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Readouts of Vice President Biden's Foreign Leader Calls Aboard Air Force Two

Vice ‎President Joe Biden spoke to Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaci yesterday. The Vice President expressed hope that Kosovo and Serbia could get beyond recent tensions and intensify their efforts to normalize relations through the EU-led Dialogue, in order to improve the lives of the citizens of both nations.</p>

President Obama Grants Commutations

WASHINGTON – Today, the President granted commutation of sentence to 330 individuals:</p>
  • Abdulmuntaqim Ad-Deen – Baltimore, MD
    Offense: Possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; District of Maryland
    Sentence: 235 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (October 8, 2008)

    Commutation Grant: Prison sentence commuted to a term of 180 months’ imprisonment, conditioned upon enrollment in residential drug treatment.

Remarks by Vice President Joe Biden at the World Economic Forum

As Prepared for delivery:</p>

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a great honor to once again address this distinguished forum.

But this year, in these early days of 2017, there’s a palpable uncertainty about the state of our world.

For the members of the media in the audience, I want to make it clear that I am not referring to the imminent transition of power in my country.

Readout of the President's Meeting with his Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Team

This morning, the President assembled senior members of his counterterrorism and homeland security team to review ongoing security planning for the 58th Inauguration. The President commended the comprehensive preparations across the law enforcement and intelligence community and directed that all agencies maintain their high state of vigilance to assure we are best postured to protect the homeland against terrorist threats and individuals radicalized to violence.</p>