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  • Joe Biden to China: Curb North Korea or Japan Can Go Nuclear ‘Virtually Overnight’

    06/24/2016 11:03:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 29 replies
    Breibart ^ | 24 Jun 2016 | Frances Martel
    Joe Biden to China: Curb North Korea or Japan Can Go Nuclear ‘Virtually Overnight’ Vice President Joe Biden warned China that the Japanese government may acquire nuclear weapons “virtually overnight” if the threat from North Korea becomes too grave, urging Beijing to do more to curb Pyongyang’s belligerence. The Vice President’s comments echo those of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who warned that Japan and South Korea acquiring nuclear weapons “is going to happen anyway” in controversial remarks issued in March. Japanese government officials and media responded to Trump’s comments much more severely than they have to Biden’s. “What...
  • Why Does President Obama’s Twitter Account Follow Porn Stars?

    05/14/2016 8:47:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    fastcompany.com ^ | 5/13/16 | Sarah Kessler
    President Obama’s Twitter account, which is run by his "Organizing for Action" staff, follows 636,000 accounts. Many of them you might expect: Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry. Even Mariah Carey and Snoop Dogg don't really raise an eyebrow. But several accounts on the presidential follow list fit a different theme: Asa Akira, a porn star who has 653,000 followers and, in her Twitter bio, states "I have an award-winning a****le." Joanna Angel (390,000 followers), who describes herself as a "multiple award winning punk porno princess;" Penthouse Pet Of The Year Nikki Benz (808,000 followers); and Ashley Steel (138,000 followers),...
  • THE LATEST: BIDEN CALLS FOR CIVILIAN BAN ON ASSAULT WEAPONS

    06/17/2016 10:26:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    AP ^ | June 17, 2016
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the Orlando gay nightclub massacre (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Vice President Joe Biden is calling for banning civilian ownership of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines following the mass shooting in Orlando.
  • Police search for man accused of peeping on woman in Target

    06/14/2016 7:48:47 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 25 replies
    ABC News WCVB ^ | 6/13/2016 | ABC NewsWCVB
    <p>REVERE, Mass. - Police are searching for a man who is accused of looking at a female undress inside a changing room at Target.</p> <p>Revere police said they are looking to identify a man described as a white male in his late 30s, with brown hair, who was wearing a white shirt during the incident.</p>
  • Top Democrats Team Up to Pummel 'Disgrace' Donald Trump

    06/10/2016 8:03:31 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 50 replies
    NBC ^ | 10 Jun 2016 | Irin Carmon , Kasie Hunt and Matthew Grimson
    Top figures in the Democratic Party pummeled Donald Trump Thursday as they publicly coalesced around Hillary Clinton for the first time in her push for the White House. The three-pronged attack from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren came on the same day the former and latter formally endorsed Clinton. The fiercest attack came from Warren, who excoriated Trump as "a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and who serves no one but himself" and warned of a "full-scale assault on the integrity of the federal judiciary and its judges."...
  • A Second Look At "Mental Health" -

    06/08/2016 10:43:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    Whenever a shooting event, like the murder-suicide at UCLA, gains national notoriety, there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth over “our” alleged failure to deal adequately with issues of “mental health.” Tragically, it is the rarest of figures who dares to challenge this consensus. But challenge it we must, for as innocuous as the term sounds, “mental health” is fraught with philosophically problematic assumptions and implications. First, the sole reason for concluding that, say, Mainak Sarkar, the UCLA gunman, is “mentally ill” is that he became a murderer. Yet this in turn logically implies that anyone who murders is...
  • Is Elizabeth Warren the candidate America needs?

    12/26/2014 4:40:20 AM PST · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | December 25, 2014 | Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk
    US Senator Elizabeth Warren has been a liberal favourite since her election in 2012. An outspoken critic of big business and a proponent of more regulation on the banking industry, the Massachusetts Democrat earlier this month led an effort to stop the $1.1tn government funding bill because it included changes to the 2010 Dodd-Frank law that imposed strict rules on Wall Street. Now Warren’s liberal supporters are touting her as a viable alternative to former Secretary of State and presumed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton for president in 2016. The left-liberal website MoveOn.org recently launched a campaign to draft Warren...
  • McConnell: Holder 'Worst' AG, Snowden Comments 'Truly Outrageous'

    05/31/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:35 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holder’s contention that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden performed a “public service” by leaking classified documents is “outrageous,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. “That’s a truly outrageous comment,” the Kentucky senator told Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” program. “It makes me glad I voted against confirming him. He’s the worst attorney general in history.” […] McConnell, pivoting to his book, recounted behind-the-scenes dealings with President Barack Obama, saying that it was Vice President Joe Biden who was the one who could really get things done. “The president is a very smart guy, but I...
  • Vice President Biden applauds RhodeWorks during visit

    05/30/2016 12:39:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    Turn To 10 ^ | May 27, 2016 | Associated Press
    EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Vice President Joe Biden said Rhode Island needs to invest in its transportation infrastructure after touring a dilapidated highway bridge he joked is being held up by a children's toy. "For 10 years, you've had Lincoln Logs holding the damn thing up. Go look at it," he told a crowd of local politicians and construction trade and labor leaders who gathered Friday to hear him speak.
  • Bill Clinton: Republicans 'say terrible things' (all true unfortunately) about Hillary

    05/21/2016 6:36:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 21, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Bill Clinton dismissed repeated attacks by Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders during a rally in North Dakota on Friday. The former president defended his wife Hillary, saying the GOP will do anything to "delegitimize" its opponents. "I know the Republicans have been mean to her and they say terrible things. You gotta respect 'em - they're good at this. They delegitimize the people they don't like. They aren't in the habit of attacking people they're not scared of," Clinton told the crowd at the Fargo, N.D., rally at Rheault Farm.
  • Huffington Post Removes Article Claiming Hillary Clinton Will be Indicted

    05/29/2016 6:31:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 69 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/29/16 | Patrick Howley
    The liberal publication Huffington Post removed an article on its website Sunday claiming that the FBI plans to pursue an indictment against Hillary Clinton on Federal Racketeering charges
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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: 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama’s Iraq Quagmire: Civilian Deaths Back Up to Pre-Surge Levels

    05/16/2016 9:49:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/16/16 | Jim Hoft
    In 2010 Vice President Joe Biden said Iraq was going to be one of the Obama administration’s great accomplishments. “I’m very optimistic about Iraq and it’s going to be one of the great achievements of this administration.” (Video) Biden was able to make these comments after the Bush surge resulted in enormous reduction in violence, an increase in GDP, peak oil production, increased electricity rates, a free press and democratic elections. But that all changed after Barack Obama withdrew US troops from Iraq in 2011. Since then, ISIS took over one-third of the country and initiated a genocide of Iraqi...
  • 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...
  • 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 tells Ukraine U.S. ready to OK loan guarantee: White House

    05/13/2016 2:31:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 5/13/16 | reuters
    U.S. Vice President Biden told Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in a call on Friday that the United States is prepared to move forward with a third loan guarantee agreement to support reforms against corruption, the White House said. The United States promised the third $1 billion loan guarantee in November, but it was contingent on progress on reforms and fighting corruption. Biden also welcomed the appointment of a new prosecutor general in Ukraine as "an important first step to bringing much needed reform," to the prosecutor general office. Ukrainian lawmakers on Thursday appointed Yuriy Lutsenko, a close ally of Poroshenko,...
  • 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...
  • Biden On Trump Taco Bowl Tweet: 'He's A Smarter Guy Than This'

    05/07/2016 3:10:20 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 122 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | May 7, 2016 | Caitlin MacNeal
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday indicated that he was disappointed in Donald Trump's taco bowl tweet on Cinco de Mayo, and said that he hopes the presumptive Republican nominee begins to talk more seriously about the issues. “He's a smarter guy than this," Biden told Fox 5 DC. "I hope he reaches the point where he figures out that it’s not a game show and that he begins to talk in earnest about where he would take the country." "Because that is the kind of debate the public deserves. I know Hillary [Clinton] or Bernie [Sanders], if he is...
  • No One In Los Angeles Appears To Know Who Joe Biden Is

    10/07/2014 11:21:53 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 7, 2014 | Jamie Weinstein
    Joe Biden is in Los Angeles this week, but someone ought to tell him that he shouldn’t expect to be recognized by too many of the locals. During his ABC show Monday, late night host Jimmy Kimmel aired a rather funny video of one of his staff asking Angelenos to identify Biden. Not a single one of those interviewed (which, in fairness, was slightly less than the entire population of Los Angeles) knew Biden was the Vice President of the United States. We’re not sure if the segment is a testament to deceptive film-making, the irrelevance of Biden, the stupidity...
  • Senator Leads Hillary Clinton Supporters in Rendition of 'She Works Hard for the Money' [Delaware]

    04/26/2016 9:18:59 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 25, 2016 | Liz Kreutz
    <p>Senator Leads Hillary Clinton Supporters in Rendition of 'She Works Hard for the Money'</p> <p>If there were an award for the most awkward (yet kind-of amazing) intro speech at a Hillary Clinton rally, it could go to Sen. Tom Carper for his performance today at the Democratic front-runner’s event in Wilmington, Delaware.</p>
  • Hillary receives Donna Summer-based intro from Dem Senator who doesn’t seem to know who she is

    04/26/2016 7:57:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/16 | Robert Laurie
    Off script, off the rails. What is it about Democrat Senators from Delaware? First, the state gave us Joe Biden. If we sat here trying list Crazy Uncle Joe’s near-endless array of gaffes, embarrassments, and kooky claims we’d be here until the sun went supernova and engulfed the planet. “The First State” also gave us Senator Tom Carper. He was asked to introduce presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a rally today. As you may know, one of the biggest knocks against Mrs. Clinton is the widespread belief that she’s an untrustworthy, money-grubbing sell out who’s willing to skirt the law...
  • Biden blasts Israel just hours after Jerusalem bus bombing

    04/18/2016 11:33:54 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    Vice President Joe Biden spoke on Monday night at a J Street gala in Washington DC, expressing what he said was the Obama administration’s “overwhelming frustration” with Israel. Biden criticism of Israel came just hours after a bomb ripped through a bus in Jerusalem, leaving at least 16 wounded. “The present course Israel’s on is not one that’s likely to secure its existence as a Jewish, democratic state – and we have to make sure that happens,” Biden said. The Vice President went on to excoriate Israel over a host of issues. Despite a partial freeze on construction in Jewish...
  • Biden: 'Overwhelming frustration' with Israeli gov't

    04/18/2016 8:02:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 10:58 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged “overwhelming frustration” with Israel’s government on Monday and said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s administration has led Israel in the wrong direction, in an unusually sharp rebuke of America’s closest ally in the Middle East. Biden, in a speech to the advocacy group J Street, offered a grim outlook for peace efforts, reflecting dim hopes for progress during the remainder of the Obama administration. Although he said both Israelis and Palestinians shared blame for undermining trust and shirking responsibility, he was emphatic in his critique of Netanyahu’s government, suggested his approach raised “profound questions” about how...
  • Vice President Biden learns the disappointing truth about superdelegates

    04/18/2016 12:23:55 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-18-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Vice President Biden is pictured above reacting to the revelation by Hillary Clinton that the Democratic Party's super-delegates are, unlike them, just regular old human beings. While agreeing that their sole purpose for existing is to heroically protect her from losing the nomination, super-delegates do not, in fact, have super-powers such as: Tax-ray vision, mainstream media invisibility, abortion claws, a magic red tape lasso, debt deflectors, terrorist noise cancelers, tyranny empathizers, and a logic shield made out of laminated race cards. Clinton then went on to clarify that any Democrat has all of those things, but they are actually perks...
  • Joe Biden: ‘I Happen to be a Practicing Catholic’

    03/31/2016 9:23:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 30, 2016 | 4:15 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    In a speech introducing President Barack Obama at the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, Vice President Joe Biden said that “we all practice the same basic faith.” “We all practice the same basic faith but different faiths,” said Biden. “I happen to be a practicing Catholic, and I grew up learning from the nuns and the priests who taught me what we used to call Catholic social doctrine. But it’s not fundamentally different than a doctrine of any of the great confessional faiths.” …
  • Biden reassures pro-Israel group of unwavering support

    03/20/2016 10:29:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2016 10:57 PM EDT
    Vice President Joe Biden reassured a leading pro-Israel group the Obama administration stands firmly by its Mideast ally and said the Iran nuclear agreement will make the region more safe. He told a meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Sunday night that: “Iran is much, much further away from obtaining a nuclear weapon than they were a year ago.” He said the U.S. is watching and “if Iran violates the deal, the United States will act.” …
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Matt Drudge: Cruz Vote Spam on Drudge Poll all From Delaware

    03/10/2016 11:10:34 PM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 129 replies
    Matt Drudge Twitter ^ | 03/11/2016 | Matt Drudge
    Matt Drudge addresses weird activity on his Drudge Poll. At one point I noted 300 votes a minute for Cruz. Drudge confirms "spam" coming in from Delaware, 44 thousand votes in total for Ted Cruz just from that state alone. Did Team Cruz actually pay someone to spam the Drudge poll?: MATT DRUDGE ‏@DRUDGE 1h1 hour ago The Cruz spam all came from Delaware. Trump clear win in all other states. #drudgepoll
  • Ted Cruz Supporter Cheats on Drudge Polls? A Cruzbot Hacks Polls to Boost Cruz's Numbers Over Trump

    03/11/2016 5:24:10 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 64 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 3/11/2016 | Patricia Villaceran
    After the GOP Debate ended, Drudge Report opened up its polls to get the consensus on who people think won the 12th Republican Debate. However, it has been reported that the poll was hacked and the numbers on Senator Ted Cruz were just generated by a bot. The complaint was first submitted on Reddit, where a user posted a screenshot photo of the alleged incident. The photo showed a filtered result for users in Delaware. The report allegedly had more than 44,000 users in favor of Ted Cruz, while only 140 users voted for Donald Trump. Overall, 99.65 percent users...
  • Lynch mob attacks Arab for 'daring' to speak Hebrew in Jerusalem

    02/28/2016 3:38:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 31 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/2/16 | David Rosenberg
    An Israeli-Arab was attacked by a lynch mob on Thursday in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina. His offense? Speaking Hebrew. Muhammad Abed Abu Rahman, a 24-year-old resident of the Israeli Arab town of Abu Ghosh near Jerusalem, recalled a harrowing experience in the capital on Thursday while driving through an Arab neighborhood. While speaking on the phone in Hebrew, locals surrounded his car and began threatening him for “daring” to speak Hebrew near the home of Abu Khder, the 16-year-old murdered in a revenge attack following the killings of three abducted Israeli teens in 2014. “Someone came up to...
  • American student killed in 1 of 3 terror attacks in Israel during Biden visit

    03/10/2016 12:03:44 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    foxnews ^ | March 08, 2016
    An American student from Vanderbilt University was stabbed to death in one of three bloody terror attacks that rocked Israel Tuesday, just as Vice President Biden arrived in Tel Aviv to meet with leaders. The chancellor of Vanderbilt University, Nicholas S. Zeppos, identified the student as Taylor Force, who attended the Owen Graduate School of Management. "Taylor embarked on this trip to expand his understanding of global entrepreneurship and also to share his insights and knowledge with start-ups in Israel," Zeppos said in a statement. "He exemplified the spirit of discovery, learning and service. This horrific act of violence has...