The Note's Must-Reads

Attorney General Michael Mukasey:

Associated Press: "Senate Confirmed Mukasey As Attorney General" LINK

New York Times' CARL HULSE: "Mukasey Wins Vote in Senate, Despite Democrats' Doubts" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Eggen Paul Kane: "Senate Confirms Mukasey By 53-40" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

ABC News' JAKE TAPPER and KATIE HINMAN: "Giuliani Admits 'Mistake' in Case of Indicted Top Cop" LINK

New York Times' MICHAEL COOPER and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM: "Kerik's Corruption Case Dogs Giuliani" LINK

Wall Street Journal's MARY JACOBY: "Associates' Troubles Raise Questions" LINK

Associated Press: "Giuliani top alternative for most conservatives" LINK

Des Moines Register's JONATHAN ROOS: "Giuliani faults the other Clinton" LINK


New York Daily News' MARY RAE BRAGG and DAVID SALTONSTALL: "Rudy Giuliani won't say if he'd pardon Kerik as President" LINK

Chicago Sun Times: "Rudy and Pat are now GOP's pair apparent" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "The Job Giuliani Wanted More Than the Presidency" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

New York Times' JULIE BOSMAN: "A Constitutional Centerpiece" LINK

Houston Chronicle's Julie Mason: "Paul's surge no longer a surprise" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

Associated Press: "Thompson's facts on immigration bill" LINK

Christian Science Monitor's Ariel Sabar: "Thompson fires it up in his make-or-break state" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Associated Press: "Romney Hopes to Overwhelm N.H. Voters" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

ABC News' JARED WIENER: "Get to Know John McCain" LINK

Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "McCain's message a hard sell in the heartland" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

New York Times' MICHAEL LUO: "From Back of G.O.P. Pack, Huckabee Is Stirring" LINK

Washington Post's Michael Gerson: "The Huckabee Difference" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Stephanie Simon: "On second thought, conservatives give Huckabee an amen" LINK

Des Moines Register's JARED STRONG: "Huckabee steps up religious message" LINK

2008: Republicans:

Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "If it is the economy, GOP may be in trouble" LINK

Washington Times' Grace Vuoto: "Hispanics and the GOP" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "Clinton tops 2008 rivals, gets $530M in earmarks" LINK

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "President Clinton's Not on the Ballot'" LINK

New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "A Timely Clinton Web Initiative" LINK

Associated Press: "Sore throat a good sign for Clinton campaign" LINK

New York Times' Sarah Wheaton: "Clinton Says Yes to Peru Deal" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

ABC News' David Wright and Sunlen Miller: "Obama v. (Which) Clinton" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz and Shailagh Murray: "On Campaign Bus, Obama Opens Up About Challengers" LINK

Des Moines Register's JASON CLAYWORTH: "Obama says he could beat front-runners" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Edwards Picked Over Obama as 'The Un-Hillary'" LINK

Union Leader's STEPHEN BEALE: "Edwards: Health care, college for everyone" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Seacoast Online's Peter Sutters: "Richardson links jobs to green technology" LINK

Associated Press: "Richardson touts energy plan" LINK

Union Leader's Faith Swymer: "Richardson calls Congress 'wimpy' on energy issues" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Union Leader's JOHN DISTASO: "Biden urges Pakistan action now" LINK

Concord Monitor's Ethan Wilensky-Lanford: "Biden raps Bush over Pakistan" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Concord Monitor's E. Wilenski-Lanford: "Dodd's career in service began with the Peace Corps" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Washington Times' Stephen Dinan and S.A. Miller: "Democrats hit licenses for illegals" LINK

Washington Times' Brian DeBose: "'08 Democrats hit Bush's stance on Pakistan" LINK

New York Sun's DIANA FURCHTGOTT-ROTH: "Better Than Ever" LINK

Des Moines Register's LISA ROSSI: "Dodd campaign's pledge on caucus hotly debated" LINK

Union Leader's STEPHEN BEALE: "Biden, Richardson call for 'soft,' 'smart' diplomacy" LINK

2008: Early States:

ABC News' Karen Travers: "RNC Strips Early States of Half Their Delegates" LINK

Associated Press: "N.H. Could Turn GOP Race Upside Down" LINK

Boston Globe's Scott Helman : "Politics of doubt gnaw at black voters in S.C." LINK

Union Leader's JOHN DISTASO: "NH takes a big hit from GOP over primary date" LINK

Bill Clinton:

Politico's Ben Smith: "Bill bogs down where Hillary strides ahead" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Louise Roug: "Bill Clinton taps nostalgia, discontent" LINK

Secretary Rice:

Newsweek's Michael Hirsh: "'If I Had to Do It Over Again'" LINK


Karl Rove's "A Failure to Lead" LINK

New York Times' DAVID M. HERSZENHORN: "Congress Turns Back Bush's Veto in a Test of Power" LINK

Washington Post's STEVEN R. WEISMAN: "Trade Accord Causes a Split of Democrats" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "Short of cash, NRCC seeks millionaires" LINK