The Note's Must-Reads

Politics of Iraq:

The Washington Post's Peter Baker and Karen DeYoung: "Bush Plans To Stress Next Phase In Iraq War" LINK

The Washington Post's Murray and Weisman: "Democrats Seek GOP Support in Votes on Iraq War" LINK

ABC News' Martha Raddatz: "'Crack in the Dike': White House in 'Panic Mode' Over GOP Revolt on Iraq" LINK

Bloomberg's Ken Fireman: "Bush Aides Seek More Time for Iraq Plan as Senate Debate Starts" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Anti-war views on Iraq rise to record" LINK

The Los Angeles Time's Noam N. Levy: "GOP Iraq critics get a White House shrug" LINK

The New York Times' John F. Burns and Alissa J. Rubin: "U.S. Envoy Offers Grim Prediction on Iraq Pullout" LINK

The Washington Times' Anne Flaherty: "Iraq fails to meet all reform goals, report will say" LINK

Vitter's "very serious sin:"

Associated Press' Douglass Daniel: "Senator's Number on Escort Service List" LINK

2008: polls:

USA Today's John O. Buckley: "Poll: Clinton, Giuliani widen leads over nearest 2008 rivals" LINK

2008: Iowa:

The Washington Times' Christina Bellatoni: "Iowans find no favorites for 2008" LINK

2008: Republicans:

The Detroit Free Press' Kathleen Gray: "Republicans cool to presidential forum at Cobo" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

The Los Angeles Times' Janet Hook: "Thompson not always at GOP core" LINK

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Sununu Grows Testy When Asked If Thompson Lobbied for Abortion Rights" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Associated Press' Philip Elliott: "N.H. home gives Romney an edge" LINK

2008: Democrats:

The Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr.: "For Democrats, Pragmatism On Universal Health Care" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama

The Boston Globe's James Pindell: "Activist endorses Obama" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Obama's views not always what some expect" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Washington Post's Anne Kornblut: "Clinton Pollster Likes What He Sees" LINK

2008: Alberto Gonzales:

The Washington Post's John Solomon: "Gonzales Was Told of FBI Violations" LINK