The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, December 8, 2008

Dec 8, 2008 4:57am

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

2008: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Obama: ‘It’s Going to Get Worse’" LINK

"Steering the Auto Industry Bailout" LINK

"The People Behind the Industry" LINK

"Riding Out the Turbulence" LINK

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

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

ABC News’ Jennifer Parker: "Obama: Gen. Shinseki Was Right About U.S. Troop Levels in Iraq" LINK

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: "Obama eyes ‘shovel-ready’ fixes in a long recovery" LINK

USA Today’s Peter Eisler and Fredreka Schouten: LINK

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

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “Obama Names Shinseki Secretary Of Veterans Affairs” LINK

The Hill’s Roxana Tiron: "Obama Formally Taps Shinseki For Cabinet"LINK

Politico’s Andy Barr: "Whisper Campaign Persists Despite Election" LINK

Politico’s Candy Barr: "Obama Little Help to Dems Post-Election" LINK

Time’s Mark Halperin: "Another Day of Meetings for Obama, Biden" LINK

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The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: "Obama Puts Deficit On Back Burner" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: "President-elect Obama: Fat cats are out, embattled homeowners have my eye" LINK

Commentary from the New York Daily News’ Thomas Defrank: "Appointment of Shineskia a signal from Obama" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: "President-elect Obama pledges not to smoke in White House" LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut: "Obama warns Economy will get worse" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Meg James: “Downturn creates drama at NBC” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Rainey: “Debt-laden Tribune Co. explores possible bankruptcy filing” LINK

Time’s Mark Halperin: "Another Day of Meetings For Obama, Biden" LINK

Time’s Joe Klein: "Pearl Harbor Day" LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA’S INAUGURATION:

The Associated Press’ Lisa Tolin: "Will recession dampen the inauguration?" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Political Notebook: "Plans for inaugural fete roll on despite economic crisis" LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

ABC News’ John Hendren: "Obama Dismisses Great Depression Talk" LINK

The Associated Press’ David Espo: "Obama: Economy to Get Worse Before It Improves" LINK

Bloomberg’s Edwin Chen and Julianna Goldman: “Obama Says U.S. Economy Will ‘Get Worse’ before it Recovers” LINK

2008: ECONOMY/AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY BAILOUT:

ABC News’ Lisa Stark and Jenna Mucha: "Thanks to Fuel Crisis, Airlines Weather Storm" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Bryan Bender: "Obama cautions auto industry" LINK

USA Today’s Chris Woodyard: "New auto plants open doors despite cutbacks" LINK

USA Today’s Bruce Horovitz: "More holiday shoppers are buying gifts based on color" LINK

USA Today’s Barbara Hagenbaugh: "More are employed part time, whether they want to be or not" LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by John F. Wasik: “Deflation’s Arrival Will Mean Savings, Profits” LINK

Bloomberg’s Alex Ortolani: “U.S. Automaker Survival Plans May Deepen Recession On Lost Jobs” LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: "$15B Vote For Big Three" LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: "Kilroy win gives Dems 79-seat House majority" LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: "Obama Will Keep Power To Up Auto Bailout" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Peter Schworm: "Funding crunch has colleges scrambling" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Jenn Abelson: "Seasonal job-seekers find competition fierce" LINK

The Washington Times’ John Zarocostas: "Developing Nations to Lose Remittances" LINK

The Washington Times’ S.A. Miller: "Doubt Cast On Public Financing Reform" LINK

The New York Times’ David M. Herszenhorn And Jackie Calmes: “Detroit Bailout Is To Bring On U.S. Oversight” LINK

The New York Times’ Bill Vlasic: “Major Issue in Big 3 Aid Is Final Cost” LINK

The New York Times’ Steven Greenhouse: “In Washington, Some Optimism about a Big Three Bankruptcy” LINK

The New York Times’ Michael M. Grynbaum: “In String of Bad News, Omens of a Long Recession” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ John McCormick and Peter Wallsten: “Obama expects the economy to worsen” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Oliphant: “Rep. Charles Rangel’s ethics inquiry may put Pelosi in a bind” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter H. King: “Snapshots from a time of change” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ralph Vartabedian: “Paul Volcker is back, and he warns of tough times ahead” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Wallsten: “Obama pledges to create jobs via public works” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David G. Savage: “Supreme Court likely to dismiss lawsuits over Obama’s citizenship” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Meg James: “Downturn creates drama at NBC” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Rainey: “Debt-laden Tribune Co. explores possible bankruptcy filing” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Meg James: “Downturn creates drama at NBC” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Rainey: “Debt-laden Tribune Co. explores possible bankruptcy filing” LINK

The Associated Press’ Philip Elliott and Julie Hirschfeld Davis: "Key Senator Calls for GM Head to Step Down" LINK

The Associated Press: "Change auto CEOs, Dodd says" LINK

2008: SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON AND FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "Rice on Hillary: ‘She’s Terrific’"LINK

2008: CONGRESS:

The Hill’s Reid Wilson: "Jefferson’s Shock Defeat Balm To GOP" LINK

Politico’s Josh Kraushaar: "Georgia Win Dims Franken Prospects" LINK

2008: CURRENT ADMINISTRATION:

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook: "Commander sees ‘tough fight’ in Afghan war" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen: “Taliban Expanding Foothold In Afghanistan, Report Finds” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman: “New Cyber Security Push Is Urged” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin: “Guantanamo Proceedings Subject System To More Scrutiny” LINK

2008: MUMBAI CRISIS:

Newsweek Web Exclusive: “The Mayhem in Mumbai: Making sense of India’s terrorist attacks” LINK

The New York Times’ Eric Schmitt, Mark Mazzetti and Jane Perlez: “Pakistan’s Spies Aided Group Tied to Mumbai Siege” LINK

2008: LOOKING FORWARD TO 2012 ELECTIONS:

The Boston Globe’s Frank Phillips: "Romney paves way for possible ’12 run" LINK

2008: POLITICS:

The Associated Press: "McCain: Afghanistan situation will get harder" LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by William Pesek: “Fed, BOJ Signal We Are All Islamic Bankers Now” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Michael Gerson: “Due Process Is Delicate: No Ordinary Suspects at Guantanamo” LINK

Newsweek’s Kevin Peraino: “A Brokered Peace” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kelly Jane Torrance: "Kennedy Center Honors outshine politics" LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Nossiter: “History and Amazement in House Race Outcome” LINK

2008: CAROLINE KENNEDY:

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovett: "Family push will be deciding factor for Caroline Kennedy" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovett: "Kennedy’s interest in Hillary’s seat may aggravate the Clintons" LINK

2008: FEDERAL COURTS:

The Washington Post’s R. Jeffrey Smith: "GOP-appointed Majorities winning ideological battles at appellate level" LINK

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