The Note's Must-Reads

Breaking News:

Associated Press' Jennifer Love: "Illness Sidelines Bush at G-8 Summit" LINK


ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Immigration Bill Dead? Measure Fails Key Senate Vote" LINK

New York Times' Carl Hulse and Robert Pear: "Immigrant Bill, Lacking 15 Votes, Stalls in Senate" LINK

Wall Street Journal's David Rogers and Sarah Lueck: "Immigration Bill Might Be Dead After Failing Pivotal Senate Test" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz: "A Failure of Leadership in a Flawed Political Culture" LINK

Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Snubbing the White House, Without Snubbing the White House" LINK

Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "Kennedy alliance costly to GOP senators" LINK


New York Times' Robin Toner: "For 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' Split on Party Lines" LINK

Charles Krauthammer: "Two Years of Humble Pie" LINK

2008: Republicans:

New York Sun's Ryan Sager: "Former McCain Donor and Personal Lawyer Switches to Thompson" LINK

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Will Romney Be Only Candidate in Iowa Poll?" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Washington Post's Matthew Mosk: "Defections to Fred Thompson Pose a Major Threat to McCain" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Concord Monitor's Daniel Barrick: "At high school, Romney challenged on gay unions" LINK

Associated Press' Liz Sidoti: "Romney Rejects Long-Term Iraq Presence" LINK

Associated Press: "Fla. evangelist defends right to criticize Romney campaign" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

New York Times' John Kifner: "Good Form Once, but Now a Dark Horse" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Washington Post's Ryan Grim: "First-tier Dems skip Hopkins debate" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Politico's Ben Smith: "Michael Moore hits Clinton in 'Sicko'" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Tina Daunt: "Hillary Clinton enjoys renewed Hollywood clout" LINK

Detroit Free Press' Kathleen Gray: "Clinton aims to get labor in her corner" LINK

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Hillary's 'zero' abortions goal hit" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Chicago Tribune's Ray Gibson and David Jackson: "Obama gifts are passed on: Campaign funds came from pair linked to indicted insider Rezko" LINK

Washington Times' Brian DeBose: "Obama rallies supporters for door-to-door campaign" LINK

Associated Press: "Voter intimidation targeted by Obama" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

New York Times' Conrad Mulcahy and Marc Santora: "Edwards Answers His Critics With Attack on 'Terror Doctrine'" LINK

Associated Press' Beth Fouhy: "Edwards Assails Clinton's Terror Remarks" LINK


New York Times' Conrad Mulcahy: "What About Paris?" LINK

2008: Congress:

Wall Street Journal's Kevin Helliker: "In Kansas, Democrats Turn To the Right to Keep Seat" LINK

Politico's Josh Kraushaar: "GOP may not win DeLay's old seat" LINK


Los Angeles Times' Peter Spiegel: "'War czar' duties may signal policy shift" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Noam N. Levey: "2 GOP senators back troop reduction in Iraq" LINK


New York Times' James Risen: "Democrats May Subpoena N.S.A. Documents" LINK

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "House Votes to Expand Stem Cell Research" LINK

The Hill's Jim Snyder and Jonathan E. Kaplan: "Dems clash on climate bill" LINK

Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "GOP eyes 'shutdown' of Senate over judges" LINK

Libby Sentence:

E. J. Dionne Jr.: "A Defining Choice for The GOP" LINK