July 8, 1987 |
Senate hearings on President Reagan's controversial nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court will not begin until Sept. 15, almost assuring the court will begin its next term with a vacancy, Senate Democrats said today. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) announced tentative plans, after meeting with other Democrats on the committee, to start the Bork hearings in mid-September.
November 5, 1987 |
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said today that he hopes to begin confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Douglas H. Ginsburg the week of Dec. 7 and finish before the Senate adjourns for the year. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.) announced the starting-time target at a committee meeting, but said it was "not in concrete." He said that before hearings can begin, an American Bar Assn.
March 24, 1988 |
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-Del.), who underwent surgery designed to prevent blood clots, is scheduled to leave Walter Reed Army Medical Center today, his office announced Wednesday. Doctors had threaded a special filter into a large abdominal vein on March 16, after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman developed a blood clot in a lung. The clot dissolved, but Biden'1931502703prevent future clots from developing.
May 3, 1988 |
Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. underwent surgery today to repair an aneurysm in an artery supplying blood to his brain, a spokesman at Walter Reed Army Medical Center said. Hospital spokesman Peter Esker said Biden, 45, was awake, resting comfortably and talking with his family after the operation. He said Biden would be hospitalized for about 10 days. The operation had been anticipated since February when doctors discovered the aneurysm while repairing a more serious aneurysm.
July 29, 1986 |
More than a dozen U.S. senators and prominent figures from the Kennedy era gathered at St. Thomas Episcopal Church today to remember W. Averell Harriman, adviser to Democratic presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter, who died Saturday at age 94. Ushers included McGeorge Bundy, Clark Clifford, John Kenneth Galbraith, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and Theodore Sorensen. Guests included Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Gary Hart, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Joseph R. Biden Jr., Robert C.
January 16, 2007 |
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.
June 20, 2005 |
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.