The Note's Must-Reads


"Jake Tapper on Rivals' Meeting" LINK

"'View': Is Clinton Good for Obama?" LINK


USA Today's Matthew Barakat: "Obama's church choice likely to be scrutinized" LINK

USA Today's Q&A: "Obama's presidency in transition" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire by Brad Haynes: "Ayers, Overwhelmed by Attention, Wishes He Knew Obama Better" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's William McGurn: "Mr. Obama, Give That Man a Medal" LINK

Boston Herald's Margery Eagan: "Public schools? Yes, Obamas can" LINK

Bloomberg's Ken Fireman and Hans Nichols: "Gates's Odds of Staying Rise If Clinton Goes to State" LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by Albert R. Hunt: "Obama Cabinet Must Balance Gravitas, New Faces" LINK

Associated Press: "Obama solicits donations for Calif. wildfire victims" LINK

The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin and Carol D. Leonnig: "Administration Moves to Protect Key Appointees" LINK

Time Magazine's Robert Baer: "When Will Obama Give Up the Bin Laden Ghost Hunt?" LINK

Time Magazine's Jeff Israely: "Will the Pope and Obama Clash Over Abortion?" LINK

The Washington Times' Jim McElhatton: "Obama adviser lobbied to protect Fannie" LINK

The Washington Times' S.A. Miller and David R. Sands: "Obama May inherit half of $700 billion bailout" LINK

The Washington Times' Wesley Pruden: "A steamroller aimed at Barack Obama" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni and Jon Ward: "Obama's Cabinet pick risks alienation of pals" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Paul Richter: "Holbrooke Lobbying To Be Secretary Of State" LINK

The Hill's Silla Brush and Jared Allen: "Leaving Bailout to Obama" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' John McCormick: "Obama And McCain Meet" LINK

Politicos' Carrie Budoff Brown & Carol E. Lee: "Mccain, Obama Carve Out Rocky Alliance" LINK

Politicos' David Rogers: "Stimulus Stalls In Lame Duck" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter G. Gosselin: "What Helped Obama Win Election Now Could Hurt Him" LINK

The New York Daily News' Alison Gendar And Corky Siemaszko: "Firearm Sales Shoot Up As Gun Owners Worry About Barack Obama Administration" LINK

2008: OBAMA/GOP:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Obama, McCain Meet While Bill Speaks About Hillary" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Laura Meckler: "Obama, McCain Agree on 'Change' for Washington" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Capital Journal by Gerald F. Seib: "GOP Choices for an Obama Cabinet" LINK

Bloomberg's Julianna Goldman: "Obama, McCain Vow Cooperation at Post-Election Talks (Update3)" LINK

Associated Press' David Jackson: "Obama, McCain vow to work together, reform government" LINK

Associated Press' Beth Fouhy: "Obama, McCain pledge to work together for reform" LINK

Politicos' David Paul Kuhn: "No Gain For Obama With Religious Whites" LINK

2008: ECONOMY:

ABC News' Mary Bruce: "Schwarzenegger With Obama on Auto Bailout" LINK

ABC News' Kirit Radia: "Paulson Defends Economy Bailout Efforts" LINK

ABC News' Jeannine Aversa: "Top Salesmen for Financial Bailout Face Grilling" LINK

Associated Press' David Espo: "Hill Sources: Treasury Won't Use Full Bailout" LINK

Associated Press' Martin Crutsinger: "Treasury Pays $33.56B to 21 Banks" LINK

Associated Press' Julie Hirschfeld Davis: "Aid Prospects Darken for Desperate US Carmakers" LINK

USA Today's Sharon Silke Carty and Barbara Hagenbaugh: "Automakers say if they go, millions of jobs will vanish" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Greg Hitt and Jonathan Weisman: "A New Assertiveness on Economy" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jon Hilsenrath: "Obama Aides Say Economy Needs Big Lift" LINK

Bloomberg's John Brinsley: "Paulson, Summers, Rubin Agree More Action Is Needed for Economy" LINK

Bloomberg's Mark Drajem: "Obama Will Likely Delay Overhaul of NAFTA to Focus on Economy" LINK

The New York Times' Bill Vlasic: "What Should Congress Do With G.M.?: A Chairman Fights for Carmaker's Future and His Reputation" LINK

The New York Times' Nelson D. Schwartz: "A British Lesson on Auto Bailouts" LINK

The New York Times' Carl Hulse: "Congress Remains Divided on Bailout" LINK

The Washington Post's David Cho: "A Conversion in 'This Storm" LINK


The Hill's Aaron Blake: "Gone till December? Vote-Counting Persists In Six House, Senate races" LINK


Associated Press' Gene Johnson: "Cold realities await Gov. Sarah Palin in Alaska" LINK


Boston Herald's Dick Morris and Eileen McGann: "Hillary Clinton would be world of trouble" LINK

The New York Times' Don van Natta Jr. and Jo Becker: "Many Dealings of Bill Clinton Under Review" LINK

2008: SENATE:

The Hill's J. Taylor Rushing and Manu Raju: "GOP Likely To Hold Off On Expelling Stevens" LINK

Politicos' John Bresnahan: "Dems Poised To Let Lieberman Keep Title" LINK


The Wall Street Journal's Yochi J. Dreazon: "Pentagon Wary of Fast Iraq Withdrawal" LINK

Boston Herald's Editorial Staff: "Iraq pact well timed" LINK