Joe Biden

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    February 7, 2014

    The Port Authority is Fully Aware That LaGuardia Sucks, Joe Biden

    Earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden visited adorable proto-city Philadelphia, where he talked about the importance of rebuilding the nation's infrastructure. Mostly, though, he bagged on LaGuardia Airport, noting, accurately, that it's dirty and old and filled with unsettling, yellow-tinted ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Giuliani's New Ad for Lhota Reuses Lines From His 2008 Presidential Bid

    In a new TV ad, Rudy Giuliani ladles praise on his mayoral disciple. "Joe Lhota is New York," he says, as images flash of Lhota's life as a born-and-raised New Yorker. It's the first official campaign stamp from Lhota's old boss, whom he served as a deputy mayor and liaison to Washington. But the ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    White House Launches a Website Just for Joe Biden to Tell Stories

    "Hey folks, I want to tell you about this picture you're looking at..." So starts "The Sportsman's Ethic," the first volume of "Being Biden," the White House's new audio series from Vice President Joe Biden.

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    January 30, 2013

    Bloomberg Gets in Everybody's Pants This Week

    Today, Bloomberg becomes the first mayor to lay claim to a sixth borough: the supple flesh hidden beneath our pants. Oh yes, there's nothing like a good body part to get our outgoing mayor's juices flowing. A New York magazine feature on his possible replacement, Christine Quinn, was completely ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    Transcript of President Obama's Second Inaugural Address

    Here is President Obama's second inaugural address as prepared for delivery on Jan. 21, 2013.Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    5 Political Shows to Fuel Your Inauguration Fever

    The speech is over, the lunch is finished, and the parade is complete, but we're still here in New York. While you're unlikely to make it to DC in time for the balls and even more unlikely to gain entry despite how spot on your Joe Biden impersonation may be, there's no reason you can't enjoy some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Sen. Schumer to Walmart: Please Stop Selling Assault Weapons

    This seems like a move ripped right out of Bowling For Columbine.   As Vice President Joe Biden and his team of gun control policy thinkers finish up their legislative package this week, Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has taken measures into his hand. According to the Daily News, the po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    Rightbloggers Bash "Bully" Biden for Speaking Roughly to Poor Paul Ryan

    The week before last, Obama phoned in his first debate performance against Romney, and rightbloggers were ecstatic that the challenger had "schooled" and "humiliated" the President. "If last night's debate was a boxing match," one of the brethren gloated, "a referee would have had to stop the fight. ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Paul Ryan's Bicep Writes Funny Tweets

    Someone with a wry sense of humor--and an impressive knowledge of body building regimens--has started a twitter account called @PaulRyansBicep. And reading the tweets is a pretty good workout. Among the best mini-missives from Ryan's non-bipartisan, non-bisexual bicep:

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Vice President Biden, You're No Lloyd Bentsen

    It was right there. Paul Ryan teed one up for Joe Biden, basically saying "make me look as dopey as Dan Quayle -- I'm 'no Jack Kennedy.' Say it -- I dare you." And the vice president took the pitch.Lloyd Bentsen would be spinning in his grave.During tonight's debate, Ryan did the unthinkable: he mad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Why The Ryan/Biden Debate Will Be Inherently More Entertaining

    America is still letting out an exhausted sigh from the debate two nights ago in Denver. At this point, who knows who won and who actually cares? The best/worst part of it all, as my colleague James King pointed out, is that Donald Trump was mentioned two times in 90 minutes; that's two times more t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Guess Why Unemployment Just Went Down?

    The new monthly jobs report states that unemployment went down to 8.1%, which would be cause for rejoicing in the streets, except for the reason for that decline:

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2012

    With Business/Birther Quips, Romney Flip-Flops With Humor

    A week or so back, fellow Voice scribe James King argued that Vice President Joe Biden brings nothing to the Democratic ticket except awkward gaffes and constant smacks to the head by the DNC. This came off the news that Biden told a crowd of mostly African-American citizens that Romney's polic ... More >>

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    August 19, 2012

    Joe Biden Talks About Chains; Rightbloggers Hardest Hit

    Vice President Joe Biden said in a speech last week that the GOP's calls to "unchain Wall Street" really mean "they gonna put y'all back in chains." Having just launched their own Vice-Presidential candidate to less than earth-shaking effect, rightbloggers flipped out over Biden's remarks, expressi ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    Joe Biden Brings Precisely Nothing To Democratic Ticket

    Following his latest derp-y bumblings about "putting y'all back in chains," there's been talk about replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the number two spot on the Democratic presidential ticket. And why not? Biden brings precisely nothing to the ticket other ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Don't Worry, Black America -- Joe Biden Meant Romney Wants To Put Y'all Back In "Shackles," Not "Chains"

    There's good news on the campaign front: Vice President Joe Biden has clarified comments he made yesterday about how Mitt Romney wants to "put y'all back in chains," and has completely (read: not at all) smoothed over any racial insensitivities that may have been suggested in his derp-y comments -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Joe Biden Kicks Off Gaffe Parade With Slavery Reference, Geography Fail

    It just wouldn't be a presidential campaign without a few derp-y Joe Biden moments -- and today we got two.At a campaign stop this morning, the vice president said the following: "with you -- and I mean this -- with your help, we can win North Carolina again."Nope -- Biden was in Virginia, and unles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Chris Geidner of Metro Weekly on the Big, Gay Week at the White House [VIDEO]

    There are many culprits who helped push Obama out of the same-sex marriage support closet this week, with Malia and Sasha (who didn't see the difference between their friends' parents who are opposite or same sex), Joe Biden's loose, grandiose, hyperbolic lips, and the (later confirmed) prospect of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2012

    Going Rogue! Joe Biden Endorses Gay Marriage, Will & Grace, and a Dick Cheney Style Of Out-Gaying His Boss

    Video via ThinkProgress. When Barack Obama selected Joe Biden as his running mate almost four years ago, he did so knowing Biden was notoriously volatile when it came to predicting what would spill out of his mouth. Well, while the president was probably lacing up for some golf this Sunday morning, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2011

    Keep Your Beer Cold and Get Shit-Faced With the Joe Biden Koozie

    Cold refreshment is a big fucking deal.​Sick of the never-ending coverage en route to the 2012 presidential election? Wish you could just drink yourself to sleep and wake up when it's all over? The Obama 2012 campaign store is here to help. Their online shop is selling a Joe Biden beer koozie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Betty Ford, R.I.P.

    ​In recent years, people holding the vice-presidential seat have had complicated, if not vaguely hostile, relationships with pop music. Before Al Gore became Bill Clinton's veep in 1992, his wife Tipper founded the PMRC. In 2002, six years before taking his seat to the back-left of Barack Obam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Andrew Cuomo to Replace Joe Biden in 2012?

    ​Yesterday, the New York Post ran a story saying that former New York GOP head William Powers is certain President Obama will ask Governor Andrew Cuomo to be his vice presidential candidate for the 2012 elections. "I don't think there's any doubt Obama is going to pick him as his running mate, ... More >>

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    June 19, 2011

    It's Fathers' Day; Obama and Boehner Golf Together; Four Die in Montauk-Bound Cessna

    via AP​Today is Father's Day! Call your Dad and grill something. Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner had a friendly lil' round of golf yesterday with Joe Biden and Ohio Governor John Kasich, and it fixed America. [The Atlantic Wire / Politico] A Manhattan family died yesterday in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Barack Obama's White House Correspondents' Dinner Speech Runs Wild, Namechecks ODB

    ​On Friday, we talked about how Beyoncé's participation in Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program showed how the Obamas were interested in including a wider (and younger-skewing) swath of culture in official political life. On Saturday, President Obama's speech to the White House Correspondent ... More >>

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    March 27, 2011

    Reporter Trapped in Closet By Biden Staff at Fundraiser

    via The Onion​A reporter for the Orlando Sentinel says he was held captive in a storage closet during a recent fundraiser for Florida senator Bill Nelson attended by Vice President Joe Biden. Political reporter Scott Powers told the Drudge Report that Biden's staff confined him during the event in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    Joe Biden Feeds the Trolls on Yahoo! Answers

    Yahoo! Answers, tough questions​Yahoo! Answers ranks barely above YouTube comments as the saddest, scummiest place for bizarre questions and offensive anonymous responses on the mainstream internet. So it's a bit strange, but not exactly surprising that President Barack takes to YouTube to con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Joe Biden Promptly Excused from Jury Duty; Nation Breathes Sigh of Relief

    ​Did he use the old "my uncle's a cop" excuse? Or explain that he really didn't think he could be "impartial"? Whatever the reason (maybe because he's vice president, maybe because he's Joe Biden), the president's number two reported for jury duty this morning in Delaware but was dismissed by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2011

    Cathie Black Just Can't Catch a Break (Video)

    ​Cathie Black is the new Joe Biden. A birth control joke by the novice Schools Chancellor at a parent-school official meeting, followed in quick succession by a Sophie's Choice allusion, have pissed people off royally. Oh come on! The first one's funny, at least.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    The 20 Worst Songs of 2010, #16: Lil Wayne, "Paradice"

    F2K10 is a countdown of the 20 worst songs of 2010. Track our progress here. ​Lil Wayne's rock album was as "eagerly anticipated" as tax season, a divorce court hearing, or the icy embrace of death itself. Watching the gifted rhymer aimlessly dick around with a guitar was like watching Picass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Barack Obama's Republic is Falling Apart. Literally. (Video)

    ​Despite signing a health care bill dialing back the power of insurance companies, doing the same for credit card consumers, getting Americans out of Iraq, signing legislation preventing the world economy from collapsing onto itself, and having to keep Joe Biden from saying patently ridiculous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2010

    Some Humor, Some Solemnity, Some Stupidity on September 11th

    ​Emotions abound every year on September 11th, nowhere as strongly as New York City, of course, where some remember the dark day and must simply grieve. Others choose to laugh or have a birthday party. Many run the gamut; it's all welcomed and acceptable, unless you're an intolerant idiot, man ... More >>

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    July 18, 2010

    Biden Being Biden: Vice President Owes Big Money For Campaign Violations

    ​It must be tough to operate in the shadow of the ever-cool Obama. Vice President Joe Biden is cut from a different cloth -- and cut sloppily -- where gaffes are to be expected and have become mostly endearing. "If there were no gaffes, there'd be no Joe," said Lindsey Graham. No big fuckin' d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Morning Links: General McChrystal to Face Obama Today; Nikki Haley Wins Republican Nomination for Governor; USA vs. Algeria

    AP​• General Stanley A. McChrystal, top commander in Afganistan, has submitted his resignation over his critical remarks -- including saying Obama appeared "uncomfortable and intimidated" during their first meeting, and dismissing Vice President Biden as "Bite Me" -- in the latest issue of R ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Joe Biden Visits Brooklyn Bridge, Compares New York to San Francisco

    Via NY1. Click to enlarge.​Joe Biden dropped by the Brooklyn Bridge today to tell Manhattanites -- yes, they did it from the Manhattan side --what a big (fucking) deal it is that the federal government shelled out $30M from the Economic Recovery Act to help repair the Brooklyn Bridge, a projec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Your New Favorite Non-Bro Meme: Nimoy Sunset Pie

    A few weeks ago, we destroyed a decent portion of your remaining meme-absorbed brain cells with the glorious photo mash-up "BubleRaptor." Unfortunately, the pop star-stalking dino never made it into New York Magazine's subsequent approval matrix as predicted-clearly just bumped by Joe Biden's "big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    President Obama's Dog Is Worth Less Than a James Joyce First Edition, More Than a Golf Tourney

    ​President Obama's financial disclosure form has been released, and among the salient nuggets are his Vanguard retirement fund (us, too!), his $1.4 million from the Nobel Peace Prize (which he donated to charity), and the news that his Portuguese water dog, Bo, (a gift from the late Senator Ed ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Great Moments in History: Joe Biden's Epic Quote on Signing of Health Care Bill

    ​Hundreds of speechwriters and their respective presidents have graced the White House generation after generation, looking to leave their indelible mark on history with a quote capturing the moment for ages to come. Joe Biden, the 47th American Vice President, has finally left his mark.

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    March 18, 2010

    The Unintended Benefit of Joe Biden's Awful Broadcast Correspondence Jokes

    ​Joe Biden was the headline speaker at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association dinner last night. And by "spoke," one means "delivered a routine," as tradition for these dinners dictates. Unfortunately, in this case, "delivered a routine" means "bombed," which Biden did. A few of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Aggregating the Aggregators

    ​Today's hot hot stories, brought to you by the blurb jockeys at America's sexiest news sources! Huffington Post: The 18 Biggest lies of Palin's book. Some Hemingway filly is topless. Levi Johnston's hairy armpit. Teabagger party turns violent. Jessica Alba pats herself on the back. Costco s ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    EXCLUSIVE: 6 Hot Excerpts from Sarah Palin's Going Rogue!

    ​It's the hottest of hot news -- Sarah Palin's book Going Rogue: An American Life and the accompanying tour. There've been some teasers, but our contacts in the publishing industry have leaked us six choice excerpts, which we reproduce for you here: 1. On accepting the Vice-Presidential nomin ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    When Reporters Get Fed Up

    ​We frickin' love this, from Syracuse Post-Standard reporter Michelle Breidenbach's account of Vice-President Joe Biden's visit to Syracuse University:Vice President Joe Biden talked with Syracuse students, teachers and parents Wednesday about his mission to strengthen the middle class. Then, ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Staten Island Congressman Complains of Lack of Federal Money for Cops

    ​When it looked like the NYPD wasn't going to get any federal stimulus funds, everyone from the Governor on down was upset, so Obama relented and had Homeland Security scrape up $35 million for us. But when the big-money federal COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) grants came out in late July, ... More >>

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    January 22, 2008

    Getting Our Reputation Back

    People around the world who aren’t our enemies now distrust us as allies

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    December 18, 2007

    Trail of Torture Tapes

    What did Bush know and when did he know it? Will the next president pardon him?

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    February 6, 2007

    Runaway Riddle

    An unlikely romance in Manhattan on the Moskva

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    January 24, 2006
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    September 20, 2005

    John Roberts v. Thurgood Marshall

    In 1954, the Supreme Court thought it had ended public school segregation. It was wrong.

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    April 22, 2003

    Party Patrol

    A New Federal Law Could Spoil Your Summer Fun

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