The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

The Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr. and Michael D. Shear: "Energy Returns as Major Issue - Obama Links McCain to Administration" LINK

The Washington Post's Robert Barnes: "McCain One-Ups Obama With Ad Buy" LINK

The Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "A guide to 5 key campaign flip-flops" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Steven Waldman: "VP Guide: The Religion Factor" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "McCain, Obama promote nuclear energy plans" LINK

USA Today's Matt Kelley and Fredreka Schouten: "5 lobbyists assume key posts at parties' national conventions" LINK

The Associated Press: "Presidential debate moderators chosen" LINK

The Washington Times' Cal Thomas: "Politics as Usual" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Mary Ann Giordano and Larry Rohter: "McCain at Nuclear Plant Highlights Energy Issue" LINK

The Washington Post's Matthew Mosk: "McCain Bundler Collects From Unlikely Donors" LINK

The Politico's Lisa Lerer: "McCain goes nuclear on gas prices" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Michelle Quinn: "Carly Fiorina tests her political mettle as McCain advisor" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Bob Drogin: "McCain touts his nuclear plans at reactor site" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Maeve Reston and Janet Hook: "Cheney's Role - Given the cold shoulder?" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Kate Linthicum: "Paris bites back at McCain" LINK

USA Today's Mark Memmott: "McCain ad pushes his independence, reformer status" LINK

The Associated Press: "Newspaper: Black reporter booted from McCain rally" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Dems Nervous as McCain Finds his Voice" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "In Ad, McCain Breaks with Bush" LINK

The Boston Herald's Dick Morris and Eileen McGann: "Fear Factor's in John McCain's Favor" LINK

The New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: "Paris Hilton's New Attack Ad Fires Back at the World's Oldest Celebrity-- McCain" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Michael Luo and Christopher Drew: "Big-Dollar Donors Are Major Force in Obama Campaign" LINK

The Politico's Ben Smith: "Obama: They 'take pride in being ignorant'" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Cooper and Douglas Belkin: "For Bayh, Shot No. 3 at No. 2 Spot - Committee Seats, Red-State Support Complement Obama" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Glenn R. Simpson and Amy Chozick: "Obama's Muslim-Outreach Adviser Resigns" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "Obama pumped up over attack on his energy strategy" LINK

The Associated Press: "Michelle Obama to stump in Norfolk" LINK

The Washington Times' S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan: "Doubts Weaken Obama, Polls Show" LINK

The Hill's Walter Alarkon: "Va. Gov. Kaine, Possible Pick for VP, Shares Strengths, Flaws with Obama" LINK

The Boston Herald's Howie Carr: "Barack Obama's Guest List a Who's Who of Bad Omens" LINK

The Boston Herald's Shannon Fane-Hervey: "Obama's Restrained" LINK

The Boston Herald's Mike Underwood: "Bay Staters Dish Out $4M to Dine with Barack Obama" LINK