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  • Biden, Obama helped keep ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ alive (SOMEBODY NEEDS TO BRING THIS UP)

    10/03/2008 10:23:46 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies · 311+ views
    CNN ^ | 9/23/2008 | Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston
    Last night, Biden had a snide "bridge" comment.....somebody needs to bring this up! Biden, Obama helped keep ‘Bridge to Nowhere’ alive Joe Biden, Barack Obama voted to kill a Senate amendment diverting bridge funding Both voted for final transportation bill that included the $223 million bridge earmark http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/23/biden.earmarks/index.html
  • The Senator from MBNA From the past, a look at Joe Biden's connections

    09/30/2008 7:10:23 PM PDT · by seastay · 8 replies · 1,005+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 1998 | Byron York
    In the 1996 campaign, a Republican businessman named Raymond J. Clatworthy challenged Joseph Biden's run for a fifth term as senator from Delaware. By many accounts, Clatworthy ran a hapless, hopeless race. He tried to portray Biden as a soft-on-crime liberal. It didn't work. He tried to portray Biden as a big-government tax-and-spend liberal. That didn't work, either. He even brought in Hollywood GOP icon Charlton Heston to campaign for him in all three of Delaware's counties. Still no luck; the popular Biden maintained a strong lead in the polls going into election day. Despite his frustration, Clatworthy stuck to...
  • Biden, Obama helped keep 'Bridge to Nowhere' alive

    09/24/2008 9:50:29 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 8 replies · 644+ views
    CNN ^ | 24 Sep 08 | Drew Griffin and Kathleen Johnston
    Although Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden routinely mocks his Republican counterpart, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, for her onetime support of the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere," Biden and his running mate voted to keep the project alive twice.
  • Why isn't the "Biden Doctrine" on foreign policy playing a prominent role in Obama's campaign?

    09/21/2008 6:07:34 AM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies · 342+ views
    9/21/08 | VANITY
    QUESTION: Why isn't VP candidate Biden campaigning on what he calls "The Biden Doctrine"? Sen Biden (D-Delaware) is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Obama desperately needed foreign policy credentials----one can conclude Biden sold himself to Obama as his running mate based on pumping his foreign policy credentials. Ergo, Biden and Obama should be asked why the "Biden Doctrine" on US foreign policy is not playing a prominent role in Obama's 2008 campaign. THE BIDEN DOCTRINE ARTICULATED November 6, 2001 By Melissa Radler, Jerusalem Post Biden says Israel, US should not argue publicly PHILADELPHIA - Speaking at the...
  • Joe Biden and American Charity--What his tax returns mean.

    09/15/2008 5:31:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 41 replies · 524+ views
    National Review ^ | 9-15-08 | Byron York
    It has become a common practice, when a presidential candidate releases his or her tax returns, for reporters and pundits to examine how much the candidate gave to charity. In September 1992, for example, when the Washington Post reported that Al Gore, then the Democratic candidate for vice president, had released his tax returns, the second paragraph in the story noted that out of income of $183,558, Gore “donated $1,727 — less than 1 percent — to charity.” Other stories about other candidates routinely included figures on charitable giving. Last Friday, Sen. Joseph Biden, the Democratic candidate for vice president,...
  • Biden Admits Plagiarism in School But Says It Was Not 'Malevolent' (1987)

    09/14/2008 1:15:02 PM PDT · by narses · 32 replies · 234+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 18, 1987 | E. J. DIONNE JR., SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES
    LEAD: Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., fighting to salvage his Presidential campaign, today acknowledged ''a mistake'' in his youth, when he plagiarized a law review article for a paper he wrote in his first year at law school. Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., fighting to salvage his Presidential campaign, today acknowledged ''a mistake'' in his youth, when he plagiarized a law review article for a paper he wrote in his first year at law school. Mr. Biden insisted, however, that he had done nothing ''malevolent,'' that he had simply misunderstood the need to cite sources carefully. And he asserted that...
  • Biden said to be too cozy with trial lawyers

    09/13/2008 6:51:19 PM PDT · by jasonmyos · 3 replies · 133+ views
    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline)-Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's views on a bevy of national issues remain unknown, not the least of which is her take on the nation's legal landscape. Leading tort reform advocates told Legal Newsline that they know little to nothing about the first-term Alaska governor's view on legal reform. "I am not aware that Governor Palin has any record," said Philip Howard, founder and chair of Common Good, a bipartisan coalition that advocates for legal reform. Palin's public comments on national legal issues have been limited to her comments blasting the U.S. Supreme Court for reducing the...
  • Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden is loose cannon, but tight wad on charity donations

    09/12/2008 4:28:09 PM PDT · by melt · 17 replies · 476+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/12/08 | KENNETH R. BAZINET
    WASHINGTON - Calling Joe Biden the cheap veep would be charitable. Biden, Barack Obama's vice presidential pick, relased 10 years of tax returns Friday in hopes of forcing GOP rival Sarah Palin to do the same. But the filings reveal the Delaware Democrat doesn't dig very deep into his wallet for charities. Biden reported a total income of $2.2 million over the last 10 years, but donated a scant $3,690 in money and gifts. His philanthropy hit a peak last year - while he was running for President - when he earned $320,000. He gave $995 to charity - and...
  • Bridge Politics (Sarah Palin stood against the Bridge to Nowhere. Why didn’t Obama and Biden?)

    09/11/2008 12:13:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 220+ views
    National Review ^ | September 11, 2008 | Phil Kerpen
    Before Team Obama continues its attacks on Sarah Palin for at one point voicing some general support for the Bridge to Nowhere, the presidential hopeful has some explaining to do. Let the record show that Barack Obama himself voted for the bridge at least twice, as did his running mate Joe Biden. If Team Obama is to continue to point out that Palin was for the bridge before she was against it, they either must explain why Obama and Biden never denounced the project or, on the other hand, describe why they were in error for supporting it. At the...
  • Taxpayers Pay for Joe Biden's Train Commute

    09/09/2008 1:24:50 PM PDT · by flyfree · 14 replies · 1,169+ views
    We've heard a bit about how Joe Biden commutes every day to and from his house. It looks like you and I pay for that commute.
  • VP Candidate Joseph Biden: "Tehran’s Favorite Senator" vs. PM Menachem Begin, circa 1982

    09/09/2008 4:04:27 PM PDT · by Ziva · 118+ views
    The Jewish Voice and Opinion ^ | September 2008 | Susan Rosenbluth
    Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE), has a pro-Israel reputation and, in a recent interview with Shalom television, even identified himself as "a Zionist," but it is open to question what the late Menachem Begin would have to say about that designation for the Delaware senator. According to reports in the Jerusalem Post by Moshe Zak and another in Time magazine, Messrs Biden and Begin had a serious confrontation in the summer of 1982 in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the issue of Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza. According to Mr. Zak, a former editor of...
  • Bishops criticize Biden’s abortion remarks for flawed reasoning

    09/09/2008 12:07:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 272+ views
    CNA ^ | September 8, 2008
    Archbishop Charles Chaput / Bishop Robert Morlino Washington DC, Sep 8, 2008 / 04:33 pm (CNA).- Bishop of Madison Robert C. Morlino and Archbishop of Denver Charles J. Chaput have responded to Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Joseph Biden’s characterization that the point when life begins is a religious belief, criticizing him for “flawed moral reasoning,” confusing the Catholic faithful and confusing the differences between faith and natural law.In a Sunday interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Biden had said that he is “prepared as a matter of faith to accept that life begins at the moment of conception”...
  • Joe Biden Misleads in Interview, Routinely Supports Tax-Funded Abortions

    09/08/2008 4:16:38 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 8 replies · 193+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/8/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Joe Biden repeatedly made the claim in a Sunday interview on the NBC political show "Meet the Press" that he opposes taxpayer funding of abortions. However, a look at his voting record over the years reveals numerous instances where Barack Obama's pro-abortion running mate did exactly that. "I don't support public, public funding. I don't, because that flips the burden. That's then telling me I have to accept a different view," he said on the program. As recently as February, Biden voted against an amendment that would permanently prevent abortion funding at Indian health care service...
  • Obama and Biden Voted FOR "Bridge to Nowhere"

    09/08/2008 4:23:52 PM PDT · by jokyfo · 27 replies · 467+ views
    Chicago Dailty Observer ^ | 9/8/08 | John Powers
    Though Gov. Palin originally supported the earmark spending on the Ketchikan bridge (“to nowhere), SHE eventually KILLED THE PROJECT, choosing to spend Federal money on other infrasturcture programs. However, Sen. Biden and Sen. Obama voted FOR funding the Bridge, EVEN when given a second chance by Sen. Tom Coburn, who proposed shifting earmark funds to Katrina relief. Sen. McCain did not vote on the Coburn Amendment, though he is ON RECORD AS OPPSOING the Ketchikan bridge earmark.
  • Biden Stiffs His Campaign Staff (giggle)

    09/08/2008 5:18:41 PM PDT · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 33 replies · 243+ views
    Macs Mind ^ | 09/07/2008 | Bruce Riddle, CPA CFP
    “Family, I feel an obligation to honesty and truth to share with you some facts. My Father and Mother instilled in me the values and morals of treating people fairly and always being honest. If you purchase something, you pay for it. If you borrow something, you give it back. I have been “stiffed” three times in my 30 year professional career by someone who I rendered services to, gave a finished product to, but who refused to pay for those services even though they acknowledged the services and products were correct, were what they asked for, and were never...
  • Biden Takes Credit for Iraq Success

    09/08/2008 12:59:48 PM PDT · by Jbny · 25 replies · 251+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | September 8, 2008 | Abe Greenwald
    Yesterday on Meet the Press, Tom Brokaw asked Joe Biden if the troop surge in Iraq had made possible the increased security and reconciliation we now see in that country. Here is Biden’s answer: SEN. BIDEN: No. The surge helped make that–what made is possible in Anbar province is they did what I’d suggested two and a half years ago: gave local control.
  • Comments for Analysis: Biden's Wealth in His House ( More Shady 'Rat RE Deals )

    09/07/2008 6:10:42 AM PDT · by kellynla · 18 replies · 334+ views
    September 6, 2008 | CRIS BARRISH
    Cannot post: Here is the link: http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008809060343
  • Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-DE) voting record (Do not look - TURN AWAY!) Only the 3RD leftist?

    09/07/2008 4:56:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies · 289+ views
    Vote Smart ^ | 9/07/08
    Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (DE) 12/18/2007 Inclusion of Iraq and Afghanistan Military Operations Funding with the Consolidated Appropriations HR 2764 NV (no vote) Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (70 - 25) 10/01/2007 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 HR 1585 NV (no vote) Bill Passed - Senate (92 - 3) 10/18/2007 Prohibiting Funds for Groups that Perform Abortions S Amdt 3330 NV (no vote) Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 52) 09/10/2007 Bridge Repair Funding S Amdt 2792 NV (no vote) Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 33) 04/18/2005 Future Military Funding for Iraq Amendment HR 1268...
  • SOWELL: Foreign policy 'experience'

    09/06/2008 4:25:58 PM PDT · by chickadee · 15 replies · 215+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/6/08 | Thomas Sowell
    The fact that Sen. Joe Biden has for years listened to all sorts of people testify on all sorts of foreign policy issues tells us nothing about how well he understood the issues. Out of the four presidential and vice-presidential candidates this year, only Mrs. Palin has had to make executive decisions and live with the consequences. As for Mr. Obama, his various pronouncements on foreign policy have been as immature as they have been presumptuous.
  • Questions About Biden's Real Estate

    09/06/2008 2:09:47 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 30 replies · 266+ views
    ABC ^ | September 6 | Jake Tapper
    The Wilmington (Del.) News Journal takes a look today at some of the real estate transactions of Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. Biden is one of the least wealthy members of Congress, but he enjoys a splendid home because of real estate deals with political supporters. The Bidens live "on a four-acre lakefront estate in a 7,000-square-foot custom home" in Greenville, Del., a property worth at least $2.5 million. Reports the newspaper: "In 1996, Biden sold a home in Greenville for the asking price of $1.2 million -- more than six times what he paid two decades earlier -- to John...