The Note's Must-Reads

Senator Larry E. Craig (R-Idaho):

Washington Post's Paul Kane: "Idaho Senator Asserts: 'I Never Have Been Gay'" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Richard Simon: "Senator denies wrongdoing" LINK

Politico's Josh Kraushaar: "Craig denies being gay, regrets guilty plea" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "GOP asks panel to look into senator's actions" LINK

Associated Press' Todd Dvorak: "Craig and GOP await voters' judgment" LINK

Boston Globe's Brian C. Mooney: "Scandals putting campaigns to test" LINK

2008: Republicans:

Des Moines Register's Grant Schulte: "Huckabee, Brownback tell of cancer scares" LINK

Quad City Times' Ed Tibbetts: "Brownback, Huckabee push free-market health care" LINK

The Hill's Jim Snyder: "First-tier Republicans skip cancer forum" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson: "2 GOP candidates give ideas on health care" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Times' Michael Cooper: "Some Balk at Giuliani Role in 9/11 Ceremony" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin's: "Rudy to roll out business leaders" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

Cedar Rapids Gazette's James Q. Lynch: "Huckabee identifies with plight of normal citizens" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Associated Press': "McCain Is Eligible to Receive Public Financing" LINK

Associated Press': "McCain jokes with Leno about campaign" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla: "Romney Focuses on Economy, Pledges to Cut Income, Company Taxes" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "2008 spouses shape role from Democrats' sides" LINK

Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs: "Clinton, Dodd snare union endorsements" LINK

Associated Press' Brendan Farrington: "Edwards, Kucinich woo machinists union" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Associated Press' Mike Glover: "Biden says Bush wants to delay chaos" LINK

Quad City Times' Tory Brecht: "Biden blasts President's surge strategy" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Wall Street Journal's Ianthe Jeanne Dugan and Brody Mullins: "Leading Clinton Donor Stays Below the Radar" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Chuck Neubauer and Robin Fields: "Democratic fundraiser is a fugitive in plain sight" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Edwards: Tough truths must be spoken" LINK

Associated Press' Beth Rucker: "Mrs. Edwards: Democrats ignore South" LINK

2008: Democrats : Kucinich:

Boston Globe's Derrick Z. Jackson: "Kucinich is right on healthcare" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Politico's Mike Allen and John F. Harris: "Obama supported by Wilder" LINK

Quad City Times' Nedra Pickler: "Obama sometimes tells Democratic groups what they don't want to hear" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Des Moines Register's William Petroski: "Richardson aims for 3rd or better" LINK


New York Times' Michael Falcone: "Groups Continue to Pressure Lawmakers on Iraq" LINK

Washington Post's Thomas E. Ricks: "Bush Wants $50 Billion More for Iraq War" LINK

Washington Post's Michael Abramowitz: "As Iraq Situation Varies, Bush Sticks With Encouraging Words" LINK

Los Angeles Times' James Gerstenzang: "Bush again talks tough on Iran, Iraq" LINK

Boston Globe's Jeff Jacoby: "Good news, but not for Democrats" LINK


New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "A Scandal-Scarred G.O.P. Asks, 'What Next?'" LINK

2008: Primaries:

New York Times' Marc Santora: "G.O.P. Plans Early-Primary Penalties" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "Minnesota joins Feb. 5 'national primary'" LINK

2008: The Politics of Campaigning:

Associated Press' Jim Kuhnhenn: "Iowa sees $5 million in political ads" LINK

Bush Administration:

Washington Post's Dan Eggen and Michael A. Fletcher: "Bush May Fight for New Attorney General" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Evan Perez, Sarah Lueck, and John D. McKinnon: "Gonzales Gone, Questions Remain" LINK

New Orleans:

Associated Press': "Bush to tour New Orleans, Miss. Coast" LINK

Michael Bloomberg:

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Bloomberg says no, but his stump speech says maybe" LINK

Senator Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota):

New York Times' Kate Phillips: "Senator Johnson: 'I Am Back'" LINK

Associated Press' Carson Walker: "Ailing S.D. senator vows to run again" LINK