The Note's Must-Reads


ABC News' John Hendren: "Bush, South Korean President clash over Korean War" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain and Chuck Neubauer: "Democratic donor Hsu caught in Colorado" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Toni L. Wilson: "Fred Thompson Launches Campaign in Iowa" LINK

ABC News' Christine Byun: "Fred Thompson's 'Hunt for Red November'" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan: "Thompson takes show on the trail" LINK

Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Fred donors' firm tied to Medicaid scandal" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Tina Daunt: "One industry won't back Fred Thompson" LINK

New York Times' Adam Nagourney and Jo Becker: "For Thompson, Goal Is to Don Reagan Mantle " LINK

New York Times' Susan Saulny: "An Official Candidate at Last, Thompson Takes to the Road" LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "Thompson Runs to The Right" LINK

Washington Post's Editorial: "Enter Mr. Thompson" LINK

Washinton Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "Late entry could doom Thompson" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman: "GOP fatigue could give Thompson boost" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Kranish: "Thompson forgoes hometown crowd to woo voters in Iowa" LINK

Boston Globe's Brian C. Mooney: "Thompson's next steps critical for his viability" LINK

Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont: "Thompson touts status as outsider" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Stumping in Iowa, Thompson stresses conservative views" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

New York Times' Michael Luo: "Romney to Propose Ending Taxes on Holdings " LINK

Associated Press' Philip Elliott: "Romney Plan Would Eliminate Some Taxes" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

New York Sun's Nicholas Wapshott: "Petraeus May Give a Surge to McCain" LINK

Concord Monitor's Ray Duckler: "The teen who challenged John McCain" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Washington Post's Marcela Sanchez: "Spanish Is Not the Issue" LINK

Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "Hispanic news a GOP liability" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Washington Times' R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.: "Clinton war chests: If the Hsu fits" LINK New York Post's Todd Venezia: "NUT BUSTER: WACKY HILLARY GIZMO IS A REALL EASY SHELL" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Chicago Tribune's Phil Rosenthal: "Selling Obama may be beyond Oprah's reach" LINK

San Francisco Chronicle's Carla Marinucci: "In S.F. visit, Obama takes aim at Clinton's strength: women's votes" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson: "Edwards Touts Momentum with Increasing Union Support" LINK

Washington Post's Alec MacGillis: "Edwards's Counterterrorism Proposal" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

ABC News' Brian Wheeler: "Biden's Day in Iraq" LINK

2008: Bloomberg?

New York Times' Diane Cardwell: "Bloomberg Creates New Outlets for Noncampaign" LINK New York Post's David Seifman: "MIKE'S PREZ-ENCE OF MIND" LINK

New York Daily News' Kirsten Danis: "Mayor Bloomberg generating Presidential buzz on Web" LINK

2008: Iowa:

Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak: "Iowa radio host is last word on politics" LINK

2008: Matters of Faith:

Washington Times' Julia Duin: "Faith no entree to high office" LINK

2008: Internet:

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama reigns on Web; Thompson leads GOP" LINK Boston Herald's Jessica Heslam: "Dems clicking with Internet users" LINK


Washington Post's Robin Wright and Jonathan Weisman: "Petraeus Open to Pullout of 1 Brigade" LINK New York Times' DAVID E. SANGER and DAVID S. CLOUD: "Petraeus, Seeing Gains in Iraq as Fragile, Is Wary of Cuts" LINK

Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Gen. Rorschach and the Iraq-Shaped Inkblot" LINK

Politico's John Bresnahan and Martin Kady II: "Democrats retreat on war end" LINK

Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "Antiwar drive stalls on Hill" LINK

Associated Press' Anne Flaherty: "Bleak Reports About Iraq Fuel Debate" LINK

Boston Globe's Charles M. Sennott: "Top general to back gradual cut" LINK

President Bush:

Los Angeles Times' Richard B. Schmitt: "Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act" LINK

Washington Post's Michael A. Fletcher: "Bush Urges Pacific Rim to Expand Free Trade" LINK

Reuter's Bill Tarrant: "Bush urges China to open up for Olympics" LINK

ABC News' David Kerley: "'Punked... Australian-style'" LINK

Dallas Morning News: "Bush book dead certain to shape legacy" LINK


Washington Post's Mary Beth Sheridan: "Outlook Improves for Quick Action in Senate" LINK Union Leader's John Distaso: "Rep. Hodes asks for phone jamming probe" LINK


Los Angeles Times' Evan Halper: "Republican Schwarzenegger, GOP don't get along" LINK

Political History:

Washington Post's Michael E. Ruane: "In Touch With Lincoln's Last Hours" LINK