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Joe Biden Hosts 'Dos De Mayo' Party

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Joe Biden got the Cinco de Mayo celebration started a few days early with a small "Dos de Mayo" gathering at the vice president's residence in D.C. The 40-person guest list included Mexico's ambassador to the U.S.—whom Biden had serving drinks—and several Mexican-American leaders, including Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis. Despite noting that it's "bad luck" for the Irish to make toasts, and that he could hear his grandfather saying, "Don't do it, Joey," Biden threw caution to the wind and raised his glass declaring, "To friendship, to Mexico and America, Happy Cinco de Mayo."