Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (born November 20, 1942) is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, jointly elected with President Barack Obama. He is a member of the Democratic Party and was a United States Senator from Delaware from January 3, 1973 until his resignation on January 15 2009.
The tea party is not a racist group, says Vice President Joe Biden, though he believes that some of those involved in the movement have expressed racist views. "Very conservative, very different views on government and a whole lot of things," Biden said during an interview broadcast Sunday on ABC's "This Week." "But it is not a racist organization."
Joe Biden endorses marraige equality
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Biden agrees with the church on social justice issues like poverty, but runs afoul on gay marriage and abortion rights.
He has represented our country in every region of the world, advancing our unprecedented support for Israel’s security, securing approval in Europe for the Administration’s more effective approach to missile defense, working with Latin American leaders to combat drug trafficking and international crime and building relations with key leaders in Africa. He has traveled to more than two dozen countries
Insiders say President Obama will finally announce next week that he is making Hillary Clinton his VP running mate for 2012 and Joe Biden will become Secretary of State in 2013.
He attended the University of Delaware and graduated in 1965 with a double major in Political Science and History. He then attended Syracuse University College of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor (graduate-level law degree) in 1968.
Senator Joe Biden is a (pro-choice) Catholic with strong working-class roots in his hometown of Scranton, PA. He's got impeccable foreign policy credentials, having served several terms as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations committee. During the Presidential primary, he often said he knows many foreign leaders by their first names — "not because I'm important, but I've been there a long time." And Biden co-wrote the Violence Against Women Act, which created official support structures for victims of domestic violence and criminalized their batterers.
In 1972 he was elected to the US Senate but his wife and infant daughter were killed in a car accident, which also injured his two sons, shortly after his election. He was sworn into office at the boys' bedside, after having been dissuaded from resigning to look after the surviving children. Since then he has commuted an hour and a half each day from his home in Wilmington.
As a child, Biden struggled with a stutter, and kids alternatively called him "Dash" and "Joe Impedimenta" to mock him. He eventually overcame his speech impediment by memorizing long passages of poetry and reciting them out loud in front of the mirror. Biden attended the St. Helena School in Pennsylvania until he gained acceptance into the prestigious Archmere Academy.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was born on November 20, 1942 in the blue-collar city of Scranton in northeast Pennsylvania. His father, Joseph Biden Sr., was a failed businessman who squandered most of the family fortune and worked cleaning furnaces and as a used car salesman.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. is the vice president of the United States. He served in the Senate from 1972, when he was elected at the age of 29, until taking office with President Obama on Jan. 20, 2009.