Wednesday's must-reads

Published September 15, 2004 1:22PM (EDT)

Los Angeles Times: Bush advertising in 17 states, Kerry cherry-picking battleground states -- spends TV money in eight.

Washington Post: Bush pledges to promote democracy around the world, yet embraces power-grabbing Putin.

New York Times: CIA Bin Laden unit has fewer case officers than before 9/11, stretched so thin it can barely function.

AP via Baltimore Sun: 219 U.S. service members injured in Iraq in last week, 7,245 since March 2003.

Boston Globe columnist Robert Kuttner: Unless Kerry reframes election debate, he "is toast."

By Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at

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