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October 27, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Hurricane Sandy had already forced the Obama campaign to scuttle one of Joe Biden's two scheduled stops in Virginia on Saturday. The latest: It has forced the featured speaker at the remaining event from campaign duty to active duty. Biden was to hold veterans-themed events in Virginia Beach and Lynchburg, joined by his wife, Jill, and his eldest son, Beau. The second lady has worked with First Lady Michelle Obama on the “Joining Forces” initiative to support military families, and Beau is a member of the Delaware National Guard who was deployed to Iraq in late 2008.
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August 21, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - The son of Vice President Joe Biden will return home to Delaware on Thursday after undergoing a “successful procedure” at a Houston hospital, the vice president's office said Wednesday. Beau Biden, the vice president's eldest son and Delaware's attorney general, has been undergoing medical tests in Houston this week to determine the cause of what was described as “an episode of disorientation and weakness that he experienced while on vacation.”  According to the Delaware attorney general's office, Biden was admitted to Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago last week after he felt disoriented following a long drive to Indiana on family vacation.
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August 21, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - The son of Vice President Joe Biden will return home to Delaware on Thursday after undergoing a “successful procedure” at a Houston hospital, the vice president's office said Wednesday. Beau Biden, the vice president's eldest son and Delaware's attorney general, has been undergoing medical tests in Houston this week to determine the cause of what was described as “an episode of disorientation and weakness that he experienced while on vacation.”  According to the Delaware attorney general's office, Biden was admitted to Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago last week after he felt disoriented following a long drive to Indiana on family vacation.
NATIONAL
February 11, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
An apparent domestic dispute overflowed into a deadly shooting in the lobby of a Wilmington, Del., courthouse that left three people dead and two injured, officials said. The attack came at about 8 a.m., when a gunman entered the New Castle County courthouse and opened fire on two women. Officers returned fire, Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack told reporters at an afternoon news conference. The two women were killed as was the gunman, Shavack said. Two police officers were taken to the hospital with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening.
NATIONAL
January 26, 2010 | By Kim Geiger
In another blow to the Democrats, Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau Biden, announced Monday that he would not seek to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by his father. Adding to the party's woes, Democratic Rep. Marion Berry of Arkansas said he would retire, putting his seat up for grabs in an election year that looks increasingly favorable for the GOP. Biden, Delaware's attorney general, had been considered an obvious choice to fill the seat for that state. His announcement came as Democrats reel from last week's special-election loss in Massachusetts for the seat that had been held for decades by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2008 | Michael Finnegan
A day after the vice presidential debate, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware took a break from the campaign Friday to bid farewell to a son leaving for military duty in Iraq. Delaware Atty. Gen. Beau Biden, 39, is a captain in the Army National Guard's 261st Signal Brigade, which leaves Sunday for a yearlong tour. The Democrats' vice presidential nominee, known for being talkative, said at the deployment ceremony that his son gave him sage advice: "Keep it short, Dad. We're in formation."
NATIONAL
August 28, 2008 | Chuck Neubauer and Tom Hamburger, Times Staff Writers
When Joe Biden's brother and son wanted to buy a hedge fund company two years ago, they turned for financing to a law firm that had lobbied the Delaware senator's office on an important piece of business in Congress -- and in fact had recently benefited from his vote. The firm promised James and Hunter Biden that it would invest $2 million, and quickly delivered half of it. That arrangement eventually fell through, and the firm's money was returned. But the investment highlighted the close ties between the Biden family and SimmonsCooper, an Illinois law firm that specializes in representing asbestos victims -- a multimillion-dollar line of business that was under threat in Congress.
WORLD
July 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Vice President Joe Biden marked the Fourth of July with his son and other American troops in Iraq, a day after warning Iraqi leaders that U.S. assistance will be jeopardized if the country reverts to ethnic and sectarian violence. Biden began Independence Day by greeting more than 200 U.S. soldiers from 59 countries who were becoming American citizens at a naturalization ceremony in a marble domed hall at one of Saddam Hussein's palaces at Camp Victory, the U.S. military headquarters on the outskirts of Baghdad.
NATIONAL
February 11, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
An apparent domestic dispute overflowed into a deadly shooting in the lobby of a Wilmington, Del., courthouse that left three people dead and two injured, officials said. The attack came at about 8 a.m., when a gunman entered the New Castle County courthouse and opened fire on two women. Officers returned fire, Delaware State Police Sgt. Paul Shavack told reporters at an afternoon news conference. The two women were killed as was the gunman, Shavack said. Two police officers were taken to the hospital with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening.
NEWS
September 17, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that the Republican candidate running for his old Senate seat in Delaware would take Congress back to an era of GOP control "on steroids," telling Democratic volunteers that the race is not a slam dunk for their candidate and to campaign "as serious as you possibly can. " Without naming upstart "tea party" candidate Christine O'Donnell directly, Biden told volunteers in his home state to expect a rough-and-tumble final...
NEWS
October 27, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Hurricane Sandy had already forced the Obama campaign to scuttle one of Joe Biden's two scheduled stops in Virginia on Saturday. The latest: It has forced the featured speaker at the remaining event from campaign duty to active duty. Biden was to hold veterans-themed events in Virginia Beach and Lynchburg, joined by his wife, Jill, and his eldest son, Beau. The second lady has worked with First Lady Michelle Obama on the “Joining Forces” initiative to support military families, and Beau is a member of the Delaware National Guard who was deployed to Iraq in late 2008.
NEWS
October 12, 2012 | By Mitchell Landsberg
DANVILLE, Ky. - Vice President Joe Biden was either a happy warrior or a smirking boor, but his demeanor in the vice presidential debate with Rep. Paul D. Ryan dominated talk among campaign surrogates afterward as Democrats expressed glee over Biden's irreverent performance and Republicans  expressed a combination of shock and puzzlement. “Biden was a happy warrior tonight,” Obama-Biden campaign manager Jim Messina said over and over in the “spin alley” that has become a fixture of political debates.
NEWS
November 2, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
After a campaign that became a political spectacle, Chris Coons has defeated "tea party" favorite Christine O'Donnell, retaining for Democrats the Delaware Senate seat once held for more than 36 years by Vice President Joe Biden. Christine O'Donnell's 15 minutes of political fame actually lasted roughly 50 days. It was seven weeks ago that she shocked the political world by defeating nine-term Rep. Michael N. Castle, also the state's former governor, in the Republican primary. That race was influenced, like several others this year, by outside groups such as the Tea Party Express and a late endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
NEWS
September 17, 2010 | By Lisa Mascaro, Tribune Washington Bureau
Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that the Republican candidate running for his old Senate seat in Delaware would take Congress back to an era of GOP control "on steroids," telling Democratic volunteers that the race is not a slam dunk for their candidate and to campaign "as serious as you possibly can. " Without naming upstart "tea party" candidate Christine O'Donnell directly, Biden told volunteers in his home state to expect a rough-and-tumble final...
HEALTH
May 17, 2010 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times
The news that Delaware Atty. Gen. Beau Biden, age 41, recently suffered a mild stroke probably came as a surprise to many people, considering that the son of Vice President Joe Biden is relatively young, trim and in seemingly good health. It shouldn't have. Strokes are not unheard-of in people that age, said Dr. David S. Liebeskind, associate director of the UCLA Stroke Center. "It doesn't surprise me at all," he said. "Overall, the perception is that only older people have strokes, but we see a lot of people who have strokes at that age, even younger sometimes."
NATIONAL
February 15, 2010 | By Janet Hook
Adding to Democrats' political woes in the 2010 midterm elections, Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh unexpectedly announced Monday that he would not run for a third term in a Republican-leaning state, opening up a seat that his party now is likely to lose. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article incorrectly spelled the last name of former Republican Sen. Dan Coats as Coates. Bayh, a centrist Democrat who served as governor of Indiana from 1988 to 1996 and had a short-lived run for president in the 2008 campaign, faced a reelection challenge from former Republican Sen. Dan Coats.
NATIONAL
February 15, 2010 | By Janet Hook
Adding to Democrats' political woes in the 2010 midterm elections, Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh unexpectedly announced Monday that he would not run for a third term in a Republican-leaning state, opening up a seat that his party now is likely to lose. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article incorrectly spelled the last name of former Republican Sen. Dan Coats as Coates. Bayh, a centrist Democrat who served as governor of Indiana from 1988 to 1996 and had a short-lived run for president in the 2008 campaign, faced a reelection challenge from former Republican Sen. Dan Coats.
NEWS
November 2, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau
After a campaign that became a political spectacle, Chris Coons has defeated "tea party" favorite Christine O'Donnell, retaining for Democrats the Delaware Senate seat once held for more than 36 years by Vice President Joe Biden. Christine O'Donnell's 15 minutes of political fame actually lasted roughly 50 days. It was seven weeks ago that she shocked the political world by defeating nine-term Rep. Michael N. Castle, also the state's former governor, in the Republican primary. That race was influenced, like several others this year, by outside groups such as the Tea Party Express and a late endorsement from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
NATIONAL
January 26, 2010 | By Kim Geiger
In another blow to the Democrats, Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau Biden, announced Monday that he would not seek to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by his father. Adding to the party's woes, Democratic Rep. Marion Berry of Arkansas said he would retire, putting his seat up for grabs in an election year that looks increasingly favorable for the GOP. Biden, Delaware's attorney general, had been considered an obvious choice to fill the seat for that state. His announcement came as Democrats reel from last week's special-election loss in Massachusetts for the seat that had been held for decades by the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.
WORLD
July 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Vice President Joe Biden marked the Fourth of July with his son and other American troops in Iraq, a day after warning Iraqi leaders that U.S. assistance will be jeopardized if the country reverts to ethnic and sectarian violence. Biden began Independence Day by greeting more than 200 U.S. soldiers from 59 countries who were becoming American citizens at a naturalization ceremony in a marble domed hall at one of Saddam Hussein's palaces at Camp Victory, the U.S. military headquarters on the outskirts of Baghdad.
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