Biden to Head Task Force on Gun Violence Causes; as Senator, Pushed for Crime-Fighting Aids, Gun Control
Byline: Susan Crabtree, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
President Obama has tasked Vice President Joseph R. Biden with several difficult jobs during their first term, famously dubbing him Sheriff Joe in 2009 and charging him with watching over the distribution of $831 billion in economic stimulus money.
Now the folksy moniker has an even more fitting role to go along with it: Mr. Biden is the president's choice to spearhead the White House's efforts to curb gun violence after Friday's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
On Wednesday, Mr. Obama announced the formation of a task force to examine the myriad causes behind gun violence. Mr. …
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Publication information: Article title: Biden to Head Task Force on Gun Violence Causes; as Senator, Pushed for Crime-Fighting Aids, Gun Control. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: December 20, 2012. Page number: A03. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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