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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy introducing Vice Presidnet Joe Biden.
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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy was among the state and local leaders who met in Washington Tuesday for a gun violence prevention conference.

  Vice President Joe Biden remains popular with Democrats, but he’s out of the 2016 race.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Biden’s time has passed. 

VP Biden To Deliver Commencement Address At West Point

Apr 12, 2016
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Vice President Joe Biden will return to West Point next month to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy.

  Without Joe Biden in the field, Hillary Clinton can breathe a sigh of relief.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that there’s still no such thing as a sure thing.

  The Export-Import Bank sounds esoteric.

But in today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock his district is seeing real-world fallout from the bank’s discontinuation.

  Does Joe Biden want another shot at the White House?

In today’s Congressional Corner, Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University poll and professor of political science, tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock it would be an uphill climb for the VP.

4/22/14 Panel

Apr 22, 2014


  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Political Consultant, Libby Post and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.

Topics include:
Biden in Kiev
Sex Crimes Fight
Boy Scout Charter
Teen Stowaway

de Blasio Strikes Back

Feb 7, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't care for Vice President Joe Biden's criticisms of New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Biden on Thursday likened the airport to "some third-world country" while touting more modern airports in places like Hong Kong. De Blasio defended the airport on Friday when asked about Biden's comments.    He said the remarks were not Biden's "finest moment" and called them "inappropriate."  He says that was "not the right way to talk about it."

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Recalling his days as an upstate New York college student, Vice President Joe Biden says it seemed back then that companies like Kodak, Bausch and Lomb and Xerox would go strong forever. But at a community college campus Wednesday, he said times and jobs have changed, and pushed for educational programs that train students for today's higher tech jobs.

Biden's remarks came during a visit to Monroe Community College with his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, a community college professor, along with State University Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and Education Commissioner John King Jr. in tow.

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden
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Governor Cuomo hosted Vice President Joe Biden to talk about new ways of rebuilding infrastructure after damaging storms. The two are potential Presidential contenders in 2016, if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run, but they had nothing but praise for one another.  

New York State received $6 billion dollars in federal aid after Superstorm Sandy, and Governor Cuomo invited Vice President Joe Biden to the State Capitol, to show him how he’s spending the money.

1/7/14 Panel

Jan 7, 2014

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and Newsman, Ray Graf. Meteorologist, Paul Caiano, will join us for part of the show to talk about the record breaking cold weather.

Topics include:
Utah - Supreme Court
Cheney Out of Race
Yellen In
Polar Vortex
Biden in Albany
Burglary Exposed J. Edgar Hoover's FBI

Biden, Cuomo To Discuss Rebuilding After Sandy

Jan 7, 2014
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Vice President Joe Biden is set to visit the New York Capital and join Governor Andrew Cuomo for a discussion of the state's rebuilding efforts following Superstorm Sandy.

The hurricane hit New York in late October 2012, flooding several parts of New York City and Long Island and destroying many homes and businesses.

The state has received federal disaster funds for relief and rebuilding, with an estimated $5.1 billion in the current fiscal year's budget

Tickets Becoming Available For Obama-Buffalo Visit

Aug 20, 2013
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President Barack Obama's appearance at the University at Buffalo as part of a two-day bus tour through upstate New York and Pennsylvania will be open to the public, but tickets are required.

The president is scheduled to speak Thursday at Alumni Arena on UB's North Campus. Tickets will be available beginning at 5 p.m. today at the Alumni Arena box office.

Thursday's visit is part of a trip through upstate New York and Pennsylvania to lay out ideas for making college more affordable.

US Sen. Markey Planning "Ceremonial Swearing-In"

Aug 8, 2013
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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Edward Markey is planning to hold a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall.

Markey was actually sworn in last month by Vice President Joe Biden during a brief ceremony in the Senate chamber in Washington.

Today’s event is a chance for more of the Democrat's supporters and members of the public to mark the start of his tenure in the Senate.

Markey defeated Republican Gabriel Gomez in a June special election to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry's resignation from the Senate to become secretary of state.

VP Biden to give address on gun violence in Conn.

Feb 19, 2013
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Vice President Joe Biden will be in Connecticut this week for a discussion on gun violence hosted by some of the state's Congress members.

Biden is expected to deliver the keynote address at the conference on federal efforts to curb gun violence.



Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep.

Vice President Joe Biden first ran for president in the 1980s, an up and coming young pol who was knocked out of the race. He tried again in 2008 before becoming President Obama's running mate. Now, he starts another term still number two. But at a weekend inaugural event, he declared, I'm proud to be president of the United States. His son corrected him, though one persistent question is whether the vice president may try one more run in 2016.

Biden seeks video game industry input on guns

Jan 11, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Looking for broader remedies to gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry for ideas as the White House seeks to assemble proposals in response to last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

Biden is scheduled to meet with video game representatives Friday as the White House explores cultural factors that may contribute to violent behavior.