Report: Joe Biden to Make 2016 Presidential Decision Within 48 Hours

Vice President Joe Biden speaks after receiving the Athenagoras Human Rights Award from The Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in New York City on October 17. Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Updated | Within the next 48 hours, Vice President Joe Biden is expected to announce whether he will run for president in the 2016 election, two sources familiar with the subject told NBC News.

U.S. Representative Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania on Monday tweeted that "a very good source" close to Biden told him that the vice president will run in next year's election. Dana Bash, chief political correspondent for CNN, said sources told her that Biden associates are scheduling interviews with candidates for potential campaign staff positions.

In recent weeks, Biden has said he won't campaign unless he has sufficient energy and emotional support from his family in the wake of the death of his son, Beau, in May from brain cancer. He has shared publicly his grieving process.

When Biden spoke Saturday at the Athenagoras Human Rights Awards, he didn't mention a possible presidential campaign. But he did quote his son, saying, "Put one foot in front of the other, as my son Beau used to say, just keep moving forward." Biden was the recipient of the award.

This story has been updated to include information from Boyle's and Bash's Twitter accounts.

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