McCain might skip the four-day gathering completely, says convention chair Boehner.
Newly registered Democrats will offset any lag for Obama among traditional party voters, Plouffe and Axelrod said Thursday at a Monitor breakfast.
His speech Wednesday night at the Democratic convention revealed his tasks: attack McCain's positions and appeal to blue-collar white voters.
Dozens died in the Kalma refugee settlement Monday when government forces attacked, claiming to search for smuggled weapons.
Readers remember pen pals they found through the Monitor's old Mail Bag column.
Special interests can give unlimited sums to national party conventions through convention host committees.
She discussed party unity and Obama's VP nominee during the session with reporters.
Nations participating in the Nuclear Suppliers Group summit will debate whether the deal undermines efforts towards nuclear nonproliferation and sets a precedent for other would-be nuclear powers.