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  • Ex-Clinton aide secretly met with Iranian officials in summer 2012

    12/24/2013 12:27:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/13 | Rebecca Shabad
    Vice President Biden’s national security adviser met with Iranian officials as far back as the summer of 2012, a new report reveals. Jake Sullivan secretly traveled to Oman in July 2012 to meet with Iranian officials, The Associated Press reported Tuesday. This would mark one of the earliest in-person meetings the U.S. held with Iran in recent years. Sullivan joined the State Department in 2009 and served under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as deputy chief of staff for policy. Although he moved to the White House in February, he continued to partake in backchannel discussions with Iran. The AP...
  • Black History Biden: Veep calls for "emancipation" of people's wealth

    02/25/2015 5:03:36 PM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 25, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Vice President Joe Biden used a Black History Month event at his official residence Monday night to decry the rich, both white and black, for stunting economic growth and suggested that “emancipation” is in order.
  • Black History Biden: Veep calls for 'emancipation' of people's wealth

    02/25/2015 6:30:02 AM PST · by 9thLife · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 25, 2015 | 8:10 AM | BY PAUL BEDARD
    Vice President Joe Biden used a Black History Month event at his official residence Monday night to decry the rich, both white and black, for stunting economic growth and suggested that “emancipation” is in order. “A lot of wealthy white and black people aren't bad but they control 1 percent of the economy and this cannot stand,” Biden told about 100 guests, including past civil rights activists and NBC weatherman Al Roker. “It's not fair because the business experts are saying that concentration of wealth is stunting growth. So let's do something that's worthy of emancipation,” said Biden, according to...
  • Biden The Joke Does His Part For Islam

    02/24/2015 4:52:20 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-15 | Warren Beatty
    Joe Biden, the man who is "one heartbeat away from being president," is best known as a molester. But his most recent actions at the "Countering Violent Extremism" (CVE) summit are going to enhance his resumé. As are his actions just before the CVE summit. Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) tweeted that Biden talked about "the right wing militias & supremacist groups that are violent in the name of the Bible." But Biden provided no examples to back up his statement. MPAC didn't tweet any examples, nor did Biden provide any. Sounds like a "straw man" argument - believe...
  • The liberal media won’t tell people that Joe Biden is a moron

    02/22/2015 6:48:17 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 50 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 22, 2015 | By John Podhoretz
    It was just another Tuesday for the vice president of the United States, and another week in which the mainstream media turned their genteel eyes away from the highly questionable conduct of the figure of low comedy whom tragedy might make our president. On Tuesday morning, Joe Biden was photographed placing his hands in a cringe-inducingly inappropriate manner on the shoulders of a much younger woman — the wife of the about-to-be-sworn-in secretary of defense — and keeping them there . . . and keeping them there . . . and keeping them there . . . for 28 full...
  • Biden: Muslim Immigration Not Going to Stop

    02/18/2015 10:21:27 AM PST · by maggief · 24 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | February 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama tried to counter the Paris Unity March, which his administration boycotted, with a seminar on “Countering Violent Extremism”. CVE continues to mean pandering to the Muslim Brotherhood and refusing to deal with Islamic terrorism. Obama is claiming that the solution is to teach the true peaceful nature of Islam while continuing to push the lie that the Chapel Hill killings targeted Muslims. Biden is cheerleading all that Muslim immigration. “I’m proud of the American record on culture and economic integration of not only our Muslim communities but African communities, Asian communities, Hispanic communities,” Biden said. “And the wave still...
  • Our 'Hands On' VP, Literally "Joe Biden's Hands Across America

    02/20/2015 7:33:40 AM PST · by outinyellowdogcountry · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/19/15 | David Rutz
    http://freebeacon.com/culture/joe-bidens-hands-across-america/ Vice President Joe Biden can’t keep his hands to himself when women are around. The latest woman to fall into the Biden snare was Stephanie Carter, wife of new Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Biden laid hands on her shoulders and whispered in her ear as Carter spoke about his new job Tuesday, and the moment went viral. Biden also made bad headlines for himself in January when, during a day of trying to charm incoming members of the U.S. Senate and their families, he bestowed a rather unwanted kiss on the head of Sen. Christopher Coons’ (D., Del.) daughter....
  • Joe Biden Looking for Reason to Flee the Country when Bibi Speaks

    02/19/2015 5:13:50 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | February 19th, 2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    The Obama administration’s new excuse to explain why Vice-President Joe Biden will be “out of the country” when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addresses Congress next month is that he has to attend a Panama government inauguration – that occurred last July. The vice president of the United States normally attends joint sessions of Congress, but National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan stated last month, “As a matter of long-standing practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections…. The President has been clear about his opposition to Congress passing new legislation...
  • If Biden Wasn't Obama's Life Insurance, He'd Be in Prison by Now...

    02/19/2015 3:55:00 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 February 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    seriously, what is wrong with this guy? This recent, bizarre snuggling with the incoming Defense Secretary's wife is beyond belief- yet hardly something new, actually should be something like 'the last straw' if there's any sense or justice left in this country.  But Uncle Joe doesn't age discriminate, he'll fondle any from 8-80... if the photos floating around out there are any indicator. And WHERE the hell are the feminists...? How old is Coons' daughter, anyway? Looks like maybe 12... and he was all-over every little girl they made the mistake of standing him next to on Biden's (utterly useless) China trip,...
  • Joe Biden: Extremists Commit Violence ‘In The Name Of The Bible’

    02/18/2015 8:27:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 61 replies
    The Daily caller ^ | February 18, 2015 | The Daily Caller
    According to tweet by participants in the recent White House Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit, Vice President Joe Biden spoke about violent extremism carried out “in the name of the Bible.”
  • Joe Biden is a freaking pervert

    02/18/2015 11:48:59 AM PST · by Starman417 · 47 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-18-15 | DrJohn
    Joe Biden is a creep. A freaking pervert. Vice President Joe Biden has been known to get a little "too close for comfort" in the past, and his behavior at the swearing-in ceremony for new Defense Secretary Ash Carter got the political rumor mill swirling again on Tuesday. The vice president appeared to be whispering sweet nothings into the ear of Carter's wife, Stephanie, while the new top dog at the Pentagon addressed the challenges he'll face in his new role. Sharing a kind word of wisdom or encouragement? Probably, if the look on her face is any indication. But...
  • Muslim Leader Who Called Israel a ‘Suspect’ After 9/11 Meets with Biden at White House

    02/18/2015 7:16:52 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | Feb 18, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Muslim Leader Who Called Israel a ‘Suspect’ After 9/11 Meets with Biden at White House Critics call Salam Al-Marayati anti-Israel and soft on terrorism BY: Adam Kredo February 18, 2015 5:00 am A controversial U.S. Muslim leader who has been highly critical of Israel and said that the Jewish state should be on the “suspect list” in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks participated on Tuesday in a White House summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) that featured Vice President Joe Biden. Salam Al-Marayati, founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), tweeted out a photo of himself at...
  • Muslim Group Cites Biden as Referring to Extremist Violence ‘in the Name of the Bible’

    02/18/2015 7:11:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 17, 2015 - 6:01 PM | Patrick Goodenough
    A U.S. Islamic advocacy group says that Vice- President Joe Biden, addressing a White House summit on “countering violent extremism (CVE)” on Tuesday, referred to right-wing extremists and supremacists committing violence “in the name of the Bible.” The comments did not feature in Biden’s 19 minute-long opening remarks, televised by C-SPAN, in which the vice-president focused on America as a nation of immigrants, the need for different communities to “see” each other, and for countries to engage with “marginalized” communities. “Biden just talked about the right wing militias & supremacist groups that are violent in the name of the Bible,”...
  • New SecDef Can’t Even Defend His Wife From Joe Biden

    02/17/2015 10:19:12 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/17/2015 | Betsy Rothstein
    Tuesday, at Defense Sec. Ash Carter‘s swearing-in ceremony, Biden got all touchy feely with Carter’s wife, Stephanie. From the pictures, it looks like he’s whispering sweet nothings into her right ear. He’s also getting a good whiff of her shampoo. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt: Perhaps he was trying to be comforting after her spill on the ice at the Pentagon this morning while she was accompanying her husband on his first day on the job.
  • ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety"

    02/17/2015 6:41:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Feb 16, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    ATF Trying to Ban AR-15 Ammo Under Guise of "Law Enforcement Safety" Katie Pavlich | Feb 16, 2015 In its never ending goal to ban modern sporting rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has proposed new regulations banning common AR-15 ammunition, arguing it's necessary to protect the safety of law enforcement officers. The NRA sounded the alarm late last week: You can read the bureaucratic language justifying the proposal here. The new proposal will allow Attorney General Eric Holder to determine if the ammunition in question qualifies under the broad definition of "sporting purposes." Current law gives ATF...
  • Presidential politics: what to watch for in 2015

    02/17/2015 2:15:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | February 16, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    It’s far too early to guess intelligently about who will be elected president next year or whom the Republicans will nominate, but this doesn’t seem to be stopping many pundits. Fox News has its Special Report panels lay odds on the Republican field once a week. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza handicaps the Republican field once a week. And the Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes has just produced an assessment of that field so exhaustive that it includes Donald Trump. Memories of eight years ago prevent me from joining in the fun. At this time in 2007, and for a considerable...
  • Say It Ain’t Joe: Will Hillary Pick Biden?

    02/16/2015 2:49:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 16, 2015 | Jeff Greenfield
    The chances of him winning the presidency are, um, slim. But what if Hillary just keeps him around a bit longer?In the financial world, inflation is defined as “too much money chasing too few goods.” In the world of political journalism, inflation is “too many pundits chasing too few scenarios.” Like the editors of Cosmopolitan struggling each month to find new sexual positions, implements, and erogenous zones, scribes are already running out of ways to chronicle the strategies and prospects of presidential contenders: “How Marco Can Stop Jeb”; “How Paul Can Block Cruz and Huckabee”; “How A Fiorina-Santorum Alliance Can...
  • George W. Bush Is Intervening in Iraq—Again

    02/12/2015 9:49:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | MARK PERRY
    When Iraqi tribal leaders came to D.C. looking for help against ISIL, the White House refused. Then the former president made a call. Late in the evening of Sunday, January 18, an eleven-member delegation of tribal leaders from Iraq’s western Anbar Province arrived in Washington, D.C. Just as their plane was touching down, Islamic State units back in Iraq attacked the compound of one of the delegation’s senior leaders, Sheik Ahmed Abu Risha, killing nine Iraqi police officers and wounding 28 of the sheik’s guards. A nearby Iraqi military unit failed to respond to repeated calls for help. The brutal...
  • Biden: Running away from Obama in 2016 would be ‘mistake’ for Dems

    02/12/2015 9:52:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 40 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Democratic presidential candidates in 2016 should embrace President Obama’s economic policies and “run on what we have done” instead of running away from the administration. “In my view, those seeking to lead the nation should protect and defend and run, yes run, on what we’ve done and own what we have done,” Mr. Biden said in a speech in Des Moines, Iowa. “Stand for what we have done. Acknowledge what we have done. And be judged on what we have done, if we have any chance for continued resurgence in 2016.” He added, “Some...
  • Hillary Clinton's suffocating presence

    02/12/2015 2:54:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Economist's Democracy in America Blog ^ | February 12, 2015 | Will Wilkinson
    THE field of Republican presidential contenders may be limited to a narrow range of conservative fellows in mid- to late-middle age, but at least there are a lot of them. The Democratic field is, for all practical purposes, Hillary Clinton. Ahead by an average of 49 points in early polls, it is not clear that Mrs Clinton has any serious competition. There is some sign that Joe Biden might jump in, but his poll numbers are dismal for a second-term vice-president. Martin O'Malley, Maryland's former governor, might run. Jim Webb, a former Virginia senator, is a possibility. Bernie Sanders of...
  • Biden Gives Shout Out to 'Old Butt Buddy' in Iowa

    02/12/2015 9:59:06 AM PST · by bkepley · 108 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/12/2015 | Daniel Halper
    Speaking today in Iowa, Vice President Joe Biden called out to his "old butt buddy" Neil Smith, wondering whether his friend was in attendance for his speech:
  • Biden: I Actually Think Congress Is An Equal Branch Of Government

    02/11/2015 8:14:52 AM PST · by Biggirl · 44 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday, during an event Vice President Joe Biden hosted for lawmakers and disability advocates who helped pass the ABLE Act, he said, “I actually think it’s [Congress] an equal branch of government.”
  • Pentagon spent $504,816 on Viagra last year

    02/09/2015 7:59:22 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 9, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Spending Pentagon spent $504,816 on Viagra last year By Elizabeth Harrington Published February 09, 2015 Washington Free Beacon The Department of Defense (DoD) spent more than a half a million dollars on the male enhancement drug Viagra last year, according to government contracts. The Pentagon issued 60 contracts worth$504,816 for the drug in 2014. All 60 contracts were awarded to Cardinal Health Inc., a pharmaceutical distribution company based in Dublin, Ohio. Last year DoD also ordered $3,505 worth of Levitra, and $14,540 of Cialis, other popular erectile dysfunction drugs. The contracts were filed under "Troop Support."
  • Rogers: The fade of the liberal left

    02/09/2015 12:03:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Iowa State Daily ^ | February 9, 2015 | Clay Rogers
    A tectonic shift is occurring in American politics. The old guard of the Democratic Party will soon be far too ancient to contest an election. This creates serious problems for the party once 2016 passes. It’s obvious that Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden will soon announce their candidacy, but who will fill the ranks when they’re gone? It’s important to know that there was once a socially conservative generation deemed "The Greatest Generation." These, the heroes of Anzio and Guadalcanal, gave birth to a litter of selfish creatures called "baby boomers." The baby boomers soon colonized communal settlements known as...
  • After Announcing Netanyahu Boycott, VP Biden & Kerry Meet With Herzog (Major Bibi Opponent)

    02/08/2015 2:30:32 PM PST · by xzins · 93 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 8 Feb 15 | Jacob Kornbluh
    After announcing he will be skipping Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu”s speech to Congress for a trip abroad, US Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry both met on Saturday with Labor leader Isaac Herzog on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich, Germany. The two sides insisted that the meetings were informal. But it reportedly revolved around security matters and the Zionist Union’s defense strategy, Israeli media reported. On Friday, Biden announced he’ll miss Netanyahu’s speech to Congress due to a pre-scheduled overseas trip, yet unnamed. Both Kerry and President Barack Obama said last month...
  • Likud Incensed After Biden Meets Herzog in Munich

    02/07/2015 5:33:17 PM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/8/2015, 2:27 AM | Elad Benari
    Despite essentially boycotting Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress by planning to be abroad when it takes place, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met with another Israeli official. Biden and Opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog, head of the Labor party, met on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. The Likud party was incensed at the meeting between Herzog and Biden, which also came as leaders from the left, including Herzog himself, were busy attacking Netanyahu and blaming him for Biden’s boycott of the speech. “Buji’s behavior in Munich is an irresponsible crossing of red lines,” the party...
  • Insider says Obama administration 'sent a message' to black Democratic lawmakers that they should...

    02/07/2015 3:01:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/06/15 | David Martosko
    Insider says Obama administration 'sent a message' to black Democratic lawmakers that they should skip Netanyahu speech to Congress, as Biden says he'll be a no-show **SNIP** That disapproval apparently was orchestrated, or at least strongly encouraged, by the White House through comamunications with lawmakers connected to the Congressional Black Caucus. 'I'm not saying the president called anyone personally,' a current White House staffer told Daily Mail Online. 'But yeah, the White House sent a message to some at the CBC that they should suddenly be very upset about the speech.' The source said it was a 'back-channel' arrangement that...
  • Biden to skip Netanyahu's speech before Congress

    02/06/2015 12:38:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    JERUSALEM POST ^ | 2/6/15 | Michael Wilner
    Vice President Joe Biden will not be attending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before a joint session of Congress next month, news agencies reported. A statement released by aides to Biden, who is usually in his seat whenever a foreign leader addresses the legislature by dint of his position as president of the Senate, indicated that the vice president will be traveling abroad during the speech. "We are not ready to announce details of his trip yet, and normally our office wouldn't announce this early, but the planning process has been underway for a while," an official in the vice...
  • ‘No military solution to Ukraine’ says Biden

    02/05/2015 6:04:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Feb 2015 09:19 GMT+01:00
    In an interview with Munich-based daily Süddeutsche Zeitung published on Thursday, American Vice President Joe Biden discussed possible solutions to the Ukraine-Russia conflict ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s U.S. visit. Biden’s interview left no doubt that the U.S. would not be answering Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s request for weapons aid from NATO countries against Russia’s advances in the country’s eastern regions. “We’ve said from the beginning that for this crisis, there is no military solution,” he said in the written interview with Süddeutsche and its European news partners. …
  • Obama shocked, 'slightly irritated' by Mitt Romney's 2012 concession call: David Axelrod

    02/03/2015 9:24:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | February 3, 2015 | Annie Karni and Celeste Katz
    President Obama was shocked and irritated by Mitt Romney's concession call in the 2012 presidential election - and claimed Romney insinuated that Obama won only by getting out the black vote, according to a new book by presidential campaign strategist David Axelrod. Obama was "unsmiling during the call, and slightly irritated when it was over," Axelrod writes. The president hung up and said Romney admitted he was surprised at his own loss, Axelrod wrote. "'You really did a great job of getting the vote out in places like Cleveland and Milwaukee,' in other words, black people,'" Obama said, paraphrasing Romney....
  • US: ‘Patently false’ that Biden conspired against Venezuela

    02/02/2015 11:35:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2015 1:43 PM EST | Josh Lederman
    The United States dismissed an accusation from Venezuela’s president that Vice President Joe Biden conspired to overthrow him as “patently false,” arguing Monday that President Nicolas Maduro was merely trying to distract the world’s attention from his government’s abuses of basic rights. The exchange of barbs undermined hopes that the U.S. and Venezuela could pursue improved ties following a rapid deterioration of relations last year. Just one month ago, Maduro and Biden shook hands in Brazil in an impromptu meeting in which both leaders expressed an interest in warmer relations. In a televised address over the weekend, Maduro claimed that...
  • Biden Laments What The Obama Administration Has Done To America

    01/30/2015 6:23:57 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-30-2015 | Jim Treacher
    January 30, 2015 Biden Laments What The Obama Administration Has Done To America Jim Treacher If you don’t like what you’ve seen since Election ’08, you’ve got company. Tell ‘em, Joe! BIDEN VIDEO“To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country.” Yep. I called it even before these idiots got elected: Biden Clarifies Earlier Remarks on His Dread of an Obama Administration.
  • There ARE Two Americas: Want To Keep Them For 8 More Years?

    01/31/2015 8:08:27 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-31-2015 | MOTUS
    Democrats have always lived in Two Americas; and as long as BO and Joey are around they always will.First, there’s Big Guy’s fairy tale America (no offense to fairies): "There is no economic measure by which we are not better off" than when he took office, he said, and Democrats must tell that story. And then there’s Joey’s America: “To state the obvious, the past six years have been really, really hard for this country,” said Biden…“They’ve been really tough for our party. But together – and together — we made some really, really tough decisions — decisions that weren’t...
  • Biden: Four Years of College ‘Should Be Free’

    01/30/2015 5:40:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 29, 2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Vice President Joe Biden said four years of college should be free, rather than two years of community college. “We’ve been ahead of the curve, except now people are catching up, no other country in the world had universal education for 12 years, including Great Britain, for the first quarter of the century and only until recently have they started that in China and other countries. Nobody has the great research universities we have,” Biden told the U.S. Conference of Mayors in a speech at the organization’s winter meeting. “So what’s the next logical move to stay ahead of the...
  • Obama to request $1B for Central America in wake of border crisis

    01/29/2015 6:01:17 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2015 | Rebecca Shabad
    President Obama will ask Congress in his 2016 budget to approve $1 billion to help Central American countries in the wake of last summer’s surge of unaccompanied children entering the United States illegally. In an op-ed published in The New York Times Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden said the “security and prosperity of Central America are inextricably linked with our own.” Biden, whom Obama has tasked with leading an effort to aid countries such as El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, wrote that inadequate education, crime, a lack of investment and corruption are impeding their growth. “On Monday, President Obama will...
  • Biden, Rubio and Palin's 2016 plans

    01/26/2015 10:52:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    CNN ^ | January 25, 2015 | John King, Chief National Correspondent
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The 2016 calculations of three potential candidates -- two Republicans and a very senior Democrat -- plus big tests for President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filled our Sunday trip around the "Inside Politics" table. 1. Rubio's not in Iowa, but still thinking 2016 Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida skipped the big weekend GOP gathering in Iowa, and some believe Jeb Bush's presumed candidacy makes it hard for Rubio to find his 2016 footing. But Jonathan Martin of The New York Times shared reporting on how Rubio is still very interested in running, and hopeful that perhaps...
  • (Exempt) Joe Biden to doctors: 'You've changed the mindset'

    01/25/2015 7:30:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    OC Register ^ | 1/24/15 | AARON ORLOWSKI
    **SNIP** In years past, health ills such as infections picked up at the hospital during treatment were just considered the cost of doing business, Biden said. But then people like the founders of the Patient Safety Movement decided these sorts of infections and deaths didn’t have to be. They spoke out. “You’ve broken down the silence,” Biden told the several hundred doctors, hospital administrators and patient advocates attending. He added: “You’ve changed the vocabulary. You’ve changed the mindset when it comes to preventable deaths.” Hospital-acquired infections declined by 17 percent from 2010 to 2013, resulting in 50,000 lives saved and...
  • Obama Lauds King’s ‘Courage of Convictions’; Biden to Lead U.S. Delegation to Saudi Arabia

    01/23/2015 8:45:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/23/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama hailed late Saudi King Abdullah, who died at age 90 after a battle with pneumonia, as leading the kingdom “through its emergence as a critical force within the global economy and a leader among Arab and Islamic nations.” “He took bold steps in advancing the Arab Peace Initiative, an endeavor that will outlive him as an enduring contribution to the search for peace in the region,” Obama said of the Saudi plan that would recognize Israel in exchange for concessions including pulling back to pre-1967 borders. “At home, King Abdullah’s vision was dedicated to the education of his...
  • Joe Biden Weighs in on Patriots DeflateGate scandal: I like softer balls (video)

    01/22/2015 6:04:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    SI.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jack Jorgensen
    Vice President Joe Biden was asked about the Patriots scandal Wednesday morning.
  • The Coming Democratic Civil War

    01/21/2015 11:32:14 AM PST · by Braak · 19 replies
    myself ^ | 1/21/2015 | Braak
    It's interesting to hear Obama talk these days. His SOTU was pure bunk, as usual (What did anyone expect?). What this small missive is about is something far different. Obama has sucked the air out of the Democratic room. That's right, Hillary! may be the front runner, but she's far from got the nomination locked up, especially in the wake of 2008, where Obama showed she can be beaten. Naturally, being a Clinton, bygones will not be bygones, and while HW and Bill may be friends, Hillary! will not forget, or forgive. So far, if one looks at the playing...
  • Man says police beat him after shots outside Biden home

    01/20/2015 4:26:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 97 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 1/20/15
    WILMINGTON, Del. — A man arrested shortly after gunshots were fired near Vice President Joe Biden's Delaware home says police officers beat him up. Fifty-seven-year-old Rock Peters of Hockessin says New Castle County Police officers left him with a swollen nose, rib injuries, cuts on his face and a black eye. Photos that Peters says he took of himself afterward show his face covered with blood and bruises. Police declined to comment.
  • SOTU: Biden pitches 'free' stuff

    01/20/2015 10:38:07 AM PST · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Vice President Joe Biden is playing the role of President Obama’s pitch man in advance of the State of the Union address Tuesday night, promoting the “free” stuff the White House is offering to build support for the agenda called “DOA” by the GOP. In a State of the Union address fundraising email for the Democratic Party, Biden pushed the promise of free community college and better high-speed internet. He did not mention the proposed $320 billion in taxes the White House is also heralding.
  • Biden bemoans breach between cops and their communities

    01/19/2015 9:09:14 AM PST · by maggief · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2015 | Justin Sink
    The United States must "repair the breach" between police and the communities they serve, Vice President Biden argued Monday during a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speech. "We need to agree in this nation on two basic statements of truth," Biden said during a speech to the Organization of Minority Women in Delaware. "Cops have a right to go home at night to see their families. And two, all minorities, no matter what their neighborhood, have a right to be treated with respect and with dignity. All life matters." In the wake of police killings of unarmed suspects in Ferguson,...
  • Report: Shots Fired Near VP Biden's Delaware Home

    01/18/2015 7:56:16 AM PST · by kristinn · 54 replies
    CNN via Twitter ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2015 | Jake Tapper
    USSS: a vehicle drove near VP Biden's DE home last night and someone in it fired multiple gun shots. Bidens weren't home.
  • Sen. Coons: My daughter does not think Biden is creepy

    01/11/2015 10:55:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/15 | Lydia Wheeler
    Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday,” couldn’t help but ask Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) about a video, which went viral, of his daughter looking uncomfortable while Vice President Joe Biden whispered in her ear and gave her a kiss on the head during the senator’s swearing in ceremony last week. “I have to ask, cause a lot of people have been speculating about it, does she think the vice president is creepy?” Wallace asked. “No, Chris,” Coons said with a chuckle. “She doesn’t think the vice president is creepy.” To the contrary, Coons went on to say that Biden,...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Liberalism has lost working class

    01/09/2015 3:40:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Democrats for over a century were associated with the American middle class. Working-class voters once believed that Democratic-inspired intervention into the economy – minimum-wage laws, overtime pay, Social Security, Medicare, workers’ compensation – protected their interests better than unfettered free-market capitalism. Republicans often had trouble selling the argument that an unleashed economy and new technology would relegate poverty to a relative, not absolute, condition – something like suffering with a cheap outdated iPhone 4 while the better-off afforded an iPhone 6. Why, then, have Democrats lost the working class – especially white, lower-middle-class voters? There are several obvious reasons. For...
  • Mustang leaves Obama drooling ("I love the beast that they put me in”)

    01/07/2015 5:54:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/07/15 | Justin Sink
    Vice President Biden might not be the only “car junkie” in the West Wing. A trip to a Ford factory outside of Detroit on Wednesday left President Obama drooling over the latest model of the auto manufacturer’s iconic Mustang sports car. While touring the factory, Obama inspected versions of the company’s F-150 pick-up truck and the Focus, a compact sedan that has seen sales spike in recent years. But it was a cherry red Mustang that drew the most attention from Obama, who declared that he needed to get into the car. “This is an American car, right here, this...
  • Awesome Little Girl Rejects (ultra creepy) Biden's Kiss At Senate Swearing-In - CAPTION!

    01/07/2015 4:18:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Not everyone wants a kiss from uncle Biden. **SNIP** But on Tuesday during the swearing-in for the 114th Congress, it didn't go over so well. Maggie — the young daughter of Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) — was not having it. And it was pretty awesome.
  • 'I hope you have a big fence!': Joe Biden's awkward [creepy] swearing-in ceremony compliment

    01/07/2015 5:15:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2015 | Ashley Collman
    Vice President Joe Biden is famous for his off-beat humor, but when he swore in the new Congress on Tuesday his jokes took on a remarkably creepier tone. When introduced to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch's teenage granddaughter Emily, Biden commented: 'I hope you have a big fence around the house!' The comment was made as Biden posed with the 80-year-old Republican senator's large family, on the day he officially became president pro tempore of Congress. Biden thought the joke about the girl's good looks so funny, he whipped it out again when he met the daughter of freshman Senator Joni...
  • Biden, Venezuela leader discuss improving relations

    01/02/2015 11:34:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2015 5:19 PM EST | Hannah Dreier and Josh Lederman
    Last year saw a rapid deterioration of relations between their countries, but on New Year’s Day, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro shook hands and expressed their desire for restored ties. The brief, impromptu meeting in Brazil came two weeks after President Barack Obama signed legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelan officials accused of violating human rights. Days before the sanctions were approved, Maduro had called on all Venezuelans to burn their U.S. visas in protest of “imperialist Yankee” policies. …