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Joe Biden offers a new account of his role in the Bin Laden raid

Joe Biden offers a new account of his role in the Bin Laden raid

Joe Biden used a Washington forum on the vice presidency Tuesday to highlight his close relationship with President Obama that would be at the heart of Biden’s potential presidential campaign, even offering a fresh account of his counsel to Obama about targeting Osama bin Laden.

Through that anecdote and other remarks, Biden drew an implicit contrast with would-be rivals, primarily Hillary Rodham Clinton, in underscoring his singular closeness to Obama. But Biden’s comments, while easily interpreted as politically infused given the ongoing speculation over whether he’ll run, were in keeping with the spirit of the event -- a tribute to how Walter Mondale, Jimmy...

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