The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

The Wall Street Journal's Karl Rove: "I See Four Key Battleground States" LINK

The New York Times' Larry Rohter: "Social Security Too Hot to Touch? Not in 2008" LINK

The New York Times' Ron Nixon and Robert Pear: "As Donors, Lobbyists Often Favor One Party" LINK

The Politico's Jeffrey Ressner: "Anatomy of a smear" LINK

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Presidential race one for the books" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Monica Langley: "Candidates Court 'Big Business Brands' - Obama, McCain Woo Famous CEOs in Bid To Burnish Their Economic Credentials" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Kris Maher and Ann Zimmerman: "Unions Seek Probe of Wal-Mart Over Election Law - At Issue Is Talk With Employees On Vote Impact" LINK

The Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Savvy Foresight and Insight" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Ad Slams McCain on Rough Economy" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Michael Cooper: "In Split Role, McCain Adviser Is Sometimes a Lobbyist" LINK

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Veepstakes: McCain's Pro-Choice Trial Balloon?" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain not ruling out pro-choice VP" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "McCain too bellicose on Georgia?" LINK

The Detroit Free Press' Kathleen Gray and Dawson Bell: "Mich. Republicans make pitches for McCain VP" LINK

The Associated Press: "Cindy McCain sustains minor hand sprain" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Holmes and Amy Schatz: "McCain Tech Plan to Continue Hands-Off Approach to Regulation" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan and Ralph Z. Hallow: "McCain Hints at Pro-Choice Running Mate" LINK

The Boston Herald's Kathleen Parker: "Only McCain's Response is Letter Perfect" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Kate Zernike: "Charismatic Governor Rises to the Short List" LINK

The Washington Post's Eli Saslow: "New Books Aim To Unweave the Obama Narrative" LINK

The Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Swift Boat author plagues Obama campaign" LINK

The Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Wild theories of 'Obama Nation' author" LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama campaign spends over $2M on N.C. TV ads" LINK

The New York Sun: "Obama's War on Women" LINK

2008: Democrats:

ABC News' Teddy Davis and David Chalian: "Powell Says He's Not Going to Dem Convention" LINK

The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman and Michael D. Shear: "Democrats Pick Warner As Keynote Speaker - Ex-Governor's Role Hints That Kaine Isn't VP Choice" LINK

The Washington Post's Anita Kumar and Tim Craig: "Va., Warner on National Stage - Speech Could Boost Democrats in 2 Races" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael D. Shear: "Warner Pick for Convention May Signal Sidelines for Kaine" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Clinton supporters debate merits of roll call vote" LINK

The Boston Herald's Margery Eagan: "Never Say Die Gals" LINK