The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, January 26, 2009

Jan 26, 2009 5:04am

The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com

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

BOOKMARKS:

The Must-Reads Online: LINK

ABC News Politics: LINK

The Political Punch (Jake Tapper): LINK

The Political Radar: LINK

George’s Bottom Line (George Stephanopoulos): LINK

ABC News on your iPhone/iPod Touch: LINK

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Roundtable on Obama’s First Days" LINK

"Flight 1549: A Hero’s Homecoming" LINK

"Selling the Stimulus" LINK

"Stem Cell Breakthrough" LINK

"Kid Writes Obama Book" LINK

"First Strike on Obama’s Watch" LINK

"Pelosi on GOP Stimulus Proposals" LINK

"Pelosi on More Bank Money" LINK

"New President, Same Old D.C. Politics" LINK

"Obama’s First 100 Days" LINK

"Obama Waiting for Change" LINK

"Allegations of War Crimes" LINK

"A New Direction for Anti-Terrorism" LINK

"Plane Crash Survival: Planning Is Key" LINK

"Blago: My Life Is Like a Frank Capra Movie" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Obama to Grant States Waiver to Implement Stricter Clean Air Laws" LINK

ABC News’ Nick Schifrin: "Pakistan Urges Obama to Halt Drones" LINK

The Christian Science Monitor’s Clara Germani and Mary Knox Merrill: "Pick Me! Obamas Getting More Choices for First Dog" LINK

USA Today’s Marisol Bello: "Renamed schools, streets mark early tributes to Obama" LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama reverses U.S. abortion-funding policy" LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama to let states set car emission standards" LINK

The Chicago Tribune’s Colleen Mastony: "President Barack Obama and the man hug" LINK

The New York Times’ John Broder and Peter Baker: "Obama’s Order Is Likely to Tighten Auto Standards" LINK

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson: "Obama to Take Steps On Car Fuel Efficiency" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Fletcher: "Obama Using His Personal Appeal to Put Change Into Motion" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ken Bensinger and Jim Tankersley: “Obama clearing way for California emissions waiver” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons: “Obama moves quickly, purposefully in his first week” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Tom Hamburger and Christi Parsons: “Obama’s nominee for regulatory czar faces scrutiny” LINK

The Hill’s Jonathan Martin: "West Wing on Steroids in Obama W.H." LINK

The Hill’s Glenn Thrush: "’The Clintons Don’t Forget’" LINK

The Hill’s Ben Smith: "Bush’s Legal Foes Now Obama’s Legal Team" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power and Laura Meckler: “Obama Moves to Let States Set Own Rules on Emissions” LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by Kevin Hassett: “Obama’s First Civility Test Is Pelosi’s Manners” LINK

Bloomberg’s Laura Litvan: “Obama Woos Republicans on Stimulus, Seeking Longer-Term Support” LINK

Boston Herald Columnists Joe Fitzgerald: “Unforgettable moments make it OK to dream” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "GOPers balk at President Obama’s economic plan" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

The Associated Press’ Stephen Ohlemacher: "Democrats: Stimulus Plan No Quick Fix for Economy" LINK

USA Today’s Ken Dilanian: "White House, GOP spar over speed of stimulus" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Sasha Issenberg: “GOP leaders balk at stimulus” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas: “Obama offers some economic stimulus specifics” LINK

The Hill’s Jim Snyder: "Biden Predicts Some Changes To Stimulus" LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: "Boehner Says He Will Vote ‘No’ On Stimulus" LINK

The Hill’s Lisa Lerer: "Obama Goes To Bat For Stimulus" LINK

Bloomberg’s Jeff Plungis: “Economic Plan Will Win Strong Support, Biden Says” LINK

2009: VICE-PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "VP Biden: Expect More US Casualties In Afghanistan" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Wallsten: “Biden expects more U.S. casualties in Afghanistan” LINK

2009: NEW YORK SENATE SEAT:

The Associated Press: "N.Y. Senate pick offers to find ‘common ground’" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "Gillenbrand: My goal is to fill Clinton’s shoes" LINK

2009: CAROLINE KENNEDY:

The New York Daily News’ Mike Lupica: "Gov. Paterson is the one who is out of his weight class" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Elizabeth Benjamin: "Hired PR gun doomed Caroline, insiders say" LINK

2009: HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI:

ABC News’ Mary Bruce "Pelosi Defends Stimulus as Bipartisan" LINK

ABC News Transcript between Nancy Pelosi and ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: LINK

2009: SENATE:

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet: "Sen. Russ Feingold calls for constitutional amendment to fill Senate vacancies by election; in wake of Blagojevich, Kennedy controversies" LINK

The New York Times’ Michael Wilson: "With Senator Chosen, Paterson Tries to Move On" LINK

The Washington Post’s Lyndsey Layton: "Senate Seat is Latest Stop on Bennet’s Unlikely Ride" LINK

The Hill’s Amie Parnes & Chris Frates: "Dem Lobbyists Go to Congress to Cleanse" LINK

The Hill’s Bob Cusack: "Top Dem: No Comprehensive Health Reform This Year" LINK

2009: GOVERNOR ROD BLAGOJEVICH:

USA Today’s Judy Keen: "Blagojevich taking his case to TV" LINK

The Chicago Tribune’s Rick Pearson and Ray Long: "Senate trial looms, Blagojevich unbowed" LINK

The Chicago Tribune’s Rick Pearson and Stacy St. Clair: "Despite defense in court of public opinion, Gov. Rod Blagojevich likely to be ousted" LINK

The Chicago Sun-Times: "David Plouffe with CNN’s John King on ‘State of the Union’" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Helen Kennedy: "Please feel sorry for me Gov. Blagojevich says" LINK

2009: MIDEAST CONFLICT:

The Associated Press Josef Federman: "Israel Vows to Back Soldiers Accused of War Crimes" LINK

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook "Afghan roadside bombs hit record in 2008" LINK

The New York Times’ Sabrina Tavernise: "Skies Silent Over Gaza, but the Wait to Hear the Rumble of Rebuilding Lingers" LINK

2009: DEMOCRATS/GOP:

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Wallsten: “Republicans step up criticism of Obama” LINK

2009: ECONOMY/AUTO INDUSTRY/HOUSING MARKET:

USA Today’s Barbara Hagenbaugh and Barbara Hansen: "Majority of economists anticipate a slow recovery" LINK

USA Today’s Chris Woodyard: "Lower gas prices send buyers after big cars again" LINK

The New York Times’ David Sanger: "Nationalization Gets a New, Serious Look" LINK

The New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin and duff Wilson: "Pfizer Agrees to $68 Billion Deal for Wyeth" LINK

The New York Times’ Jad Mouawad: "Oil Cartel Keeps Cuts on Tracks" LINK

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin and Binyamin Appelbaum: "Fed May Gain More Financial Oversight" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael D. Shear: "Banks May Need More, Biden Says" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Rosenwald: "Can Giants Share a Home?" LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: "Obama Details Recovery Plan" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Ty Burr: “The magic fades away at Sundance film fest” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Pae: “At 70, celebrated inventor’s start-up makes progress with Pentagon” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Y. Hong and Maura Reynolds: “U.S. weighs strategies to stem home foreclosures” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jerry Hirsch: “Asian psyllid threatens California citrus” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman, Greg Hitt and Brody Mullins: “Business Seeks Stimulus Tax Cuts” LINK

Bloomberg’s Daniel Ten Kate: “Cambodia Keeps Tax Breaks as Shortage of Cash Prevents Stimulus” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ari Levy: “Wells Fargo May Face New Doubt about Wisdom of Wachovia Deal” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Kenneth R. Harney: “Home buyers may get true tax credit” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Donna Goodison: “Bankruptcies surge among national chains” LINK

Bloomberg’s Rich Miller: “Bernanke Risks ‘Very Unstable’ Market as He Weighs Buying Bonds” LINK

2009: GITMO:

Bloomberg’s Gregory Viscusi: “Guantanamo Nomads Find No Welcome in EU Critical of U.S. Base” LINK

2009: FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH:

President Bush’s Legacy: LINK

2009: SENATOR JOHN McCAIN:

ABC News’ Tahman Bradley: "McCain Opposes Stimulus Bill" LINK

2009: US AIRWAYS FLIGHT 1549:

The Associated Press’ Michael J. Sniffen: "Evidence Suggests US Airways Jet Hit a Soft Body" LINK

2009: NEW YORK GOVERNOR DAVID PATTERSON:

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovett: "Gov’s political future is on life support – Dems" LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press William McCall: "Portland Mayor Won’t Resign Over Lying About Teen" LINK

The Christian Science Monitor’s Brian Whitley: "New Worries About Meth Trends" LINK

USA Today’s Peter Eisler: "Federal departments fall short on civil liberties" LINK

USA Today’s Peter Eisler: "Ex-ACLU lawyer settles into government role" LINK

Bloomberg’s Shannon Pettypiece, Tom Randall and Zachary Mider: “Pfizer’s Offer for Wyeth Weighed by Boards; Kindler to Lead” LINK

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