Biden elevates role of science, names geneticist Lander for new Cabinet-level post

Lander, a Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who helped lead the Human Genome Project, will also serve in the role of presidential science advisor.

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Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden’s inauguration

Trump will be the first president in a century and a half to snub the inauguration of his successor.

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Joe Biden picks former FDA Chief to lead federal vaccine efforts

The Trump administration had vowed to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020, but as of Thursday, just over 11 million inoculations had been given

via The New York Times
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Nancy Pelosi names retired general, Russel L. Honoré, for security review before Biden's inauguration

Russel Honore has previously served as the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina

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India-born Garima Verma to be Jill Biden's Digital Editor

Verma was born in India and grew up in Ohio and the Central Valley of California, and has earlier worked for the Biden-Harris campaign

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Verified in one tweet: Joe Biden launches new Twitter handle to build following before taking command of White House

Biden's account has just one tweet and it has already been verified by social networking platform Twitter

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Ahead of Biden's inauguration, Washington on lockdown amid security threat

Amid the unprecedented security, reports said the US Secret Service is contemplating shutdown of the entire National Mall running from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial

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Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at diverse Joe Biden inauguration

Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem and Lopez will give a musical performance. "

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Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato & others to perform at Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the US during the ceremony on January 20.

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Tom Hanks to host televised special for Joe Biden's inauguration

The 90-minute 'Celebrating America' special will feature appearances by celebrities

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Google backs Joe Biden's efforts to pass new immigration law

In a bid to show its support for the administration, Google said on Wednesday it would pay for the application fees of about 500 young immigrants seeking employment under the Deferred Action for…

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Pakistan's Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari gets invited to Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony

Bilawal Bhutto is expected to attend the ceremony, but his father will not be able to travel to the US as his name is mentioned in the Exit Control List 

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Facebook bans 'Stop the Steal' phrase ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration

Under the Coordinating Harm policy, all content which is blacklisted will be removed from Facebook and Instagram

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Joe Biden gets second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine

Three weeks after getting the first dose of the vaccine, Biden said getting the vaccine to every resident of the US is his number one priority right now

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Joe Biden taps career diplomat William Burns as CIA chief

William Burns was involved in back-channel negotiations that set the stage for the 2015 deal to limit Iran's nuclear capabilities

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Joe Biden

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Joe Biden is the Democratic candidate for the US elections 2020 with Kamala Harris as his running mate. 

He has earlier served as 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017 during the Obama administration. From a political journey of over 40 years to becoming the presidential nominee of the Democrats, let's take a look at all the details of Biden that you want to know.

Joe Biden age, education

 
Biden was born on November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His family faced a financial crisis and it took several years for Biden's father to become a successful car salesman in order to give his family financial stability. As a child, Biden was nicknamed as "Dash" because of his stutter. Biden attended the Archmere Academy after his family moved to Claymont, Delaware.
 
Biden completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1965, where he studied history, political science and played football. He also earned a law degree in 1968 from Syracuse University in New York.

Joe Biden family


Biden is the eldest child of Eugenia "Jean" Biden and Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. and two younger brothers and a sister. In 1972, post a major political accomplishment, he experienced a terrible loss at a personal level. In that year, Biden ran for the Senate against popular Republican incumbent J. Caleb Boggs. In a tight race, Biden successfully won the election. However, after some time and a week before Christmas in the same year, Biden lost his wife and daughter in a car accident, which also severely injured his sons, Beau and Hunter. 
 
In 1977, Biden tied the knot with Jill and was blessed by a daughter, Ashley in 1981. Biden was struck by another personal loss after Beau, who was seen as the rising star of young Democrats, died of brain cancer in 2016.
 

Joe Biden political accomplishments

 
Biden after becoming a Senator in 1972, became the fifth-youngest in the history of the US. The highlight of his more than four decades-long political career was from 2008-2016 when he served as the Vice President of the US. It was during this time, that then outgoing president Obama also honoured him in 2017 with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honour, calling him "the best vice president America's ever had" and a "lion of American history". 

 

Major landmarks closed, security measures upped in DC before Biden's presidential inauguration

In the aftermath of riots that rocked the US Capitol last week, Washington DC has upped its security measures to prevent a similar instance as Joe Biden gets ready to take over presidential duties…

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Biden elevates role of science, names geneticist Lander for new Cabinet-level post

Lander, a Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who helped lead the Human Genome Project, will also serve in the role of presidential science advisor.

Read Article

Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden’s inauguration

Trump will be the first president in a century and a half to snub the inauguration of his successor.

Read Article

Joe Biden picks former FDA Chief to lead federal vaccine efforts

The Trump administration had vowed to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020, but as of Thursday, just over 11 million inoculations had been given

via The New York Times
Read Article

Nancy Pelosi names retired general, Russel L. Honoré, for security review before Biden's inauguration

Russel Honore has previously served as the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina

Read Article

India-born Garima Verma to be Jill Biden's Digital Editor

Verma was born in India and grew up in Ohio and the Central Valley of California, and has earlier worked for the Biden-Harris campaign

Read Article

Verified in one tweet: Joe Biden launches new Twitter handle to build following before taking command of White House

Biden's account has just one tweet and it has already been verified by social networking platform Twitter

Read Article

Ahead of Biden's inauguration, Washington on lockdown amid security threat

Amid the unprecedented security, reports said the US Secret Service is contemplating shutdown of the entire National Mall running from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial

Read Article

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at diverse Joe Biden inauguration

Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem and Lopez will give a musical performance. "

Read Article

Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato & others to perform at Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the US during the ceremony on January 20.

Read Article

Tom Hanks to host televised special for Joe Biden's inauguration

The 90-minute 'Celebrating America' special will feature appearances by celebrities

Read Article

Google backs Joe Biden's efforts to pass new immigration law

In a bid to show its support for the administration, Google said on Wednesday it would pay for the application fees of about 500 young immigrants seeking employment under the Deferred Action for…

Read Article

Pakistan's Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari gets invited to Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony

Bilawal Bhutto is expected to attend the ceremony, but his father will not be able to travel to the US as his name is mentioned in the Exit Control List 

Read Article

Facebook bans 'Stop the Steal' phrase ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration

Under the Coordinating Harm policy, all content which is blacklisted will be removed from Facebook and Instagram

Read Article

Joe Biden gets second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine

Three weeks after getting the first dose of the vaccine, Biden said getting the vaccine to every resident of the US is his number one priority right now

Read Article

Joe Biden taps career diplomat William Burns as CIA chief

William Burns was involved in back-channel negotiations that set the stage for the 2015 deal to limit Iran's nuclear capabilities

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Biden to receive second Covid vaccine dose on Monday

Biden told Americans "there's nothing to worry about" when he got his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on December 21.

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Major technology companies join list of Biden inaugural donors

The donor list, released Saturday evening by the committee, was filled mostly with individual donors, including major givers to Democrats

via The New York Times
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Biden to unveil trillions in pandemic economic relief spending next week

Biden, introducing several members of his economic team, spoke on Friday after data showed the US economy lost jobs for the first time in eight months in December.

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Biden likes Trump's decision to skip inauguration, slams vaccine rollout

On Friday, while speaking to reporters in Wilmington, Biden also directed his angst at how Trump had been leading the US for four years, and how his administration's handling of the coronavirus…

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Major landmarks closed, security measures upped in DC before Biden's presidential inauguration

In the aftermath of riots that rocked the US Capitol last week, Washington DC has upped its security measures to prevent a similar instance as Joe Biden gets ready to take over presidential duties…

Read Article

Biden elevates role of science, names geneticist Lander for new Cabinet-level post

Lander, a Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who helped lead the Human Genome Project, will also serve in the role of presidential science advisor.

Read Article

Trump to leave Washington on morning of Biden’s inauguration

Trump will be the first president in a century and a half to snub the inauguration of his successor.

Read Article

Joe Biden picks former FDA Chief to lead federal vaccine efforts

The Trump administration had vowed to vaccinate 20 million people by the end of 2020, but as of Thursday, just over 11 million inoculations had been given

via The New York Times
Read Article

Nancy Pelosi names retired general, Russel L. Honoré, for security review before Biden's inauguration

Russel Honore has previously served as the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina

Read Article

India-born Garima Verma to be Jill Biden's Digital Editor

Verma was born in India and grew up in Ohio and the Central Valley of California, and has earlier worked for the Biden-Harris campaign

Read Article

Verified in one tweet: Joe Biden launches new Twitter handle to build following before taking command of White House

Biden's account has just one tweet and it has already been verified by social networking platform Twitter

Read Article

Ahead of Biden's inauguration, Washington on lockdown amid security threat

Amid the unprecedented security, reports said the US Secret Service is contemplating shutdown of the entire National Mall running from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial

Read Article

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at diverse Joe Biden inauguration

Lady Gaga will sing the national anthem and Lopez will give a musical performance. "

Read Article

Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato & others to perform at Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony

Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the US during the ceremony on January 20.

Read Article

Tom Hanks to host televised special for Joe Biden's inauguration

The 90-minute 'Celebrating America' special will feature appearances by celebrities

Read Article

Google backs Joe Biden's efforts to pass new immigration law

In a bid to show its support for the administration, Google said on Wednesday it would pay for the application fees of about 500 young immigrants seeking employment under the Deferred Action for…

Read Article

Pakistan's Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari gets invited to Joe Biden's inauguration ceremony

Bilawal Bhutto is expected to attend the ceremony, but his father will not be able to travel to the US as his name is mentioned in the Exit Control List 

Read Article

Facebook bans 'Stop the Steal' phrase ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration

Under the Coordinating Harm policy, all content which is blacklisted will be removed from Facebook and Instagram

Read Article

Joe Biden gets second dose of Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine

Three weeks after getting the first dose of the vaccine, Biden said getting the vaccine to every resident of the US is his number one priority right now

Read Article

Joe Biden taps career diplomat William Burns as CIA chief

William Burns was involved in back-channel negotiations that set the stage for the 2015 deal to limit Iran's nuclear capabilities

Read Article

Biden to receive second Covid vaccine dose on Monday

Biden told Americans "there's nothing to worry about" when he got his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware on December 21.

Read Article

Major technology companies join list of Biden inaugural donors

The donor list, released Saturday evening by the committee, was filled mostly with individual donors, including major givers to Democrats

via The New York Times
Read Article

Biden to unveil trillions in pandemic economic relief spending next week

Biden, introducing several members of his economic team, spoke on Friday after data showed the US economy lost jobs for the first time in eight months in December.

Read Article

Biden likes Trump's decision to skip inauguration, slams vaccine rollout

On Friday, while speaking to reporters in Wilmington, Biden also directed his angst at how Trump had been leading the US for four years, and how his administration's handling of the coronavirus…

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In pics-Tear gas, explosives and gunfire: Trump supporters storm Capitol, clash with police

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Yearender 2020: Joe Biden triumphs over Trump, road ahead will not be easy in 2021

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New residents: White House starts preparing for Joe Biden's inauguration

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Farewell Trump: Joe Biden's face masks get popular after US election results

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US Elections 2020: Celebrities who supported Joe Biden in the presidential race to the White House

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Family affair: Joe Biden's family celebrates his historical win as President-elect

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US election result 2020: Check out the celebrities who supported Donald Trump

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Honk and clap: President-elect Joe Biden holds drive-in victory celebrations

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US election result 2020: Joe Biden becomes President-elect; America celebrates

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Uncanny sights from the US election 2020

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US election 2020: Historical firsts in the presidential election

From four consecutive two-term presidencies to a historic quartet due to age gaps, the US election 2020 has seen a lot of firsts with moments to go for the final winner of the battle between Presid

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US election result 2020: Demonstrators protest against Donald Trump as Biden leads polls

Americans are taking over the streets with slogans such as 'Vote him out' as few states have started declaring US election results 

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US election 2020: Here's what voting looks like in uncertain times

The United States is currently voting to elect its next president: a fierce battle between the incumbent Republican Donald Trump and Democratic hopeful Joe Biden. 

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Joe Biden holds 'drive-in' rally a week before US election 2020

Joe Biden held a successful "drive-in" election rally and accused his rival Donald trump of downplaying the novel coronavirus, a week before the US Elections 2020 

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US Election 2020: Donald Trump, Joe Biden appear for last presidential debate

The current US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival and former Vice President 

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US election 2020: Preparations get finalised for final presidential debate

The final presidential debate is a few hours away, and this time Donald Trump and Joe Biden will have mute buttons, glass barriers and more

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US Election 2020: Trump supporters organised motorcade rally in Oregon

Hundreds of supporters of Donald Trump took to the streets of Oregon on Monday, and clashed with 'Black Lives Matter' protestors

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