The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

ABC News Video: "Presidential Race Gets Nastier" LINK

ABC News Analysis by Gary Langer: "Discontent Buffets the Nation; Bush Craters, Obama Benefits" LINK

ABC News' Gary Langer: "Attack Blowback" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon: "Candidates Divide On Korea Deal" LINK

The Washington Post's Anne E. Kornblut and Jon Cohen: "Obama Up by 10 Points as McCain Favorability Ratings Fall" LINK

The Washington Post's Tim Craig: "GOP Head Compares Obama to Bin Laden - Va. Party Leader Criticized, Including By McCain Team" LINK

The Washington Post's Libby Copeland: "Mudslinging Isn't New. Here's the Messy Truth." LINK

The Boston Herald's Mike Underwood: "Ohio poll shows Barack Obama gaining against John McCain" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak and Dan Morain: "Obama Surges Past McCain In Fundraising Race" LINK

The New York Daily News' Mike Lupica: "Barack Obama, John McCain Need To Talk To Each Other - And To Us" LINK

The New York Daily News' Richard Sisk: "McCain Says He'll 'Whip' Obama In Final Debate 'Respectfully' And Recover GOP lead" LINK

Newsweek's Michael Hirsh: "Fix It: How McCain and Obama See the Economic Crisis" LINK

The Associated Press: "McCain vows to 'whip' Obama in debate" LINK

The Associated Press: "Bob Schieffer, host of 3rd presidential debate, will seek specifics" LINK

2008: McCain:

ABC News' Bret Hovel: "McCain to Appear on Letterman this Thursday" LINK

Politico's Andy Barr: "Debate coaches: 'Lost' McCain Must Up Game" LINK

Politico's Mike Allen: "McCain Abandons Plan For New Tax Cuts" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Corey Dade: "In Virginia, McCain Struggles To Hold The South For GOP" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler: "Adviser Says McCain Has Tax Cuts In Mind" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "McCain plans to stress tax cuts to help economy" LINK

The New York Daily News' Richard Sisk: "All is forgiven? John McCain Returning To David Letterman's 'Late Show'" LINK

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter: "Crushed by the Elephant: Picking Palin was a confession that McCain did not have control of the Republican Party" LINK

Newsweek's Holly Bailey: "Meet McCain Strategist Schmidt. Just Don't Call Him Rove" LINK

The Associated Press: "GOP frets about McCain's strategy, prospects" LINK

2008: Obama:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "In Working-Class Ohio, Obama Meets Amorous Dogs, Skeptical Plumber" LINK

Bloomberg's James Rowley and Kristin Jensen: "Obama Gains In Iowa, Florida Give Him National Boost" LINK

Politico's Harry Siegel: "Final Score: Obama Wins The Day" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Bill Clinton Stumps In Va.: 'Time To Do The Right Thing'" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler and Easha Anand: "Obama Camp's Travel Seems A Factor In Recent Leads in Battleground States" LINK

The Washington Post's Shankar Vedantam: "Does Your Subconscious Think Obama Is Foreign?" LINK

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "On the Bus, But With No Reason to Go?" LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "The Man Behind the Whispers About Obama" LINK

The New York Times' Patrick Healy: "Race Remains Campaign Issue, but Not a Clear One" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael Saul: "Clintons warn Obama Supporters: It Ain't Over Till It's Over" LINK

Newsweek Magazine's Richard K. Wolffe and Michael Isikoff: "How David Axelrod Maintains the Obama Brand" LINK

Time Magazine's David Von Drehle: "For White Working Class, Obama Rises on Empty Wallets" LINK

The Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Obama Tax Cut 'Refunds' Those Who Don't Pay" LINK

2008: Biden:

ABC News' Matthew Jaffe: "The Bidens & Clintons Come Home to Scranton" LINK

The Associated Press: "Biden decries 'unbecoming personal attacks'" LINK

The Washington Post's Robert Barnes: "Clintons Join Biden to Campaign for Obama in Scranton - Democratic All-Stars Take Nominee's Case to Blue-Collar Area That Spawned His Running Mate but Voted for His Primary Foe" LINK

The New York Times' John M. Broder: "In Friendly Region, Biden Cites McCain as Erratic" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Clintons Join Biden in Pennsylvania" LINK

2008: Palin:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Palin Makes Troopergate Assertions that Are Flatly False" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Vile Anti-Palin Tee-Shirts in City of Brotherly Love" LINK

The Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "Anti-Zoning Key To Palin's Early Record" LINK

The Boston Herald's Christine McConville: "Todd Palin's grassroots campaign" LINK

The Boston Herald Wire Services: "Palin drops by, Flyers drop game" LINK

Time Magazine's Michael Scherer: "How Valid is Palin's Abortion Attack on Obama?" LINK

Time Magazine's Michael Weiskopff: "Palin's Blown Opportunity on Energy Independence" LINK

The Associated Press' Matt Volz: "Palin not typical fiscal conservative" LINK

The Associated Press: "Palin Talks Economic Worries In Small Town Ohio" LINK

2008: Economy:

ABC News Video: "The Roundtable: Market Meltdown" LINK

ABC News Analysis by Peyton M. Craighill: "Wall Street's Wild Week: Investors Live with It" LINK

ABC News' Mary Bruce: "Partial Bank Ownership Plan Gains Traction" LINK

The Associated Press' Harry Dunphy and Tom Raum: "Gov't Eyes Plan to Take Ownership Stakes in Banks" LINK