The Note's Must-Reads


Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman and Karen DeYoung: "An Early Clash Over Iraq Report" LINK

Times of London' Tim Reid: "Petraeus paves the way for US troop withdrawals next year" LINK


Des Moines Register's David Yepsen: "2008 phrase could be 'It's the electability, stupid'" LINK

2008: Republicans:

Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "GOP hits 2008 candidates on illegal aliens" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Associated Press': "Romney says his trust manager is addressing conflicts" LINK

Boston Herald's Casey Ross: "Mitt to fine-tune portfolio: Cashing out of stem-cell stocks after Herald report" LINK

ABC News' Ron Claiborne: "Romney in Stem Cell Biz, Despite Political Opposition" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Associated Press' Steven K Paulson: "McCain: Immigration Issue Led to Threats" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan: "Huckabee finds a spotlight" LINK

2008: Republicans: Brownback:

Nashua Telegraph's Albert McKeon: "First things first: The name's Brownback" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson?

Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Nuclear blemish on Thompson's bona fides" LINK

2008: Democrats:

New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "Obama and Clinton Find Pluses in Poll" LINK

Associated Press': "Dems Pledge to Help Labor Organize" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Biggest donor areas go for Dems" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

New York Times' Patrick Healy: "Rove Steps Up His Attacks on Clinton's Candidacy" LINK

Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs: "Clinton gobbles up sights, sounds, tastes of State Fair" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Associated Press' Anna Jo Bratton: "Warren Buffett Co-Hosts Obama Fundraiser" LINK

Los Angeles Times' John McCormick: "Billionaire introduces Obama in Omaha" LINK

Chicago Tribune's John McCormick: "Obama sits at Buffett table" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

New York Times' Leslie Wayne: "Edwards Opts to Redirect Nevada Staff" LINK

Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont: "Edwards brings campaign staffers from Nevada to Iowa" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

New York Sun's Seth Gitell: "Biden Chides Competitors on Foreign Policy Experience" LINK

ABC News' Brian Wheeler: "Biden's Son May Report to Iraq" LINK

2008: Early States:

Union Leader's John Distaso: "Tuesday NH primary likely" LINK

Washington Post's Anne E. Kornblut: "Two New Yorkers at the Iowa State Fair" LINK

President Bush:

Washington Post's Michael A. Fletcher: "As Rove Departs, President Again Turns to Gillespie" LINK

Associated Press': "Bush may bypass Congress with his agenda" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Vermont to Bush: Saved best for last" LINK

Rumsfeld's Resignation:

Washington Post's Michael A. Fletcher: "Rumsfeld Resigned as Defense Secretary on Day Before Elections" LINK

Associated Press': "Rumsfeld Resignation Letter Omits 'Iraq'" LINK