The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

ABC News' Jake Tapper, Charles Herman, Z. Byron Wolf and Dean Norland: "Bailout Talks Go On Amid Presidential Scuffle" LINK

ABC News' Julia Hoppock: "McCain, Obama 'Confident' That Bail Out Deal Will Be Made" LINK

The New York Times' David M. Herszenhorn, Carl Hulse and Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Talks Implode During Day of Chaos; Fate of Bailout Plan Remains Unresolved" LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg and Julie Bosman: "Dubious Claims in Obama's Ads Against McCain, Despite Vow of Truth" LINK

The New York Times' Jackie Calmes: "Taking On the Mortgage Giants" LINK

The New York Times' Laurie Goostein: "Ministers to Defy I.R.S. by Endorsing Candidates" LINK

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Mississippi Debate Update" LINK

The Washington Post's Robert G. Kaiser: "Grueling Prep Work Precedes Critical Clash" LINK

The Washington Post's Kevin Merida: "Mississippi, Still Bearing Its Southern Cross" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick and Elizabeth Holmes: "Fate of First Debate Unclear" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Merrick: "Ohio's Battle Over Early Voting" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Carl Bialik: "Oy, a Potential Electoral Mess - The Chance of Another Deadlock Is Greater Than You Think" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's June Kronholz: "Ballots Attract Scrutiny - Spurred by Past Problems" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos: "Crisis Likely to Alter Planned Foreign-Policy Debate - Sovereign Funds And Trade Join Iraq on the Agenda" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Sarah McBride: "Campaigns Pressure Stations Over '527' Ads" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Depends on your definition of suspend" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "McCain, Obama neck-and-neck in N.H." LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak: "Debate uncertainty keeps the political stakes high - The major TV networks and the commission sponsoring tonight's debate between Obama and McCain indicate they will proceed on the assumption McCain will show up in the end." LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Noam N. Levey and Bob Drogin: "Obama and McCain fail to spur financial bailout deal" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Paul Richter: "Obama, McCain aren't worlds apart on foreign policy - In fact, as the pressure increases to win over undecided voters, each has edged closer to the center." LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely and David Jackson: "Uncertainty still surrounds first presidential debate" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page and Richard Wolf: "Talks give candidates jump on rescue plan" LINK

USA Today's Chris Joyner: "History on GOP side in Miss. presidential vote" LINK

Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla: "Undecided Voters Are Gloomier, Lean Toward Obama to Fix Economy" LINK

The Boston Herald's Dave Wedge: "At first debate, talk won't be cheap" LINK

The Boston Herald's Joe Dwinell: "Poll expert: Final tally won't be close" LINK

The Boston Herald's Joe Dwinell: "Neither candidate able to crack Granite State" LINK

The Hills' J. Taylor Rushing and Mike Soraghan: "Democrats: GOP Opposition Threatens Deal " LINK

The Hills' Sam Youngman and Emily Goodin: "White House Summit" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael Daly: "House GOP Backs Off Immigration, Avoids Openly Questioning McCain" LINK

The New York Daily News' Helen Kennedy: "Talks Collapse Over Bailout Deal" LINK

The New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: "Rudy Giuliani's 'Crass Opportunism' Reflects On Mac: Dems" LINK

The New York Sun's Jennifer Loven: "No Bailout Deal After McCain, Obama, Bush Meeting" LINK

The Washington Times' Jennifer Haberkorn: "Corporate Cash Behind '08 Debates" LINK

Time Magazine's Michael Duffy: "When Presidential Politics Meets a Financial Crisis" LINK

Time Magazine's David Von Drehle: "Who Can Lead Us Out of this Mess?" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney and Elisabeth Bumiller: "McCain Leaps Into a Thicket" LINK

The New York Times' Dalia Sussman: "Poll Finds McCain Edge on Security" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Jonathan Weisman: "Debate Still in Limbo as Democrats Blame McCain For Interrupting Process" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain hopeful he can attend debate" LINK

The Politico's John Bresnahan and Ryan Grim: "Wall Street bailout plan breaks down - Top Dems allege McCain and GOP leaders may have derailed the talks in order to score political points." LINK

The Politico's Ben Smith and Glenn Thrush: "McCain takes biggest risk yet - McCain's intervention in the financial crisis is his latest showstopper move – and his riskiest." LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Cooper, Elizabeth Holmes and Laura Meckler: "Rescue Plan Entangles McCain" LINK

The Boston Herald's John Breneman: "John McCain can't laugh off damage" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "McCain To Hold Out for Bailout" LINK

The New York Sun's David Shribman: "Voters Come Home" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "McCain Sets Off a High-Stakes Gamble" LINK

The New York Sun's Deepthi Hajela: "McCain Confident Bailout Deal Will Be Reached" LINK

2008: Obama:

The Boston Herald's Dave Wedge: "Ralph Nader hopes Obama Girl helps his cause" LINK

The New York Times' Patrick Healy: "In a Time of Crisis, Is Obama Too Cool?" LINK

The New York Times' Paul Vitello: 'Bill Clinton's Return Poses a Test of Party Loyalty" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Mark Gongloff: "Vote Futures Develop Obama Gap" LINK

The New York Sun's Kenneth Blackwell: "Obama's Patriotic Tonic" LINK

The Chicago Sun Time's Mark Brown: "McCain's Error: Obama Isn't Machine Made" LINK

2008: Biden:

ABC News' Matthew Jaffe: "Biden Criticizes GOP for Breakdown in Bailout Talks, Says of McCain 'a Lot of Mavericks Don't Know a Lot'" LINK

The Washington Post's Mary Ann Akers: "Joe Biden's Plane, High-Flying Muppet Show" LINK

2008: Palin:

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Palin, Kissinger Split on Talks with Ahmadinejad" LINK

The New York Times' Alessandra Stanley: "A Question Reprised, but the Words Come None Too Easily for Palin" LINK

The New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "Palin's Parents Aided in Sept. 11 Cleanup" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Luo: "The Trail Takes Palin Away From Some Fund-Raising" LINK

The Washington Post's James V. Grimaldi and Robert O'Harrow Jr.: "Palin Accepted $25,000 in Gifts, Alaska Records Show" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' James Rainey: "Palin talks to Couric -- and if she's lucky, few are listening - The financial crisis has an upside for the Republican vice presidential candidate: It takes the spotlight away as she begins answering more pointed questions from the media." LINK

The Boston Herald's Jessica Fargen: "Sarah Palin 'witchcraft' flap all smoke and no fire" LINK

The Boston Herald's Inside Track: "Jeff Corwin: No view of Russia for Palin" LINK

The Associated Press: "Palin kept donations from politicians targeted in corruption scandal" LINK

The Associated Press: "Palin once blessed to be free from 'witchcraft'" LINK