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Weekend in politics: Biden in Wisconsin, Romney and Ryan in Ohio, Obama preps, and more

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Vice President Joe Biden, coming off Thursday night's snippy debate with Paul Ryan, campaigns Friday in Ryan's home state of Wisconsin. He'll no doubt continue attacking Ryan's positions, which Biden defined as "malarkey" during the showdown, and he's also certain to flash his toothy smile, which was a repeated bright-white feature Thursday night.

As for Ryan, he heads to the crucial state of Ohio to campaign with Mitt Romney. He, too, is certain to continue Thursday night's quarrel, and with the barrage of statistics about the economy that he employed in the debate — but in his drier, actuarial manner. A toothy smile is not his style.

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Romney will begin the day campaigning in Virginia, and then join Ryan in Ohio. No Republican has ever won the White House without winning Ohio, and Romney and Ryan will still be stumping there on Saturday. At stake: 18 electoral votes.

President Barack Obama has no campaigning on his schedule Friday, unless you count dinner at a Washington, D.C., restaurant with the winners of a campaign contest. On Saturday, Obama heads to Williamsburg, Va., to prep for Tuesday night's second presidential debate.

Also worth noting this weekend: On Friday, Rep. John Boehner campaigns in North Carolina for Romney; Ann Romney campaigns in Michigan; and Jimmy Buffett hosts a musical evening in Florida for Obama's re-election bid. On Saturday, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez campaigns in Nevada for Romney; Boehner continues courting North Carolina voters for Romney; and Biden attends a fundraiser in Connecticut.

And then there is this: Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the 100th anniversary of the Teddy Roosevelt assassination attempt. It's also the 74th birthday of John Dean, the Nixon-era White House counsel of Watergate fame.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press

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