The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Republican Debate:

ABC News' BRETT HOVELL and CHRISTINE BYUN: "Romney vs. Giuliani on Taxes" LINK

ABC News' TEDDY DAVIS AND NANCY FLORES: "'I Led. He Lagged' Giuliani Steals Thompson's Thunder" LINK

New York Times' ADAM NAGOURNEY and MARC SANTORA: "Romney and Giuliani Spar as New Guy Looks On" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan and Janet Hook: "Thompson upstaged by Giuliani, Romney" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen and Matthew Benjamin: "Thompson Says During Debate He Doesn't Expect a U.S. Recession" LINK

Bloomberg's Matthew Benjamin and Kristin Jensen: "Republicans Agree on Taxes, Back Trade With Caveats in Debate " LINK

Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson: "Thompson Stays Awake, Squeaks by on Big Test" LINK

Newsweek's Howard Fineman: "The New Kid" LINK

Time's Mark Halperin: "Grading the Republican Debate" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Thompson survives debut" LINK

Politico's Roger Simon: "Thompson dull in long-awaited debut" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Romney, Giuliani steal the show in Michigan" LINK


Detroit Free Press' DAWSON BELL, JOE GUY COLLIER and KATHLEEN GRAY: "Contenders offer ideas to fix state's economic troubles" LINK

Detroit News' Charlie Cain, Gordon Trowbridge and Mark Hornbeck: "Candidates mix it up over economy" LINK

Detroit News' Gordon Trowbridge: "Thompson shows he's ready in first test" LINK

Daily News' DAVID SALTONSTALL: "Rudy, Mitt Romney go punch for punch at GOP debate" LINK

Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "Romney, Giuliani spar over budgets" LINK

New York Daily News' THOMAS M. DeFRANK: "Fred calls foes 'boring,' but he's hardly life of the party" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES and AMY SCHATZ: "Republicans Spar on Economy" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman: "Thompson debuts as GOP candidates clash" LINK

Salon's Joan Walsh: "GOP debate winner: Hillary Clinton" LINK

New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "Debate Wrap-Up: Thompson's Debut" LINK

New York Times' Mark Leibovich: "In Debate Reviews, Thompson Survives" LINK

Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "Thompson timing 'about right'" LINK

Boston Globe's Peter S. Canellos: "Thompson displays lack of command" LINK

2008: Republicans:

New York Times' David Leonhardt: "Atop G.O.P., It's Always Sunny" LINK

New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "Former Bush Aide Ranks the G.O.P. Field" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Associated Press: "New Hampshire: Romney Aide Not Charged" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Log Cabin ad calls Romney flip-flopper" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

Associated Press: "Huckabee says GOP rivals should throw in the towel" LINK

Associated Press: "Huckabee jokingly suggests opponents might consider suicide" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Anne E. Kornblut and Dan Balz: "Clinton Cites Lessons of Partisanship"LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "Clinton's bills frame '09 agenda" LINK

New York Sun's NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT: "The Inevitable?" LINK

Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown: "Hillary is taking names in Iowa" LINK


Des Moines Register's JENNIFER JACOBS: "Clinton pitches savings plans" LINK

New York Times' Sarah Wheaton: "Elvis Costello to Play Clinton Birthday Party" LINK

New York Times' Patrick Healy: "New Program for Saving Is Proposed by Clinton" LINK

Associated Press': "Clinton Urges 401(k)s, Matching Funds" LINK

New York Times' MAUREEN DOWD: "Bomb, Bomb Iran" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES: "Clinton Proposes Additional Retirement-Savings Benefit" LINK

Washington Times' Editorial: "Clinton's lead in perspective" LINK

Washington Times' Editorial: "Friends like Sandy Berger" LINK

Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Hillary eyes subsidized retirement accounts" LINK

Boston Globe's Marcella Bombardieri: "Clinton eyes boost to 401(k) savings" LINK

Anne E. Kornblut and Dan Balz: "Clinton Cites Lessons of Partisanship" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "Michelle Obama in Accident" LINK

Union Leader's TRENT SPINER: "Obama talks about environment, energy" LINK

ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "Obama Aide Deploys for Military Duty" LINK

Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "Private-equity lobbyist to join Obama" LINK

Chicago Tribune's John McCormick: "Michelle Obama's van involved in Iowa crash" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "Obama dodged Hsu headache" LINK

Associated Press' Philip Elliott: "Obama: Only an outsider can bring changes that rivals have failed to enact" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

New York Times' CHRISTINE HAUSER: "Forgoing TV, Edwards Cultivates Grass Roots" LINK

Associated Press' Brad Cain: "Edwards Courts Oregon Union Members" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Boston Globe's Scot Lehigh: "Biden's gutsy proposal for Iraq" LINK

2008: Bloomberg?

New York Times' RAYMOND HERNANDEZ: "Despite Mayor's Disclaimers, Some Work to Have Him Run" LINK

2008: Early States:

Detroit Free Press' TODD SPANGLER, DAWSON BELL and KATHLEEN GRAY: "Most of the top Dems pull out" LINK

Detroit News' Gordon Trowbridge: "Five Dems pull out of state primary" LINK

Associated Press' KATHY BARKS HOFFMAN: "4 Democrats Pull Out of Michigan Primary" LINK

Union Leader's JOHN DISTASO: "Gardner: Michigan ballot has no effect on NH's date" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Scott Martelle: "Big names withdraw from Michigan primary" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JUNE KRONHOLZ: "Breaking a Primary Logjam" LINK

Wall Street Journal's ELIZABETH HOLMES: "Too Young to Vote, But Old Enough To Caucus in Iowa" LINK

New York Times' KATHARINE Q. SEELYE: "4 Democrats Leave Michigan's Early Primary; Clinton and Dodd Stay In" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Scott Martelle: "Big names withdraw from Michigan primary" LINK

Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "Five Democratic hopefuls pull names off Michigan ballot" LINK

President Bush:

New York Time's SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and DIANA JEAN SCHEMO: "Bush Prodding Congress to Reauthorize His Education Law" LINK

Associated Press': "Bush Pushes Congress on 'No Child' Law " LINK


Wall Street Journal's Commentary by First Lady Laura Bush: "Stop the Terror in Burma" LINK


Politico's Josephine Hearn: "Pelosi, echoing Bush, won't list mistakes" LINK