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Topic - Jill Biden
Pols ranging from mayors to mascot presidents have run — though none was as fast as the future Justice Clarence Thomas, who ran in 3:11:00 in 1980, well before he traded his running shorts for a robe on the high court.
A Washington state man who fired a shotgun to scare away possible car prowlers from his property was arraigned Wednesday for illegal discharging of a firearm, and he cited Vice President Joe Biden's public advice about shooting such weapons in the air in his defense.
First lady Michelle Obama visited the Naval Academy and the State House in Annapolis Wednesday to bring national attention to a Maryland law aimed at helping veterans gain professional credentials.
It seems Barack and Michelle Obama, and Joe and Jill Biden are among America's common folk when it comes to donating goods to such great organizations as Goodwill and Fisher House.
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, took in $26,400 in 2012 by renting a cottage on the property of their Delaware home to the Secret Service, tax records released by the White House revealed.
President Obama named Cathy Russell on Monday as head of the U.S. State Department's Office on Global Women's Issues.
Liberals are blasting Vice President Joseph R. Biden for extolling the firepower and reliability of old-school shotguns — while apparently undermining the White House's push for more comprehensive gun control.
There's a gun-control theme among the guests who will sit in the first lady's box at President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, including the parents of a slain Chicago teen, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School and a police officer who was wounded in a Wisconsin shooting massacre.
Let's hear it for the do-over.
The first family headed out to Monday's inaugural festivities with Michelle Obama leading a very coordinated fashion parade in a navy-silk, checkered-patterned coat and dress by Thom Browne that were inspired by a menswear necktie.
Usher sang "Yeah!" Katy Perry donned star and stripes for "Firework." And a ballroom full of lucky kids got to rock out with Sasha and Malia Obama at Saturday's Kids' Inaugural Concert, a star-studded event that honors America's military families.
Inauguration weekend in Washington kicked off Saturday with a day of volunteering, as President Obama and the first lady led a who's who of celebrities and political leaders in National Day of Service projects.
Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Mana, Usher and Brad Paisley.
Jill Biden and Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta joined an effort Wednesday to build an education center at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to tell the stories of generations of veterans killed in combat, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I want to say a huge thank you to Gov. O'Malley for his leadership on this effort and to all of the legislators who have made our military families a priority," she said at the bill-signing ceremony at the Maryland State House. "You all didn't just ask yourselves, can we do this? You asked yourselves, how can we do it right? how can we serve our men and women in uniform as well as they've served us?"