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

"I don't own a single stock or bond … I have no savings accounts."

"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.

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.

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