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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, apologized Wednesday after making a joke about Joe Biden while the vice president was mourning the death of his son. Charles Dharapak/Associated Press hide caption

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Vice President Biden and House Speaker John Boehner wait for President Obama's State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress in 2012. As vice president, Biden is also leader of the U.S. Senate, but only gets a vote when senators are evenly divided. Saul Loeb/AP hide caption

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Vice President Joe Biden was criticized for coming up from behind and getting too close to Stephanie Carter at her husband's swearing-in ceremony as secretary of defense. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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The vice president, who was on the presidential campaign trail last year in Florida, spent Tuesday calling winning candidates across the country. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Biden at a White House event in October 2011. A new book says President Obama's aides were then studying whether to replace Biden with the former first lady on the 2012 ticket. Kevin Dietsch /UPI /Landov hide caption

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Joe Biden Has History On His Side But Little Else If Hillary Clinton Runs

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Vice President Biden earlier this month during a roundtable discussion on gun control at Girard College in Philadelphia. Tim Shaffer /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Vice President Joe Biden leads the first meeting of the working group to explore solutions following the Newtown shooting with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and other law enforcement leaders on Dec. 20. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Often Written Off, Biden Has Long List Of Deals To His Name

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