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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...
  • Biden: Questions on AMTRAK and Plastic Surgery (Vanity)

    09/06/2008 12:05:41 PM PDT · by carrier-aviator · 9 replies · 752+ views
    Who pays for Joe Biden's daily AMTRAK commute from Wilmington, DE to DC? We hear about how Joe Biden is just a regular guy, commuting daily by AMTRAK between his home in Wilmington, DE and the Senate. Has anyone checked out the price of this commute? The cheapest fare on AMTRAK is $42, one way, or $84 roundtrip. Now, we know how(little) the Congress works, so let's say the Senator makes the trip 3 times per week. That is a cost of $252/week, or almost $1100/month, or over $13,000/yr. Who pays this? I know Members of Congress get a fixed...
  • One Unlikely VP Debate Question

    09/06/2008 1:35:46 PM PDT · by Renfield · 11 replies · 218+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 9-06-08 | Lee Cary
    The Democrats, supported by their allies in the old big media, never tired of highlighting Vice President Dick Cheney’s absence of military service based on student draft deferments. But how much have we heard about Senator Joseph Biden’s military service -- or lack thereof? Biden turns out to have received the same number of student draft deferments during the Vietnam War as did Cheney -- five. Then, according to this quote from one of his campaign spokespersons, David Wade, “As a result of a physical exam on April 5, 1968, Joe Biden was classified I-Y and disqualified from service because...
  • Did Joe Biden dodge draft after bloody Tet offensive?

    09/04/2008 7:04:38 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 75 replies · 985+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | September 4, 2008 | Tim Sumner
    Click on image for the actual September 2, 2008, front pageAfter seven years of initial eligibility, Joseph Biden was removed from the military draft pool just when it was most likely he would be drafted and sent into the Vietnam War. The American death toll was rising rapidly -- 11,153 in 1967. Thousands more had died since the Tet offensive began in January, 296,000 men ages 19 through 25 would be drafted during 1968, Joseph Biden had run out of college deferments, and he would not be safe until November 20, 1968, his twenty-sixth birthday. During the Democrat Party...
  • Biden Admits Plagiarism in School - NT TIMES - Also poor grades

    09/04/2008 11:19:21 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 27 replies · 375+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 18, 1987 | E. J. DIONNE JR., SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES
    "To buttress his assertions of sincerity and openness, Mr. Biden released a 65-page file, obtained by the Senator from the Syracuse University College of Law, that he said contained all the records of his years there. It disclosed relatively poor grades in college and law school, mixed evaluations from teachers and details of the plagiarism."
  • Joe Biden's Disastrous Foreign Policy Liabilities

    09/04/2008 4:04:33 PM PDT · by EBH · 12 replies · 210+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 25, 2008 | Donald Douglas
    Barack Obama's selection of Senator Joseph Biden was designed to bolster the Democrats' flagging standings on the national security issue. Biden, a 35-year veteran of the Congress, serving on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, looked to provide foreign policy gravitas to Obama's dangerous inexperience on the international stage. Yet, as analysts and bloggers take a closer look, Obama's Biden pick may end up being a disastrous liability for the campaign. For one thing, Biden's holds a near-religious commitment to diplomacy before the resort to military force in a crisis. Biden's hedging has left the Delaware Senator a legacy of vacillation...
  • Biden: Israel's Decisions Must Be Made In Jerusalem, Not D.C.

    09/03/2008 1:29:29 PM PDT · by edpc · 12 replies · 71+ views
    Haaretz.com ^ | 3 Sept 2008 | Natasha Mozgovaya
    In a teleconference held with members of the Jewish press on Wednesday Delaware Senator and Democratic Party Vice Presidential nominee Joseph Biden said that Israel must remain a strong ally of the United States, however its decisions "must be made in Jerusalem". Biden also expressed his support of Israel's right to defend itself, saying "Israel has the right to defend itself and it doesn't have to ask, just as any other free and independent country. The Vice Presidential nominee vowed that the United States will "always standby Israel, without telling Israelis what they can and cannot do." Advertisement Biden dismissed...
  • Deferments, Asthma Kept Biden Out Of Vietnam (JOE'S ASTTHMA SCTED UP WHEN HE FELT A DRAFT COMING ON)

    09/01/2008 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 24 replies · 1,317+ views
    CBS News ^ | Aug. 31, 2008 | AP
    (AP) Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden received five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War, the same number of deferments received by Vice President Dick Cheney, and later was disqualified from service because of asthma as a teenager. Officials with Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's campaign released Biden's Selective Service records at the request of The Associated Press. Less detailed records were available from a National Archives facility in Philadelphia. According to the documents, Biden, 65, received several deferments while he was an undergraduate at the University of Delaware and later as a law student at Syracuse University. A...
  • Biden's draft deferments equal Cheney's during Vietnam War

    DOVER, Del. (AP) | Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, received five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War, the same number of deferments received by Vice President Dick Cheney, and later was disqualified from service because of asthma as a teenager.
  • Biden received 5 deferments before being declared medically ineligible for Vietnam

    08/31/2008 4:09:33 PM PDT · by oldbill · 51 replies · 789+ views
    Hartford Courant via AP ^ | August 31, 2008 | Randall Chase
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden received five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War, the same number of deferments received by Vice President Dick Cheney, and later was disqualified from service because of asthma as a teenager. Additional deferments were granted in roughly 12-month intervals, the last coming in January 1968, shortly before he graduated from law school at Syracuse University
  • Joe Biden used 5 deferments to keep out of Vietnam

    08/31/2008 11:41:54 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 60 replies · 273+ views
    AP ^ | August 31, 2008 | RANDALL CHASE
    DOVER, Del. - Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden received five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War, the same number of deferments received by Vice President Dick Cheney, and later was disqualified from service because of asthma as a teenager. In “Promises to Keep,” a memoir that was published last year and became an instant best-seller after he was tapped as Obama’s running mate, Biden never mentions his asthma, recounting an active childhood, work as a lifeguard and football exploits in high school.
  • Joe Biden and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (what's experience if your WRONG)

    08/30/2008 3:31:06 PM PDT · by personalaccts · 17 replies · 602+ views
    http://tncwatch.com ^ | 8/30/08 | Tennessee Conservative Watch
    Saturday, August 30, 2008 Joe Biden and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's choice for vice president, has been a senator since 1972. He is one of only five senators who were present in 1973 when Congress passed legislation authorizing construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline system (TAPS). Biden, then 30, was the youngest member of the Senate and not a leader in the lengthy debate over the pipeline. But his voting record is striking - at least to an Alaskan interested in history. Biden was a reliable "no" on TAPS. In July,...
  • Biden and the pipeline

    08/30/2008 12:13:15 PM PDT · by pepperhead · 11 replies · 149+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 25, 2008 | Michael Carey
    Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's choice for vice president, has been a senator since 1972. He is one of only five senators who were present in 1973 when Congress passed legislation authorizing construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline system (TAPS). Biden, then 30, was the youngest member of the Senate and not a leader in the lengthy debate over the pipeline. But his voting record is striking - at least to an Alaskan interested in history. Biden was a reliable "no" on TAPS. In July, when the Senate passed the Gravel-Stevens amendment allowing immediate construction of...
  • Rhetorical Question (Biden said give money to Iran so they won't hate us.)

    08/30/2008 6:49:36 AM PDT · by NoobRep · 14 replies · 356+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 10/22/2001 | Michael Crowley
    At the Tuesday-morning meeting with committee staffers, Biden launches into a stream-of-consciousness monologue about what his committee should be doing, before he finally admits the obvious: "I'm groping here." Then he hits on an idea: America needs to show the Arab world that we're not bent on its destruction. "Seems to me this would be a good time to send, no strings attached, a check for $200 million to Iran," Biden declares. He surveys the table with raised eyebrows, a How do ya like that? look on his face. The staffers sit in silence. Finally somebody ventures a response: "I...
  • Can some list me Sen Biden's accomplishments in the area of Foreign Policy?

    08/29/2008 11:42:16 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies · 521+ views
    08.29.08 | Perdogg
    We have been told that Biden has had a lot of experience and expertise in Foreign Policy, but what are his accomplishments? Can some one list them for me?
  • List of Joe Biden's Executive Experience and Qualifications

    08/29/2008 12:08:22 PM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies · 114+ views
    Various | 8/29/08
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  • Joe Biden, a Good One for Gun Violence Reduction, Says Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence

    08/27/2008 11:19:33 AM PDT · by justlurking · 9 replies · 125+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | 2008-08-25 | Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence praised Senator Barack Obama's choice for his vice presidential running mate, Senator Joe Biden. "Joe Biden is a straight talker about the need for common sense laws to keep dangerous people from getting dangerous weapons," said Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "He has been a solid advocate for sensible gun laws that protect our police officers and our families. I was proud to stand with him just weeks ago in Philadelphia when he joined with our nation's mayors in supporting tough crime...
  • Biden's Blink on Iran

    08/26/2008 7:30:28 PM PDT · by Delacon · 8 replies · 87+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 26, 2008 | Michael Rubin
    In selecting Joseph Biden as his running mate, Barack Obama acknowledged the importance of foreign affairs to this year's election. His Web site trumpeted Biden as "an expert on foreign policy" and a man "who has stared down dictators."As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Biden is well versed in policy debates and carefully choreographed trips. But his record on the Islamic Republic of Iran -- perhaps the chief national security threat facing the next president -- suggests a persistent and dangerous judgment deficit. Biden's unyielding pursuit of "engagement" with Iran for more than a decade has made it...
  • Biden denies existence of a war on terror

    08/26/2008 11:01:34 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies · 121+ views
    jihadwatch.org ^ | August 24, 2008 | Robert Spencer
    Now that Obama has made his momentous choice, here is a blast from the past: "Biden wages war on 'war on terror,'" by Ben Smith for Politico, May 4, 2007 (thanks to JCB): John Edwards won praise on the left and criticism from the right when, at the first Democratic presidential candidates debate last month, refused to raise his hand to say he believed in the existence of a "global war on terror." The man to Edwards' immediate left on the stage, Senator Joe Biden, didn't raise his hand either. And while Edwards' opposition to the phrase crystallized recently --...
  • Biden's Blink on Iran

    08/26/2008 3:24:13 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 3 replies · 227+ views
    The Washington (Com) Post ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2008 | Michael Rubin
    Biden's political games have made him Tehran's favorite senator. As Gen. David Petraeus struggled to unite Iraqis across the ethnic and sectarian divide, Iran's Press TV seized on Biden's plan for partitioning Iraq and featured his statements with the headline "US plans to disintegrate Iraq." Biden's attack-dog statements about U.S. policy failures emboldened Iranian hard-liners to defy diplomacy. In the Dec. 7, 2007, official sermon, Ayatollah Mohammad Kashani speaking on behalf of Iran's supreme leader, declared, "This Senator [Biden] correctly says Israel could not suppress Hizbullah in Lebanon, so how can the U.S. stand face-to-face with a nation of 70...
  • Sen. Biden’s VAWA Cover-Up

    08/26/2008 10:58:25 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 9 replies · 170+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | August 25, 2008 | Carey Roberts
    Sen. Biden’s VAWA Cover-Up 2008-08-25 at 2:30 pm · Amidst the hoopla surrounding Sen. Joseph Biden’s ascendancy to the right hand of Barack Obama, something was curiously missing. Over the last 15 years, Biden has repeatedly bragged to his friends and colleagues, “What I’m most proud of in my entire career is the Violence Against Women Act.” So why no mention of his legislative pride-and-joy amidst the flurry of text messages, press releases, and staged public appearances? The answer is, VAWA has become something of an embarrassment to the good senator. The Violence Against Women Act and related laws extract...
  • Will YOU Elect GynObama & VAWA Joe? (Violence Against Women Act)

    08/24/2008 9:05:11 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 24 replies · 304+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 2008-08-23 | Marc H. Rudov
    Will YOU Elect GynObama & VAWA Joe? 2008-08-23 at 7:55 pm · Biggest Setback to Men in US History Attention all men: do a quick testicular self-exam. That space you feel between your legs means that Barack Obama and Joe Biden — both on record as ballbusting misandrists — will easily convince you to send them to the White House. If you enable their victory, you will cause the biggest setback to men in US history. It is Saturday morning, August 23, 2008. All the networks are atwitter about Barack Obama choosing Joe Biden to be his veep. Fawning reporters...
  • Obama and Biden, #1 and #3 most liberal senators

    08/23/2008 10:36:14 PM PDT · by Delacon · 30 replies · 355+ views
    Isn't the VP pick supposed to balance out the ticket? Biden just loses out to Sheldon Whitehouse by one tenth of a point for the #2 spot to Obama. And Biden is supposed to bring foreign policy experience to the ticket when he is actually more liberal than obama. Way to win the middle Dems. Senator... ...is more liberal than __% of the Senate on these issues: CompositeScore NameSort (alpha by surname)  EconomicSort  SocialSort  ForeignSort  LiberalSort  Obama, Barack, D-Ill. 94 94 92 95.5 Whitehouse, Sheldon, D-R.I. 94 88 94 94.3 Biden, Joseph, D-Del. 94 86 98 94.2 Sanders, Bernie, I-Vt. 90...
  • Remember This When MSM Calls Biden a Moderate

    08/19/2008 11:05:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies · 129+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Barack Obama is looking for an elder statesman with national security credentials as his running mate, my two cents say he should pick Sam Nunn. The conventional wisdom, though, has Obama leaning toward Joe Biden. If the senior senator from Delaware is indeed tapped, we can expect that mere milliseconds will elapse before some MSM outlet labels Biden a "moderate" or a "centrist." We thought it might be useful to do a little prophylactic exploration of the Biden record. Given his long tenure in the senate, he's earned literally hundreds of interest group ratings over the years. But here...