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  Biden, Joe
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2019-01-21  
 
NameJoe Biden
Address1209 Barley Mill Road
Wilmington, Delaware 19807-2225, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born November 20, 1942 (76 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 21, 2019 08:41pm
Tags Caucasian - Moderate-to-Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Civil Unions - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Married - Widowed - Catholic - Christian - Straight -
InfoJoseph Robinette Biden Jr.

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., was born November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the first of four siblings. In 1953, the Biden family moved from Pennsylvania to Claymont, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Delaware and Syracuse Law School and served on the New Castle County Council. Then, at age 29, he became one of the youngest people ever elected to the United States Senate.

Just weeks after the election, tragedy struck the Biden family, when Biden's wife, Neilia, and their 1-year old daughter, Naomi, were killed and their two young sons critically injured in an auto accident. Biden was sworn in at his sons' hospital bedside and began commuting to Washington every day by train, a practice he maintained throughout his career in the Senate.

In 1977, Biden married Jill Jacobs. Jill Biden, who holds a Ph.D. in Education, has been an educator for over two decades in Delaware's schools. Vice President Biden has three children: Beau, Hunter, and Ashley. Beau serves as Delaware's Attorney General and is currently deployed to Iraq as a Captain in the 261st Signal Brigade of the Delaware National Guard. Ashley is a social worker and Hunter is an attorney. Vice President Biden has five grandchildren: Naomi, Finnegan, Roberta Mabel ("Maisy"), Natalie, and Robert Hunter.

As a Senator from Delaware for 36 years, Biden has been a leader on some of our nation's most important domestic and international challenges. As Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee for 17 years, Biden was widely recognized for his work on criminal justice issues including the landmark 1994 Crime Bill and the Violence Against Women Act. As Chairman or Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee since 1997, Biden played a pivotal role in shaping U.S. foreign policy. He has been at the forefront of issues and legislation related to terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, post-Cold War Europe, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
09/14/2010-09/16/2010 Opinion Dynamics (FOX) 40.00% ( 2.0) 42.00% ( 7.0) 18.00% ( 9.0)
01/14/2010-01/17/2010 CBS News 46.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0)
12/07/2009-12/12/2009 Clarus Research Group 50.00% ( 0.0) 41.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
12/08/2009-12/09/2009 Opinion Dynamics (FOX) 38.00% ( 11.0) 35.00% ( 3.0) 27.00% ( 8.0)
07/15/2009-07/18/2009 Washington Post/ABC News 55.00% ( 0.0) 33.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
06/09/2009-06/10/2009 Opinion Dynamics (FOX) 49.00% ( 4.0) 32.00% ( 6.0) 19.00% ( 2.0)
04/22/2009-04/23/2009 Opinion Dynamics (FOX) 53.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 63.00% ( 1.0) 33.00% ( 2.0) 4.00% ( 1.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 64.00% ( 1.0) 31.00% ( 4.0) 5.00% ( 3.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 65.00% ( 0.0) 27.00% ( 0.0) 8.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/23/2012-09/26/2012 Beacon Research (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 44.00% ( 3.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 2.0)
09/09/2012-09/11/2012 Beacon Research (D) / Shaw & Company (R) - FOX News 47.00% ( 0.0) 44.00% ( 0.0) 10.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
The President of Vice: The Autobiography of Joe Biden  Purchase Homegrown Democrat 
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics  Purchase Craverguy 
Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose  Purchase RP 

EVENTS
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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Apr 01, 2019 06:00pm News Connecticut woman says then-Vice President Joe Biden touched her inappropriately at a Greenwich fundraiser in 2009  Article BrentinCO 
Mar 29, 2019 04:15pm Scandal Lucy Flores isn’t alone. Joe Biden’s got a long history of touching women inappropriately  Article RP 
Aug 16, 2016 03:00pm Event ‘Vote for Trump’ chants greet Biden in Serbia  Article RP 
May 02, 2013 04:00pm News Joe Biden's 'Snake in the Bed' Gaffe on Daughters Raises Eyebrows  Article Scott³ 
May 02, 2013 04:00pm News Biden Becomes First VP in US History to Use 'Man-Rape' in Speech  Article Scott³ 
Apr 09, 2013 06:00pm News Joe Biden labels gun owners again as a conspiratorial ‘black helicopter crowd’  Article Scott³ 
Apr 07, 2013 12:00pm Conspiracy Theory Conspiracy-Theorist Christmas Comes Early as Biden Uses Term “New World Order”  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 26, 2012 04:35pm General Former Biden aide writes angry tell-all  Article McCord 2014 
Oct 12, 2012 03:00pm General Some People On The Internet Are Trying To Buy Joe Biden A Bitchin’ Trans Am   Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 02, 2012 08:50pm Amusing Biden: Middle class ‘buried’ during Obama-Biden years  Article Scott³ 
Aug 24, 2012 05:00pm News Rangel on Biden’s ‘Chains’ Comment: ‘You Bet Your Life It Was Stupid’  Article kal 
Jul 12, 2012 09:45am Event Biden rallies for Obama at NAACP to cheers, details lengthy policy differences with Romney  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 06, 2012 12:00pm News Joseph Biden Endorses Same-Sex Marriage  Article TX DEM 
Oct 19, 2011 07:00pm News Joe Biden Warns Again: Rape, Murder Will Rise Without Jobs Bill  Article Scott³ 
Aug 23, 2011 04:00pm Opinion Shouldn't Joe Biden Be Denouncing China's Policy That Throws Away Girls?  Article Scott³ 
May 23, 2011 05:00pm General Biden tells donors: Keep me in mind for 2016  Article COSDem 
May 12, 2011 02:55pm News Osama bin Laden to al-Qaeda: 'Don't bother assassinating Joe Biden'   Article BILLYW 
Sep 27, 2010 09:00pm News Biden Says Democratic Base Needs to 'Stop Whining'  Article Scott³ 
Jul 06, 2010 08:00am News Biden: No Dem 'debacle' in November  Article Scott³ 
Jun 28, 2010 03:10pm Idiocy Biden calls custard shop manager a mildly profane name  Article Craverguy 
Apr 23, 2010 06:00pm Statement Biden predicts economy will create up to 500,000 jobs a month soon  Article Scott³ 
Mar 23, 2010 12:00pm Video Biden: 'This is a big f---- deal"  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Mar 16, 2010 03:00pm News Biden In Demand For Vulnerable Democrats  Article Scott³ 
Jan 08, 2010 03:00pm News Jean Biden, mother of Vice President Joe Biden, dies at 92  Article Scott³ 
Oct 23, 2009 04:00pm News Biden’s Response to Cheney Criticism: ‘Who Cares?’  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Oct 20, 2009 08:00pm Blog Entry Biden says he originally turned down VP  Article The Sunset Provision 
Sep 21, 2009 03:00pm News Biden on 2010: If GOP Succeeds, It’s ‘The End of the Road for What Barack and I Are Trying to Do’  Article Scott³ 
Sep 18, 2009 07:00pm Humor Introducing Bidenisms  Article Penguin 
Aug 18, 2009 08:25am Profile Despite fumbles, Biden's a player  Article Monsieur 
Jul 27, 2009 09:00pm Poll Biden's Approval: Like Obama's - Only Weaker  Article Scott³ 
Jul 07, 2009 02:35pm Blog Entry Obama Has To Correct Joe Biden, Again, For Saying Something True  Article Homegrown Democrat 
May 27, 2009 07:00pm Amusing Biden takes dig at Obama over teleprompter use  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Apr 24, 2009 09:00pm Poll Biden's Approval Lower than Cheney's in 2001, Obama Below Reagan  Article Scott³ 
Apr 10, 2009 09:00am General Rove: Biden a 'blowhard' and 'liar'  Article Monsieur 
Mar 29, 2009 01:00am Profile Speaking Freely, Biden Finds Influential Role   Article karin1492 
Mar 15, 2009 09:00pm News Biden's mother hospitalized after fall  Article The Sunset Provision 
Feb 25, 2009 01:00pm Interview Joe.Biden@Clueless.com: 'Do you know the website number?'  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Dec 22, 2008 02:00am News 'Overwhelming' expectations worry Biden  Article Scott³ 
Dec 03, 2008 11:10am News Nixon's call to grieving Biden released  Article Scott³ 
Oct 27, 2008 01:00pm Video Biden: "Is This a Joke?"  Article Servo 
Oct 03, 2008 01:00pm General Biden sends son, Delaware troops off for Iraq   Article DFWDem 
Sep 23, 2008 09:00pm News Obama Chides Biden for Off-Message Interview  Article Karma Policeman 
Sep 23, 2008 09:00pm News Biden says ad mocking McCain is 'terrible'  Article Karma Policeman 
Sep 23, 2008 04:50pm Oops In gaffe, Biden said FDR led when market crashed  Article C Dykstra 
Sep 14, 2008 08:00pm News Biden: Americans Want " Sleepover With People They Like!"  Article particleman 
Sep 13, 2008 05:00am General Biden gave average of $369 to charity a year  Article kal 
Aug 26, 2008 06:00pm General Why Overcoming a Tragedy Really Matters  Article Monsieur 
Aug 24, 2008 08:00pm News Biden Will Help Obama With Jewish Voters, Says Florida Lawmaker  Article John 
Aug 24, 2008 10:00am News Statewide pride in Delaware  Article Scott³ 
Aug 22, 2008 12:00am Opinion Hoping It’s Biden  Article Patrick 
Aug 20, 2008 10:00am Blog Entry Biden: A New Trick for Old Fogeys  Article Karma Policeman 
Aug 20, 2008 01:00am News ‘Just Words’ That Joe Biden Would Like To Forget  Article John 
May 23, 2008 12:00pm Op-Ed by Candidate Republicans and Our Enemies By JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.  Article RP 
May 15, 2008 12:00pm News Biden: Bush's comments were 'bullshit'  Article WesternDem 
Dec 23, 2007 10:00pm Profile Joe Biden: Expert in foreign matters, and blunt  Article Gerald Farinas 
Oct 30, 2007 07:00am Amusing Biden: Three Things in Rudy's Sentences, A Noun, A Verb, And 9/11  Article Servo 
Sep 22, 2007 06:00am News Biden gives first Senate speech in 3 months  Article Scott³ 
Aug 28, 2006 08:15am Statement Biden not worried about Southern Dems  Article RP 
Aug 17, 2006 12:00pm General Biden gets campaign going for 2008 race  Article particleman 
Jul 07, 2006 06:00pm General POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Biden defends remarks  Article Thomas Walker 
Jul 06, 2006 07:15pm Oops Biden makes a comment about Indians working at 711  Article off_to_DC 
Feb 21, 2006 02:00pm News Biden to woo Greenville [SC] Democrats  Article SC Moose 
Nov 13, 2005 02:00pm News Biden in '08? 'Nothing tells me I can't'  Article Scott³ 
Jun 29, 2005 12:00pm News 'Uniter' Biden says he can win in the red states  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jun 23, 2005 01:00pm Interview Sen. Biden: 'I'm Not Allowed To Be There When The Flag-Draped Casket Comes In'  Article RP 
Jun 05, 2005 01:00pm News Biden: U.S. Needs to Close Cuba Prison [Gitmo]  Article The Sunset Provision 
Jan 18, 2005 12:00am Statement Biden to Europe: 'get over' Bush election  Article None Entered 
Oct 20, 2004 12:00am News Biden: Bush 'brain dead' on drug bill  Article None Entered 
Feb 11, 2004 12:00am News Former Biden Aide Pleads Guilty to Stealing Campaign Funds  Article ... 
Aug 11, 2003 12:00am News Delaware Sen. Biden Will Not Run for White House  Article DFWDem 

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DISCUSSION
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FAMILY
Wife Jill Jacobs Biden Jun 17, 1977-
Son Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III 1969-2015

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  01/03/2019 US House Speaker Lost 0.23% (-50.58%)
  01/12/2017 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/2016 US President - Popular Vote Lost 0.00% (-48.18%)
  02/09/2016 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-55.23%)
  11/06/2012 US Vice President Won 61.71% (+23.42%)
  09/05/2012 US Vice President - D Selection Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 US Vice President Won 67.84% (+35.69%)
  11/04/2008 DE US Senate Won 64.69% (+29.37%)
  08/22/2008 US Vice President - D Selection Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  06/03/2008 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.22% (-47.73%)
  06/03/2008 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-46.49%)
  02/19/2008 WA US President - D Primary Lost 0.27% (-50.95%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 1.41% (-45.52%)
  01/08/2008 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 0.04% (-62.39%)
  11/05/2002 DE US Senate Won 58.22% (+17.42%)
  11/05/1996 DE US Senate Won 60.04% (+21.91%)
  11/06/1990 DE US Senate Won 62.68% (+26.85%)
  07/21/1988 US President - D Convention Lost 0.05% (-70.04%)
  11/06/1984 DE US Senate Won 60.11% (+20.22%)
  07/19/1984 US President - D Convention Lost 0.03% (-56.39%)
  11/07/1978 DE US Senate Won 57.96% (+16.94%)
  11/07/1972 DE US Senate Won 50.48% (+1.38%)
  11/03/1970 New Castle County Council 04 Won 55.41% (+12.48%)
ENTERED, DROPPED OUT
  07/01/1988 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.00% (-42.46%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  02/01/2017 US Secretary of State Lost 0.00% (-56.57%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CO US Senate - D Primary - Jun 30, 2020 D John Hickenlooper
NY Governor - D Primary - Sep 13, 2018 D Andrew Cuomo
DE US Senate - D Primary - Sep 06, 2018 D Thomas R. Carper
FL District 26 - D Primary - Aug 28, 2018 D Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
FL District 06 - D Primary - Aug 28, 2018 D Nancy Soderberg
FL District 09 - D Primary - Aug 28, 2018 D Darren M. Soto
CO District 02 - D Primary - Jun 26, 2018 D Joseph D. Neguse
NV District 04 - D Primary - Jun 12, 2018 D Steven Horsford
IA - District 01 - D Primary - Jun 05, 2018 D Abby Finkenauer
Detroit Mayor - Primary - Aug 08, 2017 D Mike Duggan
DNC Party Chair - Feb 25, 2017 D Thomas E. Perez
CA US Senate - Nov 08, 2016 D Kamala Harris
FL US Senate - D Primary - Aug 30, 2016 D Patrick Murphy
PA US Senate - D Primary - Apr 26, 2016 D Kathleen A. McGinty
CT US Senate - D Primary - Aug 08, 2006 I Joe Lieberman
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 NPA Reject
US Secretary of the Interior - Jan 30, 2001 NPA Reject
DE US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2000 D Al Gore
Second Circuit Court Judge - Oct 02, 1998 I Sonia Sotomayor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
US Ambassador to Bahamas - Jul 08, 1989 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
U.S. Surgeon General - Nov 16, 1981 NPA Reject
US Ambassador to Romania - Oct 02, 1981 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
US Secretary of the Interior - Jan 22, 1981 NPA Reject
US President - D Primaries - Jul 01, 1976 D Milton J. Shapp
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Secretary of Housing & Urban Development - Mar 09, 1975 NPA Reject
CIA Director - Sep 04, 1973 NPA Reject
U.S. Attorney General - May 25, 1973 NPA Reject
DE Governor - Nov 05, 1968 D Russell W. Peterson