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  • Will Joe Biden be the Democrats’ next Frank Lautenberg?

    05/31/2016 11:52:52 AM PDT · by detective · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | May 31, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Last week’s shattering report by the State Department’s inspector general drew the conclusion that several of us at National Review have been urging for over a year: Hillary Clinton’s systematic conduct of government business over a homebrew e-mail system resulted in serious violations of federal law. Mrs. Clinton’s withheld tens of thousands of government records (the e-mails) for nearly two years after she departed the State Department. She failed to return all government-related e-mails upon demand. She destroyed (or at least attempted to destroy) tens of thousands of e-mails without consultation with the State Department. And she did it all...
  • Biden: Israel right to search ships-White House hints that time for new Gaza policy

    06/03/2010 4:58:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 507+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 06/03/2010
    White House hints that time for new Gaza policy is near. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Wednesday that it had warned Israel's government repeatedly to use "caution and restraint" with half a dozen aid boats bound for the Gaza Strip before Israeli commandos raided the flotilla this week in an operation that killed nine people. In an interview with Charlie Rose broadcast Wednesday night, Vice President Joe Biden agreed that Israel had a right to inspect the cargo. "You can argue whether Israel should have dropped people onto that ship or not ... but the truth of the matter...
  • Biden, Lady Gaga to team up for Oscars presentation

    02/25/2016 12:58:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 25 replies
    February 25, 2016, 09:11 am Biden, Lady Gaga to team up for Oscars presentation By Rebecca Savransky Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga are teaming up for a special presentation during Sunday's Academy Awards focused on sexual violence. Biden will introduce Lady Gaga to perform her song "Till It Happens to You," the Los Angeles Times reported. The song, about campus sexual assault, was written with songwriter Diane Warren for "The Hunting Ground," a documentary about incidents of sexual assault on college campuses. After the song, Biden, the main author for the 1994 Violence Against Women Act, will discuss...
  • Feldman: You Cannot Support Israel’s Existence (and Ours) and Vote Democratic This Election

    02/07/2016 12:10:03 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    The Iowa Democratic caucus which I've already described as akin to the Marxist Zimbabwe Farmers-workers confabs is over, and it appears -- as Mark Steyn ably notes -- "almost certain" that Hillary Clinton did not win it. If Iowa were one of those banana republics in which the president-for-life has been prevailed upon to hold an election and Jimmy Carter and a bunch of UN observers had flown in to certify it, none of the above would pass muster. But in the Democrat Party it does:[snip] In effect, Hillary and Bernie fought Iowa to a draw. But a miss is...
  • Hillary’s toast

    02/17/2016 9:31:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/16 | Klaus Rohrich
    Joe Biden, who would for all intents and purposes be Obama’s proxy All the theoretical scenarios being bandied about regarding the 2016 Presidential race are based on the assumption that Hillary Clinton will be the Democrats' candidate for president. I believe this is a case of wishful thinking mixed with intellectual torpor, as I think Hillary Clinton will not be the Democrats’ candidate. First of all, her negatives and public personae are such that many voters would just as soon eat their ballots than vote for her. That, however, is the least of her worries. There's the small matter of...
  • WashPost's Thiessen: Biden Blocked Federal Court Nominations en Masse in 1988 and 1992

    02/27/2016 12:01:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 27, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    Conservative and center-right columnists often have to do far more digging than their liberal counterparts, simply because overwhelmingly left-leaning beat journalists, aka "Democrats with bylines," provide such unbalanced reporting on current events on a daily basis. Fortunately, the Washington Post's Marc Thiessen did the entirely necessary work of rummaging through available information about federal court nominations in 1988 and 1992. Any beat reporter could have done the same thing, but either didn't, or decided not to report what was found. What Thiessen unearthed makes an argument-ending mockery of Vice President Joe Biden's claim, made in a Monday evening tweet, that when he...
  • Audio: Chuck Schumer has no idea how to spin what Biden

    02/23/2016 4:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 23, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I’ll give you the quote but you should really listen to the clip, as it’s short and oh so sweet. How often does this guy get caught by reporters with nothing coherent to say in his or his party’s defense? I thought he’d at least try arguing that Biden said what he said in June 1992 whereas Scalia’s vacancy opened up in February of this year and that makes all the difference somehow even though it actually makes no difference at all, but he doesn’t even fart out that excuse. All he can say to the fact that Obama, Biden,...
  • After Saying Republicans Should Follow Biden Rule, Reid Now Says ‘There Is No Biden Rule’

    03/21/2016 9:01:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 21, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    In 2005, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke on the Senate floor and insisted he and his colleagues had no constitutional duty to approve President George W. Bush’s Supreme Court nominee. Fast forward to 2016, he’s changing his tune. In a Washington Post article, Reid writes, “The Senate’s constitutional duty to give a fair and timely hearing and a floor vote to the president’s Supreme Court nominees has remained inviolable.” “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd felt compelled to point out the senator's hypocrisy on Sunday:Meet The Press confronts Harry Reid with past hypocritical postures on Supreme Court nominations “I guess I’m confused....
  • Bishop Rhoades disagrees with Notre Dame's decision to honor Biden

    03/19/2016 5:23:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 21 replies
    thebostonpilot.com ^ | 03/19/2016 | Catholic News Service
    Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend said he disagreed with University of Notre Dame officials for honoring Vice President Joe Biden with the Laetare Medal for outstanding service to the Catholic Church and society. He said Biden's stance of not opposing abortion and his support of same-sex marriage make him ineligible to receive the award. Biden, along with former Speaker of the House John Boehner, will be honored May 15 during Notre Dame's 171st commencement ceremony. Both men are Catholic. While not calling upon Holy Cross Father John I. Jenkins, Notre Dame's president, to reverse the decision, Bishop...
  • Biden defends Israel and takes a shot at Trump

    03/21/2016 8:19:29 AM PDT · by McGruff · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 20, 2016 | Greg Jaffe
    Vice President Biden delivered a passionate defense Sunday of President Obama’s policy toward Israel and took a direct shot at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s divisive and polarizing rhetoric. Biden, speaking to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference in Washington, where Trump is expected to appear Monday, didn’t mention the billionaire businessman by name. But it was clear that he was speaking of Trump when he condemned those political candidates who seek to divide Americans. “As the Jewish people know better than any other people, any action that marginalizes one religious or ethnic group imperils us all,” Biden...
  • Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas Rejects Joe Biden’s Peace Initiative

    03/13/2016 7:56:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | March 11, 2016
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, pictured, rejected a peace initiative proposed by US Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Wikipedia. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, pictured, rejected a peace initiative proposed by US Vice President Joe Biden. Photo: Wikipedia. JNS.org – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday rejected a peace initiative that was proposed by US Vice President Joe Biden during their two-hour meeting in Ramallah, according to the Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds. The initiative was described as having four main stipulations: requiring that eastern Jerusalem be the Palestinian capital, an end to Israeli settlement construction in Judea and Samaria as...
  • When Advisers Hate Israel--The dark narrative in Hillary's emails.

    02/05/2016 4:39:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 5, 2016 | Joseph Klein
    When Advisers Hate Israel The dark narrative in Hillary's emails. February 5, 2016 Joseph Klein Hillary Clinton has tried to portray herself as a steadfast friend of Israel. "I have stood with Israel my entire career," she wrote in an article appearing last November in The Forward. "As president, I will continue this fight." She promised that she would "invite the Israeli prime minister to the White House in my first month in office." Hillary Clinton's steadfast support for the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran calls into question her stated "personal commitment" to "fighting for Israel." Peace and security...
  • Sanders: 'Terrible idea' to turn to Biden if Clinton is indicted

    05/28/2016 5:20:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 28, 2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Bernie Sanders says it would be a "terrible idea" for Democrats to recruit Vice President Joe Biden to run for president if Hillary Clinton is forced out of the race. "I think that would be a terrible, terrible idea," Sanders said Friday in an interview with The Young Turks, a pro-Sanders online news show. "That would say to the millions of people who have supported us, that have worked with us, that would say all of your energy, all of your votes, all of your beliefs are irrelevant. We're going to bring in someone else," Sanders said. "I happen to...
  • Joe Biden would be an excellent 'slip-in' candidate if Hillary Clinton falters

    05/28/2016 7:42:51 PM PDT · by drewh · 95 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Eric Zorn
    Voters don't hate Joe Biden, 73, the genial vice president who openly agonized last year before deciding not to put himself and his family through the rigors of a presidential bid in the wake of the 2015 death of his son after a battle with brain cancer. Not most voters, anyway. In a nationwide poll conducted in March for Bloomberg Politics, only 35 percent of respondents had a negative view of Biden compared with 68 percent who had a negative view of Trump, 53 percent who viewed Clinton unfavorably and 41 percent with a negative impression of Vermont Sen. Bernie...
  • After Hillary Drops Out... What?

    05/25/2016 8:27:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 25, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    The State Department's report on Hillary Clinton's insouciant attitude toward cyber-security would finish any other American politician. She ignored the law, flouted it repeatedly, and didn't care; folks are in prison for less. The only thing that's holding her up at this point is her Amen Corner in the media, most of whom know her personally and who long for a Clinton Restoration in order to reclaim their places as house courtiers. But 2016 is not 1992 or even 2008, and the retinue of retainers is as long in the tooth as the former first lady herself. They can't protect...
  • Donald Trump: Democrats ‘Going to Slip Joe Biden In’

    05/25/2016 6:09:06 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 123 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 25 May 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump suggested the Democrats are going to slip Vice President Joe Biden in as the Democrat’s nominee if Hillary Clinton isn’t able to run because of her email scandal. “She had a little bad news today from some reports [that] came down that weren’t so good,” Trump told more than 3,000 of his supporters at his campaign rally Wednesday afternoon at the Anaheim, California at the Convention Center. “Inspector General’s report — not good.” Trump was referencing an Inspector General (IG) report, which concluded that Clinton “failed to seek legal approval for her use of a...
  • Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden

    05/16/2016 6:07:04 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 57 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 5/15/2016 | John T. Bennett
    Boehner's scenario: Clinton may drop out, clear way for Biden The Daily Briefing By John T. Bennett CQ-Roll Call • Sunday May 15, 2016 8:53 PM Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker John Boehner share a moment as they take the stage for the University of Notre Dame commencement ceremony. Both were on hand Sunday to receive the Laetare Medal. Out with Hillary Clinton. In with Vice President Joe Biden. At least that’s what former House Speaker John A. Boehner thinks could happen should federal prosecutors opt to slap criminal charges on the former secretary of state over...
  • Leftist Media Greasing Skids for Dowager Empress of Chappaqua

    05/13/2016 12:07:33 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    In case you hadn't noticed by now, the entire Conde Nast media empire is squarely in lockstep with the "progressive" movement. But Hillary Clinton's inability to put away a crackpot socialist who's never held a real job in his life is giving the liberals a severe case of agita -- she let a nobody back-bencher from Chicago defeat her in 2008 and now she's getting slapped around by an elderly Communist? Well, as somebody once said, if they don't want to go you can't keep them away. So don't be terribly surprised if you see the Democrats execute their world-famous...
  • Obama Floats Biden.Warren POTUS/VP Ticket Through Biden Comments

    05/13/2016 7:35:56 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 79 replies
    Obama readies his "Throw Hillary Clinton Under The Bus" move!!! Cute: Biden yaps relative what a great POTUS he would be, if he had just decided to run for POTUS. then, just a few days later,VP, Joe Biden informs us peon voters, that if he had chosen to run for POTUS, he would have selected, Senator, Elizabeth Warren as his VP candidate. Geez....I wonder if Hillary Clinton had been advised in advance of the Biden ramblings!!! I doubt it!!! The Obama hand game is fully afoot. Clinton cannot cut the political mustard.....Bernie Sanders is wiping up the political floor with...
  • Biden wanted Warren as his VP

    05/12/2016 6:13:52 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 51 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 12 May 2016 | Glenn Thrush and Annie Karni
    Joe Biden took months to decide he wouldn’t run for president — but he was sold on Elizabeth Warren as his running mate from the start, people familiar with the situation told POLITICO. And he still thinks the Massachusetts firebrand would be Hillary Clinton’s best choice to replace him as the nation’s No. 2 in January 2017. Biden, a stalwart Democrat who has veered leftward in recent years — but, as a centrist senator, voted to scuttle the Glass-Steagall prohibitions on banks engaging in speculative investments — favored Warren because he needed a partner to capture the wave of anti-bank,...
  • Joe Biden: ‘I Would Have Been the Best President’

    05/11/2016 5:32:07 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 45 replies
    ABCNews.com ^ | 11 May 2016 | MARGARET CHADBOURN
    Vice President Joe Biden says he “would have been the best president” if he had mounted a successful campaign in the 2016 election, but that forgoing the race was the right decision for his family. Speaking with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview that aired today, Biden said he had planned to run but changed course only after his eldest son Beau died last May. “No one should ever seek the presidency unless they're able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into just doing that,” he said. “And, Beau was my soul. I...
  • Clinton Was Never Intended to be the Democrat Nominee(Trojan Horse for Stealth Candidate Biden)

    Former speaker of the House John Boehner recently spoke ill of fellow Republican Ted Cruz in a Q&A at Stanford University. His comments likening the candidate to "Lucifer in the flesh" got all the media attention, leaving this virtually unreported: Boehner's comments also included a reference to the ongoing FBI investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while she was at the State Department, speculating on what might happen if the scandal widens. "Don't be shocked … if two weeks before the convention, here comes Joe Biden parachuting in and Barack Obama fanning the flames to make it...
  • John Boehner talks election, time in office (Cruz: "Lucifer in the flesh")

    04/28/2016 5:50:43 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 80 replies
    Stanfordtimes ^ | Ada Statler
    2016 Presidential election Much of the discussion – and laughs – focused on Boehner’s views on the current presidential candidates. Segueing into the topic, Kennedy asked Boehner to be frank given that the event was not being broadcasted, and the former Speaker responded in kind. When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd. “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” Boehner...
  • Biden: I'm not 'Goofy Uncle Joe'

    04/19/2016 1:55:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    April 19, 2016, 10:20 am Biden: I'm not 'Goofy Uncle Joe' By Jordan Fabian Vice President Biden is not a fan of being labeled “Goofy Uncle Joe.” “No, I'm not comfortable with Goofy Uncle Joe,” he said in an interview with CNBC’s John Harwood. Biden said voters took him seriously when he considered running for president last summer. “And, by the way, the so-called Goofy Uncle Joe — if you notice, I beat every Republican in every poll when they thought I was running,” he said. “You notice that my favorability was higher than anybody that's running for office in...
  • Clinton email scandal: Why it might be time for Democrats to draft Joe Biden

    02/07/2016 6:11:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/07/2016 | Colbert King
    The Hillary Clinton email issue is developing into a real whodunit, complete with Clintonesque legal semantics. "I never sent or received any material marked classified," she said with respect to the discovery of classified information on her private, unclassified email server. That surface denial nearly rivals Bill Clinton's classic: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman." But this is no laughing matter. There is nothing trivial about a secretary of state having top-secret information on an unsecured computer in her home. That appears to have been the case, based on the State Department's announcement last week that 22...
  • Democratic donor contacts Biden allies about possible run

    02/06/2016 6:25:00 AM PST · by McGruff · 27 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | February 6, 2016 | Luciana Lopez
    A prominent Democratic donor worried about the party's chances of winning the presidency emailed dozens of fans of Vice President Joe Biden on Friday, urging them to remain prepared to donate if Biden jumps into the race. The donor, Bill Bartmann, cited new polling showing Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont nearly tied with the Hillary Clinton, eroding the 30-point lead the former secretary of state held at the end of last year. Bartmann and other party insiders are concerned that Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, is too far to the left to win against a Republican in the Nov. 8...
  • Biden: We don't need 'socialism'

    01/20/2016 4:09:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/20/16 | Jesse Byrnes
    Vice President Biden on Wednesday offered criticism of "socialism" during a speech abroad, seemingly a shot at Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist and Democratic candidate for president. Biden made the remark in a keynote address at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, where he called for "a more progressive tax code" and a strengthening of the middle class. "Keeping billions of dollars in offshore tax havens might be good for your shareholders, but it robs your own country," Biden told those in attendance at the international event. Biden called on corporate executives to shift their tactics and put a...
  • What Are Deadlines for (Biden or ??) to Replace Hillary in November's Election?

    01/19/2016 12:55:23 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 46 replies
    NA | 19 Jan 2016 | RACookPE1978
    Forget the primaries .. We know those deadlines are meaningless if Hillary is "replaced" because she is indited at any time before November. (The democrats don't follow election law anyway in past elections, so why would they care this time? But that is being cynical, right?) Lautenburg in NJ was stuffed into the ballot for an Senate seat illegally after the primaries. Missouri elected a dead man to the Senate when he died before the election. California's most infamous "Mexican-American" representative was elected to the House only after she changed her name to a Spanish-sound. Three other Senate seats were...
  • VP Joe Biden says he will not run for president in 2016

    10/21/2015 10:56:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 40 replies
    AP ^ | October 21, 2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    Vice President Joe Biden will not run for president in 2016, he said Wednesday, ending a months-long flirtation with a third White House campaign and setting him on a glide path toward the end of his decades-long political career.
  • RNC: Biden Not Getting In Is Good For Us, We Have A Better Shot At Hillary Clinton

    10/21/2015 10:37:15 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/21/2015 | Patrick Howley
    Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Preibus says Vice President Joe Biden’s decision not to enter the presidential fray is good for the party, because Republicans have a better chance of beating Hillary Clinton. “The Vice President’s decision not to enter the 2016 race is a major blow for Democrats, who now will almost certainly be saddled with their unpopular and scandal plagued front-runner Hillary Clinton,” Preibus said in a statement first provided to Breitbart News. “Vice President Biden was the most formidable general election candidate the Democrat Party could have fielded, and his decision not to challenge Hillary Clinton...
  • Top Ten Reasons Biden Not Running For President (Humor)

    10/21/2015 10:14:12 AM PDT · by llevrok · 38 replies
    10/21/2015
    ala David Letterman's Top Ten Lists - what are your top humorous reason(s) Slow Joe is not running ?
  • Vice President Biden to Speak at White House at 12:10 P.M. [Biden: No]

    10/21/2015 9:03:00 AM PDT · by kristinn · 195 replies
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015 | Kristinn
    On Fox News and the others, Biden to speak in a few minutes
  • Biden out

    10/21/2015 9:19:32 AM PDT · by Phlap · 140 replies
    AP ^ | 10/21/2015
    Biden Out.
  • BREAKING NEWS: JOE SAYS NO Biden announces he will not run for president in 2016

    10/21/2015 9:37:12 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2015 | Fox News
    Vice President Biden announced Wednesday that he will not run for president, ending months of feverish speculation over his 2016 plans and likely settling the Democratic field. Speaking in the Rose Garden alongside his wife Jill and President Obama, Biden said the window of opportunity to mount a viable campaign "has closed." He has been weighing a decision since summer, but cautioned all along that he and his family were grieving over the loss of his son Beau Biden -- and said Wednesday he knew that process could outlast the window for making a decision. "Unfortunately I believe we're out...
  • Joe Biden changes story on Osama bin Laden raid

    10/20/2015 10:57:05 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 18 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 1:13 PM ET, Tue October 20, 2015 | Laura Koran, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Vice President Joe Biden offered an account Tuesday of the decision to launch the raid that killed Osama bin Laden that differed from some of his previous retellings -- and from Hillary Clinton's. His remarks come as he considers facing off against the former secretary of state in the 2016 presidential race, and they seem to signal that he sees his earlier stance on the raid as a potential liability.
  • Ed Klein:Obama Urging Biden To Make WH Run,Rejecting Meeting With Hillary

    10/19/2015 8:03:33 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 19, 2015 | Tony Lee
    President Barack Obama is refusing to meet with Hillary Clinton while he and his allies are urging Vice President Joe Biden to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination, according to author Ed Klein.
  • How a Biden Bid Could Help Hillary Clinton's Campaign

    10/14/2015 8:57:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    The scuttlebutt in Washington is that Vice President Joe Biden is going to throw his hat into the presidential race, which means there is at least a 50 percent chance that he will. I mean, when is the Beltway scuttlebutt ever wrong? Under different conditions, I'd guess that, if he does announce, Biden has almost no shot at winning the Democratic primary, and that his candidacy could prove a gift to Hillary Rodham Clinton. Historically, parties don't hold on to the White House three elections in a row. FDR managed to do it, but he had special circumstances on his...
  • Joe Biden still considering White House run

    10/15/2015 9:56:45 AM PDT · by McGruff · 69 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/15/2015
    Despite strong debate performances by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, Vice President Joe Biden is still considering a run for president. Republican strategist Frank Luntz joins CBSN with analysis.
  • Deval Patrick on the Biden ticket is key to Obama’s endorsement

    10/12/2015 6:38:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 32 replies
    NY POST ^ | October 12, 2015 | By Michael Gartland
    President Obama’s endorsement of a Joe Biden White House run will be conditional on having a “final say” over his choice for vice president, according to Ed Klein, author of the Hillary Rodham Clinton biography “Unlikeable.” “Barack Obama would like to see Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts and an African-American, run on the Biden ticket,” Klein told John Catsimatidis on AM 970 radio Sunday. Patrick, who served as assistant attorney general under then-President Bill Clinton, grew up in Chicago, Obama’s former stomping grounds. He succeeded Mitt Romney as governor of Massachusetts. Klein said that the first family is...
  • Book: Valerie Jarrett got Biden 'psychiatric help' for 2016

    10/10/2015 2:36:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/09/15 | Eddie Scarry
    **SNIP** Jarrett has denied that she leaked any damaging information about the Clintons. "I'm trying to light a fire under Joe," Jarrett is quoted as saying in the book, which claims Obama sees Biden as the best person to carry on his legacy.
  • Window might be closing for a Joe Biden presidential run. Here's why

    10/09/2015 2:12:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/09/2015 | Michael A. Memoli
    Weeks, even months of mixed signals from Vice President Joe Biden about his presidential intentions are increasingly testing the patience of Democrats who have otherwise been sympathetic to his family concerns, and the window of opportunity for him to emerge as a desired alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s candidacy appears to be shrinking. Since resuming work in late summer after the death in May of his eldest son, Beau, the vice president has alternately stoked speculation that he might join the Democratic field and said he lacked what he called the emotional fuel to do so. But factors beyond his...
  • Exclusive: Biden himself leaked word of his son's dying wish [To Maureen Dowd]

    10/06/2015 7:18:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/06/2015 | By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE
    Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. 1, to be exact — the day renowned Hillary Clinton-critic Maureen Dowd published a column that marked a turning point in the presidential speculation. According to multiple sources, it was Biden himself who talked to her, painting a tragic portrait of a dying son, Beau’s face partially paralyzed, sitting his father down and trying to make him promise to run for president because "the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values.” It...
  • Biden to speak to gay rights group as he ponders WH bid

    10/02/2015 6:53:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/2/15 | Jordan Fabian and Amie Parnes
    Vice President Biden would have immediate, strong support within the LGBT community should he decide to run for president. Several top Democrats believe Biden could pull support away from front-runner Hillary Clinton in large part due to his early support for same-sex marriage, a claim Clinton supporters strongly dispute. Biden on Saturday will have a prime opportunity to appeal to LGBT voters when he delivers the keynote speech at the annual gala of the Human Rights Campaign, the most influential gay rights group in the country. Before that, Clinton is scheduled to have breakfast with the group’s leaders but she...
  • Biden will have chance to appear in first Democratic debate, CNN says

    09/28/2015 7:20:02 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 09/28/15 | HADAS GOLD
    CNN announced its debate criteria on Monday, making clear that Vice President Joe Biden will have the chance to make it onto the first debate stage on Oct. 13, should he declare. In order to qualify for the debate stage, candidates must have achieved an average of 1 percent in three polls, recognized by CNN, released between Aug. 1 and Oct. 10. Candidates must also declare by Oct. 14, CNN said, meaning that Biden could announce his candidacy the day of the debate and still qualify.
  • Get Ready to Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    09/21/2015 12:42:21 PM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    moonbattery ^ | 9/21/15
    Get Ready to Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss It would be nice to think we will finally be out from under Obama et al. when he leaves office in 486 long days. But we might not be so lucky: President Barack Obama has agreed to endorse a presidential campaign by Vice President Joe Biden if he is allowed to pick Biden’s running mate, author and journalist Ed Klein reports. … Further, Obama wants Biden to choose a black running mate and commit to serving only one term, then throwing his own endorsement to his vice president,...
  • OBAMA READY TO ENDORSE BIDEN—WITH CONDITIONS

    09/21/2015 5:49:22 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 65 replies
    The talk in Democratic Party circles is that Barack Obama has told Joe Biden that he is prepared to endorse him for president if, in return, Biden promises to let Obama have a final say in the choice of his vice presidential running mate. According to these Democratic sources, Biden is mulling over the president’s conditional offer of support. In addition, there is speculation among top Democratic sources that Obama has another quid pro quo for his endorsement: he wants Biden to choose an African American as his vice presidential running mate. In this scenario, which Obama has not yet...
  • Sources: Joe Biden Has Wife's Support for WH Bid

    09/20/2015 9:53:32 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 20, 2015 | Chuck Todd and Alexandra Jaffe
    Contrary to reports suggesting Vice President Joe Biden's wife remains an obstacle to his potential presidential run, sources tell NBC News that Jill Biden is fully behind him for another bid. Jill Biden, sources tell NBC's Chuck Todd, is 100 percent on-board with a presidential run, despite reports indicating her hesitation is part of what's keeping Biden from jumping into the race. And that looks more likely by the day, as sources have indicated Biden's been meeting with Democratic leaders during his travels around the nation over the past week to tell them he wants to do it and thinks...
  • Joe Biden just had an intriguing meeting with a Wall Street mega-donor

    09/14/2015 8:01:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/14/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Vice President Joe Biden is acting like a presidential candidate even if he doesn't sound like one. During Biden's trip to New York City last week, the Democrat starred in a campaign-like rally to raise the minimum wage and opened up about his personal life during an interview with late-night host Stephen Colbert. During his emotional Colbert interview, Biden said he was still distraught over the death of his son, Beau, and did not seem up to the challenges of the presidential campaign trail. "I'd be lying if I said that I knew I was there," he said. At the...
  • Joe Biden, in Colbert Interview, Expresses Doubts About Bid for President

    09/10/2015 8:19:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 9/10/15 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., in an emotional, wide-ranging interview on Stephen Colbert’s “Late Show” on Thursday, expressed doubt about the likelihood that he would run for president, saying that “I’d be lying if I said that I knew I was there.” Repeatedly touching on his parents, his faith and his emotional fragility from the recent death of his son Beau, Mr. Biden told Mr. Colbert that no “man or woman should run for president” without being able to promise voters that “you have my whole heart, my whole soul, my energy, and my passion.” “Nobody has a right,...
  • The amazing honesty of Joe Biden

    09/11/2015 10:59:55 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10 Sep 15 | Chris Cillizza
    Joe Biden's unique trait as a politician is -- and always has been -- his honesty. Sometimes that honesty gets him into varying degrees of trouble. Sometimes it makes it seem as though he's the closest thing to a real person you could possibly hope for in politics.