The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Republicans:

Washington Post's Robert D. Novak: "The Republican Churchgoer's Candidate?" LINK

Boston Globe's Jeff Jacoby: "The Mitt and Rudy smackdown" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Janet Hook: "Verbal fisticuffs among GOP hopefuls" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Poll: Suspense builds among GOP rivals" LINK

Wall Street Journal's CHRISTOPHER COOPER: "How Housing Turmoil Could Hurt Republicans in '08" LINK

New York Sun's RUSSELL BERMAN: "GOP Foreign Policy Statements Due Before Jewish Coalition" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "McCain, Romney spar over Republican label" LINK

Des Moines Register's GRANT SCHULTE: "Rivals join to promote Iraq strategy" LINK

2008: Republicans: Brownback:

Boston Globe's April Simpson: "Extolling faith-infused politics" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

ABC News' Giuliani Reacts to "Real Republican" Debate" LINK

New York Times' ADAM NAGOURNEY: "Giuliani Sells New York as Town He Tamed" LINK

New York Times' SAM ROBERTS: "Some in G.O.P. Give Giuliani Respect, but Not Support" LINK

Associated Press' PHILIP ELLIOTT: "Giuliani Highlighting Rivals' Records" LINK

Newsweek's Michael Hirsh: "Used Hawks Flock to Giuliani's Team" LINK

Associated Press': "Giuliani: Preparedness is key (even if aliens attack)" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

The Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "Huckabee could face hurdles from the past" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Could Huckabee be Mr. Right?" LINK

Bloomberg's Kim Chipman: "Huckabee Backs Mandatory U.S. Cap on Global-Warming Pollution" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Bloomberg's Kim Chipman: "McCain Congratulates Gore, Says Myanmar Monks Deserved Prize" LINK

New York Sun's Editorial: "Prime Minister McCain" LINK

Des Moines Register's ERIN JORDAN: "Afflicted monks should have won Nobel, McCain says" LINK

Union Leader's DAN TUOHY: "McCain rips Romney's 'real Republican' claim" LINK

Associated Press' PHILIP ELLIOTT: "McCain: World less stable now than during Cold War" LINK


Concord Monitor's Ethan Wilensky-Lanford: "McCain, the happy warrior on the trail" LINK

Associated Press' PHILIP ELLIOTT: "McCain says Romney's no Ronald Reagan" LINK

Associated Press' HOLLY RAMER: "McCain defends legal immigration, failed reform plan" LINK

The State's LEE BANDY: "McCain bouncing back" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

Washington Post's Jose Antonio Vargas: "The Disciples of Ron Paul, Spreading the Word in N.H." LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Concord Monitor's Lauren Dorgan: "Embracing campaign life, still relishing home" LINK

Associated Press': "Romney talks immigration in Michigan" LINK

Concord Monitor's LAUREN R. DORGAN: "Embracing campaign life, still relishing home" LINK

2008: Republicans: Tancredo:

Des Moines Register's JASON PULLIAM: "Tancredo: End abortion-tied funding" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

Associated Press' PHILIP ELLIOTT: "Thompson's Absence Noticed in N.H." LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Kranish: "Silence greets Thompson's plan on Social Security" LINK

2008: Democrats:

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson: "Edwards Keeps Pounding Clinton on Iran Vote" LINK

Associated Press': "NASCAR flap raises caution flag for Dems" LINK

Washington Times' Dale McFeatters: "Donkey dance over primaries" LINK

Washington Times' Clarence Page: "A Clinton- Obama ticket?" LINK

WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY JR.'s: "Restoring A Sense Of Order" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Quad City Times' Commentary by Rep. Jim Lykam: "Biden gives straight answers" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Boston Globe's Marcella Bombardieri: "Clinton's team says women will carry win" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak: "Clinton canvasses Iowa — without breaking a sweat" LINK

Associated Press': "Civil rights leader backs Clinton" LINK

Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Retirement-savings boondoggle" LINK

Newsweek's Jonathan Darman: "Not Really Feeling It" LINK

Newsweek's Howard Fineman: "Did Hillary Duck a Sucker Punch?" LINK

New York Sun's Editorial: "The Clinton Indictment" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "Poll shows Gore entry might help Clinton" LINK

Union Leader's JOHN DISTASO: "Mich. ballot controversy needles Clinton" LINK

Concord Monitor's Katy Burns: "Can she win? First let's ask: Should she?" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Associated Press': "Baseball officials cry foul on Dodd's Red Sox ticket raffle" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

New York Times' Christine Hauser: "Environmental Organization Endorses Edwards" LINK

Associated Press AMY LORENTZEN: "Edwards Gets Endorsement From Iowa Union" LINK

Associated Press' HOLLY RAMER: "Edwards Questions Clinton's Sincerity" LINK

Union Leader's AMY AUGUSTINE: "Edwards calls for limits on special-interest money" LINK

Concord Monitor's JOELLE FARRELL: "Edwards wants to cut lobbyists off" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Politico's Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin: "Untraceable e-mails spread Obama rumor" LINK

Associated Press' AMY LORENTZEN: "Obama Links Faith to Environmentalism" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "'So where's the inevitability?'" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Editorial: "A Capital Gains Primer" LINK

Des Moines Register's JASON CLAYWORTH: "Obama: Iowa campaign on track" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Associated Press' KATHLEEN HENNESSEY: "Richardson: Clinton Acting Like Winner" LINK

Associated Press' PHILIP ELLIOTT: "Richardson: Pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq" LINK

2008: Presidential Candidates:

USA Today's Maria Puente: "Style becomes a real issue in '08 presidential race" LINK

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Candidates try penning their way to presidency" LINK

Des Moines Register's JENNIFER JACOBS: "1 Republican, 3 Democrats speak at dinner" LINK

Union Leader's PAT GROSSMITH: "Candidates cool to hot topic" LINK

2008: Early States:

The State's Aaron Gould Sheinin: "Campaign 2008: Primary date decision nears" LINK

Salon's Walter Shapiro: "My letter to the most important man in American politics" LINK

Associated Press' NANCY BENAC: "Who votes first? The absentees, actually" LINK

Quad City Times': "Nice try, Michigan" LINK

2008: Presidential Debates:

Washington Times' Sean Lengell: "Big Easy aims to host '08 debate" LINK

Secretary of State:

ABC News' JONATHAN KARL: "Rice: Russia's Military Moves 'a Problem'" LINK

Rep. David Hobson (R-Ohio):

The Hill's Aaron Blake and Jackie Kucinich: "Hobson joins growing list of GOP retirees" LINK

First Lady Laura Bush:

New York Times' SHERYL GAY STOLBERG: "First Lady Raising Her Profile" LINK

Al Gore:

New York Times' PAUL KRUGMAN: "Gore Derangement Syndrome" LINK


ABC News' LIZ MARLANTES and MARY WALSH: "Blackwater CEO Defends Employees" LINK


ABC News' MARY BRUCE: "McConnell, Pelosi Agree on Iraqi Govt. Failures" LINK

The Hill's Klaus Marre: "Pelosi: I would not give Congress high marks on ending the war" LINK


Washington Post's Anthony Faiola: "States' Immigrant Policies Diverge" LINK

S Chip:

Los Angeles Times' Janet Hook: "Democrats vow new bill on kids' healthcare" LINK

Associated Press' HOPE YEN: "Democrats Vow To Cover Children's Insurance" LINK

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho)

New York Daily News' Bill Hutchinson: "I hid arrest from wife, admits Sen. Larry Craig" LINK

Associated Press': "Sen. Craig to File Appeal" LINK