After Cheney

Foreign-policy sage, sounding board, senatorial arm-twister, troubleshooter: Joe Biden could be the second-most-powerful vice president in history. Full Story »

Posted by Kaizar Campwala - via New York Times (Most Emailed)
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Subjects: U.S., Politics
Member Tags: joseph biden, vice presidents and vice presidency (us), barack obama, united states international relations, iraq war (2003- ), united states defense and military forces, politics and government
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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Nov 25, 2009 - 11:59 PM PST
Content Type: Article
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Edited by: Kaizar Campwala - Nov 29, 2009 - 7:28 AM PST
Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Nov. 29, 2009

This profile not only gives us a better sense of Biden, but also the workings of the Obama administration, and the state of US policy in Iraq.

Obama wants to hear a case fully argued out before reaching a conclusion, even at some political risk. This perfectly suits Biden, a gifted expostulator and an indifferent ... More »

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Joel Kulenkamp
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by Joel Kulenkamp - Nov. 29, 2009

This is a very well-detailed vignette of how influential Vice-President is--particularly with respect to foreign policy.

a refreshing change of pace from his predecessor!

Biden loves a stage, and he loves all-American hokum. “As corny as it sounds,” he said, after Raymond T. Odierno, the commanding general in Iraq, addressed the troops, ... More »

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James Canning
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by James Canning - Nov. 29, 2009

If Biden has such great power, why is he unable to block the ill-advised large increase in US military forces in Afghanistan, that Obama is about to announce?

I'm sorry Joe Bidan and John Kerry cannot stop the huge increase in the squandering of US taxpayer dollars in the Afghan mess.

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mty
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by mty - Dec. 4, 2009

yes! it is well documented and is sourced in direct interviews with the subject, no sources (that i can tell) that seem vague or oblique or from unproven or multiply removed parties from the original source.

truly enjoyed this article. the first opportunity i have had to contrast, from direct sources, the vice presidents of both the bush and obama administrations. i am particularly interested in vice presidential responsibilities and their ability to influence policy and critical changes to constitutional law.

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