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2008-08-23 18:00:14

John McCain, the presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee, plans to air an ad featuring comments by his Democratic rival's newly announced running mate. Politico reported Saturday the McCain camp planned to go on-air with an ad featuring Democratic vice presidential hopeful Joe Biden, the senator from Delaware, praising McCain and questioning whether Democrat Barack Obama is ready to be president. The ad features two video clips, one from an interview and the other from a...

2008-08-23 18:00:14

U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton said Saturday she wants her supporters to back Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden. Politico reported Saturday Clinton called Biden a "purposeful and dynamic" person. Clinton said Biden will "help Senator Obama both win the presidency and govern this great country. Howard Wolfson, who ran Clinton's bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Clinton's supporters would support the Obama-Biden ticket. Wolfson...

2008-08-23 15:00:09

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Karen Finney, +1-202-863-8148, for The Democratic National Committee DENVER, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued the following statement on the selection of Senator Joe Biden as Barack Obama's running mate: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO) "Senator Obama has made an outstanding selection in Joe Biden. Joe Biden is a strong leader, fierce advocate, and devoted family...

2008-08-23 12:00:33

The International Association of Fire Fighters today applauded the choice of Senator Joe Biden for vice president by presumptive Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama. "Joe Biden is a fantastic choice for vice president. Senator Biden is a friend of labor and working families and he has a strong record on homeland security issues," IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger said. The IAFF, the most bipartisan union in the AFL-CIO, endorsed Senator Obama on August 14, praising the...

2008-08-23 12:00:29

By Calvin Woodward Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama told everyone he wanted a running mate who will challenge his thinking, and now he's got one. Joe Biden's tendency to speak his own mind -- and speak and speak -- is entwined in his DNA. The loquacious Delaware senator brings more than verbiage to Obama's side. Biden is a foreign policy heavyweight with a decade longer in the Senate than the seasoned Republican presidential candidate, John McCain. That's almost three more...

2008-08-23 09:00:04

Presumptive U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama Saturday confirmed he has chosen Delaware Sen. Joe Biden as his running mate. A text message from the campaign of the Illinois senator bearing the news was sent out to field workers early Saturday, CNN reported. The text message sent at 3 a.m. EDT read, "Barack has chosen Senator Joe Biden to be our VP nominee." An e-mail received by campaign workers read, "Joe and I will appear for the first time as running mates this...

2008-08-23 06:00:02

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Obama Names Biden as VP Candidate"] WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) - US presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama's campaign announced early Saturday that Joseph Biden has been chosen as the vice-presidential candidate. "Barack Obama and Joe Biden are the leaders who will bring the change our country needs," Obama's official campaign said in a brief statement. The...

2008-08-21 09:00:30

By Nedra Pickler Associated Press CHICAGO -- Sen. Joe Biden has emerged as the favorite among Democrats to be Barack Obama's running mate for his understanding of foreign policy in grave global times and his fighting spirit against the rival Republican ticket. Obama is keeping his decision quiet, but his staff in Chicago and party activists who await a decision are buzzing about Biden in large part because he can address two of Obama's biggest weaknesses - - his lack of experience,...

2006-03-03 13:30:25

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate unanimously urged President George W. Bush to take swift action to stop the genocide that the United States says is occurring in Sudan, and pressed for NATO to send troops and enforce a no-fly zone in the Darfur region. The Senate passed the resolution on a voice vote late on Thursday. The resolution also calls on the U.N. Security Council to approve a peace enforcement mission for the region where tens of thousands of people have been killed...

2005-11-20 11:25:18

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration needs to "level with the American people" about the war in Iraq if it wants to stem eroding support for the conflict, and to step back from the unrealistic goal of establishing a liberal democracy there, Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden said on Sunday. "Persuading the people to let you win -- that's exactly what they've lost," Biden said on Fox News Sunday, referring to a quote from British World War Two Prime Minister Winston Churchill by...