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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
Obama: NATO to go after Islamic State

Obama: NATO to go after Islamic State

NEWPORT, Wales, Sept. 5 (UPI) --President Barack Obama said NATO members must join the United States in the fight to "degrade and ultimately defeat" the Islamic State militant group.
Ed Adamczyk
Biden to Islamic State jihadists: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell'

Biden to Islamic State jihadists: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell'

CONCORD, N.H., Sept. 3 (UPI) --Vice President Joe Biden responded Wednesday to the beheading of Steven Sotloff, telling the Islamic State the U.S. will "follow them to the gates of hell."
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
By United Press International
Secret Service agents hate Hillary Clinton assignment, book claims

Secret Service agents hate Hillary Clinton assignment, book claims

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15 (UPI) --A new book claiming to reveal behind-the-scenes details of the Secret Service says protecting Hillary Clinton is the worst assignment an agent can get.
Gabrielle Levy
New Iraqi prime minister gets U.S., Iranian approval

New Iraqi prime minister gets U.S., Iranian approval

BAGHDAD, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Haidar al-Abadi received the approval and encouragement of both the United States and Iran after his nomination.
Ed Adamczyk
VP Biden reiterates support for new Iraqi government, despite concerns of Maliki blowback

VP Biden reiterates support for new Iraqi government, despite concerns of Maliki blowback

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Vice President Joe Biden reiterated U.S. support for Iraq's new government during calls Monday with President Fouad Massoum and Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi.
JC Finley
U.S. gifts $8 million to Ukraine for border protection

U.S. gifts $8 million to Ukraine for border protection

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --Vice President Joe Biden announced Friday that the U.S. will provide approximately $8 million to help bolster Ukraine's State Border Guard Service.
JC Finley
VP Biden tweets #TBT photo of himself at 26-years-old

VP Biden tweets #TBT photo of himself at 26-years-old

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, tweeted photos of their 26-year-old selves to encourage young people to get health insurance.
Aileen Graef
Poll: Romney would beat Obama if 2012 election was replayed now

Poll: Romney would beat Obama if 2012 election was replayed now

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --In a replay of the 2012 election, Mitt Romney would beat President Obama by 9 percentage points but trails Hillary Clinton by 13 points, a new poll finds.
Frances Burns
Bachmann: Don't count me out for 2016

Bachmann: Don't count me out for 2016

WASHINGTON, July 23 (UPI) --Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is retiring from Congress at the conclusion of this term, but said she is considering a presidential run in 2016.
Aileen Graef
Biden optimistic on VA bill, Reid doubtful

Biden optimistic on VA bill, Reid doubtful

WASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) --Over a month after the Senate and the House each passed legislation to fix problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs, a compromise has yet to emerge.
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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