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Joe Biden's political past

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden smiles while addressing the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden smiles while addressing the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden smiles while addressing the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama waves with his vice presidential running mate Senator Joe Biden at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, August 23, 2008. REUTERS/John Gress

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama waves with his vice presidential running mate Senator Joe Biden at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, August 23, 2008. REUTERS/John Gress

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama waves with his vice presidential running mate Senator Joe Biden at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, August 23, 2008. REUTERS/John Gress
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Sen. Joe Biden speaks to reporters in front of a Danish U.N. armoured personnel carrier at the airport in Sarajevo, Bosnia April 9, 1993. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Sen. Joe Biden speaks to reporters in front of a Danish U.N. armoured personnel carrier at the airport in Sarajevo, Bosnia April 9, 1993. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Sen. Joe Biden speaks to reporters in front of a Danish U.N. armoured personnel carrier at the airport in Sarajevo, Bosnia April 9, 1993. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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President Bill Clinton talks with Senator Joseph Biden at a meeting with law enforcement officers at the Alexandria, Virginia, police station January 14, 1999, just hours before his impeachment trial began in the Senate. Biden was one of the 100 jurors in the Senate trial. 

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President Bill Clinton talks with Senator Joseph Biden at a meeting with law enforcement officers at the Alexandria, Virginia, police station January 14, 1999, just hours before his impeachment trial began in the Senate. Biden was one of the 100...more

President Bill Clinton talks with Senator Joseph Biden at a meeting with law enforcement officers at the Alexandria, Virginia, police station January 14, 1999, just hours before his impeachment trial began in the Senate. Biden was one of the 100 jurors in the Senate trial. REUTERS/Mark Wilson
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Senator Ted Kennedy (L) and Senator Joe Biden confer during the first day of Judge John Roberts' Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 12, 2005. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Senator Ted Kennedy (L) and Senator Joe Biden confer during the first day of Judge John Roberts' Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 12, 2005. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Senator Ted Kennedy (L) and Senator Joe Biden confer during the first day of Judge John Roberts' Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 12, 2005. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden speaks with supporters during a campaign stop at the Public Library in Allison, Iowa November 27, 2007. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden speaks with supporters during a campaign stop at the Public Library in Allison, Iowa November 27, 2007. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Joe Biden speaks with supporters during a campaign stop at the Public Library in Allison, Iowa November 27, 2007. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential nominee Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) smile as they chat onstage at the end of their vice presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, October 2, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential nominee Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) smile as they chat onstage at the end of their vice presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis,...more

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential nominee Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) smile as they chat onstage at the end of their vice presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, October 2, 2008. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden hugs his son Beau Biden (R) after being introduced by his son at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden hugs his son Beau Biden (R) after being introduced by his son at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden hugs his son Beau Biden (R) after being introduced by his son at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden turns away to wipe his tears after being introduced by his son at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden turns away to wipe his tears after being introduced by his son at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Joe Biden turns away to wipe his tears after being introduced by his son at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 27, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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President Barack Obama gestures with Vice President Joe Biden after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama gestures with Vice President Joe Biden after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Barack Obama gestures with Vice President Joe Biden after his election night victory speech in Chicago, November 6, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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Joseph Biden (L), takes the Oath of Office with wife Jill holding the family Bible as vice president of the United States on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Chuck Kennedy/Pool

Joseph Biden (L), takes the Oath of Office with wife Jill holding the family Bible as vice president of the United States on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Chuck Kennedy/Pool

Joseph Biden (L), takes the Oath of Office with wife Jill holding the family Bible as vice president of the United States on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2009. REUTERS/Chuck Kennedy/Pool
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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden practice their putting on the White House putting green on the South Lawn, April 24, 2009. REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handout

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden practice their putting on the White House putting green on the South Lawn, April 24, 2009. REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handout

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden practice their putting on the White House putting green on the South Lawn, April 24, 2009. REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handout
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President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Also pictured are Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R). Please note: A classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured at source. REUTERS/White House/Pete Souza/Handout

President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Also pictured are...more

President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Also pictured are Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R). Please note: A classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured at source. REUTERS/White House/Pete Souza/Handout
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Vice President Joseph Biden talks on a mobile phone after boarding an Amtrak train at Union Station in Washington, to travel to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia February 8, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Vice President Joseph Biden talks on a mobile phone after boarding an Amtrak train at Union Station in Washington, to travel to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia February 8, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Vice President Joseph Biden talks on a mobile phone after boarding an Amtrak train at Union Station in Washington, to travel to the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia February 8, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing
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Vice President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force Two at Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo August 24, 2011.  REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Vice President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force Two at Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Vice President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force Two at Yokota Air Base on the outskirts of Tokyo August 24, 2011. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Vice President Joe Biden (L) makes a point in front of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and moderator Martha Raddatz (C) during the vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Vice President Joe Biden (L) makes a point in front of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and moderator Martha Raddatz (C) during the vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

Vice President Joe Biden (L) makes a point in front of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and moderator Martha Raddatz (C) during the vice presidential debate in Danville, Kentucky, October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes
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Vice President Joe Biden is seen in a plane window after landing in Vilnius, Lithuania, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Vice President Joe Biden is seen in a plane window after landing in Vilnius, Lithuania, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

Vice President Joe Biden is seen in a plane window after landing in Vilnius, Lithuania, March 18, 2014. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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Vice President Joe Biden grabs the arm of House Speaker John Boehner as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in front of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Vice President Joe Biden grabs the arm of House Speaker John Boehner as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in front of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Vice President Joe Biden grabs the arm of House Speaker John Boehner as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address in front of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 28, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Vice President Joe Biden talks about rooting out corruption as he addresses a civil society forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Vice President Joe Biden talks about rooting out corruption as he addresses a civil society forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Vice President Joe Biden talks about rooting out corruption as he addresses a civil society forum during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Vice President Joe Biden gestures to the audience to sit down while receiving applause after being given the Athenagoras Human Rights Award from The Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in Manhattan, New York October 17, 2015. At left is Ambassador of Greece to the United States Christos Panagopoulos. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

Vice President Joe Biden gestures to the audience to sit down while receiving applause after being given the Athenagoras Human Rights Award from The Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in Manhattan, New York October 17, 2015....more

Vice President Joe Biden gestures to the audience to sit down while receiving applause after being given the Athenagoras Human Rights Award from The Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in Manhattan, New York October 17, 2015. At left is Ambassador of Greece to the United States Christos Panagopoulos. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz
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Vice President Joe Biden stands behind reporters as President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon make statements after their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Vice President Joe Biden stands behind reporters as President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon make statements after their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Vice President Joe Biden stands behind reporters as President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon make statements after their meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, August 4, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Vice President Joseph Biden places his hand on his heart as the casket of his son is carried into the church before a funeral mass for former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Delaware June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

Vice President Joseph Biden places his hand on his heart as the casket of his son is carried into the church before a funeral mass for former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Delaware June 6, 2015....more

Vice President Joseph Biden places his hand on his heart as the casket of his son is carried into the church before a funeral mass for former Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Wilmington, Delaware June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
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Vice President Joe Biden announces he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance with his wife Jill (R) in Rose Garden of the White House in Washington October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Vice President Joe Biden announces he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance with his wife Jill (R) in Rose Garden of the White House in Washington October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Vice President Joe Biden announces he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance with his wife Jill (R) in Rose Garden of the White House in Washington October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton welcomes Vice President Joe Biden as he disembarks from Air Force Two for a joint campaign event in Scranton, Pennsylvania, August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton welcomes Vice President Joe Biden as he disembarks from Air Force Two for a joint campaign event in Scranton, Pennsylvania, August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton welcomes Vice President Joe Biden as he disembarks from Air Force Two for a joint campaign event in Scranton, Pennsylvania, August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller
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Former Vice President Joe Biden poses for a selfie after addressing the International Association of Fire Fighters in Washington, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former Vice President Joe Biden poses for a selfie after addressing the International Association of Fire Fighters in Washington, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Former Vice President Joe Biden poses for a selfie after addressing the International Association of Fire Fighters in Washington, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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