Sunday, February 1st, 2015

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.

Biden's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Biden's statements for that ruling.

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  • Mostly False10 (%)(10)
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  • Pants on Fire3 (%)(3)

Joe Biden's website

Recent statements involving Joe Biden

Recent stories featuring Joe Biden

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.

Giving thanks for True statements

As you prepare to break bread, we break down 10 statements from the past year that we found to be topical, entertaining or both. They all earned a True rating on the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checks on gun control and gun violence

The shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 26 people has reopened a national debate about gun control. As it unfolds, you might hear some familiar claims. Here's our roundup.