The Note's Must-Reads

2008: Obama:

Politico's Ben Smith and Carrie Budoff Brown: "Obama's Palin Strategy Sit and Wait" LINK

Time Magazine's Joe Klein: "How McCain Makes Obama Conservative" LINK

Time Magazine's James Poniewozik: "Obama Meets O'Reilly: No One Dies!" LINK

The Washington Post's Shailagh Murray: "Obama Rails Against Attacks From Palin, GOP" LINK

The New York Post's Geoff Earle: "Obama 'Enlists'" LINK

USA Today's Molly Cooper: "GOP Rep. Obama's Part of an 'Uppity' Class" LINK

The New York Times' Alessandra Stanley: "Obama Steps Into O'Reilly's 'No Spin Zone'" LINK

The New York Times' Patrick Healy and Jeff Zeleny: "Obama Camp Turns to Clinton to Counter Palin" LINK

The Washington Post's Shailagh Murray: "Obama Rails Against Attacks from Palin, GOP" LINK

The Washington Post's David S. Broder: "Nomination Itself Is a Testament to Obama's Readiness" LINK

The New York Sun's Russell Berman: "Obama Hones Message Fr Conservatives" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Palin Helps Obama Raise Money" LINK

The Washington Times' S.A. Miller : "Obama Courting Rural Voters" LINK

2008: McCain:

ABC News' Jennifer Parker: "McCain Accepts Nomination, Says He'll Fight to Restore 'Party Principles'" LINK

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "McCain Rips Bush in Woodward Book" LINK

Politico's Jeanne Cummings: "McCain Accepts Nod, Says 'Change Is Coming'" LINK

Politico's Roger Simon: "A Maverick Who Now Must Lead" LINK

The Washington Post's Robert Barnes: "'Change Is Coming,' McCain Says" LINK

The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman: "McCain, Obama Vie for 'Reformist' Mantle" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael Goodwin: "This Lackluster Speech Is Bad Snooze for John McCain" LINK

The New York Daily News' David Hinckley: "The Kinder, Gentler Republican" LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Analysis: Speech Launches a New Fight" LINK

The New York Times' Peter Baker : "The Party in Power, Running As If It Weren't" LINK

The New York Times' David E. Sanger: "Foreign Policy Factions Unsure Who Will Prevail" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Gerald F. Seib and Laura Meckler: "McCain Vows End to 'Rancor,' Betting on Maverick Appeal" LINK

The New York Times' Adam Nagourney and Michael Cooper: "McCain Vows to End 'Partisan Rancor,' Seizing Theme of Change From Rival" LINK

The New York Sun's Josh Gerstein: "McCain: 'I Will Reach Out My Hand'" LINK

The Boston Globe's James F. Smith: "McCain Promises: Country First" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Change Is Coming, McCain Promises" LINK

The Boston Globe's Foon Rhee: "Allies Laud McCain's Principles" LINK

The Chicago Sun-Time's Abdon M. Pallasch and Dave McKinney: "McCain Ready For Battle" LINK

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: "McCain Vows To End 'Rancor'" LINK

The Chicago Sun-Time's Abdon M. Pallasch: "McCain Likely To Pull In $3M at Fund-Raiser Here" LINK

2008: Palin:

The Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Palin Pick May Narrow the Enthusiasm Gap" LINK

The Washington Post's Matthew Mosk: "Palin's Efforts to Reform Health Care are Complicated" LINK

The Washington Post's Michael Abramowitz and Juliette Eilperin: "Experts Helping Palin Brush Up on Foreign Policy" LINK

The Washington Post's Charles Krauthammer: "Palin's Problem" LINK

Time Magazine's Massimo Calabresi: "The Man Behind Palin's Speech" LINK

Time Magazine's Nathan Thornburgh: "Call of the Wild" LINK

The Boston Herald's Peter Gelzinis: "Sarah Palin Paints a Familiar Shade of Red" LINK

The Boston Herald's Howie Carr: "Sarah Palin's So-Called Sins…" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Kimberley A. Strassel: "How Palin Beat Alaska's Establishment" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Susan Gold: "Media on Defensive Over Palin Coverage" LINK

The Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow : "Palin Just The Ticket To Re-Energize GOP Base" LINK

2008: Republican National Convention:

ABC News' Jennifer Duck and Lindsey Ellerson: "Police Clash with Demonstrators, Make Arrests At RNC" LINK

The New York Daily News' Thomas M. Defrank: "Convention Wrap: Did the GOP Pull it Off?" LINK

The New York Times' David D. Kirkpatrick: "Firing Up Faithful With Echoes of 'Cultural War'" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mary McNamara: "GOP Convention Paled in Comparison to Palin" LINK

2008: Biden

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Biden Vows to Challenge Palin" LINK

2008: Parties:

The Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Galvanized Parties Head to Homestretch" LINK

Politico's David Pual Kuhn: "Poll: Democratic Bounce Gone, Race Tied" LINK

The New York Sun's Lawrence Kudlow: "Wall Street on G.O.P.: The Background on John" LINK

The Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "The Singing Majority" LINK

2008: Mitt Romney:

The Boston Herald's Joe Dwinell: "Even in Losing, Mitt Romney Poised for Rise to the Top" LINK

2008: Jack Abramoff:

The Washington Post's Del Quentin Wilber and Carrie Johnson: "Abramoff Gets Reduced Sentence of Four Years in Prison" LINK

2008: Rep. Charles Rangel:

The New York Times' David Kocienowski:"House Chairman Failed to Report $75,000 in Income " LINK