Joe Biden


Mon September 23, 2013
Colorado Flood

Biden: Disagreements In Congress Will Not Interfere With Aid

Vice President Biden speaks in Greeley Monday, Rep. Cory Gardner (R) is pictured to the left of Biden and Rep. Jared Polis (D) is on the far right of the photo.
Grace Hood KUNC


Sun September 1, 2013
The Sunday Conversation

In The Classroom, Jill Biden Is A Teacher First

Originally published on Sun September 1, 2013 5:48 pm

Jill Biden thanks teachers during a 2010 meeting at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School in Virginia.

Each week, Weekend Edition Sunday brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.

Jill Biden's most visible role is wife to Vice President Joe Biden. But she has also had her own career as a teacher for more than three decades. Even now, she's a full-time professor at Northern Virginia Community College.

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Thu August 29, 2013

President To Issue New Executive Orders On Guns

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 11:12 am

A weapon is used on the indoor firing range at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Fla., in April.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

The White House says President Obama will issue two new executive orders on guns — one to curb the import of military surplus weapons and another that closes a loophole allowing some felons to get around background checks.

The two actions — to be announced by Vice President Joe Biden at the swearing-in of Todd Jones, the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — will join 23 others that the president has issued in an effort to reduce gun violence.

They are part of a set of recommendations from the vice president unveiled in January.

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Sat June 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Biden Asks Ecuador To Deny Snowden Asylum

Vice President Joe Biden.
Ethan Miller Getty Images

"Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Saturday the United States had asked him not to grant asylum for former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden in a 'cordial' telephone conversation he held with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden," Reuters writes.

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Fri April 12, 2013
The Two-Way

In 2012, Obamas Made $662,076, Paid $112,214 In Taxes

Originally published on Fri April 12, 2013 2:19 pm

U.S. President Barack Obama.
Alex Wong Getty Images

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama report that they had an adjusted gross income of $608,611 in 2012. The couple gave $150,034 to charity and ended up paying $112,214 in taxes.

That's an effective tax rate of about 18 percent.

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