Wednesday in politics: Romney has first public event since ‘victims’ video release, and more

Phil Pruitt

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have no campaign events on their schedules Wednesday, but Mitt Romney will be campaigning in Florida and running mate Paul Ryan will be stumping in Virginia.

Romney's swing through Florida will mark his first public events since the "victims" video was released earlier this week. Campaign aides said Tuesday that Romney was remaining "focused," and the candidate stood behind remarks he made on the video in an interview with Fox News' Neil Cavuto.

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Obama will be at the White House in the classic presidential role of receiving credentials from new foreign ambassadors. Earlier he and the vice president will meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and have lunch together.

First lady Michelle Obama will be out campaigning on Wednesday. She's heading to North Carolina.

On Capitol Hill, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will meet privately with members of the Senate Committee on Finance to discuss the so-called "fiscal cliff" set for the end of the year. Bernanke warned last week that the U.S. economic recovery could be at risk if the "fiscal cliff" went ahead.

And then there is this: Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a pro-democracy campaigner who was kept under house arrest for years, is due to receive the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday.

Sources: Yahoo! News, CNN, Associated Press