(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participated in a National Day of Service on Saturday, joining what event organizers say are volunteers around the country in local service projects. First lady Michelle Obama and the vice president’s wife, Jill Biden, also took part.
Obama joined in a project at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, picking up a paintbrush and aiding volunteers who were staining a bookcase.
(CNN) – Following a week of White House meetings on the gun control debate, Vice President Joe Biden spoke this weekend with family members of victims from last month's Newtown, Connecticut shooting, his son said Monday.
"My father's spent a lot of time working with all the stakeholders, from the NRA to sportsmen to victims to survivors," Beau Biden, attorney general of Delaware, said on CNN's "The Situation Room." "He was on the phone with many of the survivors of the tragedy in Connecticut."
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden's son argued Friday that his father's opponent on the debate stage, Rep. Paul Ryan, wants to move more U.S. troops to Afghanistan.
Ryan's campaign, however, hit back saying the GOP vice presidential nominee made no such argument during the two running mates' tense exchange Thursday over ending the decade-long war.
Washington (CNN) - The eldest son of Vice President Joe Biden told CNN one reason Republicans are so eager to go after his father is because he is such an effective advocate.
"They reason they would go after him is because he lands punches. He's the single best communicator of the middle class out there. And he is because that's what this campaign is about. How do we, how we do we make sure the middle class continues to have all that it should and move this country forward. The president and my dad want to build this country from the middle class out. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney want to do it like George W. Bush did. This trickle down, top down mentality," he told CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.
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(CNN) - Delaware state Attorney General Beau Biden said his state's Republican Senate nominee, Christine O'Donnell, "should be taken seriously."
"She should be taken seriously. [Democratic Senate nominee] Chris [Coons] is taking her seriously. My party is taking her seriously," Biden told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King in an interview set to air Wednesday.
O'Donnell has received national attention for a number of controversial comments she made in the 1990s.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden heads to New York City Tuesday night to help out his son Beau.
While Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden recuperates after suffering a mild stroke early last month, the vice president headlines a fundraiser for his eldest son, who is running for re-election this year.
The elder Biden also headlined a fundraiser for his son last week in Philadelphia.
Before attending the New York City event, the vice president is the main attraction at a fundraiser in Bedford, New York for Rep. John Hall. The two-term Democrat represents New York's 19th Congressional District, which stretches north from New York City's northern suburbs.
(CNN) - Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden - the son of Vice President Joe Biden - was discharged Tuesday from a hospital a week after suffering what his doctor called a mild stroke, according to a spokesman for the Delaware Department of Justice.
Biden left Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday afternoon and returned home, spokesman Jason Miller said.
"On the morning of Tuesday May 11, Attorney General Beau Biden suffered a minor stroke," said Biden's physician, Robert Rosenwasser, in a written statement. "Due to rapid triage, diagnosis, and institution of appropriate medical therapy, he is leaving Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience of Thomas Jefferson University neurologically normal.
"I am pleased to report that the results of his final discharge general and neurological exam find his neurological status perfect in all arenas including motor skills, language function, and cognitive assessment."
He predicted Biden will return to work "after a brief period of rest at home."
(CNN) – Four days after apparently suffering a mild stroke, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden - the son of Vice President Joe Biden - told supporters he is ready to get back to work soon.
The comments came in a surprise phone call to participants of a fundraising event the vice president hosted Saturday morning on his son's behalf.
“I just wanted to call and let each and every one of you know how much I appreciate your support for me and for the family on so many levels,” the younger Biden said. “I’m looking forward to getting back to work and running for re-election as well.”
Biden is seeking reelection to a second term as Delaware’s top attorney. He recently served in Iraq for one year as a captain with the Delaware Army National Guard. He was considered a front-runner to fill his father's former U.S. Senate seat this November, but in January he announced he had decided against a run for higher office.
“I’m eager to continue [what] we started, that many of you helped me start in 2006,” the younger Biden also told supporters. “I can’t wait to see you all. I’ll be home real soon.”
(CNN) - Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden - the son of Vice President Joe Biden - is continuing to make "favorable progress" after suffering a mild stroke, according to a Delaware Department of Justice statement released Wednesday.
"He will continue to follow standard protocol and receive medical therapy over the coming days, as is typical for any patient recovering from an event like this," the statement noted. "He looks forward to returning to his duties as attorney general in the near future."
Biden, 41, is recovering at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was initially admitted Tuesday morning to Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.