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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    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.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • 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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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

    March 27, 2011

    Reporter Trapped in Closet By Biden Staff at Fundraiser

    via The Onion‚ÄčA 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 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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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.

  • Blogs

    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

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Swine is the word! It started out as a mere public health emergency. Some kids got sick in Queens and they closed their school. Then it went viral, so to speak, becoming the new thing everyone's enemies caused. Another Queens school closed. A kid died in Texas. Two Brooklyn schools closed. The Israe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Bloomberg Foils Biden with Daring Swine Flu Subway Ride

    Mayor Bloomberg rode the subway today and said he felt "perfectly safe." Of course he does -- he's surrounded by bodyguards and, if attacked, can shoot deadly streams of money from his sleeves. But he meant from swine flu contamination -- the trip, broadcast on local TV news, was evidently meant to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann says Obama's expansion of the AmeriCorps volunteer program establishes "re-education camps." ObamaHitler y'all! Defacements of Wikipedia pages are usually just crudely funny, but the altered Wiki page on Welsh village Gilfach Goch is a work of comic art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Right Wing Porn Gag: "Barack Obama" Delivers "Package"

    Those scamps at Right Wing Video offer a parody clip on the stimulus package. It's supposed to be a porno (stiffly acted but, sadly, without nudity) in which a badass dude called Barack Obama (pictured) encounters a chick named Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who submits to his "package." He trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Suck It, Hipsters: Bidens Party in East Village

    OK, the East Village is officially over: now the Bidens are hanging out there. On Saturday night the Second Family held a surprise 40th birthday party for Kathleen Biden, wife of Joe Biden's youngest son Hunter, at the Elephant on East 1st Street. The Thai joint's Adria Jover Sala tells us the Biden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Jaime Hernandez on John McCain Getting Strangled by an Alien Monster

    Barack Obama looks like the English teacher in high school that everybody thought was "cool" but who I never had because I never even got close to those college-prep courses. Sarah Palin looks like the person that moves into a cool, old Craftsman fixer-upper in a lower-class ethnic neighborhood and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Writer Eileen Myles on the Election, Gay Marriage

    GWEN IFILL: Let's try to avoid nuance, Senator. Do you support gay marriage? JOE BIDEN: No. SARAH PALIN: Your question to him was whether he supported gay marriage, and my answer is the same as his, and it is that I do not. Looking back on the campaign, I am particularly intrigued by this politic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Palin Failin', Rightbloggers Turn to/on Blacks and Gays to Close the Gap

    Thursday's VP debate was understandably the centerpiece of last week's rightblogger action. But they must have seen how that was going, and decided that they couldn't afford to let everything ride on that one, gosh-darned big roll. So they did a little debate prep of their own, portraying moderator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Local Press Reactions to the VP Debate (Warning: Bullshit)

    New York magazine: "Did it totally seem like these two candidates wanted to get it on, or what?" What. New York Times: "And Ms. Palin, a former small-town mayor, was unlike any other running mate in recent memory, using phrases like 'heck of a lot' and 'Main Streeters like me' to appeal to working- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    First Reax Palin-Biden (Still Drunk!)

    At NBC it's conventional wisdom without a Convention or wisdom. Chuck Todd says Biden talked as if "he were the candidate," which is bullshit, and "You're not going to see this debate have much effect --" which would be just, but who can count on justice? Tom "Swallowed My Tongue Again" Brokaw: " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2008

    Midnight Summ.: Violence and Indian-American Politics

    At this writing, BreakingNewsNY reports busy times on 127th Street: an emotionally disturbed person, armed with a knife, at 10 East 127th (subdued, in custody), and another EDP barricaded on the 3rd floor at 175 West 127th (outcome unknown). Also: shootings at E. 58th and Avenue J, North Elliot and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Rightbloggers Find McCain's Gaffe, Biden, Everything Else Good for GOP (Updated)

    [This weekly feature, briefly suspended due to the nervous breakdown of its author, returns pending further medical review.] It's the eve of the Democratic Convention, and rightbloggers have all hands on deck. Pajamas Media has allied with Little Green Footballs to send Zombietime, a site best know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2008

    We're Reaching Here: Joe Biden's New York Connections

    All politics is local, they say, so there has to be a New York angle to Barack Obama's choice of Joe Biden for the Democratic Vice-Presidential nomination. But there isn't, much. We do recall that it was the New York Observer's Jason Horowitz who back in January caught Biden calling Obama "the first ... More >>

  • News

    January 22, 2008

    Getting Our Reputation Back

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

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    Joe Biden: A Poem

    January 9, 2008 Joe Biden: A Poem While Hillary conjures tears, Obama delivers feel-special sermons, and Edwards pretends he's tough, Joe Biden goes home*, having received 628 New Hampshire votes**. But let it be known: The verbose man from Delaware with hair plugs delivered the single greatest ... More >>

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