(CNN) - Air Force Two, a modified Boeing 757 airplane carrying Vice President Joe Biden, was involved in a “bird strike” while landing in Santa Barbara, California on Thursday evening, an Air Force spokesman confirmed to CNN.
“The plane landed safely as a precautionary measure and is currently being inspected to assess if there is any damage,” said Lieutenant Gregg Johnson, a public affairs officer for the Air Force’s 89th Airlift Wing – the unit responsible for managing presidential air travel.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Arizona has voted for only one Democratic presidential candidate in 60 years, but Vice President Joe Biden sounded a confident note in the state Thursday, telling a crowd at a fundraising event in Phoenix there was a chance to turn the state blue in November.
"We think we have a real shot at winning the presidential race here in Arizona," Biden said at the event, which was part of a West Coast campaign swing for the vice president.
Exeter, New Hampshire (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden's campaign attacks on Mitt Romney continued Thursday in the battleground of New Hampshire, a state Biden and President Barack Obama won in 2008 but where Romney made significant inroads during the GOP primary in January.
In a campaign speech in Exeter – a symbolic choice since Exeter claims to be the town where the Republican Party was founded – Biden slammed Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and all but certain Republican presidential nominee, as favoring tax breaks for the wealthy at the cost of important national investments.
(CNN) – The vice president called it a "BFD," so why no celebration of the health reform law's two year anniversary, Sarah Palin asked President Barack Obama in a Friday post to her Facebook account.
"Mr. President, you're conspicuously absent from the 2-year anniversary of your 'greatest accomplishment' (described by your VP as "a big f***ing deal")," the former Alaska governor wrote.
(CNN) - In his remarks later Thursday at the United Auto Workers Local 12 Hall in Toledo, Ohio, Vice President Joe Biden will mention the Republican candidates by name, per a senior Democratic official.
This is a departure for Team Obama. To date, they have stayed away from outright combat by routinely declining to name the GOP candidates. Now the president's closest surrogate is dropping the fig leaf.
(CNN) – Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum on Friday dialed back on particular criticism of President Barack Obama, saying that his terming of Obama as a "snob" was a "little over the top."
"It was a strong term, probably not the smartest thing but you know what I don't give prepared talking points speeches written by other people," Santorum said in an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "I got a little passionate there and I used a harsher word than I normally would but the point was government shouldn't be dictating to people what they do."
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden ramped up his criticism of GOP presidential candidates on Monday, telling a crowd at a fundraiser in Florida that Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich were woefully out of touch with economic reality.
"Mitt Romney says the best way to deal with foreclosures is to let everything hit the bottom," Biden said at a fundraiser in Tallahassee. "No, no, no, no – by the way, from purely a dollars and cents standpoint, he could get ready to argue that, that's right out of the business school manual. But guess what? We're not reorganizing and purchasing companies, we're trying to rebuild a country."
(CNN) - As Republican presidential candidates monitored vote returns from Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Vice President Joe Biden slammed the contest's projected winner as out of touch with middle class Americans.
Speaking to New Hampshire voters via teleconference, Biden took specific aim at Mitt Romney, saying the former Massachusetts governor was more concerned with wealthy businesses than middle class workers.
Decorah, Iowa (CNN) – Vice Presidential nominee Condoleezza Rice? Newt Gingrich considered the idea when a woman told the GOP presidential candidate she’d like to see the former secretary of state debate Vice President Joe Biden.
“I would say that that would be about as great a mismatch of knowledge versus ignorance as we’ve seen,” Gingrich told a crowded basement at Mabes Pizza on Tuesday night.
Davenport, Iowa (CNN) - One week before the GOP presidential candidates face off in the Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney took the fight to Vice President Joe Biden in a speech the campaign billed as his closing argument Tuesday.
"You frankly have to feel sorry for Joe Biden," Romney told a standing-room-only audience in Davenport, where many chuckled at the mention of the gaffe-prone vice president. "I mean, four years ago he warned us about Barack Obama. Turns out he was right."