The Note's Must-Reads


New Yorker Magazine's Jeffrey Goldberg: "Party Unfaithful: The Republican implosion" LINK

New York Sun's Ryan Sager: "Thompson To Dip His Toes" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Post's Carl Campanile: "BIRTHDAY BOY RUDY 'BOROUGHS' FOR $$" LINK

New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: " Giuliani gets 500G & boos on visit to city" LINK

New York Daily News' Mike Lupica: "Rudy THE expert on terror? No way!" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "Romney says he'd forgo president's salary" LINK


Boston Herald's Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa: "Affleck: Clean-cut Romney GOP pick in '08" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Associated Press: "McCain Urges Immigration Overhaul" LINK

2008: Democrats:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "No Lip Service: Dems Trade Higher Taxes for Social Programs" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Democrats duel over health care" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Los Angeles Times' Duke Helfand and Steve Hymon: "Villaraigosa to endorse Clinton's presidential bid" LINK

Associated Press' Holly Ramer: "Clinton: Shared Prosperity Should Replace 'On Your Own' Society" LINK

Politico's Ben Smith: "Shrum: Bill Clinton pushed gay marriage ban" LINK

New Hampshire Union Leader's Tom Fahey: "Clinton calls for an end to favors for big business" LINK

New York Newsday's Martin Evan's "Clinton takes on the economy" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

New York Times' Robin Toner: "Obama Calls for Wider Health Care Coverage" LINK

New York Times' Sarah Wheaton: "A Doodle Is Worth $2,000" LINK

Washington Post's Anne E. Kornblut and Perry Bacon Jr.: "Obama Says Washington Is Ready for Health Plan" LINK

Chicago Tribune's John McCormick and Mike Dorning: "Obama offers health plan focused on cutting costs" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Obama won't play by the book" LINK

Time Magazine's Karen Tumulty: "Obama Channels Hillary on Healthcare" LINK's Walter Shapiro: "Barack Obama's quiet rebellion" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont: "Biden says rivals who are senators switched positions" LINK

2008: Health Care:

Wall Street Journal's Jackie Calmes: "Why Health Care No Longer Makes Politicians Leery" LINK

2008: Debates:

New Hampshire Union Leader's Stephen Beale: "NH Presidential debates open Sunday" LINK

2008: Primary Moves:

Associated Press: "Alaska, Georgia jump on the Feb. 5 primary bandwagon" LINK

2008: Potpourri:

Clarence Page: "Third party? Extremely possible" LINK


New York Times' Susan Saulny: "Some Hitherto Staunch G.O.P. Voters Souring on Iraq" LINK

Politico's Ryan Grim: "Peaceniks not all sorry to see Sheehan go" LINK

The State's James Rosen: "DeMint rips war 'wimps'" LINK

War on Terror:

New York Times' Scott Shane and Mark Mazzetti: "Advisers Fault Harsh Methods in Interrogation" LINK


New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "Bush Takes On Opponents of Immigration Bill" LINK

Washington Post's Peter Baker: "Bush Chides GOP Critics of Immigration Plan" LINK

President Bush:

Washington Post's Michael A. Fletcher: "Bush to Seek Extension of AIDS Effort" LINK

Wall Street Journal "Bush's Lowest Rating Tops Nadirs for Nixon, Carter" LINK


Anchorage Daily News' Richard Mauer: "Feds eye Stevens' home remodeling project" LINK

Washington Post's Paul Kane: "House GOP Cuts Off the $un$hine" LINK

World Bank:

New York Times' Steven Weisman: "Ex-Trade Envoy Is Bush's Choice for World Bank" LINK

Supreme Court:

Washington Post's Robert Barnes: "Over Ginsburg's Dissent, Court Limits Bias Suits" LINK


ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Gore Against Funding U.S. Troops Without Timetable for Withdrawal" LINK

CIA Leak Case:

USA Today's Richard Willing: "Plame called on to explain varied accounts" LINK

Newsweek's Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball: "Was She or Wasn't She? Arguing that Libby deserves jail time, Fitzgerald says Plame was a covert agent" LINK

Parren J. Mitchell: 1922-2007:

Washington Post's Joe Holley: "Parren Mitchell; Politician, Civil Rights Activist" LINK

The Kicker:

New York Daily News' Ben Widdicombe: "Kerry pick: Lohan" LINK