The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Republicans:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Republicans Stake Out Unique Paths to White House" LINK

New York Times' MARC SANTORA: "Global Warming Starts to Divide G.O.P. Contenders" LINK

Washington Post's Chris Cillizza and Matthew Mosk: "Many GOP Donors Yet to Open Wallets" LINK

Washington Post's Harold Meyerson: "Republicans at a Loss" LINK

Washington Post's Libby Copeland: "The Republicans, Vying to Be the Chosen People's Choice" LINK

Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "Republican hopefuls take a hard line on Tehran" LINK

Associated Press': "McCain, Giuliani May Use Force in Iran" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "GOP candidates bail on RNC fundraising dinner" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

ABC News' Jan Simmonds: "Giuliani: I "Gave My Blood" for NY Republicans" LINK

Associated Press': "Giuliani Tells Obama 'You're No Reagan'" LINK

New York Times' MAUREEN DOWD: "Rudy Roughs Up Arabs" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JAY SOLOMON: "Giuliani Connects With 'Morals' Voters on Security" LINK

Associated Press': "Judith Giuliani: No to Cabinet Meetings" LINK

New York Sun's RUSSELL BERMAN: "Ex-Mayor 'Emotional Winner' at Jewish Forum" LINK



Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "Know your audience, Giuliani learns" LINK

New York Daily News' DAVID SALTONSTALL: "Rudy Giuliani has built a national campaign machine" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Associated Press': "McCain Says Campaign Has Cash for Ads" LINK

Associated Press': "McCain Prays for No War With Iran" LINK

Boston Globe's Scot Lehigh: "McCain's message for Mitt" LINK

New York Daily News' Richard Sisk: "John McCain boasts he's been where GOP rivals haven't" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

Washington Times' Jennifer Harper: "Paul campaign has homespun backing" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

ABC News' Matt Stuart: "Romney Speaks to Republican Jewish Coalition" LINK

Associated Press': "Romney Has Stage to Self at RNC Event" LINK

2008: Republicans: Tancredo:

Associated Press': "Tancredo First to File for NH Primary" LINK

Union Leader's TOM FAHEY: "Tancredo makes his NH candidacy official" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Washington Post's George F. Will: "The Unforgotten Man" LINK

Politico's Elizabeth Wilner: "John Kerry's time is coming — again" LINK

Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "Mich. primary could cost Democrats" LINK

Associated Press': "Funding edge over GOP seen in races" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Obama tears aside the veil, cites Clinton" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Associated Press': "Biden eyes 'close fourth' in Iowa" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

ABC News' Eloise Harper: "Clinton Hits the Mother Lode" LINK

New York Times' PATRICK HEALY: "Clinton Proposes Big Grants for Family Leave" LINK

Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel, Jeanne Cummings and David Paul Kuhn: "Refunds sour some donors on giving" LINK

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

Wall Street Journal's T.W. FARNAM: "Hsu Donors Keep Refunds" LINK

Washington Times' Jim McElhatton: "Hillary leads in donor refunds" LINK

Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "State GOP hits Hillary's 'hypocrisy' on spying" LINK

New York Sun's JOSH GERSTEIN: "N.Y. Senator Wins in Court Against Campaign Donor" LINK

New York Sun's BENJAMIN SARLIN: "Clinton Heralds Plan To Expand Paid Family Leave" LINK

Union Leader's JIM DEVINE: "Clinton talk touches on work and family" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "Dodd offers executives a free lunch" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

New York Times' CHRISTINE HAUSER: "Edwards Plays His Roots Card in Bid to Win South Carolina" LINK

Des Moines Register's TONY LEYS: "Edwards: Clinton thinks she's already won" LINK

2008: Democrats: Gravel:

Boston Globe's Jenn Abelson: "Gravel raps presidential hopefuls on Iran, Iraq" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

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

Washington Post's Alec MacGillis: "Does Obama's Message Match the Moment?" LINK

Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "In N.E., big names in business to show support for Obama" LINK

Associated Press': "Obama Outlines Rural Policy Plan" LINK

Des Moines Register's JASON CLAYWORTH: "Obama: Limit ag subsidies, cut seniors' taxes" LINK

2008: Presidential Candidates:

New York Times' MICHAEL LUO: "Details of Candidates' Spending Are Released" LINK

Boston Globe's Irene Sege: "Veterans take their war views to the trail" LINK

Associated Press' BETH FOUHY: "Major Presidential Candidates Will Spend" LINK

2008: Campaigning:

Boston Globe's Alex Beam: "Campaign sites just don't click" LINK

Washington Times' John M. Bridgeland and Gary Andres: "Independent workers in '08" LINK

Associated Press': "Candidates Step Up Spending on Ads, Mail" LINK

2008: Early States:

ABC News' David Chalian: "Calendar Craziness: IA GOP and SC Dems. Set Primary" LINK

New York Times' KATHARINE Q. SEELYE: "Jan. 3 Caucus for Iowa G.O.P." LINK

Politico's Roger Simon: "N.H. inches toward December primary" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak: "Iowa GOP sets earliest-ever vote date" LINK

Union Leader's JOHN DISTASO: "Primary puzzle coming together" LINK

The State's AARON GOULD SHEININ: "Democrats in S.C. to seek Jan. 26 vote" LINK

Quad City Times' Dan Gearino: "Republicans will caucus on Jan. 3" LINK

2008: Fundraising:

Politico's Jeanne Cummings: "Big money comes from small donors" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Four most populous states 'political ATMs'" LINK

Des Moines Register's JANE NORMAN: "Romney, Clinton raise most from Iowans" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen and Julianna Goldman: "Clinton Eclipses Obama, Giuliani, Romney in Wall Street Money" LINK

Bush Administration:

ABC News' JOHN HENDREN: "White House Defends Bush Visit With Dalai Lama" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Eggen and John Solomon: "Justice Dept.'s Focus Has Shifted" LINK


ABC News' Z. BYRON WOLF: "Coburn Stalls Virginia Tech Gun Bill" LINK

New York Times' MAUREEN BALLEZA: "Texas Senator Doesn't Plan to Seek Re-election" LINK

The Hill's Mike Soraghan and Manu Raju: "Pelosi sours on Senate" LINK


Associated Press' GLEN JOHNSON: "Tsongas' Widow Elected to U.S. House" LINK

New York Times' CARL HULSE: "Support Wanes in House for Genocide Vote" LINK

Associated Press': "House Passes Bill Shielding Reporters" LINK

Associated Press' PAMELA HESS: "House Takes Up Surveillance Bill" LINK

Wall Street Journal's DAVID ROGERS: "Turkish 'Genocide' Bill Loses House Support" LINK


ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: "ON SCHIP, Reid Says Maybe He'd Look at Some Tweaks" LINK

New York Times' ROBERT PEAR: "Children's Health Bill Dispute Turns to Income Limits" LINK

Washington Post's Ruth Marcus: "Son of SCHIP" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar: "Child health: to compromise or stand firm"" target="external">LINK



New York Times' ERIC SCHMITT and THOM SHANKER: "Pentagon Sees One Authority Over Contractors" LINK

Associated Press': "Iraq Drawdown to Begin in Volatile Area" LINK

Wall Street Journal's NEIL KING JR. and AUGUST COLE: "Few Alternatives to Blackwater" LINK

Sen. Larry Craig:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Sen. Larry Craig: Liability to Republicans?" LINK

Associated Press': "Craig Says He Was Entrapped in Sex Sting" LINK

Washington Post's Tom Shales: "NBC's Matt Lauer, Making the Least Of an Opportunity" LINK


New York Times' SAM ROBERTS: "In Shift, 40% of Immigrants Move Directly to Suburbs" LINK

Housing Market:

Washington Post's Neil Irwin: "Paulson, Bernanke Say Housing Woes May Last" LINK


Newsweek's Evan Thomas and Mark Hosenball: "The Man Behind Blackwater" LINK

Weird But True:

ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "All in the Family: Obama and Cheney?" LINK


2008: Colbert?!?

Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "Primary-Time TV With Colbert the Candidate" LINK