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August 6, 2003 | By Larry Kane
Does Joe Biden have a date with destiny? The answer to that question may actually begin with a news story that happened in June 1987. It was a great month for Joe Biden, the U.S. senator from Delaware. Sixteen years ago, I traveled as a correspondent on the senator's launch of his campaign for the Democratic nomination for president. The journey started in the Amtrak station in Wilmington; continued to Washington, Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Boston; and the cities of Nashua and Manchester in New Hampshire.
NEWS
June 2, 2015
WE NEED another language to describe the pain of losing a child, because the words we use - "It's unnatural," "No parent should live longer than her son," "What a tragedy" - don't convey the full weight or nature of that suffering. When you look at the faces of those who have experienced the death of a son or daughter, you realize even years later that they are not completely whole. Living without part of your heart, walking on half a limb and navigating the light with a constant shadow, it is the deepest of all sorrows.
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February 7, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden, a self-confessed railroad geek, strode to the podium at 30th Street Station yesterday to sing the praises of Amtrak's smart new electric locomotive - and quickly noticed that U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, Philly's Democratic Party chairman, was missing. "I don't know where the hell Brady is," Biden told the crowd in mock shock-and-awe. "Tell him I marked him 'absent.' " Then Biden, who U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx introduced as "president of the Amtrak fan club," launched into a riding-the-rails rap with the fervor of a man who made 7,000 round-trips between Washington and his Wilmington home during his 36 years in the Senate.
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July 28, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, STAFF WRITER
If the Democrats want to be effective, it's time they addressed issues that concern white-working class voters, Joe Biden told Joe Scarborough this morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe in advance of the speech the vice president is set to deliver tonight at the National Democratic Convention. Scarborough, hosting the show live from McGillin's Olde Ale House in Center City all week, said Donald Trump appealed to that demographic possibly more than any other group. "You're talking about a guy who's connecting with those workers in Scranton, Pa., who's connecting with those people in Youngstown, Ohio, who's connecting with those white, working-class voters in a way that you have your entire career - and a way that Hillary Clinton is not," said Scarborough, a former Republican congressman who represented Florida.
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September 18, 1987 | BY JACK MCKINNEY
Whatever other legacy he might leave, at least Ronald Reagan has established that a man need not be an original thinker to get by as president of the United States. But the Reagan standard does not apply in the case of Sen. Joe Biden, a man who would be president. It's one thing for a politician to give impassioned expression to the thoughts of his ghost writers, which Reagan has done with marked success. But it's something else to poach the ideas of other people's ghost writers, a pattern Biden seems to have followed.
NEWS
September 26, 2010
Mark Greenbaum is a political writer in Washington Amid the precipitous drop of Barack Obama's approval ratings, there has been some speculation that the president could replace Joe Biden as a running mate with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. Don't count on it. True, other presidents have pulled off a ticket switch, most notably Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt, but neither was dependent on his running mate to win reelection. Lincoln's 1864 victory had nothing to do with replacing Hannibal Hamlin with Andrew Johnson.
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October 22, 2015 | By Khalil Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer
No, Bill Clinton is not her grandfather. Yes, she thinks Hillary Clinton would be a great president. Those were just a few of the questions Chelsea Clinton entertained as she spoke Tuesday to an enthusiastic audience of middle schoolers at AMY Northwest Middle School on Ridge Avenue. Clinton, 35, is, of course, the famous daughter of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president and a candidate to be the next president, respectively. She was in the Philadelphia area, with more appearances later in the day, as part of a 20-city tour to promote her book, It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going.
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May 17, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
An army of federal agents, bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs, and local police protected Vice President Biden and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Franklin Field on Sunday night while Trump watched his daughter Tiffany and Biden saw his granddaughter Naomi graduate from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences. Trump arrived to warm applause from his section but when Biden arrived a few minutes later, the entire stadium erupted in cheering and waving, and he responded by vigorously waving back.
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August 27, 2008 | By Trudy Rubin
The choice of Joe Biden as candidate for veep made me recall a conversation with him at the 2004 Democratic convention. The Delaware senator was fuming that his party's nominee, Sen. John Kerry, wouldn't go on the offensive. Biden wanted Kerry to attack Bush failings on national security. "He has to talk specifics," Biden argued passionately. "When you talk in generalities, people say, 'Blah.' " The candidate shouldn't just cast blame, the senator added, but should spell out his own plans.
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July 14, 2016 | By John Baer
JEFFREY LORD, even in a season of odd politics, is an unusual political commentator. He's paid by CNN to justify, explain, and defend Donald Trump. And he has: on the wall, Mexicans, Muslims, Carly Fiorina's face. It can be a full-time gig. It will be at both upcoming conventions. And it raises a couple questions. First, why is a news network paying somebody to do what campaigns and candidates already pay somebody to do? Second, who the heck is Jeffrey Lord and how'd he get on CNN?
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July 28, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, STAFF WRITER
If the Democrats want to be effective, it's time they addressed issues that concern white-working class voters, Joe Biden told Joe Scarborough this morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe in advance of the speech the vice president is set to deliver tonight at the National Democratic Convention. Scarborough, hosting the show live from McGillin's Olde Ale House in Center City all week, said Donald Trump appealed to that demographic possibly more than any other group. "You're talking about a guy who's connecting with those workers in Scranton, Pa., who's connecting with those people in Youngstown, Ohio, who's connecting with those white, working-class voters in a way that you have your entire career - and a way that Hillary Clinton is not," said Scarborough, a former Republican congressman who represented Florida.
NEWS
July 21, 2016
By SaraKay Smullens When Donald Trump reared his head, vastly improving ratings for television's empires with racist views, misogyny, and simplistic solutions, I had no doubt his pulpit would grow. Millions in our country are overwhelmed by vast changes on every front. As a result, they feel diminished, powerless, enraged. Trump offers an outlet through the selection of scapegoats for ridicule, and in doing so shows that any country can become vulnerable to the horror of pre-World War II Germany.
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July 14, 2016 | By John Baer
JEFFREY LORD, even in a season of odd politics, is an unusual political commentator. He's paid by CNN to justify, explain, and defend Donald Trump. And he has: on the wall, Mexicans, Muslims, Carly Fiorina's face. It can be a full-time gig. It will be at both upcoming conventions. And it raises a couple questions. First, why is a news network paying somebody to do what campaigns and candidates already pay somebody to do? Second, who the heck is Jeffrey Lord and how'd he get on CNN?
NEWS
June 11, 2016 | By Steve Bohnel, STAFF WRITER
Fury over a six-month sentence handed to a former Stanford University athlete convicted of raping a passed-out student has spread locally on social media and among advocates who fear a chilling effect on victims. "I'm outraged along with the public," said Barbara Ashcroft, an associate professor at Temple University's law school and former chief of the Montgomery County Sex Crimes Unit. "I think when you look at the tone at what is happening with millennials ... we're seeing judges that basically give a slap on the wrist.
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May 17, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
An army of federal agents, bomb-sniffing K-9 dogs, and local police protected Vice President Biden and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Franklin Field on Sunday night while Trump watched his daughter Tiffany and Biden saw his granddaughter Naomi graduate from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences. Trump arrived to warm applause from his section but when Biden arrived a few minutes later, the entire stadium erupted in cheering and waving, and he responded by vigorously waving back.
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May 4, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
About 1,500 students in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts and Sciences will collect their diplomas at a ceremony on May 15, but not all eyes will be on them. Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be in the audience - not as presidential candidate and sitting vice president, but as parent and grandparent of two graduates: Trump's 22-year-old daughter, Tiffany (with former wife Marla Maples), and Biden's granddaughter Naomi. Security will be especially tight, and Penn will be advising parents and students to get there early.
NEWS
March 25, 2016
ISSUE | SUPREME COURT Still no precedent for ignoring nomination John Yoo, best known for authorizing the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping and waterboarding, also approves of the Senate's unprecedented refusal to consider Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court ("Scalia's seat should be kept open," Sunday). Yoo cites the 1987 refusal to confirm Robert Bork, yet the Senate held hearings and voted on that nomination. There is no precedent for the Senate's refusal even to hold hearings on Garland.
NEWS
October 22, 2015
OK, LOOK, I apologize. I didn't want to write about Joe Biden again. But there's new buzz. Philly Democratic U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle says a "very good source" tells him Biden's running. (The freshman musta made good sources fast.) The Washington Post had an online story Monday (later pulled) saying Biden's in the race. Then yesterday, there's Biden at George Washington University talking about how important he is, about his symbiotic relationship with President Obama and offering contrasts with Hillary Clinton (without naming her)
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October 22, 2015 | By Khalil Williams, Inquirer Staff Writer
No, Bill Clinton is not her grandfather. Yes, she thinks Hillary Clinton would be a great president. Those were just a few of the questions Chelsea Clinton entertained as she spoke Tuesday to an enthusiastic audience of middle schoolers at AMY Northwest Middle School on Ridge Avenue. Clinton, 35, is, of course, the famous daughter of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former president and a candidate to be the next president, respectively. She was in the Philadelphia area, with more appearances later in the day, as part of a 20-city tour to promote her book, It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going.
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