Joe Biden

Joe Biden

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in Scranton, Pennsylvania, The United States
November 20, 1942



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SEE ALSO Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is the forty-seventh and current Vice President of the United States. During his tenure in the U.S. Senate as the senior Senator from Delaware, Biden served for the sixth-longest period among current senators (fourth among Democrats) and was Delaware's longest-serving senator. He was the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in the 110th Congress. Biden served in that position in the past, and he also served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Biden unsuccessfully sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1988. He again ran in 2008, but withdrew after the caucuses in Iowa on January 3, 2008. Barack Obama selected Biden to be the Democratic Party nom...more

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
Joe Biden

“My own father had always said the measure of a man wasn't how many times or how hard he got knocked down, but how fast he got back up. I made a pledge to myself that I would get up and emerge from this debacle better for having gone through it. I would live up to the expectation I had for myself. I would be the kind of man I wanted to be.”
Joe Biden, Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics

“If you do politics the right way, I believe, you can actually make people's lives better. And integrity is the minimum ante to get into the game.”
Joe Biden, Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics

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