The Note's Must-Reads

ABC News Iowa Republican Debate:

New York Times' Adam Nagourney and Michael Cooper: "In Debate, Republicans Make the Case for Staying in Iraq " LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "Democrats Targeted In GOP Debate" LINK

Des Moines Register's Tony Leys: "Crowd mixed on debate's impact" LINK

Quad City Times' Todd Dorman: "GOP candidates haggle over Iraq, health care" LINK

Des Moines Register Thomas Beaumont: "Candidates inch away from Bush" LINK

Associated Press' Mike Glover: "GOP rivals nearly united about Iraq, spar over abortion" LINK

2008: Republicans:

LA Times' Dan Morain: "GOP eyes California's electoral pie" LINK

Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "Some in party fear GOP is straying on social issues" LINK

Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "Neocons aiding '08 Republicans" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Quad City Times' Jennifer DeWitt: "McCain talks about war at Bettendorf backyard rally" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "Romney says he erred on abortion" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani

New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: "Rudy will confront abort issue head-on in Iowa" LINK

Newsday's Tom Brune: "Giuliani weathers attacks during Iowa debate" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "'Kossacks' whip up Democrat enthusiasm" LINK

Associated Press: "Lefty blog gives hill liberal dose of criticism" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Des Moines Register Jason Clayworth: "GOP candidates gang up on Democrat Obama" LINK

Associated Press: "Obama Defends Foreign Policy Comments" LINK

Concord Monitor's Lauren R. Dorgan: "Obama causes stir with foreign policy remarks" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

Des Moines Register Jolene Stevens: "Edwards: Time to boost labor " LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

DesMoines Register's Jolene Stevens: "Richardson stresses 3 issues of priority " LINK

2008: Election:

Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Presidential hopefuls forgo vacations" LINK

LA Times' Paul Brownfield: "Presidential campaign is busting loose" LINK


New York Daily News' Thomas DeFrank: "Iraqi bumbling kills hopes for U.S. pullback, sez Gates" LINK

Washington Post's Glenn Kessler: "Weapons Given to Iraq Are Missing" LINK

Bush Administration:

New York Times' James Risen: "Bush Signs Law to Widen Legal Reach for Wiretapping" LINK


Wall Street Journal's David Rogers: "Hurdles Await Congress After Recess" LINK

Bloomberg's Brian Faler: "Pelosi Risks Losing Support by Funding Pet Projects" LINK


New York Times' Julia Preston: "Surge in Immigration Laws Around U.S." LINK

Associated Press: "State immigration policies fill federal void" LINK