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Joe Biden to Receive Bipartisan Leadership Award

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    Joe Biden to Receive Bipartisan Leadership Award
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    Joe Biden added a former Rod Blagojevich staffer to his campaign efforts.

    Less than two months after former Vice President Joe Biden received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he will receive an award on Wednesday from a bipartisan think tank.

    Biden is set to receive the Bipartisan Policy Center's Congressional Patriot Award.

    "The award recognizes leaders who demonstrate political courage and exceptional leadership throughout their careers, even in the most partisan of times," the D.C. organization said in a statement.

    Former President Barack Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Jan. 12, praising him as an "extraordinary man with an extraordinary career in public service." With tears in his eyes, Biden appeared stunned. The White House ceremony had been billed only as a tribute to the outgoing vice president.

    Biden is set to receive the Congressional Patriot Award at the Newseum's Knight Conference Center. The event is set to begin at 5:30 p.m., and Biden is expected to speak after 7 p.m.

    The Bipartisan Policy Center bills itself the only D.C. think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship.