The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

The Politico's Mark J. Penn: "In WH race, strong is often wrong" LINK

The Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr. and Michael D. Shear: "Obama Urges Opening Up Oil Reserves - Policy Shift Is His Second in a Week on Energy Issue; McCain Urges Immediate Drilling" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick and Elizabeth Holmes: "Obama Backs Using Oil Reserve - McCain Disagrees And Mocks Plan To Inflate Tires" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Holmes: "Speak Softly, and Carry a Good Tire Gauge - McCain Camp's Sight Gag Is Latest Attempt To Rebut Obama and Keep Voters Interested" LINK

USA Today: "Obama outlines energy plan; McCain advocates drilling" LINK

USA Today's Mark Memmott: "Obama ad alleges McCain is in oil companies' 'pocket'" LINK

The Associated Press: "Fact Check: Properly inflated tires cut gas use" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "McCain Rebukes Obama's Energy Shift" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Jennifer Steinhauer: "G.O.P. Drops in Voting Rolls in Many States" LINK

The Washington Post's Anita Kumar: "Cantor Won't Talk About the VP Slot" LINK

The Washington Post's Mary Anne Akers: "Mitt For Veep, Stopping Joggers In Their Tracks" LINK

The Politico's Lisa Lerer: "In S.D., McCain courts the bikers" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Susan Davis: "McCain Vets Cantor as Running Mate" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Bob Drogin: "McCain campaigns at another sort of rally in Sturgis, S.D." LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Larry Rohter: "Obama, in New Stand, Proposes Use of Oil Reserve" LINK

The Washington Post's Karl Vick: "Alaskans for Obama: A Rare Democratic Push in the Last Frontier" LINK

The Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown: "Obama calls for tapping oil reserves" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Gerald F. Seib: "What Obama Values in Kansas" LINK

The Boston Globe's Scott Helman: "Boston's birthday gift to Obama" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Paltrow urges Democrats to vote from abroad" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas and Janet Hook: "Barack Obama shifts on tapping national oil reserves" LINK

The Associated Press: "Michelle Obama describes duty as mother-in-chief" LINK

The Washington Times' Andrea Billups: "Obama Backs Oil Reserve Release" LINK

Time Magazine's Michael Grunwald: "The Tire Gauge Solution: No Joke" LINK

The New York Sun: "Obama-Bayh" LINK

The New York Sun's Anna Philips: "Anti-Obama Bloggers Say They Were Silenced" LINK

The New York Daily News' Richard Sisk: "Obama Refines Stance on Strategic Petroleum Reserve" LINK

2008: Robert Novak:

The Chicago Sun Times: "Sun Times Political Columnist Robert Novak Retires" LINK