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2010-03-11 12:08:00

. NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee hailed Vice President Joseph Biden's milestone speech on Middle East policy at Tel Aviv University today. Biden is the most senior Obama Administration official to visit Israel. "Vice President Biden delivered a powerful, moving, and timely affirmation that the State of Israel has no better friend than the United States of America," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. "President Obama's assignment of the...

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2009-08-04 13:20:00

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden said Tuesday the economy was showing many signs that the recovery act is a success. There's now evidence that (the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has) accomplished the goals it set out to do, Biden said, reading from notes in the Roosevelt Room in the White House after a meeting with key economic advisers. Household income got a much needed boost in the second quarter, he said. The gross domestic product in the same period fell 1 percent, after...

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2009-06-12 22:41:12

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden told Michigan officials Friday the state will get another $2 billion to help it over the hump of auto industry problems. Biden spoke at a high school in Kalamazoo, the Detroit Free Press reported. The school is next to I-94, which is being rebuilt with federal stimulus money and the audience included highway construction workers. Gov. Jennifer Granholm hugged the vice president after he announced the federal government will issue $2 billion in economic...

2009-04-06 09:24:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ford Motor Company is receiving billions in taxpayer funds, and has an additional $9 billion line of credit to access TARP funds. Yet, the company was a financial sponsor of Al Sharpton's national convention last week that featured a speech by Vice-President Joseph Biden. In a Complaint filed today with TARP Inspector General Neil M. Barofsky, National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) President Peter Flaherty wrote, "Ford's major donation...

2008-09-25 09:00:21

By Brian Knowlton With the battered U.S. economy giving Barack Obama his first significant lead in opinion polls at a crucial time, the Democratic candidate's running mate broadened the attack against John McCain on Wednesday and did so on the Republican's favored turf: foreign policy and national security. "Time and again, on the most critical national security issues of our time, John McCain's judgment was wrong," Senator Joseph Biden said in a speech in Cincinnati. And on the...

2008-09-10 12:15:00

Campaigners for Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain say Democrats have "sunk to a new low" in an exchange over special needs children. McCain's campaign reacted angrily Tuesday after Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, indirectly criticized his GOP counterpart, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, for opposing stem cell research, CNN reported. Palin, the mother of a 5-month-old son born with Down syndrome, opposes stem cell research as an evangelical...

2008-08-29 09:00:11

By Adam Nagourney Brian Knowlton, Kitty Bennett, John M. Broder and Janet Elder contributed reporting. * Barack Hussein Obama, a freshman senator whose call for a fundamentally new course in politics helped propel his remarkable rise to become the Democratic nominee for president, prepared to deliver the biggest speech of his life Thursday night, an address that his aides said would be "workmanlike" with a focus on improving the everyday lives of ordinary Americans. "It will be a...

2008-08-25 12:00:00

Back in 2004, newly minted Senator Barack Obama gave the speech of his life at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, in the process hurtling himself onto the supercharged path that has brought him to within days of being crowned as his party's new Presidential nominee. The question now, as he and newly named Vice-Presidential pick Senator Joseph Biden move through a final round of campaigning before arriving in Denver, is: Can Obama repeat the feat? Can he use a fired-up speech at...

2008-08-23 15:00:20

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- So far in the current Congress, Senator Joseph Biden (D-DE) has introduced 37 bills, mostly dealing with foreign affairs and criminal justice issues. Of those, nine have passed into law, either directly or as part of other legislation. A full list of bills introduced by Senator Biden that have passed and that have been introduced can be found on the WashingtonWatch.com blog at http://www.washingtonwatch.com/blog WashingtonWatch.com uses...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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