Friday's must-reads

By Geraldine Sealey
Published October 22, 2004 1:29PM (EDT)

Washington Post: Kerry campaign floats Cabinet ideas -- Secretary of State possibles are Holbrooke, Biden, Richardson, or a Republican: Hagel, Lugar or Warren Rudman.

Washington Post: Possible Bush Cabinet changes in a second term include Condi replacing Rummy and Wolfowitz, "Scooter" or Stephen Hadley replacing Condi.

Washington Post: Democrats seek to minimize Nader Factor in at least seven states where Bush and Kerry are dead even -- Iowa, Florida, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Minnesota, Maine and New Hampshire.

Baltimore Sun: Bush's strategy for the final week or so of the campaign, in Mike McCurry's words, "John Kerry is a bad man, and we can prove it."

New York Times: New report by Carl Levin focuses on Doug Feith's role in misrepresenting to Congress the view of American intelligence agencies about the relationship between Iraq and al-Qaida.

Bloomberg: The Pentagon's Defense Science Board says the U.S. military lacks sufficient troops for post-combat "stability and reconstruction'' operations, and should consider adding "significant'' numbers of troops.

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