The Note's Must-Reads


The State's Aaron Gould Sheinin: "Clinton, Giuliani lead in S.C., poll says" LINK

New Hampshire Union Leader's Stephen Beale: "Iraq to dominate Presidential debates" LINK

New Hampshire Union Leader's Roger Simon: "To know these presidential candidates is to dislike them" LINK

2008: Republicans:

New York Times' David Brooks: "Back To Basics: Perhaps what the G.O.P. needs is Newt Gingrich's brain lodged in Fred Thompson's temperament." LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla: "McCain Confronts Rivals on Immigration to Regain Maverick Aura" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Huffington Post's Tom Edsall: "Conservative Catholics Organize To Sink Rudy" LINK

New York Times' Marc Santora: "Giuliani and Bratton, Reunited" LINK

New York Sun's Matthew Chayes: "Giuliani Would Use CompStat System as President" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

New York Sun's Russell Berman: "How Romney Faces Questions on Faith" LINK

Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "Critics press Romney on immigration view" LINK

Associated Press' Nafeesa Syeed: "Romney Calls Clinton 'European'" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

New York Times' Alessandra Stanley: "In Casting for President, Will Actor Rate a Callback?" LINK

Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "From his TV show to radio pitches, Fred Thompson gets prime airtime" LINK


2008: Democrats:

New York Times' Jacques Steinberg and Raymond Hernandez: "2 More Democratic Candidates Decline to Join in Fox News Debate" LINK

Politico's Ben Smith "Wes Clark plays field as '08 hopes fade" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

New York Times' Jeff Gerth and Don Van Natta Jr.: "Hillary's War" LINK

New York Sun's Josh Gerstein: "Clinton Warns Silicon Valley That It Could 'Sputter Out'" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Detroit News' David Shepardson: "Ford bashes Obama for Big 3 comments" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet: "Man on the run: Obama doing fund-raisers nearly daily to stay No. 1" LINK

New York Times' Jodi Kantor: "One Place Where Obama and Elbows Still Meet" LINK

Seattle Times' David Postman: "Obama launching Seattle effort today" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Edwards' Reading List Draws Scrutiny" LINK

New York Times' Patrick Healy and Marc Santora: "Aide Says Edwards Misspoke on Reading Classified Iraq Report" LINK

Deseret Morning News' Lisa Riley Roche: "Edwards to pull in $100,000 during a 3-hour stop in Salt Lake" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Dodd Gambles With a Global Warming Ad Buy" LINK

2008: Matters of Faith:

Associated Press: "The Presidential Candidates' Faiths" LINK

Associated Press' Joan Lowy: "Faith Playing Larger Role in 2008 Race" LINK

2008: Primaries:

USA Today's Ken Fuson: "Iowa crowds detract from 'one-on-one time'" LINK

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Dems' stars make splash in N.H." LINK


Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "FEC fines Kerry-Edwards campaign over $1.3 M" LINK


Associated Press' Matthew Lee: "Baghdad Embassy Plans Appear on Internet" LINK


New York Times' Thom Shanker: "Administration Rebukes Putin on His Policies" LINK

President Bush:

Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan: "Too Bad: President Bush has torn the conservative coalition asunder" LINK

New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Bush Proposes Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas" LINK

Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "As the World Warms, the White House Aspires" LINK

Wall Street Journal's David Rogers: "White House Expects Summer of Veto Fights" LINK


Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "GOP tries to make English official" LINK

Republican Party:

Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "RNC faces donor falloff, fires solicitors" LINK

Virginian-Pilot's Warren Fiske: "George Allen's back, as leader of the PAC" LINK

CIA Leak Case:

Washington Post's Carol D. Leonnig: "Libby's Lawyers Argue Against Prison as Fitzgerald Seeks 30 Months" LINK

New York Times' Adam Liptak: "Plame Sues C.I.A. for Blocking Her Memoir" LINK

Billy Graham:

Time Magazine's Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy: "A Spiritual Gift to All" LINK