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Rep. Darrell Issa knocks Ebola czar and Obama's response to the epidemic

Rep. Darrell Issa knocks Ebola czar and Obama's response to the epidemic

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 (UPI) --Republican Rep. Darrell Issa publicly questioned President Obama's decision to appoint Ron Klain as the nation's Ebola czar at a House Ebola hearing Friday.
Matt Bradwell
Iraq Parliament confirms PM Abadi's nominees for Ministers of Defense and Interior

Iraq Parliament confirms PM Abadi's nominees for Ministers of Defense and Interior

BAGHDAD, Oct. 20 (UPI) --Iraq's Council of Representatives approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's selection of seven new cabinet ministers on Saturday.
JC Finley
Poll: Romney leader of the large Republican 2016 pack

Poll: Romney leader of the large Republican 2016 pack

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) --Mitt Romney, who has said he has no plans to run for president again, leads the field of potential Republican candidates for 2016 in a new poll.
Frances Burns
Former Biden and Gore Chief of Staff Ron Klain to be named U.S. Ebola czar

Former Biden and Gore Chief of Staff Ron Klain to be named U.S. Ebola czar

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) --Ron Klain, former chief of staff to Joe Biden and Al Gore, will be appointed to oversee efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States.
Matt Bradwell
Hunter Biden discharged from Navy for cocaine

Hunter Biden discharged from Navy for cocaine

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) --Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was discharged from the Navy Reserve this year after failing a drug test for cocaine.
Annie Martin
Biden reportedly calls tea party 'crazy'

Biden reportedly calls tea party 'crazy'

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 16 (UPI) --Vice President Joe Biden is again making headlines for ignoring the careful lines of political correctness observed by other politicians.
Gabrielle Levy
Jimmy Kimmel asks Americans 'Who is Joe Biden?', country cringes

Jimmy Kimmel asks Americans 'Who is Joe Biden?', country cringes

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 (UPI) --Jimmy Kimmel hit the streets of Hollywood to ask Americans "Who is Joe Biden?" resulting in varying and inaccurate answers.
Aileen Graef
Joe Biden: Being vice president's a 'b----'

Joe Biden: Being vice president's a 'b----'

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 3 (UPI) --Joe Biden, responding to a Harvard student who said he was vice president of a campus group, suggested being vice president is a "b----."
Frances Burns
Turkey prepares decision on fighting Islamic State

Turkey prepares decision on fighting Islamic State

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 30 (UPI) --Turkey has said it will play a more active role in fighting the Islamic State, and discussions on the level of its involvement are underway.
Ed Adamczyk
Joe Biden convenes U.N. summit on peacekeeping

Joe Biden convenes U.N. summit on peacekeeping

NEW YORK, Sept. 26 (UPI) --U.S. Vice President Joe Biden convened a summit on strengthening international peacekeeping at the United Nations in New York on Friday.
JC Finley
Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb considers presidential run

Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb considers presidential run

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) --Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., saying the country is mired in "entanglements" in the Middle East, said Tuesday he is considering a run for president.
Frances Burns
Biden apologizes for using expression 'Shylocks'

Biden apologizes for using expression 'Shylocks'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 (UPI) --Vice President Joseph Biden said he made a "poor choice" when he used the term "Shylocks" to refer to lenders who took advantage of returning veterans.
Frances Burns
U.S. at war with ISIS, White House, Pentagon say

U.S. at war with ISIS, White House, Pentagon say

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) --The United States is 'at war' with the Islamic State, Pentagon and White House officials say.
Danielle Haynes
Obama speaks at Pentagon's 9/11 memorial: 'America endures'

Obama speaks at Pentagon's 9/11 memorial: 'America endures'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) --President Obama commemorated the innocent lives lost September 11, 2001 with a moment of silence at the White House and a speech at the Pentagon Thursday.
JC Sevcik
Former White House Press Sec Jay Carney heads to CNN

Former White House Press Sec Jay Carney heads to CNN

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Jay Carney is returning to his roots, joining CNN as a political commentator starting this week.
Gabrielle Levy
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Vice President Joe Biden discusses a Recovery Act Investments report in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington on August 24, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (pronunciation: /ˈdʒoʊzɪf rɒbɪˈnɛt ˈbaɪdən/; born November 20, 1942) is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama. He was a United States Senator from Delaware from January 3, 1973 until his resignation on January 15, 2009, following his election to the Vice Presidency.

Biden was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and lived there for ten years before moving to Delaware. He became an attorney in 1969, and was elected to a county council in 1970. Biden was first elected to the Senate in 1972 and became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. He was re-elected to the Senate six times, was the fourth most senior senator at the time of his resignation, and is the 14th-longest serving Senator in history. Biden was a long-time member and former chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee. His strong advocacy helped bring about U.S. military assistance and intervention during the Bosnian War. He opposed the Gulf War in 1991. He voted in favor of the Iraq War Resolution in 2002, but later proposed resolutions to alter U.S. strategy there. He has also served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, dealing with issues related to drug policy, crime prevention, and civil liberties, and led creation of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and Violence Against Women Act. He chaired the Judiciary Committee during the contentious U.S. Supreme Court nominations of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas.

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