The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, February 27, 2009

Feb 27, 2009 5:22am

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, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, JAYCE HENDERSON, JUSTIN GRANT and LAURA GREENE

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2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND THE BUDGET:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Obama Shifts Course with $3.5 Trillion Budget" LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf, David Jackson and Mimi Hall: "Unprecedented size, scope in president’s proposal" LINK

USA Today’s Kevin Johnson: "Stimulus funds new police officers" LINK

USA Today: "Budget expands tax cuts, military spending" LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes: "Obama Plans Major Shifts in Spending" LINK

The New York Times’ John Harwood: "In Budget Choices, a Test of Obama’s Political Skills" LINK

The New York Times’ David Leonhardt: "Obama’s Budget Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas" LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz: "Ambitious Blueprint a Big Risk the President Is Willing to Take" LINK

The Politico’s Kenneth Vogel: "Obama pledge could hamper Dems" LINK

The Politico’s Josh Gerstein: "Obama’s flick-of-a-pen budget savings" LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “America’s $3 trillion IOU” LINK

The Washington Times’ Donald Lambro: “Obama’s budget to raise small-business taxes” LINK

The Washington Times Terrence P. Jeffrey: “Deficit charade” LINK

The Washington Times’ Cal Thomas: “The president and the governor” LINK

The Washington Times’ David M. Dickson: “Deficit decline based on rosy scenario” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “Blueprint Finds Support, Unease on Capitol Hill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Martin Vaughan: “President Takes Aim at Foreign Profits” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jessica Holzer: “Obama Budget Plan Boosts Resources to Combat Mortgage Fraud” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ryan J. Donmoyer and Roger Runningen: “Obama’s Deficit Plans May Use Over-Optimistic Growth Forecasts” LINK

Bloomberg’s Matthew Benjamin: “Crisis Gives Obama a Chance to Make Long-Term Electoral Gains” LINK

The Los Angeles Times News Analysis by Janet Hook: “Obama’s budget is the end of an era” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Maura Reynolds and Peter Nicholas: “Obama’s budget trades steep deficits for broad goals” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Amy Schatz: “U.S. Stimulus Funds Begin to Flow at Different Speeds” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "$3,500,000,000, 000! Obama unveils $3.5 trillion budget" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND TAXES:

The Politico’s Josh Gerstein: "Dem backlash to Obama tax plan?" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook: "Obama plans to pull troops from Iraq by August 2010" LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama names head of AIDS policy office" LINK

USA Today’s Greg Toppo and Mary Beth Marklein: "Obama aims high for higher education" LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama to lawmakers: Troops to leave Iraq by ’10" LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut and Paul Kane: "Democrats Assail Plan For Pulling Out Troops" LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: "National Security Structure Is Set" LINK

The Politico’s Jeanne Cummings: "Class warfare returns to Washington" LINK

The Hill’s Reid Wilson and Ian Swanson: "Obama tightens up appointments after gaffes" LINK

The Washington Times’ Eli Lake: “Obama’s intelligence pick linked to Saudi Arabia” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small: “Spurred by Obama, Health Care Moves to the Front Burner” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Howard Fineman: “’Fast Break’ Obama: Moving at the speed of light, the new president aims to score early victories, and keep critics on their toes” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s John Barry: “Reality on the Ground: Despite Obama’s campaign promise to withdraw U.S. soldiers from Iraq in 16 months, troops are likely to remain in the country for years” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Bolton criticizes ‘radical’ Obama as ‘bad news’ for U.S.” LINK

Bloomberg’s Rich Miller: “Obama Must Counter Spite Over Bailouts to Conquer Recession” LINK

Boston Globe Op-Ed Scot Lehigh: “Obama’s Olympian feat on the economy” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Noam N. Levey: “’Conscience’ rule on abortions may be overturned” LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "It’s like Christmas in Feb. for New York" LINK

2009: ECONOMY/HOUSING/AUTO INDUSTRY/BAILOUT:

Worked to the Bone by Your Cash-Strapped Company? ABC News Wants to Know Your Story: LINK

The Associated Press: "Calderon: US Should Fix Economy, Then Immigration" LINK

ABC News’ Scott Mayerowitz: "Consumer Reports’ Top Five Economical Cars" LINK

ABC News’ Richard Esposito and Brian Ross: "Bank Bonus Showdown: Just Who Approved $3.6 Billion Payout?" LINK

USA Today’s Jason Paul: "Frugal Families say cutting costs long term is hard" LINK

USA Today’s Chris Woodyard: "’Consumer Reports’ puts Chrysler, GM in bottom spots" LINK

The New York Times’ Eric Dash: "U.S. Is Said to Agree to Raise Stake in Citigroup" LINK

The Politico’s John Ward Anderson: "Budget winners and losers" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jessica Holzer and Corey Boles: “House ‘Cram Down’ Vote Delayed” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera: “Cost of banking industry rescue could double” LINK

2009: SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

Boston Globe Editorial Staff: “Clinton’s stumbling start” LINK

2009: CONGRESS:

The New York Times’ Mark Mazzatti: "Senate Panel to Pursue Investigation of C.I.A." LINK

The Washington Post’s Joby Warrick: "Senate Panel to Examine CIA Detainee Handling" LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: "Reid joins Pelosi in opposing weapons ban revival" LINK

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: "Senate approves granting D.C. a House vote" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman: “Senate Panel to Probe CIA Interrogations” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Timothy J. Alberta: “Senate Vote Gives District a Voting House Member” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Greg Miller: “Senate to investigate CIA’s actions under Bush” LINK

2009: DEMOCRATS/GOP:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: "Cantor Emerges as GOP Voice" LINK

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: "Kos to Dems: Toe Populist Line — or Else" LINK

Boston Globe Editorial: “Bobby Jindal, dewonkified” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Olivia Smith: "Rising GOP star panned over Obama rebuttal" LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News Nightline: "Closing Arguments: Photographing America’s War Dead" LINK

ABC News’ Luis Martinez: "Gates Lifts Dover Ban" LINK

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and Lauren Sher: "U.S. Ready to Respond to N.Korea Missile" LINK

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Karen Travers: "Bush Talks About Life Outside the White House" LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan and Hamil Harris: "D.C. Voting Measure Clears The Senate" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Pui-Wing Tam: “How Nationalization Found a Way Into My Vegetable Soup” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Thomas DeFrank: "D.C. gets full voting House member" LINK

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Sam Donaldson through the Years" LINK

"Obama’s $3.5 Trillion Budget" LINK

"Obama and Health Care Reform" LINK

"George on Obama’s ‘Flexible Strategy’" LINK

"Stevie Wonder Rocks the White House" LINK

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