The Note's Must-Reads

Republican Debate:

ABC News' David Chalian, Jan Simmonds, and Christine Byun: "Heated Republican debate focuses on the battle for the true conservative" LINK

New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "Debate Wrap-Up: Everyone vs. Clinton" LINK

New York Times' MICHAEL COOPER and MARC SANTORA: "At Debate, G.O.P. Race Becomes More Personal" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz and Michael D. Shear: "Attacks Sharpen Among Party's Principal Rivals" LINK

Associated Press: "Quotes From the GOP Presidential Debate" LINK

Reuters: "Top Republicans defend conservative credentials" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Republicans trade blows at fiery debate" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Kranish: "GOP hopefuls turn up the heat" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan: "Thompson, Giuliani spar over conservative records" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "Republican hopefuls spar over who's the real conservative" LINK

Bloomberg's Catherine Dodge and Nicholas Johnston: "Giuliani, Romney, Thompson Attack Each Other, Clinton in Debate" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "GOP debate signals race to the right" LINK


Wall Street Journal's AMY SCHATZ and SUSAN DAVIS: "Clinton Is Focus of Debate" LINK

2008: Republicans:

ABC News' Mary Bruce: "Giuliani Knows 'Virtually Nothing About Foreign Policy' Biden says" LINK

Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow and Stephen Dinan: "Values voters back Mike, Mitt" LINK

New York Sun's RUSSELL BERMAN: "Romney, McCain Lock Horns Over Shifts in Position" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Washington Post's Robert D. Novak: "Californians for Rudy" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Perkins: Giuliani supports marriage amendment" LINK


Wall Street Journal's MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS: "Social Issues Dog Giuliani" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

Time's JOHN MCINTYRE: "What if Huckabee Wins Iowa?" LINK

Concord Monitor's MIKE PRIDE: "Voters should get to know Huckabee" LINK

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier's AMY LORENTZEN: "Huckabee's band to play historic Surf Ballroom" LINK

2008: Republicans: Hunter:

San Diego Union Tribune's DANA WILKIE: "What's in a name?" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Bloomberg's Nicholas Johnston: "McCain Says Supporting Immigration Legislation Hurt Campaign" LINK

Associated Press: "McCain claims conservative clout needed to beat Hillary" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

Time's Howard Fineman: "It's Independents' Day" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Bloomberg's Nicholas Johnston: "Romney Says Mormon Leaders Won't Have Influence If He's Elected" LINK

Washington Times' Eric Pfeiffer: "Romney: Beliefs won" LINK

Concord Monitor's LAUREN R. DORGAN: "Romney took '94 lessons to heart" LINK

2008: Republicans: Tancredo:

Denver Post's Anne C. Mulkern: "Tancredo runs hard, but to what?" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

New York Times' Marc Santora: "For Thompson, It Was Florida in Four Minutes" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Thompson fares poorly in 'values' straw poll" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Union Leader's GARRY RAYNO AND MICHAEL COUSINEAU: "Hard work, little return" LINK

Baltimore Sun's Rick Pearson: "Democrats: GOP holds no monopoly on values" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

The Hill's Klaus Marre: "Biden: GOP candidates, except McCain, know 'virtually nothing' about foreign policy" LINK

Des Moines Register's JOHN CARLSON: "Carlson: Biden takes a hit by funding vehicle that saved Iowans" LINK

News Journal's NICOLE GAUDIANO: "Cash-poor Biden still hopeful about Iowa" LINK

Baltimore Sun's Rick Pearson: "Biden: Democrat rivals playing to audience's wishes" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

New York Times' JIM RUTENBERG: "Clinton Finds Way to Play Along With Drudge" LINK

Washington Post's Editorial: "Dishwashers for Clinton" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "I take nothing for granted: Clinton" LINK

Newsweek's Michael Isikoff: "Papers? I Don't See Any Papers" LINK

Des Moines Register's JENNIFER JACOBS: "Clinton tries to curb negative perceptions" LINK

New York Daily News' Michael McAuliff: "Embattled Hillary defends her vote on Iran" LINK

ABC News' Eloise Harper: "Rob Reiner Sings For Clinton" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES: "Clinton Book Fatigue-Despite Slow Sales, New Bio Joins the Lot" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

ABC News' David Muir: "Is Iowa John Edwards' Last Hope?" LINK

2008: Democrats: Kucinich:

Monterey Herald's JULIA REYNOLDS: "Kucinich pushes Bush impeachment" LINK

Orange County Register's RICHARD CHANG: "Kucinich senses 'groundswell'" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

ABC New's Sunlen Miller: "Obama Airs "Conventional" TV ad in the Granite State" LINK

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Oprah becomes test of what an endorsement means" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' STEVE HUNTLEY: "Obama's next step could be to Springfield" LINK

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "N.H. backers aim to gin up 'Obamania'" LINK

Union Leader's TRENT SPINER: "Michelle Obama speaks to parents" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Associated Press: "Richardson supports limiting raises" LINK

Reno Gazette Journal's ANJEANETTE DAMON: "Richardson lags in Nevada despite strengths" LINK

Reno Gazette Journal's ANJEANETTE DAMON: "Q & A with Bill Richardson" LINK

2008: Early States:

Reuters: "In New Hampshire, health care sways elderly votes" LINK

Des Moines Register's David Yepsen: "A new GOP try to dodge Iowa?" LINK

Dallas Morning News' TODD J. GILLMAN: "Immigration a hot issue in mostly white New Hampshire" LINK

2008: Campaign Spending:

New York Times' LESLIE WAYNE and ARON PILHOFER: "As Coffers Expand and Contract, Strategies Emerge" LINK

2008: Presidential Election Issues: Religion:

Washington Post's Sridhar Pappu: "Looking for a Candidate to Call Their Own" LINK

Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "Values Voters find no satisfactory candidate" LINK

2008: Presidential Election:

Washington Times' Suzanne Fields: "The long trail to November" LINK

Associated Press: "Unions Holding Off on Endorsements" LINK

Des Moines Register: "Insights from the candidates, in their own words: LINK

New York Daily News' MICHAEL McAULIFF and ADAM LISBERG: "McCain, Richardson would go on Imus after his radio return" LINK

2008: Fundraising:

Newsweek's Anna Quindlen: "Dialing For Dollars" LINK

2008: Presidential Election Issues: Housing Market:

Anita F. Hill: "Women and the subprime crunch" LINK

2008: Presidential Election Coverage:

Washington Post's Marc Fisher: "XM radio channels '08 election run-up" LINK

Bush Administration:

Associated Press:"Presidential Cabinet Members Start Blogs" LINK


ABC News' JOHN HENDREN: "Cheney: 'We Will Not Allow' Iran Nukes" LINK

Political Humor:

ABC News: "The Comedy of Politics" LINK

New York Times' Michael Falcone: "Colbert: I Am a Candidate (And So Can You!)" LINK

The State's Neil White: "Colbert making big bucks for schools" LINK