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Hillary Clinton's poll numbers reach 6-year low

Hillary Clinton's poll numbers reach 6-year low

WASHINGTON, April 18 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approval ratings are at their lowest in 6 years at 49 percent.
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Obama: Affordable Care Act bringing young adults into ranks of insured

Obama: Affordable Care Act bringing young adults into ranks of insured

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The Affordable Care Act is "working," President Obama said Thursday, citing statistics that more than one-third of those who have signed up are under 35.
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Joe Biden's former Cadillac up for sale on Craigslist

Joe Biden's former Cadillac up for sale on Craigslist

WILMINGTON, Del., April 17 (UPI) -- A man in Delaware has posted a Craigslist ad selling what was allegedly Vice President Joe Biden's Cadillac.
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Beau Biden, son of VP, plans to run for governor of Delaware in 2016

Beau Biden, son of VP, plans to run for governor of Delaware in 2016

DOVER, Del., April 17 (UPI) -- Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, announced Thursday he plans to run for governor in 2016.
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World Cup Trophy Visits U.S.

World Cup Trophy Visits U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- The World Cup trophy began its trip through the U.S. Monday, its last leg before the tournament kicks off this summer in Brazil.
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Joe Biden joins Instagram, snaps selfie with Obama

Joe Biden joins Instagram, snaps selfie with Obama

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- Welcome to Instagram, Mr. Vice President.
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Joe Biden joins Instagram

Joe Biden joins Instagram

WASHINGTON, April 16 (UPI) -- United States Vice President Joe Biden joined the image sharing site Instagram on Wednesday.
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Boston remembers marathon bombing one year later

Boston remembers marathon bombing one year later

BOSTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Boston is preparing for memorial services and tributes to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on the one-year anniversary of the attack.
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Terrell McSweeny confirmed to FTC

Terrell McSweeny confirmed to FTC

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Senate voted Wednesday to easily confirm Terrell McSweeny to be the third Democractic commissioner on the five-member Federal Trade Commission.
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Biden: People will be surprised how well Obamacare turns out

Biden: People will be surprised how well Obamacare turns out

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- The White House is engaging in an all-out push to get the word out ahead of Monday night's deadline to enroll in the federal healthcare exchanges.
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Donald Rumsfeld: a 'trained ape' could do better on foreign policy than Obama

Donald Rumsfeld: a 'trained ape' could do better on foreign policy than Obama

March 25 (UPI) -- Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told Fox News, "a trained ape" would be better at U.S.-Afghan relations than President Obama.
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Toyota's $1.2B mea culpa, GM in damage control mode

Toyota's $1.2B mea culpa, GM in damage control mode

A gut-wrenching 9-1-1 call from an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer with three family members pleading for help in their runaway Lexus made headlines in August 2009.
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Biden reached out to Iraqi, Kurdish leaders to discuss oil export management

Biden reached out to Iraqi, Kurdish leaders to discuss oil export management

March 21 (UPI) -- Vice President Biden conveyed America's commitment to helping Iraq and Kurdistan reach a permanent agreement regarding Iraq's oil export management.
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Biden meets with presidents of Latvia and Lithuania to discuss Crimea

VILNIUS, Lithuania, March 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden assured the presidents of Latvia and Lithuania that Russia is vulnerable to economic sanctions during a meeting Wednesday.
Biden bolsters NATO strength in the midst of Russian aggression

Biden bolsters NATO strength in the midst of Russian aggression

March 18 (UPI) -- Vice President Biden's meetings in Poland and Lithuania are intended to reassure American allies and bolster NATO strength in the midst of Russian aggression.
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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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