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The life of Joe Biden

He's now the front-runner of the Democratic primary. This is the life of Joe Biden.

A frontrunner for the 2020 presidential election

He was Barack Obama’s Vice President. He lived through multiple tragedies. Donald Trump calls him "Sleepy Joe." This is Joe Biden.

Joseph Robinette Biden was born in 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania

He was the first of four children. As a child, he was bullied by classmates over his stutter. At 10, he moved to Delaware and later attended the prestigious Archmere Academy prep school. During his adolescence, his role models were Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy. At 22, he met Neilia Hunter on spring break. They married the next year and had 3 children.

In 1965, he earned a B.A. from the University of Delaware with a double major in history and political science

Three years later, he earned a law degree from Syracuse University. He started practicing law at a firm in Wilmington, Delaware while also working part-time as a public defender. At 29, he became the 5th youngest senator in US history, representing Delaware. 6 weeks later, tragedy struck. He revealed, “While I was in Washington hiring staff, I got a phone call. My wife and three children were Christmas shopping, a tractor trailer broadsided them and killed my wife and killed my daughter. And they weren’t sure that my sons would live.” On January 5th, 1973, he was sworn into the Senate from his son Beau’s hospital room. In order to take care of his sons, he stayed in Delaware and commuted daily to Washington, earning the nickname "Amtrak Joe."

36 years in the U.S. Senate

He spent 36 years in the U.S. Senate chairing multiple committees and overseeing major national moments— like the Clarence Thomas hearings. He pushed for a drug sentencing law that became controversial for its racial disparities. At 33, he met Jill Tracy Jacobs. They married 2 years later, after his sons told him it was time. In 1980, he became a dad for the fourth time with the birth of Ashley.

Climate change pioneer and presidential candidate

In 1987, he became a climate change pioneer by introducing the Global Climate Protection Act. At 45, he ran for president for the first time, but dropped out after suffering a life-threatening brain aneurysm. In 2007, he ran again but dropped out as the race became dominated by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. In 2008, he was announced as Obama’s running mate. As Vice President, he became known for his folksiness and frequent gaffs. But he was also very involved in the administration’s foreign policy. In 2015, his son, Beau, succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 46. One year later, Obama placed Biden in charge of the Cancer Moonshot — a bold initiative to "end cancer as we know it." At 74, Obama surprised him with the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. On April 19, 2019, he announced his candidacy for President. Biden is running a campaign based on returning to the Obama years. He’s advocating for reform of the system, not revolution.

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03/04/2020 12:58 PMupdated: 08/19/2020 12:15 PM

2020 comments

  • Chuck F.
    11/22/2021 15:44

    The biggest embarrassment of all time to our country, you are a fake, falsely place in office pos and nothing but a race baiting terrorist.

  • Adesola A.
    11/08/2021 19:14

    Great man

  • Jogeeta L.
    11/05/2021 03:04

    Have a blessed years ahead SIr Joe 🙏

  • Thomas B.
    10/26/2021 20:09

    Traitor .who would be Tyrant over Us.

  • Minoo A.
    09/27/2021 18:28

    You are lier lier lier lier

  • Chuck F.
    09/26/2021 13:44

    Hey joe, you got that half a million dollars you own in taxes? Maybe that would help? How much crack does that buy? How many illegals you just let cross the border are going to stay in one of your many castles you own? Have you given a call to any of the families of the servicemen you killed in Afghanistan? Blow up any kids this week with drone strikes gone bad? Your kid still throwing laptops around?

  • Elizabeth R.
    09/21/2021 22:21

    LIAR, THIEF, CHEATER, WORST PRESIDENT EVER!

  • حسین ح.
    08/22/2021 13:27

    AWEAZNEAFKNSTNKWTWA EUBLTN WE

  • Nasir M.
    08/18/2021 01:40

    Through his entire life, he faced daunting challenges. He is exceptionally outstanding.

  • Đình H.
    08/13/2021 00:50

    Biden is crazy, criminal, stupid...!

  • علي ا.
    07/14/2021 16:24

    عمي قبر اظعك عله صحسي

  • علي ا.
    07/13/2021 19:58

    عمي عبد الجلله

  • حسین ح.
    07/06/2021 20:07

    we DRWMLKLBKRETKGM

  • حسین ح.
    07/06/2021 20:05

    ـHGNEAMENBDWAMS NEKWBNKKNE SAM DWLRETEANMENE HMWSRKANBOWE

  • Sandy E.
    06/02/2021 13:50

    Your an A S

  • Sandy E.
    06/02/2021 13:49

    What an a s

  • Sandy E.
    06/02/2021 13:46

    He’s an idiot. Go live in China. Your a Nut Case

  • Peggy C.
    05/05/2021 12:16

    Everytime he opens his mouth he lied!!

  • Peggy C.
    05/05/2021 12:07

    And you are still embarrassment!!

  • Kerry K.
    05/05/2021 09:06

    Some more Biden lies.

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