Joe Biden

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as the 47th Vice President of the United States, having been jointly elected twice with President Barack Obama. A member of the Democratic Party, Biden represented Delaware as a United States Senator from 1973 until becoming Vice President in 2009. Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1942, and lived there for ten years before moving to Delaware.
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  • Former Vice President Joe Biden endorses Josh Kaul in Attorney General race
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

    Former Vice President Joe Biden endorses Josh Kaul in Attorney General race

    MADISON - Former Vice President Joe Biden got behind Josh Kaul's bid to unseat Attorney General Brad Schimel on Thursday, saying the former federal prosecutor "will fight for working families."  "Josh will take on the opioid epidemic, he's spoken out about the need to eliminate Wisconsin's backlog of untested rape kits, and he will stand up for access to affordable health insurance coverage. Josh will get results and bring real and lasting change to Wisconsin," Biden said in a statement. Biden's endorsement came two days into the general election race during which Kaul is challenging Schimel's bid for a second four-year term as attorney general. Kaul, a former federal prosecutor in Baltimore

  • Former Vice President Biden endorses Whitmer for governor
    WSYM

    Former Vice President Biden endorses Whitmer for governor

    DETROIT, Mich. (WSYM) - Former Vice President Joe Biden says he supports Gretchen Whitmer in her gubernatorial campaign. Biden announced his endorsement of Whitmer on Wednesday. “Michigan's middle-class families need a governor who knows how to get things done, and that's why I'm endorsing Gretchen,” Biden said. Biden is expected to join Whitmer's campaign in Southeast Michigan in the coming weeks. “It's such an honor to have Vice President Biden's support,” Whitmer said. “There's still so much more important work to do, and I'm committed to building a better Michigan for all of us by finally fixing the damn roads, cleaning up our drinking water, and getting rid of the Snyder Retirement Tax once

  • Joe Biden cancels Illinois event due to 'doctor's orders'
    FOX 2 News St. Louis

    Joe Biden cancels Illinois event due to 'doctor's orders'

    Former Vice President Joe Biden canceled a planned appearance in Illinois this week because he is sick and “under doctor's orders not to travel,” according to state Democrats. “Everyone who knows Vice President Biden knows that he gives our party and our country his all, but unfortunately he is sick and is under doctor's orders not to travel,” Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association President Doug House said in a statement posted to Facebook Tuesday night. Biden, 75, was scheduled as a keynote speaker for the Illinois Democrats County Chairs' Association brunch in Springfield, Illinois. The event kicks off Democrats' Day at the Illinois State Fair. “The cancellation is of course disappointing,

  • Joe Biden cancels campaign event due to illness 'under doctor's orders'
    ABC News

    Joe Biden cancels campaign event due to illness 'under doctor's orders'

    Former Vice President Joe Biden canceled plans to campaign for Democrats in Illinois this week due to an undisclosed illness, state Democrats announced Tuesday. Biden was scheduled to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker at an event in Springfield, Illinois, on Thursday, but he canceled, citing "doctor’s orders," according to the Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association.

  • Joe Biden endorses Gretchen Whitmer for governor of Michigan
    MLive.com

    Joe Biden endorses Gretchen Whitmer for governor of Michigan

    LANSING, MI -- Former Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday endorsed Michigan Democratic candidate for governor Gretchen Whitmer.  "Michigan's middle-class families need a governor who knows how to get things done, and that's why I'm endorsing Gretchen," said Biden, who served as Vice President from 2009-2017 under former President Barack Obama.  "Gretchen has spent her whole life getting real results for the middle class, whether it was raising the minimum wage, or working to expand Medicaid. Gretchen's got a real plan to fix the roads in Michigan and get our kids the skills they need to compete for good-paying jobs. That's exactly the kind of leadership Michigan needs in the governor's office

  • Joe Biden 'under doctor's orders' to skip Democrat Day at Illinois State Fair, reports say
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    Joe Biden 'under doctor's orders' to skip Democrat Day at Illinois State Fair, reports say

    Former Vice President Joe Biden has canceled his plans to attend Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair this week because he's "under doctor's orders" to limit his travel, state Democrats said Tuesday.  Biden, 75, was scheduled to be the keynote speaker Thursday to boost J.B. Pritzker, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.  “Everyone who knows Vice President Biden knows that he gives our party and our country his all, but unfortunately he is sick and is under doctor's orders not to travel." - Doug House, President of the Illinois Democratic County Chair's Association “Everyone who knows Vice President Biden knows that he gives our party and our country his all,

  • Veep stakes: Joe Biden counters Mike Pence, backs Democratic entry in crucial Texas congressional race
    Dallas Morning News

    Veep stakes: Joe Biden counters Mike Pence, backs Democratic entry in crucial Texas congressional race

    WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is the latest vice president to weigh in on the highly competitive race for the 7th Congressional District in Houston, endorsing Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher in her bid to unseat Republican Rep. John Culberson, who has been supported by Vice President Mike Pence. "Lizzie Fletcher has spent her life improving the lives of people across her community. In Congress, she will put partisan politics aside and be the advocate for working families that her district needs in Washington," Biden said in a press release on the endorsement.  Meanwhile, Pence will be coming to the Houston area later in August to raise money for Culberson, a Houston Republican.  The Culberson-Fletcher

  • Political Notes: Clinton, Biden plan Vineyard appearances
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    Political Notes: Clinton, Biden plan Vineyard appearances

    HYANNIS — Martha's Vineyard is earning its reputation as a Democratic power island this summer. Former President Barack Obama, who is vacationing on the island this month, will have to share the spotlight with some other party VIPs in the coming days. Former President Bill Clinton will take the stage  Aug. 22 at the Martha's Vineyard Performing Arts Center in Oak Bluffs as part of the Martha's Vineyard Author Series. Clinton is scheduled to discuss his first novel, “The President is Missing,” which he co-wrote with author James Patterson. The venue, which holds nearly 800, is sold out for the event. Joe Biden, Obama's vice president, also is heading to the island to headline a fundraiser for

  • On Anniversary of Heather Heyer’s Death, Her Mother Reflects on Her Loss
    The Cut

    On Anniversary of Heather Heyer’s Death, Her Mother Reflects on Her Loss

    “I don’t want other mothers to be in my spot.”

  • Joe Biden, Cynthia Nixon, Alyssa Milano, and others remember Heather Heyer
    Yahoo Lifestyle

    Joe Biden, Cynthia Nixon, Alyssa Milano, and others remember Heather Heyer

    “Heather Heyer was murdered for daring to stand up to a group of white supremacists that came together in Charlottesville to protest America’s greatest asset: our diversity.”

  • Survey: Joe Biden Best Democrat To Run For President In 2020
    CBS Boston

    Survey: Joe Biden Best Democrat To Run For President In 2020

    BOSTON (CBS) – Who is the Democrat best situated to run for president in 2020? There's a ways to go until that will come into sharp focus. But there's a fascinating clue in the research of Diane Hessan, a local business executive who's been soliciting opinions from 500 voters nationwide via email since Donald Trump was elected. She recently sent them a list of ten prominent Democrats who are widely believed to be seriously considering a run for president, and the response took her by surprise. “A huge number of Democrats and even many moderate Republicans feel really positive about and are ready to vote today for one of all the candidates I sent them,” she says. Was it Bernie Sanders, the insurgent

  • Joe Biden and Bill Clinton are both headed to Martha's Vineyard this month
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    Joe Biden and Bill Clinton are both headed to Martha's Vineyard this month

    It seems Martha's Vineyard is the place to be this summer, for politicians and celebrities alike. Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is currently the subject of 2020 speculation, is scheduled to appear at a fund-raiser on the island later this month. The Aug. 17 fund-raiser is being held to support Protecting Our Vote, a political action committee focused on African-American voter engagement. It's being attended by a number of Democratic House members, including Representative James Clyburn of South Carolina and Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana, according to a copy of the invitation shared with the Globe. BuzzFeed News first reported on the event earlier this week. The fund-raising