The Note's Must-Reads

Des Moines Register Poll:

Jonathan Roos' "Huckabee new GOP leader in Iowa Poll" LINK

Thomas Beaumont's "Obama pulls ahead for Democrats in Iowa Poll" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

ABC News' KEVIN CHUPKA: "Huckabee Rebuts Romney, Talks Taxes" LINK

New York Times' Adam Nagourney: "Lonely No More, Huckabee Faces Hurdles" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Richard Fossett: "A Different Kind of Jesus Juice" LINK

Los Angeles Times Don Frederick: "Insight on Huckabee from One Who's Watched him for a While" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "In Unsettled GOP Field, Huckabee Finds Footing" LINK

Wall Street Journal's LAURA MECKLER: "Republican 'Regular Guy' Rises Fast" LINK

Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "A sting from Huckabee" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson and Tim Jones: "Quiet tone speaks to many Iowans" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "Pressed, Romney to speak on his Mormonism" LINK

ABC News' John Berman: "Romney to Give Speech on Mormon Faith" LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "Romney Plans Speech on his Mormon Faith" LINK

New York Times' Michael Luo: "Romney to Address his Mormonism" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson and Matt Kelley: "Romney to Address Mormon Faith in Speech this Week" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Will 'Pulling a JFK' Be Enough for Romney?" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Rudy Giuliani's: "The Meaning of Fiscal Conservatism" LINK

Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "Stung by Politico Report, Giuliani Puts Up His Dukes" LINK

Associated Press: "Giuliani takes aim at Dems' tax plans" LINK

New York Magazine's Chris Smith: "Rudy Has Seen the Enemy and He Is...Us" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "McCain Picks up Union Leader Endorsement" New York Daily News' DAVE GOLDINER: "John McCain, James Carville to appear on 1st Don Imus show" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

Los Angeles Times' Leslie Hoffecker: "The Sunday Shows: A Bold Prediction" LINK

Newsweek's Gretel C. Kovach: "Highway To Hell?" LINK

Concord Monitor's SHIRA SCHOENBERG: "Paul sticks to his guns, and the Constitution" LINK

Salon's Michael Scherer: "Ron Paul is a baby elephant" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont: "Democrats Split on Licenses for Illegal Immigrants" LINK

Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Obama edging past Hillary in Iowa polls" LINK


The Atlantic Monthly's Marc Ambinder: "Teacher and Apprentice" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Boston Globe's Megan Woolhouse and Noah Bierman: "Signs of normalcy return after N.H. hostage crisis" LINK

ABC New' Eloise Harper: "Clinton Doesn't Want a One-Night Stand" LINK

Washington Post's Anne E. Kornblut: "Losing Ground in Iowa, Clinton Assails Obama" LINK

Washington Post's Alex MacGillis: "Campaign Soldiers on the 'Front Lines'" LINK

New York Times' Patrick Healy: "The Buddy System" LINK

New York Times Adam Nagourney: "Clinton is Pressed to Help Immigrants Fast" LINK

Associated Press' Stephen Ohlemacher: "Clinton Leads 'Super Delegates' but Many Still Undecided" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Clinton Urges Foreclosures Moratorium" LINK

Wall Street Journal's CHRISTOPHER COOPER: "Housing to the Fore: Clinton" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES, MONICA LANGLEY and CHRISTOPHER COOPER: "Obama's Gains Show Volatility Of Iowa Contest" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "Obama's Chicago-style plan doesn't play in Iowa" LINK

New York Sun's JOSH GERSTEIN: "Obama Draws Clinton's Ire Over Early Ambition" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

ABC News' Raelyn Johnson: "Edwards on Reporter's Access: 'My Campaign Is Open and Transparent'" LINK

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "Edwards Wins a Key Iowa Backer" LINK

Los Angele's Times' Scott Martelle: "Heavy doubt for Edwards' big promises" LINK

Des Moines Register's TONY LEYS: "Edwards: Democrats can attract Christians" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Washington Times: "Bill Richardson" LINK

Concord Monitor's MEG HECKMAN: "A heated term as chief of energy" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Des Moines Register's ABBY SIMONS: "Illegal-immigration answer starts in Mexico, Biden says" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Des Moines Register's NIGEL DUARA: "Dodd portrays Iowa polls as unimportant" LINK

2008: Democrats: Black and Brown Debate:

ABC News' ELOISE HARPER, RAELYN JOHNSON and SUNLEN MILLER: "Democratic '08ers Take On Minority Issues" LINK

2008: Early States:

Washington Times' Gary Andres: "The Iowa Bounce" LINK

Union Leader's GARRY RAYNO: "Dems OK NH date, penalize Michigan" LINK

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "Only a Month Left to Iowa" LINK

2008: Presidential Race:

Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas and Peter Wallsten: "Romney, Clinton shake up tactics" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Seema Mehta: "A voter walks into a bar . . ." LINK

Washington Times' Jennifer Harper: "Celebrity nods provide little star power" LINK

Newsweek's Richard Wolffe: "Putting On Their Game Faces" LINK


The Nation's Tom Hayden: "How the Peace Movement Can Win: A Field Guide" LINK

Imus' Return:

New York Sun's NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT: "Could Don Imus Emerge As an Election Wild Card?" LINK