Vice President Joe Biden made an aggressive entry into the 2012 campaign Thursday, calling out Mitt Romney and the other Republican presidential hopefuls by name for their failure to support the auto bailout.
In the past few days, three candidates who ran for the last Republican presidential nomination, including nominee Mitt Romney, have endorsed a higher minimum wage. Yahoo!Finance asks Mitt Romney Calls for Higher Minimum Wage. Does it Matter?Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee in 2012, called on Republicans Friday to raise the minimum wage, going against the congressional leadership of his own party.Related Stories
BEIJING — In a sharp rebuff to the United States, China accused Washington on Wednesday of taking Japan’s side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction as visiting Vice-President Joe Biden met with Beijing’s leaders.
A Sierra Club volunteer in South Carolina said United States Vice President Joe Biden appeared to indicate his opposition to TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL in a brief conversation with her last week.
Elaine Cooper, a environmental activist with the state’s Sierra Club chapter, said in a blog post that she asked Biden if the administration was serious about addressing climate change and if President Barack Obama would reject the pipeline, which would carry diluted bitumen from Alberta to refineries in the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Vice President Joe Biden, the White House’s point man for its gun control agenda, has once again recommended buying a shotgun over an assault weapon for those who want a firearm to defend themselves.
Biden said he has advised his wife, Jill, that if she ever needs to defend their Delaware home, a double-barrel shotgun (also, the best weapon in Doom II) should be her go-to weapon.
The National Rifle Association, one of the pro-gun groups that met with U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden on Thursday, rejected Biden’s effort to limit ammunition and dug in on its opposition to an assault weapons ban, which President Barack Obama has previously said he will propose to Congress.
“The vice-president made it clear, made it explicitly clear, that the president had already made up his mind on those issues,” NRA president David Keene said following the meeting. “We made it clear that we disagree with them.”
While in Rome for Pope Francis' inaugural mass, Vice President Joe Biden made a grand entrance into a meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. Biden is also set to meet with Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, and Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Monday. Here are two photos of his entrance into the meeting with Napolitano, via the Associated Press: