The Note's Must-Reads

Must Read:

ABC News' Mary Bruce: "Former President Carter Defends Plan to Meet With Hamas" LINK

Republicans: McCain:

Associated Press' Libby Quaid: "McCain more conservative than his image" LINK

Washington Times' Andrea Billups: "McCain keeps his faith out of politics" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Ralph Vartabedian: "John McCain returned from Vietnam determined to lead" LINK

Democrats: Clinton:

Politico's John F. Harris & Jim Vandehei: "What Clinton wishes she could say" LINK

Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "Fighter image carries costs for Clinton" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Stephen Braun: "Bill Clinton, China linked via his foundation" LINK

Democrats: Obama:

Associated Press' Beth Fouhy and Kimberly Hefling: "Obama lashes out at Clinton" LINK

Time's Jay Newton-Small: "Will Obama Pay for 'Bitter' Flap?" LINK

Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown: "Barack Obama's flip side revealed" LINK

Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick and Nick Timiraos: "Obama Goes on Offense After Fumble" LINK

Newsweek's Richard Wolffe and Michael Hirsh: "A Man at Home in the World" LINK

Washington Post's Shailagh Murray: "For Obama, Unexpected Support" LINK

USA Today's Ken Dilanian: "No 'bitter' aftertaste? How Obama gaffe plays" LINK


ABC News' Tahman Bradley: "Sunday Political Outlook" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "One year later: Clinton vs. Obama" LINK

Democrats: Compassion Forum:

ABC News' Eloise Harper and Sunlen Miller: "Clinton, Obama Field Questions at the Compassion Forum" LINK

NY Times' John M. Broder: "Democrats Wrangle Over Words and Beliefs" LINK

NY Times' Michael Luo: "The Democrats' Turn at Faith and Politics" LINK

Washington Post's Shailagh Murray and Perry Bacon Jr.: "Obama Reinforcing Stereotypes, Clinton Asserts" LINK

USA Today's Tom Vanden Brook: "Clinton brands Obama's words as 'elitist, divisive'" LINK

Bloomberg's Hans Nichols and Kristin Jensen: "Clinton Says Obama's `Bitter' Remark Repeats Democratic Errors" LINK


Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla: "`Restless' Independents, Not Parties, May Select U.S. President" LINK