The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Obama Mocks McCain With Label That Had Been Used Against Him" LINK

The Boston Herald's Michael Gerson: "Campaign lacking fresh new policies" LINK

The New York Sun's Josh Gerstein: "Economic Turmoil Looms Over First Presidential Debate" LINK

The New York Sun's Eli Lake: "McCain To Go Negative in Stretch" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "In Fight for Irish Votes, a McCain Stance Is Questioned" LINK

New York Sun's Editorial: "The Early Vote" LINK

Politico's Roger Simon: "Can't We Just Hold The Election Now?" LINK

Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman and Edwin Chen: "Obama, McCain Say Government Must Recoup Bailout Cost, Cap Pay" LINK

Bloomberg's Matthew Benjamin: "McCain, Obama Energy Plans Won't Help Ease High Gasoline Prices" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Matthew Dolan and Corey Dade: "Candidates Push for Bailout Legislation" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Sara Murray: "Obama Leads McCain in Four Battleground States" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's T.W. Farnam: "Political Battle Moves to Bermuda As Candidates Spar Over Taxes" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Sam Schechner: "Candidates Pitch on Sports Networks" LINK

The New York Times' Shaila Dewan: "Debate Host, Too, Has A Message Of Change" LINK

The Hills' Sam Youngman: "Running Mates Hogging Lion's Share Of Limelight" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas and Bob Drogin: "Financial Crisis Dominates The Campaign Trail" LINK

The Boston Globes' Foon Rhee: "Obama And McCain Agree: Bailout Shouldn't Reward CEO's" LINK

The Washington Times' Cal Thomas: "The Main Event" LINK

The Associated Press' Charles Babington: "Obama, McCain, Cautiously Watch Financial Debate" LINK

2008: McCain:

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "Bottom Line: McCain and the Bailout" LINK

Politico's Andy Barr: "Dean: McCain Runs 'Dishonorable' Campaign" LINK

The New York Times' Jackie Calmes And David D. Kirkpatrick: "McCain Aide's Firm Was Paid By Freddie Mac" LINK

The Washington Times' Greg Pierce: "McCain's Gaffe" LINK

Newsweek's Michael Isikoff: "Freddie's Friend: Freddie Mac Continued Checks to McCain Campaign Chief's Firm" LINK

2008: Obama:

The Boston Herald's Joe Dwinell: "Barack Obama clings to slim lead" LINK

Politico's Mike Allen and Alexander Burns: "Obama Makes Key Gains In tight Race" LINK

Bloomberg's Matthew Benjamin: "Americans Oppose Bailouts, Favor Obama to Handle Market Crisis" LINK

USA Today's Judy Keen: "Illinois expects Obama to make a big impact" LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "Pinpoint Attacks Focus On Obama" LINK

The Associated Press' Nedra Pickler: "Obama Begins Three days of debate Preparations While Both Campaigns Try to Lower Expectations" LINK

2008: BIDEN:

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "Biden Vouches for Obama's Support of Israel" LINK

The New York Sun's On the Hustings: "Biden Flubs FDR, Television Dates" LINK

The New York Sun's On the Hustings: "Biden Deplores Own Campaign's Ad" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Faye Fiore: "In-Your-Face Time With Joe Biden" LINK

The Associated Press: "Joe Biden opens mouth, inserts foot on Barack Obama ad" LINK

The Associated Press: "Biden: McCain shielded offshore tax loopholes" LINK

2008: Palin:

ABC News' Kate Snow, Imitaz Delwala and Julia Hoppock: "Palin Tries to Shore Up Foreign Policy Creds" LINK

ABC News' Kate Snow: "McCain-Palin Camp Tried to Block Media Access to Palin in NY" LINK

The New York Sun's Sara Berman: "Do Five Children Make a Vice President?" LINK

Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Palin Debuts On Foreign Affairs Stage" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Geraldine Baum: "Palin Gets An Introduction To Foreign Policy" LINK

The Boston Globes' Farah Stockman: "Sarah Meet Henry, Henry Meet Sarah" LINK

The Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Palin Meets with Afghan Leader" LINK

Time Magazines' Nathan Thornburgh: "Palin's Troopergate Moves Getting Bad Reviews in Alaska" LINK

Time Magazine's Gilbert Cruz: "Sarah Palin's Baby Name Generator" LINK

The Associated Press: "Sarah Palin meets with world leaders" LINK

The Associated Press: "News flash: Maine anchor channels Sarah Palin" LINK

The Associated Press: "Palin bans, then admits reporters to UN meetings" LINK