The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Dec 9, 2008 4:37am

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

2008: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Is Auto Bailout Enough?" LINK

"Hasselbeck Fires Back at Wright" LINK

"Bush Twists and Shouts for Kids" LINK

"Chris Dodd Calls for Heads to Roll" LINK

"The Campaign That Might Have Been" LINK

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

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

ABC News’ Anna Schecter, Eric Longabardi and Brian Ross: "Rev. Wright TV Ad That McCain Would Not Run" LINK

ABC News’ Rick Klein: "Obama Isn’t President Yet" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Caribbean Nations Ask Obama to Lift Embargo Against Cuba" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "In the Name of Transparency, Obama Team Posts Memos from Outside Groups" LINK

USA Today’s Peter Eisler: "Nuclear weapons decision awaits Obama" LINK

The New York Times’ Katharine Q. Seelye: "In a Tux, Obama Seeks the Proper Tone" LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: "Liberals Wonder When Obama’s Team Will Reflect Them" LINK

The New York Times’ James C. McKinley Jr.: "Richardon Relishes Role As a Closer on Big Deals" LINK

The Washington Post’s Al Kamen: "A Self-Leaking Nominee?" LINK

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Boston Herald Op-Ed by Marsha Mercer: “Credibility lacking in homeland security” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David G. Savage: “Supreme Court turns down Obama citizenship appeal” LINK

Boston Globe’s Scott Helman: “Obama backers look for ways to carry out the call for change” LINK

Boston Globe Op-Ed’s Joshua Rubenstein: “The crises that will challenge Obama” LINK

Boston Globe’s Peter S. Canellos: “Marri case is just a taste of hard choices waiting for Obama” LINK

Boston Globe: Article of Faith’s Michael Paulson: “Black church and politics in the Obama era” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Obama’s Web presence loses its luster” LINK

The Washington Times’ Tom Ramstack: “Court won’t review Obama’s citizenship” LINK

The Washington Times’ Tara Wall: “A way out of Iraq: Obama’s deja vu all over again” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Stephanie Gaskell: "Veterans praise Obama’s decision to hire Shinseki" LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA’S INAUGURATION:

The Washington Post’s Lena h. Sun: "Where Do You Park 10,000 Charter Buses?" LINK

The Washington Post’s Roxanne Roberts: "Inauguration? Follow All the Bouncing Balls" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael E. Ruane: "Unsigned Contracts Free Up 4,500 Area Hotel Rooms" LINK

The Washington Post’s Jacqueline Trescott: "For The Inauguration, 10 Smithsonian Exibits" LINK

The Washington Times’ Heather Coburn: “D.C. ‘nightmare’ looms for inauguration” LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

The Wall Street Journal Capital Journal: “Santa Has To Bring A Reality Check” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Deborah Solomon: “Obama Preserves Political Capital for Stimulus Plan” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Michael Graham: “Yes, there is a Santa: Only his real name is Obama” LINK

2008: ECONOMY/MEDIA/AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY BAILOUT:

ABC News’ Katie Escherich and Melinda Arons: "Bush: All Options ‘On the Table’ for Auto Companies" LINK

ABC News’ Chris Bury: "Chicago Workers Protest Closed Factory" LINK

ABC News’ Richard Esposito and Joseph Rhee: "No $10 Million Bonus for Merrill CEO" LINK

USA Today’s James R. Healey: "Automakers’ bailout hinges on the details, including an overseer" LINK

USA Today’s Laura Petrecca: "Secondhand stores reap benefits of recession" LINK

The Associated Press’ Julie Hirschfeld: "Congress Sends White House Auto Aid Plan With Czar" LINK

The New York Times’ David M. Herszenhorn: "Deal to Rescue American Automakers Is Moving Ahead" LINK

The New York Times’ David E. Sanger: "Taking Risks With Bailout" LINK

The New York Times’ Richard Perez-Pena: "Tribune Company Seeks Bankruptcy Protection" LINK

The New York Times’ Louise Story: "Bonus Season Afoot, Wall Street Tries for a Little Restraint" LINK

The New York Times’ Bill Vlasic: "G.M., Under Pressure, Turns to Robert Lutz" LINK

The New York Times’ Clifford Krauss: "Car Dealers Brace for Closings, or for a Fight, as Detroit Seeks Help" LINK

The New York Times’ Andrew E. Kramer: "Falling Sales in Russia Force Ford to Idle Its Plant" LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery: "Democrats Propose $15 Billion Big 3 Loan" LINK

The Washington Post’s Kendra Marr: "Closer to Bailout, GM Prints Candid Apology" LINK

The Washington Post’s Annys Shin: "A Lobbying Frenzy For Federal Funds" LINK

The Washington Post’s Zachary A. Goldfarb: "Internal Warnings Sounded on Loans At Fannie, Freddie" LINK

The Washington Post’s Nick Miroff: "Foreclosure Epidemic Infecting Rental Market" LINK

The Washington Post’s Binyamin Appelbaum and Renae Merle: "Foreclosure Reduction Effort Yielding Mixed Results, Reports Says" LINK

The Washington Post’s Sharon McLoone: "Tight Credit Squeezing Small Businesses" LINK

The Washington Post’s Steven Mufson: "Economic Pain Spreads to industrial Icons" LINK

The Washington Post’s Renae Merle: "Optimism Wins the Day as Investors Anticipate Stimulus, Auto Bailout" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Maya Jackson Randall and Michael R. Crittenden: “Treasury Weighs Steps To Track TARP Goals” LINK

Bloomberg’s Craig Torres and Steve Matthews: “Bernanke Invocation of ‘War Powers’ Undermines Fed Bank Chiefs” LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by Jonathan Weil: “No Chrysler Bailout Until It Opens Up Its Books” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt: “U.S. Could Take Stakes In Big 3” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Alex P. Kellogg: “Congressman Opposes Chrysler’s Bid For Loans” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Timothy Aeppel: “Many Car-Parts Makers Could Go Under” LINK

Bloomberg’s John Hughes and Nicholas Johnston: “Democrats Seek Republican Votes for Automaker Bailout Measure” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Rainey and Michael A. Hiltzik: “Tribune Co. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera: “House Democratic leaders unveil plan to aid Big Three automakers” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Martin Zimmerman: “Bridge loan for automakers preferable to bankruptcy, study finds” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ronald D. White: “Some forecast $1-a-gallon gas as demand continues to fall” LINK

Boston Globe’s Bryan Bender: “Obama cautions auto industry” LINK

Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish and Jenny Paul: “$15b deal near on automakers LINK

Boston Globe’s Jenifer B. McKim: “Reworked mortgages not working” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small: "Can Congress Pass an Auto Bailout Bill Nobody Likes?” LINK

The Washington Times’ David R. Sands: “$15 billion auto bailout goes to White House” LINK

The Washington Times’ Frank Gafney: “Make new cars sold in America” LINK

2008: DEMOCRATS:

Time Magazine’s Karen Tumulty: “Rangel’s Troubles Create a Problem for the Democrats” LINK

2008: CONGRESS:

The Washington Post’s Amit R. Paley: "Senate Confirms Bailout Watchdog" LINK

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane: "GOP Finds an Unlikely New Hero in Louisiana" LINK

2008: CURRENT ADMINISTRATION:

The Wall Street Journal’s Christopher Conkey: “Court Blocks Plan To Auction Landing Slots At New York Airports” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Martin Vaughan: “Rangel Disputes Ethics Allegations” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Josh Meyer: “U.S. details case against Blackwater guards” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Fausset: “Anh ‘Joseph’ Cao’s unlikely, historic election win” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas: “For Bush’s staff, upbeat talking points on his tenure” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Bill Hutchinson: "Bush and Streisand embrace – and it’s like buttah" LINK

2008: MUMBAI CRISIS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon in Washington and Matthew
Rosenberg in Islamabad: “U.S. Seeks Financial Blacklist for Some
Pakistanis” LINK

The Washington Times’ John Thomson: “After Mumbai, what next?” LINK

The Washington Times’ Ayesha Akram: "Pakistan Arrests do Little to Stop Lashkar" LINK

2008: LOOKING FORWARD TO 2012 ELECTIONS:

Boston Globe’s Frank Phillips: “Romney paves way for possible ‘12 run” LINK

2008: POLITICS:

ABC News’ Jason Ryan and Brian Ross: "Blackwater Guard in Secret Deal to Testify in Massacre Case" LINK

USA Today’s Peter Eisler: "Report: IED threat known before war" LINK

USA Today’s Emily Bazar: "Many governors cut glitz from inaugurations" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael A. Fletcher: "Battle Deepens Over union Organizing" LINK

The Washington Post’s Kari Lydersen: "Governor Supports Workers At Factory" LINK

The Boston Herald Editorial Staff: “Rules must apply to all” LINK

2008: SAME-SEX MARRIAGE:

The Associated Press’ Lisa Leff: "Calling in ‘Gay’ to Work Is Latest Form of Protest" LINK

2008: ENVIRONMENT:

The Washington Post’s Steven Mufson: "The Green Machine" LINK

2008: THE KENNEDY’S:

The New York Daily News’ Mike Lupica: "The Kennedy’s are back in the mix" LINK

2008: SARAH PALIN:

The New York Daily News’ Stanley Crouch: "Palin proved a party albatross that came home to roost" LINK

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