The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

The New York Times' Ian Urbina: "Influx of Voters Expected to Test New Technology" LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "McCain and Obama Agree to Attend Megachurch Forum" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Luo: "Clinton Lends Her Campaign More Money as Its Debt Proves Stubborn" LINK

USA Today's Richard Wolf: "Study: Poor ballot designs still affect U.S. election" LINK

2008: Obama:

ABC News' Brian Murphy: "Barack Obama in Baghdad to Meet With US Commanders - Barack Obama arrives in Baghdad to meet with US commanders of the war in Iraq" LINK

The New York Times' Sabrina Tavernise and Jeff Zeleny: "Comment Stings Maliki as Obama Arrives in Baghdad" LINK

The Washington Post's Candace Rondeaux and Dan Balz: "Obama, Karzai Share a 'Working Lunch' - On CBS, Senator Calls Afghanistan 'Central Front on Our Battle Against Terrorism'" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Eggen: "Barack Who? - President Bush was asked twice last week about Sen. Barack Oba ma. In response, Bush never used the Democratic presidential candidate's name." LINK

The Washington Post's Jose Antonio Vargas: "Liberal Bloggers Brace for Victory - Obama's Prospects Pose New Concerns for Netroots" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "News in terror hot spots appears to aid Obama" LINK

The Politico's Ben Smith: "Obama press: No green. And cover up!" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Peter A. Brown: "Obama Must Carefully Calibrate His Celebration of King Speech" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's John R. Emshwiller: "A Top Obama Fund-Raiser Had Ties to Failed Bank" LINK

The Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "Ballad of Gordon and Barack" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely and Susan Page: "Next on Obama world tour: Iraq" LINK

Bloomberg's Tarek Al-Issawi: "Maliki Doesn't Endorse Obama Troop Withdrawal Plan (Update3)" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "Obama Ups the Ante on Afghans, Pakistanis" LINK

Time Magazine's Abigail Hauslohner: "Iraq Unsure How to Greet Obama" LINK

Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria: "Obama Abroad" LINK

Newsweek Magazine: "Advice for Obama: Leading Pundits from the Countries He'll Likely visit—and Three More He Should—Offer Suggestions" LINK

The New York Sun's Eli Lake : "Obama, Maliki May Soon Talk of a Timeline" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael Saul: "Travel Trip-Up Would Cost Barack, Warn Experts" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' David D. Kirkpatrick: "After 2000, McCain Learned to Work Levers of Power" LINK

The Washington Post's Jocelyn Noveck: "Unlike McCain, many seniors depend on the Web" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Mary Jacoby and T.W. Farnam: "McCain Reports $16 Million Spent on Media in June Heavy Advertising Comes as Democrats Lead Polls, Funding" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "McCain caught in crossfire over U.S. troops' status" LINK

Newsweek's Howard Fineman: "Mark Salter: The Story of His Life" LINK

Newsweek's Jessica Ramirez and Holly Bailey : "Why Won't Juan Come to the Phone? McCain's Hispanic Outreach Chief is Both Loved and Loathed" LINK

The New York Sun's Michael Barone: "McCain, Take Cues From Ford" LINK

2008: McCain and Obama: International Perspectives:

The Guardian's Gary Younge: "People see in Obama what they want to see - that's a blessing and a curseAs the US Democratic candidate heads towards Europe, liberals refer to him as if he represents a second coming" LINK

The Jerusalem Post's Gil Troy: "Nearing toward foreign policy consensus" LINK