Joe Biden

Massive win for Joe Biden ahead of November elections, Congress approves $430 billion climate plan

The "Inflation Reduction Act" was approved by the House by a 220-207 vote and now it will go to Biden for signing. It was passed in Senate after a lengthy 27-hour session on August 6

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What are signature elements in Biden's big climate and health bill?

Marking the biggest investment in US history in the fight against climate change, the bill proposes a series of financial incentives aimed at steering the world's biggest economy away from fossil…

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In a major victory for Biden, US Senate passes $750bn healthcare and climate bill 

The Senate on Sunday approved the bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act by a 51-50 vote with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaker.

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'Republicans are clueless about the power of American women': Biden signs second abortion order

Asking the federal health department to consider allowing Medicaid funds to be used to help facilitate out-of-state travel for abortions, the order is meant to address the recent Supreme Court…

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Pakistan might have given info about Zawahiri to get money from US: Report

Since June 2018, Pakistan has been included in the ‘grey list' of countries with weak anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing policies by the…

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'We don’t need it’: US lacks DNA confirmation for Ayman al-Zawahiri’s death

According to the US by providing shelter to Zawahiri, the Taliban government allegedly broke a deal with the US. Taliban, however, has described the ‘strike’ as a violation of international values…

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Saudi Arabia to purchase major missile defence systems from United States

In separate deals, the US State Department approved the potential sale of Patriot missile interceptors to Saudi Arabia and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interceptors to the…

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‘America’s solidarity with 23mn people of Taiwan more important today than ever’

China views Taiwan as part of its territory and once even said that, in case needed, it will use force to unite the two territories. After Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan, the Chinese military vowed…

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Joe Biden offers to negotiate a new arms control framework with Russia to replace New START

United States President Joe Biden said that his "administration is ready to expeditiously negotiate" a new arms control framework to replace New START 

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Days after recovery, US President Joe Biden contracts Covid again

Presidential physician Kevin O’Connor attributed Biden’s condition to case of ‘rebound’ positivity.

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China wanted to open TikTok account to promote propaganda: Report

TikTok had said that all of its data on US-based users were now stored on US-based servers operated by the American company Oracle. 

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'Those who play with fire will perish by it': Xi Jinping warns Joe Biden over Taiwan

Not allowing any room for 'Taiwan independence' forces, Xi said China firmly opposes separatist moves toward it

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Fueling recession fears, the US economy shrank again in second quarter

Thursday’s first of three government estimates of GDP for the April-June quarter marks a drastic weakening from the 5.7% growth the economy achieved last year.

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Biden offers deal to Russia for release of its two citizens held by Moscow

Citing people close to the matter, CNN reported that in order to bring home basketball player Brittney Griner and ex-Marine Paul Whelan, Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout has been offered in…

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Biden reintroducing transgender health protections after judge blocked administration's directives

Provisions of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, will be strengthened by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

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Joe Biden

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Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States of America, who won the presidency after defeating Republican President Donald Trump in 2020

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". 

 

Man crashes car into US Capitol barricade, kills self after firing indiscriminately: Report

An unidentified man reportedly set his car on fire and drove it into a US Capitol barricade before exiting his vehicle, firing indiscriminately and then shooting himself late Saturday night.

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Massive win for Joe Biden ahead of November elections, Congress approves $430 billion climate plan

The "Inflation Reduction Act" was approved by the House by a 220-207 vote and now it will go to Biden for signing. It was passed in Senate after a lengthy 27-hour session on August 6

Read Article

What are signature elements in Biden's big climate and health bill?

Marking the biggest investment in US history in the fight against climate change, the bill proposes a series of financial incentives aimed at steering the world's biggest economy away from fossil…

Read Article

In a major victory for Biden, US Senate passes $750bn healthcare and climate bill 

The Senate on Sunday approved the bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act by a 51-50 vote with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaker.

Read Article

'Republicans are clueless about the power of American women': Biden signs second abortion order

Asking the federal health department to consider allowing Medicaid funds to be used to help facilitate out-of-state travel for abortions, the order is meant to address the recent Supreme Court…

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Pakistan might have given info about Zawahiri to get money from US: Report

Since June 2018, Pakistan has been included in the ‘grey list' of countries with weak anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing policies by the…

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'We don’t need it’: US lacks DNA confirmation for Ayman al-Zawahiri’s death

According to the US by providing shelter to Zawahiri, the Taliban government allegedly broke a deal with the US. Taliban, however, has described the ‘strike’ as a violation of international values…

Read Article

Saudi Arabia to purchase major missile defence systems from United States

In separate deals, the US State Department approved the potential sale of Patriot missile interceptors to Saudi Arabia and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interceptors to the…

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‘America’s solidarity with 23mn people of Taiwan more important today than ever’

China views Taiwan as part of its territory and once even said that, in case needed, it will use force to unite the two territories. After Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan, the Chinese military vowed…

Read Article

Joe Biden offers to negotiate a new arms control framework with Russia to replace New START

United States President Joe Biden said that his "administration is ready to expeditiously negotiate" a new arms control framework to replace New START 

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Days after recovery, US President Joe Biden contracts Covid again

Presidential physician Kevin O’Connor attributed Biden’s condition to case of ‘rebound’ positivity.

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China wanted to open TikTok account to promote propaganda: Report

TikTok had said that all of its data on US-based users were now stored on US-based servers operated by the American company Oracle. 

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'Those who play with fire will perish by it': Xi Jinping warns Joe Biden over Taiwan

Not allowing any room for 'Taiwan independence' forces, Xi said China firmly opposes separatist moves toward it

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Fueling recession fears, the US economy shrank again in second quarter

Thursday’s first of three government estimates of GDP for the April-June quarter marks a drastic weakening from the 5.7% growth the economy achieved last year.

Read Article

Biden offers deal to Russia for release of its two citizens held by Moscow

Citing people close to the matter, CNN reported that in order to bring home basketball player Brittney Griner and ex-Marine Paul Whelan, Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout has been offered in…

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Biden reintroducing transgender health protections after judge blocked administration's directives

Provisions of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, will be strengthened by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

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United States: National Weather Service issues extreme heat warnings in 28 states

While central and southern states are facing the brunt of the scorching heat warnings, advisories have been put in place for 28 states

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US President Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19, has 'mild symptoms'

Biden, 79, had two doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine shortly before taking office. He received a first booster shot in September and a second on March 30. Stringent White House precautions…

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Does Joe Biden have cancer? White House clarifies

While giving a speech about global warming where he talked about the side effects of emissions from oil refineries near his hometown in Somerset, Massachusetts, Biden talked about his experience…

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US President Joe Biden plans to speak with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

China recently warned that it would take "resolute and forceful measures" if US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan 

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Man crashes car into US Capitol barricade, kills self after firing indiscriminately: Report

An unidentified man reportedly set his car on fire and drove it into a US Capitol barricade before exiting his vehicle, firing indiscriminately and then shooting himself late Saturday night.

Read Article

Massive win for Joe Biden ahead of November elections, Congress approves $430 billion climate plan

The "Inflation Reduction Act" was approved by the House by a 220-207 vote and now it will go to Biden for signing. It was passed in Senate after a lengthy 27-hour session on August 6

Read Article

What are signature elements in Biden's big climate and health bill?

Marking the biggest investment in US history in the fight against climate change, the bill proposes a series of financial incentives aimed at steering the world's biggest economy away from fossil…

Read Article

In a major victory for Biden, US Senate passes $750bn healthcare and climate bill 

The Senate on Sunday approved the bill known as the Inflation Reduction Act by a 51-50 vote with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaker.

Read Article

'Republicans are clueless about the power of American women': Biden signs second abortion order

Asking the federal health department to consider allowing Medicaid funds to be used to help facilitate out-of-state travel for abortions, the order is meant to address the recent Supreme Court…

Read Article

Pakistan might have given info about Zawahiri to get money from US: Report

Since June 2018, Pakistan has been included in the ‘grey list' of countries with weak anti-money laundering and counter-terror financing policies by the…

Read Article

'We don’t need it’: US lacks DNA confirmation for Ayman al-Zawahiri’s death

According to the US by providing shelter to Zawahiri, the Taliban government allegedly broke a deal with the US. Taliban, however, has described the ‘strike’ as a violation of international values…

Read Article

Saudi Arabia to purchase major missile defence systems from United States

In separate deals, the US State Department approved the potential sale of Patriot missile interceptors to Saudi Arabia and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile interceptors to the…

Read Article

‘America’s solidarity with 23mn people of Taiwan more important today than ever’

China views Taiwan as part of its territory and once even said that, in case needed, it will use force to unite the two territories. After Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan, the Chinese military vowed…

Read Article

Joe Biden offers to negotiate a new arms control framework with Russia to replace New START

United States President Joe Biden said that his "administration is ready to expeditiously negotiate" a new arms control framework to replace New START 

Read Article

Days after recovery, US President Joe Biden contracts Covid again

Presidential physician Kevin O’Connor attributed Biden’s condition to case of ‘rebound’ positivity.

Read Article

China wanted to open TikTok account to promote propaganda: Report

TikTok had said that all of its data on US-based users were now stored on US-based servers operated by the American company Oracle. 

Read Article

'Those who play with fire will perish by it': Xi Jinping warns Joe Biden over Taiwan

Not allowing any room for 'Taiwan independence' forces, Xi said China firmly opposes separatist moves toward it

Read Article

Fueling recession fears, the US economy shrank again in second quarter

Thursday’s first of three government estimates of GDP for the April-June quarter marks a drastic weakening from the 5.7% growth the economy achieved last year.

Read Article

Biden offers deal to Russia for release of its two citizens held by Moscow

Citing people close to the matter, CNN reported that in order to bring home basketball player Brittney Griner and ex-Marine Paul Whelan, Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout has been offered in…

Read Article

Biden reintroducing transgender health protections after judge blocked administration's directives

Provisions of Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, will be strengthened by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Read Article

United States: National Weather Service issues extreme heat warnings in 28 states

While central and southern states are facing the brunt of the scorching heat warnings, advisories have been put in place for 28 states

Read Article

US President Joe Biden tests positive for Covid-19, has 'mild symptoms'

Biden, 79, had two doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine shortly before taking office. He received a first booster shot in September and a second on March 30. Stringent White House precautions…

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Does Joe Biden have cancer? White House clarifies

While giving a speech about global warming where he talked about the side effects of emissions from oil refineries near his hometown in Somerset, Massachusetts, Biden talked about his experience…

Read Article

US President Joe Biden plans to speak with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

China recently warned that it would take "resolute and forceful measures" if US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan 

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United States-Saudi Arabia: A crisis-peppered partnership

Saudi Arabia and the United States have a long-standing strategic partnership, but the oil and security-driven relationship has been strained by several crises.

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Pictures | Quad: Strategic security dialogue aimed at countering Chinese influence

With the Quad member nations' leaders meeting in Tokyo for their latest summit, take a look at how far this strategic security conversation intended at combating Chinese dominance in the Indo-Pacif

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Witness US President Joe Biden’s most memorable gaffes

US President Joe Biden is highly gaffe-prone. In the last one year, the leader has made several mistakes.   

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How China's ASAT technology can derail America's space power

According to a report, China is prepared to conduct prompt operations to dislocate US and allied space power advantages.

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'Battle of Snomicron': Piling onto chaos, winter snow storm batters United States

A winter storm packing heavy snow and strong winds engulfed parts of the US Southeast and mid-Atlantic states forcing federal offices and schools to close as it threatened to make travel dangerous 

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Which countries and blocs are major players at the Glasgow climate summit?

The diverse interests among the 197 signatories to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) make for a tough challenge reaching consensus on the next steps to stem global warming.

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From 1994 visit to UNGA 2021, here's a look at Modi's US visits

As the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi carries on with his trip in the US, here is a look at his previous key visits to America and the White House

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Leaders of US, India, Japan and Australia gather for in-person Quad summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian PM Scott Morrison, Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga and US President Joe Biden have gathered in Washington DC, United States for first in-person Quad Summi

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Indian PM Modi, US President Joe Biden hold first in person meet in White House ahead of Quad leaders summit

The relationship between India and the US, the two largest democracies in the world, is destined to be "stronger, closer and tighter," US President Joe Biden said on Friday as he hosted Prime Minis

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California renames 'Negro Bar' park as African American community commemorates Juneteenth

In 2021, US President Joe Biden declared June 19 as a federal holiday for 'Juneteenth'.

Take a look at the history of the Emancipation Day

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Highlights: 'Stone face, rare eye contact'- Biden and Putin's historic summit

US president Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin met for a gruelling diplomatic face-off in Geneva that could last up to five hours. 

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No, Vladimir, you're cold-blooded, said a US president

US president Bill Clinton said he hung up after congratulating Putin on becoming acting Russian president in 1999 "thinking he was tough enough to hold Russia together."

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What Erdogan hopes to achieve during meeting with Biden at NATO

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he and US President Joe Biden must use the meeting on Monday to move from past troubles.

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Putin-Biden Summit: When Russia, US leaders talked politics

As US President Biden gets set to meet Russian President Putin at Geneva, we take a look at the historic meetings between Russian and US leaders.

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From blimps to Pikachus, protesters gather to demand G7 action

Leaders from the United States, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and Canada are joining UK's Boris Johnson on Friday for the three-day summit in the seaside resort of Carbis Bay.

 

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Americans 'boo' Joe Biden for his 'silence' over Israel-Gaza conflict

Following renewed hostilities between Israel and Palestine, many countries have been rallying their support for one or the other.

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Border agents, traffickers and migrants mix on busy Rio Grande in US

Migrants from Central America, who arrived illegally from Mexico to the US to seek asylum nearly tripled in February from a month earlier to about 19,000 people.

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'Don't come': US facing biggest migrant surge in 20 years

The United States is facing the biggest surge of migrants at its southwestern border in 20 years, the homeland security secretary said as the Biden administration races to handle an influx of child

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Inside US President Joe Biden's redecorated Oval Office

US President Joe Biden's updated Oval Office includes nods to leaders in civil rights and labour, his Catholic faith and space exploration.

Let's take a look:

 

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A day of many firsts: Highlights from US presidential inauguration

Today's presidential inauguration marked a series of firsts for the United States.

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