The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Obama and McCain:

ABC News' John Hendren: "Obama vs. McCain on Russia vs. Georgia - Candidates Speak Out on Growing International Crisis" LINK

The New York Times' Ian Urbina: "Social Initiatives on State Ballots Could Draw Attention to Presidential Race" LINK

The Washington Post's Krissah Williams Thompson: "For Those Once Behind Bars, A Nudge to the Voting Booth" LINK

The Washington Post's Ed O'Keefe: "New Spots from McCain and Obama" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler: "Georgia Conflict Tests Candidates on Foreign Policy" LINK

USA Today's Ken Dilanian: "Vetting teams scour pasts of potential VPs" LINK

The Washington Times' David M. Dickson: "McCain, Obama Target Trade's Impact" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller: "For a Week, McCain Has the Trail to Himself" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Mary Jacoby: "McCain Adviser Was Lobbyist for Georgia" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Nicholas Riccardi and Maeve Reston: "Between a maverick and a hard place" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "McCain Aide Portrays Obama as in Sync with Kremlin" LINK

The Hill's Walter Alarkon: "As Russia Goes to War, McCain Camp Sees Benefit" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Brian Stelter: "Endorsement From Winfrey Quantified: A Million Votes" LINK

The Washington Post's Robert Barnes: "Michelle Obama to Speak On Convention's First Night" LINK

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Obama Nearing a Veep Decision?" LINK

The Politico's Mike Allen: "New Obama book coming this fall" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Peter A. Brown: "Will Colorado Ballot Measure on Race Hurt Obama?" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick: "Democrats Seek Unity in Preparing Party Platform" LINK

The Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "Centrist Voters Tilt From Obama" LINK

The Washington Times' Hillel Italie: "Obama's Book on Policy Set for Release on Sept. 9" LINK

Newsweek's Howard Fineman: "Don't Call Me, I May Call You" LINK

The Boston Herald's Roger Simon: "Obama May Have Last Hurrah" LINK

2008: Clinton:

The Associated Press' Nedra Pickler: "Clinton to headline second night of convention" LINK

The Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Clinton to forfeit $13 mil loan, unless…" LINK

The New York Sun: "Hillary's Surprise" LINK

The Hill's Bob Cusack: "Plans for Clinton Convention Rallies Intensify" LINK

2008: John Edwards:

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Analysis: Edwards scandal paints uncertain future" LINK

Newsweek's Jonathan Darman: "What Rielle Told Me" LINK

The New York Daily News' Mike Lupica: "John Edwards is a Liar and a Cheat Who has Mastered the Sleazy Art of Hypocrisy" LINK