All the Times Joe Biden Was About to Decide Whether He's Running for President

Will Joe Biden to run for president? The political world has been wondering for months. Considering what he's been through this year, it's understandable that he's having a tough time deciding — but at this point, it's getting pretty absurd. Here are some of the past timetables that have been floated in the press. Full story: http://bit.ly/1LGMnyn
  1. June 17, 2015
    When will Biden decide? By August 1. According to whom? "Two Democratic sources who have been in contact with his family," per US News & World Report.
  2. June 18, 2015
    When will Biden decide? "At the end of the summer, targeted for September." According to whom? "People close to Biden," per the Huffington Post.
  3. August 1, 2015
    When will Biden decide? Expected by early September. According to whom? "Confidants," per the New York Times.
  4. August 8, 2015
    When will Biden decide? A decision is expected shortly after he returns from a vacation that ends August 13. According to whom? "His aides and supporters," per the Associated Press.
  5. September 4, 2015
    When will Biden decide? His plans "could remain unsettled well into the fall." According to whom? Biden himself, per the Wall Street Journal.
  6. September 10, 2015
    When will Biden decide? He's extended his timetable to "late September or early October, or possibly even later." According to whom? "Biden's aides," per AP.
  7. October 1, 2015
    When will Biden decide? "Likely" in "the second half of October." According to whom? "people close to him," per CNN.
  8. October 3, 2015
    When will Biden decide? "As early as within the next seven to 10 days" (hyped in headline as "in the next week"). According to whom? "Three people familiar with his deliberations," per CBS News.
  9. October 5, 2015
    When will Biden decide? "Next weekend, or shortly thereafter" (hyped in headline as "weekend decision"). According to whom? "Confidants," per Politico.
  10. October 6, 2015 (mid-afternoon)
    When will Biden decide? "Announcement that he's in race could leak out Sunday or Monday." According to whom? "Bidenworld," per New York magazine's Gabriel Sherman.
  11. October 6, 2015 (late afternoon)
    When will Biden decide? "In the coming days," and "signs point to him running," though he "could still pull back." According to whom? "People familiar with the matter," per the Wall Street Journal.
  12. October 19, 2015 (early morning)
    When will Biden decide? It "could come within 48 hours." According to whom? "Two sources," per NBC News.
  13. October 19, 2015 (mid-morning)
    When will Biden decide? The timing of when he'd announce isn't clear, but "Vice President Biden is likely to run." According to whom? "Three solid sources," per Fox News.
  14. October 19, 2015 (mid-afternoon)
    When will Biden decide? He's "genuinely undecided" and there's no timeline for a decision, but "time is nigh." According to whom? "A person involved in" Biden's deliberations, per ABC News's Jonathan Karl.