Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Religion: Roman Catholic
Areas of interest:
politics & government
Political office: Before his election as vice president in 2008, Biden served in the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Delaware.
Things Donald Trump has called him: not very bright
Personal social network: Much of Biden's Muckety comes from political connections. His power base is his roles as vice president in the Obama administration and former U.S. senator.
He is listed in the Muckety 400.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. personal relations:
Ashley Biden - daughter
Beau Biden (deceased) - son
James Biden - brother
Jean Biden (deceased) - son
Jill Biden - spouse
Naomi Biden - daughter
Valerie Biden-Owens - sister
R. Hunter Biden - son
Missy Owens - niece
Other current Joseph R. Biden Jr. relationships:
Biden Foundation - co-founder
Joseph R. Biden Jr. past relationships:
1988 Joseph R. Biden Jr. presidential campaign - unsuccessful candidate
2005 Bankruptcy Law - supported
2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign - vice presidential candidate
2008 Joe Biden presidential campaign - candidate
2012 Barack Obama presidential campaign - vice presidential candidate
2016 Democratic National Convention - speaker
2016 presidential election - potential presidential candidate
Barack Obama administration - vice president
Max S. Baucus - guest at 2011 wedding
Kate Bedingfield - communications director
Jared Bernstein - economic policy adviser
Neilia Hunter Biden (deceased) - spouse
Antony Blinken - national security adviser
James Carney - communications director
DC Muckety: 2009 power couples - named
Democratic power couples, 2013 - listed
Michael C. Donilon - senior adviser, counselor
Financial markets bailout bill (Senate-10/1/08) - voted for
Mark H. Gitenstein - aide
Michael Haltzel - senior foreign policy adviser
Anita F. Hill - presided over 1991 testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee
Alan L. Hoffman - deputy chief of staff
Cynthia Hogan - counsel
Edward E. Kaufman - chief of staff
Neil Kinnock - plagiarized speech
Ronald A. Klain - chief of staff
Evelyn S. Lieberman (deceased) - press secretary
Brian McKeon - legislative assistant for foreign policy & defense
Terrell McSweeny - deputy chief of staff
Shailagh Murray - communications director
Danny OBrien - chief of staff
William Oldaker - fundraiser
Bruce Reed - chief of staff
Steven J. Ricchetti - chief of staff
Eric Rosen - Judiciary Committee counsel
James P. Rubin - senior foreign policy adviser
Evan Ryan - public liaison and assistant for governmental affairs
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations - chairman
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall - foreign affairs & defense policy adviser
Lawrence R. Silverman - special adviser for Europe & Russia
Smithsonian Institution - regent
Jake Sullivan - national security adviser
Thomas Udall - legislative aide
Unite Our States - PAC founder
United States - vice president
U.S. Senate - former senators - B - senator
Dale Wentz - campaigned for
Pete Wentz Sr. - campaigned for
White House state dinner (11/24/2009) - invited guest
White House state dinner (3/14/2012) - invited guest
World Economic Forum 2016 - speaker
World Economic Forum 2017 - speaker
Additional Muckety map information sources:
Le Mars Daily Sentinel;
New York Observer;
New York Times;
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Muckety news stories featuring Joseph R. Biden Jr.
Unless violence erupts, or one of the debaters renounces his running mate, Thursday's vice presidential debate will likely have little impact on the election.
October 10, 2012
A large hole in the resume of Cathleen P. Black, whose recent three-month stint as chancellor of New York City public schools was marked by controversy, was that all of her education had been in private schools.
April 19, 2011
Just when you thought R. Hunter Biden's retirement as a lobbyist had removed the possibility his business dealings might embarrass his father, comes a report that he and his uncle had business ties with Texas financier R. Allen Stanford.
February 25, 2009
Her husband has a new job, but Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., is continuing to do her old job, albeit at a different location.
January 29, 2009
Hunter Biden, the lobbyist son of Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joseph Biden, has quit the business in an apparent effort to shield his father and his father's running-mate, Barack Obama, from negative political fallout.
September 12, 2008
It's not always that candidates for president or vice president have children who are serving in the military during wartime. But the 2008 election will be decidedly different.
August 30, 2008
R. Hunter Biden's work as a lobbyist and hedge fund principal has created some awkward moments for Joe Biden, just as the Democratic vice-presidential nominee is emphasizing his working-class origins and how he has tackled moneyed interests on behalf of ordinary Americans.
August 28, 2008
Barack Obama obviously didn't choose Joe Biden as his running mate to gain electoral votes. Delaware has just three.
August 23, 2008
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden wait for their lunch at Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, VA. May 5, 2009
Source: White House