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

By: Friday October 17, 2014 5:50 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 [...]

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

By: Tuesday April 22, 2014 6:09 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 effect, if any, the current round of sanctions are [...]

President Obama Holds Press Conference On New Gun Proposals

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 8:30 am

President Obama and Vice President Biden hold Press Conference on new gun control proposals.

Cliff Watch: McConnell and Biden Haggle, Tea Party House Posing Problems

By: Monday December 31, 2012 5:22 am

We are roughly 16 hours from the fiscal cliff deadline Washington time and it seems the Obama Administration may have played its final card regarding the Senate negotiations, Vice President Biden: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Vice President Joe Biden engaged in furious overnight negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff and made major [...]

White House Supports Filibuster Reform Effort

By: Wednesday November 28, 2012 10:47 am

President Obama supports the Senate rules reform effort, effectively giving a vote to reformers as they build toward a January showdown. In a statement to the Huffington Post, White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer responded positively to the effort, now led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, to reform the process in the Senate. “The President [...]

Here Come the Fiscal Scolds Giving a Discredited Solution to a Problem of Their Own Invention

By: Thursday November 8, 2012 7:05 am

Here’s a decent look at the competing advice President Obama may be getting as he approaches the fiscal policy issues. On the one side, Joe Biden: “You guys have probably looked at the internals of the vote more than I have so far,” Biden said, according to a transcript provided by pool reporters. “But from [...]

Political Fallout From Benghazi Attacks a Tower of Spin

By: Monday October 15, 2012 9:15 am

The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has become a political football, in ways that the father of slain US Ambassador Chris Stevens wants to see stopped. That’s not likely, as both sides highlight the aspects of the story to their advantage, and suppress the aspects that present vulnerabilities. For the Obama-Biden team, they [...]

VP Debate: The Tax Discussion Stands In for the Jobs Discussion

By: Friday October 12, 2012 12:27 pm

Sadly, last night continued the string of national debates that basically featured little or no discussion of how to immediately move the country out of its jobs crisis, or at least nothing beyond the dispiriting “stay the course” of the current Administration, and the irrelevant “five-point plan” of the challengers, which offers nothing in a [...]

VP Debate: The Constrained Discussion on Social Insurance

By: Friday October 12, 2012 8:30 am

I think Dave Weigel highlights the right moment in last night’s Vice Presidential debate, on the subject of Medicare. Paul Ryan is most closely associated with that policy, and Biden was clearly briefed that Ryan would try to bamboozle his way through the question. So Biden cut off the ring and never let one lie [...]

VP Debate: Biden Serves as Attack Dog

By: Friday October 12, 2012 6:21 am

Vice President Joe Biden gave the debate performance last night that a lot of Democrats were looking for out of President Obama. He was aggressive and pointed, let nothing go unquestioned, and used all of the attack lines and avenues that Obama left on the table. That Republicans are trying to use this aggression against [...]

Paul Ryan Puts Up Ads for His House Election; A Sign of Trouble?

By: Tuesday September 11, 2012 1:47 pm

Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan will begin running ads in the race for his House district in Wisconsin, a potential sign of uneasiness about his re-election, which will probably be interpreted more broadly as a lack of confidence in Mitt Romney’s chances in the Presidential election. Contracts formalized Tuesday with at least one Milwaukee [...]

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