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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Joe Biden Emerges As Patron Saint Of The Embattled House Democrat

With President Obama’s unpopularity, Joe Biden is hitting the campaign trail to support House Democrats– and perhaps set the stage for an announcement about 2016.

November 4, 2014

At An L.A. Bakery, Joe Biden Makes His Pitch For The Middle Class

Joe Biden promoted Democratic values and made a case for the middle class during a visit to California.

October 8, 2014

Obama Returns From Vacation, To Meet With Holder On Ferguson Crisis

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau President Obama plans to meet with Atty. Gen. Eric Holder on the unfolding crisis in Ferguson on Monday after a violent night of demonstrations in the Missouri community rocked by the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Obama is in the office on Monday after a mid-vacation return […]

August 18, 2014

Putting Pressure On al-Maliki, Biden Calls Iraq Prime Minister Appointee

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau EDGARTOWN, Mass. — As the United States tries to pressure Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step aside, Vice President Joe Biden called al-Maliki’s disputed successor Monday to urge him to form a new government. In a statement released Monday here, where President Barack Obama is vacationing, the White […]

August 11, 2014

Huge U.S. Antidrugs Plan In Central America Not Imminent: Biden

Washington (AFP) — The United States downplayed hopes of Washington launching a massive anti-drugs program in Central America to help deter emigration. At least 57,000 unaccompanied children, most from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, have entered the United States illegally since October, triggering a migration crisis that has sent U.S. border and immigration authorities into […]

August 7, 2014

U.S. Opens Africa Summit With Call For Political Tolerance

By Jerome Cartillier and Shaun Tandon Washington (AFP) — The United States urged African leaders on Monday to respect political differences, saying that core democratic principles are vital to achieving long-term economic growth. The call came at the start of an unprecedented U.S.-Africa summit in Washington attended by 35 presidents, nine prime ministers, three vice […]

August 5, 2014

Obama Announces Initiative For Private Infrastructure Investment

By Laura McCrystal, The Philadelphia Inquirer WILMINGTON, Del. — While criticizing Congress for not passing a long-term transportation spending plan, President Barack Obama stood before the closed I-495 bridge Thursday and announced a new initiative to encourage private-sector investment in infrastructure. “First-class infrastructure attracts investment and it creates first-class jobs,” Obama said. “Unfortunately right now, […]

July 18, 2014

Biden Making Pitch To Liberals

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will appear this week for the first time before the largest gathering of progressive activists in the country, a critical constituency for any Democrat with presidential ambitions. Biden’s debut at the annual Netroots Nation comes as the vice president has made a number […]

July 15, 2014

Ukraine Orders Military Operation Against Rebels After Biden Leaves

Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists late Tuesday, hours after U.S. Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day Kiev visit in which he warned Russia over its actions in the former Soviet republic. The U.S. Defense Department at the same time announced it was sending 600 U.S. troops to neighboring Poland […]

April 22, 2014

Biden Vows U.S. Will Isolate Russia If Ukraine ‘Provocation’ Not Halted

Kiev (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday warned Russia of isolation if it continues to try to “pull Ukraine apart” and pledged Washington’s strong support for Kiev’s leaders, as a Cold War-style confrontation over the former Soviet republic ratcheted up. “We call on Russia to stop supporting men hiding behind masks in […]

April 22, 2014

U.S. Will Stand By Ukraine In Face Of Russian Aggression, Biden Says

By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times KIEV, Ukraine — The United States will stand by Ukrainians against Russian aggression that threatens their nation’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Vice President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday during a visit to Kiev. “No nation has the right to simply grab land from another nation, and we will never recognize […]

April 22, 2014

Obama, Biden Tout Job-Training Grants

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau   WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama promoted his latest attempt to help U.S. workers compete in the global “skills race,” announcing $600 million in grants for job-training programs focused on industry partnerships and apprenticeships. Speaking at a community college near Pittsburgh, Obama warned Wednesday that other countries have done more […]

April 17, 2014