Joe Biden's file:
Biden

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.

Recent statements involving Joe Biden

"Since Newtown, more people have died at the end of a gun than we have lost in Afghanistan."

Paul Ryan "cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for."

Says Joe Biden "went to China and said that he sympathized and wouldn't second-guess their one-child policy of forced abortions and sterilizations."

"There's not one Democrat who endorses" the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan.

"We weren't told they wanted more security " for diplomatic facilities in Libya.

Recent stories featuring Joe Biden

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.

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.

PolitiFact examines candidates claims on Medicare:

The future of Medicare, the federal health care program for older and disabled Americans, has been a key issue in the race for the White House. The issue came into sharp focus after Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney named U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate.

In 2011, Ryan proposed a hotly debated plan to ensure Medicare remains solvent. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have consistently claimed the GOP approach would end Medicare guarantees for seniors. The Republicans have countered the Obama administration has cut Medicare spending through the controversial 2010 health care law.

Below are some abbreviated versions of fact checks of statements by the candidates on the issue. Look for the complete fact checks at the PolitiFact online sites.

Readers can comment on our Truth-O-Meter rulings at our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/politifact.georgia?fref=ts. And they can follow us on Twitter at: PolitiFactGA.

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