The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

ABC News' Gary Langer: "Obama Leads McCain by Eight But Doubts Loom, Raising Stakes - Obama Holds Advantage, But McCain Favored to Handle Global Politics" LINK

The New York Times' John M. Broder and Larry Rohter: "Obama and McCain Duel Over Foreign Policy" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Balz and Jon Cohen: "Obama Leads by 8 Points In Poll - Economy Remains The Top Concern" LINK

The Washington Post's Jennifer Agiesta : "New Poll Highlights: The War on the War" LINK

The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman and Juliet Eilperin: "Candidates Find Some Accord on Afghanistan" LINK

The Politico's Mike Allen: "Obama: McCain has flip-flopped more" LINK

The Boston Globe's Michael Kranish: "Candidates want Afghan buildup - Obama, McCain remain at odds on Iraq front" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "McCain uses 'bundler' money more than Obama campaign" LINK

The Washington Time's Joseph Curl: "Obama, McCain clash on Iraq plan - Democrat's Web site revised" LINK

The Washington Time's Ralph Z. Hallow: "Small business picks VP favorites - Romney and Clinton lead" LINK

The Washington Time's Stephen Dinan: "Hispanic leaders eager to 'referee debate' - Group calls for tolerance" LINK

The Washington Time's Liz Sidoti: "Analysis: GOP, Dems using Iraq to define Obama" LINK

Newsweek's Samantha Henig: "'Potty Humor and Politics' - NEWSWEEK talks to one of the cofounders of JibJab about their latest video project—getting millions to dance onscreen next to McCain and Obama." LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Michael Luo and Kitty Bennett: "McCain Names More Top Fund-Raisers, Including Lobbyists" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Cooper: "Facing Criticism, McCain Clarifies His Statement on Gay Adoption" LINK

The Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "John McCain: The return of the reformer" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's T.W. Farnam: "McCain Uses Fund to Raise $62.3 Million" LINK

The Associated Press: "McCain attacked over gay adoption - He says matter up to states; not seeking US ban" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney and Megan Thee: "Poll Finds Obama Candidacy Isn't Closing Divide on Race" LINK

The New York Times' Shaila Dewan: "Obama Plays a Part in Contests in Georgia" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick ad Jay Solomon: "Obama: Focus on Iraq - Diminishes U.S. Security" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Steven Waldman: "Obama Faces Tough Choice as Democrats Split on Abortion" LINK

The Associated Press: "Dean Spurs Voter Drive in the South" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foono Rhee: "Democrats' bus heads South to sign up new voters" LINK

Bloomberg's Heidi Przybyla: "Obama Steers Clear of Michigan Muslims He May Need to Win State" LINK

New York Sun's Eli Lake: "Obama Outlines Plan for 'True Success' in Iraq" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "GOPers blast Obama ahead of his Iraq-Afghanistan trip" LINK

Boston Herald's Trudy Rubin: "Any exit strategy needs 'refining'" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael Goodwin: "Barack Obama's plan ignores the facts" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas and Robin Abcarian: "Obama stands by timetable for Iraq" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Geraldine Baum: "Europe awaits Obama with open arms" LINK