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Biden

Democrat from Delaware

Joe Biden served as a Delaware senator from 1973 — he was elected at the age of 29 — until 2009. During his time in the Senate, he served as chair of the Foreign Relations Committee, chair of the International Narcotics Control Caucus and chair of the Judiciary Committee. He subsequently served as Barack Obama’s vice president from 2009 to 2016. Biden launched unsuccessful presidential campaigns in 1988 and 2008. He received a degree in history and political science from the University of Delaware and his J.D. from Syracuse School of Law. In 2019, he announced he is running for the Democratic nomination for president.

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Contrary to Biden, Virginia legislative races don't predict presidential elections

Joe Biden put a national spin on Virginia's Nov. 5 elections for 140 General Assembly seats, saying, "As Virginia goes, so goes the nation." We examined whether Virginia's legislative races are a reliable predictor of presidential elections.  

No proof Biden or Kerry channeled U.S. aid for Ukraine to Burisma

Fox News host Steve Hilton made a series of unsubstantiated claims linking former Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State John Kerry to wrongdoing in Ukraine.

What you need to know about Medicare for All

Medicare for All would replace private insurance with public insurance. Its backers promise better coverage at a much lower cost for the great majority of people, but there are many skeptics.

Live fact-checking the Ohio Democratic presidential debate

We're live fact-checking the Ohio Democratic presidential debate. Follow along with our Twitter feed below.

Timeline: The Trump impeachment inquiry

House Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry to investigate President Donald Trump and whether he abused his presidential power. Trump is accused of pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential challenger in the 2020 election.