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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
“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?'”
“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.
Biden: “There are plenty of judges who are on high courts already who have had unanimous support of the Republicans.”
The two also discussed “importance of de-escalating recent tensions between Turkey and Iraq in a manner that respects Iraqi sovereignty.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jimmy Kimmel celebrated “Back to the Future Day” — with a surprise visit from none other than the real Marty McFly and Doc Brown!
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.