Obama meets with Japanese prime minister, Romney campaigns in N.H., plus more to watch for Monday in politics

— -- It looks like President Barack Obama has an especially jammed packed day Monday. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is in town, and he and Obama have a meeting scheduled for 11:40 a.m. EDT, a working lunch at 12:45 p.m. EDT and then a joint press conference at 2 p.m. EDT.

Obama also will find time to leave the White House and address the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department National Legislative Conference.

Mitt Romney isn't taking it easy Monday, either. He'll be campaigning in New Hampshire with Sen. Kelly Ayotte during the day, and then he heads to Boston for an evening fundraiser. Question: Is Ayotte on the veep list?

And then there is this: The Edwards trial continues, with Cheri Young, wife of former Edwards' aide Andrew Young, back on the witness stand. On Friday she testified that her husband was mesmerized the first time he saw Edwards speak in 1998 and told her he would do whatever it took to work for him.

Sources: Yahoo! News, Associated Press.

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