-President Barack Obama will travel to Manchester, N.H., to speak at an event at Veterans Memorial Park, before traveling to New York City to tape an appearance on “The Daily Show with John Stewart.” The president will also speak at the 67th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation before returning to Washington, D.C.

-Vice President Joe Biden will speak at a campaign event at the Culinary Academy of Las Vegas Events Center in Nevada.

-First lady Michelle Obama is rebuking Republican accusations that the White House continues to blame former President George W. Bush for the lagging economy.

“See, but your president, he didn’t point fingers. He didn’t place blame. Instead, he got to work, because he was thinking about folks like my dad and his grandmother, “ Obama said at a campaign fundraiser in New York.

-Contrary to the rumors, Obama traveling press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the campaign was “absolutely not” giving up efforts in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. Republican candidate Mitt Romney had an edge in those battleground states, causing some to speculate the Obama campaign may pull out to direct its focus elsewhere.