The Note's Must-Reads

2008: ABC News Democratic Debate:

This Week with George Stephanopoulos" will produce the first Democratic presidential debate of the 2008 presidential election to be aired on broadcast television. The debate will be moderated by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos with additional questioning from David Yepsen of The Des Moines Register and will be held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. LINK

Hastert Retirement:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Hastert to Retire from Congress" LINK

New York Times' Carl Hulse and Jeff Zeleny: "Hastert Will Not Seek New Congressional Term" LINK

Wall Street Journal's David Rogers: "Hastert to Leave After Over Two Decades on Hill" LINK

Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "Hastert Rules Out Another Run" LINK

Rove Retirement:

James Carvile in the Financial Times: "How Karl Rove lost a generation of Republicans" LINK

Politico's Mike Allen: "Rove makes a fiery exit" LINK

New York Times' Jim Rutenberg and Steven Lee Myers: "With Rove's Departure, a New Era" LINK

Washington Post's Peter Baker: "The Rove Legacy" LINK

Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr.: "Who Will Be the Karl Rove Of the 2008 Campaign?" LINK

Washington Post's Monica Hesse: "Rove's 'Mob' Remark: An Age-Old Social Slur" LINK

Washington Post's Sridhar Pappu: "Is There a (Tell-All) Book in Him?" LINK

Newsweek's Michael Isikoff: "The Architect and the War" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten: "Karl who? White House downplays Rove's role" LINK

2008: Republicans:

USA Today's David Jackson: "Bush works harder to raise money" LINK

Associated Press: "Immigration Divides Romney and Giuliani" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Sun's Eli Lake: "Giuliani Warns on PLO State" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Jan Simmonds: "Giuliani Vows to End Illegal Immigration" LINK

New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "In Magazine Article, Giuliani Details His Policy on Iran" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Rudy can do nuance" LINK

New York Sun's Jill Gardiner: "Giuliani's New Hard-Line Stance On Immigration Draws Skeptics" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

New York Times' Michael Luo: "Question of Sons' Choices Dogs Romney Campaign" LINK

Washington Post's Alec MacGillis: "Proposal: 'One-Strike' Laws for Online Sex Predators" LINK

Boston Herald's Casey Ross: "Mitt owns stock in stem cell research" LINK

Boston Herald's Howie Carr: "Romney's $250M still mint-y fresh" LINK

2008: Republicans: Brownback:

Union Leader's Jim Kozubek: "Sen. Brownback stumps at Thomas More College" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson?

New York Times' Susan Saulny: "A Campaign Undeclared, Not Invisible" LINK

2008: Republicans: Gingrich?

Chicago Tribune's William Neikirk: "Gingrich rips Bush on immigration" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs: "Clinton says her ads irk White House" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Obama Says He Can Unite U.S. 'More Effectively' Than Clinton" LINK

Union Leader's Son Hoang: "Obama calls for sweeping political changes" LINK

Boston Globe's Derrick Z. Jackson: "Obama's caution on drug sentencing" LINK

2008: Early States:

Union Leader's John Distaso: "NHCLU fails to block sale of voter lists" LINK

Politico's Daniel W. Reilly and Lisa Lerer: "Business as usual in the early states" LINK

Associated Press' Phillip Elliot: "Race pace" LINK

Arizona Republic's Dan Nowicki: "At Iowa's fair, fried Twinkies, politics galore" LINK

2008: Year of the Women?

Wall Street Journals' June Kronholz: "Women's March Into Office Slows" LINK