The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

ABC News' Thaman Bradley: "Report: McCain Has 13 Cars, Obama 1" LINK

Newsweek's Anna Quindlen: "This Is Important" LINK

The Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "McCain, Obama Prep for First Debate" LINK

The Associated Press' Mike Glover: "McCain Criticizes Obama for Lack of Leadership" LINK

The Associated Press' Jim Kuhnhenn: "Obama, McCain, Parties Level the Playing Field" LINK

The Hills' Aaron Blake: "McCain Would Banish Political Office From White House" LINK

The Daily News' David Saltonstall: "John Mccain Boldly Slams President Bush For Wall Street Meltdown" LINK

The New York Times' John Harwood and Michael Cooper: "2 Candidates Back Bailout, With Caveats" LINK

The Washington Post's Robert Barnes and Dan Balz: "Candidates Seek Changes In Wall Street Rescue Plan" LINK

The Washington Post's Anita Kumar: "Virginians Giving At Record Pace to Obama, McCain" LINK

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "David Brooks, Rankling Folks Right and Left - Conservative Pundit Hears It From Both Sides" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Monica Langley: "Stand-Ins, Naps Help Debate Preparation" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Holmes and Laura Meckler: "Candidates Take a Bipartisan Tone" LINK

USA Today's Richard Wolf: "Early voting starts today in some states" LINK

USA Today's Brian Passey: "Conservative bent of Utah favors GOP" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson and Jill Lawrence: "Economy takes center stage ahead of foreign policy debate" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain: "Obama outraises and outspends McCain" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Kim Murphy: "Palin's policies in Alaska weighted toward development" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Bob Drogin and Michael Finnegan: "McCain and Obama trade accusations on the economy" LINK

2008: McCain:

New York Sun's Staff Reporters: "McCain Would Make Cuomo Head of SEC" LINK

New York Sun: "McCain Wins Independence Endorsement" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "McCain Backers Woo Jewish Vote" LINK

The Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Reformist McCain Tackles Wall Street" LINK

Newsweek's Owen Matthews: "Why McCain Loves Misha" LINK

The Daily News' Elizabeth Benjamin: "N.Y. GOP Loves Independence Party's Nod To John Mccain" LINK

The New York Times' David D. Kirkpatrick and Charles Duhigg: "Loan Titans Paid McCain Adviser Nearly $2 Million" LINK

The Washington Post's Anne E. Kornblut and Juliet Eilperin: "Steering the McCain Campaign, a Lot of Old Bush Hands" LINK

The Politico's Mike Allen and Ben Smith: "McCain would banish political office" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain will propose oversight board" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler and Nick Timiraos: "Crisis Draws Attention to McCain Social Security Plan - Support for Market Could Be Hurt by Financial Strife" LINK

Bloomberg's Edwin Chen and Catherine Larkin: "McCain Says Cuomo Should Be Considered to Replace Cox at SEC" LINK

2008: Obama:

ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "Obama Picks Up Phone on Economy" LINK

The Associated Press: "Survey: Racial Attitudes Costing Obama" LINK

Time Magazine's Steven Gray: "Indiana, in Play, Keeps Obama Guessing" LINK

The Daily News' David Saltonstall: "Dem, GOP Coffers Are Fit To Be Tied" LINK

The Hills' Aaron Blake: "Obama Criticizes Mccain's "Deregulator" Status " LINK

The New York Times' Michael Luo: "Obama Led Opponent in Spending in August" LINK

The Politico: "Final Score: Obama gains momentum" LINK

USA Today's Alan Gomez: "Democrats have set sights on Va. as battleground in election" LINK

2008: Palin:

ABC News' Imtiyaz Delawala: "Palin Says Obama Voting 'Present' on the Economy" LINK

New York Sun's Editorial: "Governor Palin's Promise" LINK

New York Sun Special: "Palin on Ahmadinejad: 'He Must Be Stopped'" LINK

Newsweek's Sam Harris: "When Atheists Attack" LINK

The Daily News' David Saltonstall: "Sarah Palin Set To Meet With Hamid Karzai, Henry Kissinger, Others" LINK

The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller: "Palin Will Meet With Kissinger and Foreign Leaders" LINK

The Washington Post's Alec MacGillis and Karl Vick: "'First Dude' Todd Palin Illustrates Alaska's Blend of Private and Public" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Palin draws largest crowd yet for GOP" LINK