Moments ago, the White House announced that Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will head to the Middle East in early March. Here is the official White House press release...

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Vice President

For Immediate Release:

February 15, 2010

Vice President Biden, Dr. Jill Biden to Travel to the Middle East

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden will travel to the Middle East during the week of March 8, 2010. The Vice President will meet with key leaders in Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, and Jordan. During the trip, the Vice President will discuss the full range of bilateral and regional issues. Among others, the Vice President will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority President Abbas, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Fayyad, Egyptian President Mubarak, and Jordanian King Abdullah.

Additional details about the Vice President and Dr. Biden's trip will be released at a later date.