March 30, 2012 |
It's not the Republican candidates Joe Biden is concerned about in November, though he is wary of their money. "I don't think we'll be beaten by those candidates," the vice president said of the Republican hopefuls at a Chicago fundraiser Thursday night. "I think we'll be beaten -- if we are -- by something happening in the Eurozone or something happening in the Gulf, which could be difficult for us, or this barrage of 'super PAC' money. But even with that I feel good. " The vice president, ending a two-day campaign swing that also included events in Iowa and Wisconsin, told Democratic donors that the GOP candidates had staked out positions beyond the mainstream, like wanting to reverse a Supreme Court ruling legalizing contraception.
September 29, 2012 |
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Joe Biden accused Republicans Saturday of hypocrisy over the budget, mocking “how they bleed over the national debt” despite a role in driving it up. Campaigning in a heavily Republican county in southwest Florida, the vice president specifically criticized Republican counterpart Paul Ryan for rejecting bipartisan proposals that would reduce the deficit, a possible preview of his strategy for their upcoming debate. DEBATE QUIZ: Who said it? In his speech accepting the Republican nomination for vice president, Ryan had criticized President Obama for discarding the recommendations of his own deficit reduction panel, known as Simpson-Bowles.
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.
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 |
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.
August 15, 2012 |
Joe Biden's comment that Republican bank deregulation is “going to put y'all back in chains” kept the presidential race in a lather Wednesday, with GOP candidate Mitt Romney accusing the Democrats of “division and attack and hatred.” Biden responded that his remark played off a Republican refrain about “unshackling” the economy. The vice president might also have noted that he has used the “chains” rhetoric before, as have conservatives, in a different context.
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.
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.