The Note's Must-Reads

Republican Debate:

Des Moines Register: "The Register's Editorial: Tell us more about the big picture" LINK

ABC News' Rick Klein: "ANALYSIS: Huckabee Shines in Lackluster Debate" LINK

New York Times' MICHAEL COOPER and MICHAEL LUO: "Final Debate Before Iowa Caucuses Shows Uncertainty at Top of Republican Field" LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Dan Balz: "In a Lifeless Debate, Vows of a Spirited Sprint" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Restrained candidates stay polite" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES: "Republicans' Iowa Debate Unlikely to Sort Out Field" LINK

Boston Globe's Peter S. Canellos: "New dynamics of race reinforced, but no big winner" LINK

Newsweek's Holly Bailey: "A Flat Finale" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

New York Times' Zev Chafets: "The Huckabee Factor" LINK

New York Times' Michael Luo and Kate Phillips: "Huckabee Apologizes to Romney Over Mormon Comments" LINK

Politico's Michael Calderone: "Huck camp backtracks on Mormon question" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak and Michael Finnegan: "Huckabee's Mormon question dwarfs GOP debate" LINK

Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla: "Huckabee's Frontrunner Status Tests His Authenticity, Appeal" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Washington Times: "Mitt Romney" LINK

The Hill's Klaus Marre: "Romney not losing sleep over taxing the rich" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Politico's Ben Smith and Jonathan Martin: "HRC troubles may pose problem for Giuliani" LINK

Des Moines Register's LEE ROOD: "Giuliani urges GOP to address climate issues" LINK

New York Daily News' DAVID SALTONSTALL and MICHAEL SAUL: "Rudy Giuliani insists he ran an 'open, transparent' government in New York" LINK

The Nation's JoAnn Wypijewski: "Bad Sex in the City" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Washington Post's Michael E. Ruane: "A Family Duty" LINK

New York Sun's RUSSELL BERMAN: "McCain Touts Bloomberg on Education" LINK

ABC News' Brett Hovell: "10-26-67 Souvenir Shows up at McCain Event" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

Christian Science Monitor's Ariel Sabar: "Fred Thompson: a maverick conservative who loves the law" LINK

2008: Republicans:

Time's Michael Duffy: "The GOP Race: None of the Above" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "Clinton Aide Sees Problem for Obama" LINK

Washington Post's Anne E. Kornblut: "In Iowa, a Scrambling Lesson for Clinton" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JOHN R. EMSHWILLER: "Bill Clinton May Curb Ties to Burkle's Firm" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "Clinton says race will be over Feb. 5" LINK


2008: Democrats: Obama:

ABC News: "Exclusive: Oprah Says Vote for Obama Isn't Vote Against Clinton" LINK

Time's JAY NEWTON-SMALL: "Inside Obama's Iowa Ground Game" LINK

Weekly Standard's Stephen F. Hayes: "Saint Barack of Iowa" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Edwards banks on veteran caucusgoers to pull off Iowa" LINK

Des Moines Register's MASON KERNS: "Actor Robbins, unionists raise voices for Edwards" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Des Moines Register's WILLIAM PETROSKI: "I know I can win, Richardson says" LINK

2008: Democrats: Kucinich:

The Hill's Klaus Marre: "Kucinich booted from Iowa debate" LINK

Des Moines Register: "Why Kucinich isn't in the Democratic debate" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Boston Globe's Lisa Wangsness: "Obama closes in on Clinton in N.H. polls" LINK

2008: Early States:

New York Times' MONICA DAVEY: "Immigration, and Its Politics, Shake Rural Iowa" LINK

Bloomberg's Christopher Stern: "TV Stations in New Hampshire, Iowa Cash In on Early-Vote Status" LINK

Presidential Candidates:

Newsweek's Temma Ehrenfeld: "The Candidates' Homes" LINK


Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman and Paul Kane: "Democrats Blaming Each Other For Failures" LINK


New York Times' MARK MAZZETTI: "C.I.A. Chief Cites Agency Lapse on Tapes" LINK