The Note's Must-Reads

2008: DNC:

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Biden Makes the Case -- Night Three, Closing Thoughts" LINK

The New York Times' Raymond Hernandez and Jeremy W. Peters: "The Speeches They Write Often Go Unspoken" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Nicholas Riccardi: "Republicans find a voice at the Democratic convention" LINK

Bloomberg's Janine Zacharia: "Diplomats Court Obama Foreign Policy Team at Denver Convention" LINK

The New York Times' Patrick Healy: "Decades Later, John Kennedy's 'New Frontier' Speech Echoes" LINK

The New York Times' Jim Rutenberg and Jeff Zeleny: "Democrats Work to Minimize Stadium Setting's Political Risks" LINK

The Washington Post's David Maraniss: "Clinton, Thinking About Tomorrow" LINK

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "Bubba Stands and Delivers" LINK

The Politico's Roger Simon: "Bill and Hillary, at last, leave the stage" LINK

The Politico's Charles Mahtesian: "Dems nervous over Invesco risks" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler and Amy Chozick: "Democrats Nominate Obama, As Clinton Delegates Fall In" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "Compromise keeps roll call out of limelight" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara: "Media look for conflict, but Democrats disappoint" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen and Catherine Dodge: "Clinton Throws Support Behind Obama, Draws Contrast With McCain" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "Convention swoons over Bill Clinton" LINK

Newsweek: "Oral Exam - Two former presidential speechwriters critique the convention oratory" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "Drama on Floor as Clinton Cuts Roll Call Vote" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Bill Clinton falls in line, thrills crowd" LINK

2008: McCain and Obama:

The Wall Street Journal's Emily Steel and Suzanna Vranica: "McCain Seems To Have Obama Beat in One Arena - Campaign Buys Rights To Top Search Results On Key Election Terms" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos: "Obama to Emphasize His Contrast to McCain, Bush Acceptance Speech Will Try to Portray Out-of-Touch Rival" LINK

2008: McCain:

The New York Times' Elisabeth Bumiller and Michael Cooper: "McCain Has Made His Pick and Is Set to Tell on Friday" LINK

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Rove tried to kill Lieberman VP pick" LINK

The Politico's Mike Allen and Jonathan Martin: "McCain selects his VP" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Suzanne Sataline: "Tiptoeing to the Right on Abortion" LINK

2008: Obama:

The New York Times' Jodi Kantor: "For a New Political Age, a Self-Made Man" LINK

The New York Times' Michael Powell: "45 Years Later, Witnesses to Dr. King's Dream See a New Hope" LINK

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney: "Obama Wins Nomination; Biden and Bill Clinton Rally Party" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Balz and Anne E. Kornblut: "Democrats Nominate Obama - Candidate Gets Boost From the Clintons as He Becomes The First African American to Lead a Major-Party Ticket" LINK

The Washington Post's Jon Cohen and Jennifer Agiesta: "A Step Forward Seen For Blacks in America" LINK

The Washington Post's Eli Saslow: "For Veteran Speaker, the Challenge of a Lifetime - Before a Huge Crowd, on a Historic Date, Obama Will Accept the Nomination in a Highly Anticipated Address" LINK

The Politico's Amie Parnes and David Rogers: "Democrats nominate Obama by acclamation" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Monica Langley: "Meet Obama's Media 'Enforcer'" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten and Doyle McManus: "Obama leaves the attacks to surrogates" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Thomas Curwen: "Barack Obama: Search for identity" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Z. Barabak: "Barack Obama's nomination is unanimous and historic" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' James Rainey: "Bill Clinton pledges support for Barack Obama" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Michael Finnegan: "Obama speech will carry the weight of history" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Nicholas Riccardi and DeeDee Correll: "Obama camp meets with Iraq war veterans protesting at Democratic convention" LINK

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Historic night: Democrats unite around Obama" LINK

USA Today's Jill Lawrence: "Bill Clinton: Obama fits the job" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Kerry defends Obama's patriotism" LINK

USA Today's Rick Hampson: "Obama's rise gratifies Africans in the U.S." LINK

Bloomberg's Indira A.R. Lakshmanan: "Obama Aims to Fuse Biography With Voters' Aspirations in Speech" LINK

Bloomberg's Michael Tackett and James Rowley: "Ohio Judge, 82, Sees History's `Spark' in Obama's Nomination" LINK

The Washington Times' Tom LoBianco: "Obama delegates reminded of King" LINK

Time Magazine's Nancy Gibbs: "Clinton Builds a Bridge to Obama" LINK

The New York Sun's Josh Gerstein: "'Obama Is the Man for This Job' - President Clinton Aims To Go Beyond Primary's Bitterness" LINK

The Hill's Mike Soraghan and Kevin Bogardus: "Obama acclaimed nominee, steals his own show" LINK

The Boston Herald's Hillary Chabot: "Barack Obama's 'flat line' in polls spells trouble" LINK

The New York Post's Leonard Greene: "Terrifying Echoes of Dr. King Now Haunt Hopes" LINK

2008: Biden:

ABC News' Jennifer Parker: "Barack Obama Makes Surprise Appearance After Joe Biden DNC Speech - Biden Praises First Black Major Party Presidential Candidate; Attacks McCain" LINK

The New York Times' John M. Broder: "Biden Opens New Phase With Attack on McCain" LINK

The Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Biden: Red meat from a blue-collar messenger" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Christopher Cooper: "Biden Stresses Scranton Roots" LINK

The Boston Globe's Peter Canellos: "Convention Perspective; Biden as working-class defender" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Chuck Neubauer and Tom Hamburger: "Business dealings of Biden family could be problematic for him" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Analysis: VP nominee leads the attack" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Biden unloads on McCain" LINK

The Boston Herald's Howie Carr: "A Dash of Joe Biden is more than enough" LINK