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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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Editing tricks in viral Biden ad intensify world leaders’ seeming distaste for Trump

We found that Biden's ad was edited, with clips sometimes shown out of order or out of context, in ways that intensify the campaign’s message and iron out nuances. But a look at the more complete source material doesn’t create a substantially different impression.

Fact-checking Trump’s falsehoods on Fox & Friends about Ukraine, impeachment and Mueller report

President Donald Trump repeated several falsehoods about Ukraine, Russia and the impeachment inquiry during an interview on Fox & Friends.

Live fact-checking the Atlanta Democratic presidential debate

PolitiFact reporters and editors are live fact-checking Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate. Follow along with our coverage below.

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.