Week in Politics: September 7 - 13

Published 6:36 PM ET, Thu September 13, 2012
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An American flag flies at half staff outside the State Department in Washington on Wednesday, September 12, a day after U.S. ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other embassy employees were killed when the consulate in Benghazi was attacked. Getty Images
Mike Cote, left, and Louis Ortiz impersonate Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama at Times Square in New York on Tuesday, September 11. As the election draws nearer, the impersonators keep a full schedule. AFP/Getty Images
President Barack Obama is lifted up by Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant, during a visit to the restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida, on Sunday, September 9. Obama was on a two-day bus tour across the state. AFP/Getty Images
Former President Bill Clinton speaks during a campaign stop at Florida International University in Miami on Tuesday, September 11. Clinton spoke about President Barack Obama's plans for the future of the country and the impact they will have on Florida. Getty Images
Supporters cheer as Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Fairfax, Virginia, on Thursday, September 13. AFP/Getty Images
Supporters try to stay dry in between rain showers while waiting for President Barack Obama to speak at the University of Iowa on Friday, September 7. It was Obama's first day of campaigning after accepting the presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. Getty Images
Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, waves to the crowd before speaking at a rally in Leesburg, Virginia, on Friday, Septemer 7. AFP/Getty Images
A girl listens to President Barack Obama speak at the University of Iowa on Friday, September 7. AFP/Getty Images
President Barack Obama greets supporters during a campaign stop at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday, September 9. Getty Images
Vice President Joe Biden, first lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama and Biden's wife, Jill, wave after a Friday, September 7, campaign event at the University of Iowa. AFP/Getty Images
A Mitt Romney supporter waves a flag during his speech at Van Dyck Park in Fairfax, Virginia, on Thursday, September 13. UPI/Landov
Mitt Romney addresses the crowd at Van Dyck Park on Thursday, September 13. Both candidates have spent significant time in Virginia, one of the primary battleground states. Getty Images
A President Obama supporter attends a rally in Las Vegas on Wednesday, September 12. Obama focused on economic policies during his two days of campaigning in Nevada and Colorado. Getty Images
Mitt Romney walks through the garage area during a rain delay before the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, September 8, in Richmond, Virginia. Getty Images for NASCAR