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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 »

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:
  • Run, Joe? After the debate, six in 10 Democrats participating in
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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 »

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