The Note's Must-Reads

Republicans: McCain:

Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Dan Balz: "As Rivals Battle, McCain Builds November Machine" LINK

ABC News' Ron Claiborne: "McCain's '100 Year' Remark Hands Ammo to War Critics" LINK


Washington Times' S.A. Miller and Christopher Dolan: "GOP aims to blunt Democrats' stance on Iraq" LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "GOP in foreclosure bind" LINK

Politico's Patrick O'Connor: "NRCC debt paid in full, Cole says" LINK

Democrats: Obama:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Who's Scrubbing the Trinity United Church of Christ Website?" LINK

New York Times' Michael Powell: "Obama Is Moving to Down-to-Earth Oratory for Working People" LINK

Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "Superdelegates buoy Obama in rough month" LINK

Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla: "Obama Fails to Assuage White Indiana Voters With Speech on Race" LINK

Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "Obama's church founded on radical creed" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Obama's 'baby' comment draws fire from conservatives" LINK

Democrats: Clinton:

Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Clinton's convention strategy in doubt" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick: "Clinton Slipping on Trust" LINK


USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Clinton, Obama strike same chords in Pa." LINK

Democrats: Pennsylvania:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Timothy McNulty and James O'Toole: "Clinton, Obama pound on McCain over economy" LINK

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Mackenzie Carpenter: "Democrats outpacing Republicans in registering" LINK

Philadelphia Inquirer's Larry Eichel: "Clinton back in Pa., focusing on economy" LINK

Philadelphia Inquirer's Thomas Fitzgerald: "Obama knocks McCain, says primary fight not hurting" LINK

Philadelphia Daily News' John Baer: "Obama sows his seeds in a GOP pasture" LINK

Allentown Morning Call's Josh Drobnyk: "Experts: Obama doesn't have to win here, he just has to keep it close" LINK

Allentown Morning Call's Brian Callaway, Genevieve Marshall and Kevin Amerman: "Speech wins over some on the fence" LINK

Allentown Morning Call: "Sen. Casey's endorsement of Obama reveals inner game of state's politics" LINK

Republican Convention:

New York Times' Susan Saulny: "Let's Par-Tay Till 4 A.M." LINK