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Raw Video: Meeting Lucy Coffey

President Obama and Vice President Biden meet with Lucy Coffey. A veteran of the Women’s Army Corps in World War II, Lucy is the nation’s oldest living female veteran.

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Breaking Up: Maliki and Biden
BY EVAN OSNOS
CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP
When Vice-President Joe Biden places phone calls to people he knows, he occasionally skips the White House operator, dials direct, and catches them unprepared. On formal calls with foreign leaders, he sticks to the protocol, but tries to work in some patter—grandkids, food, weather. Last month, USA Today tabulated White House phone records and found that Biden had placed more calls to Iraq—sixty-four of them, to be exact—than to any other country. (The President, by contrast, had called Iraq four times.)…(read more at http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/breaking-maliki-biden)

Breaking Up: Maliki and Biden

BY EVAN OSNOS

CREDIT PHOTOGRAPH BY CHRIS KLEPONIS/AFP

When Vice-President Joe Biden places phone calls to people he knows, he occasionally skips the White House operator, dials direct, and catches them unprepared. On formal calls with foreign leaders, he sticks to the protocol, but tries to work in some patter—grandkids, food, weather. Last month, USA Today tabulated White House phone records and found that Biden had placed more calls to Iraq—sixty-four of them, to be exact—than to any other country. (The President, by contrast, had called Iraq four times.)…(read more at http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/breaking-maliki-biden)

Vice President Biden Address the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

Vice President Joe Biden greets Lucy Coffey, 108, the oldest living female veteran

Vice President Joe Biden greets Lucy Coffey, 108, the oldest living female veteran

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The Biden Agenda Reckoning with Ukraine and Iraq, and keeping an eye on 2016.
BY EVAN OSNOS, The New Yorker; Photograph by Alex Majoli / Magnum.
Vice-President Joe Biden was on his way to Detroit for a day of light political fare: a fund-raiser, a community-college visit, a speech to progressive groups. Shortly before he landed, an aide told him that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, had crashed in eastern Ukraine, an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Details were sketchy, but intelligence suggested that the Boeing 777-200, carrying two hundred and ninety-eight people, had been hit by a surface-to-air missile. There were no survivors. When Biden reached the dais at a convention center in Detroit, he said that the plane “apparently has been shot down.” He added, “Not an accident. Blown out of the sky.”
Of all the foreign crises confronting the White House, none has consumed more of Biden’s time and attention in recent months than the wars in Ukraine and Iraq. A former chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, he has been visiting Eastern Europe since the nineteen-seventies, and he was tapped to be Barack Obama’s running mate in 2008 partly to compensate for the candidate’s inexperience abroad. Last year, Biden said that the President “sends me to places that he doesn’t want to go.” (read more)

The Biden Agenda Reckoning with Ukraine and Iraq, and keeping an eye on 2016.

BY EVAN OSNOS, The New Yorker; Photograph by Alex Majoli / Magnum.

Vice-President Joe Biden was on his way to Detroit for a day of light political fare: a fund-raiser, a community-college visit, a speech to progressive groups. Shortly before he landed, an aide told him that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, had crashed in eastern Ukraine, an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Details were sketchy, but intelligence suggested that the Boeing 777-200, carrying two hundred and ninety-eight people, had been hit by a surface-to-air missile. There were no survivors. When Biden reached the dais at a convention center in Detroit, he said that the plane “apparently has been shot down.” He added, “Not an accident. Blown out of the sky.”

Of all the foreign crises confronting the White House, none has consumed more of Biden’s time and attention in recent months than the wars in Ukraine and Iraq. A former chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, he has been visiting Eastern Europe since the nineteen-seventies, and he was tapped to be Barack Obama’s running mate in 2008 partly to compensate for the candidate’s inexperience abroad. Last year, Biden said that the President “sends me to places that he doesn’t want to go.” (read more)

Vice President Biden Speaks on the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Launch