Table of Contents: Oct. 18, 2004

10 QUESTIONS: Radio's Don Imus on Bush, bigotry and Howard Stern 8

LETTERS 10

NOTEBOOK

With dozens dead in hotel bombings in Sinai, experts ask if al-Qaeda has found a new battleground 17

IN THE ARENA: Joe Klein on how Bush and Kerry promise the voters everything and demand nothing of them 25

COVER STORY

Crunch Time Jostling for every last vote, Bush and Kerry are stumping, spinning and trying to fire up their bases in a final blitz before Election Day 26

THE GROUND WAR: In the trenches with the campaign foot soldiers 30

TAKING THE HILL: TIME's guide to...

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