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Due to an unfortunate (and no doubt accidental) error of timing, the news of a nearly quarter-million-dollar federal fine levied against the vice president of the United States, Joe "What Checks?" Biden, was announced Friday — a hot summer day when hardly anyone was paying attention to anything but the tempting weekend at the next exit.
The lifetime politician himself was off raising money for Democrats in Nashville at the time, and the president, Barack Obama, was out of town on another family vacation not on the gulf coast. Biden returns to the political money-raising trail again this week. Democrat vice president Joe Biden really likes ice cream cones
As a public service to the many readers gripped by the personal tale of the man who became a senator from tiny little Delaware when Obama was a mere sixth-grader, The Ticket is publishing news of the campaign’s fine this morning after a weekend of safe-keeping.
The Federal Election Commission announced that after an audit of Biden’s notoriously unsuccessful presidential campaign of 2007-08, during which he accepted more than $2 million in federal funds, the agency was fining him $219,000. Biden finished fifth in the Iowa caucuses.
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