Second fiddle for now, Vice President Biden seeks central place in Obama's sphere of influence

  • by: JOSH LEDERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: November 27, 2013 - 12:25 PM

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders for an urgent meeting last month, at the height of a fiscal crisis, Joe Biden wasn't initially mentioned as a participant. The vice president's staff quickly followed up with reporters, in case any had been wondering: Biden would be there, too.

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