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VP Joe Biden addresses 2012 VP rumors, outsourcing jobs

CREATED Jan 11, 2012 - UPDATED: Jan 11, 2012

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Click to listen to part 1 and part 2 of VP Joe Biden's interview with Wisconsin's Afternoon News.

WASHINGTON D.C.- Vice President Joe Biden is dismissing whispers in Washington that President Obama may choose someone else to run beside him as VP in November.  When asked on Wisconsin's Afternoon News whether he would be the number two on the ticket, Biden said, "Absolutely! There isn't any question about that, there's never been any question."

He responded directly to rumors that President Obama may instead choose Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  "Hillary has no question about it, supports it, I support her as secretary of state and the president has no question about it.

Vice President Biden says the rumors are simply interesting talk for the media.

Meanwhile, President Obama is calling on companies to practice what he's calling "insourcing."

President Obama is unveiling tax proposals aimed at encouraging companies in the United States to keep jobs in the country and VP Biden told Wisconsin's Afternoon News, "It makes no sense to separate their innovation and research departments from their factory floors."

Biden also said, "We're doing everything we can to put them in a position..to make it more attractive to move back home."

President Obama hosted a forum on Insourcing American Jobs Wednesday, calling for rewards for companies that choose to invest or bring jobs back to the US.  He also wants to scrap tax advantages for businesses that move jobs overseas.