CONCORD, N.H. -- What is it with Joe Biden and his mouth?
And today he may have offered another stretch of the truth.
On this morning's New Hampshire Public Radio, Biden claimed he was in "third or fourth in all the polls in the early states."
Of course, in every New Hampshire poll since the spring John Edwards and Bill Richardson have been third and fourth and the same is true in Iowa. The only place where he has been consistently in fourth place in South Carolina.
(UPDATE: The Biden campaign responded to this post with an email showing a few polls that were not on the Real Clear Politics poll page, some of which have been panned for bad results. These polls showed him in fourth place in Iowa and one in New Hampshire, though none in third.)
Maybe it's just wishful thinking on his part.
State Rep. Dan Eaton, who chairs the Cheshire County Democrats, endorsed Joe Biden's presidential campaign today.
Eaton, a leader in the state house, will be a co-chair for Biden's New Hampshire campaign.
GOFFSTOWN, N.H. -- Democratic presidential candidates Bill Richardson and Joe Biden each spoke about the escalating situation in Pakistan, where the president there has declared a state of emergency.
Both were at a conference sponsored by the bi-partisan Center for Global Engagement at the Saint Anselm College Institute of Politics.
Both Richardson and Biden compared the situation in Pakistan to that of Iran in the late 1970s where the government eventually took American hostages. They said that to avoid that situation President Bush must reach out to moderate elements in Pakistan and encourage them not to support a more radical government, as is the threat if President Pervez Musharraf were to leave power.
For Biden the speech was billed as a major foriegn policy address and outlined short-term, near-term, and long-term goals.
Biden said he called Musharraf as well as opposition leader Benazir Bhutto. He said the felt Musharraf understood "the consequences for his country and for relations with the United States if he does not return Pakistan to the path of democracy."
HANOVER, N.H. -- Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will use a vote in the US Senate today on his Iraq resolution to point out that he has the leadership to be president during tonight's debate, his pollster says.
The Iraq resolution calling for a partition of the country into three segments passed the Senate today 75-23.
It is the first time the Senate has reached a bi-partisan consensus on Iraq policy in over a year.
"This vote was huge," said Biden pollster Celinda Lake in an interview. "It shows that Biden is leading on the most critical issue in the campaign."
Lake's polling shows Iraq is three or four times more important than other issues like the economy or healthcare among Democratic primary voters.
"They see Iraq as a boulder in the the road," Lake said. "They think that unless we solve Iraq we just won't have the money to do the other things we want to."
NASHUA, N.H. -- Delaware Senator Joe Biden released a three-point plan in Nashua today aimed at helping veterans.
At the Nashua Rotary Club, Biden said that if he is elected president he would commit to fully fund all health care for veterans (including those with post-traumatic stress disorder). He would also reform the handling of disability claims and assist with job placement for veterans.
In addition to his speech Biden also met with veterans in Tilton and Manchester.
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- State Representative Steve Shurtleff, a Penacook Democrat, endorsed Joe Biden's presidential campaign where he will also work as a staffer.
Shurtleff will serve as a Regional Field Director for Merrimack County and the Lakes Region for the campaign and also give advice on veterans' issues.
Currently he serves as the Assistant Democratic leader in the New Hampshire House. In 2006, he worked alongside Biden's state director, Jim Ryan, on the Committee to Elect House Democrats.
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Senator Joe Biden's presidential campaign has hired four additional field staffers in New Hampshire aimed at organizing volunteers and gaining additional supporters.
Julia Barnes, who has worked in New Hampshire for former Congressman Paul Hodes, will concentrate on populous Hillsborough County. Kristin Stewart, who worked last year with Franklin Democrats, will focus on Concord and the Lakes Region.
Nick Collins, son of former Massachusetts state Representative Jim Collins, will serve in Rockingham and Strafford counties, and John Hayden, of Kentucky, will work in the state's North Country.
Joe Biden's presidential campaign picked up support from a former mayor and former state Senator from New Hampshire's Seacoast region.
Former Portsmouth Mayor Eileen Foley and former state Senator Bob Preston, of Hampton, are supporting Biden.
Foley served as mayor for 16 years while Preston was in the senate for 18 years where he rose to the rank of Democratic Leader.
Joe Biden's presidential campaign today named three members to a newly formed "New Hampshire First Responders for Biden" group.
Heading up the group are state Representative and Police Sergeant Mark Preston, Manchester Fire Commissioner and state Representative Robert Haley, and Detective Steve Arnold, former President of the New Hampshire Police Association.
The campaign says the trio will reach out to other first responders in the state to support Biden.
Joe Biden's campaign announced that Milford Democratic activist Ron Pieper will lead their New Hampshire Steering Committee.
Pieper is chair of the Milford Democratic Committee.
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- After months of courting, state Representative Jim Ryan, a Franklin Democrat, will become Joe Biden's a senior adviser to New Hampshire campaign.
In the 2006 elections, Ryan was in charge of recruiting 400 candidates for the state House of Representatives, setting the stage for winning a majority.
Plenty of political wags will be talking about the meaning of a house party that state Senator Lou D'Allesandro, a Manchester Democrat, will be hosting for Senator Joe Biden next Friday.
Ahead of the Democratic debate on Sunday, Biden will be the guest of D'Allesandro, viewed as one of the biggest endorsements in the state.
While it may not necessarily indicate that he is going with Biden, it raises the possibility that D'Allesandro may not stick with John Edwards, who he backed in 2004.
Respected New Hampshire Democratic Party operative Heidi Mitchell will become Joe Biden's deputy state director in New Hampshire for his presidential campaign.
Mitchell was the architect of the Democratic takeover in the New Hampshire House, something that last occurred a generation ago.
In 2004, she worked for John Edwards.
Biden still has not selected a state director.
US Senator Joseph Biden, a Delaware Democrat, will make two presidential campaign stops in New Hampshire Saturday.
Biden is scheduled to attend a house party in Concord and a town hall meeting in Laconia.
HENNIKER, N.H. – Delaware Senator Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate, says if his plan to de-authorize force in Iraq doesn’t get the necessary votes he would “do it again.”
Yesterday, Biden told The Associated Press that his plan – which essentially revokes the 2002 vote authorizing force – would probably not get 60 votes in the Senate in order to head off a Republican filibuster.
In an interview with the Globe, Biden said that doesn’t mean he will stop pushing the idea.
“It is not like we are going to stop,” said Biden. "What you do is awaken public awareness to reasonable alternatives and then you hope it puts pressure on our Republican colleagues so we can change course.”
At a town hall meeting attended mainly by college students, Biden asked rhetorically why he was the only candidate to offer a comprehensive plan on Iraq.
“Why am I the only candidate in either party to stand up and give a very detailed plan?” asked the crowd of about 100 at New England College. “I was told by a lot of people that it is politically dangerous to do it, but I want to win or lose this race on my own terms.”
Many of Biden’s rivals for the Democratic nomination have offered broad positions, but none has laid out a plan in such detail.
Senator Joe Biden canceled his trip to New Hampshire on Monday due to a scheduled Senate vote on an Iraq resolution.
Biden was scheduled speak to the Rochester Rotary Club, at the University of New Hampshire, and at a town hall meeting in Dover.
Biden is the second presidential candidate to cancel a trip to the state this week. Senator Hillary Clinton canceled her trip to New Hampshire this weekend due to the death of former President Bill Clinton's stepfather.
Delaware Senator Joe Biden, who today filed papers seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said he meant no disrespect when he described Senator Barack Obama as the first African-American who was “articulate and bright and clean”
In a national conference call with reporters Wednesday afternoon, Biden rejected the notion that his comment was racist.
“No one is going to misunderstand,'' Biden said. He went on to describe Obama as a “special guy” who has “come a long way.”
In the New York Observer Wednesday, Biden criticized Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards.
He said none of them talked about Iraq or offered an exit plan until they entered the presidential race. All three are polling better than Biden.
Senator Joe Biden, a Delaware Democrat, said in an interview Friday that he is preparing for a second run for the White House.
Biden said on CNN he will form a presidential committee with the Federal Elections Committee on Wednesday.
While he is considered a long shot the nomination he has been receiving good reviews in South Carolina.
Delaware Senator Joe Biden, who is considering a bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, will return to New Hampshire Dec. 16 to attend a holiday party, the Boston Globe has learned.
Biden is the special guest at the Merrimack County Holiday Party at the home of state representative Chris Hamm in Hopkinton.
In October, Biden campaigned alongside Congressman-elect Paul Hodes in Concord.