The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' Christine Byun: "Thompson $$ Man Resigns" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Thompson talks guns in N.H." LINK

Union Leader's Stephen Beale: "Thompson says it's about strength" LINK

Concord Monitor's Kate Davidson: "Thompson: Cut corporate taxes" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "Romney wins backing from Paul Weyrich" LINK

New York Times' Michael Luo: "Romney Gets Major Backer on the Right" LINK

Boston Herald' Dave Wedge: "Mitt's poll toll" LINK

Associated Press: "Romney calls Musharraf move disappointing, says aid should remain" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

ABC News Jan Simmonds: "Giuliani Shows Love For Dems and Huckabee" LINK

New York Times' Michael Cooper: "Giuliani Says Successes Surpass Kerik's Mistakes" LINK

Union Leader's Stephen Beale: "Giuliani points to his record" LINK

Associated Press: "Giuliani says focus on gains, not errors" LINK

Concord Monitor's Joelle Farrell: "A willingness to fight" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Washington Post's E. J. Dionne Jr.: "Can McCain Make It Back?" LINK

Des Moines Register's Jason Clayworth: "McCain: GOP rivals are wrong on torture" LINK

Des Moines Register's Tony Leys: "McCain: Ethanol subsidy unneeded" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

Tennessean's Jennifer Brooks: "Huckabee finds good will in Thompson territory" LINK

2008: Republicans: Hunter:

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: "Shades of the Shah" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

ABC News' Z. BYRON WOLF: "Ron Paul Is Money" LINK

New York Times' David D. Kirkpatrick: "Ron Paul Raises More Than $4 Million in One Day" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

ABC News' RICK KLEIN: "Pelosi: Clinton Camp Played Gender Card" LINK

Associated Press: "Group Sues to Get Clinton Records" LINK

New York Times' PATRICK HEALY: "Clinton Energy Plan Includes Push for Higher Gas Mileage" LINK

New York Times' BOB HERBERT: "Hillary's Tough Sell" LINK

New York Sun's JOSH GERSTEIN: "Impact of Clinton Letter on Records Is Questioned" LINK

New York Sun: "Hillary's Latest Flip-Flop" LINK


Globe Gazette's JOHN SKIPPER: "Clinton: Ending war first priority" LINK

Associated Press: "Clinton defends wife on licenses" LINK

ABC News' Eloise Harper: "Clinton Tells Iowa Voters: Don't Drink Very Much on New Years Eve" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Chicago Sun Times' Jennifer Hunter: "Obama turns up heat as he targets Hillary" LINK

Sarasota Herald Tribune's Carol E. Lee: "Obama pops in for fundraiser" LINK

The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan: "Goodbye to All That" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "In Iowa Field, Edwards Sees Only Senator Clinton" LINK

Boston Globe's Peter S. Canellos: "Edwards's strategy could benefit Obama" LINK

Quad City Times' Jens Manuel Krogstad: "Edwards calls for teacher incentives at education forum" LINK

Des Moines Register's TONY LEYS: "Edwards accuses Clinton of aiding Bush on Iran" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Des Moines Register's Willian Petroski: "Richardson presents Purple Heart" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Chicago Tribune's David Lightman: "Chris Dodd: The happy warrior" LINK

2008: Democrats:

New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "Iowa Dinner for 9,000" LINK

Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin: "Climate Is a Risky Issue for Democrats" LINK

Washington Times' Brian DeBose: "Edwards, Dodd criticize Hillary on Iran, energy" LINK

2008: Early States:

New York Times' Julie Bosman: "Le Mars, Iowa? Perhaps It's the Ice Cream" LINK

Associated Press: "Rhode Island: Bill on Primary Is Vetoed" LINK

Newsweek's Evan Thomas and Richard Wolffe: "Iowa's Field Of Dreamers" LINK

Presidential Candidates:

Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Romney, Rudy and the Electability Question" LINK

Politico's Erika Lovley: "Pols get second chance to connect online" LINK

Boston Herald: "From the top: Poll $tar" LINK


Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "Poll finds 77% oppose licenses for illegals" LINK

Political Contributions:

Bloomberg's Jonathan D. Salant: "Watergate-Era Fundraising Returns With Clinton, Obama, Giuliani" LINK


New York Sun's GRACE RAUH: "Bloomberg Presidential Speculation Gets a Boost" LINK

President Bush:

Associated Press: "Bush Pushes Hill Foes, Allies to the Max" LINK

Campaign Impropriety:

ABC News' MARCUS BARAM: "In Heat of Campaign, No Forgiveness for Troublemakers" LINK

Bush Family:

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "Bush Vote Divided in GOP Race" LINK


ABC News' JAKE TAPPER: "Colbert Abandons Presidential Bid" LINK