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October 25, 2001 | NICK ANDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Democratic chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee drew sharp Republican criticism Wednesday for his public musings on the potential downside of a prolonged U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan. In remarks Monday to the nonpartisan Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) praised President Bush's handling so far of the diplomatic and military action against terrorists but said the administration soon will face some "tough calls."
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January 13, 2009 | associated press
Vice President-elect Joe Biden conferred with Iraqi leaders here Monday as police reported four bombings that killed 10 people. Biden, a frequent visitor to Iraq as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met with President Jalal Talabani, Vice President Adel Abdul Mehdi and Deputy Prime Minister Barham Salih. Abdul Mehdi said they discussed implementation of a security agreement that took effect Jan. 1. The accord sets a three-year time frame for full withdrawal of American forces.
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January 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware said he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 and planned to file paperwork that would allow him to begin raising money. Biden has said for months that he has been trying to determine whether he has enough political and financial support for a bid. Now he is taking the next step, setting up an exploratory committee. "I am running for president," Biden said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
NATIONAL
November 4, 2008 | Robin Abcarian, Abcarian is a Times staff writer.
Unlike his Republican rival for the vice presidency, it cannot be said that Sen. Joe Biden finds himself in an unexpected place. Biden began his political life 35 years ago, nearly at the top. Elected to the U.S. Senate at 29, he has remained there since, seemingly content, with the exception of two flirtations with the presidency 20 years apart. In 1988, he was a contender. But his candidacy sank under the weight of scandal -- borrowed quotes, temperament issues, etc.
NATIONAL
August 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. will not enter the Democratic race for the White House in 2004. He said that his campaign would be "a long shot" and that he could wield the most influence in the Senate. Biden, who lost a 1988 presidential bid, had pondered joining the nine Democrats vying for the right to challenge President Bush and had promised a decision by early September.
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February 11, 1995 | PAUL RICHTER and EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Even as he toured Capitol Hill searching for support, embattled surgeon general nominee Dr. Henry W. Foster Jr. came under fresh fire Friday, this time from a senior Senate Democrat. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) blasted the nomination as "a political blunder in the extreme," vowed to vote against Foster and urged President Clinton to withdraw his nomination. Later in the day, after an Oval Office meeting with Clinton, Biden recanted, blaming his criticism on a fit of pique.
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February 3, 1990 | DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Signs of a new optimism in the war on drugs emerged Friday as Senate Democrats and Bush Administration officials said they were convinced that the United States had turned the corner at last in its anti-drug fight. The apparent consensus, a striking reversal from the partisan bickering that dominated the issue a few months ago, was evident in separate assertions by drug czar William J.
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January 24, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush, decrying ghetto drug dealers who "see their fellow man the way a pack of jackals sees a wounded fawn," fired a full blast of verbal artillery Tuesday at a Democrat's alternative to his anti-crime legislation. On the day that Congress returned to Washington, Bush took to the road, telling a law enforcement audience in the nation's heartland that "America needs a crime bill with teeth--but this is a sheep in wolf's clothing." Among other things, the measure proposed by Sen.
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June 13, 1991 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bowing to pressure from Congress, the Bush Administration announced Wednesday that it will go along with a proposal to study the creation of a new "Radio Free China," similar to the U.S.-sponsored broadcasts that for decades have promoted the causes of freedom and democracy in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. The announcement seemed to be aimed at heading off another dispute with Capitol Hill over U.S. policy toward China.
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October 13, 1991 | From Associated Press
Here are excerpts from comments made by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) during testimony Saturday by Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas: I didn't sign onto this job or run for it to be a judge. If I wanted to do that, I'd be a judge now in my home state. I don't want to be a judge. I hate this job.
NATIONAL
October 4, 2008 | Matea Gold
It's official: Thursday's debate between Sen. Joe Biden and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was must-see TV. Just shy of 70 million people tuned in, 34% more than last week's showdown between White House hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama. The figures from Nielsen Media Research don't include PBS, which estimated that it had 3.5 million viewers. It was by far the most-watched vice presidential debate since Nielsen began tracking viewership in 1960.
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April 6, 2008 | Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee charged Saturday that President Bush has no plan for pacifying Iraq in his last nine months in office, and intends to "muddle through and hand the problem off to his successor." Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, who this week will preside over a long-awaited hearing on Iraq, said in the Democrats' weekly radio address that because Bush's year-old troop increase has not led Iraqi groups to settle their differences, it has been a failure.
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December 20, 2007 | Louise Roug, Times Staff Writer
Teri Hawks Goodmann is getting stressed. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. has just delivered an hourlong campaign speech to autoworkers at Dubuque's convention center, and the presidential hopeful now faces a hurdle of fans wanting a picture, a handshake, a chat. The furrow between Goodmann's finely plucked brows deepens as time drains from Biden's tight campaign schedule. Every time the senator from Delaware tries to pull away, another enthusiast appears.
NATIONAL
January 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Democratic presidential hopeful Joseph R. Biden Jr. said he thinks the Confederate flag should be removed from the Statehouse grounds in Columbia, where its presence remains an issue more than six years after the flag was taken down from the Capitol dome. "As people become more and more aware of what it means to African Americans here, this is only a matter of time," the Delaware senator said at a National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People rally at the Statehouse.
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January 8, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware said he would seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 and planned to file paperwork that would allow him to begin raising money. Biden has said for months that he has been trying to determine whether he has enough political and financial support for a bid. Now he is taking the next step, setting up an exploratory committee. "I am running for president," Biden said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
WORLD
January 5, 2007 | From the Washington Post
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, said Thursday that he believed top officials in the Bush administration had privately concluded they had lost Iraq and were simply trying to postpone disaster so the next president would "be the guy landing helicopters inside the Green Zone, taking people off the roof," in a chaotic withdrawal reminiscent of Vietnam.
NEWS
October 12, 1991 | Associated Press
Following is an exchange between Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) at the opening of Friday's committee hearing: Biden: Prof. Hill, as recently as late last night, continues to ask us to maintain the confidentiality of her statement to the committee. So Judge Thomas, at this stage of the hearings without having heard Prof. Hill's testimony and without using her statement, our questioning to you may not be complete. . . . Hatch: Mr. Chairman?
NEWS
October 15, 1991 | MICHAEL ROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), the least painful part of the resumed Clarence Thomas hearings may have been the two root canals performed on him by his dentist in the middle of the night. The committee's televised sessions--scheduled after the furor that erupted over allegations that Thomas had sexually harassed a former aide--held the nation spellbound, fascinated with the sexually explicit testimony and emotionally explosive charges of sexism and racism.
WORLD
May 2, 2006 | James Gerstenzang, Times Staff Writer
Three years after President Bush declared beneath a "mission accomplished" banner that major combat had ended in Iraq, a leading Senate Democrat on Monday suggested the creation of separate, autonomous regions for Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds to counter continuing ethnic and religious violence. The White House quickly denounced the idea. Bush said in a White House appearance that Iraq faced "more tough days ahead," but had reached "a turning point" with its new, full-term government. Sen. Joseph R.
NATIONAL
June 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) said he might run for president in 2008. But Biden, who sought the nomination in 1988, said he would give himself until the end of this year to determine whether he could raise enough money and attract enough support. Going after the nomination "is a real possibility," he said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "If, in fact, I think that I have a clear shot at winning the nomination by this November or December, then I'm going to seek the nomination," he said.
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