Wednesday in politics: Obama in Nevada, Romney in Florida, and more

Phil Pruitt
September 12, 2012

The race for the White House gets back up to speed Wednesday after pausing Tuesday to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

President Barack Obama heads to Nevada to campaign for that battleground state's six Electoral Votes, while former President Bill Clinton spends a second day in Florida trying to secure that state's 29 Electoral Votes for Obama. Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden will be in Ohio. Electoral Votes at stake in The Buckeye State? 18.

Mitt Romney and Ann Romney also will be campaigning in Florida, and running mate Paul Ryan will be stumping in Wisconsin (10 Electoral Votes) and Ohio.

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What to listen for? There probably will be more exchanges between the Romney and Obama campaigns regarding Tuesday's violence in Egypt and Libya.

Back in Washington, the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee convenes a two-day meeting to decide whether further action is needed to stimulate the economy. The decision will come Thursday.

And then there is this: Wednesday marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy proclaimed in a speech at Rice University in Houston, "We choose to go to the moon in this decade."

And this: Golf great Arnold Palmer will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday at a bipartisan ceremony hosted by House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, and other Members of Congress.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press