Obama Calls on Biden to Find Cancer Cure


obama bidenPresident Barack Obama announced a national effort to find a cure for cancer during his final State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

Obama also called on Vice President Joe Biden to lead the initiative.

“Last year, Vice President Biden said that with a new moonshot, America can cure cancer,” he said. “Because he’s gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past 40 years, I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control.”

Biden has pushed for an end to cancer after losing his oldest son, Beau, last year to brain cancer.

Just hours before, a group of biotech companies, drugmakers, doctors and researchers announced a coalition called the Cancer MoonShot2020, which references Biden’s speech last October when he pledged a “moon shot” to end cancer. Read more at The Hill.

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  1. Whats lost in this story and I have not yet seen reported is the Vice Presidents reaction to this. It was hysterical to see. As President Obama is announcing this and pointing to Vice President Biden, if you read the Vice Presidents lips you can clearly see he is talking to the Speaker of the house and saying he knows nothing about this and its the first he is hearing of it. Gotta love our Country when our commander in chief announces a new initiative to the world and as he is handing over that job to his 2nd in command there was no prior communication. This is how our country is run. Not sure if we should laugh or cry.