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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 »

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 »

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