The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Jan 14, 2009 5:31am

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, LAURA GREENE, JAYCE HENDERSON, JUSTIN GRANT and STEPHANIE WASH

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2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"New iPhone App for Inauguration" LINK

"Slam-Dunk for Sen. Hillary Clinton" LINK

"Obama-nomics on Capitol Hill" LINK

"Potential First Dogs Face-Off" LINK

"Tapper on Inaugural War Games" LINK

"George on Geithner" LINK

"Internet Hit Earns Inaugural Invite" LINK

"Eight Years Later: Bush’s First Days" LINK

"Joe the War Correspondent" LINK

"Did Missing Pilot Fake His Own Crash?" LINK

"Walters Disturbed by Palin’s Remarks" LINK

2009: CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST:

The Associated Press’ Ibrahim Barzak and Christopher Torchia: "Israeli Forces Storm Gaza City Neighborhood" LINK

ABC News’ Simon McGregor-Wood: "An End in Sight? Israel, Hamas to Hammer out Cease-Fire" LINK

The Associated Press’ "Israel pounds Gaza as rockets strike from Lebanon" LINK

2009: BERNARD MADOFF:

ABC News’ Richard Esposito: "Government Tries Again to Jail Madoff" LINK

2009: TREASURY SECRETARY-ELECT TIMOTHY GEITHNER:

ABC News Nightline: "Closing Arguments: Geithner’s Tax Problem?" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "A Rocky Road for Treasury Secretary-Designee Geithner?" LINK

ABC World Newser: "Trouble for Obama’s Nominee? Or Bump in the Road?" LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: "Geithner’s tax issues called ‘honest mistakes’" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons and James Oliphant: “Treasury nominee faces tax questions” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “Treasury pick failed to pay taxes” LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes: "Geithner Questioned on Tax Returns" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael D. Shear and Lori Montgomery: "Treasury Nominee Accounts for Own Tax Errors" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE WHITE HOUSE TRANSITION:

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

ABC News’ Jake Tapper, Jennifer Duck and Sunlen Miller: "Bush & Obama Officials Play ‘War Games’" LINK

The Associated Press’ Andrew O. Selsky: "Closing Gitmo Requires Tough Judgments on Inmates" LINK

The Associated Press: "Canada to talk oil sands with Obama" LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page and Richard Wolf: "Bush queues up anecdotes, first for Obama" LINK

The Associated Press’ "Obamas choose designer for White House" LINK

USA Today’s Traci Watson: "Energy pick Chu warmly received at Senate" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Wallsten: “Retooling Obama’s campaign machine for the long haul” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Noam N. Levey: “Struggling states cut healthcare for poor before Obama can bolster coverage” LINK

Time Magazine’s Amy Sullivan: “Obama’s Other Breakthrough: A Big-City President” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jerry Seper: “Vilsack’s revolving door on energy” LINK

The New York Times’ Juliet Macur: "Obama’s Message a Boon for Merchandisers" LINK

The New York Times: "Dinner Party Goes Bipartisan" LINK

The Washington Post’s Maria Glod: "Education Nominee Is Warmly Received in Senate" LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray and Ceci Connolly: "House Set to Pass Child Health Bill" LINK

The Washington Post’s Manuel Roig-Franzia: "Calderon Offers Advice to Obama" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Obama Treasury Secretary Nominee in trouble over taxes, housekeeper" LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: "Obama Tamps Down Dissent" LINK

The Hill’s Nia-Malika Henderson: "Obama Pens Letter To His Daughters" LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers: "Obama Team’s Talking Points On Geithner" LINK

Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel: "Obama Enters Lion’s Den – For Dinner" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE INAUGURATION:

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward and Dan Leaderman: “Obama’s big day declared ‘emergency’” LINK

The New York Times’ Brian Stelter: "News Outlets Hope to Capitalize on Inauguration" LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Emergency Declared for Inauguration" LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Aratani: "At Rallies, giving Please a Chance" LINK

The Washington Post’s Jacqueline Salmon: "Historic Church Will Host President-Elect on Big Day" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "Obama’s inauguration is the most expensive ever at $160 million" LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: "Inaugural Tickets Scalped on Craigslist" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

The Associated Press’ Liz Sidoti: "Stakes High in Bailout Vote for Obama, Democrats" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David Lazarus: “Obama’s New New Deal needs to be a bigger deal” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas: “Democrats push Obama for smaller tax cut in stimulus package” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jay Newton Small: “Obama Urges Congress Not to Block the Bailout” LINK

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin and David Cho: "Fed Backs Obama’s Bailout Request" LINK

2009: VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT JOE BIDEN:

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: "Biden Wraps Up Foreign Trip" LINK

2009: SENATOR HILLARY CLINTON:

ABC News’ Rick Klein, Kirit Radia and Kate Barrett: "’Smart Power’ Is Clinton’s Vow at Hearings" LINK

USA Today’s Ken Dilanian: "Clinton says U.S. must use ‘smart power’" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Paul Richter: “Hillary Clinton promises new approach to diplomacy” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Farah Stockman: “Clinton says she would embrace climate, arms treaties” LINK

The Washington Times’ Nicolas Kralev: “Clinton touts ‘smart power’ use” LINK

Time Magazine’s Massimo Calabresi: “Just One Blip in Hillary Clinton’s Senate Lovefest: Bill’s Donations” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Michael Hirsh: “The Clinton Conundrum” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Landler: "Clinton Pledges Tough Diplomacy and a Fast Start" LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: "At Confirmation Hearing, Clinton Talks of Engagement with Iran" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: "It’s smooth sailing for Hillary Clinton’s at confirmation hearing" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Goodwin: "She passed with flying colors except for Bubba blind spot" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon: "Clinton to Engage Iran and Syria Soon" LINK

The Hill’s Klaus Marre, Reid Wilson and Samuel Rubenfeld: "Clinton Garners Accolades, Faces Few Tough Questions" LINK

2009: ECONOMY/AUTO INDUSTRY:

ABC News Analysis by Scott F. Clent: "A Razz on the Economy as Bush Heads South" LINK

The Associated Press Madlen Read: "Citigroup, Morgan Stanley Merge Brokerages" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Lisa Girion and Mark Medina: “Hospitals feel ill effects of recession” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jessica Guynn: “Yahoo names tech veteran Carol Bartz as new CEO” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter G. Gosselin and Jim Puzzanghera: “Use bailout balance to buy financial firms’ toxic assets, Bernanke urges” LINK

The Washington Times’ Editorial Staff: “No tax cut fantasies” LINK

The Washington Times’ Michael New: “Bailing out the states” LINK

The New York Times’ Edmund L. Andrews and Eric Dash: "Banks Are in need of Even more Bailout Money" LINK

The New York Times’ Eric Lipton and Ron Nixon: "In Michigan, Bank Lends Little of Its Bailout Funds" LINK

The New York Times’ David M. Herszenhorn: "Democrats See Programs on Proposal for Economy" LINK

The Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein: "Unfairly Rewarding Greedy Bankers, and Why It works" LINK

The Washington Post’s Binyamin Appelbaum: "Pressured Citigroup Spins Off Brokerage" LINK

The Washington Post’s David Hilzenrath: "AIG Moving Slowly on Asset Sales to Pay Debt" LINK

The Hill’s Roxana Tiron: "Recession May Ground Space Flights" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Staff: "Citigroup Ready to Shrink Itself by a Third” LINK

The Hill’s Molly K. Hooper: "House Conservatives Poised to Release Stimulus Plan" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Staff: "Global Trade Posts Sharp Decline" LINK

2009: DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

Politico’s John Bresnahan: "GOP Setting Up Roadblocks For Holder" LINK

2009: CURRENT ADMINISTRATION:

USA Today’s Richard Wolf and Susan Page: "Bush: Security America’s biggest challenge" LINK

The Associated Press: "Bush says he lost money in meltdown too" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Julian E. Barnes: “Security no longer Iraqi’s key worry, Pentagon says” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Bob Woodward: “U.S. military tortured Guantanamo detainee, tribunal overseer says” LINK

2009: SENATE:

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: "Senate Dems to Hold Three Vote Edge on Most Panels" LINK

The Hill’s Michael O’Brien: "Pelosi’s Cats Co-Star with Rick Astley" LINK

2009: ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Washington Post’s Steven Mufson: "At Hearing, Chu Tempers Comments on Gas Tax, Coal" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power: "Chu Softens Views on Coal, Nuclear Power" LINK

2009: GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN:

USA Today’s On Deadline: "Palin: ‘Bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie annoy me’" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Rainey: “Palin is getting in her own way” LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News’ Sarah Netter and Marisa Bramwell: "Pilot Suspected of Faking Death Captured in Fla." LINK

The New York Times’ Dirk Johnson: "Judge Issues Warrant for Missing Banker" LINK

ABC News’ Phoebe Natanson: "Foul Escape for Italian Mafia Boss" LINK

ABC News’ Theresa Cook: "Report Raps Bradley Schlozman, Former Justice Department Official, for Political Bias" LINK

USA Today’s Calum MacLeod: "More Chinese are willing to challenge legal system" LINK

The New York Times’ Eric Lichtblau: "Criticism of Ex-Official in Hiring at Justice Dept." LINK

The New York Times’ John Eligon: "Paterson Picks Chief Judge Nominee" LINK

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward: "Detainee Tortured, Says U.S. Official" LINK

The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang: "Change Sweeping to the FCC" LINK

The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig: "LaHood Sponsored Millions in Earmarks" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovett and Glenn Blain: "Andrew Cuomo talked to Gov. Paterson about Senate Seat" LINK

 

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