The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: "Hearing-Gate Exposed! McCain Has Worse Afghanistan Hearing Record Than Obama" LINK

The New York Times' Larry Rohter: "A Mixed Take by McCain Camp on Obama's Trip to War Zones" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Rhodes Cook: "The Electoral Map: Already Shifting at the Congressional Level" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Mary Jacoby: "Obama Raised $52 Million In June, Outpacing McCain - Campaign Prepares To Bolster Presence In Swing States" LINK

Bloomberg's Ken Fireman: "Obama, McCain Plans on Afghan Surge Need Pakistan to Join Fight" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama's donor haul puts pressure on Republicans" LINK

The New York Daily News' Josh Greenman: "As the ground shifts on Iraq, Obama and McCain stand toe to toe" LINK

2008: McCain:

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Schatz: "In Online Politicking, Republicans Play Catch-Up" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Sharon Terlep: "McCain Discusses GM's Situation" LINK

The Associated Press: "McCain declares self the underdog in Missouri" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller: "A Cast of 300 Advises Obama on Foreign Policy" LINK

The New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "Obama Raises $52 Million in June, Keeping Campaign on Pace to Its Goal" LINK

The Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Opposites attract: VP Hagel, Lieberman?" LINK

The Politico's Ben Smith: "Wash. GOP targets Michelle Obama" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Democrats get say on platform" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "GOP targets Michelle Obama again" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Gore: Two terms as V.P. plenty" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain: "Barack Obama's fundraising roars to life" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Obama camp cash intake doubles in June" LINK

USA Today's Ken Dilanian: "Obama shifts stance on environmental issues" LINK

The Washington Times' David Espo: "Obama's trip: 1st high-profile step on world stage" LINK

The New York Sun's Julie Satow: "Tax Rates For New Yorkers Would Top 50% Under Obama - 'Significant Difference' Is Seen For High-Income Areas Like the City" LINK

The New York Daily News' Charles Krauthammer: "Barack Obama's ego deflates him" LINK

2008: McCain and Obama: International Perspectives:

The Guardian's (UK) Suzanne Goldenberg: "McCain eclipsed as TV anchors follow Obama's foreign trip" LINK