June 7th, 2012
08:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Second lady talks prospects of 'Biden 2016'

(CNN) – Her husband has already made two bids for the White House, but Jill Biden said in an interview airing Thursday she wasn't ruling out a third attempt.

"I think Joe would be a great president. I supported him twice. In 1987, I was out there campaigning. The last election I was out there campaigning. Of course, Barack must have thought he would be a good president, too, or he wouldn't have chosen him as vice president," Biden told CNN's Soledad O'Brien on "Starting Point."
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Biden to New Hampshire, Obama to Iowa next week
May 18th, 2012
09:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Biden to New Hampshire, Obama to Iowa next week

Washington (CNN) – If the political calendar feels a little like January to you, you're not alone.

On the heels of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's trip to Hillsborough, New Hampshire, Friday, an Obama campaign official says Vice President Joe Biden will visit the state next week.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • New Hampshire • Vice President Biden
Biden apologized to Obama over marriage slip
May 10th, 2012
06:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden apologized to Obama over marriage slip

(CNN) – Two senior administration officials said Thursday that Vice President Joe Biden met with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office Wednesday morning and apologized for putting Obama in a tough position.

The president responded to the apology by saying that he knew Biden was speaking from the heart, the officials said.

A spokeswoman for the vice president, Kendra Barkoff, also issued a statement Thursday: "The President has been the leader on this issue from day one. And the Vice President never intended to distract from that."

Dispute over whether Biden floated trial balloon on same-sex marriage policy
May 10th, 2012
04:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Dispute over whether Biden floated trial balloon on same-sex marriage policy

Washington (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden gave no indication the White House was planning to change its position on same sex marriage when he was asked about it just weeks ago at an LGBT fundraiser in Los Angeles, two attendees told CNN.

Because it was an off the record event these participants did not want to be named, but told CNN when Biden was asked about gay marriage he talked about his comfort with gay and lesbian couples raising families, adding that the president sets the policy and offered no indication that there would be a shift in policy.

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May 8th, 2012
04:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden defends Iran stance: 'We were the problem'

Atlanta (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden spoke out forcefully against the Iranian government Tuesday at the Rabbinical Assembly Convention meeting, saying actions taken by the Obama White House were preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. But the Romney campaign was quick to disagree.

Military assistance, coupled with financial and oil sanctions passed by the U.S. and the European Union, would cripple the Iranian economy, Biden promised.
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Biden tours Everglades, brushes off GOP criticism
April 23rd, 2012
07:14 PM ET
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Biden tours Everglades, brushes off GOP criticism

Everglades National Park, Florida (CNN) - On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden found himself in the midst of predators, with alligators in the water and snakes in the grass.

It was all part of a carefully crafted tour through a slice of the Florida Everglades near Miami. The 4.5 million acre Everglades is home to birds and beasts as well as various other wildlife, many of them threatened or endangered.
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Biden's plane hits birds upon landing in California
April 20th, 2012
06:16 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden's plane hits birds upon landing in California

(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.

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Biden says Democrats have chance in Arizona
April 19th, 2012
09:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden says Democrats have chance in Arizona

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Vice President Biden
April 12th, 2012
01:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden slams Romney's tax plan in New Hampshire speech

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • New Hampshire • Vice President Biden
Palin, Axelrod weigh in on health care
March 23rd, 2012
07:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Palin, Axelrod weigh in on health care

(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.
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