Even just 20 years ago, violence against women in America was an epidemic few people wanted to talk about, let alone do something about. No one denied punching a wife in the face or pushing her down the stairs was reprehensible. But most people refused to intervene. They called domestic violence a “family affair.” Critics of proposed laws protecting women from this violence claimed they would lead to the “disintegration” of the family.
On September 19, 2014 in the East Room of the White House, President Obama delivered remarks to help launch “It’s […]
Vice President Biden delivered remarks at the National Archives to mark the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act. As a senator, he was the chief sponsor of the original legislation. Vice President Biden talked about some of the challenges in passing the legislation and the continuing need to expose the truth about domestic violence. He was introduced by Ruth Glenn, who shared her own story as a victim of abuse.
Former vice president Joe Biden will lead two new academic centers in his first role after leaving office, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware announced Tuesday, spanning both foreign and domestic policy.
Former Vice President Joe Biden will split his post-White House time between a foreign policy institute at the University of Pennsylvania and a domestic policy institute at the University of Delaware, the two universities announced on Tuesday.
Former Vice President Joe Biden praised Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl performance in a tweet on Sunday. “Incredible performance from my friend Lady Gaga. You amaze me — and not just onstage. Proud to work with you to end sexual assault. #ItsOnUs,” Biden tweeted.
Wilmington, DE – My dad used to have an expression: “It’s a lucky person who gets up in the morning, […]
Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday lauded the progress of the Obama administration in strengthening the U.S. working class and laid a vision for future reforms that should “make this resurgence permanent.”
Vice President Biden, who led the Obama administration’s “cancer moonshot” initiative, will create a nonprofit organization to grapple with a broad range of cancer issues, including the high cost of cancer drugs, he said in an interview Wednesday. “I’m going to begin a national conversation and get Congress and advocacy groups in to make sure these treatments are accessible for everyone, including these vulnerable underserved populations, and that we have a more rational way of paying for them while promoting innovation,” Biden said.
Michelle Obama says she is determined to use the “wonderful megaphone” she has as first lady to highlight the plight of military families and encourage Americans to do more to help the people her husband calls “the force behind the force.”
Vice President Joe Biden delivered an epic final speech Wednesday to the elites at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The gist of his speech was simple: At a time of “uncertainty” we must double down on the values that made Western democracies great, and not allow the “liberal world order” to be torn apart by destructive forces.
President Obama recounts Joe Biden’s legacy of service in a surprise ceremony. View all News >
Wilmington, DE – Longtime supporters and advisers of Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden today announced the formation of the Biden Foundation. The mission of […]
As the Obama administration approaches its conclusion, everyone from the president to his policy analysts are searching for ways to preserve and shore up the work they’ve done in the past eight years. For Jill Biden, perhaps nothing has been more important, save her work with military service members, during her tenure as second lady than highlighting the role community colleges play in helping men and women, young and old, achieve whatever their version of the American Dream looks like.
Anything you can do, allies, Joe Biden has already done.
The vice president once again showed LGBT allies how to model support. This time, he tweeted a photo on Tuesday taken when he officiated the wedding of two men who were White House staffers. The internet went wild for the image, taken when Brian Mosteller, director of Oval Office operations, and Joe Mashie, a trip coordinator for the first lady, got hitched at a ceremony held at Biden’s own home. They reportedly asked the vice president for the honor.