The Note's Must-Reads

Iraq:

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: "Senate Rejects Mandated 'Dwell Time' for Troops" LINK

Associated Press' ROBERT BURNS: "More Delays in Shift to Iraqi Control" LINK

Newsweek's BRIAN BENNETT AND ADAM ZAGORIN: "Bush and Maliki to Talk Blackwater" LINK

Wall Street Journal's DAVID ROGERS: "Republicans Block Troop Measure" LINK

Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "Senate kills bid to curb deployment" LINK

Washington Post's Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman: "Longer Leaves for Troops Blocked" LINK

Mukasey Nomination:

ROBERT D. NOVAK: "Bush picks another unqualified lawyer for attorney general" LINK

GEORGE WILL: "Questions for Mukasey" LINK

2008: Republicans:

New York Times editorial: "The G.O.P.'s Candidate-Free Debate" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

ABC News' JAKE TAPPER: "Giuliani Casts Himself as Heir to Reagan Mantle" LINK

Bloomberg's Kitty Donaldson: "Giuliani Threatens to Put Iran `Back Five Years'" LINK

New York Times' MARC SANTORA: "Giuliani, in London, Urges Broad NATO Expansion" LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut: "Giuliani Seeking Support From NRA" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Giuliani eyes stern warning to Iran" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan: "Giuliani has warning for Iranians" LINK

New York Post's CARL CAMPANILE: "TEAM HILL READIES RUDY MUD" LINK

New York Daily News' ELLEN TUMPOSKY and DAVID SALTONSTALL: "On U.K. schmooze tour, Rudy Giuliani boasts of his fame" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

New York Times' GAIL COLLINS: "McCain's Midnight Ride" LINK

Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "McCain seen struggling to raise money" LINK

Arizona Republic's Mike Madden and Ryan Konig: "McCain vs. Thompson: Differences are subtle" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

Associated Press' ERIC GORSKI: "Dobson Says He Won't Support Thompson" LINK

New York Post's CHARLES HURT: "FRED HITS 'SCARY' HILLCARE" LINK

Dallas Morning News' WAYNE SLATER: "Thompson defends his lobbying" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Boston Globe's Lisa Wangsness: "Romney takes aim at GOP leadership in new TV ad' LINK

Orlando Sentinel's Jim Stratton: "Romney turns on charm at Villages" LINK

2008: Republicans: Gingrich?

David S. Broder: "Newt's Vision Thing" LINK

2008: Democrats:

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "'08 Dems push immigration" LINK

The Hill's Jonathan E. Kaplan: "CBC's event for Clinton prompts grumbles" LINK

Quad City Times' Ed Tibbetts: "Democrats to focus on health care and financial security" LINK

Washington Post's Alec MacGillis: "Democrats Weigh In on Jena 6" LINK

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Democrats can't afford '08 promises" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

ABC News' Eloise Harper: "Clinton calls Cheney Darth Vader" LINK

Des Moines Register's JENNIFER JACOBS: "Clinton: You can't cut insurers out of health debate" LINK

Wall Street Journal's BRODY MULLINS and IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN: "Donors Stir 'Bundling' Questions" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Commentary by Mitt Romney: "Where HillaryCare Goes Wrong" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

ABC News' Eloise Harper and Raelyn Johnson: "Elizabeth Edwards Sees Clinton as Copycat" LINK

The State's NATASHA DERRICK: "Edwards signs books, lifts hopes" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

ABC News' Jonathan Greenberger: "Obama Camp: Jackson's Son Crafted Obama Response to Jena 6" LINK

New York Post's GEOFF EARLE: "RACIAL SHOCKER: JESSE RIPS OBAMA FOR 'ACTING WHITE'" LINK

New York Sun's NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT: "Obama Hopes Could Rest on Jena Case" LINK

The State's RODDIE A. BURRIS: "Jackson criticizes Obama" LINK

New York Times' JULIE BOSMAN: "Obama Face-to-Camera With Iowa" LINK

Associated Press: "Jackson Disputes Report on Obama Comment" LINK

2008: Early States:

Des Moines Register's JANE NORMAN: "Senators vent about '08 primaries" LINK

New York Times' KATHARINE Q. SEELYE: "Volatile Primary Calendar Poses Hazards for Groups" LINK

2008: Fugitive Fundraiser:

New York Times' DAN FROSCH: "Fund-Raiser Won't Fight Extradition" LINK

Wall Street Journal's IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN: "Fund Firm Names Hsu in Suit" LINK

2008: Congress:

Boston Globe's Matt Viser: "Clinton visit may give Ogonowski a campaign challenge" LINK

Ahmadinejad in New York:

Associated Press' PAT MILTON: "Iran Leader Denied on WTC Wreath Request" LINK

New York Sun's SARAH GARLAND: "New York to Ahmadinejad: 'No'" LINK

New York Times' THOMAS J. LUECK: "Iran Leader Denied Bid to Visit Ground Zero" LINK

Washington Times' Sara A. Carter and Audrey Hudson: "Police won't let Ahmadinejad take tour of Trade Center site" LINK

Congress:

Politico's Josephine Hearn: "Dems slam Moran's tying AIPAC to Iraq war" LINK