Dispatch from the Front: The Week of August 27

As Republicans hold their convention in Tampa, President Obama is hitting the campaign trail visiting college towns this week. On Tuesday, the President will hold rallies in Ames, Iowa (Iowa State) and Fort Collins, Colorado (Colorado State). On Wednesday, he will be in Charlottesville, Virginia (University of Virginia).

The House and Senate are in recess.

Executive Branch: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will likely attend the Pacific Island Forum this week in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.

Economic Report: From The New York Times: “Data will include the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller home price index for June and consumer confidence for August (Tuesday); second-quarter gross domestic product (revised), pending home sales for July and the Federal Reserve’s so-called beige book report on current economic conditions (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims, and personal income and spending for July (Thursday); the Chicago purchasing managers index for August, the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for August and factory orders for July (Friday).”


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