The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCAIN and OBAMA:

ABC News Analysis by Gary Langer: "More Challenges for McCain, From Ayers to the Palin Pick" LINK

ABC News' Joel Siegel: "Obama Cash Typhoon Swamps McCain Camp" LINK

The Washington Post's DeNeen L. Brown: "Jitters All Around: With Two Weeks to Go and Lots At Stake, Voter Anxiety Is Spiking" LINK

The Associated Press' Glen Johnson: "McCain Suggests Obama Tax Policies Are Socialist" LINK

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "Safety in Numbers? Poll-Driven Press Goes Out on a Limb" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Eggen: "Opponents Find Agreement in Bashing Bush" LINK

The Boston Globe's Campaign Notebook: "Candidates spar sharply over tax cuts" LINK

The Boston Globe's Keith O'Brien: "Signs of the times" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas and Tom Hamburger: "McCain and Obama get ready for the White House" LINK

2008: McCAIN:

ABC News Analysis by Gary Langer: "More Challenges for McCain, From Ayers to the Palin Pick" LINK

The Boston Herald's Mike Underwood: "Poll: Ohio puts John McCain in front" LINK

The Washington Post's The Trail: "McCain Adviser Suggests NoVa Not 'Real Virginia'" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "VA And FL State Parties Clashing With McCain" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "'Die-Hards' Want To Set Eyes On McCain" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson and Kathy Kiely: "No Rest For The Weary As '08 Race Turns Into Sprint" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Stephen Power: "Big Coal Campaigning To Keep Its Industry On Candidates' Minds" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "VA And FL State Parties Clashing With McCain" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "'Die-Hards' Want To Set Eyes On McCain" LINK

2008: OBAMA:

ABC News' John Berman, Jake Tapper, Tahman Bradley and Arnab Datta: "Obama 'Beyond Humbled' as GOP's Powell Says He'd Be 'an Exceptional President'" LINK

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "Obama raised over $150 million in September" LINK

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "Powell Endorsement 'Eliminated The Experience Argument'" LINK

ABC News' Mary Bruce: "Gingrich Impressed With Powell Nod" LINK

ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "Obama: My Tax Credits are Not 'Welfare'" LINK

The Boston Herald's Jessica Heslam: "Harvard gives to Barack Obama" LINK

The Boston Herald's Laura Crimaldi: "Economic change sweeps seniors to Obama" LINK

The Washington Post's Alec MacGillis: "Democrats See Opportunity In Outer Suburbs' Troubles" LINK

The Washington Post's Karen DeYoung: "Obama Endorsed By Colin Powell" LINK

The Washington Post's Matthew Mosk: "Obama's September Haul Provides Huge Advertising Edge" LINK

The Boston Globe's Lisa Wangsness: "Obama seeks to score in a very red zone" LINK

The Boston Globe's Peter Slevin: "A look at Obama's home turf in Chicago" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan and Christina Bellantoni: "Obama gains $150 million, Powell's nod" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Cash-flush Obama steamrolls McCain in ads" LINK

Time Magazine's Mark Halperin: "How the Powell Endorsement Boosts Obama" LINK

Newsweek Magazine's Jon Meacham: "It's Not Easy Bein' Blue" LINK

The Chicago Sun-Times: "Sun-Times Endorses Barack Obama" LINK

Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "'Mystery' Man Lends Support To Obama" LINK

Politico's Amie Parnes and Carrie Budoff Brown: "Powell Pick Affects McCain, Obama" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Monica Langley and Jessica E. Vascellaro: "Google CEO Backs Obama" LINK

Politico's Harry Siegel: "Final Score: Obama Wins, Big-Time" LINK

Bloomberg's Demian McLean and Nadine Elsibai: "Obama Holds Lead Over McCain In Polls, Gets Boost From Powell" LINK

Bloomberg's James Rowley: "Obama Assembles U.S.'s 'Largest Law Firm' To Monitor Election" LINK

Bloomberg's Jonathan D. Salant and Julianna Goldman: "Obama's $150 Million Haul May Overwhelm McCain, Republicans" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Cooper and Laura Meckler: "Obama Takes In A Record $150 Million, But McCain Narrows Gap In Some Polls" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Weisman and Amy Chozick: "Powell Endorses Obama, Reflecting Fractures In GOP" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely and David Jackson: "Powell, Money Go Obama's Way" LINK

The Boston Globe's John Whitesides: "Obama Opens 6-Point Lead Over McCain" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak and Richard B. Schmitt: "Barack Obama has advantage of big bucks, a big name: Colin Powell" LINK

The New York Daily News' Thomas M. DeFrank: "Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama is a vote against GOP" LINK

The New York Daily News' Richard Sisk: "Barack Obama raises stunning $150 million in September" LINK

2008: BIDEN:

ABC News' Matt Jaffe: "Powell Endorsement Means 'No More Questions' About Obama's Readiness" LINK

2008: PALIN:

The Associated Press' David Bauder: "Palin Draws Big Ratings for 'Saturday Night Live'" LINK

The Boston Herald's Joe Fitzgerald: "Sarah Palin doesn't deserve all this cattiness" LINK

The Boston Herald's Inside Track: "Sarah Palin draws SNL" LINK

The Boston Herald's Op-Ed by Jennifer C. Braceras: "Ridiculing Palin, now that's stupid" LINK

The Boston Globe's Joan Vennochi: "Palin power in N.H." LINK

USA Today's Gery Levin: "Live From New York, Palin Plays Palin On 'SNL'" LINK


The Associated Press: "'Joe the Plumber' strikes back at media" LINK

2008: VOTERS:

The Washington Post Staff Writer: "Minn. Candidate a Poster Boy for Democratic Hopes" LINK

The Washington Post's Hamil R. Harris: "D.C. Residents Can Cast 'Absentee' Votes Today" LINK

The Boston Globe's Gabrielle Dunn: "McCain And Obama Campaigns Try To Woo Jewish Voters" LINK

USA Today's Andrea Stone: "Kansas Politics Bleeds Two Shades Of Red" LINK

2008: ECONOMY:

Visit the ABC News Special Section: Hitting Home, The Economic Squeeze: LINK

The Associated Press' Deb Riechmann: "Bush Will Host World Leaders at Economic Summit" LINK

The Christian Science Monitor's Ron Scherer: "U.S. Close to $1 Trillion Deficit: Now What?" LINK