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Biden Returns to Work

Vice President Joe Biden returned to the White House Wednesday following the weekend funeral of his son Beau.

Biden’s schedule includes lunch with President Obama and a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. He’ll return to Wilmington, Delaware later this afternoon.

Wishing him all the best.

Vice President Biden’s Son Beau Dies of Brain Cancer

Joseph Robinette “Beau” Biden III, the son of Vice President Biden, a former state attorney general of Delaware and a major in the Delaware Army National Guard, died Saturday of brain cancer. He was 46.

Beau Biden, whose struggle with cancer was kept private, was considered the next political star of the Biden family and was thought likely to become Delaware’s governor. Until recently, it was believed he might run in 2016.

Biden had suffered what was described as a mild stroke in 2010. In 2013, a lesion was removed from his brain. After surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, he went into remission, but the cancer returned this spring and he was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Joe and Beau Biden

Biden is survived by his wife, Hallie, and two children, Hunter and Natalie.

The elder Biden’s life has been marked by the tragedy of early death. His first wife, Nelia, and 13-month-old daughter, Naomi, were killed in a car accident in 1972. Beau and his brother Hunter both survived, and Biden was extremely close to both sons.

Beau Biden served in Iraq, an increasingly rare instance of what once had been more common – the sons of the elite and the ruling class serving the country in war.

Here in its entirety is the statement issued Saturday evening by the vice president:

It is with broken hearts that Hallie, Hunter, Ashley, Jill and I announce the passing of our husband, brother and son, Beau, after he battled brain cancer with the same integrity, courage and strength he demonstrated every day of his life.

The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us—especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.

Beau’s life was defined by service to others. As a young lawyer, he worked to establish the rule of law in war-torn Kosovo. A major in the Delaware National Guard, he was an Iraq War veteran and was awarded the Bronze Star. As Delaware’s Attorney General, he fought for the powerless and made it his mission to protect children from abuse.

More than his professional accomplishments, Beau measured himself as a husband, father, son and brother. His absolute honor made him a role model for our family. Beau embodied my father’s saying that a parent knows success when his child turns out better than he did.

In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.

From a statement by President Obama:

Michelle and I are grieving tonight. Beau Biden was a friend of ours. His beloved family – Hallie, Natalie, and Hunter – are friends of ours. And Joe and Jill Biden are as good as friends get . . .

Michelle and I humbly pray for the good Lord to watch over Beau Biden, and to protect and comfort his family here on Earth.

Video || Joe Biden, Creepy Uncle

Joe’s latest weirdness earned him a Letterman top ten appearance.

“There is no circumstance under which a man has a right to touch a woman without her consent other than self-defense. We are changing the attitudes of America about what constitutes appropriate behavior on the part of a man with a woman.”

– Joe Biden, 2000

Biden to Iowa

Oh no. Are we going to start paying for him to campaign too?

From the White House:

On Thursday, February 12th, Vice President Biden will travel to Des Moines, Iowa. While in Des Moines, the Vice President will deliver remarks on the Administration’s economic policies at Drake University. The Vice President will also participate in a roundtable discussion at Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny Campus that will focus on the importance of helping more Americans go to college and the critical role that partnerships between community colleges and employers can play in helping Americans obtain the skills they need to succeed in the workforce.

Democrats Risk a Jewish Backlash with Netanyahu Boycott

Vice President Biden and what is now more than a dozen Congressional Democrats are playing with political fire by refusing to attend the scheduled March 3 address by Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress. Their absence will give Republicans a chance to showcase that which has become undeniably true but which may still be poorly understood by many American… Continue Reading

Biden to Skip Netanyahu Speech

Vice President Joe Biden will not attend Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress, Politico is reporting. The stated reason is that Biden will be out of the country. Whether the White House arranged a trip to avoid having to send Biden is not clear. I wouldn’t put it beyond them. The White House claims… Continue Reading

White House Not Sure Biden Will Attend Netanyahu Speech

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today indicated it was uncertain whether Vice President Biden would attend next month’s speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress, saying, in effect, that it would depend on whether Biden can work it into his schedule. “The vice president’s schedule for that week has not yet been set,”… Continue Reading

Biden Has Other, Very Important Work To Do

Okay, I get it. Vice President Biden failed to attend the march in Paris because he has very important things to do. A man like Biden cannot possibly have time to get his ass over to Paris on a moment’s notice. This from the White House today: Vice President Biden will host the first ever… Continue Reading