Biden in Delaware with ill mother

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2008 file photo, then-Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., talks with his mother, Jean, during a visit of his childhood home in Scranton, Pa, Biden's 92-year-old mother has died after becoming seriously ill in recent days. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)

January 7, 2010 12:09:24 PM PST
Vice President Joe Biden has left Washington to spend time with his ailing elderly mother.