The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dec 2, 2008 4:42am

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

2008: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Obama: Team Shares ‘Core Vision’" LINK

"George Bush Reflects on His Legacy" LINK

"Bush Calls His Presidency ‘Joyous’" LINK

"Bush on Economy" LINK

"George: Obama’s Foes Now Friends" LINK

"EXCLUSIVE: Rush Limbaugh on Hillary Clinton" LINK

"Clinton ‘Proud’ to Join Obama" LINK

"Mumbai Gunman Arrested" LINK

"Mumbai Was Warned of Terror Threats" LINK

"Survivors’ Tales of Terror From Mumbai" LINK

"Bush Celebrates World AIDS Day" LINK

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

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

ABC News’ Katie Escherich: "Limbaugh Calls Clinton Pick ‘Brilliant Stroke’ by Obama" LINK

ABC News’ Kirit Radia: "Condi Rice Plays for the Queen" LINK

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, Richard Coolidge, Kirit Radia, Luis Martinez, Jake Tapper and Huma Khan: "Who’s Who on Obama’s Dream Team" LINK

USA Today’s Donna Leinwand and Kevin Johnson: "Holder a historic pick for A.G., with big challenges ahead" LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: "Obama vows ‘new dawn’ with Clinton, Gates, Holder on team" LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall: "Obama tasks Napolitano with Homeland Security overhaul" LINK

USA Today’s Jim Michaels: "Jones not regarded as ‘political general’" LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: "Susan Rice’s task as U.N. ambassador to mend fences" LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall: "Obama tasks Napolitano with Homeland Security overhaul" LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: "Lieberman Now Praising Obama" LINK

Politico’s Jim Vandehei & Mike Allen: "5 Things the War Cabinet Says About Obama" LINK

Politico’s Jen Dimascio & Erika Lovley: "Jones Gives Hope to Energy Companies" LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith & Bill Nichols: "A World Of Trouble Awaits Obama" LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: "With Appointments, Obama Moves On From The Campaign" LINK

The New York Times’ Michael R. Gordon: "Afghan Strategy Poses Stiff Challenge for Obama" LINK

The Washington Post’s Alec MacGillis: "Obama Lists $1 Million-Plus In Donations for Transition" LINK

The New York Times’ Eric Lichtblau and David Johnston: "Pardon Is Back in Focus for the Justice Nominee" LINK

The New York Times’ Alessandra Stanley: "A Concession Wrapped in an Acceptance" LINK

The New York Times’ Matthew L. Wald: "Nominee Would Lead ID Program She Opposed" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Abramowitz and Glenn Kessler: "Success of Clinton Choice Hinges on Rapport" LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung and Michael D. Shear: "Obama Names Team to Face A Complex Security Picture" LINK

The Washington Post’s Carrie Johnson and Spencer S. Hsu: "A Pragmatic Pair Chosen to Confront Terrorism Threat" LINK

The Washington Post’s Ann Scott Tyson: "Gate’s Top Deputies May Leave" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen: “New Strategy Drives Obama Picks” LINK

The Boston Herald editorial staff: “Experience counts” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Marsha Mercer: “D.C. experience is ‘in’ again” LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “Obama sees ‘path’ out of Iraq” LINK

The Washington Times’ Joel Mowbray : “Who elected Barack Obama?” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ken Fireman: “Obama Turns to Marine Jones to Harness Veteran Security Team” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "President-elect Obama to Clinton: Tell it like it is" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Commentary by Thomas Defrank: "Obama’s shrewd move: Picking Clinton as Secretary of State is inspired" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Paul Richter and Christi Parsons and John
McCormick: "Obama stresses diplomacy with new national security team" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Tom Hamburger: "James L. Jones’ energy views worry some environmentalists" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera and Ken Bensinger: "Big Three automakers try again for a bailout" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Andrea Estes: "Veteran judge in line for SJC" LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA’S INAUGURATION:

The Washington Post’s David Nakamura: "Think You’re Booked? Think Again." LINK

2008: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

The Washington Times’ Daniel Gallington: “The Clinton coup” LINK

Time Magazine’s Massimo Calabresi: “Watching Clinton’s Transition at State” LINK

2008: DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The Hill’s Reid Wilson: "RNC Hopefuls Descend on DC" LINK

2008: ECONOMY/AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY BAILOUT:

Associated Press’ Jeannine Aversa: "Recession-Hit Automakers Brace for Grim US Sales" LINK

Associated Press’ Liz Sidoti: "Obama Taps Clinton, Gates for US ‘New Dawn’ Abroad" LINK

Associated Press’ Tom Krisher: "Automakers’ Debt May Be Obstacle to Federal Loans" LINK

USA Today’s Jayne O’Donnell and Jon Swartz: "Cyber Monday draws millions online for holiday shopping" LINK

USA Today’s Sharon Silke Carty: "Automakers have 5 crucial issues to address to get bailout" LINK

USA Today’s Mike Snider and Jayne O’Donnell: "Video games top gift lists; retail sales rise" LINK

The New York Times’ Edmund L. Andrews: "Recession Began Last December, Economists Say" LINK

The New York Times’ Bill Vlasic: "Big Three May Need to Trim Number of Brands" LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: "Democrats in House Plan a Package of Up to $500 Billion to Help States" LINK

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin: "Economic Signs Point to Longer, Deeper Receission" LINK

The Washington Post’s Steven Mufson: "Flight to U.S. Treasury Bonds Is Bad News for the Economy" LINK

The Washington Post’s Lena H. Sun: "As Gas Prices Fall, Transit Still Popular" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jon Hilsenrath and Sudeep Reddy: “Fed Signals More Action as Slump Drags On” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Maya Jackson Randall: “Paulson Says Treasury Actively Mulling New Rescue Programs” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Christopher Cooper and Brad Haynes: “States Paint Grim Picture, Ask for Help” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael M. Phillips In Washington And Andrew
Batson In Beijing: “Paulson Seeks to Broaden Access to China” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power: “Commerce Secretary: Car Makers Must Show ‘Path to Viability’” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Mike Spector, Matthew Dolan and Greg Hitt:
“Ford Plans Shift to Small Fuel-Efficient Cars, Cut in CEO’s Pay” LINK

The Washington Times’ David M. Dickson: “panel declares official recession” LINK

Bloomberg’s Mike Ramsey and Jeff Green: “U.S. Automakers, UAW to ‘Genuflect’ to Divided Congress for Aid” LINK

Bloomberg’s Steve Matthews and Timothy R. Homan: “Recession in U.S. May Be Just Beginning as Job Losses Mount” LINK

Bloomberg’s Scott Lanman: “‘Bernanke-san’ Signals Policy Shift, Evoking Japan Comparison” LINK

Bloomberg’s Gopal Ratnam and Susanna Ray: “Boeing Engineers Approve 4-Year Labor Contract, Avert Strike” LINK

Bloomberg’s Lauren Coleman-Lochner: “Sales Rose 1.9% in 2 Days After Thanksgiving, ShopperTrak Says” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Maura Reynolds: "U.S. recession could last into 2010" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ronald D. White: "Gasoline is cheap, but we’re still saving it" LINK

2008: SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON AND FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON:

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovett: "Clinton not giving up Senate job until she is confirmed as Secretary of State" LINK

2008: SENATE/CONGRESS:

The Hill’s Michael O’Brien: "Franken May Seek Senate’s Help To Win Race" LINK

Politico’s Josh Kraushaar: "Runoff To Tell If Dem Dream Still Alive" LINK

The Washington Post’s Keith B. Richburg: "A Rush for Clinton’s Senate Seat" LINK

2008: CURRENT ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Lauren Sher: "Bush: ‘I Did Not Compromise My Principles’" LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju & Ryan Grim: "Will Bush Pardon Stevens?" LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: "Some Federal Workers Lose Bargaining Rights" LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Bush looking to secure legacy” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Commentary Michael Goodwin: "English-challenged President Bush speaks with forked tongue" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David G. Savage: "Broader medical refusal rule may go far beyond abortion" LINK

2008: MUMBAI MAYHEM:

ABC News’ Richard Esposito, Brian Ross and Pierre Thomas: "U.S. Warned India in October of Potential Terror Attack" LINK

ABC News’ Ammu Kannampilly: "Mystery Terrorists Talks, India Listens" LINK

ABC News’ Karen Russo, Ammu Kannampilly and Imaeyen Ibanga: "After Terror Attack, Indians Rage at Government, Pakistan" LINK

USA Today’s Siddharth Philip: "Cafe in India reopens; Taj hotel vows to ‘rebuild every inch’" LINK

Bloomberg’s Bibhudatta Pradhan and Pratik Parija: “India Tells Pakistan to Match Its Words with ‘Action’ on Terror” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Sarah Gantz: "Professor’s blog chronicled the terror" LINK

2008: GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN:

The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon Jr.: "In GA., Palin Campaigns for Chambliss" LINK

The New York Daily News’ staff report: "It’s Sarah Palin vs. rapper Ludacris on the campaign trail" LINK

2008: POLITICS:

The New York Times’ Robbie Brown: "Presidential Race Is Still Alive in Georgia Runoff" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael A. Fletcher and Colum Lynch: "Shift on U.N. Seen in Rice Nomination" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins and Alex Roth: “Outsiders Look to Sway Georgia Race With Ads, Manpower” LINK

2008: CLIMATE CHANGE:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jeffrey Ball: “The War on Carbon Heats Up Globally, but Strategies for Change Remain Local” LINK

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