The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "Stephanopoulos: Battleground Swing Sees Obama Within Reach Of 270 Electoral Votes" LINK

The New York Times' Julie Bosman: "Ads Go on the Attack" LINK

The New York Times' Jeff Zeleny and Michael Cooper: "Not-So-Secret Handshake" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Cooper: "Obama, McCain, In A Rarity, Cast Votes" LINK

USA Today's Mark Memmot and Jill Lawrence: "For the record: Biden, McCain & Obama all vote 'yes' on bailout" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Robert Costa: "Songs For Campaign Seasons Past And Present" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's David Rothschild and Justin Wolfers: "Market Manipulation Muddies Election Outlook" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta: "John Mccain, Barack Obama Talk Solely About Bailout Plan" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael Mcauliff: "New Polls Show McCain Trailing Obama In 3 Battleground States" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Michael Falcone: "A Truman History Lesson" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Noam N. Levey: "McCain Opposes Regulation -- Until He Supports It" LINK

Time Magazine's James Carney and Michael Scherer: "McCain's Nosedive: Short-Term Tactics, Long-Term Problems" LINK

Time Magazine's Nathan Thornburgh: "McCain's Republican Enemies in His Home State" LINK

2008: Obama:

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen: "Bill Clinton Hits Trail In First Campaign Appearances For Obama" LINK

The Boston Herald's Joe Dwinell: "Barack Obama gains a bit of speed" LINK

The Boston Herald's Jessica Heslam: "Moderator's Barack Obama book triggers impartiality questions" LINK

Time Magazine's Massimo Calabresi: "Poll: Obama Makes Gains with Women, Hits New High" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama the 'Better' Choice, Ex-President Says" LINK

The Washington Times' Michael Drost: "Teachers Union E-Mail Touting Obama Scorned" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama Camp Scatters Surrogates Across Nation" LINK

The Chicago Sun Times' Abdon M. Pallasch: "Obama Focuses on Tight Races in Wisc., Nearby States" LINK

2008: Biden:

The New York Times' Mike McIntire and Serge F. Kovaleski: "An Everyman on the Trail, With Perks at Home" LINK

The Washington Post's Perry Bacon, Jr.: "Biden, Aides Focus On Tone of Debate" LINK

The Boston Herald's Margery Eagan: "Jabbering could make Joe Biden blow" LINK

2008: Palin:

ABC News' Staff: "Palin Silent on Supreme Court Question" LINK

The New York Times' William Yardley: "As Governor, Palin Has Focused on Developing State's Resources" LINK

The New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "Couric-Palin: The Supreme Court Question" LINK

Politico's Roger Simon: "10 Answers For Sarah Palin" LINK

The Washington Post's Sally Jenkins: "Palin's Strengths Rooted in Alaska" LINK

The Washington Post's Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta: Skepticism of Palin Growing, Poll Finds LINK

The Boston Herald Staff: "Sarah Palin tips" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Maeve Reston: "A Less-Popular Sarah Palin Heads To Debate" LINK

The New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: "Sarah Palin's Smile Hides Claws, Say Former Foes" LINK

The New York Daily News' Celeste Katz: "Self-Described 'Joe Sixpack' Sarah Palin In A Champagne Tax Bracket" LINK

The Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Democrats Play Up Palin's Abilities" LINK

The Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "Debate Showing Key for Palin's Campaign" LINK

2008: Palin and Biden

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick: "Biden Prepares For Palin With Eye On Gender Pitfalls" LINK

The Boston Herald's Jennifer Miller: "These hot topics will put pols to the test" LINK

The Boston Herald's Marie Szaniszlo: "Artist's make(up)-or-break advice: No sweat" LINK

The Boston Herald's Dave Wedge: "Stakes high in Sarah Palin-Joe Biden debate" LINK

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Both VP hopefuls have something to prove" LINK

USA Today's Mark Memmott and Jill Lawrence: "Biden and Palin on Supreme Court decisions, freedom of religion" LINK

The Hills' Sam Youngman: "Biden and Palin Face Starkly Different Risks, Expectations" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Cathleen Decker: "VP Debate Could Be Politically Pivotal" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' James Rainey: "Why The Vice Presidential Candidates Should Rein In Their Inner Chatty Cathy" LINK

2008: Bailout:

Politico's David Rogers: "By Large Margin, Senate Passes Bailout Bill" LINK

The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray: "Senate Approves Bailout" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely and Sue Kirchoff: "Senate OKs $700B Bailout" LINK