The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, February 23, 2009

Feb 23, 2009 5:25am

The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, February 23, 2009

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

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2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND THE ECONOMIC STIMULUS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Leslie Eaton: “Governors Agree on Woes But Disagree on Stimulus” LINK

USA Today’s Matt Kelley: “Lawmakers tiptoe bailout conflict-of-interest” LINK

ABC News’ Tahman Bradley: “Stimulus Controversy Overblown, NGA Leaders Say” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Obama to Name ‘Gumshoe’ to Keep Stimulus Honest” LINK

The Washington Times’ Tom LoBianco: “Governors suggest prudence with aid” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera: “Stimulus may be just the first chapter” LINK

The Washington Times’ Editorial Staff: “A return to welfare dependency” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Robert J. Samuelson: “The Stunted Economic Stimulus” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Obama Targets U.S. Deficit” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and John D. Mckinnon: “Obama Pushes Firmer Budget Rules” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley: “EPA Set to Move Toward Carbon-Dioxide Regulation” LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: “Obama aims to cut deficit in half by 2013” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “President’s Goal: Halving the Deficit by 2013” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth R. Bazinet: “Barack the Knife: Nothing is safe as President Obama pledges to wield ax” LINK

TIME Magazine’s Michael Scherer: “Can Obama Actually Achieve Entitlement Reform?” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Michael Hiltzik: “Obama recovery plan stimulates whining” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Simon: “Obama stimulus: More old school fix-ups, less New Deal grandeur” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons: “President Obama’s budget will seek to cut deficit in half” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “A warning for Obama on deficits” LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes: "Obama Finds Resistance in His Party on Addressing Social Security" LINK

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny: "Obama to Tell Congress How Agenda Will Aid Economy" LINK

The New York Times’ John Harwood: "Presidential Fiscal Pivot Comes Early This Time" LINK

The Washington Post’s Alec MacGillis: "Government Gets Chance To Prove It Can Work" LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: "Obama to name stimulus watchdog" LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: "Mixed spending messages from Obama" LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: "Obama: Deficit is Big, my plan is bigger" LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: "Sebelius, Obama yet to discuss HHS" LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budodd Brown: "Obama’s play host at White House" LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: "Obama vows to cut huge deficit in half" LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: "Obama defends Bush-era secrets" LINK

The Hill’s Bridget Johnson: "Obama’s Afghanistan strategy faces challenges" LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Jonathan Alter: “America’s New Shrink: Chin up, everyone. This president is well poised to bring us back from the brink” LINK

2009: ECONOMY:

The Los Angeles Times’ James Oliphant: “New checks, balances coming to financial industry” LINK

2009: SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

Bloomberg’s Indira A.R. Lakshmanan: “Clinton Uses Candor to Seek Engagement in Asia on First Trip” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS INAUGURATION:

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2009: CONGRESS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Timothy J. Alberta: “Congress Moves on Giving D.C. Full Voting Rights” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Lawmakers’ taste for pork returns to Capitol Hill” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jim McElhatton: “Postmaster’s pay to be probed” LINK

The Washington Times’ S.A. Miller: “Another massive spending bill on the agenda” LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes and Robert Pear: "Disagreements About Stimulus Embroil G.O.P." LINK

Politico’s Victoria McGrane: "2012 GOP possibles coy on shows" LINK

The Hill’s Reid Wilson: "Sen. Bunning counting Justice Ginsburg’s days" LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: "McConnell: Don’t raise taxes on the wealthy" LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Shridan: "Supporters Upbeat About Bill to Give D.C. a Vote in Congress" LINK

2009: SENATOR EDWARD KENNEDY:

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl: “Ted Kennedy Celebrates 77th Birthday” LINK

2009: STATE GOVERNORS:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “California Governor To Appear in Stallone Movie” LINK

Politico’s Alexander Burns & Alex Isenstadt: "Bobby Jindal’s big moment" LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: "Jindal, Crist face off on stimulus" LINK

The New York Times’ Danny Hakim and Nicholas Confessore: "Conceding Errors and Disarray, Paterson Vows to Regain Trust" LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: "Palin shuns spotlight to pick up the pieces" LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: "Schwarzenegger a team player for Obama" LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus: "Opinion Could Dampen Zeal To Classify Government Information" LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: "WH staff pay freeze to begin" LINK

The Washington Post’s Robert Barnes: "Legal Experts Propose Limiting Justices’ Powers, Terms" LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers & Carrie Budoff Brown: "Nationalization? Feds, Citi at the table" LINK

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Schwarzenegger to GOP: Put Aside Ideology” LINK

“Roundtable: Nationalizing the Banks” LINK

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