Joe Biden http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Biden: Federal Stimulus Has Brought Jobs, Infrastructure To 'Heart Of America' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/biden-federal-stimulus-has-brought-jobs-infrastructure-heart-america <p>Vice President Joe Biden declared here Wednesday that the best cure for the nation's economic ills was to step up the transportation and construction spending that made America great.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:57:31 +0000 Jo Mannies 33839 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Biden: Federal Stimulus Has Brought Jobs, Infrastructure To 'Heart Of America' Biden To Promote Transportation Spending During Granite City Visit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/biden-promote-transportation-spending-during-granite-city-visit <p><em><strong>(Updated at 5:25 p.m., February 18)</strong></em></p><p>Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by past and present top federal transportation officials on Wednesday when he stops by Granite City to promote the five-year anniversary of the passage of the federal stimulus measure.</p><p>In Granite City, Biden is expected to highlight the spending on port improvements along the Mississippi River that were made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was aimed at stemming the economic downturn underway in early 2009.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:35:03 +0000 Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum 33802 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Biden To Promote Transportation Spending During Granite City Visit Live Blog: Biden Vs. Ryan In The Vice Presidential Debate http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-blog-biden-vs-ryan-vice-presidential-debate Vice President Biden and his Republican opponent, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, had a lively debate at Centre College in Danville, Ky., this evening — one marked by Biden's aggressive challenges to many of the Republican vice presidential nominee's claims and Ryan's oft-repeated message that the Obama-Biden administration's policies aren't working.<p>The discussion was steered by ABC News' Martha Raddatz. It's the only vice presidential debate of the campaign.<p>There were disputes about the response to last month's attack on the U.S. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:46:08 +0000 Mark Memmott 5308 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Blog: Biden Vs. Ryan In The Vice Presidential Debate Fact Checkers Ding Obama And Biden For Some Spinning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fact-checkers-ding-obama-and-biden-some-spinning "We heard some facts being spun" Thursday night when President Obama and Vice President Biden gave their acceptance speeches at the Democratic National Convention, report the watchdogs at FactCheck.org.<p>They and other independent fact checkers have compiled, just as they did at last week's Republican National Convention, a list of those things said by the two parties' standard bearers that don't quite add up or may give misleading impressions.<p>Our colleague Mark Stencel has <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/09/07/160726548/retell-politics-story-about-obamas-mother-gets- Fri, 07 Sep 2012 12:17:36 +0000 Mark Memmott 4528 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fact Checkers Ding Obama And Biden For Some Spinning Biden tours portions of tornado-damaged St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/biden-tours-portions-tornado-damaged-st-louis <p><em>Reporting from Jake Wagman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was also used in this report.</em></p><p>Vice President Joe Biden is getting a first-hand look at damage left from a tornado that hit the St. Louis area last month.</p><p>Biden flew into the area Wednesday morning and took a walking tour with Gov. Jay Nixon of portions of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley.</p><p>Neighborhoods there still showed signs of ruin from the April 22 storms. Some large trees remain toppled onto houses while piles of debris were found along many of the streets.</p> Wed, 11 May 2011 16:51:55 +0000 The Associated Press 1216 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Biden tours portions of tornado-damaged St. Louis