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Obama unveils gun plan; concedes tough fight ahead

January 16, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WASHINGTON Conceding “this will be difficult,” President Barack Obama urged a reluctant Congress on Wednesday to require background checks for all gun sales and ban both military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines in an emotion-laden plea to curb gun violence in America. Continue Reading

Biden vows quick action by Obama on gun control

January 10, 2013 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Vice President Joe Biden vowed urgent action against gun violence in America Wednesday, pledging steps by the Obama administration that he said could “take thousands of people out of harm’s way” and improve the safety of millions more.
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Biden, Ryan on the attack

October 11, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Vice Presidential candidates at each other on everything during Thursday’s debate
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. “That is a bunch of malarkey,” the vice president retorted after a particularly tough Ryan attack on the administration’s foreign policy. Continue Reading

Biden, Ryan both visit Iowa

September 17, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Republican VP running mate says nation needs Romney to trim spending
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) Just how competitive is Iowa in the presidential campaign? Enough so that both vice presidential candidates were vying for voters on Monday, just 140 miles apart. Continue Reading

Capitol Chatter: Biden in Minneapolis: ‘I’d trade it all’ to play football

August 26, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL Joe Biden is ready to give up his job.
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Biden, in Minneapolis, not shy in attacking Republican ticket

August 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS Joe Biden says differences between presidential candidates are bigger this year than ever, and while in Minnesota on Tuesday he did not hesitate pointing them out.
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Biden not shy in attacking Republican ticket

August 21, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

MINNEAPOLIS Joe Biden said differences between presidential candidates are bigger this year than ever, and while in Minnesota Tuesday he did not hesitate pointing them out. Continue Reading

Bill Keitel introduces Biden at Rochester event

August 21, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ROCHESTER Several days ago, when Bill Keitel gave a brief tour of his downtown Worthington business to some of out-of-towners, he thought little of it. Continue Reading

Vice President Biden tells NAACP Obama stands by his convictions

July 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

HOUSTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden rallied support for President Barack Obama before the nation’s largest civil rights organization on Thursday, declaring that Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s election-year agenda would hurt – not help – working families in the black community.
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V.P. Biden comes to Minnesota for Klobuchar fundraiser

April 11, 2012 in West Central Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Minnesota to help Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar stock up for the fall campaign. Continue Reading