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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:30 pm

Biden meets with U2 frontman Bono at White House

The Associated Press

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden has met with U2 frontman Bono to discuss global development, AIDS and efforts to fight poverty.

The singer and activist has been a leading advocate for Africa, drawing attention to issues ranging from poverty and hunger to AIDS.

Spokesman Jay Carney joked that Bono and Jim Messina - President Barack Obama's campaign manager - were forming a new band. Messina also visited the White House on Tuesday. Carney says Obama did not meet with Bono.