The Note's Must-Reads


Los Angeles Times' Julian E. Barnes: "Iraq likely to miss goals set by U.S." LINK

The New York Times' Sanger and Cloud: "White House Is Said to Debate '08 Cut in Iraq Combat Forces by 50%" LINK


Washington Post's Spencer S. Hsu: "Campaign Puts New Strain on Secret Service" LINK

Politico Columnist Roger Simon: "To know them is to dislike them" LINK

Scripps Howard News Service's Thomas Hargrove and Guido H. Stempel III: "A field full of flaws" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Dean Treftz: "Iowa Enjoys Bountiful Campaign-Spending Harvest" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Times' Michael Powell: "Giuliani Tempers Tough Image on Campaign" LINK

Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Social conservatives bite bullet, back Rudy" LINK

2008 Republicans: Romney:

Boston Globe's James W. Pindell and Scott Helman: "With Iowa lead, Romney faces big expectations" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

The Associated Press: "Obama Calls for Universal Health Care" LINK

The Associated Press: "Michelle Obama Likes to Razz Her Husband" LINK

Washington Times' Brian DeBose: "Obama supporters multiply on campuses" LINK

New Hampshire Union Leader's Kristen Senz: "Obama finds Granite State a crowded campaign field" LINK

2008 Democrats: Edwards:

LA Times' Janet Hook: "John Edwards' populism is a risky bet" LINK

2008 Democrats: Clinton:

Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont: "Vilsack becomes key player in Clinton campaign" LINK

Attorney General Gonzales:

Washington Post's Darryl Fears: "Hispanic Groups Reconsider their Support for Gonzales" LINK

2008: House:

Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "Duckworth eyes 2nd House bid" LINK


New York Times' Anthony Ramirez: "Mayor Assails Bill in Congress on Immigration" LINK

New York Times' Michael Luo: "Change on Immigration Turns Senator Kyl Into Lightning Rod" LINK

Washington Times' Brian DeBose: "Minority caucuses question alien bill" LINK

LA Times' Molly Hennessy-Finke and Jim Puzzanghera: "Immigration screening could snag too many workers" LINK


The Associated Press' Steven R. Hurst: "Talks revive U.S.-Iran ties" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Neil King Jr.: "Mistrust Colors U.S.-Iran Talks" LINK