Poll- Missouri Democrats Not Settled on A Presidential Nominee
September 21, 2015

Missouri’s Democratic primary voters have not settled in on a candidate for president, according to a new poll of likely Democratic voters in the 2016 Missouri primary.
The survey, conducted by the Republican-leaning Remington Research group for the political website Missouri Scout, shows former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading the Democratic field.
The survey, however, indicates Clinton has not locked up the Show-Me state.
If the March, 2016 primary were held today, according to the poll::
Hillary Clinton: 36%
Joe Biden 22%
Bernie Sanders 18%
Undecided 25%

Remington says it polled 1,589 likely Democratic primary voters on September 18-19. It has a margin of error of 2.4%
Clinton’s highest numbers come from the Cape Girardeau and St. Louis areas,; 37%.
She has 36% of the Kansas City market vote.
St. Louis and Kansas City make up well over half of the state’s Democratic vote.
Vice President Joe Biden performs best in the Hannibal area of northeast Missouri; 32%
Senator Sander’s stronghold is the University town of Columbia, 24%

In other Missouri primary races:>
Lt. Governor:
Russ Carnahan 48%
Brad Brahshaw 11%
Tommie Pierson 7%
Undecided 37%

Attorney General:
Teresa Hensley: 27%
Jake Zimmerman 23%
Undecided 51%

Judy Baker 28%
Pat Contreras 15%
Undecided 58%

Biden Pledges VA Improvements at VFW Convention at StL
July 21, 2014

(AP) – Vice President Joe Biden told veterans gathered in St. Louis on Monday that the Obama administration won’t rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department get fixed.

Biden spoke at a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He said the country has learned that there are “many, many” things that must be done to fix the VA.

Biden said acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson will speak in depth Tuesday about the VA’s difficult condition and what’s being done to correct it. Gibson is also scheduled to visit the St. Louis VA hospital Tuesday afternoon.

The St. Louis facility has been the subject of scrutiny after a federal whistleblower, the former chief of psychiatry, said psychiatrists and psychologists were seeing too few patients, adding to long wait times for veterans. The VA has said it is investigating the claim

Dole Says Age May Be Issue for Clinton as it Was for Him
June 6, 2014

Former GOP Presidential candidate and Kansas Senator Bon Dole talked to Politico recently about his take on the political landscape.
Here is some of what he said:
“* Whether age is a fair issue in presidential elections: Fair or not, Dole said the subject is as in-bounds for the 2016 Democratic field as it was for him in 1996, when he ran at the age of 73. “We had signs, ‘Dole in ’96,’ and the Democrats in some areas changed it to ‘Dole is ’96,’” he recalled. “Hillary will be, what, 69? Age can be a factor. I think it was in my race, and it’ll be in hers.”
* His own decision to resign from the Senate in 1996: Dole said he never regrets his choice to step down amid the campaign – or only “rarely, not really.” But he admitted to missing the day-to-day give and take of the Capitol, at least on occasion. “Oh, you know, I kind of miss that. When I’m in the office and there’s something red-hot going on in Congress,” Dole said. “I don’t say it was fun, but it was interesting to be, sort of, in the eye of the storm.” Upon further reflection, he allowed: “Yeah, I miss that.”
* Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden: “Do I think she’d be tough?” Dole asked. “I think, with Bill’s help – he did a pretty decent job. In fact, he did a job on me.” For Biden, he has warmer words and a fond memory. “We’re great friends,” Dole said.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/d-day-bob-dole-world-war-ii-107496.html#ixzz33s2waCNf

Obama & Clinton Do Joint Interview Today, On 60 Minutes Sunday
January 25, 2013

Hillary ObamaPolitico:
At the end of a week filled with talk about Joe Biden’s presidential prospects, Barack Obama will sit down for a television interview with … Hillary Clinton.
The joint interview Friday afternoon is set to air Sunday on CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
The outgoing-secretary of State — rumored to be considering a 2016 run of her own — and Obama will tape the interview at the White House with CBS News’s Steve Kroft, sources told POLITICO’s Mike Allen.
This is not only the first joint interview for Obama and Clinton, but it is also the first sit-down television interview that Obama has given with anyone other than first lady Michelle Obama, officials said
Earlier this week, Clinton testified to members of Congress about the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks at U.S. posts overseas, including the one in Benghazi, Libya, where ambassador Chris Stevens was killed.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is set to replace Clinton, who has maintained that she intended to step down after Obama’s first term.
Obama has done more than ten interviews with “60 Minutes” since he first ran for president.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/president-obama-hillary-clinton-interview-on-60-minutes-86713.html#ixzz2Izg24NRC

Obama & Biden Sworn In For 2nd Term
January 20, 2013

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden today officially embarked on their second term, taking the Constitutionally mandated oath of office in two separate private ceremonies inside their homes.

Shortly before noon in the Blue Room of the White House, Obama raised his right hand, with his left on a family Bible, reciting the oath administrated by Chief Justice John Roberts. He was surrounded by immediate family members, including first lady Michelle Obama and daughters, Malia and Sasha.

“I did it,” he said to his daughters after taking the oath.

Biden was sworn in earlier today by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic to administer a presidential oath, in a ceremony at his official residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory. He was joined by more than 120 guests, including cabinet members, extended family and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

Because Jan. 20 — the official date for a new presidential term — falls on a Sunday this year, organizers delayed by one day the traditional public inauguration ceremony and parade down Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Obama and Biden will each repeat the oath on Monday on the west front of the Capitol, surrounded by hundreds of dignitaries and members of Congress. An estimated 800,000 people are expected to gather on the National Mall to witness the moment and inaugural parade to follow.

The dual ceremonies in 2013 means Obama will become the second president in U.S. history to take the presidential oath four times. He was sworn in twice in 2008 out of an abundance of caution after Roberts flubbed the oath of office during the public administration. This year Roberts read from a script.

Franklin Roosevelt was also sworn in four times but, unlike Obama, he was elected four times.

This year will mark the seventh time a president has taken the oath on a Sunday and then again on Monday for ceremonial purposes. Reagan last took the oath on a Sunday in 1985.

Both Obama and Biden took the oath using a special family Bible. Obama used a text that belonged to Michelle Obama’s grandmother LaVaughn Delores Robinson. Biden placed his hand on a 120-year-old book with a Celtic cross on the cover that has been passed down through Biden clan.

The official inaugural activities today also included moments of prayer and remembrance that marked the solemnity of the day.