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2008-08-25 09:00:00

By Rupert Cornwell She may have lost the nomination - but she holds her party's fate in her hands. The Democratic convention that opens here today will be the coronation of Barack Obama, choreographed to the last word and smallest gesture. But millions of hands could still wield a fatal dagger. They belong to the supporters of Hillary Clinton. At the weekend, the last important political piece before this unmatched pageant fell into place, with Mr Obama's choice of Joe Biden, the vastly...

2008-08-25 06:00:33

By Jill Lawrence and Martha T. Moore DENVER -- Maybe you didn't know that Joe Biden stuttered as a kid, takes a 91-minute train ride home to his wife each night and is so well known in a must-win swing state he's been called "Pennsylvania's third senator." Barack Obama tapped as his running mate a man whose dramatic life story rivals his own, and holds political appeal far beyond the foreign-policy expertise that is Biden's most obvious asset. The Delaware senator balances this ticket...

2008-08-24 18:00:12

By OLLIE TREE BARACK Obama snubbed bitter campaign rival Hillary Clinton yesterday by announcing veteran Democrat Joe Biden as his vice- presidential running mate. The appointment of 65-year-old Biden was texted to supporters, ending weeks of speculation over who would accompany Obama on the road to the White House. Mrs Clinton, 60, was left out in the cold to congratulate Senator Biden as a "purposeful and dynamic vice-president". But supporters of Republican candidate John McCain...

2008-08-24 12:00:09

By Dan Balz The Washington Post DENVER -- Sen. Barack Obama moved to deal with two potential weaknesses when he named Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. as his vice presidential running mate Saturday. Biden shores up Obama's inexperience on national security issues and brings to the ticket a politician eager to lead the attack against Republican Sen. John McCain. The choice of Biden could produce another benefit for Obama and the Democrats. Biden's opening speech at a joint appearance with Obama...

2008-08-24 00:00:16

By Leonard Doyle US Election: The Democrats in Denver Outspoken Biden joins the Democratic ticket Decades after he quit over plagiarism, the Delaware senator will bring bite, foreign policy experience and a compelling life story to a young team. By Leonard Doyle Barack Obama's campaign for the White House was back in its groove yesterday, when he called upon the political equivalent of Big Bertha by naming Senator Joe Biden to be his vice-presidential running mate. Mr Biden is the...

2008-08-24 00:00:16

By Liz Sidoto; Nedra Pickler WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama named Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware as his vice presidential running mate early today, balancing his ticket with a seasoned congressional veteran well-versed in foreign policy and defense issues. Obama announced the pick on his Web site with a photo of the two men and an appeal for donations. A text message went out shortly afterward that said, "Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee." Biden, 65, has twice sought the...

2008-08-24 00:00:08

By Rupert Cornwell With Hillary Clinton never seriously in the running, Joe Biden has always been the best option on Barack Obama's vice-presidential shortlist. True, the presence of this 35-year Senate veteran on the Democratic ticket undercuts Mr Obama's claim to be offering a fresh "non-Washington" approach to the country's problems. Nor does Mr Biden bring a trove of electoral college votes. His tiny home state of Delaware offers only three and, with or without him, was already a...

2008-08-23 18:00:27

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Brian Washington, National Education Association, +1- 202-403-4804, bwashington@nea.org DENVER, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Senator Joe Biden has always been a champion for children and public education," said National Education Association President Reg Weaver. "After eight disastrous years of the Bush Administration's failed education policies, Sen. Barack Obama's selection of Sen. Biden as his vice presidential running mate signals a true...

2008-08-23 18:00:25

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Wayne Ranick, +1-412-562-2442, +1-412-901-8442, or Gary Hubbard, +1-202-778-4384, +1-202-256-8125, both of United Steelworkers PITTSBURGH, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers (USW), today praised the announcement by the USW-endorsed Democratic Presidential Candidate Barack Obama in naming U.S. Sen. Joe Biden as his vice presidential running mate. (Logo:...

2008-08-23 18:00:14

Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama introduced Joe Biden as his running mate Saturday, calling Biden a man of integrity. Speaking to supporters gathered in Springfield, Ill., Obama called Biden a "man with a distinguished record and a fundamental decency." "For decades, he has brought change to Washington, but Washington hasn't changed him," Obama said of the Delaware senator. Obama also described Biden was a "leader who is ready to step in and be president." Biden, in...


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