Tuesday's must-reads

Published October 12, 2004 1:39PM (EDT)

New York Times: Catholic bishops organizing against Kerry, galvanized by gay marriage, abortion rights and stem-cell research. Colorado bishop says voting for Kerry would be a sin that must be confessed before receiving sacraments.

AFP: More than a quarter of working families in U.S. considered poor because of a shrinking pool of well-paying jobs.

New York Times: Paul Krugman devotes his column to fact-checking Bush before Wednesday's presidential debate. "By singling out Mr. Bush's lies and misrepresentations, am I saying that Mr. Kerry isn't equally at fault? Yes. ... Mr. Bush's statements ... are fundamentally dishonest."

Washington Post: The family that runs Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation's largest collection of TV stations, has "time and again sided with President Bush." Sinclair will run an anti-Kerry movie on its stations days before the election.

USA Today: Bush and Kerry tied in poll, but voters are increasingly pessimistic about the economy, war in Iraq, and battle against terrorism. Bush's job approval rating in "dangerous territory for an incumbent president."

By Geraldine Sealey

Geraldine Sealey is senior news editor at Salon.com.

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