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."