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The Obama-Biden Dynamic

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Veep

Back when I first heard that Barack Obama had selected Joe Biden as his running mate, I wondered, “How’s that dynamic going to work out?” The Joe Biden I knew was a senior senator who liked his Amtrak commutes, his role on the foreign relations committee and his independence. But then Obama appeared on “Meet […]

July 15th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Joe Biden and the Healthcare Mess

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Health Care

Health care reform is the “foremost economic and moral issue that this administration is determined to deal with,” Joe Biden said during a recent White House meeting. “Our hospitals are cracking under the weight of providing quality healthcare for Americans who lack insurance,” he added. “The status quo is simply unacceptable. Rising costs are crushing […]

July 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Joe’s Big Mouth: the Iran Gaffe

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden

It’s hard to know exactly what Joe Biden is thinking when he makes offhanded remarks about Israel, Iran and the economy. (But let’s save the economy for another day, shall we?) There are few things one can really say about a country like Iran without inflaming some sort of Anti-Western backlash. Yet if our VP […]

July 8th, 2009 | Permalink| 19 Comments »

Biden Admits Administration Misread Economy

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Biden, Economy, Obama

The Veep sat down with Stephanopoulos recently and shared some sobering news about our economic health and how their projections and predictions were too rosy. “The truth is, there was a misreading of just how bad an economy we inherited,” said Biden, who is leading the administration’s effort to implement it’s $787 billion economic stimulus […]

July 5th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Biden’s Iraq Trip Sparks Hope and Protests

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Iraq, Veep

In a show of good faith, Vice President Joe Biden flew to Baghdad Thursday evening on his unprecedented three-day visit. Typically, a high-level official – like Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney – only remains in the country for a day or less, so the trip is unusually long. But Biden said this […]

July 3rd, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Top 3 Biden Quotes This Week

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Quotes

“I am not unaware of the controversies swirling around this dinner, swirling around the speed — or lack thereof — that we’re moving on issues that are of great importance to you and, quite frankly, to me and to the president and to millions of Americans…. More importantly , I want thank you for being […]

July 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Top Biden Quotes of the Week

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Energy, Jobs, News, Ohio, Veep

Solar Energy: “We’re trying to lay a foundation for a new economy…We are investing not in digging more oil wells but in building more wind farms, investing in solar energy….We are going to have an economy that [is] not based on a bubble.” (Media Teleconference, 6/8/09) This Tuesday, Joe Biden will be traveling to a […]

June 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Joe Biden and the Great Job Search

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Jobs, Veep

As you may recall, on the campaign trail, Joe Biden was heralded as “head of the Middle Class taskforce” – whose activities can be viewed here. Yet the question remains: What has Joe Biden done for the Middle Class? Several months ago, I checked the Middle Class Task Force site only to find a discussion […]

June 18th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Top Joe Biden Quotes This Week

By Jennn Fusion | Related entries in Biden, Health Care, Veep

“They’re either going to have to agree with us, come up with an alternative or we’re not going to have health care… and we’re going to get health care.” (NBC, “Meet the Press,” 6/14/09) There are few areas Democrats and Republicans disagree in more than healthcare. The Obama-Biden administration has made it abundantly clear that […]

June 17th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Is Joe Biden As Bad As People Say?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Biden, Health Care, Video

I’ve heard people really laying into Biden lately, especially over his admission that he would advise his family to not travel on trains and planes, but I genuinely don’t think he’s doing such a bad job or that it’s a big deal. Here’s the recent gaffe fest that people are focusing on. Watch the whole […]

May 1st, 2009 | Permalink| 8 Comments »