Today’s Most Popular Stories 10.26.09

Each day, Ashley Estill surfs your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for October 26, 2009:

Washington Post: Wayward pilots say they were busy using laptops

Washington Times: U.S. troops hope Afghanistan sacrifices not in vain

Washington Examiner: Decline is a choice. But is it America’s choice?

USA Today: Police watching for ‘peephole’ drivers as winter nears

CQ Politics: House GOP Preps Midterm Message

The Hill: Reid set to move ahead on public insurance option; with state opt-out

Politico: Chamber: White House attacks are backfiring

ABC News: Justice for Somer Thompson: Predator May Have Killed Before

CBS News: Taliban: We Shot Down U.S. Chopper

Fox News: 5-Year-Old Body Builder Sets World Record

MSNBC News: Senate health bill to include public option

CNN: Police name ‘Jane Doe’ found in N.Y.

Wall Street Journal: Laptops Drive Pilots to Distraction

NPR: Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body

Roll Call: Return to Hill Isn’t Cheap

National Journal: The Needle Exchange Next Door

Bloomberg News: U.S. Markets Wrap: Stocks, Commodities Slide as Dollar Rebounds

Gallup.Com: Conservatives Maintain Edge as Top Ideological Group

Talking Points Memo: So What Is the ‘Opt-Out’ Compromise?