The Note's Must-Reads


ABC News' NITYA VENKATARAMAN: "Will Nobel Nod Spur Gore's '08 Run?" LINK's Tom Curry: "What Gore might learn from Teddy" LINK


Washington Post's John Solomon and Matthew Mosk: "Earmarks Put Candidates On the Spot" LINK

Reuters: "View of candidates' marriages sways some voters" LINK

Associated Press' Glen Johnson: "Candidates Seek to Define Themselves" LINK

New York Times' Ariel Alexovich: "2006 Voter Analysis" LINK

2008: Republicans:

Washington Post's David Brooks: "The Hamiltonian Ground" LINK

New York Times' Editorial: "What, Me Worry?" LINK

Washington Post's Eugene Robinson: "What Happened To Arthur Branch?" LINK

Washington Post's Michael Gerson: "The Economic Elephant At the GOP Debate" LINK

Wall Street Journal's COLLIN LEVY: "The Prosecutor and the Salesman" LINK

Washington Times' Barry Casselman: "Republican delusions" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan: "The GOP's 20% Problem " LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Times' Adam Nagourney: "Giuliani on Romney's 'Mistake'" LINK

Associated Press' JIM DAVENPORT: "Giuliani Criticizes Romney on Debate" LINK

Charlotte Observer's TAYLOR BRIGHT: "Giuliani to S.C.: No more Clintons" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

Newsweek's: "The Gospel According to Mike Huckabee" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

ABC News' Bret Hovell: "McCain Unveils Health Plan" LINK

New York Times' MARC SANTORA: "McCain Health Care Plan Puts Focus on Spending" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Editorial: "McCain's Medicine" LINK

Associated Press': "Tax credit key to McCain's healthcare plan" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson: "McCain backs tax credits for health-care plan" LINK

The Hill's Klaus Marre: "McCain offers 'conservative' healthcare vision" LINK

Des Moines Register's TOM WITOSKY: "McCain proposes $5,000 insurance tax credit" LINK

Associated Press' Amanda Lee Myers: "Romney invades McCain's turf in bid to raise campaign funds" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "Ron Paul: Give Peace a Chance" LINK

Washington Times' Rob Gutierrez: "GOP hopeful Paul says youth 'responding to message'" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

ABC News' Matt Stuart: "Romney Discusses Illegal Immigration in Arizona" LINK

Mitt Romney's Letter to The Wall Street Journal: "Mitt Romney on Lawyers and Use of Military Force" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "Some urge Romney to discuss his faith" LINK

Washington Times' Jim DeMint: "Listen to Mitt" LINK

Time's NANCY GIBBS AND MICHAEL DUFFY: "Why Evangelicals May Turn to Romney" LINK

2008: Democrats:

New York Times' Julie Bosman: "Clinton and Richardson Push Plans to Cut College Costs" LINK

Boston Globe's Marcella Bombardieri: "Obama launches attack on Clinton over Iran" LINK

Washington Times' Brian DeBose: "Edwards, Obama hit Hillary for Iran vote" LINK

Quad City Times' Charlotte Eby: "Democrats need heavier hand to halt primary derby" LINK

New York Times' DAVID M. HERSZENHORN: "Liberal Base Proves Trying to Democrats" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Associated Press' Nedra Pickler: "Clinton Weighs Social Security Tax 'Gap'" LINK

Associated Press'HOLLY RAMER: "Clinton Says She'd Negotiate With Iran" LINK

Washington Post's Charles Krauthammer: "The Great Navigator" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Sally C. Pipes: "HillaryCare -- The Preview" LINK

Boston Globe's Scot Lehigh: "Smart trade, the Clinton way" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan: "Rivals rip into Clinton over Iran vote" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen and Matthew Benjamin: "Clinton Sees Benefits of Strong Dollar, Won't Commit on Policy" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' JENNIFER HUNTER: "Reporters on bus invisible to Hillary?" LINK

Associated Press': "Clinton Staying in Michigan Primary" LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "Mondale to endorse Clinton" LINK

New York Post's Charles Hurt: "HILLARY'S SOC. SEC. HYPOCRISY" LINK

New York Daily News' MICHAEL McAULIFF: "Hillary Clinton's attempt to win hearts, minds of middle class" LINK

Concord Monitor's SARAH LIEBOWITZ: "Clinton: Raise tuition tax credit" LINK

Reno Gazette Journal's ANJEANETTE DAMON: "Ex-GOP leader says party can't beat Hillary" LINK

Nashua Telegraph's KEVIN LANDRIGAN: "Clinton returns fire over Mich. Primary" LINK

New York Sun's RUSSELL BERMAN: "Rangel, Clinton To Clash" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

ABC News' Donna Hunter: "Dodd Tries to Woo Supporters With Red Sox Tickets" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

Charlotte Observer's Nancy Stancill: "Edwards touts education proposals" LINK

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson: "Edwards Brings Big Message to Small Town" LINK

Associated Press': "Edwards Says Tabloid Report of Extramarital Affair Is 'Completely Untrue'" LINK

Politico's Ben Smith: "The Clintonite who owns National Enquirer" LINK

Associated Press': "Edwards to Help South Carolina Schools" LINK

The State's AARON GOULD SHEININ: "Edwards to focus on reviving rural areas" LINK

2008: Democrats: Gore?

Newsweek's Tom Curry: "What Gore might learn from Teddy" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "Obama Returns to 2002" LINK

Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "Early defeat launched a rapid political climb" LINK

Chicago Tribune's John McCormick: "Obama: 'Now is the time' to take aim at Clinton" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' TIM NOVAK: "Lot next to Obama can be yours for $1.5M" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' LYNN SWEET: "Obama shakes up his campaign staff" LINK

Washington Times' Deborah Simmons: "Obama takes 'em to church" LINK

New York Daily News' MICHAEL SAUL: "Barack Obama's new ad blasts Hillary Clinton on Iraq war" LINK

Concord Monitor's SHIRA SCHOENBERG: "Obama focuses on personality" LINK

Chicago Tribune's John McCormick: "Obama: Bye-Bye Mr. Nice Guy?" LINK

Washington Post's: "Sen. Obama's Earmarks Released" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Des Moines Register's WILLIAM PETROSKI: "Richardson: U.S. education 'broken'" LINK

Union Leader's JOHN WHITSON: "Richardson: More for students, less for guns" LINK

Concord Monitor's MEG HECKMAN: "Richardson's school plan not for 'timid'" LINK

2008: Bloomberg?

New York Daily News' Kirsten Danis and Kathleen Lucadamo: "Bloomberg met with GOP insiders before going independent" LINK

Early States:

ABC News' Jennifer Parker: "Caucus-Goers Prepare for Early Iowa Caucus" LINK

Washington Post's Joel Achenbach: "A December Primary in New Hampshire? It's His Call" LINK

Detroit News' Gordon Trowbridge And Charlie Cain: "Push is on to get Dems back on ballot" LINK

President Bush:

Bloomberg's James Rowley: "Bush Faces an End-of-Term Slowdown on Appellate-Court Nominees" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JOHN D. MCKINNON and GREG HITT: "Bush Vows Push On Trade, Chides Boards on Pay" LINK


Washington Times' Audrey Hudson: "Democrats feel NASCAR needle" LINK

Washington Post's Tim Craig and Jon Cohen: "Va. Poll Gives Mark Warner Wide Lead in Senate Race" LINK

Politico's David Mark: "Dems barely beat Bush's dismal ratings" LINK

Washington Post's Editorial: "Tiptoeing on the Third Rail" LINK