The Note's Must-Reads


Washington Post's Barton Gellman and Jo Becker: "Pushing the Envelope on Presidential Power" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Paul Richter and Noam N. Levey: "Bush aides consider Iraq truce at Capitol" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Kranish and Michael Paulson: "Centered in faith, a family emerges" LINK

2008: Republicans:

Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "GOP hopefuls load economic teams" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Times' Laurie Goodstein: "Giuliani Faces a Potential Fall From Catholic Grace" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Sunday Times of London's Sarah Baxter: "McCain could pull out of race by autumn" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Boston Globe's Michael Kranish: "Two cousins, two countries: A family split in half" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Romney Gains Credibility In Early Primary States" LINK

Associated Press' Brock Vergakis: "Romney Objects to Campaign Attacks" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson?

WSMV-TV: "Thompson Announcement Set For Nashville" LINK

Sunday Times of London's Sarah Baxter: "Old girlfriends cast their vote for Thompson" LINK

2008: Democrats:

US News & World Report's Dan Gilgoff: "Democrats Set Their Sights on Winning Back Catholics" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Chicago Sun-Times' Chris Fusco, Dave McKinney and Lynn Sweet: "Lawyer with Rezko link helps Hillary" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Chris Fusco: "Clinton hasn't returned cash from firm under investigation" LINK

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Arkansas Hillary's Southern strategy" LINK

New York Newsday's Glenn Thrush: "Raising help for Hillary" LINK

Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson: "Hillary's Sopranos Ad Is Too Close to Home" LINK

Associated Press' Beth Fouhy: "Clinton Cautious on Health Care Reform" LINK

New York Daily News' Michael McAuliff and Helen Kennedy: "2M for Hil after Bam Indian dis" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

New York Daily News' Helen Kennedy: "Transgender may KO Barack dinner" LINK

New Yorker's Rebecca Mead: "Roses Are Red: Obama, Poet" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Chris Fusco: "Obama to get rid of 2 campaign donations" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

San Francisco Chronicle's Carla Marinucci: "Elizabeth Edwards declares support for gay marriage" LINK

2008: Bloomberg?

Newsweek's Evan Thomas and Jonathan Darman: "Bloomberg's Knightly Ambitions" LINK

George Will in Newsweek: "Bloomberg to the Rescue?" LINK

Detroit Free Press' Gordon Trowbridge: "Bloomberg could woo Mich. Voters" LINK


Las Vegas Review Journal's Molly Ball: "Thompson leads GOP candidates; Clinton tops Democrats" LINK

Newsweek's Howard Fineman: "Where Will the 2008 Presidential Race Be Decided?" LINK

2008: Congress:

Washington Times' Seth McLaughlin: "Mum Warner likely to move on" LINK

President Bush:

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "Not all in Kennebunkport await summitry with glee" LINK

Associated Press' Ann Sanner: "Bushes Enjoy Ford's Theatre Holiday Gala" LINK


Newsweek's Michael Isikoff: "A New Cheney-Gonzales Mystery" LINK


New York Times' Raymond Hernandez and David Chen: "In Immigration Debate, Menendez Sees Opportunity" LINK

Supreme Court:

Washington Post's Robert Barnes: "In Second Term, Roberts Court Defines Itself" LINK

Rep. Jack Flynt 1914-2007:

Associated Press: "Former Ga. Rep. Jack Flynt Dies at 92" LINK