Joe Biden News Archive
A steady rain showered down on Boston throughout most of today’s tributes marking the anniversary of last year’s Marathon bombings.
Former Mayor Tom Menino was joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Governor Deval Patrick at an event held near the finish line where the blasts occurred. Speaking to a crowd of survivors, first responders and family members of those killed, Menino said:
President Barack Obama Shows Us His Moves! Watch POTUS And Joe Biden Treat The White House As Their Own Personal Gym!
Michelle Obama recently celebrated the 4th anniversary of the Let's Move! campaign and asked people to show her how they stay in shape!
Well the response was so good that she decided to show how her hubby stays fit with his weekly jogs with VP Joe Biden!
This gives a whole new meaning to the term "running mate!"
Unfortunately it doesn't seem like there's a gym anywhere in their neighborhood, but the White House is SO big it still made for a nice exercise!
Ch-ch-check out the presidential run (above)!
This is EXCELLENT news!
Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau Biden was recently hospitalized after he experienced weakness and disorientation while traveling last week.
Doctors in Houston found that he had a mass in his brain and decided to run a few tests and procedures to make sure it wasn't cancerous.
Despite the scary news, Joe recently spoke out about his son's hospitalization and says things are looking VERY good:
On the other hand, MObama and Jill Biden weren't there to get all politics up in peoples faces. They were there for their Joining Forces initiative, which aims to help and honor military troops and families.
So basically the crowd was booing helping vets and military families.
Not cool, because they were trying to do a good thing!
Check out the video above.
With prescription drug abuse surpassing the number of people who overdosed during both the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and the black tar heroin epidemic of the 1970s combined, the White House is finally doing something about it.
On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden announced:
"We are making an unprecedented commitment to combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. The government, as well as parents, patients, health care providers, and manufacturers all play a role in preventing abuse. This plan will save lives, and it will substantially lessen the burden this epidemic takes on our families, communities, and workforce."
Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis will be an effort supported by federal agencies like the FDA, DEA, Health and Human Services, Justice, and Defense and Veterans Affairs.
The campaign aims to to reduce abuse and drug diversion, educate both parents and health care providers, find better ways to dispose of unused pills, and beef up enforcement efforts by clamping down on pill mills and doctor shopping.
The major push against prescription addiction is specifically cracking down on opioids, a class of drugs used to treat chronic pain, which includes OxyContin, Vicodin, Darvon, Dilaudid and Demerol.
Although viewed as medicine, the prescription pain relievers are highly addictive, as DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart said:
"When abused, prescription drugs are just as dangerous and just as addictive as drugs like methamphetamine or heroin. The more we can do to stop the abuse of prescription drugs, the more effective we will be in reducing the death, destruction and despair that accompanies all drug abuse."
The sad reality is that almost any drug can be abused by those with addictive personalities, but we hope this new campaign will drastically reduce the number of people dying from accidental overdoses of prescription drugs.
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Said camp instructor David Wells:
“How many times can you say that you talked to the vice president? He's very nice. Funny. Told stories. I'm not big into politics, but that was pretty cool."
The Toronto Blue Jays, who were just getting into town for the big game, unfortunately did not get to meet Biden.
There are rules about politicians not getting too involved with businesses or corporations — we wonder if it applies to sports!
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