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  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (center), flanked by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (left) and Budget Director Jacob Lew, arrives at the White House for the start of a cabinet meeting on plans to cut government waste, fraud and abuse on Sept. 14, 2011. (Associated Press)

    White House touts new anti-waste effort

    While a deficit supercommittee in Congress works to cut trillions of dollars, Vice President Joseph R. Biden is touting his efforts to find $1 billion in wasteful government spending here and there.


  • Vice President Joseph R. Biden greets survivors of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami at a temporary-housing complex in Natori, Japan, on Tuesday, two days after making controversial remarks in Chengdu, China. (Associated Press)

    Biden backpedals on China remark

    After two days of harsh criticism of Vice President Joseph R. Biden's comment that he "fully understand(s)" China's mandatory one-child policy, the White House on Tuesday issued a clarification.


  • U.S. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. waves farewell after delivering a speech at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    GOP slams Biden over comment on China's one-child policy

    Top Republicans on the campaign trail and Capitol Hill denounced Vice President Joseph R. Biden on Tuesday for saying during a visit to China that he “fully understand[s]” Beijing's one-child policy, which critics say has led to forced abortions and forced sterilizations.


  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, right, meets Mongolian wrestler during Mini Nadam, or Mongolian wrestling performance, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    World Briefs

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden tried his hand at archery and watched a wrestling match during a brief visit Monday in Mongolia, which he called a shining example of democratic development.


  • Briefly: Asia

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden waxed glowingly about China's vice president Thursday at the start of a five-day visit that will give them some serious bonding time.


  • **FILE** Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.

    Taiwan arms sales, economy shadow Biden's trip to China

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden will not negotiate U.S. arms sales to Taiwan when he visits China this week, White House officials said Monday, declining to comment on a report that the Obama administration has decided against selling new F-16 jets to Taiwan.


  • Jill Biden visits refugee camp, requests help for starving Somalis

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden's wife visited an overcrowded refugee camp Monday to underscore U.S. concern for the famine in East Africa, as a U.S. official warned that hundreds of thousands of Somali children could die of hunger.


  • **FILE** In this photo from July 27, 2011, Sen. Mike Lee, Utah Republican, greets a supporter at a tea party rally on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

    Tea partyers exult in Democrats' name-calling

    Democrats in Washington have called them terrorists and extortionists, but tea party activists say the name-calling is only proof they are finally having a real impact on the debate over government spending.


  • Illustration Tea Party by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    KUHNER: Tea Party 'terrorists'

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden believes Tea Party Republicans are right-wing jihadists. Following the debt-ceiling deal, in a private Democratic Caucus meeting, Mr. Biden joined several Democrats in accusing conservative House Republicans of behaving like "terrorists."


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