The Note's Must-Reads


"The Roundtable: Another New Deal?" LINK

"Will Obama's Economic Plan Work?" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Obama Econ. Team" LINK


ABC News' "President 44" Special Index - LINK

Associated Press' Jim Kuhnhenn: "Obama Aide Promotes Job Plan, Warns Automakers" LINK

ABC News' John Hendren: "Obama Gears Up to Face Economic Meltdown" LINK

ABC News' Mary Bruce: "Axelrod on Economy: We Have to 'Do Something Big'" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Goal: Stimulus Package on Obama's Desk by Jan. 20" LINK

The New York Times' Jeff Zeleny: "Initial Steps by Obama Suggest a Bipartisan Flair" LINK

The Washington Post's Maria Glod: "Obama Faces Fierce Fight to Keep Education Promises" LINK

Associated Press' Darlene Superville: "YWCA survey reveals women's priorities for Obama" LINK

Associated Press: "Official: Bill Richardson to be named to commerce post" LINK

Associated Press: "Obama aide: Congress should work quickly on recovery plan" LINK

Associated Press: "Obama fills out White House communications team" LINK

Associated Press: "Chicago, Clinton camps feed Obama's incoming team" LINK

Associated Press: "Obama low key but active in auto rescue talks" LINK

The New York Times' Jackie Calmes: "Rubinomics Recalculated" LINK

The Washington Post's Eli Saslow and Peter Slevin: "Much to His Chagrin, 'Plain Old Barack Is Gone" LINK

The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler: "As White House Economic Adviser, Summer to Assume Less-Public Role" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Eggen: "At APEC Summit, Anticipating Obama" LINK

The Washington Post's Al Kamen: "Where There's Bureaucracy, There's Bureaucracy" LINK

The Washington Post's Lois Romano: "Friend of The Obamas To Be Social Secretary" LINK

The Washington Post's Shankar Vedantam: "Who Are the Better Manager -- Political Appointees or Career Bureaucrats?" LINK

The Washington Times' Christina Bellantoni: "Obama to announce economic team" LINK

The Washington Times' Donald Lambro: "Reagan model for Obama?" LINK

Time Magazine's Nancy Gibbs: "Why Sasha and Malia Will Go to Sidwell Friends" LINK

Time Magazine's Massimo Calabresi: "Obama Picks Geithner, an Insider, for Treasury" LINK

Newsweek Magazine's Michael Isikoff: "Obama to Take On Torture?" LINK

Newsweek Magazine's Daniel Lyon and Daniel Stone: "President 2.0 Obama harnessed the grass-roots power of the Web to get elected. How will he use that power now" LINK

Politico's Victoria Mcgrane: "Little known About Geithner's Views" LINK

Politico's Daniel Libit: "Want An Inauguration Ticket? Get In Lines" LINK

Politico's Mike Allen: "Richardson Finalized For Commerce" LINK

Politico's Jonathan Martin & Carol E. Lee: "Obama Skips Church, Heads To Gym" LINK

The Hill's Klaus Marre: "Obama seeks quick action on recovery plan" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Weisman, Deborah Solomon, And Jon Hilsenrath: "Obama Eyes $500 Billion in Stimulus; Paulson Weighs Ramping Up Aid Again" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jonathan Weisman: "Geithner, Summers to Take the Lead on New Economic Team" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Michael M. Phillips, Sudeep Reddy and Louise Radnofsky: "Duo Has Proved More Pragmatic Than Ideological" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Louise Radnofsky: "For Holder, Rich Pardon Resurfaces" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Yochi J. Dreazen And Siobhan Gorman: "Scowcroft Protégés on Obama's Radar" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy: "Geithner's Style Puts Him in Sync With Obama" LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Jonah Goldberg: "Barack Obama, you're no Abe, why not be like Ike? LINK

Bloomberg's Rich Miller and Robert Schmidt: "Obama's Troika May Push for Deeper Role in Economy, Markets" LINK

Bloomberg's Elliot Blair Smith: "Summers Said to Be Obama Pick for Top Economic Post" LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by Albert R. Hunt: "Obama Will Thrive Among Competing Power Centers: Albert R. Hunt" LINK

New York Daily News' Kenneth Bazinet: "Barack Obama's White House got veto power over Bill Clinton's overseas travel itineraries and speeches as a condition for his wife becoming secretary of state" LINK

Boston Globe's Elisabeth Bumiller: "Obama's strategic courtship of Clinton" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Paul Richter: "Clinton's potential pitfalls seen in FDR's secretary of State" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Julian E. Barnes and David G. Savage: "Closing Guantanamo prison may be the easy part for Obama" LINK


The Washington Post's Michael E. Ruane: "Officers Vie to Escort VIPs" LINK


The New York Times' Rachel Swarns: "Form Home and Away, Advice for a First Lady" LINK

Newsweek Magazine's Allison Samuels: "What Michelle Means to Us" LINK

Newsweek Magazine's Suzanne Smalley: Just One More Frame! How do you raise kids in the White House and 'keep them normal,' too?" LINK


The Washington Times' Jim McElhatton: "Clinton campaign continued after backing Obama" LINK

The Washington Times' Lanny Davis: "Clinton-Richardson: Benefits of a 'Team of Rivals'" LINK


Associated Press' Jeannine Aversa: "Government Unveils Bold Plan to Rescue Citigroup" LINK

ABC News' Yunji De Nies and Ann Compton: "Leaders See Crisis's End in 18 Months" LINK

ABC News' Gigi Stone: "When Pink Slip Puts Coal in Stocking" LINK

Associated Press' Jeremiah Marquez: "Asian Stock Markets Drop Amid Citgroup Jitters" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Officials say auto CEOs must be specific on bailout plans" LINK

USA Today's Sue Kirchhoff: "Government unveils plan to rescue Citigroup" LINK

The New York Times' Eric Dash: "U.S. Approves Plan to Help Citigroup Weather Losses" LINK

The New York Times' Louise Story: "Awaiting Reaction to 3rd try at Bailout" LINK

The New York Times' Bill Vlasic: "Ford Scion Looks Beyond Bailout to a Green Agenda" LINK

The Washington Post's Neil Irwin and David Cho: "U.S. Offers Citigroup Expansive Safety Net" LINK

The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery: "Democrats' Stimulus Plan May Reach $700 Billion" LINK

Newsweek Magazine's Michael Hirsh and Daniel Gross: "Who's Watching the Money?" LINK

The Hill's Carol E. Lee: "Pelosi: Accountability Is Key To Automaker Aid" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiraos: "Builders Make Plea for Federal Aid" LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Jon Hilsenrath and Sudeep Reddy: "New Economic Lineup Puts Bernanke's Role in Play" LINK

Bloomberg's Bradley Keoun: "Citigroup Gets Guarantees on $306 Billion of Assets" LINK

Boston Globe's Michael Kranish: "Federal deficit could top $1 trillion" LINK

Boston Globe's Jackie Calmes and Jeff Zeleny: "Obama vows swift stimulus package" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Peter G. Gosselin: "U.S. rescues giant Citigroup" LINK

Los Angeles Times' E. Scott Reckard: "Foreclosures, delinquencies skyrocketing among 'prime' borrowers" LINK

Los Angeles Times' Roger Vincent and David Pierson: "Shopping malls are running on empty" LINK


The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Bush Claims Modest Gains for Agenda in Peru Talks" LINK

The Washington Post's Carrie Johnson: "As Bush's Term Ends, Some Big Names Seek Pardons" LINK


New York Daily News' Rich Schapiro: "The nation's most famous moose-hunting hockey mom now has a new title: international celebrity." LINK