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Romney touting education plan in Philadelphia; Obama to Iowa | Campaign schedules

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney makes a point about children's education at the Annual Economic Summit at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington on May 23. (Larry Downing/Reuters)

And President Obama has one more campaign event in California on Thursday before he heads to the swing state of Iowa, where he’ll tour a wind turbine blade manufacturer and deliver remarks there on his “To Do List” for Congress.

Here’s a look at what is happening with each candidate and their campaigns Wednesday, courtesy of the White House press office and the PBS News Hour Political Calendar.

Thursday, May 24 (All times ET)

Obama campaign

12:30 p.m. President Obama attends a campaign event in San Jose, Calif.

12:45 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Vice President Biden attends campaign events in Charlotte

4:55 p.m. Obama tours TPI Composites, a wind turbine blade manufacturer in Newton, Iowa

5:15 p.m. Obama delivers remarks urging Congress to act on the “To Do List,” specifically highlighting the need to invest in clean energy by passing legislation

6:30 p.m. Vice president will attend a fundraiser for Tim Kaine in McLean, Va.

7:55 p.m. Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event

Romney campaign

8:45 a.m. Mitt Romney visits Universal Bluford Charter School in Philadelphia

Evening Fundraisers in Boston

Top stories on PostPolitics right now:

Sandhya Somashekar: Despite President Obama’s comments that he thinks the matter should be left to the states, many gay rights advocates strongly believe that it must be dealt with nationally — and that Obama is quietly on their side. Conservative critics of the president suspect the same, citing this as one way the president might tack left if reelected. On gay marriage, Obama’s critics and supporters think he will change his views.

Carol Leonnig: Senior Secret Service managers are said to have ordered unusual methods in a rush to take swift action and put the humiliating prostitution scandal behind them, but now the inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security is probing whether such variations and rushing could have led to flawed conclusions and unfair punishments.

On the Fix: Republicans’ Hispanic problem didn’t happen overnight and they won’t be able to fix it overnight, either.

On the Fact Checker: The facts mentioned in the Obama campaign’s ads about Bain Capital are generally correct. But then those facts are interspersed with highly personal attacks on Romney by the workers at Ampad, a company acquired by Bain in 1991.

More campaign news, in tweets:

Obama & Romney: their elitist, secretive appeal to fat cat donors. No questions asked or

— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) May 24, 2012

Obama & Romney: their elitist, secretive appeal to fat cat donors. No questions asked or

— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) May 24, 2012

Must Read from @robertcostanro: How Hatch Wooed Palin, and the Right -… via @#

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 24, 2012

Must Read from @robertcostanro: How Hatch Wooed Palin, and the Right -… via @#

— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) May 24, 2012

What must-read election coverage did I miss? Tweet links using #campaignreads. We’ll feature the best ones on, our app for curating the best articles and posts about the 2012 election.

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.


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