Dispatch from the Front: The Week of August 20

President Obama conducts interviews at the White House with local media from California, Florida and Virginia today. On Tuesday, it’s back to the campaign trail, with visits to swing states Ohio and Nevada. Wednesday includes campaign stops in Las Vegas and New York City.

The House and Senate are in recess.

Executive Branch: Vice President Biden is meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the Vice President’s residence this afternoon. On Tuesday, Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank meets with manufacturers in Allentown, Pa.

Economic Reports: From The New York Times: “Chicago Fed National Activity Index for July (Monday); existing home sales for July and Federal Open Market Committee minutes for August meeting (Wednesday); new home sales for July and weekly jobless claims (Thursday); durable goods orders for July (Friday).” More information from The Washington Post.

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