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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Joe Biden

Rape Is A Vile Crime, But The ‘Epidemic’ Of Campus Sexual Violence Is Exaggerated

Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated. If people actually believed that 20 percent of college girls ended up being raped or sexually assaulted—as activists claimed—then they’d quit sending their […]

September 20, 2017

President Obama Surprises Vice President Biden With Medal Of Freedom

President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional ceremony. Biden, who was unaware that the ceremony would take place, became visibly moved when Obama said he would bestow on him the highest civil honor in the United States.

January 12, 2017
Biden, Trump

Joe Biden Tells Donald Trump To ‘Grow Up’

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has told President-elect Donald Trump to “grow up” and “be an adult” during a television interview Thursday. Biden, who has previously criticized the incoming president, told PBS NewsHour host Judy Woodruff that Trump’s attacks on the U.S. intelligence community were “absolutely mindless.”

January 6, 2017
Biden, Democrats, Middle Class

As Democrats Ponder Their Future, Biden Advocates For The Middle Class

As the Democratic Party struggles to understand what went wrong in an election, that same instinct leads Biden to offer a diagnosis and a prescription for what he sees as a more successful approach, one which pushes back, if ever-so-gently, against a powerful current in Democratic politics.

December 23, 2016
Obama tries to school Trump on Veep succession

#EndorseThis: Sorry, Ivanka — But The Veep Succeeds The President

In a secretly recorded call, Obama tries to school Trump on the basics of his important new job, including such matters as who will take over should anything untoward happen to him in the next four years. When Obama gently explains that the vice president is constitutionally first in the line of succession, a whiny voice breaks in from the background, revealing that Ivanka herself nurtures an overwhelming, Evita-like ambition.

December 20, 2016
Pence, Trump, Fake News

Donald Trump Makes It Easy To Vote For Her

If this presidential election was an airplane flight, we’d all have barf bags on our laps. Just when you think it couldn’t possibly get any worse, it does.

November 7, 2016
Biden, Democrats, Middle Class

Biden: Trump’s Got A ‘Silver Spoon In His Mouth’… And His Own Foot

In a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton in Ohio this week, Vice President Joe Biden went off-script to discuss the importance of the middle class and rip Donald Trump’s character: “This is a guy born with a silver spoon in his mouth that he’s now choking on because his foot’s in his mouth along with the spoon.”

September 2, 2016
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young

What Does Joe Biden Do Now?

Just months ago, Joe Biden was seriously mulling a third and final run for the presidency. Today, the vice president is preparing for a more supportive role during the general election matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

June 9, 2016
joe biden speaking

Biden Arrives For Unannounced Visit To Iraq To Help Shore Up Wobbly Government

Vice President Joe Biden arrived unannounced in Iraq on Thursday for the first time in five years to assess the ongoing U.S.-led military coalition’s campaign against the Islamic State, amid political turmoil here threatening Prime Minister Haider Abadi’s hold on power.

April 28, 2016
Cleveland, Obama

The Presidential Election Has Obama Explaining It To Concerned Foreign Leaders

“It’s fascinating the degree to which the single most important question I’m asked these days from other world leaders is, ‘What’s going on with your elections?'”

April 23, 2016

Endorse This: Biden Says He’d ‘Like To See A Woman Elected’

Call it Joe Biden’s knack for blurting things out just a little earlier than he’s supposed to.

April 12, 2016
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks as he delivers a joint statement with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during their meeting in Jerusalem March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Debbie Hill/Pool

Biden Says Israel Settlements Raise Questions About Commitment To Peace

“Israel’s government’s steady and systematic process of expanding settlements, legalizing outposts, seizing land, is eroding in my view the prospect of a two-state solution,” Biden said in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

March 20, 2016

Endorse This: Biden Compares Trump And The Pope

The feud between Donald Trump and Pope Francis (yes, really) is now reaching the highest levels of government.

February 19, 2016

Biden Says Obama Won’t Be Able To Pick The ‘Most Liberal Jurist’

Biden: “There are plenty of judges who are on high courts already who have had unanimous support of the Republicans.”

February 18, 2016

Vice President Biden, Turkey’s Erdogan Discuss Fight Against Islamic State

The two also discussed “importance of de-escalating recent tensions between Turkey and Iraq in a manner that respects Iraqi sovereignty.”

January 24, 2016

Biden Faults Clinton And Praises Sanders On Wage-Gap Issue

Vice President Joe Biden handicapped the 2016 U.S. presidential race, saying Bernie Sanders has “credibility” among Democratic primary voters that opponent Hillary Clinton lacks on income inequality.

January 13, 2016

Obama Offered To Help Biden Financially During Son’s Illness

Biden: “His love of family and my family, and my love of his family… it’s personal. It’s family”

January 12, 2016

Joe Biden: I Made ‘The Right Decision’

More than six months after his eldest son, Beau, died of brain cancer and six weeks after effectively ending his political career, Vice President Joe Biden is mostly at peace.

December 10, 2015
joe biden speaking

No, Journalists Don’t Have Dramatic License

Anonymous sources are tricky enough, but journalists simply have no business contriving dramatized scenes with dialogue and characters — describing their innermost thoughts and feelings with no attribution whatsoever. To do so is inherently deceptive.

October 28, 2015

Public Editor: No Problem With Dowd Column, But News Story Needs Correction

On national television, Joe Biden went out of his way to correct the record: “Nothing like that ever, ever happened.” Nothing like that – and Maureen Dowd’s column, which set the tone of subsequent sensational coverage in the New York Times and everywhere else, was a lot like that.

October 27, 2015

Dowdgate? Biden Insists Deathbed Scene With Son Beau Never Happened

Appearing on ’60 Minutes,’ Vice President Biden denied that the affecting deathbed scene between him and his older son Beau, as famously recounted by Maureen Dowd, had ever occurred.

October 26, 2015

Late Night Roundup: ‘Back To The Future Day’ — Great Scott!

Jimmy Kimmel celebrated “Back to the Future Day” — with a surprise visit from none other than the real Marty McFly and Doc Brown!

October 22, 2015

Biden Says He Will Not Be A Candidate For President, But ‘Will Not Be Silent’

After months of wavering and speculation Joe Biden announced that he would not run for president, in a heartfelt statement that might have doubled as a stump speech.

October 21, 2015

Biden Says He Will Not Seek 2016 Democratic Nomination

Biden: “While I will not be a candidate, I will not be silent.”

October 21, 2015
Joe Biden

Joe Biden Draws Distinctions Between Himself And Hillary Clinton

Biden portrays himself as a pragmatist who’s capable of working with Republicans.

October 20, 2015