Sunday, November 29, 2015
Joe Biden

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
Biden, delivers opening remarks at the White House Build America Investment Initiative Roundtable in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington

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
U.S. Vice President Biden announces his he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington

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

Late Night Roundup: The Debate Disclaimers

Trevor Noah looked at all the media hype of tonight’s Democratic debate on CNN.

October 13, 2015
U.S. Vice President Biden stands behind reporters as President Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban make statements after their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

Biden Should Know Campaigns Are Grueling

Biden must choose his path, and soon. With each passing day, with each new story, Biden’s hesitation looks more like political calculation and less like grief.

October 10, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International trade show in Anaheim, California

Biden Eligible For Democratic Primary Debate: If He Decides To Run

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden would be invited to participate in the first Democratic presidential primary debate if he announces his intent to run for the office, according to guidelines released on Monday by CNN, which is hosting the event.

September 28, 2015

Exclusive: Joe Biden Backers Hiring Staff In More States In Hopes Of 2016 Run

Political action committee backing the vice president, Draft Biden, has begun building operations in 11 states holding primary elections on “Super Tuesday.”

September 25, 2015
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks on stage at an event to discuss the about the minimum wage at the Javitz Convention Center in New York

Time To Go, Joe, Into The Autumn Light

The gender irony cuts deep. Biden’s emotional freedom does not hold true for women in our new age. Hillary Clinton could not speak of mourning a loss so freely without paying a price.

September 18, 2015

Biden Travels To Key States, Mulling U.S. Presidential Run

“(Biden) wants there to be a Democratic president. He’s worried about where she’s at,” a friend said.

September 17, 2015
american flag, church, cross

Analysis: How The Presidential Campaign Got Religion

It used to be unseemly for candidates to talk about faith. Not it’s unseemly to not talk about it.

September 14, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes part in a rally to preserve union pensions in Washington

Democrat Sanders Gaining On Front-Runner Clinton In 2016 Presidential Race: Poll

Clinton leads Sanders nationally among Democrats by 8 points, 39 percent to 31 percent, her smallest cushion since the nominating battle began.

September 11, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Joe Biden Goes Heart-To-Heart With Stephen Colbert

In a truly remarkable interview, Vice President Biden sat down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his life, his family, and the recent loss of his son Beau.

September 11, 2015
Joe Biden speaks prior to kickoff of Allegheny County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh

In Test For Biden, Frustrated Cops Line Up Against Prison Reform

Obama’s push for sentencing reforms that would decrease the number of Americans imprisoned – a key focus of his remaining time in office – has won support from an unlikely coalition.

September 10, 2015
Joe Biden speaks prior to the kickoff of the Allegheny County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh

Polls: Biden On The Rise, Takes Second Place Nationally Against Clinton

Joe Biden’s potential entry into the race is becoming more viable. The veep is gaining ground in national polls, as well as in the early primary states.

September 8, 2015
Joe Biden speaks prior to the kickoff of the Allegheny County Labor Day Parade in Pittsburgh

At Labor Day Rally, Joe Biden Gives Glimpse Of A Biden Candidacy

Vice President Joe Biden on Monday gave a glimpse of what a Biden race for the Democratic presidential nomination would look like should he decide to make a late entry into the race after a highly public period of soul-searching.

September 7, 2015
Biden talks about rooting out corruption as he addresses a civil society forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington

Biden’s Bankruptcy Bill Could Complicate a Presidential Run

While some Democratic activists are pining for a Biden-Warren ticket, Warren’s writing suggests such a political marriage would be awfully complicated.

September 4, 2015
Joe Biden, decision, presidential run

Cartoon: Joe Biden And The Big Decision

“Definitely maybe…” “Future cloudy…”

September 3, 2015
Joe Biden

Biden Mum On Presidential Run Despite Approaching Deadlines, Antsy Supporters

Even Dick Cheney — yes, *that* Dick Cheney — wants him to run.

September 2, 2015
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington

Biden Backers Eye Gay Support, Money For Presidential Bid

Biden’s cheerleaders see an opening for the vice president. In 2012, he surprised the White House by endorsing gay marriage during a television interview, forcing Obama to come out in support of same-sex unions earlier than he had planned.

August 28, 2015
Hllary Clinton

Inside Democratic Party, Growing Concerns About Clinton

Is Hillary *really* the strongest candidate?

August 27, 2015
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum in Washington

Biden Says Deciding If He Can Give ‘Heart And Soul’ To White House Run

“If I were to announce to run, I have to be able to commit to all of you that I would be able to give it my whole heart and my whole soul, and right now both are pretty well banged up and we’re trying to figure out that issue,” Biden said in an audio clip aired by CNN.

August 26, 2015
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