March 28, 2009 |
Vice President Joe Biden is in the Chilean resort city of Vina del Mar to attend a summit of leaders from Latin America and Europe. The Progressive Governance Summit begins today. Biden's three-day visit will also include talks with Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and other visiting leaders. Also attending the summit will be British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
September 26, 2009 |
Vice President Joe Biden pledged that the federal government would help Georgia recover from the severe weather that swept through the Southeast, even as rain was forecast for the weekend. Biden toured the metro Atlanta area by helicopter and saw portions of the city still under water from the deluge this week. At least 11 deaths in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee were blamed on the storms. The vice president visited residents staying at a Red Cross shelter in Cobb County. Gov. Sonny Perdue announced that the number of counties eligible for federal aid had increased to 14.
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May 16, 2009 |
Vice President Joe Biden toured a low-income housing project Friday in South Los Angeles and announced that the federal government will offer nearly $100 million in stimulus funds to help eliminate dangerous lead-based paint and other health hazards from low-income homes. "This is a particular plague that adversely hurts children under 6," Biden told a crowd of residents and community leaders gathered in the courtyard of the Esperanza Community Housing Corp. He was joined by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles)
November 13, 2013 |
Bruce Reed, Vice President Joe Biden's chief of staff for nearly three years, will leave the administration next month to lead the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Los Angeles-based philanthropic group that backs efforts to change public schools, the White House and the foundation announced Wednesday. Reed, who has served in senior positions in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, leaves Biden's inner circle just as the vice president weighs making a third run for the White House, an effort that would potentially pit him against former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
September 26, 2009 |
Former Democratic Party Chairman Paul G. Kirk Jr. has taken over for the late Edward M. Kennedy in the Senate. Vice President Joe Biden swore Kirk in hours after a Massachusetts judge rejected a Republican request for a delay. The GOP had argued that Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick exceeded his constitutional authority by appointing Kirk before a traditional 90-day legislative waiting period had expired. State lawmakers passed a bill this week giving Patrick the power to choose an interim senator.
May 20, 2009 |
Vice President Joe Biden promised that Washington would help Balkan nations join the European Union, and he urged Bosnian lawmakers to set aside their differences and work together across party and ethnic lines. "The door is open for the countries of this region for the first time in history to be an integral part of a free Europe," Biden said in Bosnia's parliament. "The U.S. will help you walk through that door." Biden was in Sarajevo on the first stop in a three-day tour of the Balkans meant to demonstrate renewed interest in the region.
April 11, 2013
Re "The GOP's fantasy lineup," Opinion, April 7 It is hard to understand why political pundits talk about the demise of the Republican Party when it has such a strong group of future young leaders, as mentioned in Doyle McManus' column. To wit: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan and Gov. Scott Walker. To that list, I'd add Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. While the Republicans have their issues, it is the Democrats with a real leadership problem.
November 28, 2013 |
PANAMA CANAL ZONE - After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures with her cellphone. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter beamed with curiosity as he walked and questioned a site supervisor. "Something big is happening here," Biden said in an obvious understatement, eliciting laughs from the group of mayors and lawmakers from several seaport cities and states.