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  • No Reason to Doubt US Running the Show in Ukraine – Lavrov

    04/23/2014 9:35:04 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 25 replies
    RiaNovosti ^ | 4-23-2014 | Vitaly Belousov
    The visit of US Vice President Joseph Biden to Kiev this week and the subsequent restart of a military operation against protesters is evidence the US is controlling the actions of Ukrainian authorities, Russian Foreign Minister Segei Lavrov said Wednesday. “Now that Joe Biden visited Kiev this counterterrorist operation was declared in the active phase again,” Lavrov said during an English-language interview with the RT news channel. “It’s quite telling that they chose the moment of the Vice President of the United States to announce the resumption of this operation, because the launching of this operation happened immediately after [CIA...

    04/22/2014 8:54:06 AM PDT · by kingattax · 28 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 22 Apr 2014
    VIDEO AT LINKTuesday at a news conference with Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk from Kiev, Vice President Joe Biden pledged support for Ukraine and emphasized that United States does not recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea.
  • Biden in Ukraine: "Thank You For Making Me Feel Relevant Again"

    04/22/2014 8:07:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 22, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    Vice President Biden addressed Ukrainian legislators Tuesday in a committee room of the Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, where he began his remarks by thanking the legislators for "making me feel relevant again." Biden is in Ukraine to show support for the Ukrainian government as that country faces continued pressure and threats from Russia. Biden's "relevant" comments were a reference to his time as a legislator in the United States: I want to thank my colleagues for bringing me back home. For 36 years I sat in our legislature, and I used to actually have this seat in our -- I...
  • Joe Biden arrives in Ukraine as militants seize more buildings in east

    04/21/2014 9:52:16 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    LATimes ^ | 4-21-2014 | Carol Williams
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday embarked on a mission to show U.S. support for Ukraine's embattled interim leaders as pro-Russia gunmen took over more government buildings in eastern Ukraine and the Kremlin's top diplomat blamed Washington for the mounting crisis. Biden was to meet Tuesday with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov and Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, as well as civil society leaders in Kiev, the capital, before flying back to Washington. Although the White House said the vice president's visit was intended to underscore U.S. support for "national unity and a successful constitutional reform," the trip and other recent...
  • Joe Biden to meet president and PM in Kiev (AF2 In The Air Now)

    04/20/2014 8:16:35 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3-21-2014 | Bonnie Malkin
    Joe Biden, the US vice president, will meet with Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, and prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk during a visit to Kiev on Tuesday. Mr Biden arrives in Kiev on Monday afternoon local time. He will meet with members of Ukraine's Rada parliament from different political parties and regions as well as representatives from non-governmental organisations during his two-day stay, the White House said in a statement
  • Biden: Taking Grandkids on Trips ‘One of the Great Advantages of Being Vice President’

    04/19/2014 12:59:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 15, 2014 - 7:13 AM | Susan Jones
    The Obama daughters aren’t the only ones with travel privileges. Vice President Joe Biden told a gathering on Monday that he likes to bring his grandchildren with him when he travels. “I literally—at Christmastime, Mr. Ambassador, I always sit with the kids the last five or—and say, well, where do you want to go this year? Because one of the great advantages of being vice president, I’m able to take, if I’m not going into a war zone, one of my grandchildren with me. And I do take them all. They’re good kids. They don’t get in the way. And...
  • NBC Host to Jill Biden: 'What Made You Fall for Joe Biden? Was It His Humor?'

    04/17/2014 1:30:21 PM PDT · by kingattax · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 16, 2014 | Kyle Drennen
    During a hard-hitting question and answer session with Jill Biden on Wednesday's NBC Today, co-host Tamron Hall wondered what made drew the Second Lady to the Vice President: "What made you fall for Joe Biden? Was it his humor? What was it?" Certainly not a question Lynne Cheney was ever asked about Dick Cheney on the morning show. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]
  • Video: Obama declines to endorse Biden for 2016 (Awkward moment)

    04/17/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Major Garrett got a rather unique opportunity, especially these days, for a White House beat reporter. The CBS reporter actually got an interview with the President, an honor which has largely gone to local TV stations and entertainment-journalism reporters over the last couple of years, or to anchors of national news broadcasts. Garrett got a bonus when Vice President Joe Biden joined Barack Obama briefly, which prompted Garrett to ask about Obama’s endorsement for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination race. And the answer was … necessarily awkward: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “I don’t necessarily want to jam them...
  • Joe Biden Joins Instagram, Everyone’s Lives Improve Exponentially

    04/16/2014 4:29:28 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 16 replies
    Time ^ | 04-16-2014 | Samantha Grossman
    Fingers crossed for daily selfies of the Veep rocking Ray-Bans Well, it finally happened. Vice President Joe Biden has joined the selfie-snapping, brunch-loving, filter-abusing masses of Instagram, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. His handle is @VP and everyone should probably start following him immediately.
  • Biden Tells Boston Bombing Survivors, 'It Was Worth It' (Video)

    04/16/2014 2:28:59 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/15/14 | Debra Heine
    Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it."
  • Biden: Stand up Boston, let 'em see you. Oh, God love you. What am I talking about?

    04/16/2014 8:20:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-16-2014 | MOTUS
       Surely You Jest: A heartbeat away?“My God you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it, I mean it sincerely, just to hear you speak.”  - Joey Biden, Biddening his own remarks  at the Boston Marathon Memorial.We really need to get someone to follow Joey B around with a mop and bucket to clean up the pieces of his brain that he leaves scattered in his path. On second thought, a tea cup might be sufficient.I don’t remember falling down this rabbit hole!Me neither!Oh well, it’s not as if Joey was hired for his brains. Turn...
  • ‘Damned lunatic’: Brainless Joe Biden tells survivors that Boston bombing ‘was worth it’ [video]

    04/15/2014 3:11:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies ^ | april 15, 2014
    RickLeventhalFoxNews        ✔ @RickLeventhal VP Biden: "my god, u have survived & u have soared. it was worth, it was worth it. i mean this sincerely, just to hear each of u speak." 3:47 PM - 15 Apr 2014
  • Biden to attend soccer’s World Cup tournament

    04/14/2014 10:41:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 7:11 PM EDT
    Vice President Joe Biden is planning to be among the crowds at this summer’s World Cup soccer tournament. The White House announced Monday that Biden would travel to Brazil for the event in June. He also plans to attend a U.S. national team game. …
  • 'Dead, wounded' on both sides in east Ukraine police raid

    04/13/2014 3:45:10 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 58 replies
    Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's interior minister said on Sunday that both sides had suffered casualties during a raid launched by Ukrainian special forces on a police station in the eastern city of Slavyansk that was seized by pro-Russian gunmen. "There are dead and wounded on both sides. On our side -- an SBU (Ukrainian Security Service) officer. The head of the SBU's anti-terrorist centre has been wounded, as have four others," Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on his Facebook page. "On side of the separatists -- an unidentified number. The separatists have started to protect themselves using human shields." Avakov...
  • Biden to travel to Ukraine later this month

    04/12/2014 6:50:15 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    El Paso Inc. ^ | April 13, 2014 00:04 GMT | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Ukraine later this month to meet with government and citizen leaders. The White House says Biden will travel to the capital of Kiev on April 22 for a visit that will focus on the international community's efforts to help stabilize and strengthen Ukraine's economy. The White House said Saturday that Biden also will assist Ukraine in its efforts aimed at constitutional reform, decentralization, anti-corruption, and free and fair presidential elections set for May 25. As Ukraine deals with possible bankruptcy, uprisings in the east by pro-Russian separatists have unsettled the country....
  • Biden on homophobia: 'I've had it up to here with cultural norms'

    04/05/2014 6:12:55 PM PDT · by Salman · 81 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 26, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
    Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the Human Rights Campaign’s gala in downtown Los Angeles. Biden told a story I had never heard, about the first time he saw two men kissing (at minute 14 of the video above). He was in junior high, and his father was driving him to apply for a lifeguard job. “We stopped at a red light and I looked over...
  • Beau Biden defends the judge who gave a du Pont heir probation after admitting to sexually assault

    04/04/2014 11:31:44 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2014 | UK Daily Mail staff
    Beau Biden has defended the judge who decided to let an heir to the du Pont family agree to a plea deal after being charged with sexually abusing his young daughter. Biden, the Vice President's son who is in his second term as Delaware Attorney General, wrote a letter supporting Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden and her decision to allow Robert H. Richards IV to admit to fourth degree rape and register as a sex offender but not serve any time. Her decision prompted outrage after she supported the move by writing that the heir, who just turned 48 yesterday,...
  • Joe Biden: Raising Minimum Wage Will Empower And Feed Millions Of Americans

    04/03/2014 8:13:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Black Star News ^ | March 29, 2014 | Vice President Joe Biden
    Ladies and gentlemen, I’m Joe Biden. I’m filling in for President Obama, who is abroad. I want to talk to you today about the minimum wage and the overwhelming need to raise the minimum wage. There’s no reason in the world why an American working 40 hours a week has to live in poverty. But right now a worker earning the federal minimum wage makes about $14,500 a year. And you all know that's incredibly hard for an individual to live on, let alone raise a family on. But if we raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, that...
  • 'Bad optics' for gun control advocates

    04/02/2014 11:32:05 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/2/14 | James Longstreet
    Who better to push the pendulum to the wall on the idiocy of casual gun imagery than Uncle Joe? Please take note all you grade school bureaucrats that defend your positions and pensions by over reacting to little kids forming their hand as a pistol, or chewing a pop tart into something that resembles a gun. Meaningless and harmless gestures are just that. Is anyone outraged that the VP would take a “thumb up and finger pointed” pose, two handed even, on the podium in the Rose Garden?
  • If Biden ever gets lost or goes missing this could be one theory why...

    04/02/2014 11:04:07 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-2-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Rachael Ray To Joe Biden: 'You Have The Most Glowing, Perfect Skin Of Any Person I've Ever Seen'

    03/31/2014 9:14:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Rachael Ray To Joe Biden: 'You Have The Most Glowing, Perfect Skin Of Any Person I've Ever Seen' By Jeffrey Meyer Created 03/31/2014 - 11:27am ABC’s Rachael Ray hosted Vice President Joe Biden for an pre-taped interview which aired on Monday March 31 to push people to sign up for ObamaCare before the midnight deadline. Ray began the segment by beaming that Biden had “The most glowing, perfect skin of any person I’ve ever seen” before telling the Vice President “I really want to know what moisturizer you use. I love moisturizers, my husband is a moisturizer as well. Would...
  • Obamacare Enrollment Deadline: Success or April Fool's Day Joke???

    04/01/2014 8:52:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-1-2014 | MOTUS
    Wow! Apparently this wasn’t a warning, butt a threat:And it proved to be very effective, leading to a last minute surge in signups for Obamacare. So, can we now label the campaign successful? That depends on how you spell success. For Joey B, success is spelled by snagging a Clinque Skincare sponsorship: And the glowing, radiant skin is just a bonus!Lady M spells success as government subsidized veterinarian care to neuter any strays that might wander into your life:O/T, butt – sleeveless? With over the knee suede boots?The Resident Really Big Brains (RRBB) spell success as blowing up the entire...
  • An earnest e-mail from Joe Biden

    03/30/2014 9:47:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Our beloved vice president | March 30, 2014 | Joe Biden
    Joe Biden To Me Today at 10:45 AM Xxxx, I've been in this business a long time, and I've seen a lot of deadlines come and go. But let me tell you why the deadline tomorrow is among the most important: If we wake up on Tuesday and find out we came up short, we're in bad shape for November -- that is not hyperbole. That's why we're asking 33 Democrats like you from Des Moines to chip in to keep your region's support strong Losing will mean more senators like Ted Cruz, and more Tea Party Republicans in the...
  • Smokin’ Joe Biden Pierces Republican Hearts Saying Fair Wages Are Good for Business

    03/29/2014 11:59:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    PoliticusUSA ^ | March 29, 2014 | Sarah Jones
    Vice President Joe Biden said Congress should raise the minimum wage because it’s good for people, business, women, and the economy. He thinks you ought to call your do-nothing representative and ask why they’re not passing a raise for the people. Smokin’ Joe also burned a certain Speaker by saying that Congress ought to do it because it’s what the people want. But I’m sure Joe knows that Speaker Boehner (R-OH) can’t be bothered with what the people want. After all, he’s got an itty bitty circus tent full of extremists’ egos to stroke in an election year, since they’re...
  • Illegal Immigration Amnesty Push Continues

    03/28/2014 7:13:39 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies ^ | March 28, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Sometimes you feel like you're banging your head against a brick wall. Every time amnesty for illegal aliens is pushed, it gets shot down, primarily due to the fact that the American people do not want it. Yet, as soon as the last fight seems to end and we begin to focus on other issues, amnesty rears its ugly head again. It's bad enough that we have hordes of progressive liberal Democrats who want amnesty due to the fact that they'll instantly get millions and millions of new voters who will support them, but we are continually getting stabbed in...
  • Biden: Millions of Illegal Aliens Are "Already American Citizens in My View"

    03/27/2014 7:58:17 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 111 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-28-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News Vice President Joe Biden, in a speech to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Legislative Summit, on Thursday said the "11 million" illegal aliens in the United States “are already Americans.” “Eleven million people living in the shadows I believed are already American citizens,” Biden said. “These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to be able to contribute fully, and by that standard, 11 million undocumented aliens are already Americans in my view.” Biden referenced former President Theodore Roosevelt’s 1894 speech titled “True Americanism.” “Teddy Roosevelt said it better. He...
  • Scientists Nickname Planet-Like Object 'Biden'

    03/27/2014 1:16:15 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 56 replies
    newsmax ^ | 3/27/14 | c coren
    It's official name is "2012 VP-113." But astronomers have nicknamed the newly discovered planet-like object on the edge of the solar system "Biden." Smiling Joe, nick-named for Vice President Joe Biden, is 7 billion miles away from the sun and has its own celestial body, The Washington Post reported. Biden is quite small at 280 miles in diameter, and scientists say it could be dwarf planet. Pluto, which was deemed a dwarf planet in 2006 has a diameter of 1,430 miles. By contrast, Earth is 7,900 miles across. It has a temperature of minus 430 degrees Fahrenheit and is likely...
  • New planet nicknamed after Biden

    03/26/2014 10:15:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | March 26, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Astronomers have nicknamed a new dwarf planet circling the sun at the outer edges of the solar system after Vice President Joe Biden. According to Nature, a leading scientific journal, the object's official designation is 2012 VP113. But the team studying its orbit around the sun colloquially refer to the planet as just "VP" or "Biden," after the sitting vice president. The object won't carry an official title until scientists collect more data. After determining its orbit, they'll submit a formal name to the International Astronomical Union (IAU) for consideration. The Biden dwarf is the second such object to be...
  • 13 of the best captions for this photo of Obama with his foot on the Resolute Desk

    03/25/2014 5:09:34 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-25-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Posted a blank of this photo over the weekend, here are 8 of the best/favorite captions people came up with.
  • Joe Biden: 'Close to Barbaric' That Businesses Can Fire Gay Employees

    03/23/2014 9:18:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/23/14 | ap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden called on Congress Saturday to pass a measure to outlaw workplace discrimination against gays, saying it's outrageous that the country is even debating the subject. Speaking to supporters of the gay advocacy group Human Rights Campaign on Saturday, Biden said it's "close to barbaric" that in some states, employees can be fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. "Imagine 20 years from now as America looked back and say 'How in the hell can that ever been allowed?' The country's moved on, the American people have moved on," he said....
  • Caption this photo of Obama with his foot on the Resolute Desk

    03/22/2014 10:18:09 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 65 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-22-14 | The Looking Spoon
    What are they saying? I'll post the best/favorites early next week.
  • Veep Says Trials and Tribulations of Health Law Qualify President for Sainthood

    03/21/2014 10:00:24 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 21 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 March 2014 | John Semmens
    “No one has suffered more than the President over this thing,” said Vice-President Joe Biden commenting on the disastrous Affordable Care Act. “I know it will be hard for those who've lost coverage or seen their premiums skyrocket to grasp this. But these people have minor individual problems. The President has to face a rising tide of criticism and blame. He's not used to that. If anyone qualifies for sainthood it's him.” Talk show host Ellen Degeneres largely concurred in Biden's assessment arguing that “while there may be a few malcontents, I think the vast majority of Americans are truly...
  • The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police

    03/21/2014 4:05:36 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 6 replies ^ | Mar 18, 2014 | by Jack Minor
    WND EXCLUSIVE The 1 officer who stands between you and militarized police 'I can nullify any kind of unconstitutional law forced upon the people' The office of sheriff was created to address worries exactly like the rampant militarization of police forces in America, claim two sheriffs who have challenged elected officials in their states over what they believe are unconstitutional abuses of power. “Right now the threat to individual Americans from al-Qaida and other groups is nowhere near the threat we face from officials in our own country who are working at taking away our liberties,” Delaware Sheriff Jeff Christopher...
  • Biden: Sign Up For Obamacare So Law Can ‘Last Forever’

    03/21/2014 3:24:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 21, 2014 | by Dana Hughes
    To a chorus of cheers, whistles and a standing ovation, Vice President Biden addressed a group of community health care workers — calling them “the moral backbone of the country” and professionals who on the frontline of signing people up for Obamacare. “For the first time in American history the idea that health care is a right and not a privilege is legislated,” said Biden. The more people are signed up, the less ability Congress has to turn back the law, he said. “The higher the numbers, the more certitude this is going to last forever,” Biden said
  • TelePrompter Trips Biden Up

    03/21/2014 8:50:24 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    TelePrompter Trips Biden Up 'I'm learning to speak without a TelePrompter, Joe's learning to speak with one.' Daniel Halper March 21, 2014 10:38 AM Vice President Joe Biden has some problems speaking with a TelePrompter today at the National Association of Community Health Centers 2014 Policy and Issues Forum: "Stop moving that, that, that, that, uh, you know, what's this thing called? You know, a TelePrompter," said Biden. "Barack always kids when he says, 'Joe Biden,' he said, 'I'm learning to speak without a TelePrompter, Joe's learning to speak with one.'"
  • Child Sexual Abuse Case Involving Du Pont Heir Resurfaces

    03/20/2014 7:32:31 AM PDT · by mkboyce · 2 replies ^ | March 18, 2014 | Nichelle Polston
    2008 child sexual abuse case involving one of Delaware's most prominent names is back in the spotlight. The case involves the great-grandson of Irenee Du Pont. The charges involve his children and were brought forward by the children's mother, Tracy Richards who is seeking monetary damages for their personal injuries. In 2008, Richards IV, 47, pleaded guilty in Superior Court to the felony that included one count of intentional 4th degree rape and sexual penetration of his daughter who was 3 years old when the abuse started. According to the lawsuit, Richards IV later admitted to more sexual abuse in...
  • Russia ‘naked and alone’ in front of the world....U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden says

    03/19/2014 5:24:33 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 31 replies
    National Post ^ | March 19, 2014 | Josh Lederman, Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland — Denouncing Russia’s actions in Crimea as “nothing more than a land grab,” Vice-President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow moved to annex part of Ukraine. With limited options, the United States was seeking ways to show it won’t stand idly by as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty for the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea to join Russia. So far, Putin has been undeterred by sanctions and visa bans levied by the U.S. and the European Union, and there’s no U.S. appetite for military intervention. “Russia...
  • How Toothless Is NATO Over Russia And Crimea?

    03/18/2014 9:42:28 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    LONDON - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden began a reassurance tour of east European allies Tuesday, promising that the current diplomatic crisis over Russia would leave NATO “stronger and more unified than ever.” But some experts say the showdown over Ukraine has exposed the organization as toothless in the face of Vladimir Putin’s triumphant annexation of Crimea. While Biden was in Warsaw promising to “stand shoulder to shoulder” with Poland, Putin was making a defiant, barnstorming speech at the Kremlin that placed new pressure on the United States to act. Ukraine is not a member of NATO, despite many years...
  • Biden in Europe to ‘reassure our allies’ over Russia’s moves in Ukraine

    03/18/2014 12:37:23 PM PDT · by rjsimmon · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/18/2014 | Scott Wilson
    WARSAW — Vice President Biden sought in a visit to the Polish capital Tuesday to reassure allies anxious over Russia’s takeover of Crimea, denouncing Moscow moves to annex the region as a “blatant, blatant disregard of international law.” Appearing with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Biden offered the moral support of a “steadfast ally” but promised only modest assistance to help Poland modernize its army and explore how to lessen its dependence on Russian natural gas.
  • Pushing back on Russia, Biden vows more sanctions

    03/18/2014 9:52:37 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies ^ | March 18, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN / Associated Press
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Denouncing Russia’s actions in Crimea as ‘‘nothing more than a land grab,’’ Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that the U.S. and Europe will impose further sanctions as Moscow moved to annex part of Ukraine. With limited options, the United States was seeking ways to show it won’t stand idly by as Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty for the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea to join Russia. So far, Putin has been undeterred by sanctions and visa bans levied by the U.S. and the European Union, and there’s no U.S. appetite for military...
  • Biden Heads to Europe to Send Signal to Putin

    03/17/2014 9:11:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/17/14 | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Europe to send a clear signal to Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO´-tihn) about his intervention in Ukraine. Biden leaves Monday evening for Warsaw, where he´ll meet Tuesday with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and President Bronislaw Komorowski. He´ll meet separately with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves. In Lithuania, Biden plans to meet with President Dalia Grybauskaite and Latvia´s President Andris Berzins. The meetings with the NATO allies are part of a broader U.S. campaign to persuade Putin to back off in Ukraine. As Biden was preparing to leave for Europe, Putin recognized Crimea´s...
  • Biden says Venezuela 'concocting' bogus stories

    03/09/2014 5:22:26 PM PDT · by don-o · 12 replies
    AP via Independent Mail ^ | March 9, 2014 | FRANK BAJAK
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden calls Venezuela's situation alarming in remarks published Sunday, suggesting its government is using "armed vigilantes" against peaceful protesters and accusing it of "concocting false and outlandish conspiracy theories" about the United States.
  • Biden Vacations in Virgin Islands for Second Time in Three Months

    03/08/2014 8:41:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 3/7/14 | DANIEL HALPER
    The White House announced that Vice President Joe Biden would spend the weekend vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It's his second vacation there in three months. His White House schedule reads: DAILY GUIDANCE FOR THE VICE PRESIDENT Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9 The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will visit the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are no public events scheduled. And as Geoff Earle of the New York Post reported on December 27, the vice president spent New Year's on the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Biden Urges Russia to Pull Back Forces From Ukraine

    03/03/2014 10:07:09 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 03-03-2014 | Jared A. Favole
    WASHINGTON—U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, in a call Monday to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, urged Russia to pull back its forces from Ukraine and to support the "immediate deployment" of international monitors. Mr. Biden, according to a summary of the call released by the White House, also told Mr. Medvedev that Russia needs to start a "meaningful political dialogue" with the Ukrainian government. Mr. Biden's call with the Russian prime minister follows a 90-minute discussion Saturday between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin and underscores the Obama administration's efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian...
  • White House reaches out on Ukraine

    03/03/2014 9:25:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Market Watch ^ | March 3, 2014 | By Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden called Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, a White House spokesman said Monday. In a statement, the White House said Biden urged Russia "support the immediate deployment of international monitors to Ukraine, and begin a meaningful political dialogue with the Ukrainian government."
  • Biden Tries to Sign Canadian Woman Up for Obamacare

    03/01/2014 12:58:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Biden Tries to Sign Canadian Woman Up for Obamacare Daniel Halper March 1, 2014 2:32 PM Vice President Joe Biden tried to convince a young Canadian woman to sign up for Obamacare: "Vice President Biden moving in close to sell the Affordable Care Act to a young woman outside Butterfield's Pancake House in Scottsdale," says the local reporter. Biden told the young Canadian: "We gotta make sure everybody young person signs up for health care. It's affordable. You can get subsidies to do it. And it's in your interest. And if you don't even want to do it for yourself....
  • Prezzy & vice-Prezzy Move! See BO. See Joe. See BO and Joe Run.

    02/28/2014 9:20:18 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-28-2014 | MOTUS
    Don’t worry America, your political, spiritual, and material leaders took time out of their busy day to show you the proper way to work and play:Take it away boys: Let’s Move! If you’re going to run, just make sure you check check a couple of things out first:If it’s raining, remember your umbrella:Make sure you wear the right shoes:And leave the dog at home, although they like to run too, they can be too frisky:In Amerika, dog walks man.And above all don’t forget to stay hydrated.…by any means necessaryJust be sure to read the nutrition label on your water...
  • Obama gave Biden ‘every s- -t job in the world’

    02/28/2014 3:28:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Obama gave Biden ‘every s- -t job in the world’ By S.A. Miller February 27, 2014 | 6:23pm WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden groused that President Obama gave him “every s- -t job in the world,” but still doesn’t fully trust him. The revelations about Biden’s tortured relationship with Obama, detailed in a lengthy profile by Politico, only got worse when the Veep in 2012 came out in support of gay marriage while Obama was still on the record opposing it. The infamous gaffe, which pre-empted Obama’s announcement that he had “evolved” on the issue and supported gay marriage,...
  • 'I was given every s*** job in the world by Obama': Biden makes astonishing revelations

    02/27/2014 5:11:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/27/14 | Meghan Keneally
    Vice President Joe Biden has revealed that the President assigned him ‘every s*** job in the world’ but he still wasn’t able to win Obama’s full support and began being effectively frozen out after one of his infamous gaffes. The 71-year-old argued that he was happy to do the less glamorous tasks- like handling the at-times petty Senate fights and calming the fears of the infamously paranoid President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai- but only at a price. ‘When the president asked me what portfolio did I want, I said, “Base it on what you want of me to help you...
  • Biden to Democrats: Don't apologize in 2014

    02/27/2014 11:52:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/27/14 | Josh Lederman and Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday told Democrats to stop apologizing for their policies and go on offense as party leaders try to overcome pessimism about prospects for the November election. .. He said he has signed up to participate in more than 120 races and that Obama has given him permission to participate in every campaign where he can be helpful. "I am so tired about hearing about the demise of the Democratic Party. Give me a break," Biden said. "My central message to you is look: I think we should not apologize for a single...