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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.
August 20, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
Not counting rumors that Anthony Weiner's marriage has hit a rocky patch, it may be the worst-kept secret in politics: Joe Biden wants to be president. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that the vice president's inner circle is swabbing the decks, battening down the hatches and hoisting the mainsails for USS Bidenpalooza 2016. "Everyone involved in his world," a Democratic official told the Journal, "is engaged in taking all the steps that make sense to prepare for a run, if he does run. " Biden's people are apparently willing to go for it even if the allegedly inevitable nominee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, decides to run. Why is this happening?
July 22, 2013 | By Mark Magnier
NEW DELHI, India - Vice President Joe Biden arrived in India on Monday afternoon, the first U.S. vice president to visit in decades. The four-day visit is designed to strengthen ties and lay the groundwork for a planned summit between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Obama this fall in Washington. After meeting senior Indian officials in the capital of New Delhi, the vice president will travel to Mumbai, the nation's financial hub, to deliver a speech urging both sides to boost economic ties well beyond the current $100 billion in annual U.S. - India trade.
June 18, 2013 | By Melanie Mason, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden, seeking to reinvigorate the White House's stalled gun safety push, touted incremental progress Tuesday in nearly two dozen executive actions pledged by the administration in January. In a speech to administration officials, members of Congress and gun control advocates at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Biden also tried to goad Congress to act on the issue, vowing that White House and gun control supporters would continue to press for new firearms laws.
June 14, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Vice President Joe Biden, and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, were at Camp Pendleton on Friday, talking to children who have lost a family member in Iraq or Afghanistan. The 40-plus children were attending a camp out event at Palomar Mountain sponsored by the USO/Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). The children and their adult chaperones were brought to the base for a display of Marine gear and then an informal talk with the vice president - followed by ice cream.
June 6, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON - Say what you will about Vice President Joe Biden - the man can deliver a eulogy. Just ask him. “I've spoken at more eulogies than I'd like to remember,” he said Wednesday at a service for Frank R. Lautenberg, the late Democratic senator from New Jersey and Biden's former colleague. “I advise you all … Never make a good eulogy.  You'll be asked again and again and again.” In the past, the role of a vice president has often been dismissed as one limited to casting tie-breaking votes in the Senate and attending funerals of dignitaries and foreign heads of state.
May 31, 2013 | By Vincent Bevins
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Vice President Joe Biden praised Brazil as a rising power and extended an invitation to better relations with the U.S. during a three-day visit that ended Friday. “We're ready for a deeper, broader relationship across the board on everything from the military to education, trade and investment,” Biden said after meeting Friday morning with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in Brasilia, the capital. The most significant announcement made, analysts said, was that Rousseff will be welcomed at the White House on Oct. 23, for the first official state visit of President Obama's second term.
May 27, 2013 | By Carol J. Williams
Monday-Friday, May 27-31 -- “Being Biden” is going on a road trip. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's eclectic blogsite will follow his sweep through Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Brazil this week as he carries out a mission to bolster trade with Latin American allies in the midst of economic transformations. On Monday, Biden meets with Colombian President Juan Miguel Santos in Bogota for talks expected to showcase Colombia's impressive progress in promoting national and regional security.
April 24, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Vice President Joe Biden declared that terrorists committed to a "doctrine of hate and oppression" have seen again that the American people "refuse to yield to fear," hailing the "incredible heroism" and "resilience" of Boston in the wake of the marathon bombings. Biden spoke Wednesday at a memorial service for MIT campus police officer Sean Collier, who was killed Thursday by the alleged perpetrators of the attacks, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, described by the vice president as "two twisted, perverted, cowardly knock-off jihadis . " "We have suffered.
April 24, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli and Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Bagpipes wailed, law enforcement badges were striped in black, and a squadron of state police helicopters flew by as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and hundreds of officers from around the country paid their respects Wednesday to Sean Collier, one of their own. At an outdoor memorial service for the 27-year-old campus police officer, Vice President Joe Biden called the brothers accused of killing Collier and detonating the...
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