The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

ABC News' Katie Escherich and Lauren Sher: "Obama: McCain Scoring 'Cheap Political Points'" LINK

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "Stephanopoulos: Obama Outspending McCain 3 to 1 in Battleground Ads" LINK

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Obama Now Rejects McCain's Mortgage Buy-Up Plan" LINK

ABC News Video: Watch the Entire Vice Presedential Debate Night 2: LINK

Politico's John F. Harris and Jim Vandehei: "The Worst Debate Ever" LINK

Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown and Amie Parnes: "Candidates Tout Economic Bona Fides" LINK

Politico's Staff Writers: "Obama Opposes McCain Home Plan" LINK

Bloomberg's Kim Chipman: "Obama, McCain Push Backers to Make Use of New Early-Voting Laws" LINK

The Boston Herald's Laurel J. Sweet: "Confection election" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Different styles, same goal: How the candidates made it work" LINK

The Washington Post's Robert Barnes and Michael D. Shear: "Battling Through Battleground States" LINK

The Washington Post's Zachary A. Goldfarb: "Fannie, Freddie Become Hot Topic in Campaign" LINK

The New YOrk Times Jennifer Steinhauer: "Road to November: Halfway There" LINK

The Hills' Sam Youngman and Alexander Bolton: "Obama Blasts McCain Proposal; White House Unsure" LINK

The Hills' Alexander Bolton: "McCain Goes Negative As Obama Lead Grows" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "McCain Campaign Ratchets Up The Rhetoric" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan: "Candidates take aim with sharpened messages" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain and Doug Smith: "Obama's Fundraising Prowess Exposes Flaws In Law" LINK

The New York Daily News' Richard Sisk and David Saltonstall: "Desperate McCain Campaign Pushes Obama Link To 1970s Radical" LINK

The New York Daily News' Staff: "John McCain Makes Gaffe, Calling Audience, 'My Fellow Prisoners'; Barack Obama Flubs Line, Too" LINK

The Boston Globes' Foon Rhee: "Obama: I Can Take Attacks, America Can't Take McCain-Bush" LINK

The Associated Press' Kevin Freking: "Report: Both Candidates Increase Health Coverage" LINK

2008: McCain:

The Boston Herald's Dave Wedge: "Vets do battle on campaign trail for John McCain" LINK

The Boston Herald's Margery Eagan: "For John McCain, these aren't the good ol' days" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Falcone: "Ads Criticize McCain, Republicans on Health Care" LINK

The New York Times' Carl Hulse and David M. Herszenhorn: 'G.O.P. Facing Tougher Battle for Congress" LINK

The New York Daily News' Kenneth R. Bazinet: "John McCain Wants To Buy Your Bad Loan" LINK

The Associated Press' Julie Hirschfeld Davis: "McCain Housing Proposal: Easier Said Than Done" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "McCain Ratchets Up Attack Ads" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni and Joseph Curl: "McCain Casts Rival as Wrong Man for the Job" LINK

The Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "McCain Plan to Buy Bad Home Mortgages Hit" LINK

The Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "McCain Confronts the Crisis" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Mary Jacoby: "McCain Supporter Had Own Ties to Radical Protesters" LINK

Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon: "McCain Reshuffles Rescue Deal" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Evan Perez: "GOP Renews Complaints Over Voter Registrations" LINK

The Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "Losing Female Support, McCain Alters Approach" LINK

The Washington Post's Dina ElBoghdady: "McCain Plan Draws Doubts From Experts On Mortgages" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "McCain: 'Bare-knuckled fighter' won't take no for answer" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Balz: "McCain Campaign Tries To See Glass as Half Full" LINK

The Associated Press: "Foo Fighters Tell McCain to Stop Using Song" LINK

2008: Obama:

ABC News' Imtiyaz Delawala: "Pre-Rally Speakers Invoke Obama's Middle Name" LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "Obama Aims TV Ads at Younger Voters" LINK

The New York Times' Jennifer Steinhauer: "Where He First Got Going, Cheering Obama On" LINK

The Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "When Did Obama Know about Ayers Terrorist Background?" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama Hits McCain on Healthcare" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Christopher Cooper and Amy Merrick: "Obama Closes Gap in Indiana" LINK

Politico's Andy Barr: "McCain Has Pundits 'Scratching' Heads" LINK

Politico's Mike Allen: "McCain Changes Homeowner Plan" LINK

The Washington Post's Eli Saslow: "From Outsider To Politician" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Obama: Keeping cool, focusing on 'common purpose'" LINK

The Boston Herald's Wire Services: "This Sarah's for you, Barack!" LINK

2008: Palin:

ABC News' Luchina Fisher: "Tina Fey Leads Pack of Palin Impersonators" LINK

The New York Times' Julie Bosman: "Drop That Puck" LINK

The Associated Press' Matt Volz: "Todd Palin: Contacts with Wife's Staff Were Proper" LINK

The Washington Times' David R. Sands: "As Palin's Star Dims, Fey Turns Superstar" LINK

The Washington Times' David Limbaugh: "Follow Sarah's Lead" LINK

The Boston Herald's Wire Services: "VP Sarah Palin candidate a distant cousin to Princess Di" LINK

The New York Daily News' James Gordon Meek: "Democratic Lawmaker's Son Indicted In Sarah Palin E-Mail Snoop" LINK

The Associated Press: "Tenn. lawmaker's son indicted in Palin hack" LINK

The Associated Press: "Palin set to drop puck at NHL game" LINK

2008: Michelle Obama:

The Boston Globes' Foon Rhee: "Michelle Obama: Not Angry At GOP Ticket" LINK

2008: Voters:

The New York Times' Ian Urbina: "States' Actions to Block Voters Appear Illegal" LINK

The Washington Post's Jose Antonio Vargas: "MoveOn Grows Up" LINK

Time Magazines' Tim Padgett: "Young Voters Could Be the Deciding Factor in Florida: LINK

USA Today's Richard Wolf: "Polling places lack resources, civil rights group says" LINK

The Associated Press: "Mo. officials suspect fake voter registration" LINK

2008: Economy:

ABC News' Scott Mayerowitz and Charles Herman: "IMF: World Headed for 'Global Recession'" LINK

The Associated Press' Elaine Kurtenbach: "Asian Markets Rebound After Global Rate Cuts" LINK

The Boston Globe's Robert Gavin: "US may take stakes in banks" LINK