May 7, 2013 — History says that if a sitting vice president wants to succeed his retiring boss, the nomination is usually his. Think: Nixon '60, Humphrey '68, Bush '88, Gore '00. But history may not help Joe Biden in 2016.
Apr 30, 2010 — Fifty-four years ago today, Sen. Alben Barkley of Kentucky, who served as vice president under Harry Truman from 1949-53, died of a heart attack. He was 78 years old.