March 12, 2009 |
Seattle Police Chief R. Gil Kerlikowske will face daunting challenges as the next drug czar, Vice President Joe Biden said. As director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Kerlikowske will help develop a strategy to stem the Southwest border violence, Biden said.
January 10, 2012 |
A new book paints Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as an often divisive White House chief of staff who pushed pragmatism over rigid policy ideals and sought to avoid First Lady Michelle Obama. Washington politics tend to require meticulous planning, but Emanuel appeared to be winging it - focusing on day-to-day concerns at the expense of the long-term, according to the book "The Obamas" by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor. There was no set agenda during Emanuel's 7:30 a.m. meetings for top staffers, according to Kantor, who wrote that, “it often seemed driven by what was in the newspaper that morning.” “Even Emanuel's allies admitted his style was scattered: 'schizophrenia' as one said.
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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March 26, 2014 |
Vice President Joe Biden has never lacked for passion. And his occasional failure to restrain his enthusiasm has sometimes gotten him in trouble. But his over-the-top rhetoric was right on point when he gave the keynote address Saturday evening at the Human Rights Campaign's gala in downtown Los Angeles. Biden told a story I had never heard, about the first time he saw two men kissing (at minute 14 of the video above). He was in junior high, and his father was driving him to apply for a lifeguard job. “We stopped at a red light and I looked over to my left and there were two men kissing goodby.
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.