Thursday in politics: Romney in London, and more

Mitt Romney has a number of meetings Thursday with British officials, including Prime Minister David Cameron and former PM Tony Blair.

"I've got a number of conversations with leaders present and past of Great Britain," Romney said Thursday, "and recognize of course the unique relationship that exists between our nations, our commitment to common values, our commitment to peace in the world and a desire to see a stronger and growing economy."

Romney also has fundraisers scheduled on London, and on Friday he'll meet with Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny and attend the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

[Get updates on Romney's trip by following Yahoo's Holly Bailey @hollybdc]

First lady Michelle Obama also will be in London on Thursday. She arrives in the evening at the head of the presidential delegation to the opening ceremony.

President Barack Obama is taking a break from campaigning after a three-day swing that ended Wednesday evening with a speech before the National Urban League in New Orleans. It looks like the main thing on his schedule Thursday is a cabinet meeting in the afternoon.

Also worth noting on Thursday: The House is expected to pass a resolution condemning the Aurora, Colo., shootings;  Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal campaign in Iowa for Romney; Sen. John Thune campaigns for him in Virginia; Rudy Giuliani does the same in Florida; and House Democrats host a Twitter Town Hall on preventing a tax hike on middle-class families.

And then there is this: Thursday is the third anniversary of Sarah Palin resigning as Alaska Governor more than a year before her term was due to end.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press

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