dr. biden

Biden facts:

  • First marriage had to overcome fiancees parent’s unhappiness with their daughter marrying a Roman Catholic (which they did)
  • His wife and baby daughter died, and both sons were injured in a crash just weeks after he was elected senator - an election in which he was the underdog, and his campaign was mostly managed by his family with little funding (1972)
  • Wanted to resign in order to care for his sons
  • For his boys’ sake he commuted an hour and a half each morning and evening to Washington DC  so he could see them everyday
  • Hosted barbecues and christmas dinner annually for Amtrak crews
  • Amtrak crews would sometimes hold the last train for a few minutes so he could catch it
  • Never works on December 18th, the day his wife and daughter died
  • after his first election as U.S. senator for Delaware he was re-elected 6 times - usually with around 60% of the vote
  • May 1999 he set the mark for the youngest senator to cast 10,000 votes
  • Ranked as one of the least wealthy members of the senate
  • Was banned in 2008 from receiving Holy Communion by the bishop of his original hometown, Scranton, because of his support for abortion rights
  • Was caught on microphone telling Obama that signing the ACA was “a big fucking deal” during live broadcasts
  • Obama’s daughter Sasha and Biden’s granddaughter Maisy attended the same school together, which helped form the obama-biden friendship
  • Biden’s friendships on the senate floor were often instrumental in passing major legislation
  • In 2015 he reduced his schedule to spend more time with his son Beau, who was fighting and later died from brain cancer  
  • One of only 4 recipients from the last 4 presidents to receive the presidential medal of freedom with distinction 
  • Dr Jill Biden, his wife, is one of only 2 second ladies to continue her day job - teaching at Northern Virginia Community College - and is founder of the Biden Breast Health Initiative (an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer with young women in Delaware) 
  • just a fucking decent dude
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Thank You to President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Malia and Sasha Obama, Bo and Sunny Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden for the grace and dignity you have shown over these past 8 years in the White House. You will be missed. Wishing you all the very best for the next chapters of your lives. 

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So I do photography and I have a Nat Geo MyShot account (the kid version of Nat Geo YourShot, which is like EPIC photography by amateur or less/more people that aren’t very known). One of my photos were chosen in around late fall 2016 to be displayed at the Vice President’s house (at the time T-T Dr. Jill Biden chose it as well as a bunch of other awesome pics by other kids my age from around da world). Yaaaaaaaaaaaay don’t dote on me now

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The 25 Most Touching Photos From President Obama's Farewell Speech

President Barack Obama gave his moving speech that left us in tears and while he said it was an honor to serve us, the true honor has been watching him leave a lifelong impact on America and the world over the last 8 years. As if you haven’t cried enough, here are the photos from Obama’s last address as President of the United Stages that gave us the feels ten times over.

Obama Forever

President Barack Obama arrives to speak at McCormick Place in Chicago, on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, giving his presidential farewell address

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Michelle and Malia watch from the crowd after Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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Jill and Michelle have a sweet moment during Barack Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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Biden gives his signature gesture after Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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Malia, Michelle and Barack Obama beam with pride after Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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Michelle comforts Malia after President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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The crowd expresses their love during Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Obamas (minus Sasha) appear on stage together after Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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Obama interacts with the crowd after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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Barack and Michelle exit the stage after after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Obamas (minus Sasha) embrace each other during an emotional moment after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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We love this touching moment between Michelle and Malia during Obama’s farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago

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President Obama gets teary during his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Obamas and Bidens have a final moment with th crowd during after Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Obamas give a beautiful farewell on stage to supporters after making farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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The Obamas are all smiles after giving his presidential farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Obama greets supporters after his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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President Barack Obama is joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, daughter Malia Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after giving his presidential farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Obama’s empowering speech captivated the crowd after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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President Obama gets emotional during his presidential farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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The President and First Lady embrace in a true display of love after Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama talks with Rev. Jesse Jackson following his farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Michelle hugs Malia onstage after President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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Barack Obama embraces Joe Biden after his farewell address in Chicago, Illinois.

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I watched the State of the Union so you don’t have to
  • Obama: “I’m gonna keep it short this year lol!!” *doesn’t*
  • Uncle Joe Biden stands and claps whenever he can, while Paul Ryan sits and nods like a grim, oddly smug mole
  • Applause after every sentence
  • Standing ovation after every use of the words “troops” or “veterans”
  • A really heartfelt section about not discriminating against Muslims idk i got a lil emotional
  • Random shot of Dr. Jill Biden and the lady sitting next to her is wearing a bedazzled hat (respect)
  • “I’m guessing we won’t agree on healthcare anytime soon”
  • Kim Davis is there?!?!?!? For some reason?!?!?!
  • Several loud ‘boos’ when he talks about curing cancer. why 
  • Mispronounces ‘quagmire’ as ‘quogmire’
  • “Our troops are the finest fighting force in the history of the world” got a standing ovation from both parties even though it’s bullshit
  • “btw i killed bin Laden”
  • “btw i solved ebola”
  • Last few minutes of the speech are about all different Americans who represent hope for the future– okay I’m crying I admit that part got me real bad
  • The speech ends and the news anchors are talking about what this means for the 2016 election before Obama has even left the podium
  • Time goes on i suppose

First Lady Michelle Obama To Appear On NCIS
In support of “Joining Forces”, a nationwide initiative supporting service members, veterans and their families

First Lady Michelle Obama will appear in an NCIS episode in conjunction with “Joining Forces,” a nationwide initiative supporting service members, veterans, and their families, on Tuesday, May 3 at 8/7c on the CBS Television Network.

“Filming inside the White House was a dream come true for the NCIS cast and crew,” Executive Producer Gary Glasberg said. “It was such a pleasure working with First Lady Michelle Obama, and it’s our honor to support the ‘Joining Forces’ initiative and the military families that benefit from it.”

In 2011, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden came together to launch “Joining Forces,” a nationwide initiative calling all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through wellness, education, and employment opportunities.

In the NCIS episode, “Homefront,” First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the wife of a Marine to the White House for a “Joining Forces” roundtable with military spouses. The extras cast in the roundtable scene were actual military spouses.