The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Republican Debate:

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Rick Klein: "Candidates Skate Around the Issues in GOP Debate" LINK

New York Times' Patrick Healy and Marc Santora: "G.O.P. Candidates Spar Over Immigration" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz and Michael D. Shear: "McCain Sets Self Apart in Debate" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Jackie Calmes and Christopher Cooper: "In the Republican Debate, Few Back Bush on Immigration" LINK

Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "GOP hopefuls spar, rip Bush" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "GOP Big Three play nice at debate - mostly" LINK

New York Sun's Russell Berman: "McCain Fends Off GOP Gibes for Backing Immigration Bill" LINK

New Hampshire Union Leader's Scott Brooks: "Candidates try to make their points" LINK

Baltimore Sun's Paul West: "Immigration gets attention in debate of GOP hopefuls" LINK

New York Daily News' Celeste Katz and David Saltonstall: "Lightning strikes and silences Rudy" LINK

New York Post's Carl Campanile: "MCC & RUDY IN ALIEN WAR" LINK

2008: Republican Debate: Winners, Losers & Analysis:

Boston Globe editorial: "The Republican big tent" LINK

Boston Globe's Peter S. Canellos: "By standing alone, McCain finds a chance to stand out" LINK

Politico's Roger Simon: "Debate winners! Guaranteed accurate!" LINK

Des Moines Register's David Yepsen: "GOP wins, president loses in CNN debate" LINK

Boston Herald's Howie Carr: "Three strikes and McCain is a washout" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet: "Security, borders, God" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' Christine Byun: "After GOP Debate, Fred Thompson Weighs In" LINK

New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "F. Thompson on Fox" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Fred's Founders seek $4.6M" LINK

New York Daily News' Mike Lupica: "Another presidential act: Like Reagan, Thompson may trade star power for world power" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus: "The Democrats' Leap of Faith" LINK

New York Times' Michael Cooper and Patrick Healy: "Is U.S. Safer Since 9/11? Clinton and Rivals Spar" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Scott Fornek: "New poll: Is it really tied up?" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

New Hampshire Union Leader's John Whitson: "Clinton to address Central seniors at graduation" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times: "A mixture of strength, vulnerability" LINK

Associated Press: "Hillary hires Iowa aide" LINK

Philadelphia Inquirer's Dick Polman: "Clinton comes out ahead" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Richmond Times Dispatch's Tyler Whitley: "Obama warns of 'quiet riots'" LINK

Virginian-Pilot's Steven G. Vegh: "In Hampton, Obama addresses war, poverty and black tensions" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet: "Obama now opposes Defense of Marriage Act" LINK

Libby Sentence:

ABC News' Jason Ryan, Pierre Thomas and Theresa Cook: "Libby Sentenced to 2½ Years in CIA Leak Case" LINK

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Republican '08ers Voice Anger with Libby Sentence" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Evan Perez: "Pen Pals: Letters Laud Scooter Libby, Fail to Spare Him" LINK

Time Magazine's Reynolds Holding: "Why Libby's Sentence Was So Tough" LINK

Jefferson Indictment:

Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "House Moves Against Embattled Jefferson" LINK

Fired Prosecutors:

Washington Post's Dan Eggen: "Ex-Prosecutor Says He Didn't Think Charges Would Affect Election" LINK


Time Magazine's Massimo Calabresi: "Behind Bush's Missile Defense Push" LINK


Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak: "Immigration, Bush in crossfire" LINK


Associated Press: "Law keeps Thomas' seat in GOP" LINK

The Kicker:

Vanity Fair: "'It's Bono, on Line One'" LINK