The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

The New York Times' Michael Powell and Susan Saulny: "Obama Returns to Economy as McCain Assails Foreign Tour" LINK

The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin: "McCain Says Obama Plays Politics on Iraq - Some Fellow Republicans Question Tactics" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Paul Richter and John L. Mitchell: "Obama admits drop in Iraqi violence was more than he had anticipated - But it's not just due to the increase in U.S. troops, he says. Meanwhile, McCain backs away from comments about a 16-month military withdrawal plan." LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "100 days to go: The presidential race's red-letter days" LINK

The New York Sun: "Veepstakes Surprise" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Mike McIntire: "Democracy Institute Gives Donors Access to McCain" LINK

The Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "The McCain-Latino disconnect" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Cindy McCain: "Rwanda's Women Are Leading the Way" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon, Elizabeth Holmes and Stephen Power: "Republicans Seek to Capitalize On Drilling Support - GOP Sees Opening If Voters Endorse More Oil Production" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "McCain sides with ban on affirmative action" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "McCain: Obama Aims to Win Vote not War" LINK

Newsweek's Suzanne Smalley: "McCain on Recent Gaffes" The American People Know Me" LINK

Newsweek's Holly Bailey and Suzanne Smalley: "Say Cheese! But Watch for the Applesauce" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Mark Leibovich: "Mr. President? Not Quite, but Quite Presidential" LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg: "Black Radio on Obama Is Left's Answer to Limbaugh" LINK

The Washington Post's Alec MacGillis and Jennifer Agiesta: "For Obama, Hurdles in Expanding Black Vote" LINK

The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe: "Obama Links Economy to Foreign Policy" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jay Solomon: "Obama Wins Praise Abroad, But Also Disappoints - Tougher Rhetoric Dismays Elements In Europe, Mideast" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Nicholas Riccardi: "Democratic convention brings challenges to Denver" LINK

The Associated Press: "Oops! Wrong Larry on Idaho campaign buttons" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Obama defends trip; changes focus to economy" LINK

The Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Obama Ad Surge Yields 'No Measurable Impact'" LINK

The Chicago Sun Times' Abdon M. Pallasch: "Obama Rips Foe on Affirmative Action, Iraq" LINK

Newsweeks' Louisa Thomas: "Obamas' Reagan Moment" LINK

Newsweeks' Richard Wolffe: "Obama's Sober Mood" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "Chances Dim for Clinton as Obama V.P." LINK

2008: McCain and Obama: International Perspectives:

The Guardian's (UK) Michael Tomasky: "Obama's trip has dealt him new cards to play at home - He wowed Europe, but it was his meetings in Iraq and Israel that could prove big vote-winners when taking on McCain" LINK

The Jerusalem Post's (Israel) Abraham Katsman: "Obama's Mideast tour: Prepare to see it backfire - Opinion: His shameless usurpation of Judaism's holiest site for use as a cheap political prop is embarrassing." LINK