The Note's Must-Reads


ABC News' Peyton Craighill and Gary Langer: "Republicans' Challenges: Plenty for Everyone" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Balz and Jon Cohen: "Poll: Republicans Like Giuliani's Electability" LINK

The Washington Post's Peter Baker: "Disfavor for Bush Hits Rare Heights" LINK


Los Angeles Times' Tomas Alex Tizon: "Paul, Gravel challenge parties' leaders" LINK

The Boston Globe's Lisa Wangsness: "Romney, Obama spar over sex education in public schools" LINK

The Washington Post's Anne E. Kornblut and Michael D. Shear: "Coffee, Pie and a Side of Politics" LINK

Dick Armey commentary in the Union Leader: "NH can make retirement security a part of the Presidential debate" LINK

2008: Republicans:

Des Moines Register's David Yepsen: "Straw poll offers GOP chance to break with Bush" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Washington Times' Audrey Hudson: "Giuliani backs legal shield for terrorism tipsters" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "GIULIANI His Plea: Focus on My Record, Not the Armchair Psychology" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen: "F. Thompson shakes up pre-launch campaign" LINK

The Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "Thompson gains among social conservatives" LINK

2008: Democrats:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Clinton: Obama 'Irresponsible and Naive'" LINK

AP's Ron Fournier: Democratic Hopefuls Snub Moderates LINK

The New York Times' Patrick Healy: "Clinton and Obama Campaigns Spar Over Debate" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet: "Dem Superbowl forum" LINK

Associated Press' Ron Fournier: "Democratic Hopefuls Snub Moderates" LINK

Miami Herald's Lesley Clark: "Clinton, Obama spar over `meeting Castro'" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Nashua Telegraph's Kevin Landrigan: "Senator's forum focuses on green" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Obama models campaign on Reagan insurgency" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Richardson tries to build on appeal" LINK

Des Moines Register's William Petroski: "Richardson promises unity, preservation of rights" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Los Angeles Times' James Rainey: "Gun enthusiast doesn't warm to Biden" LINK

2008: Bloomberg:

Politico's Peter A. Brown: "Bloomberg candidacy would help Dems" LINK

2008: YouTube Debate:

Union Leader's Stephen Beale: "Turn the dial, rate the Dems" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan and Matea Gold: "Average citizen is star of debate" LINK

Associated Press: "Fewer viewers for debate" LINK

Detroit Free Press' Julie Hinds: "Clinton's jacket a subject for debate" LINK


The Hill's Manu Raju: "Conservatives call for Bush to emphasize 'leaving Iraq'" LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenber and Alissa J. Rubin: "Bush and Iraqi: Frequent Talks, Limited Results" LINK

The New York Times' Stephen Farrell: "U.S. and Iran Trade Blame in Second Round of Iraq Talks" LINK

The Boston Globe's Farah Stockman: "US, Iran will cooperate on Iraq security" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Josh Meyer, James Gerstenzang and Greg Miller: "Bush ties Al Qaeda in Iraq to Sept. 11" LINK

Bush Administration:

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg and Mark Mazzetti: "President Links Qaeda of Iraq to Qaeda of 9/11" LINK

Politico's Daniel W. Reilly: "Feingold finds little backing for censure" LINK

The Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "Senate Democrats rap Bush veto threat" LINK


Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small: "Gonzales Digs a Deeper Hole" LINK

The Hill's Elana Schor: "Sens. say Gonzales lied" LINK

The New York Times' David Johnston and Scott Shane: "Gonzales Denies Improper Pressure on Ashcroft" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Eggen and Paul Kane: "Gonzales, Senators Spar on Credibility" LINK


The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "Emanuel sees immigration shelved until second term" LINK


Bloomberg's Ryan J. Donmoyer and Kristin Jensen: "Schumer Fights Buyout-Firm Tax Rise With Vow to Spread the Pain" LINK