Keyword: biden

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Biden’s on a Roll . . . Again: VP Praises (Sexual Assaluter) Bob Packwood at Women’s Event

    09/19/2014 9:13:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 19, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Joe Biden’s gaffe machine is in full force this week. Speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership forum, the vice president touted disgraced former senator Bob Packwood, who resigned in 1995 amid allegations of sexual harassment and assault. Biden name-dropped the senator as he reminisced about past bipartisan efforts in the Senate.
  • Joe Biden pulls off a gaffe hat trick

    09/18/2014 3:49:43 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-17-14 | Sean Sullivan
    Vice President Biden's Wednesday kicked off with an acknowledgment that he had used a "poor choice of words." By day's end, he had put foot in his mouth again. Twice. Biden opened the door to the possibility the United States could commit ground troops to fight the Islamic State in Iraq, a strategy the Obama administration has painstakingly avoided raising. That came shortly after he walked back his use of the word "Shylocks" and his use of the anachronistic term "Orient" to describe Asia. Even for the gregarious and outspoken vice president, whose candor has all too often gotten him...
  • Republicans Ask Joe Biden To Stop Embarrassing America

    09/18/2014 3:07:20 AM PDT · by wetphoenix · 27 replies
    BI ^ | Colin Campbell
    Joe Biden The Republican Party thinks Vice President Joe Biden is embarrassing the US and they would like him to stop. Shortly after he apologized for using the term "Shylocks" on Wednesday, Biden stumbled into another controversy when he referred to former Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew as "the wisest man in the Orient." The Republican National Committee subsequently released a statement claiming Biden had projected "unacceptable imperialist undertones" and should understand such comments "embarrass our country." "Vice President Joe Biden’s insensitive remarks are offensive to both Asian-Americans and our Asian allies abroad. His comment is not only disrespectful...
  • Joe Biden Refers to Asia as the ‘Orient’

    09/17/2014 5:44:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 9/17/14 | Eddie Scarry
    Just hours after apologizing for using what was perceived as an anti-Semitic slur, Vice President Joe Biden deployed another term Wednesday that some might consider ethnically offensive. Speaking at a campaign finance reform rally in Iowa, Biden recalled a meeting he had with Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore. Biden described Yew as “the wisest man in the Orient.” The terms “orient” and “oriental” are considered widely outdated and offensive to Asians. Earlier in the day, Biden apologized for having recently described opportunistic bankers as “Shylocks,” a reference to a greedy Jewish money loaner in an Shakespearean play.
  • Biden says 'Shylocks' Comment was 'Poor Choice of Words'

    09/17/2014 3:42:02 PM PDT · by lbryce · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Staff
    Vice President Biden acknowledged using a "poor choice of words" after referring to bankers that exploit U.S. troops as "Shylocks." The vice president used the term during a talk Tuesday to a nonprofit that provides legal aid to those in need. But the term is considered by some to be an anti-Semitic term for Jews, and the head of the Anti-Defamation League put out a statement criticizing Biden. "Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful," Abraham Foxman said, while still calling Biden friendly to...
  • Biden’s on a Roll: Calls Asia ‘the Orient’

    09/17/2014 12:57:24 PM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 17, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Fresh off the heels of apologizing for using the offensive term “Shylocks,” Joe Biden referred to Asia as “the Orient” while detailing his recent trip to the continent and attempting to show off his foreign-policy cred. “On the way back from Mumbai to meet with President Xi in China, I stopped in Singapore to meet with a guy named Lee Kuan Yew,” the vice president said in Iowa on Wednesday, “who most foreign-policy experts around the world say is the wisest man in the Orient.” Most dictionaries define “Orient” as an archaic term used to refer to Asia. The word...
  • Joe Biden Refers to Asia as the "Orient"

    09/17/2014 12:39:14 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 45 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 17, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    Just hours after apologizing for using what was perceived as an anti-Semitic slur, Vice President Joe Biden deployed another term Wednesday that some might consider ethnically offensive.
  • In Iowa, Biden preaches populist theme on taxes

    09/17/2014 12:00:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2014 2:17 PM EDT | Thomas Beaumont
    Vice President Joe Biden is preaching a populist theme during a visit to Iowa—an important early-voting state in the presidential nominating calendar. He’s telling voters to elect Democrats who support raising taxes on companies. Biden is hitting an election-year theme of restoring what he calls “basic fairness.” …
  • Jewish group brands Biden's Shylock comment 'offensive'

    09/17/2014 7:58:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 16, 2014 | Oliver Knox
    Vice President Joe Biden drew fire from a prominent Jewish group on Tuesday after he described unscrupulous bankers who prey on servicemen and servicewomen deployed overseas as “Shylocks” — a term frequently condemned as an anti-Semitic caricature. “Shylock represents the medieval stereotype about Jews and remains an offensive characterization to this day. The Vice President should have been more careful,” Anti-Defamation League National Director Abraham Foxman said.
  • Delaware, US domestic tax haven, under pressure (Biden's tax tax dodging money laundering fiefdom)

    09/12/2014 3:44:42 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    Agence France-Presse via Yahoo ^ | 09/11/2014 | Jeremy Tordjman
    There are more companies than people in the small US state of Delaware, its population of under one million nestled on the Atlantic coast just south of New Jersey. The reason is clear: the state offers companies low taxes, an efficient, pro-business legal environment, and it allows anyone to set up a company anonymously, registering a shell that hides who really controls it and controls the money within it. That has now put Delaware, and other states that permit shell companies, in the sights of the US authorities, after they have campaigned against international tax havens like Switzerland to fight...
  • Biden Says Hoarders Are Retarding Economy

    09/07/2014 9:43:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 46 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | John Semmens
    Citing a paper released this week by the St. Louis Federal Reserve, Vice-President Joe Biden blamed American consumers for the sluggish economy. “The government is doing everything it can to try to stimulate the economy,” Biden contended. “The federal government is spending every dollar it can get its hands on. The Federal Reserve is manufacturing new dollars at an unprecedented pace. But consumers are just sitting on their cash.” “Hoarding cash makes no sense,” the Veep argued. “The dollar’s purchasing power is being diluted on a daily basis by government policies. Spending your dollars before they lose even more value...
  • Obama votes “present” on ISIS

    09/05/2014 8:50:42 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-05-14 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama voted "present" 129 times in the Illinois State Senate. He did it to preserve his political capital and dodge having to be visible in unpopular events. He'd wait for someone to take the bullets and then when the dust settled Obama would rise from the dust and assume the popular side. That is what is happening right now. Problem is, Obama is the President. There's no one else to wait for here. democrats are a disaster right now. They aren't just not on the same page, they're not in the same book. Mostly, they have their rudderless leader...
  • Biden: We'll Follow IS to the Gates of Hell

    09/04/2014 3:21:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 49 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/9/14 | Ben Ariel
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a sharp warning to the Islamic State group, saying after the United States is done grieving the death of two American journalists, their killers will have to answer for their actions. "They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice," he forcefully told an audience at an event on the New Hampshire-Maine border, according to CNN. "Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside." Biden opened his remarks in memory of Steven Sotloff, the journalist who was beheaded...
  • Islamic State Zombies: 3 Strategies Revealed

    09/04/2014 6:11:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-4-2014 | MOTUS
    This is not a drill, we have a situation here; the Islamic State Zombies (ISZ) present an existential threat to Western Civilization and you must choose a leader to follow. Which one would you choose?1. Our Prezzy, who thinks we can shrink the ISZ to a “manageable problem.” “We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISIL’s sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem.” As far as I know Barry can’t manage his way out of a brown paper bag...
  • Biden Stole 'Into The Gates Of Hell' Line From John McCain

    09/03/2014 10:31:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Speaking at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden said America will follow the terrorists who murdered the two American Journalists "to the gates of hell." If that phrase elicits feelings of déjŕ vu that's because John McCain used it about Osama Bin Laden during the 2008 primary season and was repeatedly slammed by future president Obama for it in his election stump speeches. Biden spoke with passion as he spoke about the ISIS terrorists: The American people are so much stronger, so much more resolved than any enemy can fully understand. As a nation, we're united....
  • Lt. Col. Ralph Peters: Obama won't cross the Syrian border, never mind the "gates of hell"

    09/03/2014 6:20:29 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 13 replies
    FNC The Kelly File | 9/03/2014
    The guy rocks!........
  • “Ich bin ein Berliner” and I have emigration rights!

    09/02/2014 8:00:06 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-2-2014 | MOTUS
    Labor Day: very confusing. Joey B was in Detroit with Big Labor telling them that “it’s time to take back America!” From whom? And hasn’t that sort of hate speech been deemed to be racist by our Attorney General? Also at the event, Teamsters’ President James Hoffa told the Labor Day crowd to get off their butts and head to the polls: “If we stay home, we lose. We’ve got to have turnout. That’s how we turn this country around.” Turn the country around? Haven’t you and your team been running it for the past 6 years? As I said, it was...
  • Joe Biden Cites Fictional President In Speech With Union Bosses [VIDEO]

    09/01/2014 10:44:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    the daily caller ^ | 9/1/14 | Patrick Howley
    Vice President Joe Biden railed against corporations in a combative Labor Day Parade speech in Detroit with union bosses and their members in attendance – speaking with such passion that even when he made up the name of a fictional historical American president the crowd applauded. Biden delivered his speech at the site of the demolished Tiger Stadium ballpark, standing onstage with local Democrats including embattled anti-Obamacare Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa Jr., who handed the vice president water and got first-name references in what basically amounted to a Biden stump speech.
  • VP Joe Biden speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

    09/01/2014 10:07:36 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    My Fox Detroit ^ | 9/1/14 | My Fox Detroit
    <p>DETROIT (WJBK) - Several hundred people, mostly union workers, crowded old Tiger Stadium to hear vice president Joe Biden speak Monday morning ahead of the organized labor's annual parade.</p> <p>The vice president's speech helped kick off the start of the Detroit Labor Day parade. This is the second time Biden has been in Detroit on Labor Day in the past three years.</p>
  • Man with ISIS flag on vehicle threatens cops with bomb (Chicago)

    08/28/2014 1:36:04 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | Aug 28, 2014
    Man with ISIS flag on vehicle threatens cops with bomb Updated: Aug 28, 2014 3:17 PM CST CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man who had an ISIS flag waving from his vehicle is facing several charges after he threatened police with a bomb Wednesday morning when he was pulled over on the Southwest Side. Emad Karakrah, 49, was charged with felony counts of disorderly conduct and aggravated fleeing; and a misdemeanor count of driving on a never-issued license, according to Chicago Police. He was also issued three traffic citations. Someone called police after seeing a “suspicious person” driving a...
  • WA: One Charge Dropped in "Joe Biden Defense" case, another Threatened

    08/23/2014 4:22:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeffrey C. Barton The man who fired a shotgun in the air to scare off car burglars, following Vice President Joe Biden's advice, has had the charge involved with the shooting dropped, according to the Columbian: A person, even in a no-shooting zone, still has the right to defend their person or their property,” Golik said. “In this case, based on the facts, there is a reasonable argument that Mr. Barton may have been defending his person and property when he fired in the air. Jeffrey C. Barton has an NRA supplied attorney, and says that a threat of...
  • New developments in 'Joe Biden defense' case

    08/22/2014 6:40:18 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 1 replies
    columbian.com ^ | August 18,2014 | Paris Achen
    Clark County's prosecutor said Tuesday he will dismiss a firearms-related charge against a Vancouver man who said he was merely taking Vice President Joe Biden's advice on how to defend his property from car prowlers. Instead, the man will be prosecuted for obstructing a police officer. Jeffrey C. Barton, 53, made international news when he told journalists: "I did what Joe Biden told me to do. I went outside and fired my shotgun in the air.
  • Joe Biden: James Foley Beheading Does Not Change U.S. Approach To Islamic State

    08/21/2014 7:03:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 21, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    During a visit to Goodwin College in Connecticut on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden indicated that the beheading of American journalist James Foley would not change the United States approach to ISIS.
  • Biden At Goodwin: Job Training A Community Effort

    08/21/2014 2:44:23 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | August 21, 2014 | Mara Lee
    EAST HARTFORD — Vice President Joe Biden visited Goodwin College on Wednesday to draw attention to the ways that job training, when it's guided by industry, can help people move into higher-paying jobs and strengthen the middle class. He praised the college's year-old manufacturing production training program and its ambitious expansion of manufacturing training this fall.
  • Joe Biden stonewalled FOIA request to hide travel costs

    08/19/2014 9:48:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    fox news ^ | 8-19-2014 | CJ Ciaramella
    <p>Vice President Joe Biden’s office stonewalled a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for his travel expenses, according to Ronald Kessler’s new tell-all book on the Secret Service, The First Family Detail.</p> <p>Kessler, a former Wall Street Journal and Washington Post investigative reporter, filed a FOIA request in April 2013 with the Air Force for the details and costs of Biden’s personal trips.</p>
  • Joe Biden Dines in Southampton — With a 20-Man Security Detail

    08/16/2014 12:10:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 20 | Emily Smith
    How many Secret Service agents and security detail members does it take to accompany Vice President Joe Biden out for lunch in the Hamptons? Answer: around 20.
  • Bidens in Hamptons to Begin Third Vacation in Month

    08/12/2014 7:16:27 AM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 12 2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    The Bidens are arriving today in the Hamptons to start their third vacation in a month. "Vice President Joe Biden is arriving to spend a week in the Southampton area before leaving next Tuesday," News12 reports. It's not known if he'll meet up with two other big Democrats staying in the Hamptons this week. Hillary and Bill Clinton are already in Amagansett." The official guidance from the White House is a little less direct: "The Vice President and Dr. Jill Biden will visit Long Island, New York. There are no public events scheduled," the vice president's schedule reads. Last week...
  • Ukraine may force changes in Russian gas transit to Europe.

    08/11/2014 6:48:17 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 13 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | Pavel Polityuk
    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said European companies would have to agree on a major revision of gas contracts with Russia if Kiev imposes sanctions on Moscow and Gazprom, a measure that may lead to disruption in gas transit to Europe. Ukraine Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said last week that parliament would debate sanctions against Russia on Tuesday, which could include bans on Russian gas and sanctions against Russian banks. Ukraine gas grid Naftogaz said on Monday that the sanctions could limit or even exclude some companies from piping gas through the country, which would allow other firms to take over...
  • Biden Casts Americans As Adoptive Parents For Illegal Immigrants: " These Are Our Kids "

    08/07/2014 6:55:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | William Bigelow
    NBC News reports that on Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden not only used language that adopted all the illegal immigrant children coming across the southern border, he also made all Americans adoptive parents together with him.
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Idiot Biden and Africa

    08/05/2014 6:36:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland
    DFU via YouTube ^ | 8-5-14 | DFU
    Idiot Biden and Africa - enjoy the mocking graphics and limerick
  • Kneel Before Zod: On Celebrating Obama’s Birthday

    08/05/2014 2:20:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    This is really not the biggest deal in the world, but every year on August 4, I’m reminded of something kind of creepy in the Cult of Obama. That, my friends, is the obsession with his birthday. I totally get that if you run a monarchy or are a dictator or if you’re a good president, your birthday might be cause for celebration. Oh, it’s the Queen’s birthday? Let’s celebrate. Oh, we’re going to be killed if we don’t pay honor to you, Kim Jong Un (not to be confused with his father who held the titles of “Dear Leader,...
  • Biden: 'The Nation of Africa' [Stand Up Chuck alert]

    08/05/2014 12:28:20 PM PDT · by markomalley · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-5-14 | Andrew Johnson
    Joe Biden’s latest gaffe (or is it a “speak-o” now, per Jonthan Gruber?) came during his remarks at the United States–Africa Leaders Summit on Tuesday when he referred to the continent as a country. ”There’s no reason the nation of Africa cannot and should not join the ranks of the world’s most prosperous nations in the near term, in the decades ahead,” the vice president said on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. “There is simply no reason.”
  • Joe Biden Jumps On Jim Brady’s Coffin To Call For More Gun Curbs [That didn't take long]

    08/05/2014 6:31:01 AM PDT · by HammerT · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5:10 PM 08/04/2014 | Neil Munro
    Vice President Joe Biden used the just-announced death of a former White House press secretary James Brady to call for more gun control. Brady was wounded during the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, and subsequently became a much-lauded advocate for gun control. ..Edit.. Biden, however, made a big deal about Brady’s post-assassination advocacy, perhaps because’s he needs to rally support from gun-control groups prior to the 2016 nomination race, and ended his statement with a shout-out to a gun-control group.
  • U.S. Betrays Military Men Who Protected Brazil from Communist Threat

    08/04/2014 8:40:07 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 24 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    U.S. Betrays Military Men Who Protected Brazil from Communist Threat By Julio Severo Henry Kissinger once said, “In this world it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States, but to be a friend is fatal.” Brazilian military officials, who made significant sacrifices to protect Brazil from the massive Soviet, Chinese and Cuban communist threat in the 1960s and 1970s, will know what Kissinger meant. According to the Brazilian paper O Globo, by a resolution of President Barack Obama, the U.S. government has created a task force to identify documents produced between 1964 and 1984 regarding...
  • Next time some smart ass Lib says impeachment; say one word

    08/02/2014 4:45:42 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 40 replies
    Biden
  • (YouTube)DFU POLIMERICK MINUTE: Skinny Dipping Joe Biden

    08/01/2014 7:49:26 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-1-14 | dfu
    SKINNY DIPPING JOE BIDEN - graphics and limerick
  • 2016 Frontrunner (Joe Biden) Has Nude Swimming Fetish (w pix)

    08/01/2014 7:09:17 PM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    FreeBeacon ^ | Aug 1, 2014 | Andrew Stiles
    American voters want a presidential candidate who isn’t afraid to let it all hang out, and that’s exactly why Joe Biden is the presumptive frontrunner in 2016. Ronald Kessler’s new book, “The First Family Detail,” includes some revealing tidbits, the New York Observer reports: Secret Service agents dread being assigned to protect the vice president, in part because Biden’s a big fan of skinny dipping, according to a new tell-all book.
  • U.S. gifts $8 billion [sic] to Ukraine for border protection

    08/01/2014 3:09:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 47 replies
    UPI ^ | 8-1-2014 | JC Finley
    The U.S. will be providing Ukraine with an additional $8 billion to bolster its border guard capabilities, the White House announced Friday. Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday that the U.S. will provide approximately $8 billion to help bolster Ukraine's State Border Guard Service. Biden shared the news with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a phone call on Friday. "This additional assistance," the White House said, "includes engineering equipment for improving infrastructure along Ukraine's borders, transport and patrol vehicles, surveillance equipment to extend the visual range of border security patrols, and small boats to conduct maritime patrol and interdiction operations."
  • Vice President Biden loves to skinny dip, says tell-all book [HORRIFIC MENTAL IMAGES]

    08/01/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1 Aug 14 | Celeste Katz
    It's the Joe Biden you didn’t know — and might not want to see. Secret Service agents dread being assigned to protect the vice president, in part because Biden’s a big fan of skinny dipping, according to a new tell-all book. In “The First Family Detail,” author Ronald Kessler quotes unnamed Secret Service agents dishing about the supposedly “hidden lives” of Presidents and the other important people they protect.
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • Newington Teen Asks Joe Biden To The Prom; VP Sends Her A Corsage

    07/22/2014 9:09:37 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 30 replies
    The Courant ^ | July 22, 2014 15:01 GMT | Christopher Hoffman
    NEWINGTON — When Talia Maselli envisioned her perfect prom date, one man immediately sprang to mind: Vice President Joe Biden. “Joe Biden makes me laugh,” the Maselli said. “He just cracks me up.” So she mailed Biden a handwritten note last fall asking him to escort her to the Newington High School prom. “I am inviting you so far in advance because I’m sure many 17-year-old girls send you prom invitations, and I had to beat them to it,” Maselli said in her letter. “I could only tolerate a high school dance if I was to be escorted by the...
  • Joe Biden Is the Most Interesting Politician who has no Chance of Becoming President

    07/21/2014 2:37:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21 | Jaime Fuller
    The New Yorker's Evan Osnos has been working on a profile about Vice President Biden for months, and it finally published this week -- with a big focus on the vice president's role in the Ukraine crisis. Osnos conducted many interviews with Biden -- and even talked to President Obama. You should read the whole thing -- especially since the New Yorker archives are now open for browsing this summer -- but here's a look at some of the most interesting tidbits. As the wars in the Middle East have ended, Biden has shifted to smaller foreign policy priorities, although...
  • Obama: Biden would make 'superb' president

    07/21/2014 12:48:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 21, 2014
    President Barack Obama said Joe Biden would make a "superb" president, but questioned whether his vice president or potential rival Hillary Clinton would want to endure another campaign for the White House, a media report Monday said. Obama, in an interview with the New Yorker, said Biden "has seen the job up close, he knows what the job entails. He understands how to separate what's really important from what's less important. I think he's got great people skills. He enjoys politics, and he's got important relationships up on the Hill (in Congress) that would serve him well." "Joe would be...
  • What Liberals Really Want: 5 Goals for End of Obama’s Presidency (Voting, guns, student loans)

    07/18/2014 3:54:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 17, 2014 | Caleb Jackson and Noah Weiland
    From reducing student loan debt to expanding voter rights to dealing with the scourge of violent crime, liberals have laid out an ambitious agenda for the waning years of the Obama presidency. At a day-long summit Wednesday organized by Generation Progress, the youth division of the influential Washington-based think tank Center for American Progress, speakers such as Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi articulated their goals to a Washington audience of more than 1,000. Here are five issues that came up again and again at the Make Progress National Summit, and the...
  • Biden Says Downed Jet Apparently "Blown Out of the Sky" (Thank You Capt. Obvious)

    07/17/2014 4:10:32 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 28 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Reuters) ^ | July 17, 2014 23:05 GMT | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday it appeared that the downing of a Malaysian airliner near the Ukraine-Russia border was not an accident and that the passenger jet apparently was "blown out of the sky." "This is truly a grave situation," Biden said in a speech in Detroit. He said he had seen reports that Americans may have been on board and that "we're now working every minute to try to confirm those reports as I speak." Biden said the downing of the jet was tragic. He spoke by phone to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.
  • Biden: We Tried Change In 2008 ‘And It Didn’t Happen’

    07/17/2014 9:16:47 AM PDT · by garjog · 20 replies
    CBSDC/AP ^ | July 17, 2014 | Staff
    It appears Vice President Joe Biden admitted that President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign slogan of “hope and change” never happened. Speaking during a Generation Progress event Wednesday, Biden told the crowd that he and Obama tried for change in 2008. “Look folks, this is within our power to change. Everybody says because we tried in ’08 and it didn’t happen, it’s not possible,” Biden said.
  • Governors livid over border crisis

    07/12/2014 11:49:32 AM PDT · by Innovative · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | July 11, 2014 | Kyle Cheney
    The surge of Latin American children trying to cross the U.S. border threatens to strain states’ resources and is testing their already fragile relationship with Washington, governors from both parties warned Friday. As they gathered here for a meeting of the National Governors Association, the state leaders seethed at what they said was a lack of support and information from the federal government. The border crisis was on the tip of nearly every governor’s tongue in the early part of their meeting here, yet the group passed on the chance to grill Vice President Joe Biden on the subject when...
  • Rand Paul Leads the GOP Pack for 2016

    07/11/2014 10:34:44 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 31 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | July 11 2014 | EPJ
    A new Zogby Analytics poll of likely Republican primary voters in 2016 shows Rand Paul starting to build a lead over better known – and more establishment – GOP figures. In the poll, Rand polls 20%, followed by “Establishment” candidates New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush with 13% each. In fourth place is Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with 8%, then Florida Senator Marco Rubio 7%, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindahl 4%, and New Mexico Governor Suzanna Martinez, Ohio Governor John Kasich, and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley all with 1% each. Rand does well among all...
  • Biden calls on governors to lead nation

    07/11/2014 7:29:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 11, 2014 5:01 PM EDT | Steve Peoples and Erik Schelzig
    Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation “out of this mess” while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country’s aging infrastructure. “The way things have gotten today, and I’m not singling out any party or any group of people—the politics, the culture in Washington, it’s become too personal, it’s too corrosive,” Biden said during a meeting of the National Governors Association. “I think you’ve got to lead us out of this mess we’re in.” …
  • Why Republicans Should Ignore Palin’s Call to Impeach Obama

    07/10/2014 3:08:19 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 53 replies
    <p>Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2008, is advocating the impeachment of President Barack Obama. “It’s time to impeach,” she wrote, “and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment.”</p>