- Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Penn Valley, Pa., to attend the funeral of former Sen. Arlen Spector.

- First lady Michelle Obama will speak to supporters in North Carolina on Tuesday, before traveling to Hempstead, NY, to attend the second presidential debate.

- A new USA TODAY/Gallup poll finds President Barack Obama’s support for the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate is helping him enormously with female voters. Thirty-one percent of female voters said the birth control policy will be “extremely important” in influencing their vote. Obama held a 21-point advantage over Romney on the issue.

- The White House is reportedly considering a strike against militants responsible for the death of the United States’ ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, if it can track down the perpetrators, the Associated Press reports.