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US security personnel and Ukrainian soldiers stand near an armoured personnel carrier (APC) during Vice President's visit at the Boryspil airport in Kiev on April 21, 2014.

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US security personnel and Ukrainian soldiers stand near an armoured personnel carrier (APC) during Vice President's visit at the Boryspil airport in Kiev on April 21, 2014.

Biden: Putin Soulless

Former President George W. Bush famously looked Vladimir Putin in the eyes and saw his soul. He said so. Vice President Joe Biden says he looked into Putin’s eyes and saw nothing. He says he told him so. “I said,...

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden celebrate on election night,  Nov. 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden celebrate on election night, Nov. 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.

Congress Makes Obama-Biden Re-elections Official

A 22-minute joint session of Congress today certified the re-election of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Biden, who led the session as the Senate’s presiding officer, formally announced that he and Obama each received 332 electoral votes,...

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FEMA workers load food for affected areas onto waiting trucks at Republic Airport in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York.

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FEMA workers load food for affected areas onto waiting trucks at Republic Airport in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in Farmingdale, New York.

Biden: FEMA ‘Doing One Helluva Job’

Vice President Joe Biden says, as best as he can tell, FEMA is doing “one helluva of a job.” That could be a risky comment, so early in the federal response to Hurricane Sandy’s flooding and devastation in New Jersey...

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The vice president's plane, Air Force Two.

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The vice president's plane, Air Force Two.

The Pros and Cons: Air Force One v. Air Force Two

  There’s a crucial difference between the president’s and the vice president’s plane: The stewards don’t serve alcohol on Air Force Two. Perhaps even more jarring for frequent fliers aboard the president’s plane, on Air Force Two, they require Blackberries...

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Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan participate in the vice presidential debate October 11, 2012, moderated by Martha Raddatz

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Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan participate in the vice presidential debate October 11, 2012, moderated by Martha Raddatz

Biden-Ryan Debate a Place-Holder

“There are plenty of fine people who could lead this country, but what you need are people who, when they say they’re going to do something, they go do it,” Rep. Paul Ryan said in debate tonight. “My record stands...

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Representative Paul Ryan during the October 11, 2012 vice presidential debate.

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Representative Paul Ryan during the October 11, 2012 vice presidential debate.

Biden-Ryan: American Intervention

“It’s a different country,” Vice President Joe Biden says of Syria, when asked why the U.S. is not involved there the way it was in the overthrow of the regime in Libya. “All this loose talk of Governor Romney, and...

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Vice President Joe Biden during the October 11, 2012 vice presidential debate

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Vice President Joe Biden during the October 11, 2012 vice presidential debate

Laughing Biden to Cool Ryan: `Now You’re Jack Kennedy’

“The middle class will pay less, and people making more than $1 million will pay more,” Vice President Joe Biden says of the Obama administration’s plan for taxes. “We want to extend permanently the middle-class tax cut,” Biden says, accusing...

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