The Note's Must-Reads

Human Rights Campaign forum:

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Would Obama Position Spread Same-Sex Marriage?" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Joel Rubin: "Democrats quizzed at LA gay-rights forum" LINK

New York Times' Patrick Healy: "Democrats Voice Support of Gay Rights in TV Forum" LINK

Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr.: "Democratic Candidates Address Gay Rights Issues" LINK

New York Post's Geoff Earle: "Dems Leave Gays At The Altar In the Forum" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Forum puts Democrats in hot seat over gay issues" LINK

Iowa Republican Straw Poll:

The Washington Post's Michael Shear and Alec MacGillis: "Romney's Cash Beckons Iowans To Straw Poll" LINK

ABC News' Rick Klein and Jennifer Parker: "Fun and Firearms at the Ames Straw Poll" LINK

ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman: "Say What?! The Straw Poll Explained" LINK's Hans Nichols: "Brownback, Huckabee May Find Iowa Straw Poll a `Peasant-Maker'" LINK

Los Angeles Times' James Rainey: "Democrats court Iowa, row by row" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "A Case of She Said vs. She Said: Did Clinton Contradict . . . Clinton?" LINK

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "Clinton, Too, Ruled Out A-Bomb Use" LINK

The Washington Times' Brian DeBose: "Hillary touts years as target" LINK

Daily News' Celeste Katz: "'Warm' Clinton's got a friend in Rev. Billy" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Concord Monitor's Shira Schoenberg: "Robinson speaks for himself" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

New York Times' Adam Nagourney and Michael Luo: "Romney Pushed on Conservative Credentials" LINK

Associated Press' Glen Johnson:"Romney Adapts Business Plan to Politics" LINK

Des Moines Register's Perry Beeman: "Romney: Gays deserve respectful treatment" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Huckabee: Dems Would Label Romney a Flip-Flopper" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephan Dinan: "Huckabee banks on presidential straw-poll victory" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

ABC News' Jan Simmonds: "Giuliani Says He Is Equal to 9/11 Recovery Workers" LINK

New York Post's Carl Campanile: "Rudy's 9/11 Toxic Shock" LINK

Associated Press' Libby Quaid:"Giuliani's Faith Both Public and Private" LINK

2008: Republicans:Brownback:

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Brownback as Dark Horse?" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

Des Moines Register's Jason Pulliam: "Paul urges return to constitutional law" LINK

2008:Republicans: F. Thompson:

Associated Press' Mike Glover: "Thompson Plans Initial Foray Into Iowa" LINK

2008: Republicans: Gingrich:

USA Today's Chuck Raasch: "Gingrich to GOP: Follow France" LINK

2008: calendar:

Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont and Jonathan Roos: "December caucuses a possibility" LINK

Los Angeles Peter Nicholas: "South Carolina GOP shakes up race" LINK

The Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "S.C. GOP may be penalized" LINK

2008: Washington state:

Seattle Times' Alex Fryer: "Obama mounts big lead in fundraising in state; Romney tops GOP list" LINK

Bush Administration agenda:

New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "Bush Rejects Gas Tax as Way to Shore Up Bridges" LINK

Politics of immigration:

Los Angeles Times' Nicole Gaouette: "Bush to propose tighter migrant work rules" LINK

Politics of national security:'s Ken Fireman and Tony Capaccio: "Saudi Arms Sale Likely to Draw, and Repel, Fire From Congress' LINK

2008: House:

Associated Press: "California: War Protester Challenging Pelosi" LINK

Ted Stevens:

New York Times' Philip Shenon: "Like Father, Like Son, Even When They Are Under Suspicion" LINK

Literary corner:

The Washington Post's Al Kamen: "Campaigning by the Book" LINK