The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCAIN and OBAMA:

ABC News Daily Tracking Poll by Gary Langer: "First-Time Voters Go Big for Obama; Economic Worries Drag on McCain" LINK

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Obama Tweaks Tax Plan to Rebut McCain" LINK

USA Today's Julie Appleby: "Health care plans: Obama vs. McCain" LINK

Washington Post's Michael Abramowitz and Robert Barnes: "Candidates Keep Up Attacks in Key States" LINK

Washington Post's Tim Craig: "As Parties Woo Va., Spending Soars" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's T.W. Farnam: "Candidates' Cash Hoards Are Similar, But Ad-Spending Patterns Differ" LINK

The New York Time's Staff: "The Ad Wars'" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "Republican Says Dems Want 'Public To Suffer'" LINK

The Associated Press: "Rivals sharpen attacks" LINK

2008: McCAIN:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "McCain Again Flubs Highlighted Attack Lines" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Big Labor Robocall: 'John McCain Has Gotten Us Into This Economic Crisis'" LINK

Boston Herald's Hillary Chabot: "John McCain puts final touches on Granite State" LINK

Boston Herald's Joe Dwinell: "'Joe' fixes leak in John McCain's Ohio, Florida campaigns" LINK

Politico's Michael Calderone: "NYT Mag Inside The McCain Camp" LINK

Politico's Alexander Burns: "Final Score: McCain Wins The Day" LINK

The Boston Globe's Peter S. Canellos: "If Bin Laden Reemerges, McCain Stands To Gain" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Holmes: "McCain Campaign Hopes To Exploit Obama's Weakness In Keystone Primary" LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "McCain's Camp Shaves Its Ad Targets" LINK

The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller and Jeff Zeleny: "McCain Fights to Keep Crucial Blue State in Play " LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas and Bob Drogin: "McCain's Push May Not Budge Pennsylvania" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' James Rainey: "With Obama -- Where The Crowds Are" LINK

The Chicago Sun-Times' Steven Huntley: "McCain aid package addressed to Main St." LINK

The Washington Times' S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan: "McCain trails in states that backed Bush" LINK

The Washington Times' Dan Thomasson: "Cash-tastrophe buries McCain" LINK

2008: OBAMA:

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "Obama Has Huge Support Among Unreliable First Time Voters" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Obama Accuses McCain of 'Willful Ignorance' on the Economy" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Obama: Michelle a Better Dancer than McCain" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "NRA to Keep Firing at Obama in Battleground States" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Obama to Dance on "Ellen" Tomorrow" LINK

ABC News' Katie Escherich: "Hillary Clinton: Barack Obama Will Be Ready on Day One" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Obama tale lifts pie maker's fortunes" LINK

USA Today's Dave Wedge: "Gov. Deval Patrick has tie$ to embattled ACORN" LINK

Washington Post's Matthew Mosk and Sarah Cohen: "Big Donors Drive Obama's Money Edge" LINK

Politico's Ben Smith: "Obama: 'Erratic'" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler: "Obama Opens Double-Digit Lead" LINK

Bloomberg's Kim Chipman and Jeff Bliss: "Obama Reaps Benefit On Economy As McCain Hesitates On Stimulus" LINK

The New York Daily News' Staff: "Global Survey Shows World Citizens Prefer Barack Obama to John McCain by 4-to-1 Margin" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak: "In Florida, Obama Goes From Rock Star To Professor" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' James Rainey: "With Obama -- Where The Crowds Are" LINK

Newsweek Magazines' Nate Silver: "Debunking the Bradley Effect" LINK

Time Magazine's Amanda Ripley: "Sentimental Journey: Obama's Bond with His Grandmother" LINK

The Washington Times' Walker Johanson: "Obama, the wolf in sheep's garb" LINK

The Washington Times' Paul Greenberg: "Obama's cool is disturbing" LINK

The Associated Press' Allen G. Breed: "With barely 2 weeks until election, Obama's grandmother breaks hip, is gravely ill" LINK

Newsweek Magazines' Jonathan Alter: "The Bin Laden Factor: How Obama would handle a terrorist's October surprise" LINK

2008: BIDEN:

ABC News' Matthew Jaffe: "Biden Does Not Reference 'Crisis' Guarantee, Attempts to Shift Focus to McCain" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Oh, That Joe! (No. 32 in a Series) -- Where's Federico? Is He Here?" LINK

2008: PALIN:

Associated Press Investigation by Brett J. Blackledge, Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo: "Alaska Funded Palin Kids' Travel" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "But Wait Until You See the Solid Gold Parka" LINK

Washinton Post's Lyndsey Layton: "Palin Apologizes for 'Real America' Comments" LINK

Politico's Jeanne Cummings: "RNC Shells Out $150K For Palin Fashion" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Palin Walks Back "Pro-America" Parts Of Country" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Palin: Obama Dissed Clinton, Women" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Powell and Jo Becker: "Palin's Hand Seen in Battle Over Mine in Alaska" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Robin Abcarian: "Sarah Palin's College Years Left No Lasting Impression" LINK

The Associated Press: "Palin Children Traveled On Alaska's Dime" LINK

2008: VOTERS:

USA Today's Richard Wolf: "Early voting a boost for Dems" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "Hopefuls battle over who's better in crisis" LINK

USA Today's Rick Jervis: "Hurricanes may help steer Texas politics" LINK

Boston Herald's Darren Garnick: "Selling soul, filmmaker shows spirit" LINK

Washington Post's Kevin Merida: "North Carolina's New Blues" LINK

Washington Post's David Montgomery: "Democrats or Republicans, Latinas Are Swaying the Vote" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Alex Roth: "Outsize Portion Of Blacks Are Casting Early Ballots" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Luo and Ron Nixon: "More Democrats Casting Early Ballots, Data Show" LINK

The Washington Times' Heather Cobun: "Electronic voting faces a backlash" LINK


ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "Who's Attacking Joe the Plumber? Barack Obama Says Not Him" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "I'll Take Your Joe The Plumber And Raise Al The Shoe Salesman" LINK

2008: ECONOMY:

ABC News' Scott Mayerowitz: "Majority of States Now in Recession" LINK

USA Today's Chris Woodyard: "Wal-Mart sees shifts in shoppers' buying habits" LINK

USA Today's Stephanie Armour: "Lenders help more homeowners avoid foreclosure" LINK

USA Today's Dennis Cauchon: "A bad investment ripples through Main Street" LINK