The Note's Must-Reads


ABC News' GARY LANGER: "Clinton Advances, Strong in Base; Giuliani's Lead has Less Oomph" LINK

Associated Press' RON FOURNIER: "Numbers Add Up to Wild Race" LINK

New York Times' JENNIFER STEINHAUER and RAYMOND HERNANDEZ: "In Ballot Fight, California Gets a Taste of '08" LINK

2008: Republicans:

Wall Street Journal's JOHN HARWOOD: "Republicans Grow Skeptical On Free Trade" LINK

Boston Globe's Lisa Wangsness: "S. Carolina key in Republicans' ambitions" LINK

New York Times' GAIL COLLINS: "Ah Newtie, We Hardly Knew Ye" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Associated Press: "Archbishop: No Communion for Giuliani" LINK

New York Times' MARC SANTORA: "Giuliani Tries to Reassure Religious Conservatives" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Giuliani selling self as winner" LINK

Los Angeles Times': "Archbishop would deny rite to Giuliani" LINK

ABC News' Jan Simmonds: "Military Needs to Be Larger, Maybe 100,000 More Troops" LINK

Concord Monitor's Joelle Farrell: "Giuliani concentrates on Clinton" LINK

Associated Press' HOLLY RAMER: "Giuliani begins new ads in NH, bashes Clinton in stops" LINK

New York Daily News' CELESTE KATZ: "Rudy Giuliani dodges cell questions, dishes heat on Hillary" LINK



2008: Republicans: McCain:

ABC News's Bret Hovell: "McCain Renews Attack on Clinton" LINK

Bloomberg's Edwin Chen: "McCain's Campaign Showing Signs of a Comeback in New Hampshire" LINK

The State's RODDIE A. BURRIS: "McCain salutes S.C. State cadets" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Robert Novak: "Romney can no longer dodge the Mormon question" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' Christine Byun: "A Thompson family affair" LINK

Des Moines Registers' ERIN JORDAN: "Thompson: Americans must appear united" LINK

New York Times' ADAM NAGOURNEY: "On Stump, Low-Key Thompson Stirs Few Sparks" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson: "Thompson changes view on ethanol" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

ABC News' Kevin Chupka: "Huckabee Adds $1 Million to Campaign" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

ABC News' JAKE TAPPER and Z. BYRON WOLF: "Ron Paul's Impressive Haul" LINK

Union Leader's GARRY RAYNOL: "Paul: Bring troops home" LINK

Politico's David Mark: "Ron Paul: A spoiler, not a contender" LINK

McClatchy Newspapers' Margaret Talev: "Paul turns heads with campaign donations" LINK

Deseret Morning News' Lisa Riley Roche: "Utahns help Paul rake in $5M in 3rd quarter" LINK

Wall Street Journal's SUSAN DAVIS: "Ron Paul's Fund Raising Doubled in Quarter" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Associated Press' ALAN FRAM: "Blacks split evenly on Clinton and Obama" LINK

Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Dems must woo white men to win" LINK

Dallas Morning News' Carl P. Leubsdorf: "Dreams of Clinton's Democratic foes may rest on Iowa" LINK

Helen Thomas: "Democrats play into Bush's hands" LINK

New York Times' CHRISTINE HAUSER: "New Rules for Contractors Are Urged by 2 Democrats" LINK

New York Times' EDMUND L. ANDREWS: "Democrats Split on Ways to Ease Mortgage Crunch" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

New York Sun's RUSSELL BERMAN: "Senator Gets Backing From Teachers' Union" LINK

New York Daily News: "GOP circulates videos of Hillary Clinton's laugh" LINK

Associated Press' BETH FOUHY: "Clinton Would Fund Stem Cell Research" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "On policies, Clinton plays it safe" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz and Jon Cohen: "In Latest Poll, Good News for Both Clintons" LINK

Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Happy Days Are Hers Again" LINK

Associated Press' JIM KUHNHENN: "Clinton Airs Health Care Ads" LINK

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Hillary touts bill to unite illegals' kin" LINK

Washington Times' Douglas MacKinnon: "Hillary's vulnerabilities" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "On policies, Clinton plays it safe" LINK

Associated Press:: "Teachers union endorses Clinton" LINK

Christian Science Monitor's Linda Feldmann: "Clinton moves up in polls and money" LINK

Matthew Yglesias in the Los Angeles Times: "Who's giving money to Bill Clinton?" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Washington Post's George F. Will: "The Democratic Economist" LINK

Washington Post's: "Kennedy Adviser Discusses History in Backing Obama" LINK

2008: Early States:

Gannett's Eun Kyung Kim: "Sen. Nelson to file suit over Fla. Primary" LINK

Miami Herald's BETH REINHARD: "No-show Democrats stick to their pledge" LINK

New York Times' Abby Goodnough: "Battle Lines Drawn Over Florida Primary" LINK

New York Times' ABBY GOODNOUGH: "Senator Suing Own Party Over Discord on Florida" LINK

2008: Congress:

New York Times' DANNY HAKIM: "Wishing and Hoping for Clinton's Seat" LINK

Child Health Bill Veto:

Associated Press' DAVID ESPO: "Bush's Quiet Veto of Child Health Bill Likely To Reverberate in '08" LINK

Bloomberg's Laura Litvan and Christopher Stern: "Bush Veto Gives Democrats Legislative Defeat, Political Opening" LINK

New York Times' SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and CARL HULSE: "Bush Vetoes Child Health Bill Privately" LINK

President Bush:

New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg; "War Opponent Questions Bush" LINK

Domenici Retirement:

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Z. Bryon Wolf: "Senator Domenici to Retire" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake and Elana Schor: "Domenici's exit roils N.M. outlook in '08" LINK


ABC News Jake Tapper and Z. Bryon Wolf: "Fires in Women's Bathrooms on Capitol Hill" LINK

Bloomberg's Laura Litvan: "Schumer `Won't Take No' as He Wields Political, Policy Clout" LINK

The Hill's Jackie Kucinich: "Partisanship rules panel" LINK

New York Times' PHILIP SHENON: "Democrats Won't Block Hearing for Gonzales Successor" LINK