The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Republicans:

ABC News' DAVID CHALIAN, JAN SIMMONDS, and CHRISTINE BYUN: "GOP Candidates Spar Over Conservatisim" LINK

New York Times' Michael Luo: "Take Your Time, Pick Your Candidate" LINK

New York Times' Ariel Alexovich: "N.R.C.C. Starts Video Contest" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain and Joe Mathews: "GOP team revives electoral vote initiative" LINK

Washington Times' Editorial:' "Mr. Wallace and the Republicans" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuiliani:

Boston Globe's BRIAN C. MOONEY: "Ex-Mass. treasurer Malone throws a kiss to Giuliani" LINK

Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson: "Rudy May Yet Hear an Amen From Values Voters" LINK

Time's MICHAEL DUFFY: "Giuliani's Blue-State Argument" LINK

Newsday's James P. Pinkerton: "Giuliani's lord of only two rings" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

ABC News' Kevin Chupka: "Huckabee Fundraising Surges, Candidate Says" LINK

Time's AMY SULLIVAN: "Huckabee's Bid for the Christian Right" LINK

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter: "The GOP's Best Bet?" LINK

New York Post's Rich Lowry: "HUCKABEE'S SWEET SPOT" LINK

Orange County Register's FRANK MICKADEIT: "There for Buck or for Huckabee?" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

New York Times' MICHAEL COOPER: "Savior or Machiavelli, McCain's Top Aide Carries On" LINK

Associated Press: "McCain: Bin Laden Reveals U.S. Success" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

USA Today's DeWayne Wickham: "What else will Romney exchange for nomination?" LINK

Inside Track: "Redford: Mitt's running on empty" LINK

Boston Herald's Editorial: "Romney's real record" LINK

The State's AARON GOULD SHEININ: "Romney polls show S.C. surge" LINK

Washington Post's E. J. Dionne Jr.: "Romney's Dilemma" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

New York Times' MARC SANTORA: "Thompson Finds Reason to Discuss Schiavo Case" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Thompson keeps it short, not so sweet" LINK

St. Petersburg Times' JOHN FRANK: "Thompson: It's family issue" LINK

2008: Democrats:

New York Times' Megan Thee: "Democrats Like What's Being Said" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

New York Times' Chris Suellentrop: "In Iowa, an Early Vote for Biden" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Boston Globe's Derrick Z. Jackson: "The GOP strategy: Demonize Clinton" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Jonah Goldberg: "Candidate Hillary: the GOP's dream" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "Clinton uses Durbin against his ally Obama" LINK

Boston Herald: "Hill Drudge-ingly accepting of how to play media game" LINK

Boston Herald's Editorial: "Meow if you're for Hillary" LINK

Newsday's TOM BRUNE: "Clinton camp relishes Republicans' focus" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Concord Monitor's Ethan Wilensky-Lanford: "Dodd raises Social Security alarm" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

ABC News' Teddy Davis and Jacqueline Klingebiel: "Edwards Backer Pushes Obama as V.P." LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten: "Edwards says he's most electable, but . . ." LINK

2008: Democrats: Kucinich:

Des Moines Register's MARC HANSEN: "Unconsciously, many favor Kucinich" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "Obama: Step One - File Papers, Step Two - Win Over "Casual Voters" LINK

New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "Obama Criticized Over Singer" LINK

New York Times' JULIE BOSMAN: "Obama Says U.S. Must Reach Out to 'Friend and Foe Alike'" LINK

Union Leader's TOM FAHEY: "Sen. Obama says he is the candidate of real change" LINK

Boston Herald's Peter A. Brown: "Obama's future needn't be now" LINK

Concord Monitor's SHIRA SCHOENBERG: "Obama makes pitch as ethical outsider" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Slate's Christopher Beam and Chadwick Matlin: "Bill Richardson's new ad shows off his diplomatic chops" LINK

2008: Campaigning:

Boston Globe's Jenn Abelson: "On specialized websites, candidates home in" LINK

The State's WAYNE WASHINGTON: "Few tackle college costs" LINK

2008: Presidential Candidates:

USA Today's Sharon Jayson: "Do voters take politicians at 'face' value?" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "McCain's POW footage powerful, Clinton not yet inevitable" LINK

Des Moines Register's JASON CLAYWORTH: "Firearms trigger little talk despite their pull" LINK

2008: Early States:

Wall Street Journal's CHRISTOPHER COOPER: "Dark Horses Run Hard in Iowa" LINK

Associated Press: "GOP moves to punish five states" LINK

Associated Press: "Iowa Courses Focus on Caucuses" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "RNC move sparks standoff with the early-voting states" LINK

Union Leader's JOHN DISTASO: "NH GOP faces penalty for early primary" LINK

New York Daily News' DAVID SALTONSTALL: "RNC recommends stripping five states of delegates" LINK

Detroit Free Press' KATHLEEN GRAY: "Michigan Republicans could lose half their delegates" LINK

Houston Chronicle's DAVID IVANOVICH: "Candidates get a later date for energy forum" LINK

St. Louis Dispatch's Jo Mannies: "Romney, Clinton plan to file Tuesday for Missouri's Feb. 5 presidential primary" LINK

2008: Religion:

New York Sun's SETH GITELL: "Winning the Catholic Vote" LINK

2008: Fundraising:

Politico's Jeanne Cummings: "Fundraising small fries face hard choice" LINK

President Bush:

Wall Street Journal's DAVID ROGERS: "Bush, Democrats Wage Year-End Budget Showdown" LINK


Wall Street Journal's SARAH LUECK: "Rangel's Corporate-Tax Bill May Frame Future Debate" LINK

Bloomberg's Alison Fitzgerald and Ryan J. Donmoyer: "Wall Street Lobbyists Move Quickly to Stifle Rangel Tax Plans" LINK

Politco's Josh Kraushaar: "Dem Allen appeals to Maine independence" LINK

Politico's Patrick O'Connor: "Battered Dems to circumvent MSM" LINK

First Lady Laura Bush:

ABC News: "First Lady's Middle East Trip Focuses on Breast Cancer" LINK

Senator Larry Craig:

Politico: "Larry Craig uses campaign funds for legal fees" LINK


Benazir Bhutto: "Campaigning In the Face Of Terror" LINK