The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Republicans:

New York Times' Michael Luo: "Vying for 'Values Voters'" LINK

Politico's Jeanne Cummings: "Business abandons GOP for Democrats" LINK

Boston Globe's Peter S. Canellos: "Rivals' feud reveals unattractive facets" LINK

New York Sun's Editorial: "What's a Republican?" LINK

New York Sun's BENJAMIN SARLIN: "Thompson Comes to New York, Rebukes Giuliani" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Republicans bring brawl to Washington this week" LINK

Union Leader's JOHN DISTASO: "Romney and McCain campaigns wage war of words" LINK

Associated Press' LIZ SIDOTI: "Analysis: GOP Words Get Sharper" LINK

2008: Republicans: Brownback:

Boston Globe's Jenn Abelson: "Brownback to pitch proposal apologizing for slavery" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Bloomberg's Jonathan D. Salant and Julianna Goldman: "Giuliani Campaign Spent $13 Million in Third Quarter" LINK

Union Leader's SUZANNE BATES: "Forbes still urging tax reform, backing Giuliani" LINK

New York Daily News' DAVID SALTONSTALL and MICHAEL McCAULIFF: "Rudy Giuliani favorite candidate among NASCAR superstars" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

ABC News' Bret Hovell: "McCain Money: a 95% Burn-Rate" LINK

ABC News' Bret Hovell: "McCain D'Backs Odds on the White House" LINK

The Hill's Elana Schor: "McCain, Lantos draft Burma-crackdown legislation" LINK

Des Moines Register's TOM WITOSKY: "McCain: Put asterisk on Bonds' record" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

New York Times' Michael Cooper: "Just Because the Curse of the Bambino Was Broken" LINK

New York Times' MICHAEL LUO: "Gingerly, Romney Seeks Ties to Christian Right" LINK

New York Times' WILLIAM YARDLEY: "Craig Defends Decision to Stay in Senate and Attacks Romney" LINK

Associated Press': "New Romney Ad Appeals to N.H. Voters" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "Top spender Romney could soon run short" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain and Mark Z. Barabak: "Romney outspends presidential rivals" LINK

Boston Herald's: "'Embarrassed' Craig: Mitt left me high, dry" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Thompson Whacks Giuliani on Home Turf" LINK

ABC News' Christine Byun: "Thompson: 'I'm Consistent Conservative'" LINK

ABC News' Christine Byun: "Fred Thompson's 'Challenge'" LINK

New York Times' MARC SANTORA: "Thompson Says He, Not Giuliani, Is a True Conservative" LINK

Associated Press: "Thompson to tout his conservatism in NYC" LINK

Washington Times' Stephen Dinan and Joseph Curl: "Thompson vows to carry 'the conservative banner'" LINK


New York Daily News' DAVID SALTONSTALL: "Fred Thompson bills himself as 'the consistent conservative'" LINK

Gannett News Service's BILL THEOBALD: Fred Thompson broadens support base LINK

New York Daily News' IAN BISHOP and MICHAEL McAULIFF: "Reports: Thompson spares no expense at private events" LINK

2008: Democrats:

New York Times' MICHAEL COOPER and ARON PILHOFER: "Democratic Candidates Keep Outraising Republicans" LINK

Associated Press' JIM KUHNHENN: "Clinton Edges Obama in Cash on Hand" LINK

Politico's Jeanne Cummings: "Clinton and Obama in virtual money tie" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Dems hold cash edge over GOP in '08 bids" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen and Jonathan D. Salant: "Clinton, Obama Enter Next Stage of Primary Race Flush With Cash" LINK

Newsweek's Daniel Gross: "Dems Are the New Republicans" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Quad City Times' Tom Gizicki: "Biden will unite, not divide" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

ABC News' Eloise Harper: "Clinton's 'View'" LINK

New York Times' Patrick Healy: "Clinton Details Foreign Policy Agenda" LINK

Reuters': "Clinton Has $35 Million For Nominating Race" LINK

Politico's Ryan Grim: "Clinton charms 'The View' (but not the RNC)" LINK

Wall Street Journal's BRODY MULLINS and MARY JACOBY: "Despite Givebacks, Clinton Leads Fund-Raising Race" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Tom Hamburger, Robin Fields and Chuck Neubauer: "Clinton report lists refunds to 249 Hsu donors" LINK

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Hillary: Some troops out in 60 days" LINK

New York Sun's JOSH GERSTEIN: "Clinton Criticizes CIA for Shying Away From Hands-On Work" LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "GOP targeting Clinton on phone-call snooping" LINK

Associated Press': "Hill: Eleanor Roosevelt got it right" LINK


Salon's Walter Shapiro: "How Hillary could tank" LINK

Houston Chronicle's DAVID IVANOVICH and KATHRINE SCHMIDT: "Hillary Clinton won't be at energy forum" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Bloomberg's Alison Vekshin: "U.S. Banking Panel Drifts as Dodd Focuses on Presidential Run" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards: Associated Press' MIKE GLOVER: "Edwards Gets Most SEIU State Support" LINK

Quad City Times': "Iowa Service employees endorse Edwards" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Associated Press' ERIC GORSKI: "Obama Reaches Out to Religious Voters" LINK

Boston Globe's Derrick Z. Jackson: "How Obama is playing in Iowa" LINK

Associated Press': "U.S. sick of 'triangulation,' Obama says" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' JENNIFER HUNTER: "God trusted us to care for environment, Obama says" LINK

Des Moines Register's GRANT SCHULTE: "Obama: Energy plan is costly but needed" LINK

Presidential Candidates:

ABC News' MARCUS BARAM: "Candidates' Makeovers Surprise Hometown Voters" LINK

Washington Post's E. J. Dionne Jr.: "Redder or Bluer Than Thou" LINK

Washington Post's Editorial: "Candidate Savings Time" LINK

Washington Times' Jennifer Harper: "Candidates battle for 'buzz'" LINK

2008: Early States:

Christian Science Monitor's Ariel Sabar: "Can the Democratic Party ignore Florida's primary?" LINK

Des Moines Register's JONATHAN ROOS: "Iowa Poll: Caucusgoers greet candidates in person" LINK

Union Leader's PAT GROSSMITH: "Poll: Hunting, fishing, environment hand in hand" LINK

Associated Press' BEVERLEY WANG: "Filing period opens for state primary Now on the ballot: U.S. fugitive in Italy" LINK

Quad City Times': "Iowa Republicans will move up caucuses tonight" LINK

2008: Campaigning:

New York Times' Julie Bosman: "You Gotta Have a Gimmick" LINK

2008: Fundraising:

Washington Post's Matthew Mosk and Sarah Cohen: "Clinton, Giuliani Hold Financial Leads" LINK

Associated Press': "Details of Candidates' Fundraising" LINK

President Bush:

New York Times' SHERYL GAY STOLBERG: "Low in Polls, Bush Makes More Time for Friendly Crowds" LINK

Washington Post's Peter Baker: "Bush Stands His Ground on Budget" LINK

Associated Press' Ben Feller: "Bush Raps Democrats on Spending Bills" LINK

Vice President Dick Cheney:

Boston Globe's Sam Allis: "A look at Cheney's relentless pursuit of executive power" LINK

Secretary of State Rice:

New York Times' Steven Lee Myers: "Rice Hints at Timing of Mideast Talks" LINK

Associated Press': "Rice Says Mideast Peace Efforts Are Top Priority of White House" LINK


Politico's Josh Kraushaar and John Bresnahan: "Flyover states lose another Republican" LINK


New York Times' Editorial: "On Bonuses and Leaving Iraq" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Yochi J. Dreazen: "U.S. Plans Alternate Route for Iraq Supplies Amid Turkish Turmoil" LINK


Associated Press' Robert Burns: "Gates: United Front Needed on Iran Nukes" LINK

S Chip:

New York Times' Editorial: "An Overblown Fear About S-Chip" LINK

Washington Post's Christopher Lee: "States May Reduce Number of Children In Insurance Plan" LINK

The Hill's Jeffrey Young: "Lobbyists leveraging SCHIP bill" LINK

Sen. Larry Craig:

Associated Press' Amy Forliti: "Craig Appeals Minn. Judge's Ruling" LINK

Washington Post's Paul Kane: "Sen. Craig Appeals Judge's Decision" LINK


New York Times' Adam Liptak: "James L. Oakes Dies at 83; Nixon Choice for Federal Bench" LINK