- -10-02-08 Joe Biden's Finances and Influential Contacts (New York Times)
"There is nothing to suggest Mr. Biden bent any rules in the sale, purchase and financing of his homes. Rather, he appears to have benefited at times from the simple fact of who he is: a United States senator, not just 'Amtrak Joe,' the train-riding everyman that the Obama-Biden campaign has deployed to rally middle-class voters."
"At least by Senate standards, Mr. Biden does not have to try too hard to underscore his relative lack of wealth. He has long shouldered a heavy debt load; he obtained or refinanced mortgages 29 times since he was elected in 1972, and currently owes $730,000 on two mortgages on his home. In addition, he has had several personal loans, including one for up to $50,000 secured by the cash value of six life insurance policies."
"Mr. Biden supplements his $165,000 Senate salary with a stipend from teaching a college course." 10-08
- -10-02-08 Running Mates on Issues (New York Times)
Provides the record on positions of Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin on key social issues. 10-08
- Biden Nominated for Vice President (CBS News)
"Joe Biden was nominated for vice president Wednesday night and declared that the challenges America faces require "more than a good soldier" in the White House, hailing Barack Obama as a wise leader who can deliver the change the nation needs." 08-08
- Biden, Joe (Wikipedia.org)
"Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. ... born November 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Delaware. He is both the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the November 2008 election and a candidate for re-election in the U.S. Senate." 10-08
- Fact Check on the VP Debate (USA Today)
"A look at some of the claims made by Sen. Joe Biden and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in the vice presidential debate Thursday night in St. Louis:" 10-08