The Note's Must-Reads

2008: McCain and Obama:

The Politico's Carrie Budoff Brown and Martin Kady II: "On convention eve, Obama rips McCain" LINK

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Potential first ladies important to voters" LINK

2008: Democratic Convention:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Kennedy Hoping to Attend Convention" LINK

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney: "Anxious Party Hopes to Show Strong Obama" LINK

The New York Times' John M. Broder and Dalia Sussman: "Delegates for Clinton Back Obama, but Show Concerns" LINK

The Washington Post's Shailagh Murray and Anne E. Kornblut: "Party Unity Tops Agenda For Democrats - Obama Heads to Denver Via Key States" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Amy Chozick: "Tensions Linger as Some Clinton Supporters Are Left Frustrated" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Sataline: "From Prayer to 'Faith Caucuses,' Party to Show Religious Side" LINK

The Boston Globe's James F. Smith: "Rendell takes on network news luminaries" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Tom Hamburger and Vimal Patel: "Convention donors often have business before lawmakers and regulators" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak: "'Part celebration and part anxiety'" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Cynthia Dizikes: "New ethics rules won't spoil Democratic convention parties" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Robin Abcarian and Don Frederick: "Nancy Pelosi shows her star power leading up to Democratic convention" LINK

USA Today's Richard Wolf: "Initial demonstrations smaller than expected" LINK

Bloomberg's Indira A.R. Lakshmanan and Heidi Przybyla: "Democrats Begin Convention With Most Advantages Since Watergate" LINK

The Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Democrats Aim to Erase Doubt" LINK

The Washington Times' Jack Kelly: "Uneasiness in Denver" LINK

Time Magazine's Mark Halperin: "Obama's Convention To Do List" LINK

The Boston Herald: "Democrats, Celebs, Get Ready to Toe Party Line" LINK

The Boston Herald's Dave Wedge: "Son: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy Mulls Surprise Appearance" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "Clinton Drama is Subplot of the Democrats" LINK

The New York Sun's Michael Barone: "Obama's DNC Storybook" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Rachel L. Swarns: "Blacks Debate Civil Rights Risk in Obama's Rise" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Powell: "Tracing the Disparate Threads in Obama's Political Philosophy" LINK

The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "Experience Is Double-Edged Sword for The Ticket" LINK

The Washington Post's Tim Craig and Avis Thomas-Lester: "African Americans Exult in Historic Leap - Many See Deep Symbolism in Obama's Nomination Acceptance on 'I Have a Dream' Anniversary" LINK

The Politico's John F. Harris and Mike Allen: "Tensions boil between Obama-Clinton camps" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Sara Murray and Stephanie Simon: "Obama Targets Swing States Like Colorado to Tilt Election" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos: "Platform Will Reflect Shifts On National Security and Economy" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Gerald F. Seib: "Obama's Selection Has Benefits, Trade-Offs" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan and Nicholas Riccardi: "Barack Obama focuses on middle America on eve of Democratic convention" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Poll: More than half of Clinton backers still not sold on Obama" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Obama's half sister bears witness to solid upbringing" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence and Martha T. Moore: "In Biden, a life story to complement Obama's" LINK

Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman and Kim Chipman: "Obama Hope of Audacity Means Race Isn't About Losing Liberals" LINK

The Washington Times: "The Obama, Biden Ticket" LINK

Newsweek's John Meacham: "What Barack Obama Learned from his Father" LINK

Newsweek's Claire Messud: "Some Like it Cool" LINK

The Boston Herald's Margery Eagan: "Tonight is Damage Control for Michelle Obama" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael Goodwin: "New, Improved Barack Obama Must Surface at DNC" LINK

2008: Obama: Biden:

The New York Times' Patrick Healy: "Tasks for Biden This Fall: Travel and Attack McCain" LINK

The New York Times' Katharine Q. Seelye: "Jill Biden Heads Toward Life in the Spotlight" LINK

The New York Times' Christopher Drew and Mike McIntire: "Obama Aides Defend Bank's Pay to Biden Son" LINK

The Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Praise of McCain could haunt Biden" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Monica Langley: "Biden Camp Pressed Hard For a Slot on the Ticket" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "In so many words, Joe Biden is a talker" LINK

The Washington Times' S.A. Miller: "Biden Seen as Giving Ticket Gravitas" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Biden's Ascension to Elder Statesman" LINK

Newsweek's Howard Fineman: "No Ordinary Joe" LINK