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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

US Vice President Joe Biden (AP Photo)

It’s love: Joe Biden and the Corvette

Perhaps the only thing standing in the way between Joe Biden and a 2016 run for the White House is a shiny, new Corvette. Check out the vice president’s love affair with fast cars in […]

02/06/2014

The book entitled: "Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary of War," by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

White House defends Biden against Gates criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is bristling over former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ new memoir accusing President Barack Obama of showing too little enthusiasm for the U.S. war mission in Afghanistan and sharply criticizing […]

01/08/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to speak to members of the military and their families in Anderson Hall at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

In Christmas tradition, Obama honors US military

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — President Barack Obama stepped away from the seclusion of his quiet Hawaii vacation for what’s become a Christmas tradition: paying tribute to U.S. troops and the sacrifices their families make […]

12/26/2013

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President Obama to skip the Winter Olympics in Russia

President and Mrs. Obama, along with Vice President Joe Biden will be skipping the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. This marks the first time since the 2000 Sydney Olympics that the U.S. Olympic delegation will […]

12/18/2013

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Year after Newtown, gun control groups keep hope

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Having already lost her 6-year-old son, Nicole Hockley insists she won’t lose the fight to reduce gun violence — no matter how long it takes. She is among a group of […]

12/11/2013

Merrill Newman, center, walks beside his wife Lee and his son Jeffrey, left, as they leave San Francisco International Airport, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, in San Francisco. Newman was detained in North Korea late October at the end of a 10-day trip to North Korea, a visit that came six decades after he oversaw a group of South Korean wartime guerrillas during the 1950-53 war. He was released from North Korea early Saturday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

US vet Merrill Newman, 85, home from North Korea

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Merrill Newman was tired and looking forward to reuniting with his family, but he was all smiles Saturday after arriving at the San Francisco airport after being detained for several weeks […]

12/07/2013

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