June 27, 2009 |
A longtime advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault was named to a new post as a White House advisor on violence against women. In announcing the appointment of Lynn Rosenthal, Vice President Joe Biden said that creating the job allows the White House to revive a focus on domestic violence issues -- which Biden said were not at the forefront during the Bush administration.
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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)
August 17, 2012
Re "Remark sets off campaign accusations," Aug. 15 Republicans are denouncing Vice President Joe Biden's statement to a largely black audience that the Republicans are going to "put y'all back in chains. " There were, however, white indentured servants in early America and debtor prisons where poor whites were sent by rich people in England for centuries before that. But please explain to me what the Republicans mean when they say they want to "take our country back"? The GOP wants nothing to do with George W. Bush, so his presidency is not what they are referring to. So whom did President Obama, the nation's first black president, take America from?