The Note's Must-Reads

ABC News/Washington Post Poll:

ABC News' GARY LANGER: "POLL: Does Iowa Love Huckabee?" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz and Jon Cohen: "Huckabee Gaining Ground in Iowa" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Chicago Tribune's Andrew Zajac and Evan Osnos: "Giuliani's business ties create challenge" LINK

ABC News' Jan Simmonds: "Giuliani 'Respects' Obama Drug Comments" LINK

Newsweek's Lisa Miller and Jessica Ramirez: "A Catholic Dilemma: Can They Root for Rudy?" LINK

Weekly Standard's Matthew Continetti: "Rudy Giuliani, Disciplinarian" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson: "Edgar at odds with Giuliani on licenses" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Huckabee Makes Crucial Gains Among GOP Base" LINK

ABC News' Kevin Chupka: "Huckabee Wins Wrestler's Endorsement" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

ABC News' Matt Stuart: "Romney Sells Health Care Plan in Iowa" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "Romney camp is buoyed by skin cell news" LINK

St. Petersburg Times' JENNIFER LIBERTO: "Romney's key ingredient" LINK

Weekly Standard's Fred Barnes: "The Man Who Wants to Fix Washington" LINK

Des Moines Register's GRANT SCHULTE: "Romney: Loosen rules on health insurance" LINK

Sacramento Bee's David Lightman: "Romney touts his skills as a problem-solver" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' Christine Byun: "Thompson Chides Rivals, Though Not by Name" LINK

USA Today: "Dems are like NASCAR, Thompson says" LINK

Des Moines Register's JOLENE STEVENS: "Thompson advocates conservative principles" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Juliet Eilperin: "Rivals Not Able to Confront Key Challenges, McCain Says" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

ABC News' Jennifer Parker: "GQ Picks Ron Paul as a 'Man of the Year 2007'" LINK

2008: Republicans:

New York Times' MICHAEL LUO: "G.O.P. Rivals Trade Charges on Illegal Immigration" LINK

Washington Post's Lois Romano: "Republican Faithful Await a Savior in Iowa" LINK

New York Sun's ELI LAKE: "GOP Candidates Voice Wariness Over Annapolis" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

ABC News' Eloise Harper and Teddy Davis: "Clinton Mocks Obama's Invocation of Indonesia Years" LINK

New York Times' PATRICK HEALY: "Clinton Challenges Obama on Foreign Experience" LINK

New York Times' JULIE BOSMAN: "Clinton Takes On 'Republican Attack Machine'" LINK

New York Times' MAUREEN DOWD: "She's No Morgenthau" LINK


Des Moines Register's JANE NORMAN: "Pro-Clinton group focuses on women" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "Oprah Hits the Obama Trail?" LINK

Los Angeles Times Seema Mehta: "Early caucuses put student pro-Obama vote in play" LINK

ABC News' TEDDY DAVIS and SUNLEN MILLER: "Obama Navigates Merit Pay Issue" LINK

Associated Press: "Obama gets blunt with N.H. students" LINK


New York Daily News' MICHAEL SAUL: "Barack Obama slams Hillary Clinton and John Edwards over 'No Child Left Behind'" LINK

Associated Press: "Barack Obama to open North Dakota campaign headquarters" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

New York Times' KATE ZERNIKE: "For Edwards, a Relationship That Never Quite Fit" LINK


Des Moines Register's TONY LEYS: "I will shake up D.C., Edwards thunders" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Nashua Telegraph's KEVIN LANDRIGAN: "Ex-hostage vouches for rescuer Richardson" LINK

Associated Press: "Bill Richardson Talks Up Health Plan" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Salon's Walter Shapiro: "Biden calls himself "the odd man out" among '08 Democrats" LINK

Des Moines Register's ABBY SIMONS: "Biden proposes large investment in energy research" LINK

Sioux City Journal's Charlotte Eby: "Biden unveils energy proposal" LINK

2008: Democrats: Kucinich:

Concord Monitor's RAY DUCKLER: "Not short on confidence" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Time's Joe Klein: "Still Stumbling on National Security" LINK

Salon's Walter Shapiro: "The Democrats' foreign (policy) wars" LINK

2008: Early States:

Boston Herald's Casey Ross: "House OKs moving primary up 1 month to join 22 other states" LINK

Associated Press: "Clerks: Too late for Jan. 15 primary" LINK

2008: Presidential Candidates:

Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan: "Bush, Giuliani weigh in on Clinton, Obama" LINK

Boston Herald's Darren Garnick: "N.H barber cuts $400 deals with prez wannabes" LINK


Associated Press: "Election Commission Eases Limits on Some Political Ads" LINK


New York Times' CARL HULSE: "Democrats Move to Block Bush Appointments" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Spiegel and Julian E. Barnes: "Standoff on war budget sours further" LINK

Washington Times' Sean Lengell: "Senate Democrats play recess hardball" LINK