Dispatch from the Front: The Week of October 1

President Obama begins his week in Nevada, where he is preparing for Wednesday’s debate with Mitt Romney. On Thursday, the President holds a campaign event in Denver before taking his campaign to Columbus, Ohio. There’s more campaigning on Friday, with an event in Northern Virginia and then in Cleveland.

Executive Branch: Vice President Biden takes part in a program at the Pentagon highlighting the military’s use of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. Secretary of State Clinton remains in New York for meetings in conjunction with the gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, which concludes today.

Federal Courts: The Supreme Court begins its term today and will hear arguments in two cases, including Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum. The NAM’s brief in the case is available here.

Economic Reports: From The New York Times: “Data to be released include the I.S.M. manufacturing index for September and construction spending for August (Monday); A.D.P. employment for September, I.S.M. service index for September (Wednesday); weekly jobless claims (Thursday); and unemployment for September and consumer credit for August (Friday).” More information from The Washington Post.

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