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Trump slams 'partisan' whistleblower; Biden pushes back

Sep 21, 2019 - 4:49 PM

The whistleblower's secret complaint triggers a showdown between Congress, whose Democratic leaders demand to review the complaint, and the executive branch which barred them

TRUMP AND THE WHISTLEBLOWER. In this file photo taken on July 23, 2019 US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USA Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Rivals clash with frontrunner Biden at Democratic debate

Aug 01, 2019 - 5:03 PM

Joe Biden is leading polls for the nod to take on President Donald Trump in 2020, and nearly all of the other 9 Democrats onstage attack him at some point

RIVALS. Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator from California Kamala Harris (R) delivers her closing statement flanked by Former Vice President Joe Biden during the second round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 31, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Biden under attack as 2020 Democrat rivals urge passing of torch

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:29 PM

With so many potential challengers to Trump, the Democratic party splits the top 20 candidates into debates on two nights in southern Florida, a key swing state in next year's election

DEBATES. Democratic presidential hopefuls participate in the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami, Florida, June 27, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Biden spars with Trump on age, faces questions on women

Apr 27, 2019 - 10:35 AM

"If he looks young and vibrant compared to me I should probably go home," Biden says of the president.

CHALLENGER. In this file photo taken on April 18, 2019 Former US vice president Joe Biden leaves a rally organized by UFCW Union members to support Stop and Shop employees on strike throughout the region in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP

Former U.S. VP Biden announces 2020 run for White House

Apr 25, 2019 - 6:32 PM

The party's 76-year-old senior statesman is the most experienced and recognized Democrat in the race, a popular former vice president who has been dominating early polls following months of campaign planning

Biden jokes about hugging in first speech since new accusations

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Former vice president Joe Biden has been accused of inappropriately touching women or making them feel uncomfortable with his affection

Too close for comfort? Biden, Beyonce spark personal space debate

Apr 02, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Beyonce and Joe Biden, former US vice president find themselves in the middle of a heated debate over personal space

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on April 01, 2019 shows Beyonce as she poses with her three Grammys in the press room during the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California on February 8, 2015, and former US Vice President Joe Biden during the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware, on March 16, 2019. - Megastar Beyonce and former US vice president Joe Biden found themselves on opposite sides of a heated debate over personal space on April 1, 2019, sending social media into fits over how close is too close. The debate concerns less sexual assault than the concept of the "personal bubble" -- a sense of necessary physical distance particularly valued in America -- set against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement. Separate incidents saw the unlikely duo find itself the subject of water cooler talk after Beyonce, 37, was crowned "Artist of the Year" late Saturday at the NAACP Image Awards, a celebration of achievements in the African American community. But it was a seemingly misplaced kiss that got her fans riled up, after a clip of Omari Hardwick, 45, saw the actor kiss her twice on the cheek, once dangerously close to her lips. (Photos by Frederic J. BROWN and SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Biden camp rejects 'smears' about his physicality with women

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Biden's spokesman points to doctored or misleading photographs that have circulated on the internet for years spotlighting what the 76-year-old Democrat himself describes as a 'tactile' campaign style

JOE BIDEN. In this file photo taken on March 16, 2019, former US vice president Joe Biden speaks during the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Biden bids to quell storm over campaign trail kiss

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:33 PM

A former state lawmaker recalls being 'mortified' when Joe Biden planted a 'big, slow kiss' on the back of her head on the sidelines of a rally in Nevada 5 years ago

Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Association of Fire Fighters conference in Washington, DC on March 12, 2019. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)

Biden teases 2020 presidential bid in address to firefighters

Mar 12, 2019 - 11:20 PM

Former US vice president Joe Biden would be an instant frontrunner should he enter the race

'RUN JOE RUN.' Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Association of Fire Fighters conference in Washington, DC on March 12, 2019. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

U.S. mail bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc claims Filipino ancestry

Oct 27, 2018 - 10:18 AM

(UPDATED) A relative also tells the New York Times that Cesar Sayoc's father was from the Philippines and that his mother was from Brooklyn

Florida suspect charged over 13 bombs in mail

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:50 AM

'I heard he was a person that preferred me over others,' US President Donald Trump told reporters, but insisted, 'There is no blame'

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: A police vehicle sits outside of the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was found this morning on October 24, 2018 in New York City. CNN's office at the center was evacuated Wednesday morning after a package arrived that was similar to suspicious packages found near the homes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama, billionaire philanthropist George Soros and other prominent political figures.

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Oct 26, 2018 - 12:45 PM

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De Niro, Biden bring bomb alerts to 10 as manhunt intensifies

Oct 26, 2018 - 11:32 AM

So far, no one has been hurt, but the attempted bomb-spree has frayed nerves and raised tensions

BOMB ALERTS. New York City Police officers stand outside the office of the The New York Times, October 25, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

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Mar 23, 2018 - 12:08 PM

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Trump says Biden would 'go down hard' if they fought

Mar 22, 2018 - 9:21 PM

Speaking at an anti-sexual assault rally at the University of Miami, Joe Biden, who is weighing a 2020 run against Trump, says he would have 'beat the hell' out of the president if they had been in high school together because of his disrespect for women

TRUMP VS BIDEN? Donald Trump and Joe Biden. File photos by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Former Democratic Party chair considered replacing Clinton with Biden – book

Nov 05, 2017 - 8:02 AM

Donna Brazile also wrote that Clinton's campaign was badly mismanaged, 'anemic' and had taken on 'the odor of failure'

DNC RIFT. This combination of files photos created on November 3, 2017 shows former DNC Vice-Chair Donna Brazile and former former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Saul Loeb and Angela Weiss/AFP

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announces she has breast cancer

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:58 AM

'The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive and caring friends, and fantastic insurance through my union,' says the 'Veep' actress

Obama surprises Biden with top civilian honor

Jan 13, 2017 - 9:20 AM

In his remarks Barack Obama describes Joe Biden as the finest vice president we have ever seen and a lion of American history

SURPRISE. US Vice President Joe Biden wipes away tears as he walks past President Barack Obama after he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a tribute to Biden at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 12, 2017. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Obama tears up during tribute to Michelle, daughters

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:41 PM

The moment comes at the emotional close of a farewell address in his adoptive city of Chicago

US First Lady Michelle Obama (C) and US President Barack Obama greet supporters as daughter Malia looks on after the President delivered his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois on January 10, 2017. Joshua Lott/AFP

Obama says 'yes we did' in emotive farewell address

Jan 11, 2017 - 11:37 AM

UPDATED For all our outward differences we are all in this together he says warning that partisanship racism and inequality all threaten democracy We rise or fall as one

US President Barack Obama delivers his farewell address in Chicago, January 10, 2017. Frame grab from the White House livestream

Biden to shore up Canada ties before Trump inauguration

Dec 09, 2016 - 4:20 PM

US Vice President Joe Biden is expected to address the 10 provincial leaders before they announce an agreement on a national carbon price

Russia slams 'unprecedented' US threats over cyber attacks

Oct 15, 2016 - 7:23 PM

A Kremlin spokesman says Moscow would take precautions to safeguard its interests in the face of the increasing unpredictability and aggressiveness of the United States

KREMLIN. A man walks at the Red Square, with the Kremlin's Spasskaya (Saviour) Tower seen in the background, in central Moscow on October 9, 2016. Vasily Maximov/AFP

More Turkish tanks head across border into Syria

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:46 PM

This comes a day after pro Ankara Syrian opposition fighters ousted jihadists from the town of Jarabulus

Biden says US understands 'intense feeling' in Turkey over Gulen after coup

Aug 25, 2016 - 10:53 AM

Biden s one day trip to Ankara is largely aimed at repairing damage to ties caused by the botched coup and Turkey s impatience over the failure of the US to rapidly surrender Fethullah Gulen

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim (C-R) pose with US Vice President Joe Biden (L) just before their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, August 24, 2016. Stringer/EPA

Turkey launches anti-ISIS operation in Syria

Aug 24, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Turkey s army backed by international coalition air strikes launches an operation involving fighter jets and tanks to drive Islamic State ISIS jihadists out of a key Syrian border town

TOWARD THE BORDER. This picture taken on August 24, 2016 shows a Turkish army tank driving towards Syria in the Turkish-Syrian border city of Karkamis, in the southern region of Gaziantep. Bulent Kilic/AFP

FULL TEXT: Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech, 2016 Democratic convention

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:22 AM

Clinton: Yes America s destiny is ours to choose So let s be stronger together

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton accepts historic nomination, slams Trump vision

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:36 AM

4th UPDATE The former secretary of state faces her biggest test on the national stage as she urges voters to embrace 4 more years of a Democratic White House rather than elect Republican billionaire Donald Trump

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton arrives on stage during the fourth and final night of the Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Saul Loeb/AFP

Obama passes torch to Clinton

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:31 AM

UPDATED Obama: I can say with confidence there has never been a man or a woman – not me not Bill Clinton nobody – more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as president of the United States of America

PRESENT – AND FUTURE PREZ? US President Barack Obama (L) waves with US Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during the third night of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 27, 2016. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Biden announces 'unprecedented' US-Australia cancer database

Jul 17, 2016 - 2:52 PM

The collaboration will see an unprecedented international dataset of at least 8 000 US patients and 50 000 from Australia made available to cancer researchers and doctors by 2021

US Vice President Joe Biden (C) with Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (C, background) and Health Minister Susan Ley (R) are shown one of the research labs by Associate Professor Sherene Loi (L) during a tour of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Melbourne on July 17, 2016. Tracey Nearmy/Pool/AFP

Obama, Biden join Clinton on campaign trail next week

Jun 30, 2016 - 12:04 AM

UPDATED US President Barack Obama will join Hillary Clinton in North Carolina while Vice President Joe Biden is accompanying her in Pennsylvania

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at the Electric Park Ballroom on January 11, 2016 in Waterloo, Iowa. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Obama to console grieving families in Orlando

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Obama traveling with Vice President Joe Biden will offer his condolences to the families of 49 people killed in Sunday s massacre at the Pulse nightclub in the central Florida city

OBAMA. US President Barack Obama speaks on the Orlando shooting at the Treasury Department after convening with his National Security Council in Washington, DC, USA, 14 June 2016. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Biden criticizes 'failure to condemn' Palestinian attacks

Mar 10, 2016 - 12:57 AM

Joe Biden: The United States of America condemns these acts and condemns the failure to condemn these acts

BIDEN IN JERUSALEM. US Vice President Joe Biden (C) and members of his family arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem, March 9, 2016. Photo by Debbie Hill/EPA

Israel, US in new row as Biden arrives for talks

Mar 09, 2016 - 12:35 AM

Biden arrives in Tel Aviv late Tuesday afternoon and will hold talks with Netanyahu on Wednesday He is also scheduled to meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas

BIDEN IN ISRAEL. US Vice President Joe Biden (L) waves as he along with his wife Jill Biden (R) disembark from their plane shortly after arriving at the Ben Gurion Airport, near Tel Aviv, Israel, 08 March 2016. Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel defends spurning Obama invite ahead of Biden visit

Mar 08, 2016 - 4:43 PM

The White House had offered to host Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 18 during a planned visit by the premier for the annual conference of pro Israel lobby group AIPAC

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, March 6, 2016. Abir Sultan/Pool/EPA

Netanyahu plays down rift with US ahead of Biden visit

Mar 06, 2016 - 8:45 PM

There are those who have predicted the collapse of these relations It is not so says the Israeli Prime Minister

epa05197288 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Israel, 06 March 2016. EPA/ABIR SULTAN / POOL

US Vice President Biden to visit Israel March 8

Mar 02, 2016 - 11:33 PM

Biden s visit comes amid a 5 month wave of violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories

BIDEN. US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (not pictured) at the Prime Minister's Office in Istanbul, Turkey on January 23, 2016. File Photo by Sedat Suna/EPA

WATCH: Lady Gaga's powerful performance of 'Til It Happens to You' at Oscars 2016

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:59 PM

Lady Gaga does a powerful and poignant rendition of the Oscar nominated song Til It Happens to You at the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony

Screengrab from Twitter/ABC Network (@ABCNetwork)

White House wants $1B to fund cancer 'moonshot'

Feb 02, 2016 - 9:43 AM

Already 195 million has been allocated to the National Institutes of Health so that work on new cancer research can begin immediately

This file photo taken on January 23, 2016 shows US Vice President Joe Biden gestures during a press conference with the Turkish prime minister after their round table meeting in Istanbul. Ozan Kose/AFP

Biden: PKK is terror group 'plain and simple,' threat to Turkey like ISIS

Jan 23, 2016 - 10:35 PM

The US Vice President also praises Turkey for taking very important steps to counter ISIS jihadists

BIDEN IN TURKEY. US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (not pictured) at the Prime Minister's Office in Istanbul, Turkey, January 23, 2016. Sedat Suna/EPA/POOL

Obama tasks Biden with 'moonshot' bid to cure cancer

Jan 13, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Comparing the scale of the challenge to the successful US mission to put an astronaut on the moon Obama said the drive would receive the same effort as clean energy research

'MISSION CONTROL' CHIEF. US Vice President Joe Biden (L) points at President Barack Obama during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, January 12, 2016. Evan Vucci/Pool/EPA

Obama to America: Embrace 'extraordinary' change

Jan 13, 2016 - 8:23 AM

UPDATED Tuesday s primetime address is perhaps Obama s last big opportunity to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election race

VALEDICTORY. US Vice President Joe Biden (L, back) and Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin (R, back) applaud President Barack Obama (C, front) during the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, January 12, 2016. Evan Vucci/Pool/EPA

Biden visits war-scarred Ukraine to reaffirm US support

Dec 06, 2015 - 11:58 AM

A senior US official says Vice President Joe Biden would take extra care to stress that the overtures toward Russian President Vladimir Putin in no way affected the West s support for Kiev

US SUPPORT. In this file photo, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (R) and US Vice President Joe Biden (L) shake hands during their briefing in Kiev, Ukraine, 21 November 2014. File photo by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Obama rejects Canada's Keystone XL pipeline to US

Nov 07, 2015 - 8:21 AM

US President Barack Obama says Keystone would not serve the national interests of the United States and could prove an environmental hazard

NO TO KEYSTONE XL. US President Barack Obama has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline citing climate change after a review of several years on the project's potential economic and environmental impact. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

Biden says he 'couldn't win' US presidency

Oct 26, 2015 - 9:15 PM

US Vice President Joe Biden who ended months of speculation last week that he would run for president says he chose to not enter the race because he couldn t win

NOT RUNNING. US Vice President Joe Biden attends a meeting between US President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun-hye in the Oval Office in Washington, DC, USA, 16 October 2015. Photo by Olivier Douliery / Pool / EPA

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Oct 22, 2015 - 12:24 PM

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Biden says will not run for White House in 2016

Oct 22, 2015 - 12:42 AM

US Vice President Joe Biden says: I believe we re out of time the time necessary to mount a winning campaign for the nomination

NOT RUNNING. US Vice President Joe Biden (C), flanked by US President Barack Obama (L) and his wife Jill Biden (R), speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House on October 21, 2015, in Washington, DC. Biden announced that he is not running for president. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Grieving Biden: 'Emotional energy' will guide decision on 2016 run

Sep 04, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Biden 72 is mulling whether to challenge Democratic frontrunner and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton for the party s nomination

JOE BIDEN. US Vice President Joe Biden pauses after being asked if he was going to enter the 2016 presidential race after speaking at the Ahavath Achim Synagogue in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, September 3, 2015. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

US House hands Obama another win on trade

Jun 26, 2015 - 4:49 AM

Trade Adjustment Assistance Bill which was attached to legislation that also extends trade preference measures to Africa easily passed the House 286 votes to 138

US, China expose faultlines but vow cooperation

Jun 24, 2015 - 10:50 AM

The United States and China confront head on differences on issues such as cyber security and freedom of the seas

FRANK DISCUSSIONS. US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (C-L) and Vice Premier of China Wang Yang (C-R) lead the Economic Track Opening Session of the 2015 US - China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S and ED), at the Treasury Department in Washington DC, USA, June 23, 2015. Michael Reynolds/EPA