The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Obama:

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz: "Obama Met With Fox News Executives" LINK

The Washington Post's Joe Stephens: "Grassley Seeks Information About Hospital With Ties To The Obamas" LINK

Politico's David Paul Kuhn: "Obama Hits 50% Mark In Gallup Poll" LINK

The New York Sun's Diana Furchtgott-Roth: "Obama and Inequality: On Women in the Workforce" LINK

The New York Sun's Bradley C.S. Watson: "Obama and Inequality: On Racial Preferences" LINK

2008: Obama and McCain:

The Hill's Klaus Marre: "Both Sides Try Shaping Issue of Experience" LINK

2008: McCain:

The Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg : "Standing on McCain's Record" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "Bush Hands GOP to McCain" LINK

The Washington Times: "McCain and the GOP on Abortion" LINK

The Washington Times: "Teen Father-to-Be to Join Palins in St. Paul" LINK

The New York Sun's Josh Gerstein: "'The Man We Need is John McCain: As President Lauds, Lieberman Goes on Attack for Republican'" LINK

Bloomberg's Kim Chipman: "McCain, Palin, Put Energy at Top of Agenda, Papering Over Rifts" LINK

ABC News' Jennifer Parker: "Republicans Tout McCain's Service; GOP Convention Distracted By Palin Revelations" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael Abramowitz: "McCain Praised As His Own Man" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain Camp Lashes Out At Press Over Palin" LINK

The New York Times' David D. Kirkpatrick: "Payoff in McCain's Effort to Woo Conservatives" LINK

2008: Palin:

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten and Doyle McManus: "Sarah Palin is Being Prepped for Prime Time" LINK

The Boston Globe's Michael Levenson: "Palin's Alaskan Town Proud, Wary" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jim Carlton: "Complaint Alleges Alaska Trooper Continued to Intimidate Palin, Family'" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Rebecca Dana: "Palin Queries Push McCain to Skip CNN" LINK

Politico's Roger Simon: "Can the GOP Stop Talking About Palin?" LINK

Politico's Josh Kraushaar and Patrick O'Connor: "Boehner Says Palin Critics Are 'Elitist'" LINK

Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel: "Wasilla Mayor: Palin A Quick Study" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler, Monica Langley and Elizabeth Holmes: "GOP Tightens Image Control As Palin Prepares for Debut" LINK

ABC News' Russell Goldman: "Vetting Palin, A Matter Of Judgment?" LINK

The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin and Robert Barnes: "Before Speech, Running Mate Gets Some Coaching" LINK

Politico's Jim Vandehei and David Paul Kuhn: "Palin Reignites Culture Wars" LINK

The Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow and Joseph Curl: "Charges Against Palin Raise Profile of Her Address" LINK

The New York Sun's Eli Lake: "Palin Speech is Abruptly Canceled" LINK

The New York Sun's Kenneth Blackwell: "Palin's Strength" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman and Jackie Kucinich: "Palin Can Clear 'Media Fog' in Biggest Speech of Her Life" LINK

The Hill's Bob Cusack: "Michael Moore: Americans Identify with Palin" LINK

The Boston Herald's Jessica Heslam: "Bristol Palin Gets Caught in Blogs' Web" LINK

The Boston Herald's Peter Gelzinis: "Candidate Needs to Tell Us How She Can Have it All" LINK

The Boston Herald's Jonah Goldberg: "Sarah Palin Shoots, She Scores for John McCain" LINK

The New York Post's Chuck Bennett: "GOP Defends Damsel in Distress Palin" LINK

The New York Daily News' Thomas DeFrank: "Exclusive Photos Show Sarah Palin Has Convinced McCain" LINK

The New York Daily News' James Gordon Meek: "Palin Fired Disloyal Officials, Backed Buchanan and Forbes in 2000" LINK

The New York Daily News' Liz Halloran: "Evangelical's Say Palin's Daughter Won't Be an Issue" LINK

Bloomberg's Ken Fireman and Kristin Jensen: "Palin Steps Forward to Fill in Blanks as National Candidate" LINK

2008: Republican Convention:

The Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain and Michael Muskal: "Joe Lieberman Fires Up Republican Convention" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain: "Republican Convention Speakers Laud McCain Record" LINK

The Boston Globe's Peter Canellos: "Convention Perspective: Bush's Party Declares Its Independence" LINK

The Boston Globe's Peter S. Canellos: "With Lieberman At Helm, Speakers Rally To Distance McCain From Bush" LINK

The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Bush And Lieberman Praise McCain" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael Abramowitz: "GOP Appears Ready To Move Beyond Bush" LINK

The New York Times' Patrick Healy: "8 Years Later, Lieberman Extols McCain" LINK

The New York Times' Katherine Q. Seelye: "Live From St. Paul: We Now Return To Our Scheduled Programming" LINK

Newsweek's Michael Gerson and Michael Waldman: "Oral Exam, Part II: Two Former Presidential Speechwriters Critique the GOP Convention Oratory" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Bush Fires Up Delegates" LINK

The Hill's Manu Raju: "Lieberman: Obama Record Insignificant" LINK

The Boston Herald's Hilary Chabot: "GOP Ready to Rumble" LINK

2008: Biden:

The Wall Street Journal's Corey Dade: "Biden's Solo Campaign Tour Follows Workaday Path" LINK

2008: Ron Paul:

The Los Angeles Times' James Hohmann: "Ron Paul Holds Counter-Convention" LINK