May 22, 2012 |
It's come to this: Joe Biden compared Mitt Romney to a horse. The vice president, campaigning in New Hampshire on Tuesday, argued that Romney has it wrong when he tells voters that things "have gotten much worse" and that Obama administration policies are to blame. Biden was armed with a chart that showed monthly job losses that grew in the final months of the George W. Bush administration began to diminish after President Obama took office, and eventually turned into job growth.
October 11, 2012 |
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan squared off in Kentucky on Thursday night, clashing on a range of issues, including Iran sanctions , abortion, healthcare and rescuing the middle class. We assembled a group of opinionators from the left, right and center to comment on the VP candidates' positions in real time . Unlike the first presidential debate, in which there was a clear winner , Thursday's outcome wasn't as clear, although it looks like Biden will get the edge. Here's our panel's instant analysis.
October 11, 2012 |
GOP vice presidential nominee Paul D. Ryan said it took President Obama two weeks to label the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans as “a terrorist attack.” In fact, Obama labeled the incident an “act of terror” during his remarks on Sept. 12 in the White House Rose Garden. “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for,” Obama said.
October 12, 2012 |
So I have the vice-presential debate on TV on Thursday night, while visiting my mom in the hospital, when something catches my ear while a nurse is visiting. "That's a bunch of malarkey!" Vice President Joe Biden said to Paul Ryan, the Republican nominee for vice president. "What does former Washington Senators pitcher John Malarkey have to do with all of this?" I immediately think to myself. After all, Malarkey pitched for six season in the majors, retiring more than 100 years ago. Why drag his good name through the debate?
November 2, 2012 |
Following in the footsteps of the first lady and President Obama, who both made the case for early voting in their various late-night appearances last week, Vice President Joe Biden paid a visit to "The Late Show with David Letterman" Thursday to present the top-10 list. The theme of the night: "Good things about voting early. " Before Biden showed up to deliver the list, Letterman expressed his skepticism over the whole early-voting thing. "I always thought it was election day you vote, now apparently you can vote anytime you want," he said.
March 28, 2012 |
Vice President Joe Biden contrasted the Obama administration's efforts to boost domestic manufacturing with what he said was Mitt Romney's track record of outsourcing, both in business and as governor of Massachusetts. Biden tailored his latest campaign pitch to a heartland audience, telling a crowd at a Davenport, Iowa, engineering plant that the Obama policies have not only revived American manufacturing, but spurred ancillary growth in the communities around those production hubs.
April 12, 2012 |
Joe Biden, who's been the Obama campaign's lead attack dog for weeks now, sharpened his rhetoric Thursday to label Mitt Romney as out of touch, and accuse him of supporting a tax structure that was "out of step with American values. " The vice president went to Exeter, N.H., where Romney had delivered a major speech on the economy before the state's leadoff primary, to continue the administration's push for a so-called Buffett rule to ensure the wealthiest Americans were paying at least as much in taxes as the middle class.
January 20, 2013 |
Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in for a second term early this morning in a low-key ceremony at his official residence in Washington. Since inauguration day fell on a Sunday, Biden and President Obama chose to follow tradition and be sworn in privately today. They will reenact their oaths at Monday's public inaugural ceremony at the Capitol. Biden chose to be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, and agreed to an early morning ceremony to allow Sotomayor to attend a book signing for her new memoir this afternoon in New York.
September 28, 2012 |
TAMARAC, Fla. -- If there's one thing Vice President Joe Biden does more conspicuously here than in other states, it's to play the role as chief validator for his running mate. Before senior-heavy audiences in southern Florida on Friday, he fulfilled that role in two ways, buttressing the Obama campaign's case against the Republicans on entitlement programs, and offering a firm testimonial for the president when it comes to his stewardship of the U.S. relationship with Israel. The 69-year-old former senator waxed at greater length here about his decades-long career in public service, in part to make that point.