The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Fundraising:

Associated Press' Jim Kuhnhenn: "Obama, Clinton have $30 million-plus" LINK

Associated Press: "Presidential fundraising at a glance" LINK

New York Times' Michael Cooper and Michael Luo: "Democrats Continue to Beat Republicans at the Donor Box" LINK

Bloomberg's Jonathan D. Salant and Timothy J. Burger: "Clinton, Obama, Break Bush's Cash Record, Dwarfing Rivals" LINK

Rocky Mountain News' Burt Hubbard: "Obama on a roll with Colo. Donors" LINK

New York Sun's Jill Gardiner: "Clinton Fund-Raiser Swing To Sweep Into Hamptons" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain and Doug Smith: "Small donors give big to Obama" LINK

The Washington Post's Matthew Mosk and Sarah Cohen: "Campaigns Raise, Burn More Cash, More Quickly" LINK

The Washington Post's Shankar Vedantem: "Campaign Contributions Change Priorities, Not Beliefs" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet: "$30 mil. Juggernauts" LINK

2008: Republicans:

The Wall Street Journal's Valerie Bauerlein: "Political Woes Dog Republicans Across the South" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Newsweek's Richard Wolffe: "Inside the McCain Campaign Meltdown" LINK

New York Magazine's John Heilemann: "Missing McCain" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "McCain's latest political strategy: Survival" LINK

The Associated Press: "McCain racks up $1.8M debt" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' Jennifer Rubin: "Thompson Uses Loophole to Avoid Reporting Fundraising" LINK

US News & World Report's Dan Gilgoff: "Thompson Reaches to the Right: Laying the groundwork for evangelical support" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Hungering for Thompson" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Associated Press' Deanna Bellandi: "Hopefuls lash Gonzales and court rulings" LINK

The New York Times' Robin Toner: "New Economic Populism Spurs Democrats" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Newsweek's Anna Quindlen: "For Hillary: A Proposal" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Chicago Sun-Times' Mary Mitchell: "Obama call for end to violence lacks audience" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

Associated Press' Becky Bohrer: "Edwards proposes N.O. rebuilding plan" LINK

The New York Times' Leslie Wayne: "Edwards Embarks on Tour in South to Focus on Poverty" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Union Leader's Jim Devine: "Candidate Dodd makes his points at Salem party" LINK

2008: Debates:

Newsweek's Andrew Romano: "YouTube Debate: Groundbreaking or Hype?" LINK

The State's Aaron Gould Sheinin: "Citadel popular stop for politicians" LINK

2008: Polls:

Concord Monitor's Lauren Dorgan: "Clinton, Romney lead poll" LINK

2008: Congress:

ABC News' Matthew Jaffe: "Franken Beats Coleman in Second Quarter Fundraising" LINK


ABC News' Liz Marlantes and Tom Giusto: "Bush Firm on Iraq as Senators' Tempers Flare" LINK

The New York Times' John F. Burns: "U.S. General in Iraq Speaks Strongly Against Troop Pullout" LINK

The New York Times' Brian Knowlton: "Top U.S. Official Asks Congress Not to Put Limits on Iraq Mission" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Jim Puzzanghera and Nicole Gaouette: "White House rejects GOP call on Iraq" LINK

USA Today's Peter Eisler, Blake Morris, and Tom Vanden Brook: "Pentagon balked at pleas from officers in field for safer vehicles" LINK

The Washington Post's Walter Pincus: "Senators Seek Update to Iraq Authorization" LINK

New York Daily News' Michael McAuliff: "Thumbs down in Washington, Baghdad on quick Iraq pullout" LINK

The Washington Times' Eric Pfeiffer: "Hadley sees improved Iraq by September" LINK

Boston Globe's Charlie Savage: "In Iraq bills, a Vietnam echo" LINK

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Associated Press' Kelley Shannon: "Lady Bird Johnson laid to rest next to former president" LINK

USA Today's Andrea Stone: "Lady Bird Johnson buried beside husband" LINK