Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post Published 2:55 am PDT, Friday, May 17, 2019 "I was always labeled as one of the most liberal members of the United States Congress. If it makes you progressive to mean that you are for Medicare for All or it makes it progressive, then that wasn't the standard of what constituted in the past what is progressive." - Former Vice President Joe Biden, in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," April 29, 2019 - - - In the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Biden brings years of experience - and many votes that will be subject to scrutiny. His strongest challenger at the moment, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is so far to the left that he's not even officially a Democrat, but a Democratic socialist. Other candidates are also fairly liberal, backing ideas - such as "Medicare for all" - that were once considered pipe dreams. So it behooves Biden today to play up his liberal credentials. (In a famous 1974 interview with Kitty … [Read more...] about How liberal was Joe Biden?
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Former Vice President Joe Biden officially launched his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday, bringing to a halt months of speculation. Although he is widely known for his tight-knit relationship with President Obama during Mr. Obama's eight years in the White House, Biden served in Congress for nearly 35 years and ran two unsuccessful campaigns for president. His long career in public life has also been shaped by two family tragedies.Here's everything you need to know about the 76-year-old lawmaker from Delaware and latest 2020 Democratic contender:Biography:Biden was born in Scranton, a city in northeastern Pennsylvania, in late 1942, when the U.S. was fighting the Axis powers in World War II. In the 1950s, his family moved to Delaware, where he attended a private Catholic academy and eventually, the University of Delaware for his bachelor's degree in political science and history. After earning his law degree from Syracuse University in 1968, Biden worked for … [Read more...] about Who is Joe Biden, the latest Democrat in the 2020 presidential race?
Prominent Republicans and members of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign ridiculed former Vice President Joe Biden’s “crooked” behavior on Thursday. “Looks like Joe Biden will spend a ton of time apologizing for being Creepy, weirdly Cloying, and downright Crooked,” wrote Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, on Twitter:Parscale linked a Breitbart News report from Peter Schweizer about Biden steering $1.8 billion in aid funding to Ukraine while his son Hunter received millions from a Ukrainian energy company for serving on the board. “The bottom line is Joe Biden was the Obama administration’s point-person on policy towards Ukraine,” noted Schweizer in the report. “He steered $1.8 billion in aid to that government and while he was doing so, his son got a sweetheart deal with this energy company – that we’ve been able to trace over just a 14-month period – paid $3.1 million into an account … [Read more...] about Team Trump Blasts ‘Crooked Joe’ Biden After Schweizer Corruption Report
Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News, recalled how Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s second son, received millions of dollars from Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings while his father directed $1.8 billion in aid money to Ukraine as vice president during the Obama administration. Schweizer joined Tuesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak. Schweizer said, “I think a deeper problem that [Joe Biden] faces is — as has been reported on Breitbart and reported at the Hill, today — which I think is far deeper is the fact that his family, particularly his son, cashed in while he was vice president of the United States.” LISTEN: John Solomon reported on Hunter Biden’s receiving millions of dollars from Burisma Holdings after being installed on the company’s board during his father’s vice presidential … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Peter Schweizer: Joe Biden ‘Steered $1.8 Billion’ to Ukraine While His Son Bagged ‘Sweetheart Deal’ from Their Government
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jaclyn Reiss Globe Staff August 30, 2018 Former vice president Joe Biden dabbed at tears as he remembered his colleague John McCain at a memorial service at a church in Phoenix on Thursday.McCain died of brain cancer Saturday at 81.Biden delivered an emotional eulogy at North Phoenix Baptist Church, speaking of McCain’s heroism, dedication to his country, and love of his family. Advertisement Here are some of the most powerful quotes from Biden’s speech. ‘My name is Joe Biden. I’m a Democrat. And I love John McCain’ Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox Monday-Friday. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Biden spoke of the bipartisanship that defined McCain’s politics, beginning his speech to laughter as he declared: … [Read more...] about Five of the most powerful quotes from Joe Biden’s eulogy for John McCain