The Note's Must-Reads


ABC News' Brian Ross, Richard Esposito & Chris Isham Report: "White House, FBI Agents Race to Disrupt 'Summer of '07' Threat" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael Shear: "Thompson Still Waiting For Right Moment to Announce" LINK

The New York Times' David D. Kirkpatrick and Michael Cooper: "McCain Call Raises an Ethics Question" LINK


Detroit Free Press' Suzette Hackney and Todd Spangler: "Hillary Clinton still on after Bill is a no-show" LINK

ABC News' Teddy Davis, Tahman Bradley, Nik Bonovich, and Leigh Hartman: "The Chase Continues" LINK

Politics of Iraq:

The New York Times' David S. Cloud and John F. Burns: "Bush to Declare Gains in Iraq on Some Fronts " LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Paul Richter: "Administration foiled by own Iraq goals" LINK

New York Daily News' Kenneth Bazinet: "2 GOPers bolt, but can't stop Iraq surge" LINK

The Washington Post's Bob Woodward: "CIA Said Instability Seemed 'Irreversible'" LINK

2008: Republicans:

The Rocky Mountain News' M.E. Sprengelmeyer on Brownback and Tancredo: "The rivalry to watch " LINK

The Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "Illinois battles Iowa in Midwest match up" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

The Washington Post's Bob Novak: "Can McCain Come Back?" LINK

The Washington Post's Matthew Mosk: "McCain Faces Finance Woes On the Stump" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen: "McCain meltdown months in coming " LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Firefighters' Union Burns Giuliani" LINK

New York Daily News' Celeste Katz: "Firefighter Web video blasts Giuliani " LINK

2008: Republicans: Brownback:

The Washington Post's Michael Shear: "Schiavo's Brother Joins Brownback" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Time Magazine's Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy: "Leveling the Praying Field" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

The Des Moines Register's Tom Beaumont: "Clinton focuses on strategy on Iraq, not anti-war stance" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

AP's Nedra Pickler: "John Edwards Takes Page From RFK's Book" LINK

New York Times' Michael Falcone: "On Global Warming, MoveOn Voters Pick Edwards" LINK

New York Times' Leslie Wayne: "Edwards Talks Tough on Hedge Funds" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

The Washington Post's Anne Kornblut: "Biden Going on a Book Tour" LINK

2008: Democrats: Gore:

Claremont Institute's William Rusher in The Daily Breeze: "GOP Ignores Gore at its Peril" LINK

New Hampshire:

The Union Leader's Tom Fahey: "Bipartisan ONE Vote '08 opens New Hampshire office" LINK

U.S. Attorneys:

The New York Times' David Johnston: "Ex-White House Aide Says Bush Wasn't Involved in Attorney Firings " LINK

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Against Claims of Executive Privilege, a Committee Comes Up Dry" LINK

The Washington Post's Sridhar Pappu: "A Bush Aide's Long Road From The White House" LINK

Big Casino budget politics:

The New York Times' Stephen Labaton: "Bush Official Opposes Raising Taxes on Private Equity" LINK

Bush Administration: surgeon general:

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Brian Hartman: "Surgeon General Nominee Faces Tough Probing on Capitol Hill" LINK