The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

The New York Times' Larry Rohter: "Obama and McCain Expand Courtship of Hispanics" LINK

The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "Figures in Both Campaigns Have Deep Ties to Mortgage Giants" LINK

The Washington Post's Shailagh Murray and Chris Cillizza: "The Running-Mate Question: Hill Veteran or Change Agent? - One Would Bolster Ticket Credentials, the Other Its Message" LINK

The Washington Times' Joseph Curl: "Obama, McCain swap talking points on trail - Switch places on security, education" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Robin Abcarian: "NAACP gives McCain a respectful reception - The turnout doesn't match the one Obama got, but his speech on education reform is well-received." LINK

2008: McCain:

The Washington Post's Harold Meyerson: "What McCain Economic Policy?" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Bob Barr: "Judges Are No Reason to Vote for McCain" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Mary Jacoby and T.W. Farnam: "Special McCain - GOP Account Raised $62.3 Million in Quarter" LINK

USA Today's The Associated Press: "McCain: Hagel could have a place in administration" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "NAACP gives low-key response to McCain" LINK

The New York Sun's Elizabeth Green: "McCain's Education Plan Includes a Policy Departure" LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton and Michael O'Brien: "Few House GOP donate to McCain" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Sabrina Tavernise and Richard A. Oppel Jr.: "In Iraq, Affection for Obama ... but His Proposal?" LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "Media Stars Will Accompany Obama Overseas" LINK

The Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr.: "Bayh, Nunn Decline to Decline a Possible Veep Spot" LINK

The Washington Post's Tim Craig: "Obama Adds 20 Va. Offices In a Big Push To Win State" LINK

The Politico's Mike Allen: "Jackson used racial epithet" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick and Marcus Walker: "Obama's Overseas Trip Creates Stir" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Obama to kick off 5-nation tour" LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama predicts black voter increase, Southern wins" LINK

Bloomberg's Kim Chipman: "Obama's Illinois Mentor Revels in `Political Godfather' Role" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Democrat centrists duel with 'netroots' - Soul of party staked as prize" LINK

Time Magazine's Karen Tumulty: "Obama Faces His Overseas Audition" LINK

Bloomberg: "Nader Could Peel Arab-American Voters From Obama On the Hustings" LINK

The Boston Herald's Hillary Chabot: "Obama hopes you'll spend time at his birthday ba$h in the Hub" LINK

The New York Daily News' Larry Hunter: "I'm a lifelong conservative activist and I'm backing Barack Obama" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Edmund Sanders: "Obama not quite his father's son" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Josh Meyer and Peter Nicholas: "Obama unveils plan to protect U.S. from 21st century threats" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Cathleen Decker: "Just mad for Obama" LINK

2008:McCain and Obama:International Perspectives:

The Guardian's (UK) Lionel Shriver: "If the US election were a novel, the climax came in chapter three - now it has literally lost the plot" LINK

The Guardian's (UK) Ed Pilkington: "Both candidates talk the talk on green issues but who can deliver? - Obama favours regulation to fight global warming, while McCain looks to the market" LINK

The Jerusalem Post Staff (Israel): "Poll: Obama has less Jewish support than previous Democratic candidates" LINK