The Note's Must-Reads


Associated Press-Ipsos Poll: "McCain, Clinton, Obama running neck and neck, poll shows" LINK

Republicans: McCain:

New York Times' Michael Cooper: "McCain Reverses Himself on Mortgage Position" LINK

Washington Post's Mary Ann Akers: "Democrats Repudiate McCain Surrogate's 'Tiger Woods' Comment" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Stephen Power and Neil King Jr.: "McCain Seeks Smaller Oil Reserve" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Johanna Neuman: "McCain urges Bush to consider boycotting Olympic opening ceremonies" LINK

Washington Times' Jim McElhatton and Jerry Seper: "McCain advisers tied to foreign lobbying" LINK

Associated Press: "Bloomberg on McCain: 'Nothing if not Forthright'" LINK

Time's Michael Scherer: "Has McCain Flip-Flopped on Torture?" LINK


ABC News' Jon Garcia: "Cheney Calls the Rev. Wright's Comments 'Appalling'" LINK

Democrats: Obama:

New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "Powell Has Praise for Obama" LINK

Washington Post's Matthew Mosk and Alec MacGillis: "Big Donors Among Obama's Grass Roots" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "Barack Obama may lose support in Philadelphia over 'street money'" LINK

Salon's Walter Shapiro: "Spare votes?" LINK

Bloomberg's Jonathan D. Salant: "Obama Spending May Swamp McCain, End Republican Money Dominance" LINK

Associated Press: "Obama favors repealing 'don't ask, don't tell' policy" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' Abdon Pallasch: "Obama blasts McCain in Gary" LINK

Democrats: Clinton:

ABC News: "Clinton Expresses Frustration With the Democratic Party" LINK

New York Times' Peter S. Goodman: "Downturn Reviving Rift Over '96 Welfare Change" LINK

Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Husband's legacy poses a dilemma for Clinton" LINK

Associated Press' Calvin Woodard: "Clinton presses disputed trade claims" LINK


Reuters' John Whitesides: "Obama closing gap with Clinton in superdelegates" LINK

Independent Political Groups:

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Outside political groups spend heavily on races" LINK

Primaries: Pennsylvania:

The Economist: "Welcome to the Super Bowl" LINK

Philadelphia Inquirer's Tom Infield: "Pa. race may be a tale of two cities" LINK

Allentown Morning Call's Josh Drobnyk: "Television ad wars" LINK

Erie Times News' John Guerriero: "Kerry hopes Obama will make stop in Erie" LINK

Patriot News' Brett Lieberman: "Obama's funds claim disputed" LINK

Campaign Contributions:

Wall Street Journal's Christopher Cooper: "Financial Industry Pours on Campaign Donations" LINK