The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: "Pro-Abortion Rights Giuliani Courting Whole-life Brownback" LINK

New York Times' MICHAEL BRICK: "'80s Plot to Hit Giuliani? Mob Experts Doubt It" LINK

Washington Post's Benjamin Wallace-Wells: "Giuliani's Policy Professor" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Sam Brownback warms to Giuliani" LINK

Associated Press: "Giuliani Jokes About Reports of Mob Hits" LINK

Newsweek's Richard Wolffe: "Giuliani Time" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake and Alexander Bolton: "Brownback alters view" LINK

New York Post's Charles Hurt: "WHY RUDY'S RIDING HIGH" LINK

Associated Press: "Giuliani's police chief could be problem" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

ABC News' Matt Stuart: "Mitt Romney Invokes Lewinsky Scandal" LINK

Boston Globe's MICHAEL LEVENSON: "Romney assails Clintons as lacking in family values" LINK

Boston Globe's Scot Lehigh: "Romney's faux pas" LINK

Associated Press: "Romney Open to Iran 'Bombardment'" LINK

Union Leader's FAITH SWYMER: "Romney hounded by marijuana advocate" LINK

Associated Press: "Romney embraces Jones endorsement despite anti-Mormon views" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' JAKE TAPPER and KATIE HINMAN: "Low Key or Low Energy? Thompson's Doing It His Way" LINK

The Hill: "2008 and counting: GOP didn't look to Thompson last year: LINK

Des Moines Register's JONATHAN ROOS: "Thompson campaign adds Iowa staff" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "McCain's 'Secret Strategy Memo' on Giuliani" LINK

New York Times' MICHAEL COOPER and MARC SANTORA: "McCain Rebukes Giuliani on Waterboarding Remark" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Susan Davis: "McCain, FOX at Odds Over Ad" LINK

Des Moines Register's TOM WITOSKY: "McCain: No waterboarding, period" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

Wall Street Journal's John Fund: "Another Man From Hope" LINK


2008: Republicans: Paul:

New York Times' JULIE BOSMAN: "Flush With New Millions, Underdog Vies to Compete" LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "Rep. Ron Paul plans ad blitz, personal appearances in N.H." LINK

2008: Republicans:

ABC News' Bret Hovell: "Huckabee and McCain share AARP stage" LINK

Washington Times' Deborah Simmons: "In bed with Rudy and Mitt" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

ABC News' Eloise Harper: "Clinton E-Mail: Obama Changed on Iran" LINK

New York Times' MARK LEIBOVICH: "A No-Nonsense Style Honed as Advocate" LINK

New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "Clinton E-Mail Hits Obama on Iran" LINK

New York Times' PATRICK HEALY: "Clinton Celebrates 60 With a Concert and a Jab at a Certain New Red Sox Fan" LINK

Associated Press: "Clinton Uses Birthday to Raise Funds" LINK

Washington Times' Donald Lambro and Christina Bellantoni: "Polls put Hillary ahead, but she's still no shoo-in" LINK

New York Sun's R. EMMETT TYRRELL, JR.: "Seven Things About Clinton" LINK

Associated Press: "Analysis: It's Clinton's Race to Lose..." LINK

Salon's Walter Shapiro: "Is Hillary running away with the race?" LINK

Sacramento Bee's Dan Smith: "Clinton maintains big advantage in California" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Los Angeles Times' Andrew Malcolm: "Obama plans L.A. HQ opening -- with unfortunate words" LINK

New York Sun's NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT: "Obama Fails To Quell Row Over an Anti-Gay Singer" LINK

The State: "Vigil set to protest Obama campaign event" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson: "Edwards Slams Clinton, Romney on Iran" LINK

Indianola Record Herald's JOE WINN: "Edwards takes aim at insurance firms" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

New York Times' JIM RUTENBERG: "Playing Up the Value of Experience and a Cheap Haircut" LINK

2008: Democrats:

New York Times' Ariel Alexovich: "Biden and Kucinich Outline Health Care Plans" LINK

2008: Early States:

ABC News' David Chalian and Mike Chesney: "Iowa Dems Expected to Caucus Jan. 3" LINK

New York Times' JEFF ZELENY: "Iowa Democrats Recommend Jan. 3 for the State's Caucuses" LINK

Union Leader's JOHN DISTASO: "NH primary: Room to breathe?" LINK

Des Moines Register: "Youths told: Give pledge on caucus" LINK

2008: Presidential Candidates:

Washington Post: "McCain and Clinton" LINK

Campaign Contributions:

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten and David Jackson: "Baseball bosses play on political field" LINK

Political Coverage:

Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "Mainstream Blogs Open Floodgates for Political Coverage" LINK


New York Times' MARC SANTORA: "Rivals From Both Parties Spar Over Response to Iran" LINK

Tax Policy:

Bloomberg's Alison Fitzgerald: "Republicans Welcome Rangel's Tax Bill as Election-Year `Gift'" LINK