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Barack Obama Vice President

How to Dump Your Veep

Ken Blackwell | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

As a candidate in 2008, the President was known as "No Drama Obama." But the Democrats' 2012 convention needs some drama. Envision Hillary's State Department jet being re-routed in mid-air for her to appear on the platform, just in time to let hubby Bill announce the new Obama-Clinton ticket to the world.

Joe Biden: No True Friend of Working Men and Women

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

Of all the presidential contenders lined up on the stage in last year's AFL-CIO Chicago debate, Biden was the only one who had voted for the 2005 bill.

The O-Bama Face: The New "O Face"

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

**See O-Bama Faces: A Slideshow** At a Mississippi rally on Monday, where Barack Obama addressed Hillary Clinton's remarks about a possible VP slot a...

The Text Is In! Biden Is VP! Thanks For The Update!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It's 3:31 a.m. EST and a text message just came in on my phone: Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee. Watch the first Obama-Biden ...

Tina Fey for Vice President

Vanessa Richmond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vanessa Richmond

Fey actually understands Palin -- well enough to be a dead-wringer for her -- so could actually mount an intelligent, effective attack. Unlike, say, the current Democrats.

Phony Biden Broadcast And Disturbing Palin Church Sermon Raise Alarms Among Jews

Jan McGirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan McGirk

As Americans debate family values and experience levels, Israelis have also been focused on the vice presidential candidates. They have been sizing up Biden and Palin according to their foreign policy stances and political affiliations.

Obama-Biden Trumps McCain-Rove

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Biden's acceptance speech proved what the citizens of Delaware have known for a long time: Biden is a regular Joe with all-American family values who also happens to be a Senator.

Why Biden is Such an Important Pick for the Climate

Joseph Romm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Romm

It has become increasingly clear that achieving a serious, binding international emissions treaty is even more politically implausible a task than passing serious, binding domestic legislation.

McCain vs Biden: Not All "Foreign Policy Experience" Is Created Equal

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The past seven-plus years have shown us that "foreign policy experience," in and of itself, isn't all it's cracked up to be. For Exhibit A of this look no further than George Bush's most "experienced" foreign policy advisor: Dick Cheney. How's that working out?

Why Joe Biden is Vital and the Right Choice

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Biden's competence will help Obama be able to remain Obama. Insider or not, Biden is liked by the country -- and he's smart.

McCain on Biden: Should have, didn't

David Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Weinberger

If McCain hadn't become Karl Rove's sockpuppet, this is what he might have said in response to the selection of Joe Biden as OBama's running mate...

How Joe Biden Should Respond to McCain's Attack Ad

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

the McCain campaign is running a cute new ad featuring some snippets of Joe Biden questioning Barack Obama's experience and praising John McCain. Trouble?

Nico Pitney

Hillary Clinton, GOP Senators Cheer Biden VP Pick | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama spokesman Bill Burton sends around warm statements about the Biden VP pick from three GOP Senators (who, it should be noted, buck the party's rh...

10 Obama/Biden Gaffes (So Far)

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Shrake

After Hillary dropped out, I lost my enthusiasm for this presidential campaign. But I'll tell you what. The fire in the belly that these two guys evinced on that stage today actually got me excited again.

Reading The Pictures: He's Got Obama's Back

Michael Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Shaw

2008-08-23-shaw_biden_afgh.jpg Biden is one of the few liberals that could pull off a scene like this. Too bad American politics -- especially under GOP rules -- is so much about manhood, but that's how it's played.

Joe Biden Explains His 'Clean' Obama Comment -- to Jon Stewart

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Biden told Stewart that the "word that really got me in trouble" was calling Obama "clean....I should have said fresh. What I meant was he's got new ideas."

It's Biden -- Ho-Hum

Richard Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Silverstein

When I think of the boring prospect of adding Joe Biden to the ticket, I look back fondly on the vice presidential candidacy of Lloyd Bentsen.

Senator Biden is the Right Man at the Right Time

James P. Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Rubin

Biden knows that America is not just a military power but also a peacemaker. And he knows that American ideals must be tempered by a hard-headed realism about the way the world really works.

Is Joe Biden Good For Labor? Mostly, Yes.

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

Where are the disagreements? Mostly over trade and immigration. Biden, initially, was a strong support of so-called "free trade" but he seems to have shifted his position a bit in the past few years.

Help! My BFF Obama Isn't Following Me On Twitter

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

John McCain invited me to a convention-watching party! I think I'll go. What will my BFF Obama think? Who cares? I haven't received a single text or email from him during the month of August. Not one!

Pro-Choice Catholic Biden Fits with New Poll of Catholic Voters

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

Biden understands the American value of separating personal faith from public duty in our democracy, and his positions on sexual and reproductive health issues demonstrate that clearly.

Sam Stein

Prediction Market Bets On Biden For VP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics


'The best Biden I can be'

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

That's what Sen. Joe Biden told us would be his political strategy when he announced his presidential bid in January 2007. A year later, he finished f...

Joe Biden Gets Call (Maybe. . .) and Yells: "Where is Blinken?"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Some in the Foreign Relations Committee office in the Senate have said that I should not read anything in to Antony Blinken being back in Washington. Right. . . Something is up -- and it's very good.

Wait 'Til America Gets to Know Jill Biden

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I can't wait til America gets to know Jill Biden. As down to earth and serious about education as they come. She's a working mom like many others around the country.