The Note's Must-Reads

Politics of Iraq:

Bloomberg's Ken Fireman: "Iraqi Failure to Meet Political Goals May Damage Bush Strategy" LINK

The Washington Post's Peter Baker: "As the War Debate Heats Up, Stagnant Air Is in the Forecast" LINK

The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Jeff Zeleny: "A Firm Bush Tells Congress Not to Dictate Policy on War" LINK

The New York Times' Michael R. Gordon and Jim Rutenberg: "Bush Distorts Qaed a Links, Critics Assert" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Maura Reynolds and Noam N. Levy: "Bush quiets GOP revolt over Iraq" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely and Ken Dilanian: "House votes to begin pullout in April" LINK


ABC News: i-CAUGHT (video): "Clinton and Edwards Team Up?" LINK

ABC News' Teddy Davis and Lindsey Ellerson: "Caught on Tape: Clinton to Edwards 'Our Guys Should Talk'" LINK

The New York Times' Susan Saulny: "Presidential Candidates Appear at N.A.A.C.P. Forum" LINK

ABC News (video): Clinton Rips Bush on Health Care: "Why don't you leave office early." LINK

Detroit Free Press' Dawson Bell and Kathleen Gray: "Dems pledge to undo what Bush's done" LINK

Detroit Free Press: "Bill Clinton Gave Notice Last Week" LINK

Detroit News' Mark Hornbeck and Charlie Cain: "Dems vow to bridge rich-poor divide" LINK

The Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "Obama, Clinton in a tight battle for black vote" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael Saul: "Obama vies for black vote at NAACP confab " LINK

The Washington Post's Anne Kornblut: "Candidates at NAACP Forum" LINK


The Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs: "Lawmakers back Romney, Clinton" LINK

2008: Republicans: F. Thompson:

The New York Daily News' Celeste Katz: "Fred moving ahead in GOP insider survey " LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

ABC News' Jan Simmonds: "Giuliani Pledges Image Makeover for U.S." LINK

The New York Daily News' Celeste Katz: "Fire union plans to dog Rudy on prez trail " LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

ABC News' David Chalian: "McCain Money Woes Worsen" LINK

The Des Moines Register's Tom Beaumont: "Aides say McCain safe despite exits of staffers" LINK

The Union Leader's John DiStaso: "McCain: Iraq's leaders must do more" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael Shear: "More Comings and Goings for McCain" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

ABC News (video): Romney Flip Flops on Party Loyalty? Mass. Democratic Party releases old video of Romney distancing himself from GOP. LINK

2008: Republicans: Tancredo:

Des Moines Register's Maggie O'Brien: "Tancredo Urges Reduction In Legal Immigration to U.S." LINK

2008: Democrats:

AP's Josh Funk: "Warren Buffett Weighs 2008 Choices" LINK

The New York Sun's Josh Gerstein: "Democrats Set To Join Parley of Tort Lawyers" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Luo: "Democrats Take the Lead in Raising Money Online" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

The Union Leader's John DiStaso: "Clinton dismisses Bush Iraq comments" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Detroit Free Press' Dawson Bell: "Obama Trades Hemi for Hybrid" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak: "John Edwards road-tests poverty theme" LINK

Rocky Mountain News' M.E. Sprengelmeyer: "Edwards in Iowa: more diplomacy, aid" LINK

Des Moines Register's Tony Leys: "Edwards: Smart trade is key for rural revival" LINK

Bush Administration: Libby:

The Washington Post's Michael Abramowitz: "Commuting Libby's Sentence 'Fair,' Bush Says" LINK

Bush Administration: Surgeon General:

The New York Times' Gardiner Harris: "Nominee for Surgeon General Testifies in Senate" LINK

Bush Administration: U.S. Attorneys:

The Associated Press' Laurie Kellman: Dems take step toward holding ex-Bush aide in contempt" LINK