The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' Christine Byun: "Thompson Takes the Plunge" LINK

New York Times' Susan Saulny: "Thompson Enters Race From 'Tonight Show' Couch" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz and Michael D. Shear: "Fred Thompson Makes A Late-Night Late Entry" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Amy Schatz: "Enter Thompson, Stage Right" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Joe Mathews: "Fred Thompson was boosted by first in-laws" LINK

Politico's Mike Allen: "Fred Thompson finally announces run" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Kranish: "Thompson gambles on unusual strategy" LINK

Union Leader's Russ Choma: "Thompson conspicuous by his absence" LINK

New York Post's Charles Hurt and Carl Capanile: "Fred Foes Roar" LINK

Bloomberg's Kim Chipman and Kristin Jensen: "Thompson Makes Like Reagan to Fuel Republican '08 Bid" LINK

2008: Republicans Debate:

ABC News' Karen Travers: "GOP Candidates Take on the Elephant Not in the Room" LINK

Associated Press' Libby Quaid: "Republicans, Paul Clash Over Iraq War" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Marv Jacoby: "Republican Hopefuls Echo Nation's Split Over Iraq" LINK

New York Sun's Russell Berman: "Thompson Looms Over GOP Debate" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan and Mark Z. Barabak: "Thompson's shadow hangs over GOP debate" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Mike Dorning and Christi Parsons: "GOP candidates debate Iraq and needle Fred Thompson" LINK

Des Moines Register's David Yepsen: "McCain and Huckabee: NH Debate Winners" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Tough questions keep candidates on toes" LINK

Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "Thompson hovers over debate" LINK

Boston Globe's Lisa Wangsness: "GOP candidates spar in N.H." LINK

Concord Monitor's Lauren R. Dorgan: "GOP candidates take on Thompson, Iraq" LINK

Union Leader's Clynton Namuo: "GOP candidates spar on illegal immigration, family values" LINK


USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "For next president, USA likely to call on lawyer" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Chicago Tribune's James Oliphant: "Giuliani hitches star to conservative legal group" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

The Hill's Ian Swanson and Alexander Bolton: "Romney benefits from ties to eBay president" LINK

Detroit Free Press' Todd Spangler: "Romney surges to big lead in poll of Republicans in Michigan" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

ABC News' Bret Hovell and Sunlen Miller: "The Campaign Goes On, Even With Crutches" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

David Broder: "The Making of the Front-Runner" LINK

ABC News' Eloise Harper: "Clinton Courts Women in Philly" LINK

New York Times' Leslie Wayne and Carolyn Marshall: "Clinton Donor Fails to Appear In Court Again" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain, Chuck Neubauer and Robin Fields: "Democratic donor skips day in court" LINK

Chicago Tribune's John Kass: "Bill charms media off Hill's problems" LINK

Boston Globe's Joanna Weiss: "Funny times for the Clintons" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

ABC News' Jonathan Greenberger: "For Obama, It's Now or Never" LINK

Boston Phoenix's Steven Stark: "The power of speech: Obama can talk his way to the presidency" LINK


2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Politico's Gebe Martinez: "Richardson makes appeal to Latino voters" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Chicago Tribune's Steve Chapman: "Joe Biden keeps talking for a purpose" LINK

2008: Early States:

New York Times' Adam Nagourney: "Defender of New Hampshire's Primary Stays Firm" LINK

Robert Novak: "Advantage Hillary" LINK

ABC News' David Chalian: "Schwarzenegger Appears Inclined to Oppose Calif., Electoral Vote Switch" LINK


Washington Post op-ed by Madeleine K. Albright: "How To Change Iraq" LINK

Salon's Sidney Blumenthal: "Bush knew Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "Bolten: Iraq mission will continue after Bush term" LINK

The Hill's Mike Soraghan: "House Dems signal a shift on Iraq plans" LINK

Associated Press' Anne Flaherty: "Study: Iraqi Security Forces Not Ready" LINK

Associated Press': "Bush: Public opinion won't sway Iraq decision" LINK

Senator Craig:

ABC News' Jacqueline Klingebiel: "Craig Phone Call Fell Into Roll Call's Lap" LINK

New York Times' Duff Wilson: "Craig Moves to Block Senate Ethics Complaint" LINK

ABC News' John Cochran: "Surviving a Scandal Is All in the Timing" LINK

Washington Post's Paul Kane and Robert Barnes: "Craig's About-Face Worries GOP Colleagues" LINK

Politico's Helena Andrews: "All-star attorney comes to Craig's rescue" LINK

The Hill's Elana Schor and Ian Swanson: "GOP uproar over Craig" LINK

Newsweek's Howard Fineman: "Larry Craig, the Democrats' Best Friend" LINK


Washington Post's Mary Ann Akers And Paul Kane: "Lost in the Shuffle, a Milestone" LINK

Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Senate Family Welcomes Cousin Tim . . . Not So Much Uncle Larry" LINK

Politico's Josephine Hearn: "Johnson returns, deeply changed by stroke" LINK


Washington Post's Jerry Markon and Jonathan Weisman: "10-Term Ohio Congressman, 68, Found Dead in His Arlington Home" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Susan Davis: "Gillmor's Death Shocks House Colleagues" LINK

Seattle Times' Ralph Thomas: "Jennifer Dunn, who inspired face of today's state GOP, dies at 66" LINK

Washington Post's Adam Bernstein: "Jennifer Dunn; Represented Washington State in House" LINK