The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

ABC News Analysis by Gary Langer: "Economy and Ground Game Alike Give Obama an Advantage in Ohio - Financial Stress, Aggressive State Campaign Boost Obama in ABC News/Wash Post Poll" LINK

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney: "Campaigns Shift to Attack Mode on Eve of Debate" LINK

The Politico's John F. Harris and Jim Vandehei: "Race drives strategy, stirs uncertainty" LINK

The Washington Post's Jon Cohen and Dan Balz: "Obama Leading In Ohio, Poll Finds - Edge Is 6 Points In a State Looming Large for McCain" LINK

The Washington Post's Anne E. Kornblut and Michael Abramowitz: "As Palin Brings Up Ayers, Obama Team Cites Keating" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "McCain ready for combat in 2nd presidential debate" LINK

USA Today's Clay Carey: "Candidates reach for Tennessee's evangelical voters" LINK

USA Today's Mark Memmott: "Quote from Obama taken out of context" LINK

The Boston Herald's Margery Eagan: "It's time to take the gloves off" LINK

The Boston Herald's Laurel J. Sweet: "Barack Obama, John McCain lose popular vote for Halloween" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten: "McCain, Obama Introduce Newly Sharp Tone Amid Major News Events" LINK

The Wall Street Journals 'Laura Meckler: "Independent Voters Move Toward Obama" LINK

The Wall Street Journals' Elizabeth Holmes: "McCain, Palin Intensify Swipes Against Obama" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "Next president likely to create some Senate vacancies" LINK

Associated Press: "McCain at rally: 'Who is the real Sen. Obama'" LINK

Associated Press: "Last day of voter registration draws crowds" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Bush, Though Not Campaigning, Delivers a Message to Voters: 'Judges Matter'" LINK

The New York Times' Kevin Sack: "Business Cool Toward McCain's Health Coverage Plan" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Eggen: "Bush Stresses Judicial Nominations - President Faults Democrats for 'Broken' Confirmation Process" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael Laris: "McCain Pledge Sought For Dulles Rail Project - Vote on Metro Funding Upset Va. Leaders" LINK

The Boston Herald's Hillary Chabot: "'Analysts: Underdog John McCain needs to 'play hardball'" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Staff: "John McCain's Ties To Charles Keating" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak: "John McCain's Options Narrow On The Electoral College Map" LINK

The Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel and Cecile Dehesdin: "Dems hope Singlaub is McCain's Ayers" LINK

The Hill's Meghan McNamara: "Air War: Feeney's mea culpa ad scores, honestly" LINK

The Associated Press' Liz Sidoti: "Debate Stakes Higher for McCain as Insults Mount" LINK

The Associated Press' Pete Yost: "McCain Linked to Private Group in Iran-Contra Case" LINK

Time Magazine's Michael Scherer: "Can McCain Map Out a Comeback Strategy?" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "McCain, Struggling in Red States, Hits Obama's Past" LINK

2008: Obama:

The Los Angeles Times' Staff: "Barack Obama's connection to William Ayers" LINK

The Wall Street Journals' Brody Mullins and Kris Maher: "Labor Woos Whites for Obama" LINK

The Boston Herald's Michael Graham: "AP's wired to see nonexistent racism" LINK

The Politico's Game Day: "Obama Wins the Day" LINK

The New York Post's Geoff Earle: "Obama: No Knowledge Of Ayers' Terrorist Past" LINK

The New York Post's Jeane MacIntosh: "Homeless 'Driven' To Vote Obama" LINK

2008: Palin:

The New York Daily News' Michael Mcauliff: "Sarah Palin: Interview Flubs Were To Keep Saturday Night Live's 'Tina Fey In Business'" LINK

The Associated Press' Matt Apuzzo: "Palin Ethics Probes Beset by Secrecy and Lawsuit" LINK

2008: Biden and Palin:

The Washington Times' Bruce Fein: "Biden and Palin Betrayed Ignorance" LINK

2008: Voters:

The Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Do voters lie about racial concerns?" LINK

The Politico's Josh Kraushaar: "It's NOT the racial issues, stupid" LINK

2008: Economy:

ABC News' Alice Gomstyn and Scott Mayerowitz: "Dow Falls Below 10,000; Down 800 at One Point" LINK

ABC News' Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz: "Report: SEC Gave "Preferential Treatment" to Wall Street CEO" LINK

USA Today's David J. Lynch: "World stock markets fall as U.S. ills spread" LINK

The Boston Herald's Jerry Kronenberg and Jay Fitzgerald: "Barney Frank Flips Out" LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "Doubts grow over rescue" LINK

The New York Post's Eric Lenkowitz: "Congress Hears Lehman Sought Millions For Execs" LINK