Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have been crisscrossing America on the campaign trail for months but seldom turn up on the same day at the same event.
President Barack Obama headed for the key battleground of Wisconsin on Saturday, as he took the fight for the White House to the home state of the Republican vice presidential candidate, Paul Ryan.
President Barack Obama attacked the Republican party on Saturday, for scrapping a bill that would have established a $1bn scheme to help military veterans get jobs.
His disastrous summer has included a botched foreign tour, a mishandled response to the Middle Eastern crisis and the leak last week of a secret video from a private fundraising party where he lambasted many Americans as being "victims" of government aid who paid no income tax. The series of gaffes has seen the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, fall behind President Obama in his long run for the White House.
Mitt Romney's decision to put Paul Ryan on the White House ticket has seemingly done that rarest of things in American politics: delighted both sides of the party divide in equal measure.
Mitt Romney joined a growing chorus of criticism over a pro-Barack Obama ad linking the Republican candidate's time at Bain Capital to the death of a woman from cancer.
Most of Mitt Romney's newest Twitter followers are fake, according to an investigation of bogus social media accounts.