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Biden to Congress: 'Show courage' on gun control

As Congress inched closer to a vote on gun-control measures, Vice President Biden and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday questioned lawmakers who have been hesitant to get behind their push for sweeping changes.


Biden’s office apologizes to student reporter for ‘unfortunate mistake’

The office of the vice president has apologized to a University of Maryland student after a member of Joe Biden’s staff confronted the college reporter and forced him to delete photos of an event.


Biden: 'You Don't Need 30 Rounds. Buy a Shotgun'

Vice President Joe Biden said people don’t need high-capacity weapons to protect themselves and that the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce gun violence amount to gun safety, not gun control.


Obama, Biden being sworn in for second term

Barack Obama & Joe Biden

On the cusp of his second term, President Barack Obama solemnly honored the nation's fallen soldiers Sunday before taking the oath of office in an intimate White House ceremony, a swearing-in ritual he will repeat 24 hours later before a massive crowd at the Capitol.


ArtsBeat: Biden Getting an Autobiography From The Onion (Whether He Wants It or Not)

The President of Vice

"The President of Vice," an e-book that will be released Friday at the Kindle Singles store of, offers a ponytail-wearing, Trans Am-washing version of the vice president familiar to readers of The Onion.


Biden delivers preview of White House pitch on gun policies

Vice President Joe Biden laid out the White House’s plan to prevent future gun violence before the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Thursday, saying the proposal “isn’t just about guns.”


Biden draws NRA ire in drive against gun violence

Vice President Joe Biden butted heads with the powerful National Rifle Association on Thursday in his drive to reduce U.S. gun violence, drawing complaints from the lobby group that the White House is trying to limit constitutionally protected gun rights.


Obama could use executive orders to restrict guns: Biden

Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday the White House plans to act quickly to curb gun violence and will explore all avenues - including executive orders that would not require the approval of Congress - to try to prevent incidents like last month's massacre at a Connecticut school.


McChrystal takes blame for Rolling Stone article

Stanley McChrystal

Speaking out for the first time since he resigned, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal takes the blame for a Rolling Stone article and the unflattering comments attributed to his staff about the Obama administration that ended his Afghanistan command and army career.


Fiscal talks hit major setback as GOP appeals to Biden

Fiscal Cliff

Just before a self-imposed deadline at which Senate leaders were set to brief their respective caucuses about a prospective deal, negotiations toward a scaled-back agreement to avoid the onset of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts on Jan. 1 appeared on the verge of breakdown.


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