The presidential candidates position themselves as their campaigns focus on what they need to accomplish at the Denver and St. Paul conventions. A look at what's ahead in this key transition period of the campaigns, and the wait for vice presidential picks.
senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
Washington bureau chief for "USA Today"
Washington editor for NPR.