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Jennifer Bendery

White House: Yes, Joe Biden Is Still Obama's Running Mate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has a response to the vice presidential advice Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) offered President Barac...

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.

Sam Stein

Biden's Story Takes Center Stage | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If it were not for the emotional threads of Barack Obama's personal story, it seems very likely that more attention would be paid to Joseph Biden's ow...

Joe Biden and the Press: A Case Study in the Absurd

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Rather than reward Biden for being open and honest with voters --for being authentic and unscripted -- the press punished him for weeks on end.

Biden's Gaffes and Second Guessing Continue to Hurt Obama

Reny Monk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Reny Monk

Joe Biden was a bad choice from the beginning. The man is "bitter and angry." Biden spoke his mind during the primary, when he stated that Obama was not ready to be president and that the presidency was no place for on the job training. If that didn't tip Obama off, what will?

What Obama is Doing Wrong, and What He Needs to Do Right

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel B. Schwartzberg

Psychologist Drew Westen, author of The Political Brain recently spoke with NOW on PBS host and senior editor David Brancaccio about how Barack Obama...

Democrats' Broad View of Security Unreflected In Campaign Rhetoric

Kelly Nuxoll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kelly Nuxoll

The hammering on and on here about troops must be maddening to Democratic foreign policy thinkers like Rep. Adam Smith, who pointed out that one of the smartest ways the U.S. could shore up its security would be to combat world poverty.

They Don't Know Joe: The Secret of Biden's Success in Delaware

Harris McDowell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harris McDowell

The pundits and politicians who don't know Joe Biden have him all figured out: He's brash. Outspoken. A gaffe machine. People in Biden's home state of Delaware tell a different story.

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 it's Good News for Democrats that Polls Say One In Four Clinton Backers Still Aren't Sold on Barack

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The odds are very good that the more these voters know about Obama and McCain, the more they will ultimately come home to the Democratic Party.

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."

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.

The First Measure of a Great Leader: Picking People Better than One's Self

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Critiquing Obama for choosing someone who is "better" than he is on certain matters shows the shallowness and lack of patriotism (yes, a patriot should want the best for the country) of McCain.

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.

Obama, Biden Rally In Illinois This Afternoon

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Biden gave a fiery speech in which he praised Obama and criticized McCain, saying "these times require more than a good soldier, they require a wise l...

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...

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.

Obama-Biden: A Match Made In Iowa

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Obama's decision is no surprise to those of us who witnessed how well the Biden and Obama camps worked together during the Iowa caucuses. Biden's many supporters there are jumping for joy.

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.

'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...