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May 14, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Philadelphia Monday morning to address the University of Pennsylvania's 257th commencement. The ceremony will be held at Franklin Field and motorists should be prepared for traffic backups in the area. Biden will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.  
NEWS
January 11, 2012 | Staff Report
Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Central Bucks High School West on Friday to speak about the rising cost of college. The White House says Biden will visit the school in Doylestown, Bucks County, to outline steps the Obama administration has taken to address "college affordability. " Biden is expected to urge colleges and universities to contain costs during his talk, which is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. White House figures say tuition and fees at four-year colleges have tripled over the past two decades, and most students have to take out loans to pay for school.
SPORTS
April 9, 2009
The Phillies will get one last chance to bask in the afterglow of their World Series victory on Tuesday, when the team makes the traditional visit to the White House. President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will be in attendance, as will Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill. The team's entire traveling party, including players, spouses, executives, broadcasters and other personnel, are invited to make the trip. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who visited the White House in 1991 after his Babe Ruth team won the World Series, was an ardent supporter of Obama during his run for presidency and was in attendance at the inauguration in January.
NEWS
May 14, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday urged graduates of the University of Pennsylvania to take advantage of advancements in science and technology to help the nation maintain its leadership in the world. "We are so well positioned to lead the world into the 21st century, and we have to take advantage of it," he told the 5,000 graduates and their families at the university's 257th commencement at Franklin Field. But Biden said when it came to giving specific advice, he knew better.
NEWS
February 2, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
C'MON YOU GUYS, let's turn those frowns upside down! OK, so maybe Vice President Joe Biden didn't bust out preschool encouragements like that one yesterday while addressing the House Democratic caucus at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel. But he did urge the crowd of congressmen and women to stop lamenting their losses in the November midterm election, and focus instead on telling voters a happy story about a little place called America. Biden said the country was on the brink of entering another Great Depression when he and President Obama took office in 2009: Nearly a million people had lost their jobs, and banks and the automotive industry were about to topple.
NEWS
October 11, 2010 | By STEPHANIE FARR, farrs@phillynews.com 215-854-4225
WITH THE ROOTS providing the score and Phillies and Eagles analogies on the tips of people's tongues, a rally in Germantown with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden yesterday seemed to be as much pregame party as political push. Still, the message was clear: The game isn't over and Democrats need the same level of support from Philadelphians come November as they gave in 2008 and as they give their sports teams all year. "Philadelphia is coming back, Pennsylvania is coming back, America is coming back and the Philadelphia Phillies are going back to the World Series!"
NEWS
October 19, 2011 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, gambacd@phillynews.com 215-854-5994
VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden might have discovered a new campaign slogan yesterday in Philadelphia: "You don't have to be poor to be patriotic. " Yeah, it's not quite as optimistic as "Hope" and "Yes We Can," two of the sunny slogans that Biden and President Obama rode to victory in 2008. But times have changed. The country is still struggling to overcome the crippling effects of a recession that seems to have never ended. So where does the potential new slogan fit in?
NEWS
October 9, 2012 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
HARRISBURG - Jill Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, launched a seven-city tour across the eastern half of Pennsylvania on Monday to call attention to Tuesday's voter registration deadline. In a brief address to about 150 campaign volunteers and supporters at the Obama campaign office here, Biden hit some of the highlights of the administration's current term: increasing college funding, defending the rights and women and gay Americans, and bringing Osama bin Laden "to justice.
NEWS
January 11, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
TARGETING the Republican front-runner, Vice President Joe Biden told New Hampshire Democrats yesterday that President Obama would be an advocate for the middle class, casting Mitt Romney as someone who would side with the wealthy. Biden, in a video conference with party activists, said that a recent comment by Romney - "I like being able to fire people" - was "probably taken a little out of context. " But he said that Romney "thinks it's more important for the stockholders and the shareholders and the investors and the venture-capital guys to do well than for those employees to be part of the bargain.
SPORTS
June 23, 2010
VICE PRESIDENT Joe Biden figured he would have some explaining to do during a campaign stop in Chicago this week - that is, explain his support of the Flyers in the Stanley Cup finals. Biden, from Delaware, was at the Wachovia Center for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals with his wife, Jill. The Flyers won that game to even the series at two games apiece. "I have to tell you I am guilty as charged," he said, according to the Chicago Tribune , during a stop for Congressional hopeful Dan Seals.
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NEWS
October 17, 2015 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
A couple of hundred Hillary Clinton supporters, already high off her debate performance the other night, gathered at Philadelphia's Mutter Museum Thursday to hear her husband fan their fervor and rally them to reach for their checkbooks. Bill Clinton is good at that. Six black SUVs heralded the former president's arrival at the museum's rear entrance. And there he was, in a fitted blue suit, his iconic shock of white hair highlighted by the afternoon sun. He smiled, waved, and disappeared into the building to greet some 200 buttoned-up, high-powered lawyers and politicos, who later emerged from the closed-to-the-press campaign fund-raiser almost giddy.
NEWS
July 7, 2015 | BY WILLIAM CHAFE
RARELY, if ever, in American history has a president spoken more personally, emotionally or candidly than Barack Obama these past three weeks. Almost as though he had experienced a religious conversion, the president decided to be himself, to show who he was inside, to share his true character with the American people. It was a refreshing, powerful, transforming turn - one that showed us a different kind of president than we have seen before. The first appearance of this new "real" Barack Obama came in the eulogy he delivered at the funeral of Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's 46-year-old son who died of brain cancer.
NEWS
February 2, 2015 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
C'MON YOU GUYS, let's turn those frowns upside down! OK, so maybe Vice President Joe Biden didn't bust out preschool encouragements like that one yesterday while addressing the House Democratic caucus at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel. But he did urge the crowd of congressmen and women to stop lamenting their losses in the November midterm election, and focus instead on telling voters a happy story about a little place called America. Biden said the country was on the brink of entering another Great Depression when he and President Obama took office in 2009: Nearly a million people had lost their jobs, and banks and the automotive industry were about to topple.
NEWS
November 11, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
U.S. SEN. Bob Casey Jr., in a tight spot, tried to dodge. Journalist Steve Highsmith asked the Scranton native which Democrat with family ties to that city - Vice President Joe Biden or former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - would do better there for president in 2016. "It's only 2014," Casey said at the Committee of Seventy's annual fundraiser breakfast. "They've both done well there. " Highsmith persisted and Casey praised Clinton's chances if she runs, leaving Biden out of it. "She's in as commanding a position as I've ever seen a nominee in my life," Casey said.
NEWS
February 10, 2014
AMTRAK CHOSE 30th Street Station - midway between the nation's financial head and its government seat - to unveil 70 new electric locomotives. But the star of the Thursday show, the high-tech, new-to-the-rails Cities Sprinter, strangely was not shown to the press, which got Vice President Joe Biden instead. Known as the president of the Amtrak Fan Club, Biden was supposed to crow about rail transportation to an invited audience of those working on the railroad all the livelong day. Biden was coming directly from the National Prayer Breakfast in D.C. (where maybe he prayed he'd get to Philly on time via Amtrak)
NEWS
November 8, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Benjamin B. Evans Jr., 75, of Springfield, station master at Amtrak's 30th Street Station for 15 years, died Friday, Nov. 1, of leukemia at his home. Mr. Evans worked for Amtrak for 35 years, first as a customer service and training manager at stations regionwide, then as station master, a post he held from 1978 to 1993, when he retired. According to his daughter, Kathleen Kelly, Mr. Evans hosted many politicians and celebrities as they dashed for the Metroliner, often en route to Washington.
NEWS
May 14, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vice President Joe Biden will be in Philadelphia Monday morning to address the University of Pennsylvania's 257th commencement. The ceremony will be held at Franklin Field and motorists should be prepared for traffic backups in the area. Biden will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.  
NEWS
May 14, 2013 | By Sulaiman Abdur-Rahman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday urged graduates of the University of Pennsylvania to take advantage of advancements in science and technology to help the nation maintain its leadership in the world. "We are so well positioned to lead the world into the 21st century, and we have to take advantage of it," he told the 5,000 graduates and their families at the university's 257th commencement at Franklin Field. But Biden said when it came to giving specific advice, he knew better.
NEWS
February 13, 2013 | BY SEAN COLLINS WALSH, Daily News Staff Writer walshSE@phillynews.com, 215-854-4172
HOURS AFTER a gunman opened fire at a courthouse in his home state of Delaware on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden held a roundtable on gun violence with a slew of local officials in North Philadelphia. Biden said that the group of law-enforcement officers and Democratic politicians supported much of President Obama's recently announced gun-control plan, including an improved system for background checks and bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. "The nation is demanding that we act responsibly," Biden said of recent calls for gun control following the massacre in Newtown, Conn.
NEWS
January 26, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
If oddsmakers were infallible psychics, the next presidential election will pit Hillary Clinton against former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - and Clinton will win. The Democrat's chances vary from 5-2 to 9-2 with 11 online bookmakers, while the nearest Republicans, in various rankings, rate no better than 6-1, according to www.oddschecker.com . Her closest competitors...
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