Joe Biden

President calls for stronger gun laws following recent mass shootings
President calls for stronger gun laws following recent mass shootings
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/16/2013 at 2:38PM

The day after New York passed some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, President Barack Obama signed a package of 23 executive orders that set parameters to reduce gun violence in the wake of several devastating shootings last year. Seeking the recommendations of Vice President Joe Biden, the president put forth a push for background [...]

Obama taps Biden to head task force on gun violence
News Billy Rennison 12/19/2012 at 2:25PM

In an effort to prevent another tragedy like last week’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, President Barack Obama appointed Vice President Joe Biden to head a task force to develop a concrete plan no later than January to curb gun violence in the country. “The fact that we can’t prevent every act of violence, doesn’t mean [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/12/2012 at 8:29AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: A slight chance of showers between noon and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Friday night: Clear, with a low around 41. North wind 9 to 17 mph. Biden and Ryan quarrel aggressively in [...]

St. John’s fencers meet Obama
St. John’s fencers meet Obama
News Terence M. Cullen 9/20/2012 at 7:36AM

They got to travel and compete in London, and now two St. John’s University fencers can add meeting the president to their stat sheet. Seniors Daryl Homer and Dagmara Wozniak met President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden last week as part of the commander in chief’s meeting with USA’s [...]

Obama says same-sex marriage should be legal
News Jay Lane 5/09/2012 at 3:27PM

President Obama said Wednesday that he believes same-sex marriage should be legal. “At a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Obama told ABC’s Robin Roberts in an interview at the White [...]