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Wednesday in politics: Obama in Nevada, Romney in Iowa, Akin watch continues, and more

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It's a heavy day of campaigning Wednesday. President Barack Obama spends a second day in Nevada and then goes to New York City; Vice President Joe Biden heads to Michigan; Mitt Romney campaigns in Iowa; and Paul Ryan stumps in Virginia and North Carolina.

What will the focus be?

Obama is expected to continue hammering on Romney-Ryan education proposals, and Biden will hit the economy and jobs. (But will Biden work in a zinger? During a campaign stop Tuesday in Minneapolis, he likened Republicans to "squealing pigs.")

Romney and Ryan plan to spend the day emphasizing Obama's proposals on health care, taxes and the debt.

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Obama travels later in the day to New York City for the "Obama Classic" fundraising basketball game. The stars attending include Carmelo Anthony, Vince Carter, Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning. Obama later attends an "All-Star Dinner" co-hosted by Michael Jordan.

Also worth noting: First lady Michelle Obama will be campaigning in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

And then there is this: Will Rep. Todd Akin drop out of the Senate race in Missouri or won't he? So far, despite pressure from high-ranking Republicans, including Mitt Romney, it looks like the answer is "he won't." But this is politics, and Wednesday is another day.

Sources: Yahoo! News, ABC News, Associated Press

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