Iran's highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, today rejected an offer of direct talks made by US Vice President Joe Biden this week, saying they would not solve the problems between them, Iranian media reported.
The powerful US gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, is slated to meet with US Vice-President Joe Biden as he considers recommendations on how to respond to a mass shooting last month in Newtown, Connecticut, the White House said today.
Vice President Joe Biden butted heads with the powerful National Rifle Association today in his drive to reduce US gun violence, drawing complaints from the lobby group that the White House is trying to limit constitutionally protected gun rights.
US President Barack Obama proposed a new assault weapons ban and mandatory background checks for all gun buyers today as he tried to channel national outrage over the Newtown school massacre into the biggest US gun-control push in decades.
Vice President Joe Biden and rival Republican Paul Ryan clashed sharply over foreign policy in a high-stakes debate, with Biden aggressively defending the Obama administration's policies and dismissing Ryan's criticism as "malarkey."
Joe Biden's spirited performance in the vice presidential debate had Republicans criticizing him for snide grins and a comment on Libya, but it set the stage for President Barack Obama to try to regain his footing during a rematch with challenger Mitt Romney next Tuesday.
If there was any doubt that the US presidential fight hinges on Ohio, an awkward campaign airplane traffic jam at the Cleveland airport made it clear today.
Vice President Joe Biden spoke by telephone today with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki about violence in Baghdad and a political crisis that has erupted in the week since the last American troops left Iraq.
The Air Force Two plane carrying US Vice President Joe Biden was struck by birds in California on Thursday, a spokeswoman for his office said, but it landed without problem and the vice president, passengers and crew were safe at all times.
US Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday he was "absolutely comfortable" with allowing same-sex couples to marry, staking a position on a hot-button social issue that appeared to differ from that of his boss, President Barack Obama.
US Vice President Joe Biden said he had no evidence the attack on the British embassy in Tehran was orchestrated by Iranian authorities, but it was another example of why the country was a "pariah".
The United States will support Greece during these difficult times, US Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Athens today, in remarks that offered reassurance rather than concrete aid.