The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, February 16, 2009

Feb 16, 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: PETER MARTINEZ, LAURA GREENE, CARRIE HALPERIN, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, JAYCE HENDERSON, STEPHANIE WASH and JUSTIN GRANT

2009: BOOKMARKS:

The Note: LINK

The Must-Reads Online: LINK

ABC News Politics: LINK

The Political Punch (Jake Tapper): LINK

Radar: LINK

George’s Bottom Line (George Stephanopoulos): LINK

ABC News Mobile: LINK

ABC News on your iPhone/iPod Touch: LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Associated Press’ Steven R. Hurst: "Obama to Appoint Panel for Auto Recovery" LINK

ABC News’ Tahman Bradley: "McCain: "Obama’s ‘New Politics’ Off to a Bad Start"" LINK

The Associated Press’ David Espo: "Obama to Sign Stimulus Bill Tuesday" LINK

The Associated Press’ Ken Thomas and Tom Krisher: "Obama to Appoint Panel for Auto Recovery" LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall: "Obama’s next task: Tackling housing woes" LINK

The Associated Press: "E-book captures kids’ hopes for Obama" LINK

The New York Times’ Bill Vlasic: "To Fix Detroit, Obama Is Said to Drop Plan for Car Czar" LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: "Obama Confronts a Choice on Copters" LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper: "This President’s Escape Is Sweet Home Chicago" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael D. Shear and Paul Kane" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael D. Shear: "Obama Aides Cite Bipartisan Success" LINK

The Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly: "HHS Vacancy Stalls Health Agenda, Advocates Say" LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “Obama to ease curbs on CEO pay” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Andrew Romano: “Our Model Marriage” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Jonathan Alter: “Poof Goes the Purple Dream” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Farah Stockman: “Speedy recovery is called unlikely” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Wallsten: “Liberals not pleased with go-slow approach by Obama” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons: “Obama vows to turn next to housing crisis” LINK

Politico’s Michael Calderone: "Axelrod Punts On Fairness Doctrine" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Deborah Solomon: “Obama Will Not Name ‘Car Czar’ to Oversee Detroit” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. McKinnon: “Axelrod: Obama Has ‘Solid’ Housing Plan” LINK

Bloomberg’s John Hughes: “Obama Opts Against ‘Car Czar’; Geithner, Summers to Head Team” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Mike Lupica: "Naysayers in media and partisans in both parties are undermining Obama" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Dave Goldiner: "Obama scores on court say hoopsters" LINK

2009: SENATOR BURRIS:

The Associated Press’ Rupa Shenoy: "Illinois GOP Leader Calls on Sen. Burris to Resign" LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “Burris denies lying to impeachment panel” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Rick Pearson and Janet Hook: “Burris defends contacts with Blagojevich” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: "’I Was Answering Other Questions’" LINK

Politico’s Glenn Thrush: "Burris: Blago Asked For $10k" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Douglas Belkin and David Kesmodel: “Burris Defends Himself Amid Calls for His Resignation” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND THE ECONOMIC STIMULUS:

The Los Angeles Times’ James Oliphant and Janet Hook: “Economic stimulus money will reach nearly all” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Janet Hook: “Stimulus struggle hints at a party showdown” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Silva: “Obama calls stimulus ‘a major milestone’” LINK

Politico’s Glenn Thrush: "The 7 Stimulus Lessons For The Dems" LINK

Politico’s Amie Parnes: "Schumer: Inaction ‘risks a depression" LINK

2009: FINANCIAL STABILITY PLAN/TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER:

ABC News’ John Hendren: "Nationalization: Is It the Only Answer to Save Banks?" LINK

Bloomberg’s Simon Kennedy and Rebecca Christie: “Geithner Pressed by G-7 to Move Fast on Bank Bailout” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS INAUGURATION:

Buy the ABC News DVD: "A Moment in History – The Inauguration of Barack Obama" LINK

2009: FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

The Associated Press’ Darlene Superville: "Michelle Obama getting to know D.C." LINK

2009: ECONOMY/JOB LOSS/AUTO INDUSTRY/BAILOUT:

ABC News’ Mike Von Fremd and Nicole Young: "Stimulating Phoenix: City Looks for Bailout" LINK

The New York Times’ Monica Davey: "States and Cities in Scramble for Stimulus Cash" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Fletcher: "For Social Programs, Long-Awaited Boost" LINK

The Hill’s Mike Soraghan: "Once Radical, Nationalization Attracts GOP Support" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Thomas DeFrank: "Take over banks? Idea has currency" LINK

2009: CONGRESS:

The New York Times’ Monica Davey: "Burris Defends His Evolving Description of Talks" LINK

The Washington Post’s Manuel Roig-Franzia and Paul Kane: "Two Moderate GOP Senators Give Big Voice to Little Maine" LINK

The Washington Post’s Amy Gardner: "Democrats’ Slim Victories In Va. Build GOP’s Hopes" LINK

2009: SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

ABC News Radar: "Clinton Tough on North Korea on First Trip Abroad" LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: "Clinton Criticizes Bush on N. Korea" LINK

The Washington Times’ Nicolas Kralev: “Clinton discounts North Korea uranium threat” LINK

Time Magazine’s Massimo Calabresi: “Will Beijing Respond to Clinton’s Wish List?” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Paul Richter and Peter Spiegel: “Clinton aims to make her mark in China” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon: “In Asia, Clinton to Seek Alliance on Financial Crisis” LINK

Bloomberg’s Indira A.R. Lakshmanan: “Clinton Says Asia Trip to Focus on Global Economy, North Korea” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Richard Sisk: "Clinton not acting like she’s lost clout in Obama administration" LINK

2009: DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

Bloomberg’s James Rowley: “Democrats May Be Headed to Showdown with Obama over Bush Probes” LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press’ Tomoko A. Hosaka: "Japan Economy Shrinks at Fastest Rate in 35 Years" LINK

The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus: "From New DNI, Moderate View on North Korea and Warning about Iran’s Role in Afghanistan" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stu Woo: “California Lawmakers Fail to Pass Budget” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Thomas DeFrank: "Obama aide: It’s Dick who’s soft in the head" LINK

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Stimulus Debate: Is Bipartisanship Dead?" LINK

"Sen. Graham: We’re ‘Screwed’" LINK

"Green Room: Sam Strangelove" LINK

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