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  • Biden Misstates Troops Wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan By 47,000

    11/11/2014 5:49:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/11/14 | Daniel Halper
    Vice President Joe Biden misstated the number of troops wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan by 47,000 at a Veterans Day event today at Arlington National Cemetary. Here´s audio of his remarks: "Every day for the last six years, I ask my staff early in the morning to contact the Department of Defense to get a detailed report of the number of troops deployed, the number wounded, and the number killed. Not a general number; the exact number every day," said the vice president. "Because for every one of those warriors there´s an entire family, extended family, back in America that...
  • Biden says Democratic victory in the midterm elections would 'stop the march of the tea party'

    10/27/2014 3:19:50 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/27/2014 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    DAVENPORT,Iowa(AP) -- Campaigning in one of the nation's key U.S. Senate contests, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that keeping Democratic control of the chamber would "break the back of the hard right" and ease gridlock in Washington. Biden said next week's choice between Democrat Bruce Braley and Republican Joni Ernst for the open Senate seat in Iowa was critical to the outcome. If Braley wins and the Democrats maintain their majority, he said, the Republicans in Congress will be open to compromising with Democrats on issues such as raising the federal minimum wage."If that happens and it will, what's...
  • ´White boy´ Biden calls tea party ´crazy´

    10/14/2014 5:03:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 59 replies
    CNN, ^ | 10/14/14 | Peter Hamby
    Washington -- Vice President Joe Biden, in a closed-door meeting with black clergy in South Carolina Tuesday, referred to himself as "the only white boy on the east side of Wilmington" as he recalled his days as a Delaware public defender, and pressed faith leaders to elect Democrats this year. He offered a candid critique of Republicans, calling the tea party "crazy," according to a detailed readout of Biden´s remarks provided to CNN by a person in the room. "This is not your father´s Republican Party," he said, according to the source. "This is a different breed of cat, man....
  • Free tickets available for Tuesday Bakersfield rally featuring VP Biden

    10/02/2014 12:40:16 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | October 2, 2014 | by John Ellis
    A limited number of free tickets are being offered on a first come, first served basis for next Tuesday’s political rally in Bakersfield featuring Vice President Joe Biden. A ticket is required for entrance to the event, dubbed the “Rally for the Valley.” The rally will be held at Cal State Bakersfield’s Icardo Center. Doors will open at 1 p.m. Complimentary tickets are available at California Democratic Party Central Valley offices in Bakersfield. Call 559-776-27XX for more information or to get on a list for tickets.
  • According to Cambridge University, Meat Causes Global Warming

    09/06/2014 5:20:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/06/2014 | Paul Austin
    Researchers from Aberdeen and Cambridge Universities have just published a study (on August 31st) which states that greenhouse gases from food production will go up 80% if we continue to eat meat and dairy produce at today's levels.Of course global-warming activists (as well as academics) have said this kind of thing before. Take Doctor Pachauri. In 2008 Dr Pachauri told a Compassion in World Farming conference that everyone should give up eating meat. Why did he do that? Because he believed that the digestive methane given off by cattle (i.e. flatulence) contributed more to greenhouse gases than all the world's transport...
  • Joe Biden sees Iraq success for President Obama (Flashback)

    08/09/2014 10:04:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | July 5, 2010 | By Mike Allen
    BAGHDAD — Vice President Joe Biden said after a three-day trip to Baghdad that the American people will see President Barack Obama’s Iraq policy as a success when the “combat mission” ends on schedule Aug. 31. Biden said the administration “will be able to point to it and say, ‘We told you what we’re going to do, and we did it.’” “I think America wins,” Biden told POLITICO in an end-of-trip interview at the ambassador’s residence in the sprawling U.S. Embassy complex.
  • Biden links Russia’s anti-gay laws to incursion into Ukraine

    03/23/2014 6:09:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    <p>Speaking at a gala in Los Angeles for the gay rights group Human Rights Council, Biden suggested countries that don’t respect the rights of gays, lesbians and transgender people also disregard borders.</p> <p>“As the great Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov said, ‘A country that does not respect the rights of its citizens will not respect the rights of its neighbors,’ and we're seeing that today, we're seeing that today in Ukraine,” the vice president said.</p>
  • 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
  • Woman, 41, batters and bites her 75-year-old boyfriend, cops say

    02/03/2014 5:49:25 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 3, 2014 | Jon O'Neill
    Angry that her credit card was taken away, a 41-year-old Boca woman battered and bit her 75-year-old boyfriend, Boca police say. The victim told police the woman, his live-in girlfriend of five years, bit and kicked during an argument that happened at about 6 p.m. Saturday in the 2200 block of West Silver Palm Road, according to a Boca Raton police report.
  • OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ASKS CONGRESS TO DELAY IRAN SANCTIONS

    10/05/2013 4:08:07 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 17 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 4 Oct 2013 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The Obama administration asked Congress on Thursday to delay a new round of sanctions against Iran, citing new negotiations and the progress made in recent overtures between President Barack Obama and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani. Until now, the administration has claimed to pursue a "dual track" policy, in which it applied pressure through sanctions while at the same time remaining open to diplomatic progress. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that delaying sanctions could help create a window in which new talks could work. "We do believe it would be helpful...
  • Biden: Infrastructure is key to growing middle class

    09/16/2013 4:53:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 16, 2013
    Vice President Joe Biden implored Americans on Monday to find the resources to invest in its ports, warning the U.S. will fall behind its competitors unless it spends now to bolster its infrastructure. Addressing a crowd of about 300 on a wind-swept dock in Charleston, S.C., Biden said the United States is behind the rest of the world.
  • Biden has tongues wagging over 2016 race with visit to Iowa

    09/15/2013 5:18:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 15, 2013 | By Kay Henderson
    With most Democrats keeping an eye on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for hints about her 2016 plans, Vice President Joe Biden's appearance at Iowa's 36th annual "Tom Harkin Steak Fry," may one day be viewed as a telling sign of his presidential intentions. "It's amazing when you come to speak at the Steak Fry a whole bunch of people seem to take notice. I don't know why the hell that is," Biden said.
  • Biden: "No doubt" Assad responsible for Syria chemical weapons attack

    08/27/2013 2:38:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 27, 2013 | By Stephanie Condon
    As the Obama administration considers how to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that there is "no doubt" that Syrian President Bashar al Assad was responsible for the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus. "We know that the Syrian regime are the only ones who have the weapons," Biden said, "have used chemical weapons multiple times in the past, have the means of delivering those weapons, have been determined to wipe out exactly the places that were attacked by chemical weapons."
  • Joe Biden’s Diner Shtick Doesn’t Work in Singapore

    07/26/2013 4:52:55 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 26, 2013 | by Matt Masilogambos
    It's a common sight when Joe Biden walks into a restaurant: big, glowing white teeth smiling, a squint in his eyes, aviators off, and cheese-ball antics in full force. The vice president loves this kind of thing, but it doesn't always work. Take Thursday afternoon, when Biden, traveling overseas in Singapore, stopped at a local food stall known for its prawn noodle soup and fried rice. Veep did his normal routine, greeting the owners and onlookers. Then Biden sat next to one diner so the two could take a photo. The problem: The man didn't know who Biden was. "Who...
  • Biden: 'We don't know' if White House can help Detroit

    07/19/2013 10:55:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 19, 2013 | by Roberta Rampton
    Joe Biden said on Friday that White House officials have been briefed on the situation in Detroit, but told reporters it was unclear whether the administration could help. "Can we help Detroit?" Biden said in a response to a question from a reporter. "We don't know."
  • Joe Biden: The Rolling Stone Interview

    05/10/2013 1:07:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | May 9, 2013 | Douglas Brinkley
    There is a keen Kennedy-like vigor to Joe Biden that overwhelms any room. As was once said of Theodore Roosevelt, he, too, wants to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral. Unlike President Obama, who speaks in interviews with Hemingway-esque sparseness, Biden rambles like Thomas Wolfe, painting a robust picture of an ever-changing America where coal miners will soon be working in clean-tech jobs, gun-safety laws will be tougher and China will be reined in by the White House from poisoning the planet with megatons of choking pollutants. Never before have a president and vice...
  • Biden: “When [Susan Rice] speaks…no one wonders whether or not she’s speaking for the President”

    05/08/2013 3:38:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/8/13 | Kelsey Osterman
    U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice speaks for President Obama, as Vice President Joe Biden pointed out on Tuesday night. But what was surely intended to be a nice pat on the back for the ambassador has created an awkward position for the administration in regard to the Benghazi attacks. “[Rice] also has … the absolute, total, complete confidence of the president of the United States of America,” Biden said, as POLITICO reported. “So when she speaks, when she speaks in the discordant world we reside in right now, no one wonders, no one wonders, whether or not she’s...
  • 'Proof' Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism

    05/01/2013 6:13:03 PM PDT · by Altariel · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | May 1, 2013 | Jane O'Brien
    Newly discovered human bones prove the first permanent English settlers in North America turned to cannibalism over the cruel winter of 1609-10, US researchers have said. Scientists found unusual cuts consistent with butchering for meat on human bones dumped in a rubbish pit. The four-century-old skull and tibia of a teenage girl in James Fort, Virginia, were excavated from the dump last year. James Fort, founded in 1607, was the earliest part of the Jamestown colony.
  • Biden and Holder unveil grants to reduce domestic violence deaths

    03/13/2013 3:06:54 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 15 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | March 13, 2013 | Raymond Gellner
    On Wednesday Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Montgomery County Executive Office Building in Rockville, Md. announced the distribution of 12 federal grants totaling $2.3 million which will help local city and county governments reduce domestic violence homicides through an evidence-based early warning initiative designed to find potential victims and their attackers before homicides occur. “Every single day in America, three women die at the hands of their boyfriend, or their husband, or their ex-husband,” Vice President Biden stated in his remarks as noted on the White House statement.
  • Joe Biden gives spirited pitch during St. Augustine visit

    10/21/2012 6:48:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | October 20, 2012 | By Stuart Korfhage
    ST. AUGUSTINE — Vice President Joe Biden left no doubt about the people he and President Barack Obama are representing in the upcoming election. In his speech to more than 900 spectators Saturday at Ketterlinus Gymnasium, Biden continually hammered home his message that the Democratic Party is best for the country’s middle class. Speaking for about 35 minutes — sometimes virtually yelling — Biden pointed out the president’s plans for keeping taxes lower for the middle class while raising them for the wealthy.
  • Joe Biden coming to Canton on Monday

    10/18/2012 4:42:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    The CantonRep ^ | October 18, 2012 | by Robert Wang
    CANTON, OH — Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to appear Monday at the J. Babe Stearn Community Center, President Barack Obama’s campaign confirmed. The campaign is urging people to carpool due to limited parking. With additional seating and the bleachers, the J. Babe Stearn’s gym has a capacity of possibly 1,000.
  • Biden to voters: 'How many of you know someone who has served in Iraq or Iran?'

    10/18/2012 2:23:46 PM PDT · by Snuph · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 18, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    video at link... Charlie Spiering Commentary Staff Writer The Washington Examiner @charliespiering Charlie on FB Popular in Politics Chris Matthews: Is challenging Obama unconstitutional? Firewall in ruins? Obama hints at handgun restrictions too Whoopi Goldberg to Ann Romney: Isn't it against the Mormon religion to fight in wars? Bill Clinton: The economy is not fixed. Obama knows it. Speaking to voters in Las Vegas today, Vice President Joe Biden began speaking about United States veterans. "How many of you know someone who served in Iraq or Iran," asked Biden. As people in the crowd including Senator Harry Reid raised their...
  • In VP Debate, Biden Seemed to Overstate His Role in Social Security Reform

    10/16/2012 4:39:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 16, 2012 | by Jake Tapper
    During the vice presidential debate last week, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to significantly overstate his role in the 1983 negotiations over Social Security. Asked about Medicare reform, the vice president said, “Look, I was there when we did that with Social Security in 1983. I was one of eight people sitting in the room that included Tip O’Neill negotiating with President Reagan." But according to the historical record, Biden was not one of the small group of people in “the room,” or in “the meeting” — nor was he even a key player in reforms. The vice president’s office...
  • VP Debate: Body Language Expert Sees Big Contrast

    10/12/2012 4:18:37 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 12, 2012 | By ABBY D. PHILLIP
    If Vice President Joe Biden channeled his inner pit bull, Rep. Paul Ryan brought his inner puppy to the debate stage, according to facial expression expert Chris Kowal. Kowal, an assistant professor at Purdue University, used computer software to analyze the facial expressions produced by the nearly 400 muscles in the human face during Biden and Ryan's face-off. As Biden's big laughter took Twitter by storm, the computer model lit up with readings of frustration and discomfort—the emotions you might experience laughing at a funeral, Kowal said. "It's not an uncommon reaction when people see something that really makes them...
  • Biden's Debate Performance: Good for Comedians, Bad for Campaign

    10/12/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 12, 2012 | By Kenneth T. Walsh
    The humorists of TV will have the final say in determining who won the vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan Thursday night — and that's probably bad news for Biden. The Democratic vice president's behavior — his smirking, his derisive bursts of laughter, his habit of shaking his head in disagreement, his interruptions — made him ripe for caricature as a rude know-it-all and perhaps as a would-be bully. These aren't traits that impress many swing voters, including women, who prize civility and treating others with respect. And in contrast to the more somber Ryan, a Republican congressman...
  • Pollto FReep: Who do you think did better in last night's vice presidential debate?

    10/12/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 14 replies
    KVOA TV Tucson ^ | 10-12-2012 | KVOA TV Tucson
    Poll asks: Who do you think did better in last night's vice presidential debate? Jackass Joe or Paul Ryan
  • Danville showdown: Biden, Ryan and a clash of styles

    10/12/2012 1:50:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
    DANVILLE, Ky.— The old lion tried to whup the young pup. He tried by sneering, laughing, smiling, snickering and interrupting. He yelled. He dropped his voice. He crossed his arms and threw himself back against his chair in frustration. But the young one had a few tricks of his own. He kept his cool, stuck to his script, patiently explained things in his wonky way, and looked at his overwrought opponent with kindly concern.
  • Biden to the rescue

    10/12/2012 1:35:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | by Eugene Robinson
    <p>If the question is who did more to help his ticket, Joe Biden won the vice presidential debate by a mile.</p> <p>Republican Paul Ryan performed pretty well. He made no major mistakes, and a CNN instant poll of viewers actually had him winning narrowly, 48 percent to 44 percent. But my assessment of the debate agreed with that of a CBS instant poll of uncommitted voters, who saw Biden as the landslide winner by 50 percent to 31 percent.</p>
  • Fiery Biden sets stage for Obama recovery attempt

    10/12/2012 1:24:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 12, 2012 | By Patricia Zengerle
    (Reuters) - Joe Biden's spirited performance in the vice presidential debate had Republicans criticizing him for snide grins and a comment on Libya, but it set the stage for President Barack Obama to try to regain his footing during a rematch with challenger Mitt Romney next Tuesday. Greg Valliere, who analyzes politics for investors at Potomac Research Group, said he thought Ryan "won on points," but that Biden energized the Democrats and stopped the slide. "This entertaining debate was all about Biden, who easily cleared a low bar," Valliere said in a note to clients on Friday.
  • Debate aftermath: Romney hammers Biden on Libya remark

    10/12/2012 12:19:20 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 27 replies
    (CNN) -- Mitt Romney led fresh Republican attacks on Friday over Vice President Joe Biden's debate remark about security concerns at the U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya where four Americans - including Ambassador Christopher Stevens -- were killed in a terrorist attack. The GOP presidential challenger accused Biden of contradicting State Department officials when he said at Thursday's debate against Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, that "we weren't told they wanted more security" at the diplomatic facility in Benghazi. The mission came under attack by armed militants on the 11th anniversary of the September 2001 al Qaeda attacks on...
  • A student’s view: Biden’s debate skills rekindle Democratic base

    10/12/2012 11:45:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Houston Chronicls ^ | October 12, 2012 | by Neeraj Salhotra
    ... Throughout the debate the vice president explained to the American people what all the president has accomplished and, in the process, inspired Democrats to recall the president’s success and remember that although Obama may have had one bad day of debating, he has had an amazing four years of leading. This powerful closing statement, coupled with Biden’s statements during the debate, exemplified the fundamental differences between Obama and Romney, between a “We are in this together” mentality and “You are on your own” mindset. More importantly, Biden repositioned the theme of this election to the singular challenges facing America...
  • White House: Obama and Biden were never aware of requests for more Benghazi security

    10/12/2012 10:52:25 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 65 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12 Oct 12 | Josh Rogin
    Vice President Joseph Biden speaks only for himself and President Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that U.S. officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, a top White House official told The Cable. Biden has come under fire for saying at Thursday night's debate, "We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there." The Cable asked Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications Ben Rhodes whether Biden was speaking for the entire Obama administration, including the State Department,...
  • Biden adds more confusion to Libya story with debate claim on security

    10/12/2012 9:16:14 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 11 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/12/2012 | fox news
    Vice President Biden's claim at Thursday's debate that the administration wasn't told of requests for more diplomatic security in the run-up to the Libya terror attack added only more confusion to an already muddled narrative. In addition to raising eyebrows over that comment, the vice president went a step further and threw the intelligence community under the bus -- putting the blame squarely on their shoulders for the faulty narrative, pushed for more than a week by the administration, that the attack was a protest spun out of control. The exchange on Libya, which opened the debate in Kentucky, was...
  • Biden Bombed

    10/11/2012 11:47:54 PM PDT · by DRey · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 10/12/2012 | Fred Barnes
    You don’t win a nationally televised debate by being rude and obnoxious. You don’t win by interrupting your opponent time after time after time or by being a blowhard. You don’t win with facial expressions, especially smirks or fake laughs, or by pretending to be utterly exasperated with what your opponent is saying. That’s why Vice President Joe Biden didn’t win the one and only debate last night with his Republican rival, Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan. In fact, though Ryan had several weak moments—one of them was on Syria—the only conceivable takeaway from the veep debate was Biden’s...
  • Wallace: 'Most Disrespectful Debate Performance In My Lifetime'

    10/11/2012 10:48:42 PM PDT · by Snuph · 62 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 10/11/2012 | Chris Wallace
    Video at link.... Fox News’ Chris Wallace speaking shortly tonight’s VP debate said, “I don’t believe I have ever seen a debate in which one participant was as openly disrespectful of the other as Biden was to Paul Ryan.” Wallace cited Biden’s facial gestures and phrases such as “malarkey” and “stuff.”
  • Biden: 'You Ever See Me Rope-a-Dope?'

    10/11/2012 8:46:12 AM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 81 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Joe Biden, on his way to tonight's vice presidential debate in Kentucky, asks the press, "You ever see me rope-a-dope?" From the pool report: Vice President Biden arrived at about 10:50 a.m. at New Castle Airport. He climbed out of a gray SUV, greeted some military (see below) and then walked toward the press gathered near the wing. Asked about tonight's debate he said, "Looking forward to it." Asked about his strategy, whether it was rope-a-dope, he responded: "You ever see me rope-a-dope?"
  • Biden: Middle Class 'Has Been Buried the Last Four Years'

    10/02/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 51 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden said the middle class "has been buried the last four yeas" at a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina: "This is deadly earnest, man. This is deadly earnest," Biden said. "How they can justify--how they can justify--raising taxes when the middle class has been buried the last four years... How in Lord's name..." Of course, Barack Obama has been president the last four years, and Biden has been vice president.
  • VP: 'I'm Joe Bidenopoulos'

    08/31/2012 10:56:04 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    VP: 'I'm Joe Bidenopoulos' By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 8/31/12 1:41 PM EDT WARREN, Ohio – The vice president strode into a local restaurant here with a message for the Greek-Americans enjoying their lunch: "I'm Joe Bidenopoulos." “Ask George,” he told some men gathered around a table at the Mocha House. It was unclear who George was, maybe someone at the table, but it was clear that the vice president was talking about himself when he said something about “the most Greek Irishman he’s ever known.” The vice president also got a snack at restaurant, a Greek diner in downtown Warren.
  • Biden: I say 'exactly what I mean, it's not gonna change'

    08/15/2012 1:55:35 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Biden: I say 'exactly what I mean, it's not gonna change' By MAGGIE HABERMAN | 8/15/12 1:57 PM EDT Via Jonathan Martin, who's on the trail with Joe Biden today, the VP began his speech in a much more subdued fashion than he did yesterday when he talked about "chains" to the crowd in Virginia. And there were no mentions of any form of shackle at this event, "I know I am sometimes criticized for saying exactly what I mean. It's not gonna change." His attempt at clean-up last night was to say he meant to say "unshackle," but he...
  • Joe Biden clarifies "in chains" remark

    08/14/2012 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 14, 2012 | by Brian Montopoli
    Vice President Joe Biden has clarified a comment he made earlier today in which he said presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney would "put you all back in chains" by unshackling Wall Street. "And I'm told when I made that comment earlier today in Danville, Virginia, the Romney Campaign put out a Tweet, you know Tweets, and went on the air, went on the airwaves saying 'Biden's outrageous in saying that - I think I said, instead of unshackled, unchained or - anyway, outrageous to say that, that's what we meant. I'm using their own words. I got a message for...
  • Alligator Bites Man as He Picks Up Golf Ball

    05/05/2012 1:32:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Saturday, May 5, 2012
    A 9-foot alligator bit a man on his left knee, officials saidA man was bitten and dragged by an alligator when he attempted to retrieve his golf ball from the water in Winter Haven, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. Albert Miller, 75, is recovering from his injuries after an alligator lunged out of a pond, bit his left knee and dragged him into the water on April 25, the release said. “He lifted me up three feet and slammed me down,” Miller told The Ledger, referring to the nine-foot alligator. Miller’s friends, who were playing golf with...
  • Biden: Romney is "a little out of touch"

    04/01/2012 10:47:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 1, 2012
    (CBS News) Vice President Joe Biden came out swinging against Mitt Romney on Sunday's "Face the Nation," saying the Republican presidential front-runner "seems not to understand" the struggle of the middle class. "Governor Romney's a little out of touch," Biden told anchor Bob Schieffer. "I can't remember a presidential candidate in the recent past who seems not to understand... what ordinary middle class people are thinking about and are concerned about," Biden added. The vice president criticized the former Massachusetts governor for his statements opposing government intervention in the auto industry and his hands-off, free-market approach to foreclosures "I don't...
  • Carney rewrites Biden’s audacious claim

    03/20/2012 6:35:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Daily ^ | 3/20/12 | Neil Munro
    White House spokesman Jay Carney carefully deflected Vice President Joe Biden’s Monday night declaration that the successful raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout was the most audacious military strike in 500 years. “He meant the decision the president made… was a very difficult one,” said Carney, when asked about Biden’s gaffe. “When you’re president, you have to make the tough decisions.” Carney kept a straight face amid laughter from journalists attending the press conference. But Carney stepped back when asked if the bin Laden raid was more audacious that the D-Day landings on the Nazi-held Normandy coast in June 1944....
  • Biden: Bin Laden killing most 'audacious' plan in 500 years

    03/20/2012 7:01:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 80 replies
    Politico ^ | March 19, 2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    Vice President Joe Biden is the biggest cheerleader of the president's decision to raid Osama bin Laden's compound and, on Monday, he offered new praise for the choice Obama made last spring. “You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that he was there,” Biden said at a fundraiser in Morris Township, N.J.
  • Recovery Act is working, by Joe Biden

    02/16/2012 11:15:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Tampa Bay Times via Google News ^ | February 16, 2012 | by Joe Biden
    Three years ago today, in his first major act in office, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It stirred a great debate. Some called it too big; others warned it was too meager. With just a handful of exceptions, Republicans maligned it as the absolute wrong approach to creating jobs. • Today, that argument is settled. The Recovery Act did what we asked of it. Three million jobs were created or saved. Essential investments in keeping teachers on the job, building a domestic clean energy industry, and repairing our roads and bridges have helped...
  • Biden’s ‘Shorthand’ for First Term: ‘Osama bin Laden Dead, General Motors Alive’

    01/31/2012 4:25:43 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 31, 2012 | By Devin Dwyer
    Vice President Joe Biden today told a crowd of re-election campaign donors on Ft. Worth, Texas, that the best way to sum up President Obama’s first term in “shorthand” is with nine succinct words: “Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.” The comment came at the end of 40-minute speech during which Biden outlined the administration’s economic agenda and vision for a second term and rattled off a lengthy, sometimes rambling litany of accomplishments since 2009, according to the print pool reporter in the room. “So folks, the best way to sum up I think where we...
  • Joe Biden "Jokes" About Bringing Hundreds Of Millions Of US Taxpayer Dollars To Bail out Greece

    12/05/2011 11:50:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/05/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Vice President Joe Biden, now best known for being the man who relies primarily on Jon Corzine for financial advice, continued his recent roll of epic linguistic blunders this morning. As Reuters reports, the VP, "joked during a visit to debt-choked Athens on Monday about bringing money to help Greece out of its deepest financial crisis in decades. Introducing a member of his delegation during a meeting with Greek President Karolos Papoulias, Biden said: "This man represents the Treasury department. He's brought hundreds of millions of dollars." His comments drew laughs from both the Greek and U.S. delegations." It...
  • Solyndra Emails Claim Biden's Staff 'About Had an Orgasm' About Energy Loans to Firm

    11/09/2011 11:50:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2011 | By Chad Pergram
    A series of emails provided to the House Energy and Commerce Committee from individuals tied to Solyndra offer striking characterizations about running strategy with the White House to secure assistance for the now-bankrupt solar energy firm. Emails among George Kaiser, head of the George Kaiser Family Foundation; Ken Levit, the executive director of the Foundation; and Steve Mitchell, who manages Argonaut Private Equity and was a member of Solyndra's board; show that Vice President Joe Biden's office were very gung-ho. "They about had an orgasm in Biden's office when we mentioned Solyndra," reads a Feb. 27, 2010, email from Levit...
  • Joe Biden: ‘We refuse to take no for an answer’ on jobs plan

    11/05/2011 2:06:14 PM PDT · by martosko · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/05/2011 | Paul Conner
    Call him persistent, stubborn or hard-headed. The White House is refusing “to take no for an answer” on its jobs plan, Vice President Joe Biden told the nation in the presidential weekly address. Biden also promised that the Obama administration would continue to use executive action to advance its agenda to create jobs. “If the Republican Congress won’t join us, we’re going to continue to act on our own to make the changes that we can to bring relief to middle-class families and those aspiring to get in the middle class,” Biden said.
  • Reporter who bugged Biden: ‘They’re suggesting that my credentials get yanked’ for ‘rape’ question

    10/25/2011 11:20:40 AM PDT · by martosko · 35 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/25/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Vice President Joe Biden’s office has asked the U.S. Senate Press Gallery to investigate conservative journalist Jason Mattera’s tactics during a recent interview, a process that could result in his press credentials being revoked, The Daily Caller has learned. Mattera, the editor of Human Events and a widely known video ambush interviewer, caught Biden by surprise after asking if he would pose together for a joint picture. While embracing the vice president for the photo, Mattera asked Biden if he “regret[s] using a rape reference to describe Republican opposition to the president’s bill.” Because none of those parties are answering...