January 16th, 2014
07:25 PM ET
3 months ago

Gates on Iran sanctions, Biden and biggest mistakes as defense secretary

(CNN) – Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates is defending his criticism of Vice President Joe Biden's record on national security.

Gates writes in his new book, "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War," that Biden was "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."

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Filed under: Congress • Joe Biden • Robert Gates • TV-The Situation Room
Gates says Clinton would make a good president
January 12th, 2014
02:59 PM ET
3 months ago

Gates says Clinton would make a good president

(CNN) – Republicans were quick last week to use former Defense Secretary Bob Gates' new book as ammunition against Hillary Clinton should she decided to run for president again.

But when asked if he thinks the former secretary of state would make a good president, Gates gave an answer that Clinton opponents will likely leave out of future attack ads.

"Actually, I think she would," Gates said in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • President Obama • Robert Gates
January 12th, 2014
01:38 PM ET
3 months ago

Gates defends controversial book

(CNN) – Bob Gates defended his new book Sunday, after some pundits blasted the former defense secretary for criticizing a sitting president and an administration in which he recently served.

In an interview with CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” Gates said the partisan culture of Washington was quick to focus on the negative statements in the book, but less interested in the positive marks he gave President Barack Obama.
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Joe Biden to lead delegation to Sharon's funeral; U.S. politicians react
January 11th, 2014
03:37 PM ET
3 months ago

Joe Biden to lead delegation to Sharon's funeral; U.S. politicians react

Updated 7:01 p.m., 1/11/2014

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will lead the U.S. delegation to the memorial service of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, according to the White House.

"I look forward to leading the U.S. delegation to his memorial service, to pay respects to the man and to pay tribute to the unshakeable partnership between the United States and Israel," said Biden, expressing his condolences to Sharon's family and Israel.
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Filed under: Ariel Sharon • Israel • Joe Biden
January 8th, 2014
06:41 PM ET
3 months ago

White House: Obama believes in Afghanistan mission

Updated 8:42 p.m. ET, 1/8/2014

Washington (CNN) - Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' criticism of his former boss President Barack Obama on Afghanistan doesn't align with the commander-in-chief's views, the White House said Wednesday.

In his memoir, which arrived at the White House on Tuesday evening, Gates states Obama "doesn't believe in his own strategy" in Afghanistan.
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Filed under: Afghanistan • Hillary Clinton • Jay Carney • Joe Biden • Robert Gates
January 7th, 2014
07:23 PM ET
3 months ago

Republicans use Gates’ new book to hammer Clinton, Biden

Updated 10:02 a.m. ET, 1/8/2014

Washington (CNN) – Republicans quickly pounced Tuesday on some controversial details from former Defense Secretary Bob Gates’ new book in which he highlights an admission from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that he found “dismaying” and fiercely lambasts Vice President Joe Biden.

Both are potential 2016 presidential contenders.

Gates, who led the Pentagon under two presidents from 2006 to 2011, also offered scathing critiques of President Barack Obama and Congress in the memoir, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” which was obtained by CNN and is set to hit bookshelves next week.

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden • Robert Gates
Biden, Cuomo team up to promote New York's Sandy recovery
January 7th, 2014
02:06 PM ET
3 months ago

Biden, Cuomo team up to promote New York's Sandy recovery

(CNN) – Sitting side by side, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden sought to highlight the Empire State's continued recovery efforts Tuesday, roughly a year after Congress approved billions in aid for the state left badly bruised by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

At the event in Albany the governor gave a 25 minute presentation on the state's plans to redesign key infrastructure along the coastline, as well as create backup energy grids and new weather detection systems–all with the help of funds from the federal government.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Joe Biden • New York
First on CNN: Group known for backing Hillary Clinton also defends Biden
January 6th, 2014
05:00 PM ET
3 months ago

First on CNN: Group known for backing Hillary Clinton also defends Biden

Washington (CNN) - Correct the Record, a group created to defend potential Democratic presidential candidates, took a stand on Monday for someone other than Hillary Clinton for the first time.

The group hit back after the Republican National Committee targeted Joe Biden in an e-mail blast.
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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Joe Biden
RNC putting Biden in 2016 spotlight, again
January 6th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
3 months ago

RNC putting Biden in 2016 spotlight, again

Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee is once again setting its sights on Vice President Joe Biden.

The party committee Monday put out an email and research brief release, "A Walk Down Biden's Memory Lane," which highlights news reports of some of the gaffes from the Vice President's failed bid for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. It's the third time since August that the RNC has attacked Biden's future presidential aspirations.

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2016 Poll: Christie edges out Clinton in Iowa
December 17th, 2013
10:22 AM ET
4 months ago

2016 Poll: Christie edges out Clinton in Iowa

(CNN) - It's arguably the most important state in the race for the White House.

And a new poll suggests that if the 2016 presidential election were held today, Republican Chris Christie would narrowly top Democrat Hillary Clinton in the crucial swing state of Iowa.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • Iowa • Jeb Bush • Joe Biden • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
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