As Congress returns to a continued hiatus in the Senate's push for a return to expanded gun control legislation, opponents of new measures have hunkered down while advocates of stronger laws desperately look for a way back in.
After President Obama got emotional in Connecticut but refused to name the most powerful arm of "the gun lobby" that is bending back the administration's legislative push, Biden spared no words in describing the political tactics of the National Rifle Association.
It's fun to think about a President Joe Biden, mostly because the guy is lovable. But entertainment value and New York Times speculation aside, he will never, ever be president — and he'd be ill-advised to run. Indeed, polls and other factors suggest that we may have reached Peak Biden — and that he has nowhere to go but down.
One possible explanation is Biden's net worth, which is on the modest side compared to the president and other Cabinet members.
Only two things have really changed in the push by Senate Democrats to enact a slate of new gun legislation. The first is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saved a little face. The second is that a vote isn't coming until April. What hasn't changed is that the Senate is a broken institution.
The ever-savvy White House digital team has figured out how to turn the administration's most appealing asset into internet traffic: story time with Vice President Biden.
Let no one again say that the White House is too mean to reporters. A Biden aide tried to assure fairness among the media pool, albeit in an unorthodox way: by making a reporter delete photos he'd taken at an event.
This time around, the man so affectionately referred to as "Diamond Joe" — he is a man for all memes, especially on The Onion's better days — is crossing his arms, smiling like only Joe can smile, and, well, you can't do anything about it. Here's GIF evidence.
What with all of the political drama in this year's Best Picture crop — and Michelle Obama hosting the kid from Beasts of the Southern Wild at the White House — we couldn't help but wonder which films our top politicians would like to see win.
If you're ever in a meeting with the leader of the free world, you know it's important. Or rather, you better show it's important.
In a roomful of world leaders at a security conference in Munich, Iran's foreign minister, Ali Akbar Salehi, said on Sunday that his country is prepared to resume nuclear negotiations in Kazakhstan.
The vice president's key message was about "gun safety," but he also had some choice words for gun-rights advocates.
Barack Obama's second term is barely two days old. Can we hold off on the 2016 chatter for awhile? A trip around the Beltway press the afternoon after Inauguration Day reveals that — well, no. No we can't.
How do you get the first post-inauguration interview with the president? How do you get the vice president to shake your hand? You yell at them from the crowd during the parade, apparently.
It could happen to anyone: You get up in front of a crowd, you get nervous and you slip up. You say something you didn't mean to say. And it happens to Joe Biden pretty frequently.
Well, it's official: we're officially stuck with Barack Obama and Joe Biden for another four years. The two were officially sworn-in Sunday ahead of tomorrow's big Inaugural events because of Martin Luther King Day.
The Onion's brilliant creation, "Diamond" Joe Biden, stopped by Reddit, in character, for one of the site's signature Ask Me Anything sessions on Friday afternoon. And, hey, look who asked something over Twitter just as the AMA began.
The First Lady's new Twitter handle (which, so far, has issued a single tweet) highlights one of the curiosities of political campaigning on social media.
The President just announced his highly-anticipated proposals for new gun control legislation, including 23 executive orders designed to tackle the issue.
President Obama is looking at issuing 19 executive actions on gun control, and while gun enthusiasts fear a gun ban that can't happen by executive order, there is one proposal that should make the gun lobby plenty nervous: allow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research gun violence.
As Vice President Biden prepares his recommendations on gun control, both the administration and the its toughest opponents seem convinced that a new assault weapons ban isn't in the cards.
The National Rifle Association promised to lobby Congress to block the proposals offered by Vice President Joe Biden's gun control commission, which will issue a report to President Obama on Tuesday.
With a consensus emerging on universal background checks and the so-called "gun show loophole" — and not much expected from a sit-down with gun-rights advocates — a task force headed by Vice President Joe Biden will issue its recommendations on curbing gun violence next Tuesday.
The National Rifle Association will promise to offer "meaningful contributions" to the gun control debate after the Newtown first-grader massacre. That contribution has turned out to be a series of cliches which the NRA will offer Vice President Joe Biden Thursday in its meeting with his gun commission.
The Drudge Report seemed to reach a new level of gun-confiscation hysteria Tuesday afternoon when it used photos of Adolph Hitler and Joseph Stalin to illustrate a headline about "executive orders." But the controversial display wasn't actually new at all.
Vice President Joe Biden's use of the words "executive action" has the National Rifle Association and the Drudge Report freaking out. But, relax guys: President Obama can't do that much on guns with an executive order. If he wants a big change in gun laws, he still has to go through Congress.
Joe Biden is getting his task force on gun violence off the ground this week and inviting folks to White House for some informational meetings. It's hard to imagine anyone would say no, right?
Behind the scenes, Vice President Joe Biden has been working diligently to come up with recommendations for gun reform by later this week, and in a move that will make many gun-control advocates happy, he's been listening to the New York mayor.
Yet another one of those silly petitions has popped up in the White House's online "We the People" suggestion box, though this one actual entertainment value. You see, the people now want a Joe Biden reality show. Yes! Let's make some pitches.
You could tally all the "Crazy Uncle Joe" things Joe Biden has said as vice president, or you could just tally all the weird uncle things he said... on Thursday afternoon.
While we may be just weeks away from a series of mini-cliffs to come, the House of Representatives approved the much debated Senate version of a bill late Sunday night, 257-167, averting a fiscal crisis. President Obama said at an evening appearance that he would sign it.
While you were out enjoying your New Year's Eve, members of the Senate and some of our top lawmakers rang in the new year working on, and eventually passing, a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.
The fiscal cliff talks that were going so well yesterday have fallen apart, and now Mitch McConnell is reaching out to Vice President Joe Biden to help him see if they can get this deal done.
In a press conference at the White House, the president formally announced a commission led by Vice President Joe Biden to draft a set of "concrete proposals no later than January" — a strong pledge that acknowledged a countrywide debate over the past week.
President Obama will not call for any "specific measures" on gun policy at a joint announcement with Joe Biden at the White House today, but the president will reportedly task the VP with leading an administration-wide review.
Reports have surfaced today that Romney visited the institution of American commerce known as Costco this week — and looked way more dweeby than Joe Biden when the vice-president shopped at the superstore just days earlier.
When you think about it, the amount of attention Joe Biden got for going to Costco Thursday seems a little much. Why is it such a big deal when Biden does normal-people things? We have a couple theories.
We're pretty confident when we declare Joe Biden's guest spot on Thursday night's episode of Parks and Recreation the most anticipated cameo by a politician on a television show of all time.
We present these photos of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden wearing American flag-style shutter shades because it is clear the American people have been demanding to see Obama wearing Kanye glasses for years since he was crudely photoshopped into them way back in September 2008.
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Perhaps you just passed the two-hour mark standing in line to vote as frozen tears inched down your face and your toes started dying one by one, which happened to me earlier this morning. Well, cheer up, because someone somewhere in America probably has it worse than you.
Joe Biden got up early to cast his vote in Greenville, Delaware, this morning and not only has he not stopped running for office, he may have already started on his next campaign.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for reelection Thursday, while the country is watching Bloomberg, Obama, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie work together to clean up after Hurricane Sandy.
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