Vice President Biden Visits Ukraine to Show Support

By: Friday November 21, 2014 2:02 pm

In an event today in Ukraine Vice President Joe Biden stood next to Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko to announce, on the one year anniversary of the overthrow of the previous government, that the US would continue its commitment to the ruling group in Kiev. The US supported the overthrow of the former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovich, and now has promised to stand behind the new government, for now.

Biden said he had spoken to President Obama about US continued support and the threat posted by Russia.


Vice President Biden’s Son Was Discharged From Navy Reserves For Cocaine, Now Is Ukraine Energy Executive

By: Friday October 17, 2014 6:45 am

Hunter Biden, the son of Vice President Joe Biden, was discharged from the US Navy Reserves for testing positive for cocaine according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Hunter received two waivers to enter the Naval Reserves – one for being older than a typical applicant at 43 and one for a previous drug related “incident.”

US Tells Russia It Has ‘Days’ To Comply With Agreement As Biden Visits Ukraine

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 6:53 am

While the accord in Geneva is in doubt after violence that broke out on Easter, the US reiterated its expectation that Russia live up to the deal or face more sanctions. A US official said Russia had “days, not weeks” to comply with the agreement.

What Is the Case for Biden over Clinton?

By: Thursday February 27, 2014 12:28 pm

As a recent Politico feature makes clear, Vice President Joe Biden is still seriously thinking about running for President in 2016. While I’m a strong supporter of primaries because I believe they give the party an chance to debate what they stand for, I fail to see what is either the policy or political case for Biden over Hillary Clinton.

Biden Doesn’t Expect 7 Million Exchange Sign-Ups

By: Thursday February 20, 2014 8:30 am

While the website is now working, it is growing increasingly clear the Obama administration will not hit its goal of having 7 million people sign up on the exchanges this year. Vice President Joe Biden admitted that will likely be unattainable.

Is Any Democrat Desperate Enough to Challenge Clinton?

By: Thursday February 13, 2014 8:35 am

Gov. Brian Schweitzer is 58, Gov. Peter Shumlin is 57, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is 56 and Gov. Martin O’Malley is only 51. All of them are young enough they could easily wait to run in 2020, 2024, or even 2030.

More Indications Biden Is Thinking About Another Run

By: Friday May 10, 2013 9:30 am

As long as Biden is possibly considering a run it at least means activists on the left have a small point of leverage over this lame duck administration.

2016: All Top Tier Democratic Candidates Now Back Marriage Equality

By: Monday March 18, 2013 1:05 pm

It is time to take a moment to again reflect on just how much progress has been made on the issue of marriage equality in the last decade.

Back during the 2008 Democratic primary none of the strongest candidates supported same-sex marriage. Now with the recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton, every Democrat that is viewed as a possible top tier candidate in the 2016 Presidential primary has come out in favor of marriage equality.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Chad Nackers and Alex Blechman, The President of Vice: The Autobiography of Joe Biden (The Onion)

By: Sunday February 24, 2013 1:59 pm

We all know Vice President Joe Biden as the street smart, wisecracking, blue-collared right hand of President Barack Obama. We all know the well-worn public persona: the dedicated family man who spent four hours a day during his Senate tenure shlepping to and from Wilmington, Delaware to be with his offspring, instead of shacking up with a group of fellow politicos in a deluxe Georgetown brownstone, going home on alternate weekends to gladhand with campaign donors. And yes, we all know Joe Biden as the GILF fantasy of women from Bangor to Bangalore, and probably in Europe, too. He’s approachable, he’s funny, he’s smart, he drives a white Trans Am, and he’s dead sexy. He’s Joe Biden.

But there’s so much we didn’t know about the current Veep…until now.

Biden Leaves Options Open for 2016 Run and Why It Matters

By: Thursday January 24, 2013 2:55 pm

If Biden is at least exploring the possibility, there are real implications for activists right now.

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