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March 16, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Vice President Joe Biden's 91-year-old mother has been hospitalized after a fall at her Greenville home. A Biden spokeswoman says in a statement that Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Biden was admitted to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and "is in good spirits."
July 6, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of Iraqis are seeking medical help after one of the worst sandstorms in living memory stretched beyond a week, choking throats, clogging eyes and afflicting asthma sufferers in particular. The sandstorm forced Vice President Joe Biden to cancel plans to fly to Kurdistan and interfered with the schedule of his meetings in Baghdad.
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.
September 26, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
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.
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