The Note's Must-Reads

Des Moines Register Poll:

Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont: "New Iowa Poll: Obama widens lead over Clinton" LINK

Des Moines Register's Jonathan Roos: "GOP poll: Huckabee maintains lead over Romney" LINK

Iowa Caucuses:

Des Moines Register's David Yepsen: "In newest poll, soft preferences and newcomers make a fluid mix" LINK

USA Today's Diana Marrero: "Campaigns search for elusive youth vote" LINK

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Iowans ready to stand up and be counted" LINK

Chicago Tribune's Christi Parsons and Jason George: "Candidates still wooing undecided voters" LINK

Time's KAREN TUMULTY: "Bad Blood at Huckabee and Paul" LINK

Des Moines Register's JASON CLAYWORTH: "Clinton, Romney pick up most legislative backing" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Huckabee Stands Down on Rumble with Romney" LINK

New York Times' KATHARINE Q. SEELYE: "Huckabee Shows Negative Spot After Pulling It From Television" LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Perry Bacon Jr.: "Huckabee Unveils Ad Only to Disavow It" LINK

Politico's Michael Calderone and Lisa Lerer: "Huckabee shows Romney attack ad to press" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Kranish: "Huckabee criticized on foreign policy statements" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain: "Huckabee foes open their wallets for attack ads" LINK

Time's MICHAEL SCHERER: "Huckabee's Growing Pains" LINK

Newsweek's Holly Bailey: "Keeping the Faith" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Rep. King questions Huckabee move; Thompson said he had 'a nice laugh'" LINK


Rocky Mountain News' M.E. Sprengelmeyer: "Some scoff at Huckabee's change of heart over ad" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

New York Times' ADAM NAGOURNEY and MICHAEL LUO: "A Once-Easy Campaign Becomes a Test for Romney" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Concord Monitor's Margot Sanger-Katz: "McCain parties like it's 1999" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

Christian Science Monitor's Gail Russell Chaddock: "Ron Paul: an absolute faith in free markets and less government" LINK

2008: Democrats:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Change Is Constant in Democratic Race" LINK

New York Times' ADAM NAGOURNEY: "What if Iowa Settles Nothing for Democrats?" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten and Maria L. La Ganga: "Democrats angle for second place" LINK

New York Times' PATRICK HEALY and JULIE BOSMAN: "Democrats Fill Day Campaigning Before Ringing In '08" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Des Moines Register's JASON CLAYWORTH: "Obama about Iowa Poll: 'Who would have thunk it?'" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz and Shailagh Murray: "Poll Shows Obama With 7-Point Lead In Iowa Contest" LINK

Boston Globe's Lisa Wangsness: "Obama makes his pitch to the undecided" LINK

Concord Monitor's SHIRA SCHOENBERG: "New Hampshire essential for Obama" LINK

Newsday's Glenn Thrush: "Obama campaign predicts Iowa win" LINK

Salon's Walter Shapiro: "Barack Obama's nouvelle vague" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:


2008: Democrats: Edwards:

Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Nader throws support to Edwards" LINK

Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "Edwards brings fighting words" LINK

Concord Monitor's CHELSEA CONABOY: "After defeat, Edwards returned to his passion" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "Richardson says Iraq should be top issue" LINK

Des Moines Register's WILLIAM PETROSKI: "Richardson: I'll work across party lines to change U.S. politics" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Des Moines Register's Abby Simons: "Candidate profile: Biden draws from Senate years" LINK


New York Times' KEN BELSON and SERGE F. KOVALESKI: "Bloomberg in '08? If So, Paper Chase Starts Soon" LINK

New York Daily News' ADAM LISBERG: "Bloomberg out of the '08 ring - for now" LINK

2008: Early States:

Washington Post's Joel Achenbach: "An Odd Couple With Big Influence" LINK

Campaign Financing:

Washington Post's Matthew Mosk and John Solomon: "Clinton, Obama Top $100 Million In 2007 Donations" LINK

Independent Political Groups:

New York Times' Leslie Wayne: "After Ruling, Groups Spend Heavily to Sway Races" LINK


Washington Post's Jose Antonio Vargas: "As the Iowa Caucuses Near, This Guy Is A Hot Potato" LINK