Saturday, August 23, 2008

Politics: And it's Joe Biden!

Aug. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Barack Obama chose Senator Joseph Biden, a Delaware Democrat, to be his vice presidential running mate, selecting one of the party's leading foreign-policy figures and harshest critics of Republican John McCain's national security views.

The Obama campaign sent a text message to supporters at about 3 a.m. New York time announcing the decision. Obama and Biden are scheduled to appear together at a rally in Springfield, Illinois, today at 2 p.m. local time.