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Who is Joe Biden

Joe Biden is an American politician and also the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009. He contested the 2020 Presidential polls against Donald Trump, along with Kamala Harris as his running mate.

Biden, 77, was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1942. In 1972, at the age 29, he became one of the youngest people ever elected to the US Senate. He went on to serve as a six-term senator from Delaware.
 
His early presidential activity centered around proposing, lobbying for, and signing into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to speed up the United States' recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing recession, as well as a series of executive orders. Biden's orders addressed the pandemic and reversed several Trump administration policies, which included rejoining the Paris Agreement on climate change and reaffirming protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. In April 2021, Biden announced the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by September 2021.

Joe Biden's early life
 
Biden was born November 20, 1942 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1961. Biden has a stutter, which has improved since his early twenties. He says he reduced it by reciting poetry before a mirror. On August 27, 1966, Biden married Neilia Hunter (1942–1972), a student at Syracuse University. In 1968, Biden earned a Juris Doctor from Syracuse University College of Law. In 1969, Biden practiced law first as a public defender and then at a firm headed by a locally active Democrat who named him to the Democratic Forum, a group trying to reform and revitalize the state party.
 
In 1970, Biden ran for the 4th district seat on the New Castle County Council on a liberal platform that included support for public housing in the suburbs. He won the general election by defeating Republican Lawrence T Messick, and took office on January 5, 1971. In 1972, Biden defeated Republican incumbent J Caleb Boggs to become the junior US senator from Delaware. At the time of his election, he was still 29 years old, but reached the constitutionally required age of 30 before he was sworn in as Senator. On December 18, 1972, a few weeks after the election, Biden's wife Neilia and one-year-old daughter Naomi were killed in an automobile accident while Christmas shopping in Hockessin, Delaware. The accident had filled him with anger and religious doubt. Biden’s oldest son, Beau, died of brain cancer in 2015.
 
Biden credits his second wife, teacher Jill Tracy Jacobs, with the renewal of his interest in politics and life.
 
Joe Biden's political life
 
Joe Biden’s life in politics has been marked from its inception by its seismographic lurching from success to setback. Victories were followed by unthinkable personal tragedy. Self-inflicted wounds crippled nascent campaigns. And yet he has survived—36 years in the Senate, eight years in the Obama administration—becoming along the way the ultimate political wingman and the nation’s unofficial consoler in chief. 
 
In 1987, he ran for president for the first time. He quit the race after it was revealed he incorporated into a speech of his parts of a speech by British Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock—falsely referring to ancestors of his who worked in the coal mines.
 
In 2008, Biden ran for president a second time but dropped out after coming in fifth in the Iowa caucus. Seven months later, Barack Obama selected him as his running mate.
 
He considered running for president in 2016, but Obama persuaded him not to, believing Hillary Clinton had a better chance to defeat the Republican nominee.
 
2020 US Presidential elections
 
On April 25, 2019, Biden announced his candidacy for President of the United States. Biden’s candidacy was built from the beginning around 3 pillars: the battle for the soul of our nation, the need to rebuild our middle class — the backbone of our country, and a call for unity, to act as One America. It was a message that would only gain more resonance in 2020 as we confront a pandemic, an economic crisis, urgent calls for racial justice, and the existential threat of climate change.
 

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