The Note's Must-Reads

ABC News/Washington Post Poll:

ABC News' Gary Langer: "A New Low in Approval Starts Bush's Final Year" LINK

Washington Post's Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta: "Voters' Optimism Drops As Economic Fears Rise" LINK


Politico's David Mark: "Clinton holds solid lead in California" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Cathleen Decker: "In California, it's Clinton and McCain" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page and William Risser: "Most seek leader who will chart new course" LINK

Republicans: McCain:

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain faces little incoming fire" LINK

Associated Press: "S.C. newspaper endorses McCain" LINK

The Hill's Manu Raju: "Lieberman, McCain partnership gives both parties a bad headache" LINK

Republicans: Romney:

Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Romney photo-op was with staffer's mom" LINK

ABC News' CYNTHIA McFADDEN, MELINDA ARONS and KATIE ESCHERICH: "'That's Not My Job': Romney Not Evaluating Defeats" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson and Robert Gavin: "Romney singing new tune, sweeter to Detroit's ears" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "Romney seeks to place first in his native state" LINK

Boston Herald's Dave Wedge: "Romney revs up his faltering campaign" LINK

Republicans: Giuliani:

Los Angeles Times' Louise Roug: "Giuliani isn't swaying them in Florida" LINK


ABC News' Ron Claiborne: "Frenemies: McCain, Huckabee Test Relationship" LINK

Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin and Michael D. Shear: "McCain, Romney Take Different Routes to Win Over Michigan Voters" LINK

Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "GOP rivals reverse roles" LINK

Democrats: Clinton:

Washington Times' Brian DeBose and Donald Lambro: "Hillary losing support of blacks" LINK

New York Sun's PETER KIEFER: "In N.Y., Clinton Tries To Calm Outrage Over Dr. King Comments" LINK

Detroit News' Francis X. Donnelly: "In Democrats' race, it's Clinton vs. 'uncommitted'" LINK

Democrats: Obama:

New York Times' ADAM NAGOURNEY and JENNIFER STEINHAUER: "In Obama's Pursuit of Latinos, Race Plays Role" LINK

Chicago Tribune's John McCormick: "Obama seeks to lower temperature, Clinton follows" LINK

Newsweek's Andrew Ehrenkranz: "For Kenyans, Barack is a Hero" LINK

Democrats: Kucinich:

Associated Press: "NBC to Appeal Court Decision Allowing Kucinich in Debate" LINK

Las Vegas Sun's Marshall Allen: "Kucinich hard to silence, NBC learns" LINK


New York Times' Patrick Healy: "Clinton and Obama Call for Truce Over Dr. King Dispute" LINK

Chicago Sun Times' Lynn Sweet: "Black and white issue for Democrats" LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "Clinton, Obama vs. pay-go" LINK

Early States: Michigan:

New York Times' Michael Luo: "Michigan at Center Stage in G.O.P. Race" LINK

Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "In Michigan primary, anything can happen" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Scott Martelle: "Rancor runs deep among Michigan Democrats" LINK

Time's ANA MARIE COX: "Michigan Picks Its Man for the Job" LINK

New York Sun's NICHOLAS WAPSHOTT: "Mich. Democrats May Determine Republican Nominee" LINK

Early States: South Carolina:

New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "In South Carolina, a Bid for Black Women's Votes" LINK

Early States: Nevada:

Chicago Tribune's John McCormick and Michael Martinez: "Casinos a wild card in Nevada caucuses" LINK

Super Tuesday:

Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Feb. 5 Primaries to Pose A Super Test of Strategy" LINK

Boston Globe's Brian R. Ballou: "Ahead of key vote, a registration surge" LINK


Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick: "Campaigns Clash Across U.S." LINK


ABC News' Edmund L. Andrews: "As Talk of Recession Grows, Republicans and Democrats Differ on Response" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES: "Michigan Woes Alter Campaigns" LINK