The Note's Must-Reads

ABC News/Washington Post Poll:

ABC News' Gary Langer: "POLL: Religion Drives Iowa GOP Race, Lifting Huckabee Into the Lead" LINK

Washington Post's Jon Cohen and Chris Cillizza: "Surging Huckabee Takes Lead in Iowa Over Romney" LINK

Wall Street Journal Poll:

Wall Street Journal's John Harwood: "Ahead of Iowa, Republican Race Is Wide Open" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Iowa's Holy War" LINK

Des Moines Register's LISA ROSSI: "Huckabee defends granting clemencies" LINK

Associated Press: "Huckabee criticized for meth bill" LINK

Weekly Standard's Dean Barnett: "To Be or Huckabee" LINK

ABC News' KEVIN CHUPKA: "Huckabee's Marathon: From Rotund to Runner" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

New York Times' MICHAEL LUO: "As Voting Nears, Romney Shifts Political Narrative" LINK

Des Moines Register's GRANT SCHULTE: "Romney defends administration's use of wiretaps" LINK

Associated Press: "Romney aligns himself with Bush in Iowa" LINK

Des Moines Register's ERIN CRAWFORD: "Tearful Romney may be eyeing image, experts say" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

New York Sun's SETH GITELL: "In a Rare Move, Kissinger Endorses McCain" LINK

Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "McCain embraces laid-back approach to office" LINK

Associated Press: "McCain alleges illegal push polling" LINK

Salon's Tim Grieve: "McCain's last stand?" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Los Angeles Times: Breaking News: Rudy Giuliani hospitalized in Missouri" LINK

ABC News' Jan Simmonds: "Giuliani: Early Primaries are 'Uncharted Territory'" LINK

New York Times' MICHAEL COOPER and MARJORIE CONNELLY: "Giuliani Has Decided to Zag While the Other Candidates Zig" LINK

Boston Globe's Brian C. Mooney: "Sinking Giuliani looks past N.H." LINK

Los Angeles Times' Robin Abcarian: "Falling polls lead Giuliani to retool his campaign plans" LINK

New York Daily News' DAVID SALTONSTALL: "Rudy Giuliani sliding in polls" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: "Paul Entices College Supporters Not to Skip Town for the Holidays" LINK

Associated Press: "Paul Keeps White Supremacist Donation" LINK

Union Leader's TRENT SPINER: "Ron Paul says he would eliminate income tax" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

New York Times' Cate Doty: "Thompson Picks Up the Pace Across Iowa" LINK

Politico's Roger Simon: "Fred Thompson: Lazy as charged" LINK

Des Moines Register's BILL THEOBALD: "Thompson delivers dose of bitter medicine" LINK

2008: Republicans: Tancredo:

Rocky Mountain News' M.E. Sprengelmeyer: ""Slim" chance Tancredo will remain in presidential race" LINK

2008: Republicans:

The Hill's Susan Crabtree: "Republicans try to win back the women's vote" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

New York Times' Matt Bai: "The Clinton Referendum" LINK

ABC News' CYNTHIA McFADDEN, MELINDA ARONS and KATIE ESCHERICH: "Clinton to Her Critics: 'They Can Say Whatever They Want'" LINK

New York Times' DON VAN NATTA Jr., JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE: "In Charity and Politics, Clinton Donors Overlap" LINK

Washington Post's Lois Romano: "Will Enough Men Stand By This Woman?" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "Clinton toeing the line of campaign negativity" LINK

Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Hillary supporter slams campaign" LINK

Union Leader's GARRY RAYNO: "Clintons launching New Hampshire campaign blitz" LINK

Christian Science Monitor's Linda Feldmann: "Candidate Clinton goes public with her private faith" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

The Hill's Alexander Bolton and Brittney Moraski: "Lobbyists on Obama's '08 payroll" LINK

New York Times' RAYMOND HERNANDEZ and CHRISTOPHER DREW: "Obama's Vote in Illinois Was Often Just 'Present'" LINK

Associated Press: "Kerrey apologizes to Obama over remark" LINK

Union Leader's CAROL ROBIDOUX: "Obama cites need for change" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Concord Monitor's MEG HECKMAN: "Primary nearing, he shifts agenda to Iraq" LINK

2008: Democrats: Kucinich:

Associated Press: "Rep. Kucinich's Brother Found Dead" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Los Angeles Times' Louise Roug: "She only has ayes for Biden" LINK

2008: Democrats:

New York Times' PATRICK HEALY: "Obama and Clinton Touch On International Matters" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "For moneyed Dems, Iowa still urgent" LINK

Presidential Election:

Karl Rove's "The Endless Campaign" LINK

Newsweek's Howard Fineman: "The Long Haul" LINK

Associated Press: "Former Rep. McKinney seeks presidency" LINK

Presidential Candidates:

New York Sun's Nicholas Wapshott: "With Talk of Edwards Love Child, Mud Fight Begins" LINK

Campaign Commercials:

Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "Candidates Step In From the Cold" LINK

2008: Early States:

Union Leader's Garry Rayno: "Polls show McCain gains" LINK

Associated Press: "Maryland primaries open to 17-year-olds" LINK

Political Groups:

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Outside groups seek inside track to White House" LINK