The Note's Must-Reads

Bush Administration agenda:

Wall Street Journal: "Karl Rove to Resign At the End of August" LINK

Wall Street Journal's PAUL A. GIGOT: "The Mark of Rove" LINK

Associated Press' BEN FELLER: "Bush, Sarkozy Pledge Close Ties" LINK

The Roll Call's Nathan L. Gonzales: "White House Cash Likely to Diminish" LINK

2008: Politics of Business:

Wall Street Journal's GREG IP: "Fed Ex-Chief Greenspan To Advise Deutsche Bank" LINK

2008: Presidential Campaign:

New York Times' MIKE McINTIRE: "Yes, the Fund-Raising Records Fell, Just Not as Far" LINK

New York Times: "Republicans' Debated YouTube Forum Is Back On" LINK

Washington Post's Matthew Mosk: "In Fundraising's Murky Corners" LINK

Associated Press' HOLLY RAMER: "Candidates See Themselves in TR" LINK

Associated Press: "Today's candidates quote Teddy Roosevelt" LINK

2008: U.S. Troops:

Des Moines Register's WILLIAM PETROSKI: "Army may ditch its new building" LINK

2008: U.S. Politics:

Reuters: "Reuters' Political Summary" LINK

Washington Post's James V. Grimaldi: "Ney's Chief of Staff Wore Wire, Was Key To Boss's Conviction" LINK

The Roll Call's John Stanton: "Leaders Holding Ethics Bill" LINK

2008: Middle East:

Washington Post's Pamela Constable: "Unearthing Anguish In a Troubled Land" LINK

Associated Press' Jason Straziuso: "In Kabul, Musharraf Warns of Regional Extremism" LINK

Reuters: "Afghan Forces Thwart Taliban Attack, Kill Nine" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Laura King: "Battles raging in remotest Pakistan" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Alexandra Zavis: "Baqubah is still 'a work in progress" LINK

Associated Press' STEVEN R. HURST: "Iraqi Sunni Claims 'Genocide Campaign" LINK

Associated Press: "Afghan Clash Kills 9 Taliban, 5 Police" LINK

New York Times' STEPHEN FARRELL: "Troops Shelter an Unlikely Survivor in Baghdad" LINK

2008: Primaries:

Union Leader: "Primary position: New Hampshire stays first" LINK

Concord Monitor's SARAH LIEBOWITZ: "Criticized voting system is used in New Hampshire" LINK

2008: Republicans: F. Thompson:

New York Times' BRIAN STELTER: "If Thompson Runs for President, Don't Look for Him in Reruns" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

Salon's Michael Scherer" "From tears to cheers: Huckabee's surprise second in Iowa" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES: "Huckabee, Iowa Poll's Real Winner?" LINK

New York Times' ADAM NAGOURNEY: "For a Joke-Telling Candidate, a Second-Place Finish" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson and John McCormick: "Huckabee makes hay of straw poll" LINK

Des Moines Register's THOMAS BEAUMONT: "Huckabee faces pressure to lure voters after win" LINK

2008: Republicans: T. Thompson:

Associated Press: "Tommy Thompson Drops Presidential Bid" LINK

Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Tommy Thompson Leaves Race After Poor Showing in Iowa Poll" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan: "Romney faces fierce fight for the right" LINK

The Washington Times' Eric Pfeiffer: "Romney: Iowa win proves voter appeal" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Boston Globe's Brian C. Mooney: "Giuliani continues his conservative shift" LINK

2008: Democrats:

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Obama Camp Paints Clinton as Backing 'Symbolic Insult' to Gays" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart: "Wrong Answer, Governor" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

Politico's BEN SMITH: "Edwards daughter took Murdoch money" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Boston Globe's Campaign Notebook: "Clinton backlash is feared" LINK

Associated Press' RON FOURNIER: "Clinton a Drag? Dems Fear Her Negatives" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Clinton-Obama clash raises experience issue" LINK

The Boston Herald's Staff and Wires: "Dems fear Hillary is too polarizing for much of U.S." LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

The Roll Call's Lauren W. Whittington: "Daschle: Obama Counselor" LINK

2008: Politics of national security:

Washington Post's Mary Beth Sheridan: "Upkeep Of Security Devices A Burden" LINK

Washington Post's Darryl Fears: "U.S. Anti-Terrorism Laws Hold Up Asylum Seekers" LINK

The Washington Times' Jerry Seper: "States urged to send border troops" LINK

Human Rights Campaign forum:

Chicago Tribune's Howard Witt: "Anti-hate law shifts to debate on gays" LINK

Iowa Republican Straw Poll:

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Dan Balz: "Iowans Feel Snubbed, but Will It Matter?" LINK

Des Moines Register's LISA ROSSI: "Young campaign workers troll Iowa for support" LINK

The Boston Herald's Herald Wire Services: "Iowa result boosts Mitt, topples Tommy" Literary corner:

Washington Post's Peter Baker: "A Modern History Of White House Spin" LINK