Dispatch from the Front: The Week of September 3

President Obama holds a campaign event today in Toledo, Ohio.  From Toledo, he travels to New Orleans to view the hurricane damage and response.  On Tuesday, he will campaign in Norfolk, Virginia.  The President departs on Wednesday for the Democratic National Convention, where he will give his acceptance speech on Thursday.

Congress is in recess.

Executive Branch: Vice President Biden is in Detroit today to address an AFL-CIO Labor Day event. Secretary of State Clinton is in Indonesia today as part of a trip including visits to Cook Islands, China, Timor-Leste, Brunei, and Russia.

Economic Reports: From The New York Times: “Data will include the Institute for Supply Management manufacturing index for August and construction spending for July (Tuesday); revised second-quarter productivity, Automatic Data Processing employment for August, weekly jobless claims, and the I.S.M. service index for August (Thursday); and unemployment for August (Friday).” More from The Washington Post.

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