The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Times' Megan Thee: "Tougher Than the Rest to Beat?" LINK

Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin: "Giuliani Campaign Tries to Minimize Fallout From Kerik Indictment" LINK

Wall Street Journal's GERALD F. SEIB: "What Giuliani's Lead Really Means" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Giuliani looking ahead to Florida, N.Y." LINK

New York Sun's RUSSELL BERMAN: "Giuliani Camp Downplays N.H., Iowa" LINK

Associated Press: "Giuliani might not need early states to capture nomination" LINK


ABC News' TEDDY DAVIS and JACQUELINE KLINGEBIEL: "Giuliani Camp Plays 'Delegate Game'" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

New York Times' MARC SANTORA: "Abortion Foes Throw Support to Thompson" LINK

ABC News' Christine Byun: "Fmr. Beauty Queen Chauffers Thompson Press" LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "Head of 'The House'" LINK

ABC News' Christine Byun: "Thompson Won't Confirm 'Right to Life' Endorsement" LINK

Associated Press: "Thompson to Push for Expanding Military" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Fred Thompson keeps nose to Iowa grind" LINK

Des Moines Register's JONATHAN ROOS: "Despite fall in support, Thompson upbeat on chances in Iowa" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "Methodical style sets Romney apart from GOP rivals" LINK

Los Angeles Times' James Rainey: "Romney casts a cool eye on a former triumph" LINK

Associated Press: "Romney vies for veteran approval" LINK

Concord Monitor's LAUREN R. DORGAN: "Romney finds optimism amid critical challenges" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

ABC News' Bret Hovell: "McCain on 3rd Party Ads: 'Cease and Desist'" LINK

New York Times' JIM RUTENBERG and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK: "McCain Disavows Group Trying to Help His Campaign" LINK

New York Times' DAVID BROOKS: "The Character Factor" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

New York Times' Michael Luo: "On the Road: Huckabee in Iowa" LINK

2008: Republicans: Tancredo:

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: "Tancredo's Explosive Campaign Ad" LINK

Rocky Mountain News' M.E. Sprengelmeyer: "Tancredo raises fear factor with new ad" LINK

2008: Republicans:

ABC News' JAKE TAPPER: "Campaign Tests Giuliani-McCain Friendship" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Romney surges in early states; Giuliani looks to later rounds" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "Battle for black voters" LINK

ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "No Planted Questions, Obama Assures Town Hall" LINK

Washington Post's Peter Slevin: "For Obama, a Handsome Payoff in Political Gambles" LINK

Concord Monitor's SHIRA SCHOENBERG: "Obama trades stories of family" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Chicago Sun Times' Jennifer Hunter: "No need to be shocked by posed moments" LINK

Associated Press: "Clinton Cites Pragmatic Passion" LINK

New York Times' PATRICK HEALY: "That Clinton Boy Defends His Wife and Raises Eyebrows" LINK

Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "Majority of voters dismiss Hillary's 'piling on' charge" LINK

Washington Times' Andrea Billups: "Clinton rebukes rivals for 'gang up' on Hillary" LINK


2008: Democrats: Edwards:

New York Times' CHRISTINE HAUSER: "For Edwards, a Man on the Run, Time Is No Ally" LINK

Concord Monitor's Chelsea Conaboy: "The scars of war" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Miami Herald's LESLEY CLARK: "Resume, heritage are key to Richardson" LINK

2008: Democrats:

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "A Not-So-Perfect Picture of Party Unity" LINK

Times' JAY NEWTON-SMALL: "The Race to Be the Un-Hillary" LINK

Associated Press: "Democrats Oppose Nuclear Waste Dump" LINK

Des Moines Register's ERIN JORDAN: "Democrats speak to UAW in Dubuque" LINK

2008: Early States:

Washington Post: "Little-Understood Process Puts Iowa in the Spotlight" LINK

New York Times' Lisa Tozzi: "Iowa Caucuses, With Tap Dancing" LINK

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "N.H. voters take wait-and-see approach on primaries" LINK

Des Moines Register's JANE NORMAN: "Iowans can sharpen retirement debate" LINK

Campaign Contributions:

Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain: "Campaigns raise stakes on nonprofits" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Dems profit as 113 campaign donors near $108K cap" LINK

Bush Administration:

Washington Post's Peter Baker: "White House Ordered to Keep E-Mails" LINK


Washington Post's Josh White: "'Hidden Costs' Double Price Of Two Wars, Democrats Say" LINK

Politico's Jeanne Cummings: "Money woes keep GOP worried about 2008" LINK

Al Gore:

Associated Press: "Gore Joins Major Venture Capital Firm" LINK


Washington Post's Richard Cohen: "An Opening For Mr. Competent" LINK