(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden was on a conference call about legislation to combat gun violence Monday when he heard about the apparent bombings at the Boston Marathon.
"As I'm speaking here, they just turned on the television in my office and apparently there has been a bombing– I don't know any of the details of what caused it, who did it–I don't think it exists yet but our prayers are with those people in Boston who have suffered injuries," he said. "I don't know how many of them there are. I'm looking at it on television now."
Meanwhile, a White House official said the president has been notified of the explosions.
"His administration is in contact with state and local authorities. He directed his administration to provide whatever assistance is necessary in the investigation and response," the official said.
(CNN) - Spotted at the White House Friday: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in town promoting the second season of her show "Veep," heading inside for lunch with Vice President Joe Biden. Louis-Dreyfus portrays second-in-command Selina Meyer on the HBO show. Photo by CNN's Brian Yaklyvich.
Later Friday, the White House released a photo of the pair together at Biden's desk, with an audio recording of Louis-Dreyfus explaining the shot.
"This is a picture of two vice presidents hard at work in the vice president's office in the West Wing," she joked. "I came to have lunch with Vice President Joe Biden, and I surprise him by sitting at his desk, so we thought he'd ask my advice on some various briefs he had to deal with, and I was happy to give him my advice, which he paid no attention to whatsoever, which is why he is such a wise vice president. We had a lovely lunch, and it's a day I'll never forget."
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden argued the National Rifle Association has had a role in driving up paranoia by spreading "disinformation" about recent proposals to combat gun violence, and said a large number of people own guns simply for the feel of a firearm in their hands.
As the Senate voted Thursday to proceed with gun legislation, Biden also pointed to recent polls in support of expanding the background check system and said the American public is way "ahead" of politicians on the issue.
(CNN) – Republicans threatening a filibuster on new gun laws are woefully stuck in another era, Vice President Joe Biden told an audience of law enforcement officers Tuesday.
"I am so convinced that those folks who are trying to stop any action are in a time warp," he said, adding the issue of bolstering background checks on gun sales "has moved beyond where it was five, ten, even three years ago."
(CNN) - After sitting out of the spotlight leaving public office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to attend several events which will put her alongside presidents, possible White House contenders and other major political players.
Her first major public event since stepping down comes Tuesday, when Clinton attends a Washington awards ceremony that will also be attended by Vice President Joe Biden.
(CNN) - An avid sports fan, Vice President Joe Biden took some time out of his schedule Tuesday to cheer on the University of Delaware women's basketball team, the Blue Hens, as they upset the University of North Carolina Tar Heels in a NCAA tournament game.
The vice president, a longtime resident and former senator from the state, attended the game in Newark, Delaware, along with his son and grandson.
The 78-69 win propels Delaware into the women's sweet sixteen for the first time.
Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will attend a South Carolina Democratic dinner the weekend before a special election to fill a vacant congressional seat in the state, a source familiar with his plans told CNN, though he doesn't plan to campaign for the Democratic candidate Elizabeth Colbert Busch.
Colbert Busch will face off against either former congressman and governor Mark Sanford or former Charleston County Councilman Curtis Bostic in the May 7 general election for the 1st Congressional District.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden's meeting with House Democrats on Saturday was nothing of the "charm offensive" that brought his boss to Capitol Hill earlier this month.
Instead, the vice president chided congressional Republicans, claiming negotiating with them was nearly impossible.
(CNN) – If you think Paris is expensive, the City of Light costs a lot more when you're traveling with the vice president.
Recent documents posted to a government website give a rare glimpse of Vice President Joe Biden's overseas travel expenses.
(CNN) - The drive for a tough federal gun control law has hit a political roadblock. But that's not silencing Joe Biden and Mike Bloomberg.
The loquacious vice president and the outspoken New York mayor on Thursday touted what they term the "importance of passing common sense legislation to reduce gun violence," including the need for a stiff background check system for all gun sales.FULL STORY