The Note's Must-Reads


New York Times' Carl Hulse: "Congress Passes War Funds Bill, Ending Impasse" LINK

Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "Making History, Reluctantly: In a Hill Anomaly, Pelosi Shepherds Iraq Bill She Opposes" LINK

New York Times' Dalta Sussman: "Poll Shows View of Iraq War Is Most Negative Since Start" LINK

Wall Street Journal's David Rogers: "War-Funds Bill Reveals Limits of Majority LINK

Washington Post's Michael Abramowitz: "After Victory on Hill, President Shifts Tone on Iraq" LINK

Bloomberg's Ken Fireman and Janine Zacharia: "Bush, Reviving Baker-Hamilton Advice, Recasts Mission in Iraq" LINK

Bloomberg's Nicholas Johnston: "Congress Passes Iraq Funding, Handing Bush Legislative Victory" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Spiegel: "Bush opens the door to a troop withdrawal" LINK

Associated Press' Julie Hirschfeld Davis: "Senators Brace for Backlash" LINK

Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "Bush predicts bloody summer in Iraq; House OK's funding" LINK

Roll Call's Steven T. Dennis: "War-Funding Bill Approved as Many Democrats Look to Next Act" LINK

ABC News' Jonathan Karl: "EXCLUSIVE: U.S. Intelligence Community Predicted Trouble in Post-Saddam Iraq LINK

Washington Post's E.J. Dionne: "See You in September" LINK


Boston Globe's Scot Lehigh: "United in Ambivalence" LINK

2008: Republicans:

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain-Romney battle emerges into light" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Mystique of 'America's Mayor' Tarnished" LINK

New York Times' Sarah Wheaton: "Paul Offers Giuliani a Few Policy Tips" LINK

New York Times' Marc Santora: "Giuliani Takes on Edwards" LINK

New York Post's Carl Campanile: "TRUMP JR. ON TEAM RUDY" LINK

Dallas Morning News' Todd Gillman: "9/11 row with Giuliani puts Texan in spotlight" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Associated Press "McCain to hold fund-raiser on rival Romney's home turf" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson?

New York Sun's Ryan Sager: "Fred Thompson Goes Nutmeg" LINK

2008: Republicans: Gingrich?

Orange County Register's Martin Wisckol: "Gingrich not out of the running" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont: "Democrats shrug off Clinton adviser's memo" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Code Pink ready to put pressure on Obama" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Mark Konkol: "Mr. Obama's neighborhood" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Washington Post's Peter Baker and John Solomon: "Books Paint Critical Portraits of Clinton" LINK

New York Time's Katharine Seelye: "Clinton Revisits Health Care and Affordability" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler: "Clinton Sees $120 Billion In Health-Care Savings From Cost-Cutting" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman: "Clinton offers health proposal" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

ABC News' Kate Snow: "Long-time Democratic Campaign Strategist Tells All" LINK

Associated Press' "Edwards: Bush bad, hopefuls worse" LINK

2008: Congress:

Politico's Josh Kraushaar: "Campaign Notebook: Optimism in General" LINK


Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Bush seeks harsher sanctions on Iran" LINK

Associated Press: "Bush Presses to Toughen Iran Sanctions As Tehran Vows to Pursue Enrichment" LINK


New York Times' Julie Preston and Marjorie Connelly: "Immigration Bill Provisions Gain Wide Support in Poll" LINK

Washington Times' Eric Pfeiffer: "Phones busy, fervor high on immigration overhaul" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Sarah Lueck: "Immigration Measure Lives On" LINK

Wall Street Journal's John Harwood: Candidates Pick and Choose Among Immigration Details LINK

Los Angeles Times' Maura Reynolds: "Amendments to dilute immigration bill are defeated" LINK

Chares Krauthammer in The Washington Post: "One Short Amendment" LINK

Los Angeles Time's Ronald Brownstein: "Border Brouhaha Baffles Beltway" LINK


President Bush:

Bloomberg's Edwin Chen and Laura Litvan: "Bush Launches Charm Offensive in Bid to Woo Skeptical Democrats" LINK


New York Times' David Kirkpatrick: "House Votes to Lift Veil Over Donations From Lobbyists" LINK

Politico's Jeff Patch and Jeanne Cummings: "Lobbying reform measures pass House" LINK


Washington Post's Dan Eggen and Paul Kane: "Politics At Work In Inquiry, Bush Says" LINK

New York Times' David Johnson & Eric Lipton: "Bush Reaffirms His Support for Gonzales" LINK

Margaret Carlson: Goodling Is Clueless -- Except When She's Not LINK

Los Angeles Times editorial: "Gonzales' Shaky Justice" LINK


Los Angeles Times' Tina Daunt: "Politics not his game, Gore says" LINK