The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, December 15, 2008

Dec 15, 2008 5:08am

Compiled by ABC News’ PETER MARTINEZ, CARRIE HALPERIN, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, STEPHANIE WASH, JAYCE HENDERSON and JUSTIN GRANT

 

2008: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

ABC News Exclusive Interview: "President George W. Bush with Martha Raddatz" LINK

"Bush Legacy: 9/11, Iraq, Homefront" LINK

"Bush Dodges Shoes, Shrugs it Off" LINK

"Roundtable: Blago Fallout" LINK

"McCain on Political Corruption" LINK

2008: ILLINOIS SENATE SEAT SCANDAL / GOVERNOR BLAGOJEVICH:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "On the Same Block as PEBO, Blago Plots His Next Move" LINK

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe and Sunlen Miller: "RNC links Obama and Blagojevich in Web Video" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman, Naftali Bendavid and Cam Simpson: “Emanuel, Blagojevich Aides Discussed Senate Seat” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Michael Barone: “Blago’s Bill Due, Barack” LINK

The Hill’s Mike Soraghan: "Blagojevich Name Game Keeps Washington Guessing" LINK

Politico’s Michael Calderone: "NYT Wiretap Source Revealed" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Celeste Katz: "No taint seen on Obama, but Rahm Emmanuel gave wish list for Senate" LINK

The New York Daily News’ James Gordon Meek: "Blago destroyer a terror foe from Brooklyn" LINK

The New York Times’ Monica Davey: "2 Sides of a troubled Governor, Sinking Deeper" LINK

The New York Times’ Susan Saulny: "Resignation Is Rumored; Response Is a Firm ‘No’" LINK

The New York Times’ Christopher Drew: "Businessman Tied to Fund-Raising Offer to Blagojevich" LINK

The Washington Post’s Kari Lydersen: "Illinois GOP Pushing for Special Election for Senate Seat" LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE WHITE HOUSE TRANSITION:

ABC News’ Special Index for The 44th President: LINK

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: "Obama Campaign’s Massive Email List Used This Weekend for House Parties" LINK

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "Illinois GOP launches push for special election" LINK

ABC News’ Tahman Bradley: "Powell Pushes for ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Review" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Obama to Announce Energy Posts on Monday" LINK

USA Today’s Kevin Johnson: "Scope of Obama’s Secret Service protection proves daunting" LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: "Obama’s national security players must manage hot spots" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “’Czars’ Ascend At White House” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Review and Outlook: “Disarming Ourselves” LINK

Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols and Julianna Goldman: “Queries on Governor Clouding Obama Announcement on EPA, Energy” LINK

Politico’s Amie Parnes: "No Southerners Yet In Obama Cabinet" LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: "Obama Sightings Not That Novel Anymore" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Matthew Lysiak: "Obama action doll tickles kids pink" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Janet Hook: “Obama may bring change, but Congress will be the same” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons: “Obama names Shaun Donovan to head HUD” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Oliphant and Richard Simon: “Lobbyists bid for pieces of the economic-stimulus pie” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Noam N. Levey: “Tom Daschle has his own health plan” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Simon and Jill Zuckman: “Inaugural party planners walk the taste line” LINK

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage and David D. Kirkpatrick: "Spousal ties to Lobbyign Test a Vow from Obama" LINK

The New York Times’ Elisabeth Bummiller: "A Defense Secretary at Work for 2 Commanders in Chief" LINK

The New York Times’ Jodi Kantor: "Obama’s Friends Form Strategy to Stay Close" LINK

The New York Times’ Sam Dillon: "Uncertainty on Obama Education Plans" LINK

The New York Times’ Charles Duhigg: "Fannie Mae Renters to Stay Despite Foreclosures" LINK

The New York Times’ John Harwood: "As the Economy Falters, Obama’s Goodwill Grows" LINK

The Washington Post’s Joel Achenback: "Uncertainty Clouds Transition at NASA" LINK

The Washington Post’s Maria Glod: "How to Go Forward With ‘No Child Left Behind’" LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne E. Kornblut: "Obama to Announce Energy, Environment Team Monday" LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

The Associated Press: "Obama: Transportation can get economy moving" LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA’S INAUGURATION:

The Washington Post’s Lena H. Sun and Eric M. Weiss: "Roads, Trains Can’t Handle Jan. 20 Droves" LINK

2008: SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON:

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovettf: "Key Hillary friends oppose Kennedy for N.Y. Senate seat" LINK

2008: ECONOMY/AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY BAILOUT:

ABC News’ John Hendren: "WH Plan for Detroit Still in Garage" LINK

USA Today’s Barbara Hagenbaugh and Sue Kirchhoff: "Federal Reserve may cut interest rates to 0% soon" LINK

USA Today’s Chris Woodyard: "Carmakers feel urgency to see Bush act on rescue plan" LINK

USA Today’s Marisol Bello: "Christmas trees still selling" LINK

USA Today’s Stephanie Armour: "Job cuts adding to growing number of housing defaults" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon, Deborah Solomon and Jeffrey Mccracken: “White House Sizes Up Auto Rescue” LINK

Wall Street Journal Opinion by Paul Ingrassia:” Bush Blinks On The Auto Bailout” LINK

Bloomberg’s Jeff Green and Edwin Chen: “Bush Signals Swift Decision On Tapping Funds For GM, Chrysler” LINK

Wall Street Journal Opinion by Frederic S. Mishkin: “The Fed Still Has Plenty Of Ammunition” LINK

Bloomberg’s Matthew Benjamin and Liz Capo McCormick: “Treasury Benefits From ‘Paranoia’ As Rates Decline” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Lisa Girion: “Primary care doctors struggling to survive” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ken Bensinger: “Industry woes leave car design students stranded” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Pae: “Procrastinators, rejoice: Airlines are slashing holiday fares” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Eileen Ambrose: “It’s OK to be a tightwad for the holidays” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser: “Economy deflates hopes for casinos” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Brian C. Mooney: “Groups line up for share of huge stimulus package” LINK

The New York Times’ Jennifer Steinhauer: "States’ Funds for Jobless Are Drying Up" LINK

The New York Times’ Richard Perez-Pena: "MediaNews Sees Bad Timing on Newspapers, Not Bad Bets" LINK

The Washington Post’s Amit R. Paley: "Executive Pay Limits May Prove Toothless" LINK

The Washington Post’s Zachary A. Goldfarb: "Fannie to Let renters Remain in Foreclosures" LINK

The Washington Post’s V. Dion Haynes: "Local Job Growth May Fade" LINK

The Washington Post’s David Cho and Paul Kane: "Treasury Officials Considering Auto Bailout" LINK

2008: VICE-PRESIDENT ELECT JOE BIDEN:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "Biden Beats Obama in Fulfilling Pooch Promise" LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: "Biden to Shrink VP Role — Big Time" LINK

2008: CONGRESS:

The Hill’s Reid Wilson: "DSCC Wins Battle for White" LINK

The Hill’s Reid Wilson: "Hoekstra to Announce Retirement" LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: "GOP Starts Campaign for Senate Election" LINK

2008: CURRENT ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz: "Bush ‘Not Insulted’ by Thrown Shoes" LINK

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz: "Bush Dodges Shoes on Farewell Iraq Visit" LINK

USA Today’s Andrea Stone: "Bush ducks flying shoes flung at him; reporter in custody" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon, Yochi J. Dreazen and Gina Chon: “Bush Touts Alliances on Trip to Iraq and Afghanistan” LINK

Bloomberg’s Edwin Chen: “Bush, In Afghanistan, Warns of Long Struggle against Terrorism” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Dale McFeatters: “Senate Takes Moral Stand Vs. Torture” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: "Bush Ducks Two Shoes Hurled By Iraqi" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Alison Gendar: "Brooklyn Rev. asks Bush to look at good works and grant pardon" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Tina Susman and Caesar Ahmed: “Bush in Iraq defends the war but says it’s ‘not over’” LINK

The Washington Post’s Sudarsan Raghavan and Dan Eggen: "Shoe-Throwing Mars Bush’s Baghdad Trip" LINK

2008: MADOFF INVESTIGATION:

The New York Times’ Diana B. Henriques and Alex Berenson: "The 17th Floor, Where Wealth Went to Vanish" LINK

The New York Times’ Ian Urbina: "A Palm Beach Enclave, Stunned by an Inside Job" LINK

The Washington Post’s Binyamin Appelbaum, David S. Hilzenrath and Amit R. Paley: "All Just One Big Lie" LINK

2008: OTHER MUST-READS:

USA Today’s John Fritze: "Reports show that more campaigns raise big money" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Adam Linsberg: "Why Bloomberg’s third attempt will be a mess" LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: "Official Report Faults Iraq Reconstruction" LINK

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