The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Obama and McCain:

ABC News' Avni Patel: "McCain and Obama Sling Mortgage Mess Mud - Both Accuse The Other Of Ties to Sub-Prime Loan Industry" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "Candidates clash over taxes" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Cooper and Larry Rohter: "2 New-Style Candidates Hit Old Notes on the Economy" LINK

The Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr.: "McCain, Obama Clash on Economy - Candidates' Tacks Differ Sharply" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael Dobbs: "McCain vs Obama on taxes" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jackie Calmes: "Obama Fires Back on Taxes" LINK

The Washington Times' Jim McElhatton: "Obama, McCain Enlist Former Lobbyists" LINK

The New York Sun's Josh Gerstein: "Candidates Clash Over Ties to Lobbyists" LINK

The Hill's Manu Raju: "Insiders on Speed Dial" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Leslie Wayne: "Vetting a Vetter: Obama's Pick Fuels G.O.P. Criticism" LINK

The New York Times' John M. Broder: "Ripples in the Vice-Presidential Pool" LINK

The Politico's David Mark: "Webb's rebel roots: An affinity for Confederacy" LINK

The Politico's Daniel W. Reilly: "Dem leaders rally behind Obama" LINK

The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman and David S. Hilzenrath: "Obama's Choice of Insider Draws Fire - Republicans Assail Head of VP Vetting" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "A little disunity for Democrats?" LINK

The Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "Obama, Strickland together Friday" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "5 lessons for picking a running mate" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Obama protests questions about lead V.P. vetter's history" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan and Noam N. Levey: "Democrats in Congress rally around Obama" LINK

Time Magazine's Jay Newton-Small: "Inside Obama's 50-State Fight" LINK

The Hill's Chris Kitto: "Jennifer Lopez Slips into Obama's Office" LINK

The New York Daily News' Kenneth R. Bazinet: "Barack Obama Milks Hillary's Cash Cows" LINK

The New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: "Barack Obama and Scarlett Johansson's Mutual Admiration Society" LINK

Time Magazine's Massimo Calabresi: "Playing the Veepstakes" LINK

The Boston Herald's Hilary Chabot: "Veep Talk Swirls Around 'Vote Getter Romney" LINK

2008: McCain:

The Politico's Ben Smith: "McCain releases Florida ad in Spanish" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Steven Waldman: "The Myth of McCain's Weakness Among Evangelicals" LINK

The Washington Times' Linda Chavez: "Time to Ask Tough Questions" LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "Jewish Dem Donor Joins McCain Team" LINK

2008: Clinton:

The New York Times' Mark Beibovich: "Those Loyal to the Clintons Take Note of Who Was Not" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Cooper: "Clinton Primary Debt Poses Quandary" LINK

2008: Democrats:

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Democrats Still Struggling With Whole 'Party Unity' Thing" LINK

2008: Republicans:

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Paul mulling competing rally" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Robin Abcarian: "The GOP takes aim at Michelle Obama - A Web video by the Tennessee Republican Party deriding the potential first lady for her 'proud of my country' gaffe is widely seen as a harbinger of future attacks." LINK