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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
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over Ukrainian airspace on Thursday.
JC Finley
Poll: No leader among potential Republican presidential candidates

Poll: No leader among potential Republican presidential candidates

HAMDEN, Conn., July 8 (UPI) --Hillary Clinton is the clear choice among Democrats for their 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, while Republican voters are split, a poll released Tuesday said.
Frances Burns
Kurds to concentrate on autonomy, self-determination

Kurds to concentrate on autonomy, self-determination

WASHINGTON, July 4 (UPI) --Kurdistan, a region of Iraq, will demand more autonomy from any reorganized Iraqi government, the chief of staff to Kurdish President Massoud Barzani said.
Ed Adamczyk
6 American treasure hunters detained in austere Honduran prison released

6 American treasure hunters detained in austere Honduran prison released

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., July 3 (UPI) --Six Americans detained in an austere Honduran prison for nearly two months after authorities charged them with illegal weapons possession have now been freed.
JC Finley
White House rolls out effort to counter surge in illegal immigration of children to the U.S.

White House rolls out effort to counter surge in illegal immigration of children to the U.S.

WASHINGTON, June 20 (UPI) --The White House announced plans Friday to stem a surge of unaccompanied children illegally entering the U.S. from Central America.
Gabrielle Levy
U.S. seeks to repair relations with Brazil after NSA surveillance fallout

U.S. seeks to repair relations with Brazil after NSA surveillance fallout

BRASILIA, Brazil, June 17 (UPI) --Vice President Joe Biden, who cheered Team USA at Monday's World Cup match, is on a mission of soccer diplomacy to repair relations with Brazil.
JC Finley
WATCH: Vice President Biden cheers Team USA to victory over Ghana

WATCH: Vice President Biden cheers Team USA to victory over Ghana

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 17 (UPI) --U.S. Vice President Joe Biden cheered the U.S. men's national soccer team onto victory over Ghana at the World Cup match in Brazil on Monday.
JC Finley
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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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