Joe Biden's file


Democrat from Delaware

Joe Biden is the vice president of the United States. He was born in Scranton, Pa., but now lives in Wilmington, Del. He represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. He made a brief run for president in 1988 and again in 2007. He was announced Aug. 23, 2008, as Sen. Barack Obama's vice presidential nominee.

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Recent statements involving Joe Biden

Pants on Fire!

Whatever Somali community there is in Delaware is minuscule


The stocks and bonds are his wife's, but he has a savings account

Recent stories featuring Joe Biden

Finally, Joe Biden makes his decision

The vice president isn't running. As a valedictory, here's a rundown of how Joe Biden has fared on the Truth-O-Meter over the years.


Fact-checking recent claims about an Iran nuclear deal

We take a look at some of the claims surrounding the administration's negotiations with Iran, and the Republican backlash.

Obama on leave, Biden in stocks, Western threats in Syria: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

President Obama makes a pitch for paid maternity leaves, while his Veep issues a couple of claims of his own relating to personal wealth. All in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Are 20 percent of women sexually assaulted before they graduate college?

Vice President Joe Biden said one in five women "dropped off for that first day of school, before they finish school, will be assaulted in her college years." The alarming statistic, while commonly cited, should be looked at cautiously and in context.

Fact-checking Gates' claims about Biden's foreign policy

In an in-depth investigation, we take a deep dive into the congressional record and newspaper archives to fact-check former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, whose new memoir is highly critical of Vice President Joe Biden’s foreign policy record.