The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

The Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown: "No Olympic break in campaign marathon" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Veep choice could matter more this time" LINK

The Associated Press: "Election officials return to paper" LINK

The Washington Times' Liz Sidoti: "Gasoline Costs, Energy Rivet Candidates Attention" LINK

2008: McCain:

The Wall Street Journal's Karl Rove: "What McCain Should Do Next" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Luo: "Family's Donations to McCain Raise Questions" LINK

The Washington Post's Paul Farhi: "Win Points for McCain! - Rewards Program for Online Commenters" LINK

The Washington Post's Ben Pershing: "Boehner Golfing, McCain Absent During GOP Revolt" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's John D. McKinnon and Douglas Belkin: "Possible McCain Running Mate Pawlenty - Offers Ideas for Reforming Republicans" LINK

Gannett News Service's Pamela Brogan: "Pawlenty: GOP needs to grow base" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "McCain Takes Lead on Youtube Hits" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "Governor Pawlenty Auditioning for McCain" LINK

2008: Obama:

ABC News' Rick Klein and David Chalian: "Sen. Hillary Clinton Seeks Democratic Convention Voice - Sen. Hillary Clinton Not Ruling Out Having Name Put Up for Vote in Denver" LINK

The New York Times' Matt Bai: "Is Obama the End of Black Politics?" LINK

The New York Times' Larry Rohter: "Looking for Any Signs at Obama-Bayh Meeting" LINK

The New York Times' John M. Broder: "Obama's View on Abortion May Divide Catholics" LINK

The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman and Perry Bacon Jr.: "Obama Hits Back, Too Softly For Some" LINK

The Washington Post's Anne E. Kornblut: "Clinton, Obama Seek to Defuse Talk of Contested Floor Vote" LINK

The Washington Post's Anita Kumar: "The Battle for Hampton Roads - Michelle Obama Stumps in Area Crucial to Both Sides in Presidential Race" LINK

The Politico's Ben Smith: "Clinton-Obama drama at convention?" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Greg Hitt: "The New Southern Strategy - Democrats Tap Conservative Candidates in GOP Bastions" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "Obama ready to unwind in Hawaii" LINK

The Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "Michelle Obama Courts Vital Military Families" LINK

Time Magazine's Karen Tumulty: "Have the Clinton's Gotten Over It?" LINK

The New York Sun's Michael Gerson: "Obama's Weak Current" LINK

The New York Daily News: "Three Contenders for Obama Veepstakes" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael McAuliff: "Obama's Oil Ads Run Out of Gas" LINK

2008: Third Party Candidates:

USA Today's David Jackson: "Third-party candidates try for ballot spots in most states" LINK