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President Obama assured China's heir apparent to leadership that the United States welcomes Beijing's rise in the world, saying Tuesday that strong cooperation between the two powers is good for the rest of the world.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Wednesday the protracted policy fight between Democrats and Republicans in Washington is "not about bad guys and good guys," but centers on how best to keep the middle class growing in America.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday thanked U.S. and Iraqi troops for sacrifices that he said allowed for the end of the nearly nine-year-long war, even as attacks around the country killed 20 people, underscoring the security challenges Iraq still faces.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. arrived in Iraq on Tuesday on a surprise visit as American troops are pulling out of the country.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Wednesday said an alleged plot by Iranian government agents to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States was "really over the top."
U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday praised the resolve of the Japanese people in their efforts to recover from the tsunami and reaffirmed the two countries' alliance as vital for regional peace and prosperity.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Saturday the Obama administration wouldn't let middle-class Americans "carry the whole burden" to break a deadlock over the national debt limit, warning that the Republican approach would benefit only the wealthy.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. emphasized to Iraqi leaders Thursday that the United States wants nothing more than for Iraq to be a free and democratic country during a daylong visit that officials said would focus on the departure of American troops from the country.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with President Hamid Karzai and assess progress toward a key objective of handing over security from foreign to Afghan forces.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. returned to Iraq on Monday to mark the formal end to U.S. combat operations and to push the country's leaders to end a six-month stalemate blocking the formation of a new government.
After his visit to China, Mr. Biden said he was impressed by Mr. Xi's "openness and candor."
"We are not always going to see eye to eye. We are not always going to see things exactly the same, but we have very important economic and political concerns that warrant that we work together," Mr. Biden said before talks began in the Roosevelt Room.