The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Democrats – AFL-CIO Forum:'s Tahman Bradley: "Obama and Edwards Bring Clinton Heat Over Lobbyists" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Obama and Clinton Take the Gloves Off in AFL-CIO Debate" LINK

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny and Steven Greenhouse: "War on Terror Takes Focus at Democrats' Debate " LINK

Politico's Roger Simon: "Democrats woo labor but bash each other" LINK

Chicago Tribune's John McCormick and Stephen Franklin: "Democrats debate before union members in Chicago" LINK

2008: Election

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Firefighters look to back Dem, 'hammer' Giuliani " LINK

2008: Republicans:

Washington Post's Jon Cohen: "When a Poll Is Not Really a Poll" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Newsday's Tom Brune: "In Iowa, Rudy deflects questions about religion" LINK

Quad City Times' Ed Tibbetts: "Giuliani focuses on adoption, abortion in Bettendorf stop" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Hustling in the heartland" LINK

2008: Republicans: Tancredo:

Quad City Times': "Tancredo makes Iowa push before straw poll" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Huckabee hopes Iowans help him stay in 2008 race" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

Associated Press: "Ad for Paul debuts in Iowa" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Clarence Page: "Ron Paul big on 'Net, but media don't notice" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:'s Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy: "Billy Graham: Hillary's Solace" LINK

Associated Press: "Female support boosts Hillary" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Chicago Sun Times' columnist Lynn Sweet: "Obama turns to his favorite weapons" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Miriam Jordan: "Obama Seeks to Make the Sale to Hispanics" LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "PAC money put to work by Obama" LINK

Politico's Ben Smith: "Obama brushes back foreign policy critics" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "Richardson unveils mandatory healthcare plan" LINK


Associated Press' Robert Burns: "Gen. Petraeus readies Iraq war report" LINK

Bush Administration:

Washington Post's Jerry Markon: "Vacancies Whittle Away Right's Hold On Key Court" LINK's Edwin Chen: "Washington's August Break: Just Don't Call It Vacation Time" LINK