- President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday, making a final push in battleground states Wisconsin, Nevada, Colorado and Ohio in a whirlwind day of campaigning.

- Vice President Joe Biden is spending the day in Iowa, speaking at a middle school and the Fort Museum Opera house before traveling to Wisconsin for the night.

- The latest round of swing state polls released Thursday show small leads for Obama in Wisconsin,  New Hampshire and Iowa, while GOP challenger Mitt Romney is ahead in Colorado.

- The Obama campaign released a last round of campaign ads this week.  One ad airing in Michigan hits Romney on his opposition to the $80 billion bailout of the U.S. auto industry. The other – playing in 10 swing states – touts former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s, a Republican, endorsement of Obama for a second term,