The Note's Must-Reads


New York Times' David Kirkpatrick: "As Senator Rose, Lobbying Became Family Affair" LINK

2008: Fundraising:

ABC News' Liz Marlantes, Greg McCown and Jean Garner: "Obama's $32.5 Million Campaign Haul" LINK

ABC News' Raeyln Johnson: "Edwards Pulls in $9 Million for Quarter" LINK

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "Obama Campaign Raises $32.5 Million" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Brody Mullins: "Obama, Clinton Outpace Rivals' Fund Raising" LINK

Politico's Ben Smith and Richard Allen Greene: "Obama, Clinton smash fundraising records" LINK

The Hill's Jeremy Jacobs: "Obama's $32.5 million beat Clinton in second quarter" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen: "Obama Taps Internet, Small Donors to Top Clinton's Fundraising" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Mike Dorning and John McCormick: "Obama posts donation record" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain: "Obama reports raising $32.5 million in last 90 days" LINK

The Daily News' Kenneth R. Bazinet: "Holy Cash Cow, Barack!" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet: "Obama leads -- in cash" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Post's Maggie Haberman: "Giuliani returns 'fire'" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

The Associated Press: "McCain to make 6th trip to Iraq war zone." LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla: "Romney Finds Classmate Bush's Management Lapses Unlikely Hurdle" LINK

2008: Republicans: Fred Thompson:

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "Thompson Moves From 'If' He'll Run to 'How'" LINK

2008: Republicans: Tommy Thompson:

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Iowa Straw Poll a 'Must-Win,' Says Tommy Thompson" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Second-tier candidates waiting for a slip-up" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

New York Sun's Dan Dorfman: "$350,000 Bet on Another Clinton Presidency" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Politico's Ben Smith: "Plouffe's memo: Hillary as incumbent?" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Associated Press' Philip Elliott: "Dodd Struggles for Support in N.H., Iowa" LINK

Hartford Courant's David Lightman: "Dodd Lags Behind" LINK

2008: Bloomberg?

New York Post's Dan Kadison: "Dot-comment on Mike" LINK


McClatchy Newspapers' Rob Hotakainen: "Protecting candidates will be costly" LINK


Robert Novak: "McConnell's Immigration Failure" LINK

Washington Times' Eric Pfeiffer: "Chertoff rebukes Congress over bill" LINK

Des Moines Register's Lisa Rossi: "Tancredo blasts rivals on immigration stand" LINK

Fired Prosecutors:

Washington Post's Lyndsey Layton: "Leahy Says He May Seek Charge Of Contempt Against President" LINK

Putin Visit:

Wall Street Journal's Yochi J. Dreazen: "How Putin's Visit Is an Opportunity" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Putin arrives in Maine as friend" LINK

Associated Press' David Sharp: "Demonstrators march in Kennebunkport to protest Bush, Putin" LINK

President Bush:

Washington Post's Peter Baker: "A President Besieged and Isolated, Yet at Ease" LINK

Washington Post's Fred Hiatt: "Buried With Bush" LINK

ABC News' John Cochran: "Father Knows Best" LINK

Washington Times' Jon Ward: "Executive privilege carries a hefty political price" LINK