The Note's Must-Reads


Politico's Ben Smith: "Giuliani billed obscure agencies for trips" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' TIM NOVAK: "Obama helped ex-boss get $1 mil. from charity" LINK

2008: YouTube Debate:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Immigration, Iraq Fire Up Republicans in Terse Debate" LINK

New York Times' MICHAEL COOPER and MARC SANTORA: "G.O.P. Rivals Exchange Jabs in Testy Debate" LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Dan Balz: "In Debate, Romney and Giuliani Clash on Immigration Issues" LINK

Wall Street Journal's AMY SCHATZ and JUNE KRONHOLZ: "Republican Debate Features Web Queries, Sharp Exchanges" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas and Joe Mathews: "Public questions inspire combative GOP debate" LINK

Los Angeles Times' James Rainey: "Candidates challenged on gays in military" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "GOP candidates turn fire on each other" LINK

Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "'Gay question' general linked to Clinton" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "GOP candidates spar over immigration issue" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Romney, Giuliani battle in YouTube debate" LINK

Boston Globe's Susan Milligan and Scott Helman: "GOP Debate Turns Volatile" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Mark Silva: "GOP Candidates Slug it Out in Debate" LINK

New York Daily News' CELESTE KATZ and DAVID SALTONSTALL: "Rudy Giuliani & Mitt Romney trade accusations in Republican debate" LINK


Bloomberg's Catherine Dodge and Kristin Jensen: "Romney Attacked on Immigration, Torture at Republican Debate" LINK

2008: YouTube Debate: Winners & Losers:

Time's Mark Halperin: "Grading the GOP YouTube Debate" LINK

New York Times' GAIL COLLINS: "Paging the Lesser of 8 Evils" LINK

Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Republicans Battle in Florida" LINK

Washington Post's David Broder: "Mr. Nasty Vs. Mr. Nice" LINK

New York Post's Charles Hurt: "Fred Gets it 'Right' for Once" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Times' WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM: "City Said to Have Paid Bills as Giuliani Affair Began" LINK

New York Sun's NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT: "Giuliani Hid Security Costs When Courting" LINK

The Union Leader's Ben Smith: "Giuliani's Security Was Billed To Obscure Agencies" LINK

Boston Globe's Brian C. Mooney: "Giuliani Uses Mass. Surrogates to Attack Romney" LINK

New York Daily News' Heidi Evans and David Saltonstall: "Hale House Worker Angry she Appears in Giuliani Ad Without her OK" LINK

Washington Post's Jose Antonio Varga: "Surprise in Store in Giuliani Files" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Wall Street Journal's ELIZABETH HOLMES: "Romney Sons Break a Sweat for Campaign" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

The Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont :"New Poll: Huckabee Edges Romney In Iowa" LINK

Wall Street Journal's LAURA MECKLER: "Huckabee's Surge Stirs the Pot in Iowa" LINK

Associated Press: "Huckabee Touts Ark. Record, Rivals rebut" LINK

New York Daily News' Michael Goodwin: "Don't look now, but Mike Huckabee is comin' on strong" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Washington Post's Glenn Kessler and Anne Kornblut"Bill Clinton's Claim of Opposing Iraq War From Outset Disputed" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Seema Mehta: "Clinton assails Obama's healthcare plan" LINK

The Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs's: "Clinton-Obama's Health Plan 'Flunks'" LINK

New York Post's Charles Hurt: "Bill's Bull on Iraq Triggers Ridicule" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr.: "Foes Use Obama's Muslim Ties to Fuel Rumors About Him" LINK

The Concord Monitor's Shira Schoenberg: "Obama Outlines Diplomatic Path, Candidate Stresses Global Connections" LINK

New York Daily News' Maggie Haberman : "Obama: I'd Hire Hill's Husband" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

The Des Moines Register's Abby Simons: "Biden: One Of Top 3 Dems Will Fall" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Associated Press' Mike Glover: "Languishing in polls, Dodd banking on late surge to survive Iowa" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Associated Press' AMY LORENTZEN: "Democrats support lifting ban on funding needle exchanges" LINK

New York Times' LESLIE WAYNE: "A Fund-Raising Rainmaker Arises Online" LINK

2008: Democrats: Debate Canceled

New York Times' BILL CARTER: "Writers' Strike Leads to End of Debate Plan" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Matea Gold "Democrats cancel CBS presidential debate over strike concerns" LINK

2008: Early States:

Detroit Free Press' DAWSON BELL: "Michigan primary is all set" LINK

Union Leader's John DiStaso: "Brazile lines up with Buckley" LINK

Republican Exodus:

Robert D. Novak: "Why Lott Cashed It In" LINK

Margaret Carlson: "Poor Lott Can't Wait to Make His Millions" LINK

Writer's Strike & 2008:

Washington Post's Paul Farhi: "Pulling Their Punch Lines" LINK