The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller: "McCain, at Bush Home, Faults Obama on War Plan" LINK

The New York Times' Adam Nossiter: "A.C.L.U. Sues Alabama on Ballot Access" LINK

The New York Times' Larry Rohter: "McCain Links Obama and High Gas Prices" LINK

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "McCain Urges More Drilling, Blames Obama for Gas Prices - High-Level Statement Is Second in Days to Back Timetable Similar to Obama's" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Obama Makes War Gains - Maliki's Embrace of Withdrawal Timeline Confounds McCain" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Mary Jacoby and T.W. Farnam: "Few Democratic Donors Help Opposing Candidate Obama Gets Little From Clinton's Side; McCain's Uptick" LINK

USA Today's Matt Kelley and Fredreka Schouten: "Wealthy few provide cash for independent political groups" LINK

The Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Political Showdown in the West" LINK

2008: McCain:

The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "McCain's Maverick Side: Grandpa Would Be Proud - Mother's Father Made Fortune on Liquor, Gambling" LINK

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank: "Irreverent Reverends - John McCain's pastors have gone to ground" LINK

The Washington Post's Libby Copeland: "The Perfect Part - While Her Husband Takes the National Spotlight, The Reserved Cindy McCain Plays Her Supporting Role" LINK

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "McCain To Meet With Jindal" LINK

The Washington Post's Krissah Williams Thompson: "Young Republicans, Blue About the Prospects Ahead - Gen-Nexters Are Feeling Left Out of the Party" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain closes in on VP choice" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "McCain: Policy on Iraq hasn't changed" LINK

The Chicago Sun Times' Abdon M. Pallasch: "McCain's Own Tony Rezko" LINK

Time Magazine's Michael Grunwald: "Never Underestimate McCain, but…" LINK

The Boston Herald, John McCain Op-Ed: "By Any Definition, Mac Clear on Iraq" LINK

The New York Daily News' Thomas R. DeFrank and Kenneth R. Bazinet: "John McCain Attacks New York Times After Op-Ed Rejected" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Jeff Zeleny: "For Obama, a First Step Is Not a Misstep" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Slackman and Isabel Kershner: "Mideast Sees More of the Same if Obama Is Elected" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Falcone: "Conservative Group Takes on Obama in Ad and Film" LINK

The Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown and Ben Smith: "Obama ban: What not to wear where?" LINK

The Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown: "Obama talks timeline with Iraqi leaders" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon, Gina Chon and Jay Solomon: "U.S., Iraq Move Closer to Target Dates for Pullout - Deal Conditional On Security Gains; Obama's Influence" LINK

The Boston Globe's John C. Drake: "Speculation swirls around a Patrick appointment - Senator Barack Obama and Governor Deval Patrick at the Reggie Lewis Center in 2006" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Alexandra Zavis and Doug Smith: "Iraqi schedule for withdrawal close to Obama's" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Richard Boudreaux: "A presidential primer on the Middle East conflict" LINK

USA Today's Richard Wolf and Kathy Kiely: "In Iraq, Obama sticks to guns on U.S. pullout" LINK

The Associated Press: "S.C. senator links bin Laden, Obama on blog" LINK

The Washington Times' S.A. Miller and Jennifer Harper: "Poll: News Media Biased for Obama" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael McAuliff: "Barack Obama's the Man with our Kind of Plan, Say Top Iraqis" LINK

The New York Daily News' David Hinckley: "NBC News Defends Obama Coverage" LINK

2008: McCain and Obama: International Perspectives:

The Guardian's (UK) Sami Ramadani: "No U-turn. Obama's stance on Iraq is chillingly consistent - The presidential hopeful has been accused of flip-flopping over the occupation, but he was never for full withdrawal" LINK

The Times' (UK) Deborah Haynes: "Iraqis underwhelmed by media circus for Barack Obama visit" LINK

The Jerusalem Post's (Israel) Herb Keinon: "McCain: US won't allow 2nd Holocaust" LINK