The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

ABC News' Mark Mooney: "Obama Takes Double-Digit Lead Over McCain" LINK

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

ABC Mews' Jake Tapper: "Will McCain-Palin Be Keystoned?" LINK

The Boston Herald's Margery Eagan: "Insufferable campaigns thankfully near end" LINK

The Boston Herald's Staff: "Zogby: Statistical dead heat" LINK

The Boston Herald's Lauren Beckham Falcone: "Crowning achievements: Pageants can offer training for politics" LINK

The New York Times' Damien Cave: "Laugh at a Campaign Pitch? Sure. Visit the Grandparents? Not So Much." LINK

The New York Times' Leslie Wayne: 'In Staging Events, Debate Commission Gets Help From Corporate America" LINK

The Los Angels Times' Mark Z. Barabak and Dan Morain: "Obama surges past McCain in fundraising race" LINK

The Washington Post's Robert Barnes and Shailagh Murray: "Obama Adds $60 Billion to Economic Plan; McCain Expected to Unveil Proposals Today" LINK

The Washington Post's Steven A. Holmes and Mary Pat Flaherty: "GOP Officials Assail Community Group - McCain Campaign Accuses ACORN of Voter Fraud, Highlights Ties to Obama" LINK

Time Magazine's David Von Drehle: "McCain and Obama: A Fresh Start, a Fresh Economic Plan" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Gerald F. Seib: "Hopes Quickly Fade For A Postpartisan Era" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Monica Langley: "Wall Street Donors Resent Being Blamed By McCain" LINK

Bloomberg's Matthew Benjamin: "McCain, Obama Promoting Populist Appeals On Wall Street Rescue" LINK

USA Today's Greg Toppo: "Where They Stand: McCain, Obama Split On Education" LINK

The New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: "On economy, it's Obama relief package vs. McCain repackage" LINK

The New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: "Ohio's economic fears trump race card in Presidential race" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael Mcauliff: "Stock market dive batters Barack Obama, clobbers Cindy McCain" LINK

2008: McCain:

ABC News' Teddy Davis and Rigel Anderson: "To: 'Avid Readers of The National Press'" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "McCain on John Lewis's Charge: "It Stopped Me in My Tracks" LINK

The Boston Herald's Wire Services: "McCain: I Choose To Fight" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "McCain Stood Up For Bush, Democrats Say" LINK

The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller: "Tempering Attacks, McCain Says He's a Leader for Troubled Times" LINK

The Washington Post's Anita Kumar: "McCain, Palin Stump for Crucial Hampton Roads Votes" LINK

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "McCain Attack Ads Called Inevitable -- And Ineffective" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak and Maeve Reston: "McCain is looking for another comeback" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Julian E. Barnes: "Pentagon divided over John McCain" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Maeve Reston and William Heisel: "John McCain considering new economic proposals" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "RNC Eyes $5M Bailout For GOP Senators" LINK

Politico's Mike Allen: "McCain Debuts Comeback Speech" LINK

Politico's Staff Writers: "Final Score: McCain Wins The Day" LINK

Politico's Andy Barr: "McCain May Rue Attacks 'Rest Of His Life'" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Holmes: "McCain Vows Comeback As He Tries New Tack" LINK

Bloomberg's Laura Litvan: "Republican Smith Buffeted By Economy In Oregon Re-Election Bid" LINK

The Associated Press: "McCain: Lewis' remarks on campaign tone are unfair" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Jackie Calmes and Jeff Zeleny: "Obama Details Plan to Aid Victims of Fiscal Crisis" LINK

The Washington Post's Shailagh Murray: "Looking Ahead, Obama Builds Ties With 'Blue Dogs'" LINK

The Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Obama Details Plan to Restore Economy; McCain Hails Underdog Role" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama Gaining in Midwest region May Play Pivotal Role" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama voters eye high court post for Clinton" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Obama offers new economic plans" LINK

Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Obama Unveils 'Economic Rescue Plan'" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Obama Sees Hope In Market Rally" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Weisman and Greg Hitt: "Obama Bulks Up His Economic Agenda" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Jonah Goldberg: "Obama's getting off easy" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Seema Mehta and Janet Hook: "Obama proposes new recovery package" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Kate Linthicum: "Californians for Obama are out to boost his odds in Nevada" LINK

Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman: "Obama Could Win 364 Electoral Votes, Traders Say" LINK

USA Today's Greg Toppo: "Students 'Elect' Obama President" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely and Matt Kelley: "Obama Presents New Economic Rescue Plan" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Pennsylvania No Slam-Dunk For Democrats" LINK

2008: Palin:

The Boston Herald's Edward Mason: "Palin to rock Granite State" LINK

The Boston Herald's Staff: "Sarah Palin sends Tina Fey to the moon" LINK

The New York Times' Jackie Calmes and Jeff Zeleny: "Obama Details Plan to Aid Victims of Fiscal Crisis" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Faye Fiore: "Sarah Palin stirs up controversy in the wink of an eye" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Andrew Malcolm: "Sarah Palin's daughter's boyfriend's interview in one paragraph" LINK

The Washington Post's Shailagh Murray: "Looking Ahead, Obama Builds Ties With 'Blue Dogs'" http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/13/AR2008101302377.html The New York Daily News' Michael Daly: "Whatever Sarah Palin says, she exaggerates" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2008/10/13/2008-10-13_whatever_sarah_palin_says_she_exaggerate.html

2008: Economy:

USA Today's Susan Page: "Poll: Hopes Slip On Leaders Fixing Economy" http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-10-13-poll-economy_N.htm The Los Angeles Times' Maura Reynolds: "U.S. to pump $250 billion directly into banks" http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-econ14-2008oct14,0,38893.story The Associated Press' Tim Paradis: "Manic Monday: Dow Roars Back From Worst Week Ever" http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=6019460 The Associated Press' Martin Crutsinger: "Bush to Announce Expanded Bank Bailout Details" http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=6027239