The Note's Must-Reads

Iowa Caucuses:

New York Times' Jodi Kantor: "Caucuses Give Iowa Influence, but Many Iowans Are Left Out" LINK

Washington Post's Shailagh Murray and Anne E. Kornblut: "Independent Voters May Give Obama Edge in Iowa" LINK

Los Angeles Times' James Rainey and Seema Mehta: "Not caucusing? Most of Iowa won't either" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Edge in Iowa hard to find among key groups" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

New York Times' David D. Kirkpatrick: "Huckabee and Consultant Form an Uneasy Alliance" LINK

Washington Post's Sridhar Pappu: "As Huckabee Pulls Ad, Rollins, For Once, Must Pull a Punch" LINK

Time's MICHAEL SCHERER: "Huckabee's Final Publicity Push" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

ABC News' JAKE TAPPER and RICHARD COOLIDGE: "Romney Says He Doesn't 'Have to Win' in Iowa" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "More of Romney's fortune is plowed into campaign" LINK

Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "Romney dismisses his 'one-hit wonder' rivals" LINK

Salon's Mike Madden: "Can money buy Mitt Romney love in Iowa?" LINK

Christian Science Monitor's Ariel Sabar: "As his lead slips, Romney targets McCain and Huckabee" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

ABC News' RON CLAIBORNE: "For John McCain, Is Third Place Good Enough?" LINK


2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

Boston Globe's Brian C. Mooney: "Amid family displays, Giuliani goes solo" LINK

New York Sun's ELI LAKE: "Giuliani Will Back a 'Surge' in Afghanistan" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

Washington Post's Libby Copeland: "To Be Young And in Love With Ron Paul" LINK

2008: Republicans: Thompson:

ABC News' RICK KLEIN and CHRISTINE BYUN: "Low-Key Thompson Stumbles Toward Finish Line" LINK

2008: Republicans:

New York Times' MARK LEIBOVICH: "Candidates Play to Audiences on the Road in Iowa" LINK

Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "For Republicans, Contest's Hallmark Is Immigration" LINK

Politico's John F. Harris: "GOP funk: Money, enthusiasm lagging" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES: "Republicans' Identity Crisis" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Janet Hook and Michael Finnegan: "GOP base scatters to rival camps" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen and Catherine Dodge: "Iowa Caucus Run-Up Finds Paul Reading, Giuliani Taking a Break" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "For Democrats, Change Is of the Essence" LINK

Wall Street Journal's GREG HITT: "Democrat Hopefuls Agree On Activist Approach to Economic Policy" LINK

Des Moines Register's THOMAS BEAUMONT: "Democratic camps doubt poll figure on independents" LINK

Union Leader: "Clinton, Obama: Include all of us" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

New York Times' JEFF ZELENY: "Saying Race Is No Barrier, Obama Still Courts Blacks" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Politico's Roger Simon: "Should Hillary Clinton have skipped Iowa?" LINK

Boston Globe's Marcella Bombardieri: "As the caucuses loom, Clinton strikes a serious tone" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Robin Abcarian: "Strategist has her feet on the ground in Iowa" LINK

Time's KAREN TUMULTY: "For Clinton, Women and Newbies First" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

John Edwards' "My Plan to Stop Corporate Abuses" LINK

New York Times' MICHAEL R. GORDON: "Edwards Calls for Quick Pullout of Troops Training Iraqi Forces" LINK

Union Leader's SCOTT BROOKS: "Edwards: Watch Musharraf closely" LINK

Baltimore Sun's Paul West: "Edwards has back to wall in Iowa race" LINK

New York Times' JULIE BOSMAN and PATRICK HEALY: "In Iowa, Edwards Faces His Past and His Future" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Des Moines Register's WILLIAM PETROSKI: "Richardson predicts strong caucus finish" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

ABC News' Brian Wheeler and Teddy Davis: "Biden Jabs at Clinton, if Not in Name" LINK

2008: Democrats: Kucinich:

ABC News' David Chalian and Teddy Davis: "Kucinich to Iowans: If Not Me, Then Obama" LINK

Wall Street Journal's MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS: "What Kucinich Saw: Witnesses Describe His Close Encounter" LINK

Union Leader's MARK HAYWARD: "Kucinich betting on NH with new campaign push" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

Wall Street Journal's DAMIAN PALETTA and ALEX FRANGOS: "Dodd Campaign Cashes In On Financial-Sector Ties" LINK

Des Moines Register's LISA ROSSI AND JARED STRONG: "Years of public service, experience form basis for Dodd's campaign" LINK

Quad City Times' Ed Tibbetts: "Dodd: If it could happen to Huckabee it could happen to me" LINK

2008: Presidential Election:

Wall Street Journal's GERALD F. SEIB: "An Epochal Battle" LINK

Bloomberg's Indira Lakshmanan and Edwin Chen: "White House Run Takes Different Skills Than Running the Nation " LINK


New York Sun's Nicholas Wapshott: "Polls: Mayor's Chances Better If Obama, Huckabee Chosen" LINK

2008: Early States: New Hampshire:

Union Leader's Mark Hayward: "New survey finds McCain, Clinton building NH lead" LINK

Voter Registration:

USA Today's Richard Wolf: "Legal voters thrown off rolls" LINK