Biden meets with U2 frontman Bono at White House

Updated at: 11/13/2012 2:35 PM

(AP) WASHINGTON - 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.

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