The Note's Must-Reads

2008: calendar:

New York Times' Michael Cooper and Adam Nagourney: "Leapfrogging of Primaries Continues" LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "Primary Season Getting Earlier" LINK

Union Leader's John DiStaso: "The Iowa Squeeze" LINK

The State's Aaron Gould: "GOP to announce primary date today" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen: "Primary Calendar Complicates Plans for Clinton, Giuliani, Obama" LINK

House of Labor:

New York Times' Steven Greenhouse: "A.F.L.-C.I.O. Decides Not to Endorse for Now, Freeing Unions to Do So" LINK

2008: Democrats: HRC forum:

Los Angeles Times' Peter Spiegel and Joel Rubin: "Attitudes on gays in military shifting" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Mike Dorning: "Approach to gay issues is key matter for Democrats" LINK

Associated Press: "Democratic '08 hopefuls set for forum on gay issues" LINK

2008: Republicans: Iowa Straw Poll:

Quad City Times' Todd Dorman: "GOP works to secure straw poll" LINK

2008: Republicans:

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Ron Claiborne: "Romney: Giuliani's NYC 'Sanctuary' for Illegal Immigrants" LINK

Washington Times' Stephan Dinan: "Pro-life only choice for Republicans in Iowa" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

USA Today's Susan Page: "Romney supports Bush's troop increase -- for now" LINK

Associated Press: "Mitt says sons serve America by campaigning" LINK

Boston Globe's Joan Vennochi: "Romney's honesty problem" LINK

Boston Globe's Lisa Wangsness: "Romney has a memory lapse on Mass." LINK

New York Sun's John McWhorter: "My Romney Problem" LINK

2008: Republicans: F. Thompson:

Des Moines Register's Tom Beaumont: "Actor-Politician Fred Thompson to Visit Iowa Next Week" LINK

ABC News' Christine Byun: "F. Thompson Taps New Campaign Manager" LINK

CBN's Dave Brody: "1994 Memo Shows "Serious Concerns" About Fred Thompson from Tennessee Christian Coalition" LINK

2008: Republicans: T. Thompson:

Lacross Tribune's Greg J. Borowski: "One county at a time for candidate Tommy Thompson" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

Sioux City Journal's Mark C. Johnson: "Huckabee gears up for straw poll" LINK

New York Sun's Kenneth Blackwell: "Huckabee's Hope" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Seven Things We Learned from the Democratic Debate" LINK

Boston Globe's John Laidler: "Democratic activists see appealing faces in crowd" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

RealClearPolitics Rhodes Cook: "Bill and Hillary: Joined at the Base" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "PACs and lobbyists aided Obama's rise' LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

New York Times' Leslie Wayne: "Lawyers Still Like Edwards, but Spread the Wealth" LINK

New York Sun's Russell Berman: "Edwards Adopting Spitzer's Combative Tone" LINK

Bush Administration:

Washington Post's David Brown: "Bush Apparently Had Lyme Disease" LINK

Washington Post's Peter Baker: "Bush May Try to Cut Corporate Tax Rates" LINK

2008: House:

Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Hill Democrats' ratings worry some in party" LINK

Washington Post's Lois Romano And Mary Ann Akers on Rep. Tim Walz: "An Antiwar Freshman Leader Faces His Constituents" LINK

Politics of immigration:

Washington Times' Jerry Seper: "Guard troops pulled back from border" LINK

George H.W. Bush:

New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "First Father: Tough Times on Sidelines" LINK