Joe Biden

President Barack Obama embraces Vice President Joe Biden, right, before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, bipartisan job-training legislation which aims to help job seekers gain valuable employment skills, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Seeking the limelight, Biden courts key Dem groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caught in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s perpetual shadow, Joe Biden is working to boost his political profile among key Democratic voting blocs, a move that could help the vice president fashion himself as […]

07/22/2014

Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Governors Association convention Friday, July 11, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Biden calls on governors to lead nation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation “out of this mess” while insisting that Congress […]

07/11/2014

Jill Biden kisses her husband, Vice President Joe Biden, as she introduces him at The White House Summit on Working Families, Monday, June 23, 2014, in Washington. The gathering, organized by the White House, Labor Department, and the Center for American Progress, highlights the challenges and offers solutions faced by working families in America. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama encouraging family-friendly work policies

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hosting a daylong summit Monday to encourage more employers to adopt family-friendly policies, even though the U.S. government doesn’t always set the best example. The United States is […]

06/23/2014

In this photo taken Friday, May 16, 2014 and provided by the Maselli Family, Talia Maselli poses at her home in Newington, Conn. with a wrist corsage sent to her by Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Dawn Maselli)

Biden turns down prom invitation but sends corsage

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — What happens when you invite Vice President Joe Biden to your prom? Chances are he won’t show. But he doesn’t ignore it, either. Talia Maselli invited Biden to her high school […]

05/20/2014

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with acting Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, April. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov, Pool)

Biden: Russia must ‘stop talking and start acting’

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden warned Russia on Tuesday that “it’s time to stop talking and start acting” to reduce tension in Ukraine, offering a show of support for the besieged […]

04/22/2014

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Tributes planned to mark Boston Marathon bombing

BOSTON (AP) – The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were injured, and the first responders, […]

04/15/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for a memorial ceremony, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at Fort Hood Texas, for those killed there in a shooting last week. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obamas pay $98,169 in taxes on income of $481,098

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama paid $98,169 in taxes on $481,098 income last year, according to tax returns the White House released Friday. They paid an effective federal income […]

04/11/2014

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo)

Biden says raising minimum wage ‘good for business’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that many restaurant owners support raising the tipped minimum wage for waiters and waitresses, calling the boost in pay “good for business overall.” Boosting the minimum […]

03/26/2014

Let's Move video posted by the White House on YouTube.

Barack and Joe show how to ‘move’

In a foot race between the President and Vice President, does the number two guy pull back a bit and let the Commander in Chief win? It probably did not come down to that as […]

02/28/2014

Vice President Joe Biden meets with women who have either signed up for coverage or have helped others sign up for insurance under the federal health care law  during a stop at Moose and Sadie's coffee shop Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, Pool)

Biden: Health care sign-ups may fall short of goal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that it would be a good start for the federal health care law if 5 million to 6 million people sign up by the end of […]

02/19/2014

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