The Note's Must-Reads


Associated Press' Matthew Lee and Anne Flaherty: "Officials: Bush to Announce Troop Cut" LINK

Time's Mark Thompson: "Petraeus Under Heavy Fire" LINK

The Hill's Elana Schor: "GOP centrists get boost" LINK

Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "Hopefuls preening for the cameras" LINK

Washington Times' Sean Lengell: "No Democratic censure for MoveOn ad" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "On Capitol Hill, seniority always rules" LINK

New York Times' David Sanger: "Officials Cite Long-Term Need for U.S. in Iraq" LINK

New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller: "A General Faces Questions From Five Potential Bosses" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Neil Kink J. and Craig Jaffe: "How Iraq Hearings Segue Into Campaign Debate" LINK

Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Enough About Iraq -- Let's Talk About Me" LINK

Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg and Marcella Bombardieri: "In senatorial role, a chance to take spotlight on war" LINK


Chicago Tribune's: "Clinton, Romney top early primary polls" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Los Angeles Times' Janet Hook and Peter Wallsten: "Giuliani's support is soft in key states" LINK

ABC News' Peyton M. Craighill and Gary Langer: "Giuliani, 9/11 and the 2008 Race" LINK

ABC News' Cynthia Mcfadden, Eileen Murphy, And Roxanna Sherwood: "Giuliani, Six Years Later" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz and Jon Cohen: "Giuliani's GOP Lead Shrinks in New Poll" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Union Leader's Roger Simon: "Gen. Petraeus' Iraq successes may save John McCain's presidential campaign" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' Christine Byun: " steps on another "Fred's" toes" LINK

New York Times' Michael Luo: "G.O.P. Spat Over Web Site" LINK

The State's John O'Connor: "GOP's Thompson brings young campaign to S.C." LINK

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan: "Thompson piles on Southern charm" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Boston Globe's: "Romney tries to distance campaign from anti-Thompson site" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

New York Times' Patrick Healy: "Clinton Sees Fear Realized in Trouble With Donor" LINK

New York Post's Maggie Haberman: "Hill Shill Claimed Hsu Was A 'legit' Fit" LINK

New York Daily News' James Gordon Meek And Michael Mcauliff: "Team Clinton can't explain ignoring warnings on Hsu" LINK

New York Sun's Eli Lake: "It's Clinton Versus Petraeus" LINK

Politico's Mike Allen: "Waxman to probe Clinton files" LINK

Washington Post's John Solomon, Matthew Mosk and Anne E. Kornblut: "Clinton Campaign Cites Flawed Background Check" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

ABC News Brian Wheeler: "Biden Dials Palmetto State Voters" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

ABC News' Donna Hunter Reports: "Chris Dodd: The Next John Kerry?" LINK

2008: Bloomberg?

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Paying the Poor to Do the Right Thing?" LINK

2008: Early States:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Presidential Calendar Mess Gets Messier" LINK

New York Times' Adam Nagourney: "First to Weigh In, and Taking It Seriously" [NH primary] LINK

2008: Fundraising:

Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain and Tom Hamburger: "Campaigns feel the effects of Hsu case" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "'08 hopefuls net millions from piggy banks" LINK

Bush Administration:

Wall Street Journal's John McKinnon and Evan Perez: "Attorney General Nominee May Face Fight in Congress" LINK

New York Sun's Nicholas Wapshott: "Why Bush Is Eyeing Theodore Olson" LINK


The Hill's Bob Cusack: "Democrats make progress on their checklist from 2006" LINK