Knowledge Identifier: +Joe_Biden
Born in 1942.
Countries: United States (56%), Delaware (7%), (5%)
Linked to: United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, The New York Times, Democratic Party, Republican Party
Biden received five student draft deferments during this period, with the first coming in late 1963 and the last in early 1968, at the peak of the Vietnam War. In April 1968, he was reclassified by the Selective Service System as not available for service due to having had asthma as a teenager.
He went on to receive his Juris Doctor from Syracuse University's College of Law in 1968, where by his own description he found it to be "the biggest bore in the world" and pulled many all-nighters to get by.
He was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1969.
His entry into the 1972 U.S. Senate election in Delaware presented Biden with a unique circumstance.
Biden received the Chancellor Medal from his alma mater, Syracuse University, in 1980.
Scott Green (American football official) - Prior to his NFL career, from 1985 to 1990 Green was a Judiciary Committee staff person under then-Senator Joe Biden
Mike Lux - During the 1988 election cycle he served on the senior staff for the presidential campaigns of Joe Biden, and later, Paul Simon
He later spearheaded the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, known as the Biden Crime Law, and the landmark Violence Against Women Act of 1994, which contains a broad array of measures to combat domestic violence and provides billions of dollars in federal funds to address gender-based crimes.
Biden was a familiar figure to his Delaware constituency, by virtue of his daily train commuting from there, and generally sought to attend to state needs.
After Roth was defeated for re-election by Tom Carper in 2000, Biden became Delaware's senior senator.
By late 2006, Biden's stance had shifted, and he opposed the troop surge of 2007, saying General David Petraeus was "dead, flat wrong" in believing the surge could work.
Carl Levin - In late January 2007, amid what was seen as the fiercest political battle over the Iraq strategy during the Iraq War, Levin joined a bipartisan group of senators, including Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden , Susan Collins and Chuck Hagel , to oppose any further escalation in Iraq; and voting in March 2007, in favor of setting a withdrawal date for U.S. forces in Iraq
Beau Biden - Joe Biden's victory in the 2008 presidential election left a vacancy in the U.S. Senate upon the time he would resign his seat
The Best (song) - Additionally, Senator Joe Biden used Turner's recording as the theme song for his 2008 campaign for the presidency, and it was an unofficial anthem for the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham
Colin Powell - I voted for him in 2008 and I plan to stick with him in 2012 and I'll be voting for he and for Vice President Joe Biden next month
Wilson's Sandwich Shop - In 2008, Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden stopped there while on the campaign trail
Ron Klain - On November 12, 2008, Roll Call announced that Klain had been chosen to serve as Chief of Staff to Vice President Joe Biden, the same role he served for Gore
Mary Landrieu - On December 15, 2008, it was announced that Landrieu would become Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship for the 111th Congress when former Chairman John Kerry left to lead the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, previously headed by Vice President-elect Joe Biden
Barack Obama - The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President, and Joe Biden as Vice President, took place on January 20, 2009.
Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead - On 18 January 2009 Glenys Kinnock revealed on the BBC's "The Andrew Marr Show" that she and Neil Kinnock had received a personal invitation from Joe Biden to attend Barack Obama's presidential inauguration on 20 January 2009 at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
John Paul Stevens - On January 20, 2009, Stevens administered the oath of office to Vice President Joe Biden per Biden's request
Leon Panetta - On February 19, 2009, Leon Panetta was sworn in as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency by Vice President Joe Biden before an audience of CIA employees
Michelle Bachelet - In March 2009, Bachelet hosted in Viña del Mar, the "Progressive Leaders Summit", meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero and Presidents Tabaré Vázquez of Uruguay, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner of Argentina
Tom Barrett (politician) - Barrett met with Vice President of the United States Joe Biden and testified before the United States House Transportation Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment when he traveled to Washington, D.C. on March 18, 2009
The Daily Show - On November 17, 2009, Vice President Joe Biden appeared on the show, making him the first sitting vice president to do so
Armed forces of the Netherlands - In December 2009, reacting to three requests received from the side of the U.S. by Vice President Biden, the special American representative to Afghanistan Holbrooke and Secretary of State Clinton and a request by Secretary General of NATO Rasmussen as well, the Dutch government announced that the final decision on the continuation of the mission in Uruzgan would be on its agenda in March 2010
Chris Coons - Coons ran in the 2010 special election for the U.S. Senate seat held by Ted Kaufman, who was appointed after Joe Biden resigned
Mark Critz - Critz was endorsed by Vice President Joe Biden, who campaigned for Critz in early 2010.
Chris Coons - He won a special election in 2010 to succeed Joe Biden, who had resigned to become Vice President
Kay Burley - In February 2010, Burley was forced to apologise on-air for offending Catholics when she joked that US Vice President Joe Biden, who had ashes on his forehead to mark Ash Wednesday, had a "large bruise" that he had picked up from "walking into a door" or from slipping on ice during his recent trip to Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics
Scott Brown - Brown was sworn in to office on February 4, 2010, by Vice President Joe Biden, in his capacity as President of the Senate, on the floor of the Senate
Robert Byrd - A funeral was held on July 2, 2010, on the grounds of the State Capitol where Byrd was eulogized by President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Joe Manchin, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, Senator Jay Rockefeller, Congressman Nick Rahall, Victoria Reggie Kennedy, and former President Bill Clinton
Bernie Machen - On September 22, 2010, Machen was one of six presidents of major U.S. research universities who met with Vice President Joe Biden in a roundtable meeting at the White House to discuss the use of funds appropriated by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for scientific research
Chris Coons - Coons was sworn in-as on November 15, 2010, by Vice President Joe Biden, the former occupant of Coons' seat in the Senate
Xi Jinping - The visit included meeting with U.S President Barack Obama at the White House and Vice President Joe Biden, with whom he had met extensively in China in August 2011; and stops in California and Iowa, where he met with the family which previously hosted him during his 1985 tour as a Hebei provincial official
Hank Williams, Jr. - In an October 3, 2011, interview with Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends", Williams referred to a June golf game in which President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner had teamed against Vice President Joe Biden and Ohio Governor John Kasich, saying that match was "one of the biggest political mistakes ever"
Occupy movement - Various journalists along with Jared Bernstein former chief economist and economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, have suggested that Occupy influenced the President's January 2012 State of the Union address , with the movement creating the political space for Obama to shift to the economic left and speak about the desirability of the rich paying a greater share of the tax burden
Jeffrey Katzenberg - The Securities and Exchange Commission launched an investigation in April 2012 into accusations that Katzenberg had bribed Chinese officials in an effort to obtain distribution rights, as Joe Biden was negotiating a deal to increase film quotas
Paul Ryan - On October 11, 2012, Ryan debated his Democratic counterpart, incumbent Vice President Joe Biden, in the only Vice Presidential debate of the 2012 election cycle
Biden was inaugurated to a second term in the early morning of January 20, 2013, at a small ceremony in his official residence with Justice Sonia Sotomayor presiding
Sonia Sotomayor - On January 20 and 21, 2013, she administered the oath to Vice President Joe Biden for the inauguration of his second term
Mazie Hirono - Hirono was sworn in on January 3, 2013 by the Vice President and President of the Senate, Joe Biden
Petro Poroshenko - On December 7, 2015 Poroshenko had a meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Kiev which discussed the Ukrainian-American cooperation
During much of his second term, Biden was said to be preparing for a possible bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination
American Israel Public Affairs Committee - AIPAC's supporters claim its bipartisan nature can be seen at its yearly policy conference, which in 2016 included both parties' front-runners , as well as high ranking Democrats, including Vice President Joe Biden, and high-ranking Republicans, including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan
Kurdistan Workers' Party - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden stated in January 2016 that PKK "is a terrorist group plain and simple
Lady Gaga - IGN - On April 7, 2016, Gaga will join Vice_President (Vice_President_of_the_United_States) Joe Biden at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to support Biden's It's On Us campaign as he travels to colleges on behalf of the organization, which has seen 250,000 students from more than 530 colleges sign a pledge of solidarity and activation
A political action committee known as Time for Biden was formed in January 2018, seeking Biden's entry into the race
According to the New York Times, the tough-on-crime provisions of the bill make him "loathed on the left," and in 2019 threaten his support as a primary candidate for the 2020 presidential election
Howard Schultz - In May 2019, Schultz delayed his 2020 decision, citing Joe Biden as one of the main reasons