The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Obama and McCain:

The Wall Street Journal's Sara Murray: "Gap Is Narrowing in Battleground States - McCain Chips Away At Obama's Lead In Four Key Races" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Democrats say McCain forgot Afghanistan" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Michael Muskal: "McCain gains on Obama among voters in 4 key states, polls show" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "McCain to meet with Dalai Lama" LINK

The New York Daily New's Josh Greenman: "Obama's Got the World in His Hands; McCain Looks Flatfooted" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Sarah Wheaton: "Clicking for Dollars" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael D. Shear and Robert Barnes: "McCain May Act Soon on VP Pick - Aides Predict Announcement Before Olympics" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Robert Costa: "Rebel With a Cause: Bobby Jindal's Spiritual Journey" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "McCain gigs media, again" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Maeve Reston: "McCain holds small events in a key state: Ohio - The Republican presidential candidate meets with business leaders and cancer survivors" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Don Frederick: "Bratwurst for McCain -- and relish too" LINK

The Washington Times' Valerie Richardson: "Push for Drilling Benefits McCain" LINK

The New York Sun's Rusell Berman: "McCain Camp Hopes for Backlash" LINK

The New York Sun's Edward Blum: "A Question for McCain" LINK

2008: Obama:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Will Americans Buy Obama's Global Pitch? - Obama Draws Hundreds of Thousands in Europe But Many Remain Unsold at Home" LINK

The New York Times' Steven Erlanger: "Obama, Vague on Issues, Pleases Crowd in Europe" LINK

The New York Times' Jeff Zeleny and Nicholas Kulish: "Obama, in Berlin, Calls for Renewal of Ties With Allies" LINK

The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller: "Hey, Obama: There's Bratwurst in Ohio, Too (but No Cheering Masses)" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Balz and Shannon Smiley: "Obama Says Walls Must Come Down - Democrat Urges U.S.-European Teamwork" LINK

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "Obama Abroad: We Get the Picture - The Candidate Looked Good This Week. Did the Press?" LINK

The Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown: "Obama to Berlin: 'This is our moment'" LINK

The Politico's Ben Smith: "McAuliffe: Kaine for VP" LINK

The Politico's Mike Allen: "Obama leaves the gifting to Santa" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon and Mike Esterl: "Obama Takes Stump to Europe - Democrat Greets 200,000 in Berlin, Pledges Closer Ties" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "Obama's path to presidency is far from clear" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Christian Retzlaff: "Obama's Berlin speech appears to resonate with crowd" LINK

The Associated Press: "Voters greet Obama trip with praise, doubt" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama Tells World We Must Unite" LINK

The Washington Times' Maggie Gallagher: "Faking It" LINK

Time Magazine's James Pozniak: "A Star and Stripes" LINK

Time Magazine's Karen Tumulty: "Obama Urges Unity in Berlin" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael McAuliff: "The Walls Fall Down; Obama Says Countries Must Overcome Differences" LINK

2008: McCain and Obama: International Perspectives:

The Guardian's (UK) Jonathan Steele: "Europe's Obama cheers ring hollow in the Middle East - Here the US leader has much less power. Israel calls the shots, and the reality on the ground is gloomy and anti-peace" LINK

The Jerusalem Post's (Israel) Hilary Leila Krieger: "McCain resisting Obama's efforts to break evangelical monopoly" LINK