Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. was born November 20, 1942 in Scraton, Pennsylvania and served as the 47th Vice President of the United States of America.
Biden first became an attorney in 1969. Soon after, he was elected to a county council. In 1972, he was elected to the Senate and became the fifth-youngest Senator in U.S. History. He was re-elected to the Senate in 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, and 2002, and served for the sixth-longest period among then-current Senators.
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Biden sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988 and 2008 but both times dropping out early in the process. Barack Obama selected Biden to be the Democratic Party nominee for Vice President for the 2008 U.S. election. Biden was the first Roman Catholic Vice President and the first Vice President from Delaware.
I got tested for AIDS. I know Barack got tested for AIDS. There's no shame in being tested for AIDS. It's an important thing.
I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that's a storybook, man.
You are one of the best witnesses, I think, that has come before this committee. You've convinced folks who share Senator Brownback's view that you're going to be just right for them and you've convinced folks that share Senator Kennedy's view that you're just right for them.
We are willing to vote 10 minutes after we get back in session if in fact they provide the information -- information that Mr. Bolton's staff had access to that they will not give to the majority leader of the United States Senate.
Here at home, when Americans were standing in long lines to give blood after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we squandered an obvious opportunity to make service a noble cause again, and rekindle an American spirit of community.
It is my view that we cannot conduct foreign policy at the extremes.
No matter how you cut it, this real debate on personal accounts is about the legitimacy of Social Security; it's not about the solvency of Social Security.
This is absolutely bizarre that we continue to subsidize highways beyond the gasoline tax, airlines, and we don't subsidize, we don't want to subsidize a national rail system that has environmental impact.