The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Polls:

New York Times' ROBIN TONER and MEGAN THEE: "Primary Loss and Furor Over Ex-Pastor Hurt Obama in Poll" LINK

Wall Street Journal's JACKIE CALMES: "Support for Republicans Falls, But Race for President Is Tight" LINK

Wright Controversy:

New York Times' MICHAEL POWELL and JODI KANTOR: "A Strained Wright-Obama Bond Finally Snaps" LINK

New York Times' JOHN SULLIVAN and CARL HULSE: "Wright Remains a Concern for Some Democrats" LINK

New York Times' PATRICK HEALY: "While Clinton Focuses, Obama Is Distracted" LINK

Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Bayh Warns That GOP May 'Swift Boat' Obama Over His Former Pastor" LINK

Associated Press' CHARLES BABINGTON: "Voters say Wright has hurt Obama _ but question how much" LINK

Robert Novak: "Obama's Misplay" LINK

David Broder: "A Pastor's Influence" LINK

Politico's MIKE ALLEN & JOHN F. HARRIS: "Wright uproar boosts Clinton confidence" LINK

The Hill's Mike Soraghan and Jared Allen: "Obama's lawmakers try to shrug off Rev. Wright" LINK

Time Magazine's JOE KLEIN: "Exit Wright" LINK

Chicago Sun-Times' ABDON M. PALLASCH: "Obama talks education, can't avoid Wright controversy" LINK

2008: Democrats:

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen: "Obama, Clinton Messages Get Lost in Shuffle of Long Campaign" LINK

Dallas Morning News' TODD J. GILLMAN: "Obama-Clinton race increasingly reveals class divide" LINK

Telegraph's Toby Harnden: "Obama can transform America's image, says Jimmy Carter" LINK

2008: Obama:

Associated Press' NEDRA PICKLER: "Former Democratic leader switches to Obama" LINK

Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman and Shailagh Murray: "Obama Catches Up In Support From Hill" LINK

Wall Street Journal's NICK TIMIRAOS: "Obama Strikes Chord Urging Parents to Be More Responsible" LINK

Associated Press' JIM KUHNHENN: "Obama wants pro-Clinton group investigated" LINK

Boston Globe's Joseph Williams: "Obama walks fine line in quest for white votes" LINK

2008: Clinton:

ABC's Jake Tapper: "Clinton Decries China's Acquisition of Indiana Company -- Ignoring Her Husband's Role in the Sale" LINK

Washington Post's Alec MacGillis and Steven Mufson: "Clinton Gas-Tax Proposal Criticized" LINK

Politico's Roger Simon: "Clinton playing by her own set of rules" LINK

San Francisco Chronicle's Joe Garofoli: "No gain, some pain - Clinton, Obama interviewed on Fox News" LINK

Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Clinton sheds tough image" LINK

2008: McCain:

New York Times' KEVIN SACK and MICHAEL COOPER: "McCain Health Plan Could Mean Higher Tax" LINK

New York Times' CARL HULSE: "Senate Says McCain Is Qualified" LINK

Associated Press' JIM KUHNHENN: "Liberal group goes after McCain over Iraq remark" LINK

Washington Times' editorial: "Funding McCain's campaign" LINK

President Bush:

Associated Press' TERENCE HUNT: "White House admits fault on 'Mission Accomplished' banner" LINK

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "'Recount' Goes Hollywood, but Washington Still Split" LINK


Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "House Says Earmark Merits Criminal Probe" LINK

Under The Bus:

Washington Post's David Segal: "Time to Hit The Brakes On That Cliché" LINK