancer

(Newser) - Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau, has died at age 46. The former attorney general of Delaware had been battling brain cancer, a statement from the vice president said tonight. He had been admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in DC recently for treatment, reports the Washington Post... More »

Biden Provides 2 More Classic Bidenisms

Somali comment and shoulder rub light up the web

(Newser) - Joe Biden has become known for his impromptu moments, and two more had social media buzzing today:
  • Somali cabbies: Hosting a White House summit on extremism, Biden sought to draw a parallel between Minneapolis, where local leaders are working to prevent radicalization of Somali youth, and his hometown of Wilmington,
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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 »

White House: We Should Have Sent Bigwig to Paris

But security made it impossible for Obama, Biden

(Newser) - In a rare public admission of error, the White House said today the US should have sent a high-level official to an anti-terror march in Paris that was attended by more than 40 world leaders. The Obama administration was represented yesterday by the US ambassador to France, though Attorney General... More »

Biden Vacayed for Cheap in Fancy Federal Log Cabin

Other Obama bigwigs also apparently stayed at Wyoming's Brinkerhoff Lodge

(Newser) - With its ritzy decor and stunning view of the Grand Tetons, Wyoming's Brinkerhoff Lodge sounds like a vacation home fit for a king—or at least for VP Joe Biden and high-level Obama team members who've all stayed at the fancy log cabin with their families and friends.... More »

Biden Son Kicked Out of Navy for Cocaine Use

Hunter Biden flunked Navy Reserve drug test

(Newser) - A big embarrassment for the Biden clan: Joe Biden's younger son was kicked out of the Navy after testing positive for cocaine last year, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . Hunter Biden, now 44, applied to join the Navy Reserve at the age of 42 and was commissioned as... More »

Biden Apologizes for Use of 'Shylocks'

Vice president says Jewish groups were right to take offense

(Newser) - Joe Biden got himself in hot water over another unscripted moment—his use of the word "shylocks" to describe greedy lenders who take advantage of US troops. Jewish groups immediately took offense to the anti-Semitic connotations, and Biden today apologized for his "poor choice of words," reports... More »

Biden: We'll Chase ISIS to 'Gates of Hell'

While Hagel reiterates that US will 'degrade and destroy' the group

(Newser) - Joe Biden today said America will follow the terrorists who posted videos showing the beheading of two journalists "to the gates of hell." Speaking at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Biden said the Islamic State militant group responsible for beheading James Foley and Steven Sotloff won't intimidate the... More »

Obama Calls for New Iraqi Government

President says he and Joe Biden called al-Maliki's replacement

(Newser) - President Obama welcomed new leadership in Iraq as "a promising step forward" today amid a political and security crisis in Baghdad, saying the only lasting solution is the formation of an inclusive government. Obama did not mention Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki but clearly was addressing the embattled incumbent as... More »

Obama's Net Worth Is...

President has up to $7M in assets

(Newser) - Barack Obama may not be Mitt-Romney-rich (or even Al-Gore-rich ), but he's doing all right for himself. The president's latest financial disclosure forms, released yesterday, reveal that he and Michelle had total assets worth somewhere between $1.8 million and $7 million in 2013, the AP reports. (That'... More »

White House Tells Colleges How to Deal With Rape

Task force presents university guidelines, launches website

(Newser) - The White House has pulled together its two cents on how US colleges should step up their fight against rape, with an Obama administration task force yesterday issuing guidelines for action. Among them: survey students anonymously on sexual assault, do a better job of keeping reported assaults confidential, and teach... More »

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