We're reading a lot about the candidates and the media this election season. But what are they reading? At google.com/powerreaders now you can track the news sites and blogs Barack Obama and John McCain read (from Drudge to The Daily Show) and follow articles catching the eyes of leading political journalists. Both the McCain and Obama presidential campaigns and leading political journalists are using Google Reader to keep up with their favorite new sites and blogs as well as share articles that interest them. You can follow shared articles and blog posts, or you can add participants' reading lists or shared news feeds to your own Reader account.

We're pleased to include the following contributors in our launch:
  • Obama and McCain campaigns
  • Mike Allen, POLITICO
  • Chuck DeFeo, Townhall
  • John Dickerson, Slate
  • Mark Halperin, TIME
  • Arianna Huffington, Huffington Post
  • Ruth Marcus, Washington Post
  • Jon Meacham, Newsweek
  • Patrick Ruffini, The Next Right
Visit google.com/powerreaders to stay up to date on what the political gurus are reading -- so you too can become one by November.