The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, December 4, 2008

Dec 4, 2008 4:50am

Compiled by ABC News’ PETER MARTINEZ, LAURA GREENE, CARRIE HALPERIN and JUSTIN GRANT

2008: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Obama Jokes About Richardson’s ‘Western Look’" LINK

"GM Needs $4 Billion to Survive" LINK

"Baseball, Apple Pie and Chevrolets" LINK

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

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

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "WMD Czar, We Hardly Knew Ye" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Rendell: Napolitano Perfect for Homeland Security Because She Has ‘No Life’" LINK

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "An Actual Press Release from the Office of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Florida" LINK

ABC News’ Rick Klein and Huma Khan: "Latinos Anxious on Obama Cabinet" LINK

USA Today’s Greg Toppo: "In-laws in White House may add new meaning to domestic policy" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons and John McCormick: "Richardson Joins Obama Team As Commerce Chief" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Carol J. Williams : "Bush Administration Faces New Challenges To Spying Powers" LINK

The Washington Posts’ Ceci Connolly: "Obama Policymakers Turn to Campaign Tools" LINK

The Associated Press: "Fla. congresswoman hangs up on Obama" LINK

 

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "Obama’s Rainbow Coalition: Minorities & women fill many top posts" LINK

The New York Times’ Thom Shanker: “Campaign Promises on Ending the War in Iraq Now Muted by Reality” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power And Laura Meckler: “Next Picks May Reflect Liberal Tilt” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Roger Simon: “The new Hillary Clinton may be improved” LINK

Bloomberg’s Robert Schmidt: “Geithner May Seek to Push Bair Out After Clashes During Crisis” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: “Latinos push for more cabinet posts” LINK

The New York Times’ Michael Luo: “In Banking, Top Obama Aide Made Money and Connections” LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA’S INAUGURATION:

USA Today’s Mimi Hall and Fredreka Schouten: "Inauguration must strike right tone" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Richard Huff: "Winfrey goes to take show to D.C. for inauguration week" LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Deborah Solomon: “Obama Keeps His Distance From Treasury on TARP” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by George F. Will: “Barack Obama’s math fuzzy” LINK

Boston Globe Op-Ed by Armando Carbonell: “A blueprint for a green agenda” LINK

2008: VICE-PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Biden and Napolitano Give Warning About Potential Attacks Involving WMD" LINK

2008: DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Sara Murray: “Strapped GOP Governors Face Tough Call on Taxes” LINK

2008: ECONOMY/AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY BAILOUT:

ABC News’ Imaeyen Ibanga and Jonathan Karl: "Senate Skeptical As UAW Pledges Concessions" LINK

USA Today’s Edward Iwata: "Some companies (like Wal-Mart) thrive despite recession" LINK

USA Today’s Marilyn Adams: "Automakers, other troubled companies sell corporate jets" LINK

The Associated Press: "Oil falls to 3-year low, below $46, on weak economy" LINK

Reuters’ John Crawley and John Poirier: "Automakers’ proposals will all be considered in aid decision" LINK

USA Today’s Sharon Jayson: "Can your personality help you weather tough economy?" LINK

The Washington Posts’ Staff: "Capital One To Buy Local Banking Icon Chevy Chase" LINK

The Washington Posts’ Thomas Heath: "Carlyle Plans To Cut Staff By 10 Percent as Deals Slow" LINK

The Washington Posts’ David Cho, Zachary A. Goldfarb and Dina ElBoghdady: "Treasury Weighs Action on Mortgage Rates" LINK

The Washington Posts’ David Cho, Zachary A. Goldfarb and Dina ElBoghdady: "Treasury Weighs Action on Mortgage Rates" LINK

The Associated Press’ Joe Mcdonald: "China urges Washington to protect its investments" LINK

The New York Times’ Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley: "U.A.W makes concessions in bid to help automakers" LINK

The New York Times’ Micheline Maynard: "With Saturn, G.M. failed a makeover" LINK

The New York Times’ Tara Siegel Bernard: "A rush into refinancing as mortgage rates fall" LINK

The New York Times’ Bettina Wassener: "Credit Suisse cuts 5,300 jobs" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Alex P. Kellogg, Greg Hitt, Matthew Dolan,
Jeffrey Mccracken and Mike Spector: “UAW Gives Concessions to Big
Three” LINK

Bloomberg’s James Rowley and Linda Sandler: “GM, Chrysler Said to Consider Bankruptcy to Get U.S. Bailout” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ambereen Choudhury and Chris Reiter: “Ford Said to Seek as Much as $6 Billion for Volvo” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “Unions’ euphoria gives way to worry” LINK

Bloomberg’s Alison Fitzgerald: “Bush, Pelosi Deadlocked Over How to Fund Bailout for Automakers” LINK

Boston Globe Op-Ed by Ron Gettelfinger: “Automakers a step ahead of Romney” LINK

The New York Times’ Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley: “.A.W. Makes Concessions in Bid to Help Automakers” LINK

Bloomberg’s Li Yanping and Dune Lawrence: “China, U.S. to Counter Financial Crisis as ‘Most Pressing Task’” LINK

Bloomberg’s Rich Miller and Matt Benjamin: “Calls for $1 Trillion Stimulus Package Grow as Economy Tumbles” LINK

Bloomberg’s Robert Schmidt and Dawn Kopecki: “Paulson Considers New Plan to Resuscitate U.S. Housing Market” LINK

The Boston Globe Wire Services: “Financial sector lobbies for lower mortgage rates” LINK

New York Times Op-Ed by Jonathan Gruber: “Medicine for the Job Market” LINK

2008: SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON AND FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON:

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: "I could be convinced to work for Obama" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Jane Ridley: "Clinton can thank Palin factor for new job" LINK

2008: CONGRESS:

The Hill’s Susan Crabtree: "Accounts From Private Rangel-Pelosi Discussion Vary" LINK

The Hill’s Aaron Blake: "Brown Concedes To McClintock" LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: "Bush Florida Candidacy Would Thin Field" LINK

The Hill’s Reid Wilson: "Top Reid Challenger Indicted" LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: "Senate Prepares Legal Remedy For Clinton Nomination" LINK

Politico’s Amie Parnes and Charles Mahtesian : "Will Voters Elect A Bush Again?" LINK

Politico’s Josh Kraushaar: "Franken Claims Ballot Breach" LINK

Politico’s Amie Parnes: "Ros-Lehtinen Hangs Up On Obama. Twice" LINK

2008: CURRENT ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Russell Goldman: "Is Bush the Worst President in the Last 50 Years?" LINK

USA Today’s Jim Michaels and Paul Overberg: "U.S. combat deaths hit low" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Robert A. Guth: “Bill Gates Prods Washington on Foreign Aid, Education” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jane Zhang: “Insurers Group Proposes Universal Health Care” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Lisa Wangsness: “Health insurers lay out a path to universal care” LINK

The New York Times’ John M. Broder: “Economic Stimulus Plan Tied to Energy Savings” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “Long Road Behind Him, Richardson Gets a Post” LINK

2008: MUMBAI CRISIS:

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and Kirit Radia: "White House Says America’s Goal Is to Reduce Tensions" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jackie Range, Matthew Rosenberg, Niraj Sheth
And Jay Solomon: “U.S. Presses Pakistan to Help India as Tensions Rise”
LINK

The Boston Globe’s Emily Wax and Rama Lakshmi: “Rice urges action by Pakistan after Mumbai attacks” LINK

The New York Times’ Jane Perlez and Somini Sengupta: “Mumbai Attack Is Test of Pakistan’s Ability to Curb Militants” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert F. Worth: “Lack of Preparedness Comes Brutally to Light” LINK

The New York Times’ Somini Sengupta: “U.S. Tries to Ease India-Pakistan Tensions” LINK

2008: GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN:

The New York Times: The Caucus Blog by Michael Luo: “More Palin ‘Accessories’ Spending Revealed” LINK

2008: POLITICS:

New York Times Editorial: “Gloom, but Not Doom” LINK

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