Biden Says He'll Have Wide Role in Administration

Following his new assignment as head of a task force on the middle class, Vice President-elect Joe Biden says he does not intend to take on a narrow, discrete role in any one area of policy in President-elect Barack Obama's new administration.

In an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos that aired today, Biden said he stipulated to Obama in August that he did not want a narrow assignment as VP.

"When Barack Obama, Senator Barack Obama then, talked to me about being his vice president, I said we have to