The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Obama and McCain:

USA Today's Susan Page: "Suburbs: New shortcut to White House?" LINK

Bloomberg's Daniel Williams: "Miami Ethnic Clash May Preview U.S. Where `Minorities' Dominate" LINK

The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller and John M. Broder: "In V.F.W. Speech, McCain Attacks Obama on War" LINK

The New York Times' Leslie Wayne: "Ethics Thicket for Convention Parties Crimps Events" LINK

The Washington Post's Shailagh Murray and Jonathan Weisman: "Obama Tells Allies He Is Ready to Hit Back - As GOP Attacks Grow, He Links McCain, Bush" LINK

The Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr. and Michael D. Shear: "Candidates Got Advance Look at Questions - Spokesman for Minister Says McCain, Obama Were Told of Some Topics" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Gerald F. Seib: "McCain, Obama Duel on Russia" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick and Elizabeth Holmes: "Candidates Hone Messages In Convention Run-Up - McCain Focuses On Foreign Policy, Obama on Economy" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Schatz: "Google Will Offer Services for Bloggers at the Conventions" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Maeve Reston and Seema Mehta: "McCain says he's prepared to be president and Obama isn't" LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "McCain uses vets meeting to rap Obama on Iraq" LINK

The New York Sun's Seth Gitell: "Battle of Pennsylvania" LINK

2008: McCain:

The Politico's Mike Allen: "Exclusive: McCain to name VP on Aug. 29" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain camp: Cross in dirt true story" LINK

Newsweek's Jonathan Alter: "The Smear Gap" LINK

The Boston Herald's Michael Gerson: " McCain Rides High at Saddleback" LINK

The New York Sun: "McCain for New York?" LINK

The New York Daily News' Richard Sisk: "Winning Over Hillary Clinton Voters Won't be Easy for John McCain" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Patrick Healy: "The Lingering What-If Question: Clinton?" LINK

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny: "Obama Ready to Announce Running Mate This Week" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Who's No. 2? Obama Keeps Everybody Guessing." LINK

The Washington Post's Marc Kaufman: "Obama Suggests $2 Billion In New Funding for NASA" LINK

The Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Vacation over, Obama in fighting form" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Amid V.P. buzz, Biden opines on Georgia, Pakistan" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Stuart Silverstein: "Obama may pick a running mate this week - The gossip focuses on Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, Delaware Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh." LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Phil Willon: "L.A. mayor passed over for speaking role at Democratic convention" LINK

USA Today's William M. Welch: "Denver readies for Democrats' convention" LINK

The Associated Press: "As expected, UAW endorses Obama for president" LINK

Bloomberg's Timothy J. Burger: "Bayh's Running-Mate Chances May Be Hurt by Wife's Board Seats" LINK

The Washington Times' Jon Ward: "Obama Risking Pro-Life Backlash" LINK

The Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "Obama's Southern Strategy" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama Promises Convention Role for Veterans" LINK

The Boston Herald's Dave Wedge: "Sen. John F. Kerry Dismisses Barack Obama Veep Rumors" LINK

The New York Sun's Ross Goldberg: "Poll Shows Obama's Lead Slipping in New York" LINK

The New York Daily News' Kenneth R. Bazinet and Michael McAuliff: "Bayh, Biden and Kaine, Obama's Final Three" LINK

The New York Daily News' Eloise Parker: "Barack Obama Offers Campaign Gear from Isaac Mizrahi, Derek Lam and Others" LINK