(CNN) – Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who's playing the role of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in President Barack Obama's debate preparations, will join the president in Nevada this week, according to an Obama re-election campaign official.
The president travels to Nevada on Sunday, where he'll hold an evening rally. Obama will stay in Nevada to prepare for the debates before flying to Denver on Wednesday for the first debate.
(CNN) - When President Barack Obama heads to Henderson, Nevada, on Sunday for several days of debate preparations, the campaign trail won't be far behind him.
Ann Romney, the wife of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, will hold a rally on Monday in the city, her husband's campaign announced Saturday.
(CNN) - GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spend Saturday off the campaign trail, but their running mates are stumping in several battleground states.
GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan begins the day in New Hampshire, then heads to Ohio, while Vice President Joe Biden holds a rally in Florida.
See a schedule of the day's events after the jump.
Derry, New Hampshire (CNN) - Good morning from the Granite State, where Republican vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan is about to speak to a crowd of supporters.
Ryan's event at an academy in southern New Hampshire is also the location of a state GOP convention later Saturday.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama highlighted the housing crisis of 2007 and 2008 in his weekly address Saturday, calling on Congress to act and pass a mortgage refinance measure.
Meanwhile, Republicans introduced Vernon Parker from Arizona, who is running for Congress, and spoke on the jobs plans the party supports.
Tamarac, Florida (CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden launched a new line of attacks on Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on Friday, dismissing the Republican vice presidential nominee as "that guy" and asking an audience who it would believe on the critical issue of Medicare.
Romney's campaign described the attacks as false and warned they would backfire.
(CNN) - The Republican National Committee said this week it has cut ties with a consulting firm that Florida election officials say may have filed falsified voter registration paperwork.
Palm Beach County, Florida, Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher told CNN that her office has called into question as many as 106 voter registration applications that were turned in by someone connected to Strategic Allied Consulting. Fred Petti, an attorney for the firm, said the employee involved in the questionable signatures was "fired immediately."
(CNN) – Sen. Claire McCaskill fired back Friday at Rep. Todd Akin over his recent characterization of her as less "ladylike" in the pair’s current senatorial election than she was in her last, dismissing her Republican foe as an outlier even in right-wing circles.
"I was speechless," the senator said in an interview with MSNBC, referring to Akin’s latest comments. "I mean, this is somebody who does make Michele Bachmann look like a hippie. He is that far on the fringe."
Fort Myers, Florida (CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will attempt to be one of the first voices to react to Wednesday's first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
In localized e-mails being sent out to supporters, Obama for America deputy campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon cast out invitations to debate watch parties across the country.
New York (CNNMoney) - The White House on Friday told government contractors worried about fiscal cliff spending cuts to hold off on warning employees about possible layoffs.
The government said it would cover legal costs if contractors are forced to slash their payrolls because of the looming $109 billion in automatic cuts next year and are alleged to have violated the WARN Act.