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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.
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Gates offers critical take on Obama's Afghan policy

Gates offers critical take on Obama's Afghan policy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- In a forthcoming memoir, former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates charges President Barack Obama with failing to trust his top military leaders.
South Korea expands its air defense zone in reaction to China

South Korea expands its air defense zone in reaction to China

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- South Korea announced yesterday that it is extending its air defense zone into an area that overlaps with airspace claimed by China and Japan.
JC Finley

South Korea expands air defense zone

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- South Korea said Sunday it has set up its own air defense zone to counter China's unilateral expansion of its own air defense zone.
'Ready for Hillary' Super PAC has raised $1 million

'Ready for Hillary' Super PAC has raised $1 million

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- "Ready for Hillary," a Super PAC backed by Democratic heavyweights, has raised $1 million more than three years before the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Financial watchdog Richard Cordray sworn in

Financial watchdog Richard Cordray sworn in

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday hailed the long-delayed confirmation of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Poll: Hillary Clinton favored in 2016; if she's out, Biden in top pick

HAMDEN, Conn., May 2 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a huge lead over a field of 2016 Democratic presidential hopefuls, a Quinnipiac University poll showed.
Clinton favorite for president in 2016

Clinton favorite for president in 2016

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- A national poll by Quinnipiac University indicated Hillary Clinton would beat three potential Republican candidates in the 2016 presidential election.
Report: 'Fiscal cliff' deal reached

Report: 'Fiscal cliff' deal reached

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Congressional leaders, after taking the United States to the edge of the "fiscal cliff," reached a deal Monday night to veer away.

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Robert Bork, polarizing figure, dies at 85

Robert Bork, polarizing figure, dies at 85

Former Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork died of heart disease early Wednesday at a hospital in Arlington, Va., his family confirmed. He was 85.
By United Press International

Iraq, U.S. parry over Iranian overflights

TEHRAN, Iraq, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Iran has resumed shipping military supplies to Syria, and the route takes their planes through Iraqi airspace, say senior American officials.
Making lemonade from lemons

Making lemonade from lemons

No love ... A party invitation ... Endurance, not experience, necessary ... PAC-ing it in ... A first on the first day of the DNC ...
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
NEA reports big drop in membership

NEA reports big drop in membership

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) -- The National Education Association, the largest U.S. teachers union, reports membership has dropped by 100,000 in two years.
Biden says he jumped gun on gay marriage

Biden says he jumped gun on gay marriage

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has apologized to President Barack Obama for jumping the gun on same-sex marriage, a Biden spokeswoman said Thursday.
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Vice-President Joe Biden raises his arms after being sworn-in during Inaugural ceremonies on the west steps of the Capitol on January 20, 2009. (UPI Photo/Pat Benic)
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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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