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  • White House: Joe Biden 'one of the leading statesmen of his time'

    01/07/2014 9:34:47 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-7-2014 | MEGHASHYAM MALI
    January 7, 2014 White House: Joe Biden 'one of the leading statesmen of his time' MEGHASHYAM MALI The White House on Tuesday pushed back at criticism from former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates directed at Vice President Joe Biden, saying that President Obama respected and valued the counsel from his number two. “The President disagrees with Secretary Gates' assessment - from his leadership on the Balkans in the Senate, to his efforts to end the war in Iraq, Joe Biden has been one of the leading statesmen of his time, and has helped advance America's leadership in the world,” said...
  • Has V.P. Biden excommunicated himself by voting Pro Choice?

    10/13/2012 4:48:02 PM PDT · by pansgold · 39 replies
    X / XIII / MMXII | pansgold
    Has V.P. Biden excommunicated himself by voting Pro Choice? Canon 1398 Any politician that passes a law that promotes abortion, is automatically excommunicated. Their excommunication does not have to be public. Their action is sufficient to incur the excommunication. Under Vatican ruling, abortion triggers automatic excommunication Today, Canon 1398 of the 1983 revision of the Code of Canon Law reads: “A person who actually procures an abortion incurs a latae sententiae excommunication.” The word “actually” indicates that the abortion must have been successful for the penalty to occur; the mere intent to have an abortion is not sufficient. That the...
  • Chinese Soft Shelled Turtle Evacuates Most of Urea through its Mouth (Biden Doesn't Appear Chinese)

    10/13/2012 3:07:45 PM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    SciTech Daily ^ | October 12, 2012 | Range
    Unabridged Title: Chinese Soft Shelled Turtle Evacuates Majority of Urea through its Mouth When Chinese soft-shelled turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis) need to urinate, they open their mouths, according to a new study. As odd as it might seem, this actually makes sense for this amphibious organism. The researchers published their findings in The Journal of Experimental Biology. These reptiles don’t have any gills, but they have structures inside their mouths that work like gills. This means that P. sinensis has the option of breathing underwater, though most of the time they just reach up and breathe air. But what researchers found...
  • VP Biden To Campaign For Grayson

    10/25/2010 12:19:21 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10-25-2010 |
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Vice President Joe Biden will campaign for Alan Grayson on Monday afternoon at the Orange County Convention Center. Grayson is fighting to retain his seat in Congress in the race against opponent Dan Webster.
  • VP: Dems will pick up seats (Yea, Right, LOL!)

    10/01/2010 7:44:25 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 09/30/10 8:18 PM | POLITICO STAFF
    Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday again promised supporters that Democrats would keep control of both houses of Congress as he campaigned in Omaha for state Sen. Tom White, who's challenging Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.). "We’re going to pick up some House seats nobody expected us to get, just like this one here (in Nebraska)," said Biden, who also repeated his now-familiar refrain that former President George W. Bush was to blame for the poor economy. He said the Obama administration was "turning things around ... The economy has grown four successive quarters." Biden told the crowd of about 285...
  • Stimulus has been 'an absolute success,' says VP Biden

    06/02/2010 2:25:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 120 replies · 2,455+ views
    Stimulus has been 'an absolute success,' says VP Biden By Michael O'Brien - 06/02/10 05:06 PM ET The Obama administration's signature stimulus program has been an "absolute success" so far, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday. Biden, who heads up the administration's effort to implement the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), said the legislation will have saved or created between 3 and 3.5 million jobs before the end of 2010. "An absolute success," Biden termed the stimulus during an interview on "Charlie Rose" to air Wednesday evening. "We will create over 3.5 million or save over 3.5...
  • Biden acknowledges message lapse on oil spill

    06/02/2010 3:18:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies · 1,432+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | June 2, 2010 | by Patricia Zengerle
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House has been deeply involved in the effort to staunch the Gulf of Mexico oil spill from the start but may have made a mistake by failing to communicate effectively about its efforts, Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday. "I think if there's any mistake made (it's) that we haven't communicated clearly enough what the president has done on this oil spill from the beginning," Biden said in the transcript of an interview with PBS' Charlie Rose television show. "We were there the first day, the first morning after that well ... blew and...
  • Beau Biden Hospitalized, Whitehouse Says

    05/11/2010 7:36:17 AM PDT · by iowamark · 116 replies · 5,995+ views ^ | 05/11/2010
    WASHINGTON D.C- Beau Biden, the 41-year-old son of the US Vice President, and Delaware Attorney General, has been hospitalized Tuesday May 11, reports said. The Whitehouse said the eldest son of the Vice President, Joe Biden, was alert and awake with his family by his side, including the VP. “Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is at Christiana Medical Center undergoing treatment at present,” the vice president’s office said in a statement. “He is alert and awake, and communicating with his parents and his wife, who are with him. We will provide more details as they become available.” The popular figure...
  • Biden sees up to 200,000 new jobs next month (250,000 to 500,000 jobs per month soon afterward)

    04/23/2010 6:55:40 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 173 replies · 4,710+ views
    Yahoo ^ | April 23 ,2012
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Joe Biden predicted on Friday the U.S. economy would create 100,000 to 200,000 jobs next month, with a rise to 250,000 to 500,000 jobs per month soon afterward, according to a press pool report. "We caught a lot of bad breaks on the way down. We're going to catch a few good breaks because of good planning on the way up," Biden told a political fundraiser in Pittsburgh, the pool report said, as he hailed the Obama administration's recovery efforts. President Barack Obama has insisted that boosting jobs is his top domestic priority, mindful that...
  • Biden Predicts Up To 500,000 Jobs Created a Month (Glue Sniffing Ping!)

    04/23/2010 4:32:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies · 602+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 4/23/2010 | Staff
    Vice President Biden on Friday declared that over the course of the next few months, the administration will be creating between 250,000 and 500,000 jobs a month. He acknowledged that he's gotten into trouble for making job predictions in the past, according to reporters traveling with him, but that didn't seem to stop the VP from making bold assumptions.
  • Biden on ‘Big F****** Deal’ Remark: Obama Was ‘Laughing Like the Devil’ (video)

    04/22/2010 10:51:02 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 22 replies · 864+ views ^ | April 22, 2010
    "He said, 'Katie, my secretary, told me that when said that to me everybody could hear it.'"
  • Biden's After Income-Tax 2009 Income is $249K, Only $4,820 goes for Charity

    04/15/2010 11:04:31 AM PDT · by goods · 27 replies · 967+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 15, 2010 | AP
    Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, reported an adjusted gross income of $333,182 for 2009. They paid $71,147 in federal income taxes, $12,420 in Delaware income taxes and $1,477 in Virginia income taxes. The Bidens gave $4,820 to charity, in cash and in-kind donations
  • Democratic Party Selling T-Shirts Off Biden's "Big F***ing Deal" Comment

    04/01/2010 1:46:19 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies · 654+ views
    Democratic Party Selling T-Shirts Off Biden's "Big F***ing Deal" Comment Posted by Brian Montopoli Organizing for America, the Democratic National Committee organization dedicated to mobilizing millions of people who supported Barack Obama in the presidential election, has come up with what it hopes will be a big f***king fundraising success. OFA is selling t-shirts deeming health care reform a "BFD" -- a reference to an utterance by Vice President Biden to President Obama at the signing of the bill that passage is "a big f***ing deal." The t-shirts, which cost $25, includes the date the bill was signed (March 23rd),...
  • Biden: People are skeptical of what we’re doing because of … Bush

    03/26/2010 5:36:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies · 717+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 26, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Sure, pal. Whatever you need to tell yourself. VPOTUS blamed the George W. Bush administration for any unpopularity the current administration has suffered. “We inherited a cynical republic, and I can’t blame them,” he said. “Eight years of collapse, eight years of being misled about wars.” He cast the Republican political strategy since last January as irresponsible cynicism., and boasted that the recent passage of health care reform might dispel it. “They [Republicans] still believe cynicism will prevail, that the government can’t do anything, that we’re a bunch of socialists – all these things you hear. I think the healthcare...
  • Vice President Biden says Obama's troubles rooted in failures of Bush years

    03/26/2010 3:10:44 PM PDT · by devane617 · 58 replies · 1,314+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 03/26/2010 | Avi Selk
    Vice President Joe Biden said Friday at at a Dallas fundraiser that the Obama administration's political troubles are rooted in the failures of the Bush years. “We inherited a cynical republic,” he told a room full of supporters at a Northwest Dallas home. “And I can’t blame them. Eight years of collapse, eight years of being misled about wars.” But he defended the administration’s first 14 months and argued that the enactment of health-care legislation “put a big stake in the heart” of Republican opposition.
  • President Obama was not bothered by my f-bomb, Vice President Biden says

    03/25/2010 4:54:38 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 919+ views
    President Obama was not bothered by my f-bomb, Vice President Biden says DAILY NEWS STAFF Thursday, March 25th 2010, 4:00 AM Vice President Biden says his boss wasn't bothered in the least by his stage whisper at the health care bill signing ceremony that it was "a big f---ing deal." At a Baltimore fund-raiser last night, Biden said President Obama brought up his faux pas at a White House morning briefing and remarked: "You know what the best thing about yesterday was? Joe's comment."
  • Joe Biden the cussing Catholic

    03/24/2010 12:40:10 PM PDT · by RGirard · 30 replies · 586+ views ^ | March 24, 2010 | Réne Girard
    By now everyone in San Diego has surely heard of Joe Biden's well-publicized remark to President Obama after the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 3962, The Affordable Health Care for America Act, when Biden turned to embrace Barack and said "This is a big (expletive) deal!" Joe Biden, known for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, is also known as a practicing Catholic - recently seen with a smudge of ash on his forehead from Ash Wednesday. So far Joe Biden, the cussing Catholic, has yet to apologize to the American people, or, as far as we...
  • VP Joe Biden broke DC statute when he swore in a public building

    it shall not be lawful for any person or persons to curse, swear, or make use of any indecent or obscene words, or engage in any disorderly conduct in any street, avenue, alley, road, highway, public park or inclosure, public building, church, or assembly room, or in any other public place, or in any place wherefrom the same may be heard in any street, avenue, alley, road, highway, public park or inclosure, or other building, or in any premises other than those where the offense was committed, under a penalty of not more than $250 or imprisonment for not more...
  • Joe Biden makes 'big f--king' slip-up at Obama health care signing

    03/23/2010 5:41:31 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 39 replies · 2,143+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 24 March 2010
    US Vice-President Joe Biden has let rip another of his legendary gaffes at a crucial moment for the Obama administration, whispering a profanity to the President right before Obama signed his $940 billion health care overhaul into law. After introducing Obama at the White House signing ceremony, the two men pulled close in an embrace and Biden could be heard whispering “This is a big f--king deal” to his boss. According to a blog on the Wall Street Journal, a T-shirt featuring the exclamation was available just hours later. "Yes Mr Vice-President, you're right..." White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs...
  • Joe Biden Drops the F-bomb (NSFW language) With Video

    03/23/2010 9:26:18 AM PDT · by Superstu321 · 13 replies · 1,444+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 03/23/10 | Stupac
    Joey Biden made another EPIC gaffe today check out the video after the jump.
  • Biden: WH Getting Earful from Nervous Lawmakers Over Health Care (video)

    03/18/2010 9:24:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 37 replies · 1,112+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 18, 2010
    Biden: "The proof of the pudding is in the eating."... "We're going to control the insurance companies."
  • White House Ups Ante With New Criticism of Israel

    03/14/2010 1:10:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 910+ views
    FOX News ^ | March 14, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is raising the stakes with Israel, calling it an "insult" and an "affront" that the Jewish nation would continue plans to build 1,600 new apartments during a construction freeze aimed at re-igniting peace talks with Palestinians. Palestinians have not sought as part of their capital the area of northeast Jerusalem where the Jewish settlement of Ramat Shlomo resides, but the decision to announce construction plans just as Vice President Joe Biden was visiting the region led to strained meetings that continues past his return. Biden expressed his displeasure by showing up late to a dinner...
  • Sinking By The Stern

    03/01/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 539+ views ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Union Influence: The White House picks its most frequent visitor to sit on its deficit commission. He believes in big government, in big spending, and that the workers of the world should unite. What could go wrong? Computer security firms have been known to hire the best former hackers because they know best how to stop others like them. But the appointment of Andy Stern, president of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), to a bipartisan commission to come up with ways to deal with the rapidly rising federal budget deficit is like having a serial arsonist organize Fire Prevention...
  • Biden seeks test ban and end to all U.S. nukes

    02/19/2010 12:22:06 AM PST · by SmartInsight · 34 replies · 1,048+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 19, 2010 | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration will move ahead with Senate ratification of a treaty banning nuclear tests that was voted down by Republicans more than a decade ago, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. said Thursday. In a speech setting out the administration's arms-control agenda, Mr. Biden also said the United States will continue to pursue President Obama's call for the elimination of all U.S. nuclear arms, but defended spending $7 billion in the coming year to repair an aging arsenal.
  • Kay Burley has to say sorry for mistaking Ash Wednesday cross on V.P Biden's forehead for a bruise

    Sky News presenter Kay Burley was forced to make an on-air apology today after mistaking a tribute to Ash Wednesday on American vice president Joe Biden’s forehead for a ‘large bruise’. The controversial Miss Burley, 49, made the comments during a conversation with the news channel’s U.S. correspondent, Greg Milam. When made aware of her ignorance during a commercial break, Miss Burley then compounded her insulting words by saying: ‘I’ve said three Hail Marys, everything is going to be fine.’
  • Man infatuated with U.S. VP breaches 2010 security

    02/17/2010 2:53:45 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 36 replies · 874+ views
    CTV News ^ | February 17, 2010 | Rob Brown
    A mentally ill man with a homemade security pass was able to get within metres of U.S. Vice President during a security breach at the Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, CTV News has learned. As dozens of police held back thousands of protestors outside of BC Place in Vancouver, a 48-year-old British Columbia man slipped past several layers of security inside the venue, said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Bud Mercer, the head of the 2010 Integrated Security Unit (ISU). Mercer said the man's target was clear. "He had an infatuation with the US Vice President." Biden was seated...
  • Biden's Forehead Shows Ash Wednesday Mark

    02/17/2010 10:42:46 AM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,458+ views
    CBSNews ^ | February 17, 2010
    February 17, 2010 Biden's Forehead Shows Ash Wednesday Mark [Pic in URL] Posted by Brian Montopoli (AP)Vice President Joe Biden appeared at an event marking the one-year anniversary of the economic stimulus package today with a noticeable black smidge on his forehead. For many the mark was immediately recognizable as the ashes given to Catholics on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Biden, America's first Catholic vice president, also received ashes, which are meant to symbolize repentance and serve as a reminder of human mortality, last year. On Wednesday morning, President Obama issued a statement commemorating Ash Wednesday, saying...
  • Cheney Vs. Biden

    02/16/2010 4:25:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 739+ views ^ | February 16, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: A battle ensues between one vice president who defended freedom well and another who sorely needs his boss's teleprompter. Biden accuses Cheney of rewriting history while claiming that Iraq is this administration's victory. Maybe Vice President Joe Biden should think about writing talking points on his hand as his rhetoric reaches levels of absurdity where no politician has gone before. After last weekend's round of competitive gabfests, one would expect to see a billboard of former Vice President Dick Cheney with a caption, "Miss me yet?" We do, sir, we do. After yeoman service helping President Bush fight the...
  • Sen. Brown: VP Biden 'off base' in blasting me on military tribunals

    02/15/2010 5:28:37 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 35 replies · 1,803+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 15, 2010 | unattributed
    Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown took a swipe at Vice President Joe Biden today -- saying that President Obama's No. 2 was “off base” when he said the Republican get his facts straight when it comes to military tribunals and whether he is aware that terrorists have the right to a lawyer. “It was insulting,” Brown, a critic of Obama during his recent Senate campaign, told The comments came a day after Biden blasted Brown during an appearance on CBS's “Face the Nation" when he said he didn't “know whether the new senator from Massachusetts understands: When you get tried...
  • Senator: VP comments 'insulting' (Senator Brown pushes back)

    02/15/2010 11:09:35 AM PST · by Ravi · 26 replies · 1,169+ views
    politicoo ^ | 2/15/10 | lee
    Sen. Scott Brown thinks Vice President Joe Biden was “off base” when he suggested Sunday that the Massachusetts Republican get his facts straight on the legal procedures for military tribunals. “It was insulting,” said Brown, who frequently jabbed the administration during his Senate campaign, for giving suspected terrorists legal representation. On CBS's “Face the Nation” last weekend, Biden shot back that he doesn’t “know whether the new senator from Massachusetts understands: When you get tried in a military tribunal, you get a lawyer too.” “He’s trying to give me a lesson on military law, and I didn’t think it was...
  • Brown vs. Biden Senator: VP comments 'insulting'

    02/15/2010 11:11:09 AM PST · by AlanD · 55 replies · 2,351+ views
    Sen. Scott Brown thinks Vice President Joe Biden was “off base” when he suggested Sunday that the Massachusetts Republican get his facts straight on the legal procedures for military tribunals. “It was insulting,” said Brown, who frequently jabbed the administration during his Senate campaign, for giving suspected terrorists legal representation. Biden shot back that he doesn’t “know whether the new senator from Massachusetts understands: When you get tried in a military tribunal, you get a lawyer too.” “He’s trying to give me a lesson on military law, and I didn’t think it was appropriate,” Brown said. “And I thought he...
  • U.S. vice-president’s motorcade crashes, injuring former Olympians (here we go again)

    02/14/2010 10:36:38 PM PST · by llevrok · 30 replies · 1,083+ views
    VANCOUVER — Two former Olympians were injured when the United States vice-president’s motorcade was involved in a three-car collision on Sunday near Vancouver, RCMP said Sunday. Joe Biden’s vehicle was not involved in the crash and he arrived at his destination safely, RCMP officials said in a news release. The vice-president was in British Columbia to watch U.S. athletes compete in the 2010 Olympics. U.S. media identified the injured women as Peggy Fleming, an ice skating gold medallist in 1968, and Vonetta Flowers, who won a gold medal in bobsledding in 2002. Both were taken to hospital and released later...
  • Biden: Cheney 'misinforming' on terror

    02/15/2010 3:40:13 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 445+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 14, 2010 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden on today belittled Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's commitment to fighting terrorism as either "misinformed or he is misinforming" and said the Iraq war wasn't worth it because of "the horrible price" paid. The former vice president fired back gently at his successor, saying, "I guess I shouldn't be surprised by my friend Joe Biden." Cheney also said that he disagreed with decisions by Bush officials to place shoe bomber Richard Reid on trial in civilian court and to release terrorism suspects from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The...
  • Ex-Olympians Fleming, Flowers hurt in Biden motorcade accident (Joe Biden hates Peggy Fleming)

    02/15/2010 2:42:02 AM PST · by tlb · 22 replies · 1,151+ views
    cnn ^ | February 15, 2010 | staff
    Vancouver, British Columbia (CNN) -- Two members of the U.S. Olympic delegation -- both gold medalists from previous Olympics -- suffered minor injuries Sunday in an accident as they were traveling in Vice President Joe Biden's motorcade, the White House said. Peggy Fleming and Vonetta Flowers were taken to a hospital "as a precaution" after a van in the motorcade was involved in a minor accident, according to Biden spokesman Jay Carney. Both were later released from the hospital. Neither Biden nor anyone else in the motorcade was involved in the incident, Carney said.
  • Biden's motorcade in minor accident

    02/14/2010 9:05:51 PM PST · by JohnLongIsland · 14 replies · 593+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | February 14, 2010 | Petti Fong
    VANCOUVER — The Integrated Security Unit is investigating whether an oil spill caused the collision of a motorcade Sunday carrying U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that sent former figure skating star Peggy Fleming to the hospital. Biden's motorcade was travelling to an Olympic venue but his car was not directly hit. The rear vehicle of the motorcade collided into a second car which was pushed into a third vehicle.
  • Biden: Maybe military trial after all

    02/14/2010 6:24:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 554+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 14, 2010
    WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden says the administration has not ruled out a military trial for the professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks even if a civilian trial would be preferable. Biden, in defending the Obama administration from critics of its approach to prosecuting accused terrorists, said in interviews aired today that it is not yet clear where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other Sept. 11 suspects held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will be tried. However, Biden said he believes Mohammed will be found guilty regardless of the venue.
  • W.H. happy to face off with Dick Cheney

    02/14/2010 5:39:34 PM PST · by maggief · 37 replies · 1,644+ views
    Politico ^ | February 14, 2010 | JAMES HOHMANN
    EXCERPT But debating Dick Cheney on terrorism? The Obama White House says it’s happy to do that anytime, as it did with Sunday’s split-screen standoff between Cheney and Vice President Joe Biden. The dueling appearances, along with what is a clear administration strategy to play up its newly aggressive approach in Afghanistan, show a White House determined to project a posture of strength on national security and trying to gain the upper hand with Republicans who wish to portray Obama as weak. "We have never engaged in chest-beating on what we're doing on terrorism,” said a White House official, who...
  • Biden: US making `significant progress' on Iran

    02/14/2010 5:14:31 PM PST · by tobyhill · 27 replies · 397+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/14/2010 | AP
    Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. had made "significant progress" in addressing Iran's nuclear program. But former Vice President Dick Cheney says he's not yet persuaded that the Obama administration will do what's necessary to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
  • Biden's Motorcade Involved in Vancouver Accident; 2 Hurt

    02/14/2010 5:33:12 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 93 replies · 5,072+ views
    Google/AP ^ | 02/14/2010 | Staff
    Just the headline
  • W.H. Counters Cheney With Biden (Unprecedented Before/After Interviews on Sunday Shows)

    02/12/2010 7:38:18 PM PST · by kristinn · 160 replies · 7,326+ views
    Politico ^ | Friday, February 12, 2010 | Carol E. Lee
    Vice President Joe Biden's appearances on two Sunday morning talk shows this week are part of a White House strategy to both pre-empt and potentially respond to former Vice President Dick Cheney's interview on ABC's "This Week," where administration officials expect he'll continue to advance his sharp critique of President Obama's record on national security. Cheney has been one of the strongest critics of Obama's handling of national security and foreign policy issues, and his interview comes amid an intense debate over the administration's handling of the accused Christmas Day bomber and the trial of 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed....
  • Biden 2002 On Saddam: We Have To "Eliminate The Threat" (Biden 2/14/2010,"it wasn't worth it")

    02/14/2010 1:26:53 PM PST · by tobyhill · 12 replies · 407+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 2/14/2010 | RCP
    Joe Biden in 2002: "We have no choice but to eliminate the threat. This is a guy who is an extreme danger to the world."
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 February 2010

    02/14/2010 5:02:07 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 362 replies · 10,400+ views
    Various driveby media television networks | 14 February 2010 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, February 14th, 2010 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): National security adviser Jim Jones; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Vice President Joe Biden. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Biden. THIS WEEK (ABC): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Jones; Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
  • Biden Swings Back at Cheney for War on Terror Criticism

    02/14/2010 1:41:34 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 18 replies · 741+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/10
    The Obama administration has been stronger than the Bush administration in fighting terrorism, Vice President Biden said Sunday, suggesting former Vice President Dick Cheney, one of President Obama's chief critics, is either "misinformed or misinforming."
  • Say ‘thank you, George Bush,' Cheney tells Biden

    02/14/2010 1:34:14 PM PST · by tobyhill · 30 replies · 1,002+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | 2/14/2010 | AP
    When Vice-President Joe Biden says the Iraq war may turn out to be one of President Barack Obama's greatest achievements, Dick Cheney wants credit where he says it's due: the Bush administration. “If they're going to take credit for it, fair enough, for what they've done while they're there,” Mr. Cheney said Sunday. “But it ought to go with a healthy dose of 'thank you, George Bush' up front and a recognition that some of their early recommendations, with respect to prosecuting that war, were just dead wrong.” Obama opposed the war in 2003 and, as an Illinois senator, the...
  • Biden: 2010 'just fine' for Dems

    02/12/2010 1:41:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 1,192+ views ^ | Feb. 12, 2010 | CAROL E. LEE
    Vice President Joe Biden told an audience in Seattle Friday that Republicans have caused a level of dysfunction in Congress not seen since the historic battle over the Voting Rights Act. “I don’t ever recall a time in post-Civil War history, with the exception of the Voting Rights Act vote, where the opposition has required a supermajority vote to get anything done,” Biden said at a fundraiser for Democratic Sen. Patty Murray. But Biden predicted Democrats would "do just fine" in the November elections because the administration will bring 90,000 U.S. troops home and the economy will recover, according to...
  • White House Rewrites The History of the War on Terror and Jose' Padilla

    02/12/2010 7:01:06 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 2 replies · 295+ views
    The Lid/Weekly Standard ^ | 2/12/2010 | The Lid
    Churchill was right, history is written by the victors, and no one believes that more than than President Obama, which is ironic as one of the president's first moves was insulting our ally Great Britain, by refusing their gift of bust of Winston Churchill. The other night, our SCHMOTUS, Joe Biden, stunned audiences by claiming Iraq will go down as Obama's greatest achievements. Obama's opposed almost everything the the previous administration did to win the war including the Surge. Obama's only achievement in Iraq, is keeping with the plans left by the Bush administration, including the withdrawal plan. The same...
  • WH Quizzed on Biden Saying Iraq ‘Could Be One of the Great Achievements of This Administration’

    02/11/2010 1:40:35 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 1,341+ views News ^ | Feb. 11, 2010
    ABC News: At the briefing today, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked about Biden calling Iraq one of the great potential achievements of the Obama administration given that Biden had previously advocated that the country should be divided into thirds and split among Kurds, Shiites, and Sunnis, and then-Sen. Obama opposing the surge of US troops that many experts argue helped bring stability that allowed the reconciliation process to continue. In fact, in January 2007 then-Sen. Obama said that he was "not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence. In fact,...
  • VP Joe Biden Tells Larry King that Another Massive Terrorist Attack Like 9/11 "Unlikely" - Video

    02/11/2010 5:19:50 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies · 433+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Vice-President Joe Biden telling Larry King that "the idea of there being a massive attack on the United States like 9-11 is unlikely in my view." King had asked Biden about reports that intelligence officials believe the U.S. will face another terrorist attack for certain in the next few months. Biden said Al-Qaeda has turned its attention to smaller-scale attacks, and it is very possible we will see such attempts in the months ahead. (VIDEO)
  • Another 9/11 Unlikely, Biden Says

    02/11/2010 2:41:58 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 61 replies · 779+ views ^ | Feb. 11, 2010 | Stephanie Condon
    Vice President Joe Biden said it is unlikely the United States will see another terrorist attack of the proportions of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, but that the nation could still be the target of more "small bore" attacks. "The idea of there being a massive attack in the United States like 9/11 is unlikely, in my view," Biden said Wednesday night on CNN's "Larry King Live." "But if you see what's happening, particularly with al Qaeda and the Arabian Peninsula, they have decided to move in the direction of much more small bore but devastatingly frightening attacks." The...
  • Robert Gibbs Asked About Biden Saying Iraq is One Of Obama's Great Achievements (Video)

    02/11/2010 12:48:27 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 31 replies · 1,367+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/11/10 | HAP
    Gibbs asked by one of the White House Press Corpse about Biden on Larry King last night saying: "I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government"