The Note's Must-Reads

Republican Debate:

Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr. and Michael D. Shear: "Hopefuls Clash in Debate as 1st Southern Primary Nears" LINK

Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "At S.C. debate, six Republican candidates play nice" LINK

Republicans: McCain:

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain emerges unscathed" LINK

Wall Street Journal's ALEX FRANGOS: "Debate Tests McCain's New Status" LINK

Washington Times' Jennifer Harper: "Heavy hitters from Reagan era back senator" LINK

Republicans: Romney:

Detroit Free Press' Todd Spangler: "Romney pledges to fight for Michigan jobs during debate" LINK

Detroit News' Charlie Cain: "Romney attacks McCain's Mich. 'pessimism'" LINK

Republicans: Huckabee:

Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla and Lorraine Woellert: "Huckabee May Ride Grassroots Evangelical Wave in South Carolina" LINK

Republicans: Giuliani:

New York Times' Michael Cooper: "Forget Pundits, Giuliani Says" LINK

Boston Globe's Brian C. Mooney: "Giuliani banks on winning in Florida" LINK


New York Times' Michael Cooper and Michael Luo: "Exchanges in Latest Debate Highlight a New Dynamic in the Republican Field" LINK

New York Times' Sarah Wheaton: "NPR Cancels Republican Debate" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "S.C. a battleground for GOP core constituency" LINK

Democrats: Clinton:

Karen Hughes: "Clinton's Message Problem" LINK

ABC News' KATE SNOW and JENNIFER PARKER: "Clinton Relies on Soul-Searching Message Guru" LINK

New York Times' CARL HULSE: "Civil Rights Tone Prompts Talk of an Endorsement" LINK

Washington Post's Eli Saslow: "Young Feminists Split: Does Gender Matter?" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JIM CARLTON: "Clinton Courts Hispanics For Crucial Super Tuesday" LINK

New York Sun's JOSH GERSTEIN: "Clinton To Shelve Negative Ads, as Political Dynamics Change" LINK

Las Vegas Sun's J. Patrick Coolican: "Campaigning here, Clinton goes over Culinary's head" LINK

New York Times' JENNIFER STEINHAUER: "A New Clinton, Going Door to Door in Nevada, Asks for Help" LINK

Democrats: Obama:

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "Endorsing Obama, Kerry Calls Him Leader of 'Wisdom, Instinct and Vision'" LINK

Politico's Michael Calderone: "Is Obama warming up to Fox News?" LINK

Boston Globe's Marcella Bombardieri: "Kerry bolsters Obama's fund-raising clout" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' ABDON M. PALLASCH: "Obama returns home for fundraisers" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "Team Obama's wake-up call" LINK


New York Daily News' Kirsten Danis: "Two from presidential reform group quit to draft Mayor Bloomberg for 2008 bid" LINK

New York Times' DIANE CARDWELL and RAY RIVERA: "Calls Grow for Bloomberg to Make Up His Mind" LINK

Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Bloomberg polls heavily on presidential prospects" LINK

New York Sun's GRACE RAUH: "Bloomberg for No. 2 Spot Is Tempting for Some" LINK

Early States:

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES: "Race Is Fluid As Vote Shifts To Big States" LINK

Early States: Michigan:

Detroit Free Press: "Hopefuls snub state's concerns for environment" LINK

Early States: Nevada:

New York Sun's NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT: "Nevada Caucuses Set To Be Too Close To Call" LINK


Washington Post's Peter Baker and Dan Balz: "Economy Slumps To the Top of the Campaign Agenda" LINK


Washington Post's Jose Antonio Vargas: "For Young Voters In a Media Jungle, A Study Guide" LINK