The Note's Must-Reads


Miami Herald: "S.C. vote breaking along racial lines" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen: "Obama Gains on Clinton, McCain Moves Ahead as Giuliani Stumbles" LINK

Republican Debate:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "GOP Debate: Not Quite a Smoka in Boca" LINK

New York Times' MICHAEL COOPER and MICHAEL LUO: "At Debate on the Economy, Republicans Become Kindest of Candidates" LINK

Newsweek's Holly Bailey: "Playing it Safe" LINK

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Juliet Eilperin: "Republicans Play to Right in Fla. Debate" LINK

Republicans: McCain:

New York Times: "Primary Choices: John McCain" LINK

Newsweek's Jeffrey Bartholet: "The Demublican" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain benefits as GOP on best behavior" LINK

Republicans: Romney:

ABC News' Matt Stuart and John Berman: "Romney Raises Expectations in Pre-Debate Rally" LINK

Boston Herald's Jessica Fargen: "Mitt secrets safe with pair charged in office break-in" LINK

The Politico's Lisa Lerer: "Mitt Romney courts neutral Jeb Bush" LINK

Republicans: Huckabee:

Associated Press: "Huckabee finds cash for limited TV ad" LINK

Boston Herald's Marie Szaniszlo: "Huckabee's running - the Boston Marathon!" LINK

Republicans: Giuliani:

Associated Press: "Standing drops as Giuliani focuses on must-win Florida " LINK

Time's MICHAEL SCHERER: "Will Rudy Shine?" LINK


Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan and Maeve Reston "A GOP debate with a difference" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "Romney, McCain look to Florida as launch pad" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "GOP debate focuses on economy in wake of stimulus plan" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen and Nicholas Johnston: "Romney, McCain, Giuliani Say Stimulus Package a `Good Start'" LINK

Democrats: Clinton:

New York Times: "Primary Choices: Hillary Clinton" LINK

ABC News' JULIA HOPPOCK: "Is Former President Clinton Stealing the Spotlight?" LINK

New York Times' PATRICK HEALY: "Clinton's Campaign Sees Value in Keeping Former President in Attack Mode" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "Clinton camp pulls controversial ad" LINK

Boston Globe's Marcella Bombardieri: "Clinton pulls negative South Carolina ad" LINK

Democrats: Obama:

Time's JAY NEWTON-SMALL: "Michelle Obama Finds Her Voice Too" LINK

Associated Press: "Obama returns to Clinton's war vote" LINK

Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Michelle Obama issues donation appeal" LINK

Democrats: Edwards:

New York Times' KEVIN SACK: "Health Care Up to Public, Edwards Says" LINK

The State's RODDIE A. BURRIS: "Exclusive | Edwards rises in S.C. polls" LINK

The Hill's Klaus Marre: "Edwards says Senate Dems lack 'backbone'" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's CHRISTOPHER COOPER: "For Edwards, a Role as Possible Kingmaker" LINK

Democrats: Kucinich:

ABC News' Jennifer Duck: "Dennis Kucinich to Drop '08 Presidential Bid" LINK


New York Times' JACQUES STEINBERG: "Democrats Test Messages in Early Nationwide Ads" LINK

The Politico's John F. Harris and Jim VandeHei: "Obama pulls punches vs. Clintons" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Dems wage battle for women's vote" LINK

Early States: South Carolina:

The State's WAYNE WASHINGTON and GINA SMITH: "For women, a choice, a dilemma" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely and David Jackson: "S.C. can bring out 'worst instincts' in politicians" LINK