The Note's Must-Reads

Must Reads:

Politico's Jonathan Martin and Mike Allen: "Fred Thompson may drop out" LINK

Bloomberg's Matthew Keenan and William McQuillen: "Gates Donates $30 Million to Make Education a Campaign Issue" LINK

Iowa Caucuses:

Des Moines Register's Thomas Beaumont: "Democrats may draw more independents" LINK

New York Times' Jodi Kantor: "For Democrats, Too Many Good Picks; For Republicans, an Easier Path" LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut: "Last Pitches Before the First Vote" LINK

Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Pols struggle to spin final Iowa polls" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES and AMY SCHATZ: "Populist Message Gets Louder As Iowa Caucuses Kick Off Race" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Field is wide open for Thursday's Iowa caucuses" LINK

2008: Republicans: Huckabee:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "The Huck Heard 'Round the World?" LINK

Time's MICHAEL SCHERER: "A Dirty Trick Against Huckabee?" LINK

New York Sun's JOSH GERSTEIN: "Secret Huckabee Turns Out To Be Clintonesque" LINK

ABC News' Kevin Chupka: "Huck Does "Tonight Show" LINK

2008: Republicans: Romney:

Time's Joe Klein: "A Tale of Two Romneys" LINK

Boston Herald's Casey Ross: "Mitt let 118 cons go early" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "Romney is giving Bush some love" LINK

Concord Monitor's LAUREN R. DORGAN: "Romney ventures into news business" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Holmes: "Ann Romney Steps to Fore To Soften Spouse's Image" LINK

2008: Republicans: McCain:

Boston Globe's Michael Kranish: "Addressing age issue, McCain says he may seek only one term" LINK

Newsweek's Jon Meacham: "Giving Principle a Try" LINK

2008: Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Times' Michael Cooper: "Giuliani Keeps Campaign Focus on Terrorism" LINK

Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Giuliani: Afghanistan surge, N.H. retreat" LINK

Boston Globe's Jim Tankersley: "Back on the stump, Giuliani now trails in poll" LINK


New York Daily News' RICHARD SISK: "Rudy Giuliani not taking New Hampshire primary for Granite" LINK

2008: Republicans: Paul:

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Paul soon will see whether N.H. effort pays off" LINK

2008: Republicans:

ABC News' Terry Moran: "Romney and Huckabee Face Off" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Los Angeles Times' Scott Martelle: "Richardson, Biden and Dodd: Woulda, coulda, shoulda" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Choosing a Candidate, and More" LINK

2008: Democrats: Obama:

Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Obama Has to Hope Cheers Equal Votes" LINK

Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "Obama promises to bring an unlikely, unproven coalition tonight" LINK

Chicago Tribune's John McCormick and Christi Parsons: "Obama: 'People are willing to look beyond race'" LINK

ABC News' Terry Moran and Dana Hughes: "Obama Tapes Message of Peace for Kenya" LINK

2008: Democrats: Clinton:

Newsweek's Karen Breslau: "What If She Loses?" LINK

2008: Democrats: Edwards:

Bloomberg's Nicholas Johnston: "Edwards's Anti-Corporate Message Boosts Campaign's Final Days" LINK

Time's Jay Newton-Small: "Diary of the Edwards Marathon" LINK

Salon's Walter Shapiro: "John Edwards faces his day of reckoning" LINK

2008: Democrats: Richardson:

Bill Richardson: "Musharraf must go" LINK

Des Moines Register's WILLIAM PETROSKI: "Richardson calls Bush-Congress relationship dysfunctional" LINK

2008: Democrats: Biden:

Des Moines Register's Abby Simons: "Biden scoffs at poll figures, says race still 'wide open'" LINK

2008: Democrats: Dodd:

ABC News' Donna Hunter: "'Who Does Dennis Kucinich Think He Is?'" LINK

Des Moines Register's Jared Strong: "Dodd ties presidential bid to birth of his daughter" LINK


New York Times' Diane Cardwell: "Political Field Is Panned by Bloomberg" LINK

New York Post's David Seifman: "MIKE BLASTS CANDIDATES" LINK