Today’s Most Popular Stories 09.23.09

Each day, Ashley Estill surfs your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for September 23, 2009:

Washington Post: The Republicans’ Deaf Ear Is a Preexisting Condition

Washington Times: Afghan troop request expected by Friday

Washington Examiner: New poll: Democrat lead over GOP is smallest in five years; doubts about Obama continue to grow

N.Y. Times: The Claim: Lack of Sleep Increases the Risk of Catching a Cold.

L.A. Times: Homeowners who ‘strategically default’ on loans a growing problem

USA Today: Cronkite records destroyed by FBI

CQ Politics: Massachusetts Ready To Allow Fill-In Senator

The Hill: Non-union, salaried workers shafted in U.S. deal with GM

Politico: Ron Paul-inspired candidates make impact

ABC News: Mackenzie Phillips Confesses to 10-Year Consensual Sexual Relationship With Father

CBS News: Obama Calls for “Walls to Come Down”

Fox News: ‘The Story of Stuff’ Coming to School Near You?

MSNBC News: Study: ‘Runaway’ melt on Antarctica, Greenland

CNN: Sarah Michelle Prinze has baby girl

Wall Street Journal: New Light on the Plight of Winter Babies

NPR: U.S. Navy Sailors Say They Were Hazed, Abused

Roll Call: Tax and Trade: 10 Staffers to Know

National Journal: Health Reformers Struggle To Get Young People Tuned In

Bloomberg News: Fed Slows Mortgage Purchases, Sees Stronger Economy

Gallup.Com: Cost Is Foremost Healthcare Issue for Americans