Obama officially begins 2nd term on Sunday
January 20th, 2013
07:38 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama officially begins 2nd term on Sunday

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden was sworn in to begin his second term of office Sunday, hours before President Barack Obama will do the same.

The ceremonies are taking place quietly, a day before Obama and Biden take their public oaths in front of the Capitol before a crowd on the National Mall.

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Biden gets ahead of himself at inaugural party
January 20th, 2013
02:11 AM ET
1 year ago

Biden gets ahead of himself at inaugural party

(CNN) – Joe Biden tops a list of Democrats who may be interested in a 2016 presidential bid, but appears to have stepped a bit ahead of himself Saturday.

Video posted online by the site Mediaite shows the vice president stumbling over his title at an inauguration party in Washington.

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Filed under: Inauguration • Vice President Biden
January 15th, 2013
09:20 PM ET
1 year ago

Details emerge on gun control proposal coming Wednesday

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama will unveil Wednesday a package of gun control proposals that, according to a source, will include universal background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will announce the proposals, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters on Tuesday.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Vice President Biden
Details of Biden gun package emerge
January 15th, 2013
08:48 AM ET
1 year ago

Details of Biden gun package emerge

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden's package of proposals on gun control – collected after meetings with various constituencies, including gun rights groups, retailers, and video game manufacturers – combines both "administrative actions" that the White House can take unilaterally and measures that will be presented to lawmakers in Congress, according to Democratic lawmakers who met with Biden this week.

The collection of measures includes 19 steps President Barack Obama can take himself using executive action, according to Rep. Jackie Speier, a member of the Democratic gun violence task force that met with Biden Monday.
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Biden's gun panel meets with faith leaders
Vice President Joe Biden said President Barack Obama is exploring executive orders to help stop mass shootings.
January 9th, 2013
11:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden's gun panel meets with faith leaders

Washington (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden and officials on his gun violence committee held an unannounced meeting Wednesday evening with a group of 12 national faith leaders.

One theme brought up by several participants was the "moral tragedy" reflected in the gun violence the nation has seen over the past several months.

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Filed under: Faith • Gun control • Vice President Biden
Significant progress in Biden-McConnell negotiations
December 31st, 2012
10:14 AM ET
10 months ago

Significant progress in Biden-McConnell negotiations

Washington (CNN) – Fiscal cliff negotiations between Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made significant progress and the two sides are now closer to a deal than they were Sunday, according to sources close to the process.

Thus far the potential agreement includes allowing top tax rates to return to Clinton-era levels, an extension of unemployment insurance and an agreement to increase the estate tax, though there would likely be a compromise to keep it from jumping to pre-bush policy levels, said a source familiar with the negotiations.
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CNN Poll: High marks for first lady; mixed reviews for Cabinet members
December 26th, 2012
04:00 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN Poll: High marks for first lady; mixed reviews for Cabinet members

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's Cabinet - currently undergoing a mid-presidency shuffle - receives mixed reviews in a CNN/ORC International poll released Wednesday.

But the president's wife, first lady Michelle Obama, still gets high marks as she prepares for another four years in the White House alongside the president.
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November 29th, 2012
11:28 AM ET
1 year ago

Biden beelines to D.C. Costco on opening day

(CNN) – Count Vice President Joe Biden among the Washingtonians eagerly awaiting the opening of the District's first Costco.

The second in command made a trip across town Thursday to shop the first Washington location of the wholesale giant on its opening day, walking in prepared with his Costco membership card, which he flashed to the minder at the front door.
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Biden accuses Romney camp of 'outrageous lie'
October 31st, 2012
04:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Biden accuses Romney camp of 'outrageous lie'

Sarasota, Florida (CNN) - On a day that saw the return to presidential campaigning – with positive, more subdued messages amid Superstorm Sandy's aftermath – Vice President Joe Biden stood out for intensity: charging harder than usual against his Republican opponents after a widely criticized and disputed claim from the Romney campaign.

During a campaign event in Sarasota, Florida, Biden raged against a fresh Romney ad, accusing the GOP nominee of "desperation in the last hours of this campaign," "trying to scare the living devil" out of voters, and of pushing "an outrageous lie."
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Vice President Biden
After debate, Obama to stump with Biden
October 18th, 2012
07:04 PM ET
2 years ago

After debate, Obama to stump with Biden

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will campaign in Florida on Tuesday after the final presidential debate with Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

The president will deliver remarks at a grassroots event in Delray, Florida before traveling to Ohio for a rare joint-appearance Tuesday with Vice President Joe Biden in Dayton, the Obama campaign announced Friday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Ohio • President Obama • Presidential Debate • Vice President Biden
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