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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
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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
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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
U.S. President Barack Obama waves from the door of Air Force One as he ends his visit to Cuba, at Havana's international airport, March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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
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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
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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
U.S. VP Biden and Turkey's President Erdogan holds a joint news conference in Istanbul

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
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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
U.S. Vice President Biden walks back to the Oval Office after announcement at the White House in Washington

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
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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
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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