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  • Abducted student, 15, was forced to hide from teacher, 50, after he began showing up to her.....

    03/27/2017 12:53:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chris Spargo For
    FULL TITLE: Abducted student, 15, was forced to hide from teacher, 50, after he began showing up to her work unannounced reveals her tearful sister in emotional family interview The family of a 15-year-old Tennessee high school student who was last seen on March 13 shared shocking new claims about the girl's relationship with her teacher in an emotional interview with Good Morning America. The sister of Elizabeth Thomas fought back tears as she revealed that Tad Cummins, 50, had begun showing up unannounced at her sister's work shortly before the pair disappeared together, and that his last visit had...
  • Biden: I regret not running for president

    03/25/2017 3:39:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 95 replies
    Biden: I regret not running for president By Brooke Seipel - 03/25/17 04:55 PM EDT Former Vice President Joe Biden late Friday night said he regretted not running for the presidency, predicting if he had secured the Democratic nomination he could have won against Donald Trump. "I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won,” he said. “Maybe not, I don’t know.” "I was fairly confident that if I had become the Democratic nominee, I would have had a good chance to be president," Biden continued....
  • Biden returning to Washington in push to save ObamaCare ahead of repeal vote

    03/20/2017 12:01:51 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 20, 2017 | Jessie Hellmann
    Former Vice President Joe Biden will return to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to join Democrats rallying to save ObamaCare in one of his first major public appearances since leaving office. Biden will join House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders on the front steps of the Capitol to mark the seventh anniversary of ObamaCare's passage, Pelosi's office said Monday. The event comes one day before the House plans to vote on repealing President Obama's landmark healthcare plan, although many conservatives have threatened to withhold their support.
  • Biden says would have liked to be the U.S. president who ended cancer

    03/12/2017 6:59:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Mar 12, 2017 | 6:47pm EDT | Jon Herskovitz
    Former Democratic U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday in one of his first major speeches since leaving office this year that he would have liked to have been the U.S. president who ended cancer as we know it. Biden, whose son Beau died from brain cancer in 2015, delivered an emotional speech at the South by Southwest technology summit in Austin, Texas, about continuing the work he led under former Democratic President Barack Obama in the so-called “Cancer Moonshot,” an initiative aimed at speeding up research into new cancer therapies. He spoke of the need for prevention, research...
  • Pizzagate, CREEPY Joe Biden, & The Rotting West

    03/06/2017 5:36:55 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 85 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6 March 2017 | David Seaman
    Pizzagate, CREEPY Joe Biden, & The Rotting West | David Seaman
  • Biden’s Place: Drugs, Hookers and Booze… Oh My!Posted

    03/03/2017 9:53:02 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 2, 2017 | Sundance
    Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son, Hunter Biden, was kicked out of the Navy Reserve in 2014 after testing positive for cocaine use. ♦ Vice President Joe Biden’s oldest son, Beau Biden, died in May of 2015 from brain cancer. Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Biden, began having an affair with Hunter Biden (her married brother-in-law). Hunter Biden’s wife, Kathleen Buhle Biden, discovered the affair and filed for divorce from Hunter…. Now this:
  • Ex claims Hunter Biden blew money on hookers, drugs

    03/03/2017 7:10:25 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s surviving son, Hunter, hasn’t just dumped his wife for his late brother’s widow, he has squandered his family’s money on hookers, strip clubs and drugs, according to divorce papers obtained by The Post. The papers, filed last week by Hunter Biden’s soon-to-be ex, Kathleen, offer a sordid peek behind the squeaky-clean image of the popular ex-veep’s family. “His spending rarely relates to legitimate family expenses, but focuses on his own travel (at times multiple hotel rooms on the same night), gifts for other women, alcohol, strip clubs, or other personal indulgences,” Kathleen Biden says of...

    03/02/2017 11:16:37 AM PST · by RummyChick · 67 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/2/17 | tmz
    Joe Biden's daughter-in-law, Kathleen, has filed for divorce ... but long after she told her husband to leave the family home. In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Kathleen claims she and Hunter Biden formally separated in October 2015, and they've been living separately ever since. She says in legal docs she asked him to leave July 5, 2015, "due to his conduct the night before." The docs go on to say they had a prior agreement, if he engaged in the conduct in question he would leave. The documents do not describe the conduct, although she says Hunter's "recent conduct...
  • Joe Biden: Attacks on news media, courts are dangerous

    03/02/2017 8:30:06 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 2, 2017 8:54 AM EST
    Former Vice President Joe Biden defended the courts and the news media, saying attacks against those institutions are dangerous. Biden was speaking Wednesday night at the Newseum in Washington, where he accepted an award from the Bipartistan Policy Center. News outlets report that the Democrat didn’t mention Republican President Donald Trump by name but said he was worried by the “almost drumbeat of denigration of the institutional structures that govern us.” …
  • Ex-VP Biden elected chair of National Constitution Center

    02/15/2017 9:35:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 11:37 AM EST
    Former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected chair of the board of trustees at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center. The center made the announcement Wednesday that Biden will succeed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose term ended in January. Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the center, says Biden’s “love for the constitution, and passion for teaching all Americans about its enduring principles, have inspired people around the world.” …
  • It’s Official: Joe Biden Is a Penn Professor

    02/07/2017 12:23:31 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 64 replies
    Philly Mag ^ | 02/07/2017 | DAN MCQUADE
    Joe Biden is now a Penn professor. Penn officially announced on Tuesday what had been reported and rumored and talked about on an open mic by Biden himself: that the former vice president would join the faculty as the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor and lead the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, which will be located in Washington, D.C., and have an office on Penn’s campus. “At Penn, I look forward to building on the work that has been a central pillar of my career in public office: promoting and protecting the post-WWII international order that keeps...
  • Trump's Supreme Court nominee called left-wing students 'whining children' (tr)

    02/02/2017 6:03:26 PM PST · by DFG · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 02/02/2017 | Zara Rubin
    President Trump's Supreme Court nominee set up a student newspaper to attack political correctness on campus. Neil Gorsuch, hailed as the heir to conservative jurist Antonin Scalia, was one of three Columbia students who started The Federalist, an 'alternative' paper which took aim at the New York university's 'liberal' campus life. It took aim at liberals, the left, and the university authorities. And it mocked Joe Biden for coming 75th our of 86 students at law school.
  • Neil Gorsuch, the Nominee for a Stolen Seat

    01/31/2017 8:34:31 PM PST · by MNDude · 135 replies
    It’s been almost a year since Senate Republicans took an empty Supreme Court seat hostage, discarding a constitutional duty that both parties have honored throughout American history and hobbling an entire branch of government for partisan gain. President Trump had a great opportunity to repair some of that damage by nominating a moderate candidate for the vacancy, which was created when Justice Antonin Scalia died last February. Instead, he chose Neil Gorsuch, a very conservative judge from the federal Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit whose jurisprudence and writing style are often compared to those of Justice Scalia. If...
  • Exit stage left: Lights go out on Biden as he talks of US 'leadership' in Davos speech (VIDEO)

    01/18/2017 11:41:34 AM PST · by · 25 replies
    RT ^ | 18 Jan, 2017 16:34
    It may have just been coincidence, or perhaps something more symbolic, but whatever it was, Joe Biden saw the lights go out on him as he mentioned US "leadership" during his last major speech as vice president, in Davos, Switzerland. "We are going to retain our position of leadership," Biden was telling the audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos, when the lights on stage began to dim. Rendered a dark silhouette, and seemingly unimpressed, the outgoing vice president carried on talking about the West's ideas and visions of the world. "If we don't fight for our values, no...
  • Joe Biden Is Warning About the Collapse of the ‘World Order’ as He Says Goodbye

    01/18/2017 11:19:06 AM PST · by Signalman · 34 replies
    Time ^ | 1/18/2017 | Melissa Chan
    Vice President Joe Biden warned Wednesday that the “liberal international world order” is at risk of collapse, using his final speech to global leaders to frame the stakes on the world stage as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office. Biden urged leaders in Europe and the U.S. to defend democracies against dangers that he said include Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden, in remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland reported by CNBC, said Putin “has a different vision of the future,” and he accused the Russian leader of trying to “roll back decades of progress.” “Russia is...
  • Joe Biden warns that the progressive democratic world order is at risk of collapse [tr]

    01/18/2017 5:38:18 AM PST · by oblomov · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 18 Jan 2017 | Jay Yarrow
    Vice President Joe Biden delivered an epic final speech Wednesday to the elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The gist of his speech was simple: At a time of "uncertainty" we must double down on the values that made Western democracies great, and not allow the "liberal world order" to be torn apart by destructive forces. Biden went after Russian President Vladimir Putin by name, saying he is using "every tool" in his power to whittle away the European project, and undermine Western democracies. Biden accused Putin of wanting to "roll back decades of progress." Biden said...
  • The perks of being vice president

    01/17/2017 9:07:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Lafayette Journal & Courier | January 17, 2017 | Maureen Groppe , Star Washington Bureau
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  • Biden calls for Russia sanctions to stay as Trump moots deal

    01/16/2017 6:51:58 PM PST · by Mariner · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16th, 2017 | By Alessandra Prentice | KIEV
    Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Monday for sanctions on Russia to stay, urging the world to stand up to its "coercion and aggression" after President-elect Donald Trump mooted ending the measures under a possible deal with Moscow. Speaking on a swan song visit to Kiev, Biden said the G7 nations and European Union should lift the sanctions only after Russia had fully implemented a peace deal on ending a separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine and returned control of Crimea. Trump, who will be inaugurated on Friday, raised the prospect that he would propose offering to end the...
  • MadTV's take on participation medals (e.g., Biden) (VANITY)

    01/13/2017 3:31:24 PM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 5 replies
    Hilariously entertaining. Acutely anti-PC. Well worth watching.
  • Former Congressman Under Fire for Tweeting That Joe Biden ‘Doesn’t Deserve’ Medal of Freedom

    01/13/2017 2:45:04 PM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    People ^ | January 13, 2017 | Tierney McAfee
    Joe Biden is known for getting along with politicians on both sides of the aisle, but one former Republican congressman wasn’t happy about the vice president being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Thursday. Former Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas took to Twitter on Thursday night to voice his disapproval, tweeting: “For once, @JoeBiden and I agree: he doesn’t deserve this honor.”
  • Matt Lauer: I 'burst out crying' at Joe Biden's Medal of Freedom Award

    01/13/2017 1:30:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/2017 | BY JOE CONCHA
    NBC's Matt Lauer says he was reduced to tears when he watched President Obama surprise Vice President Biden with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday. "I'm glad there were no cameras in my apartment yesterday because I was just sitting there weeping ... I just burst out crying when I saw that moment. It was incredible,” Lauer, who recently signed a reported $20 million per year contract extension through 2018, said Friday on "Today." The waterworks were on for Biden himself as well on Thursday when Obama shocked his vice president with the Medal of Freedom. Biden had to...
  • Biden: Intel officials told us Trump allegations might leak.

    01/12/2017 10:47:34 AM PST · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/12/2017 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that top intelligence leaders told him and President Barack Obama they felt obligated to inform them about uncorroborated allegations about President-elect Donald Trump out of concern the information would become public and catch them off-guard. In an interview with The Associated Press and other news outlets, Biden said neither he nor Obama asked U.S. intelligence agencies to try to corroborate the unverified claims that Russia had obtained compromising sexual and financial allegations about Trump. "I think it's something that obviously the agency thinks they have to track down," Biden said. He...
  • Biden says he and Obama were tipped off about Trump dossier

    01/12/2017 4:59:59 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01.12.17 | Mark Moore
    Biden told reporters Thursday that he and President Obama did not ask the intelligence community to corroborate the claims because they didn’t take them seriously. “As a matter of fact, the president was like, ‘What does this have anything to do with anything?'” The VP said he didn’t think the unverified information was worth a second glance.
  • Obama awards Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom in surprise send-off

    01/12/2017 1:27:52 PM PST · by Daffynition · 57 replies
    Fox11 ^ | jan 12, 2017 | nobody cares
    Update: President Obama has awarded Vice President Joe Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • Congress officially declares Donald Trump president

    01/07/2017 2:57:58 AM PST · by Candor7 · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 06 January 2017 | George Fuller
    Congress certified Donald Trump's presidential victory over the objections of a handful of House Democrats. All 538 electors met in their respective state capitals in December to cast their votes. The vote count made it official. Vice-president Joe Biden presided over the count in his role as president of the Senate. Trump finished with 304 electoral votes and Democrat Hillary Clinton got 227. There were seven protest votes for other candidates. It takes 270 Electoral College votes to win the presidency.
  • Biden signs desk drawer in ceremonial office

    01/06/2017 6:44:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2017 5:21 PM EST
    Vice President Joe Biden is signing his desk drawer at his ceremonial office to mark the final days of the Obama administration. Biden joined his wife, Jill Biden, and staff members at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building for the ceremony. Bearing a black Sharpie, the vice president joked the signing “is to prove I was vice president.” …
  • Electoral College makes it official: Trump wins presidency

    01/06/2017 11:33:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 6, 2017 2:09 PM EST | Stephen Ohlemacher
    Congress certified Donald Trump’s presidential victory Friday over the objections of a handful of House Democrats, with Vice President Joe Biden pronouncing, “It is over.” House Democrats objected to the votes from at least 10 states, raising issues of voter suppression as well as American intelligence showing that Russia tried to sway the election in favor of Trump. In each case, their objections were denied because they didn’t have the support of any senators. […] As the votes were announced for state after state, Democratic members of the House stood up to object. But in each case, no Democratic senator...
  • Vanity - House Dems try to challenge Electoral College Votes - Biden dismisses them

    01/06/2017 10:26:34 AM PST · by SMGFan · 51 replies
    C Span ^ | January 6, 2017
    The House Democrats failed to have 1 Senator signature.
  • The Latest: Biden tells Trump it's time to "grow up"

    01/05/2017 3:26:23 PM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2017
    Vice President Joe Biden is telling President-elect Donald Trump to "grow up." Biden is dismissing Trump's complaint on Twitter about how the Obama administration has handled the transition. He tells "PBS NewsHour" that it's "time to be an adult."
  • ‘Vice’ President: Joe Biden Channels Richard Dawson(creepy uncle joe alert!)

    01/04/2017 9:23:36 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 1/4/2017 | Neil W. McCabe
    Washington comic Tim Young put together a short video comparing Biden to the “Kissing Bandit” Dawson, who for 11 years insisting on kissing every and all female contestants, until his final season, when his daughter begged him to stop. But there was no stopping Biden on Tuesday: WATCH: Joe Biden isn't creepy with his kisses, he just thinks he's Richard Dawson from Family Feud… here's proof. #congress #bidenmeme — Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 4, 2017
  • Biden Denies Lobbying Foreign Leaders to Back Anti-Israel U.N. Resolution

    12/27/2016 9:49:46 AM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies ^ | 12/26/16 | Adam Kredo
    Vice President Joe Biden is denying accusations that he personally lobbied foreign leaders to vote in favor of a hotly contested anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations last week that has brought U.S.-Israel relations to an all time low, according to sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the matter. Insiders familiar with the matter said Biden spoke by phone with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask that his country vote in favor of the resolution, which was passed by the U.N. Security Council last week when the United States, in a reversal of longstanding policy, did not...
  • Report: Joe Biden Convinced Ukraine to Vote for Anti-Israel UN Resolution

    12/26/2016 2:43:50 PM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Breitbart and Ynetnews ^ | December 26, 2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    According to officials in Israel, Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, a Jew who is thought of as one of Israel’s main supporters, wanted that his country not be involved in the consultations held on the resolution. However, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko decided to vote in favor of its passage following a telephone conversation with US Vice President Joe Biden.
  • Report: Biden to stay in DC following Inauguration

    12/24/2016 6:48:12 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 42 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | December 23, 2016 6:12 pm | Hanna Choi
    WASHINGTON — The Obamas won’t be the only family staying in the District after the Inauguration; the Bidens are sticking around, too. Joe Biden told the Los Angeles Times he will continue to live in D.C., at least part time, after vacating the vice president’s residence on Jan. 20.
  • Biden Trashes Hillary and Democrats

    12/23/2016 5:28:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | December 23, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Democrats now are admitting privately amongst themselves, they are admitting that they lost. Biden is out with a couple of doses of honesty that are going to be really challenging for his buds in the Democrat Party. Joe Biden in one story here says that he doesn't think Hillary knew why she was running for president. "Vice President Biden believes Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election in part because she never figured why she was running for the nation’s highest office. 'I don’t think she ever really figured it out,' Biden told the Los Angeles Times...
  • As Democrats ponder their future, Joe Biden makes a plea for a focus on the middle class

    12/23/2016 12:35:08 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 17 replies
    L A Times ^ | 12/22/16 | Michael A. Memoli
    Over a career in elected public office lasting more than 46 years, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has seen campaigns from the rudimentary, family-run effort that first launched him unexpectedly to the U.S. Senate as a 29-year-old to the sophisticated, data-driven juggernaut that helped elect him and Barack Obama twice to the nation’s highest offices. But rarely has he trusted anything as much as his own gut instinct, attuned to the middle- and working-class sensibilities of his former neighbors in towns like Scranton, Pa., and Claymont, Del.
  • BIDEN: As I watched a Trump rally in October, I said, 'Son of a gun — we may lose this election'

    12/23/2016 11:15:28 AM PST · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 22, 2016 | Chris Sanchez
    After President-elect Donald Trump's stunning victory in November, Joe Biden is joining other Democrats pleading the party to refocus its attention on a voting bloc with which they failed to connect in 2016: working-class voters. In a wide-ranging interview with the Los Angeles Times, Biden said he noticed issues with Hillary Clinton's campaign early in the election. And when Trump seemed to strike a chord with voters a rally near his childhood home in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in October, he became unsettled. "Son of a gun. We may lose this election," Biden said.
  • Biden: Clinton Never ‘Really Figured’ Out Why She Was Running

    12/22/2016 4:18:25 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 97 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | 12/22/2016 | Kevin Liptak
    Hillary Clinton felt compelled to run for president despite lacking a clear campaign vision, Vice President Joe Biden argued in an interview published Thursday. “I don’t think she ever really figured it out,” Biden told the Los Angeles Times’ Mike Memoli. “And by the way, I think it was really hard for her to decide to run.” Biden said Clinton likely felt obliged to run for president and that the historic nature of her bid weighed on her decision-making. “She thought she had no choice but to run. That, as the first woman who had an opportunity to win the...
  • Get Ready for the Last Sob Story to Destabilize Western Society

    12/22/2016 10:26:04 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Freep | 12/22/2016 | Charles O'Connell
    So, now, it's 'Port Actress Gets Probation for Sex with Underage Girls'. This is the signal about the excuse for adults declaring sexual open season on any and all children. It was portended in Vladimir Nabokov's 1959 novel 'Lolita', it was the kid's fault, as an at risk child in recovery from neglect and abuse, she was subject to increased risk of sexual acting out, so, she 'seduced' Humbert, so it was her fault.So decades after children had their innocence systematically robbed, the implication of Genesis 19:5, 'Bring them out, that we may know them', that every single man, woman...
  • Biden, other mourners choke up in tribute to John Glenn

    12/18/2016 1:44:21 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 17, 2016 5:55 PM ET | Julie Carr Smyth
    The nation’s vice president and a retired Marine Corps general were among the dignitaries, family members and other mourners who choked up Saturday during a memorial tribute to the late space hero John Glenn. Roughly 2,500 people gathered at Mershon Auditorium on the Ohio State University campus for “a celebration of life” for the former fighter pilot, history-making astronaut and longtime Democratic U.S. senator from small-town Ohio. He was remembered not only for bravery, but for his thoughtful consideration for others, his integrity and his patriotic optimism. …
  • (March 24, 2009) Driver In Biden Crash Wanted Name Cleared

    12/17/2016 2:44:27 PM PST · by Az Joe · 22 replies
    CBS NEWS ^ | 3-24-99 | Bob Orr
    Never forget what a slime Biden is. The article proves it. Just a week before Christmas, 1972, the wife of newly-elected Sen. Joe Biden and the couple's baby daughter were killed - and their two sons badly injured - when the Biden family car was broadsided by a truck at an intersection in Delaware. The truck driver, Curtis Dunn, was never charged in the crash. But, his daughter Pam Hamill says, he too, suffered, reports CBS News correspondent Bob Orr. "He grieved over that," Hamill said. "He was haunted and was tormented by that for years." Dunn died in 1999,...
  • Biden: John Glenn 'taught us all how to love'

    12/17/2016 2:16:42 PM PST · by kevcol · 55 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 17, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday the late astronaut and former Sen. John Glenn will be remembered by Americans not just for his decades of accomplishments, but for exemplifying what love looks like through his life. "Jill and I are here because we love you, Annie, and we loved John," Biden said at Glenn's memorial service inside the Mershon Auditorium at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. "And together, you taught us all how to love.
  • Biden on Future Leaders of the Democratic Party: Obama, Pelosi, Schumer, and Me

    12/11/2016 8:17:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Grabien News ^ | December 11, 2016
    ‘I think 2018 is going to be a very good year for the Democrats’ he leaders of the Democratic Party of the future will be Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Joe Biden, said Joe Biden in an interview Sunday. The outgoing vice president appeared on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper: TAPPER: “Who is the leader of the Democratic Party as of January 21st?" BIDEN: “Well, like after every presidential election where the party loses, there is no single leader. There are voices that hopefully will be heard. Hopefully, I’ll be able to have a voice...
  • Joe Biden: World needs Canada 'very badly'

    12/11/2016 12:15:22 PM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    BBC ^ | December 9, 2016
    US Vice-President Joe Biden told an audience in Ottawa that the world needs "genuine leaders" such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. ... "The world is going to spend a lot of time looking to you, Mr Prime Minister", he told the Canadian leader. Mr Biden has been highly critical of US President-elect Donald Trump.. "Vive le Canada because we need you very, very badly," he told the dinner guests.
  • Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data show

    12/09/2016 2:46:14 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 9, 2016 | Christopher Ingraham
    Opioid deaths continued to surge in 2015, surpassing 30,000 for the first time in recent history, according to CDC data released Thursday. That marks an increase of nearly 5,000 deaths from 2014. Deaths involving powerful synthetic opiates, like fentanyl, rose by nearly 75 percent from 2014 to 2015.
  • Biden Hails Trudeau and Merkel as Last Liberal Leaders Standing (LOL!)

    12/09/2016 7:33:37 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 24 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 12/09/16 | Josh Winggrove
    The world will look to Germany and Canada for leadership as the political status-quo is upended across the West, Vice-President Joe Biden said. Visiting Ottawa before he leaves office, the vice-president called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau -- who is beginning his second year in power -- to set an example on the international stage. “I’ve never seen Europe engaged in as much self-doubt,” Biden said Thursday evening at a dinner hosted by Trudeau. “The world’s going to spend a lot of time looking to you, prime minister, as we see more and more challenges to the liberal international order...
  • Biden says world will look to liberal Trudeau (Insults president-elect in a foreign capitol)

    12/08/2016 10:32:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | December 8, 2016 | The Associated Press
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Outgoing U.S. Vice President Joe Biden hailed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as genuine leaders during a time when they are in short supply at a state dinner in his honor in Canada on Thursday night. Biden said he’s never seen Europeans engaged in as much self-doubt as they are now and said there are more challenges to the liberal international order in any time since the end of World War II. “The world is going to spend a lot of time looking to you Mr. Prime Minister,” Biden told a...
  • Biden: Republicans 'probably would have eaten me alive' if I ran

    12/08/2016 5:15:30 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Biden: Republicans 'probably would have eaten me alive' if I ran By Nikita Vladimirov - 12/08/16 06:24 PM EST Vice President Biden said Thursday that Republicans "probably would have eaten me alive" if he ran ran for president this year. When asked if he thought that he would have done a better job than Hillary Clinton, Biden speculated that he would have been strongly criticized by his opponents. "Oh I don't know, they probably would have eaten me alive, you know? Who knows what would have happened," he said in an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper. "I learned how to...
  • Biden says Trump distracted media’s attention to win election

    12/08/2016 11:49:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 85 replies ^ | 12/8/16 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump won the election by diverting the media’s attention away from serious issues to scandals and outrageous rhetoric. “When a guy talks about grabbing a woman’s private parts, when a guy says some of the incredibly outrageous things that were said, it sucks up all the oxygen in the air,” Mr. Biden said in an address at the New York University School of Law. “There wasn’t much of a discussion of issues, even in the debates.”
  • Mitch McConnell just gave a seriously moving tribute to Joe Biden

    12/07/2016 6:03:22 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/7/16 | Amber Phillips
    To wrap up, McConnell got serious again: “His journey began here, by the side of those who loved him, hand on the Bible, heart in a knot, swearing the same oath he now administers to others. It's a journey that ends now by the side of those who still care about him.” McConnell included himself in that list. “Mr. President, you've been a real friend. You've been a trusted partner, and it's been an honor to serve with you. We're all going to miss you. Godspeed.”
  • Brace yourself for ...Biden 2020?

    12/06/2016 8:57:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 54 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/06/16 | Robert Laurie
    Joke not a joke. Way back in the olden days - 2015 to be precise - I really believed that Joe Biden was going to run for President. It just made sense. Despite his inarguable status as America’s touchy-feely gaffe machine, ‘Crazy Uncle Joe’ has a proven track record of winning. At the time, I felt (and still feel) that Biden would have been a much more dangerous candidate than Hillary. Anyone with a pair of third-rate eyeballs could see that Mrs. Clinton was going to be a disaster. Biden may be wrong about everything but, unlike Hillary Clinton, he...