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Joe Biden

Knowledge Identifier: +Joe_Biden


Joe Biden

47th and current Vice President of the United Statesadd

Category: Politics

Born in 1942.

Countries: United States (58%), Delaware (6%), (5%)

Main connections: Barack Obama, Delaware, Paul Ryan

Linked to: United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, The New York Times, Democratic Party, Republican Party




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Joe Biden was born in 1942 add something


In 1953, the Biden family moved to an apartment in Claymont, Delaware, where they lived for a few years before moving to a house in Wilmington, Delaware. add something


Joe Lieberman - Like Democratic VP candidates Lyndon B. Johnson in 1960, Lloyd Bentsen in 1988, John Edwards in 2004, and Joe Biden in 2008, Lieberman's Senate term was due to expire during the election cycle


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. add something


He double majored in history and political science and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1965, ranked 506th of 688 in his class. add something


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. add something


In April 1968, he was reclassified by the Selective Service System as not available for service due to having had asthma as a teenager. add something


He was admitted to the Delaware Bar in 1969. add something


In 1969, Biden began practicing law in Wilmington, Delaware, first as a public defender and with his own firm, Biden and Walsh. add something


His entry into the 1972 U.S. Senate election in Delaware presented Biden with a unique circumstance. add something


Patrick Caddell - He has worked for Democratic presidential candidates George McGovern in 1972, Jimmy Carter in 1976 and 1980, Gary Hart in 1984, Joe Biden in 1988, and Jerry Brown in 1992


When Biden took office on January 3, 1973, at age 30, he became the sixth-youngest senator in U.S. history. add something


Delaware - Obama's running mate was Joe Biden, who had represented Delaware in the United States Senate since 1973


In 1974, freshman Senator Biden was named one of the 200 Faces for the Future by Time magazine. add something


In 1975, Biden broke from liberal orthodoxy when he took legislative action to limit desegregation busing. add something


In 1975, Biden met Jill Tracy Jacobs, who grew up in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, and would become a teacher in Delaware. add something


Biden was subsequently elected to six additional terms, in the elections of 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, and 2008, usually getting about 60 percent of the vote. add something


Biden received the Chancellor Medal from his alma mater, Syracuse University, in 1980. add something


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


Current Biography Yearbook 1987. add something


In 1987, Biden ran as a Democratic presidential candidate, formally declaring his candidacy at the Wilmington, Delaware train station on June 9, 1987. add something


Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which he chaired from 1987 until 1995 and on which he served as ranking minority member from 1981 until 1987 and again from 1995 until 1997. add something


Supreme Court confirmation hearings in history, those for Robert Bork in 1987 and Clarence Thomas in 1991. add something


By August 1987, Biden's campaign, whose messaging was confused due to staff rivalries, had begun to lag behind those of Michael Dukakis and Dick Gephardt, although he had still raised more funds than all candidates but Dukakis, and was seeing an upturn in Iowa polls. add something


In September 1987, the campaign ran into trouble when he was accused of plagiarizing a speech that had been made by Neil Kinnock, leader of the British Labour Party. add something


Neil Kinnock - A few months after the election, Kinnock gained brief attention in the United States in August 1987 when it was discovered that then-US senator Joe Biden of Delaware plagiarised one of Kinnock's speeches during his 1988 presidential campaign in a speech at a Democratic debate in Iowa


Biden has twice run for the Democratic nomination for President, first in 1988, and again in 2008. add something


Political columnist David S. Broder has viewed Biden as having grown since he came to Washington and since his failed 1988 presidential bid: "He responds to real people—that’s been consistent throughout. add something


Whose Broad Stripes and Bright Stars? The Trivial Pursuit of the Presidency 1988. add something


In February 1988, after suffering from several episodes of increasingly severe neck pain, Biden was taken by long-distance ambulance to Walter Reed Army Medical Center and given lifesaving surgery to correct an intracranial berry aneurysm that had begun leaking; the situation was serious enough that a priest had administered last rites at the hospital. add something


Another operation to repair a second aneurysm, which had caused no symptoms but was at risk from bursting, was performed in May 1988. add something


Mike Lux - During the 1988 election cycle he served on the senior staff for the presidential campaigns of Joe Biden, and later, Paul Simon


Biden became interested in the Yugoslav Wars after hearing about Serbian abuses during the Croatian War of Independence in 1991. add something


Biden had voted against authorization for the Gulf War in 1991, siding with 45 of the 55 Democratic senators; he said the U.S. was bearing almost all the burden in the anti-Iraq coalition. add something


Since 1991, Biden has served as an adjunct professor at the Widener University School of Law, Delaware's only law school, where he has taught a seminar on constitutional law. add something


Strom Thurmond - Thurmond served as the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the hearings on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the US Supreme Court in 1991 and worked closely with Joe Biden, the chairman


Biden wrote an amendment in 1992 to compel the Bush administration to arm the Bosnians, but deferred in 1994 to a somewhat softer stance preferred by the Clinton administration, before signing on the following year to a stronger measure sponsored by Bob Dole and Joe Lieberman. add something


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. add something


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. add something


In 1997, he became the ranking minority member and chaired the committee in January 2001 and from June 2001 through 2003. add something


In 1998, Congressional Quarterly named Biden one of "Twelve Who Made a Difference" for playing a lead role in several foreign policy matters, including NATO enlargement and the successful passage of bills to streamline foreign affairs agencies and punish religious persecution overseas. add something


Cain-Biden Kosovo Resolution, which called on President Clinton to use all necessary force, including ground troops, to confront Milosevic over Serbian actions in Kosovo. add something


In May 1999, Biden set the mark for youngest senator to cast 10,000 votes. add something


After Roth was defeated for re-election by Tom Carper in 2000, Biden became Delaware's senior senator. add something


Biden fought for certain amendments to the bill that would indirectly protect homeowners and forbid anti-abortion felons from using bankruptcy to discharge fines; the overall bill was vetoed by Bill Clinton in 2000 but finally passed as the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act in 2005, with Biden supporting. add something


In 2000, the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. add something


Regarding Iraq, Biden stated in 2002 that Saddam Hussein was a threat to national security, and that there was no option but to eliminate that threat. add something


In April 2003, Biden spent a week in the Balkans and held a tense three-hour meeting with Serbian leader Slobodan Miloševic. add something


In April 2003, he introduced the controversial Reducing Americans' Vulnerability to Ecstasy Act, known as the RAVE Act. He continued to work to stop the spread of "date rape drugs" such as flunitrazepam, and drugs such as Ecstasy and Ketamine. add something


Biden has a lifetime liberal 72 percent score from the ADA through 2004, while the ACU awarded Biden a lifetime conservative rating of 13 percent through 2008. add something


Cain to run as vice president with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry, saying the cross-party ticket would help heal the "vicious rift" in U.S. politics. add something


In 2004 and 2005, Biden enlisted major American technology companies in diagnosing the problems of the Austin, Texas-based National Domestic Violence Hotline, and to donate equipment and expertise to it in a successful effort to improve its services. add something


In 2004, he worked to pass a bill outlawing steroids like androstenedione, the drug used by many baseball players. add something


In March 2004, Biden secured the brief release of Libyan democracy activist and political prisoner Fathi Eljahmi, after meeting with leader Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli . add something


For 2005–2006, Biden's average ratings were as follows: the economic rating was 80 percent liberal and 13 percent conservative, the social rating was 78 percent liberal and 18 percent conservative, and the foreign rating was 71 percent liberal and 25 percent conservative. add something


In 2005, he received the George Arents Pioneer Medal—Syracuse's highest alumni award—"for excellence in public affairs. add something


In 2005, the ratings were E 73 26, S 83 10, F 76 15; in 2006, E 87 0, S 73 26, F 65 34. add something


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. add something


When Democrats re-took control of the Senate following the 2006 elections, Biden again assumed the top spot on the committee in 2007. add something


In November 2006, Biden and Leslie H. Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, released a comprehensive strategy to end sectarian violence in Iraq. add something


At a 2007 campaign event, Biden said, "I know a lot of my opponents out there say I'd be a great Secretary of State. add something


In 2007, Biden requested and gained $67 million worth of projects for his constituents through congressional earmarks. add something


In September 2007, a non-binding resolution passed the Senate endorsing such a scheme. add something


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


After ending his second presidential bid in January 2008, Biden focused instead on running for a seventh Senate term against Republican Christine O'Donnell. add something


In May 2008, Biden sharply criticized President George W. Bush for his speech to Israel's Knesset in which he suggested that some Democrats were acting in the same way some Western leaders did when they appeased Hitler in the runup to World War II. Biden stated: "This is bullshit. add something


In late August 2008, he was picked by Obama to be his running mate. add something


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


Game Change (film) - Actual footage from the 2008 campaign portrayed the Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Joe Biden as well as numerous reporters, including Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Wolf Blitzer, Candy Crowley, Dana Bash, and John King


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


Robert C. Morlino - During the 2008 presidential election, Morlino criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Joe Biden for their remarks regarding abortion on "Meet the Press"


Edward James Slattery - During the 2008 presidential election, Slattery criticized the Catholic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and U.S. Senator Joe Biden for their remarks on abortion on "Meet the Press", describing their positions as "clearly inconsistent with Catholic teaching" and "plainly false


Christine O'Donnell - Following the 2008 election, Joe Biden resigned his Senate seat to become Vice President, and the Governor of Delaware appointed Biden's chief of staff, Ted Kaufman, to serve out the first two years of Biden's six year Senate term


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


Washington University in St. Louis - In 2008 the group performed on MSNBC during coverage of the vice presidential debate with specially written songs about Joe Biden and Sarah Palin


Washington University - In 2008 the group performed on MSNBC during coverage of the vice presidential debate with specially written songs about Joe Biden and Sarah Palin


Wilson's Sandwich Shop - In 2008, Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden stopped there while on the campaign trail


Bill Richardson - Richardson was a rumored Vice Presidential candidate for Senator and Democratic presumptive nominee Barack Obama and was fully vetted by the Obama campaign, before Obama chose Joe Biden on August 23, 2008.


Kathy Sullivan (American politician) - She served as a member of the United States Electoral College in 2008, when she cast one of New Hampshire's four Electoral Votes for Barack Obama and Joe Biden


Al Gore III - This speculation was enhanced by a meeting held between Obama, Gore, and Joe Biden in Chicago on December 9, 2008.


Washington University in St. Louis - The university hosted the only 2008 vice presidential debate, between Republican Sarah Palin and Democrat Joe Biden, on October 2, 2008, at the Washington University Athletic Complex


Washington University - The university hosted the only 2008 vice presidential debate, between Republican Sarah Palin and Democrat Joe Biden, on October 2, 2008, at the Washington University Athletic Complex


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


Having won both races, Biden made a point of holding off his resignation from the Senate so that he could be sworn in for his seventh term on January 6, 2009. add something


He was named to the Little League Hall of Excellence in 2009. add something


Barack Obama - The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President, and Joe Biden as Vice President, took place on January 20, 2009.


John Kerry - In January 2009, Kerry replaced Joe Biden as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee


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


Mikhail Gorbachev - On 20 March 2009, Gorbachev met with United States President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in efforts to "reset" strained relations between Russia and the United States


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


Gordon Bajnai - Hungary sent more troops to Afghanistan in line with current US strategy to enhance involvement there, Bajnai announced at a meeting with US Vice President Joe Biden in the White House on 4 December 2009


Biden took the lead in trying to sell the agreement to a reluctant Democratic caucus in Congress, which was passed as the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010. add something


Kaufman said he would only serve two years, until Delaware's special senate election in 2010. add something


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


Chris Coons - Coons won the 2010 special election against the Republican candidate Christine O'Donnell 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


Christine O'Donnell - In January 2010, Beau Biden, Joe Biden's son, indicated he would not run, and Castle became the favorite to take the seat


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


Palantir Technologies - On June 18, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden and Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag held a press conference at the White House announcing the success of fighting fraud in the stimulus by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board


Palantir Technologies - On June 18, 2010, Vice President Joe Biden and Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag held a press conference at the White House announcing the success of fighting fraud in the stimulus by the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board


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


Burnet R. Maybank - Vice President Joe Biden mentioned Maybank at the dedication ceremony for the Ernest Hollings Special Collections Library at the University of South Carolina on July 23, 2010


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


Biden shook hands with President Obama immediately after a call to House Speaker John Boehner concluded the debt ceiling deal that led to the Budget Control Act of 2011. add something


During this period, Biden was satisfied that no major instances of waste or corruption had occurred. add something


In March 2011, Obama detailed Biden to lead negotiations between both houses of Congress and the White House in resolving federal spending levels for the rest of the year and avoid a government shutdown. add something


By May 2011, a "Biden panel" with six congressional members was trying to reach a bipartisan deal on raising the U.S. debt ceiling as part of an overall deficit reduction plan. add something


The U.S. debt ceiling crisis developed over the next couple of months, but it was again Biden's relationship with McConnell that proved to be a key factor in breaking a deadlock and finally bringing about a bipartisan deal to resolve it, in the form of the Budget Control Act of 2011, signed on August 2, 2011, the same day that an unprecedented U.S. default had loomed add something


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"


David Petraeus - Petraeus was officially sworn in at the White House on September 6 and ceremonially sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia on October 11, 2011


He faced his Republican counterpart, Representative Paul Ryan, in the lone 2012 vice presidential debate on October 11 in Danville, Kentucky add something


In 2012, Biden was elected to a second term alongside Obama add something


Later that month, during the final days before the country fell off the "fiscal cliff", Biden's relationship with McConnell once more proved important as the two negotiated a deal that led to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 being passed at the start of 2013 add something


The Obama campaign nevertheless still valued Biden as a retail-level politician who could connect with disaffected, blue collar workers and rural residents, and he had a heavy schedule of appearances in swing states as the Obama re-election campaign began in earnest in spring 2012 add something


Biden's May 2012 statement that he was "absolutely comfortable" with same-sex marriage gained considerable public attention in comparison to President Obama's position, which had been described as "evolving" add something


An August 2012 remark before a mixed-race audience that proposed Republican relaxation of Wall Street regulations would "put y'all back in chains" led to a similar analysis of Biden's face-to-face campaigning abilities versus tendency to go off track add something


On November 6, 2012, the president and vice president were elected to second terms add something


In December 2012, Biden was named by Obama to head the Gun Violence Task Force, created to address the causes of gun violence in the United States in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting add something


Wisconsin - In 2012, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, a native of Janesville, as his running mate against incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden


Wisconsin - In 2012, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney chose Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, a native of Janesville, as his running mate against incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden


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


Paul Ryan - On November 6, 2012, Romney and Ryan were defeated in the general election by the incumbent Barack Obama and Joe Biden, although Ryan won reelection to his congressional seat


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 add something


During the discussions that led to the October 2013 passage of the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014, which resolved the U.S. federal government shutdown of 2013 and the U.S. debt-ceiling crisis of 2013, Biden played little role add something


Sonia Sotomayor - On January 20 and 21, 2013, she administered the oath to Vice President Joe Biden for the inauguration of his second term


Darren Criss - In January 2013, Criss performed for U.S. President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden at the inaugural balls of the 57th Presidential Inauguration


Mazie Hirono - Hirono was sworn in on January 3, 2013 by the Vice President and President of the Senate, Joe Biden


Joe Donnelly - On January 3, 2013, Donnelly was sworn into the United State Senate in the 113th Congress by Vice President Joe Biden


Elizabeth Warren - Warren was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on January 3, 2013


Violence Against Women Act - On September 12, 2013 at an event marking the 19th anniversary of the bill, Vice President Joe Biden criticized the Republicans who slowed the passage of the reauthorization of the act as being "this sort of Neanderthal crowd"


He opposes marijuana legalization and prefers the reduced military spending proposed in the Obama Administration's fiscal year 2014 budget add something


The act led to further related developments in the creation of the White House Council on Women and Girls, begun in the first term, as well as the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, begun in January 2014 with Biden as co-chair along with Jarrett add something


War in Afghanistan (1978-present) - They are scheduled to withdraw slowly until the end of 2014 but Vice President Joe Biden has proposed to retain an unknown number of U.S. military personnels after the 2014 deadline if the security situation required and the Afghan government and people desired


Hunter Biden - Hunter Biden's father Joe Biden traveled to Kiev on April 22, 2014 and urged it "


Shaun Donovan - He was ceremoniously sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on August 5, 2014


Shaun Donovan - He was ceremoniously sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden on August 5, 2014


Carole King - On October 6, 2014, she performed at a Democratic fundraiser at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, attended by Vice President Joe Biden


By 2015, a series of swearings-in and other events where Biden placed his hands on women and girls and talked closely to them had attracted the attention of both the press and social media add something


Biden was struck by a second family tragedy on May 30, 2015, when his son Beau died of brain cancer at age 46 after battling it for several years add something


As of September 11, 2015, Biden was still uncertain whether or not to run add something


In October 2015, after months of speculation, Biden decided not to enter the 2016 presidential race add something


James Lankford - Lankford was sworn into office on January 6, 2015 by Vice President Joe Biden


Loretta Lynch - She was sworn in as Attorney General on April 27, 2015 by Vice President Joe Biden


Chris Martin - In June 2015, Martin performed at the funeral mass of Beau Biden, son of United States Vice-President 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 add something


In accepting Obama's offer, Biden ruled out to him the possibility of running for president again in 2016 add something


Maureen Dowd - "Joe Biden in 2016: What Would Beau Do-", "New York Times", August 1, 2015 add something


On October 21, speaking from a podium in the Rose Garden with his wife and President Obama by his side, Biden announced his decision not to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2016 election add something


Relations were strained between the campaigns when Biden appeared to use his to bolster fundraising contacts for a possible run on his own in the 2016 presidential election, and the vice president ended up being excluded from Obama campaign strategy meetings add something


As of the end of January 2016, Neither Biden nor President Barack Obama have endorsed any candidate for the 2016 Presidential Election add something


On February 29, 2016, Biden gave a speech at the 88th Academy awards to do with awareness for sexual assault, he introduce Lady Gaga add something


Following Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton on June 9, 2016, Biden endorsed her later the same day add something


On December 8, 2016, Biden went to Ottawa to meet with the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau add something


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


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In January 2017, Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, with distinction add something


On January 12, 2017, Obama surprised Biden by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, with distinction, during a farewell press conference at the White House honoring Biden and his wife add something


He will be 74 on January 20, 2017, the date on which the successful candidate will be sworn in, which would have made him the oldest president on inauguration in history add something


On March 12, 2017, Biden during a keynote speech at the annual SXSW festival stated, "The only bipartisan thing left in America is the fight against cancer add something


While attending the launch of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement on March 30, 2017, a student asked Biden what "piece of advice" he would give to President Trump, Biden responding that the president should grow up and cease his tweeting so he could focus on the office add something


On April 21, 2017, amidst speaking to a New York urban planning conference, Biden cited the "infinite wisdom" of Governor of New Jersey Chris Christie as the cause behind the termination of a rail tunnel project and called the Gateway Program "the most important infrastructure project in America add something


Biden delivered a speech to the graduating class of Colby College on May 21, 2017, calling for a return to "unity and purpose", and three days later expressed confidence in contemporary students being able to handle "the challenges that lie ahead" at Harvard University during the college's Class Day ceremony add something


Biden endorsed the candidacy of Philip D. Murphy in the 2017 gubernatorial election in New Jersey, telling a May 29, 2017 gathering of Murphy supporters at a community center gymnasium, "There are a lot of people out there who are frightened add something


On September 5, 2017, after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Biden tweeted, "Brought by parents, these children had no choice in coming here add something


Todd Young - On January 3, 2017, Young was sworn into the United States Senate in the 115th Congress by Vice President Joe Biden


A political action committee known as Time for Biden was formed in January 2018, seeking Biden's entry into the race add something


He told a forum held in Bogota,_Colombia on July 17, 2018 that he would decide whether or not to formally declare as a candidate by January 2019 add something


On December 11, 2018, the University of Delaware renamed their School of Public Policy and Administration after Biden, naming it the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration, which houses the Biden Institute add something


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 add something


Jan. 6, 2019 Biden and his supporters praised him for modifying some of the Act's worst provisions, and it was his most important legislative accomplishment at that point in time add something


In March 2019, he indicated he may run add something


By early April 2019, a total of seven women had made allegations regarding Biden add something


In May 2019, Biden chose Philadelphia to be his 2020 U.S. presidential campaign headquarters add something


While at a fundraiser on June 18, 2019, Biden said that one of his greatest strengths was "bringing people together" and pointed to his relationships with Senators James Eastland and Herman Talmadge, two segregationists as examples add something


On July 15, 2019, the non-profit Biden Cancer Initiative announced the foundation was ceasing operations for the foreseeable future add something


Mike Pence - In March 2019, former Vice President Joe Biden referred to Pence as "a decent guy" during a speech at the University of Nebraska Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, a month before Biden announced his 2020 presidential campaign


Neil Gorsuch - In May 2019 it was announced that Gorsuch would become the new chairman of the board of the National Constitution Center, succeeding former Vice President Joe Biden


George R. R. Martin - In May 2019, Martin endorsed Joe Biden for President in 2020


Howard Schultz - In May 2019, Schultz delayed his 2020 decision, citing Joe Biden as one of the main reasons


Philadelphia - In May 2019, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden chose Philadelphia to be his 2020 U.S. presidential campaign headquarters


Kellyanne Conway - The OSC noted her criticism from February to May 2019 of candidates such as Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Kirsten Gillibrand, and called her violations "egregious, notorious, and ongoing"