The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Feb 11, 2009 5:06am

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, JUSTIN GRANT, STEPHANIE WASH and LAURA GREENE

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2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS CABINET:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Sin City Mayor Says Obama’s Vegas Dis Ain’t Worth Craps" LINK

USA Today’s Traci Watson: "Salazar slows offshore-drilling plan" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear and Anne Kornblut: "Obama Paints America’s Choice as His Plan or Nothing" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas: “Obama campaigns for economic stimulus plan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ruth Simon: “Finding a Way to Stem Foreclosures Proves Tricky” LINK

The Boston Herald Op-Ed by Trudy Rubin: “Iran finds dilemma in Obama’s extended hand” LINK

Politico’s Roger Simon: "After The Speech, Time for a Drink" LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: "Obama: This Doesn’t Work, I Lose" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND THE ECONOMIC STIMULUS:

ABC News Nightline: "Closing Arguments: Will the Stimulus Work?" LINK

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: "Late-Night Stimulus Sausage-Making Video" LINK

ABC News’ Karen Travers: "Obama: Not a ‘Run of the Mill’ Recession" LINK

The Associated Press’ Andrew Taylor: "Negotiations Intensify on Final Stimulus Plan" LINK

USA Today’s Matt Krantz: "Big hopes for plan fade with lack of specifics" LINK

USA Today’s Jennifer Booth Reed: "Obama pitches stimulus plan to Floridians" LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn and Jeff Zeleny: "Senate Approves Stimulus and Begins Intense Talks" LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray: "Senate, House Begin Talks on Stimulus" LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin and Keith Richburg: "States Counting on Stimulus Aid to Balance Budgets" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas: “Obama campaigns for economic stimulus plan” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “To a degree, rhetoric contrasts with stimulus plan” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Oliphant: “Deal on stimulus bills mired in details” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Michael Hiltzik: “Signs of a stimulus plan bolder than the New Deal” LINK

 

Newsweek Magazine’s Howard Fineman: “Red State Stimulus: Why Obama should make New Orleans Exhibit A in his argument for economic recovery” LINK

The Washington Times’ S.A. Miller and David R. Sands: “Struggle begins on stimulus bills” LINK

The Washington Times’ Editorial Staff: “Health ‘efficiency’ can be deadly” LINK

The Washington Times’ Joe Barton: “How unstimulating” LINK

Time Magazine’s Tim Padgett: “GOP Governors: Split over Obama’s Stimulus Plan” LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “Obama stakes presidency on stimulus” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Jonathan Weisman: “Obama Seeks to Restore Some Stimulus Spending” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “Party-Line Vote on Stimulus Poses Risks for Both Sides” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael Corkery: “Tax Break Divides Large, Small Builders” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Cam Simpson and Brody Mullins: “Handful of Firms Benefit in Senate Bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael R. Crittenden: “Treasury Secretary Gets a Chilly Reception” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “Obama Aims to Help Homeowners, Wins Endorsement of Fla. Governor” LINK

Politico’s EAMON JAVERS: "Intel CEO Supports Stimulus Plan" LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: "Reid Gambling On $838B Stimulus" LINK

The Hill’s Jared Allen and Mike Soraghan: "Pelosi Not Cracking Under Conference Pressure" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: "Obama’s tough love rattles Wall Street" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Senate passes Obama’s $838 billion economic stimulus plan" LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "Who might benefit from the bailout" LINK

2009: FINANCIAL STABILITY PLAN/TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe and Scott Mayerowitz: "$2 Trillion More – Gasp – to Rescue the Economy" LINK

ABC News’ Katie Escherich: "Obama: ‘There Is No Easy Out’ for Wall Street" LINK

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: "The Krugman Democrats" LINK

ABC News’ Matt Jaffe: "Senate Republicans Grill Geithner for Greater Detail on Financial Plan" LINK

The Associated Press’ Jim Kuhnhenn: "Bankers to Appear Before Dubious Congress" LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: "Trillions aimed at financial recovery" LINK

The Washington Post’s Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan: "In Banking Crisis, Guys Get the Blame" LINK

The New York Times’ Edmund Andrews and Stephen Labaton: "Bailout Plan $2.5 Trillion and a Strong U.S. Hand" LINK

The New York Times’ Michael de la Merced and Zachery Kouwe: "Vulture Investors Eye Bad Assets, but Warily" LINK

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin: "Geithner Plan Lacks Freshness and Clarity" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Robert Gavin and Ross Kerber: “US sets massive bank rescue, stirs worries on Wall Street” LINK

The Washington Times’ Patrice Hill: “Obama bank plan skids on Wall Street” LINK

Time Magazine’s Massimo Calabresi: “Geithner’s Challenge: Selling a Plan Without the Details” LINK

Time Magazine’s Stephen Gandel: “Why Geithner’s Rescue Plan Spooked the Markets” LINK

Time Magazine’s Justin Fox: “Reviewing Tim Geithner’s Big Day” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Deborah Solomon: “Market Pans Bank Rescue Plan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Lattman, Scott Patterson and Serena Ng: “Wall Street Criticizes ‘Bad Bank’” LINK

Bloomberg’s Matthew Benjamin and Rebecca Christie: “Geithner Bank Rescue Pledges Greater Disclosure, Accountability” LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush and Walter Alarkon: "Fear, Uncertainty Grow As New Bailout Unveiled" LINK

The Hill’s Ian Swanson: "Closing bell, time to vote" LINK

Politico’s Victoria Mcgrane & Lisa Lerer: "Geithner Calls For Up To $2 Trillion" LINK

Politico’s Victoria Mcgrane & Lisa Lerer: "Gibbs to Tapper: "Geithner’s Bear Of A Day" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS INAUGURATION:

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2009: FIRST-LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

ABC News’ Yunji de Nies: "First Lady Visits Community Health Clinic" LINK

The New York Times’ Rachel Swarns: "Michelle Obama Extends Vogue Tradition" LINK

2009: VICE-PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN:

The Washington Post’s David Broder: "Biden Is Surprised at Criticism of Plan" LINK

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

USA Today’s Greg Toppo: "Big cuts loom for education: 574,000 jobs at risk" LINK

The Associated Press: "Nike says it may cut up to 1,400 jobs in restructuring" LINK

The Associated Press: "Elevator music maker Muzak files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy" LINK

The New York Times’ Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley: "G.M. to Cut 10,000 Salaried Workers" LINK

The New York Times’ Eric Lipton: "Advisers’ Citigroup Ties Raise Questions" LINK

The Washington Post’s David Cho and Lori Montgomery: "Wall Street Slams Plan with Sell-Off" LINK

The Washington Post’s Amit Paley: "Facing Oversight, Banks Go on the Offense" LINK

The Washington Post’s Binyamin Appelbaum: "Prospective Buyers of Toxic Assets Wary of Plan" LINK

The Washington Post’s Steven Pearlstein: "Big Lessons in Finance from a Little Bank You’ve Never Heard Of" LINK

The Washington Post’s Ylan Mui: "Wal-Mart to Eliminate Up to 800 Jobs at Headquarters" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Gregory B. Hladky: “Slots slip, chips are down, and casino workers suffer” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Suzanne Muchnic: “L.A. musuems’ collections grow despite poor economy” LINK

2009: DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: "Transparency Department: Will Dems" LINK

2009: CONGRESS:

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: "Maine Senators Break with Republican Party on Stimulus" LINK

The New York Times’ Neil Lewis: "Agent Claims Evidence on Stevens Was Concealed" LINK

The Boston Herald Op-Ed by Jonah Goldberg: “When center isn’t right” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: "Crist: ‘I’m Trying To Be Practical’" LINK

The Hill’s Susan Crabtree: "Dems’ Ethical Troubles Reminiscent of Gopers’ Headaches As Majority" LINK

The Hill’s Jared Allen "House Democrats Reject Salary Increases" LINK

The Hill’s Alex Isenstadt: "Cornyn Overhauls NRSC Fund Raising" LINK

2009: SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

ABC News’ Kirit Radia: "Hillary Clinton Launches E-Suggestion Box..’The Secretary is Listening’" LINK

ABC News’ Kirit Radia: "Clinton open to more engagement with Iran" LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

USA Today’s Emily Bazar: "Some places revisit immigration laws" LINK

The New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick: "Lobbyist Inquiry Appears to Be Widening" LINK

The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig and Paul Kane: "Raided Firms Have Murtha Ties" LINK

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: "Man With Gun Arrested Near Capitol” LINK

The Hill’s Roxana Tiron: "After FBI raid, Top Defense Lobbying Firm Falling Apart" LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: "Obama Allies Attack GOP Leadership" LINK

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Obama Calls Senate Passage of Bill ‘Good News’" LINK

"Sam Donaldson on Republican Risk" LINK

"Exclusive: Obama: No ‘Easy Out’ for Wall St." LINK

"Geithner Unveils Financial Stability Plan" LINK

"First Lady Gets to Know D.C. Community" LINK

"George’s Report Card" LINK

 

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