The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, March 20, 2009

Mar 20, 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, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, JAYCE HENDERSON, STEPHANIE WASH and JUSTIN GRANT

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND "THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO":

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Obama on His Bowling Skills: ‘Like the Special Olympics’" LINK

USA Today’s William M. Welch: "Presidential chat is late-night coup for Leno" LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt: "GOP mocks Obama on NCAA brackets, Leno" LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt: "W.H. walks back On ‘Special Olympics’" LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper: “For Obama, Talk about Economy Goes into Late Night” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Nancy Dillon: "Obama shares laughs, talks economy on ‘Tonight Show’" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Bill Hutchinson: "Obama sorry for insensitive Special Olympics dig on ‘Tonight Show’" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "TARP Corps. Owe More than $220M in Back Taxes" LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: "For Tactics of Change, Obama Takes Budget Lead From Gipper" LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson: “Obama Shops Budget Plans In Crash-Strapped California” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “Beefy Resume for a Giant Job: Policing Stimulus Spending” LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "Obama Facing Key Battles" LINK

Politico’s Jim Vandehei & Mike Allen: "Obama Struggles As Communicator" LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: "A Message to Iran" LINK

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny: “As Author, Obama Earns Big Money and a New Deal” LINK

The Washington Post’s Garance Franke-Ruta: “Obama Made Nearly $2.5 Million From Books in ‘08” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon: “Obama Video Message Reaches Out to Iranians” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "Obama, Coach K duke it out over President’s tourney picks" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Celeste Katz: "Gov. Schwarzenegger offers praise for Obama" LINK

OBAMA AND MEXICO:

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: "Pelosi Urges Obama To Step Up Aid To Battle Mexican Drug Cartels" LINK

AIG:

ABC’s The World Newser: "Question of the Day: Should the Names of Those Who Got Bonuses Go Public?" LINK

ABC News Nightline: "Closing Arguments: Taxing as a Weapon" LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "No Senate Vote on AIG Bonuses Tonight" LINK

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Matthew Jaffe: "Dodd vs. Treasury: Who Is Responsible for AIG Loophole?" LINK

ABC News The Note: "Dodd under Fire Over AIG Bonuses" LINK

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: "House votes to levy heavy tax on bonuses of AIG, others" LINK

Bloomberg’s Ryan J. Donmoyer: “Bonus-Tax Plan Heads to Senate After House Passes 90% Levy” LINK

Bloomberg’s Karen Freifeld: “Probes of AIG Bonuses Started by New Jersey, 18 Other States” LINK

TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER:

Politico’s Eamon Javers: "Geithner: Treas. Expressed Concerns To Dodd" LINK

FIRST FAMILY:

The New York Times’ Rachel Swarns: “First Lady Leads Famous Women to Schools” LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS:

ABC News’ Scott Mayerowitz: "The Bright Side of Big Bonuses" LINK

ABC News’ Elisabeth Leamy and Vanessa Weber: "Gold Rush: People Rush to Sell Gold Instead of Finding It" LINK

USA Today’s Gregg Zoroya: "Jobless rate at 11.2% for veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan" LINK

USA Today’s Rick Hampson: "New Jersey community offers lessons for today’s economy" LINK

USA Today’s Leslie Cauley: "Cellphone users cut back on contracts during recession" LINK

USA Today’s Roger Yu: "Economy could take toll on luxury of Middle East airlines" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson: “Plan to Let Judges Alter Loans Stalls” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Hill’s Aaron Blake: "Storm Center Hanging Over Chris Dodd" LINK

The Hill’s Susan Crabtree and Bob Cusack: "Tax Panel Feels Tighter Pelosi Grip" LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse and David Herszenhorn: “House Passes Heavy Tax on Bonuses at Rescued Firms” LINK

The New York Times’ Raymond Hernandez and Thomas Kaplan: “Connecticut Senator Draws Voters’ Ire for His Bonus Role” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jane Zhang: “Lawmakers Criticize Food Industry Over Inspections” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The Hill’s Mike Soraghan: "Democrats’ Blame Game" LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “Campaign Vow to Call Armenians’ Deaths Genocide to Be Tested” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and John D. Mckinnon: “Democrats Angle for Health-Care Edge” LINK

The New York Daily News’ James Gordon Meek: "Most at Gitmo don’t pose threat former Bush aide says" LINK

GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN:

ABC News’ Imtiyaz Delawala: "Palin on Stimulus: Thanks, But No Thanks" LINK

FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin and Del Quentin Wilber: “Judge Blocks Rule Permitting Concealed Guns in U.S. Parks” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Former President aims to bring reader inside Oval Office with book" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press’ Robert H. Reid: "As Iraq War Enters 7th Year, Focus on Politics" LINK

USA Today’s Joan Biskupic: “Supreme Court considers anti-Clinton movie" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Jake Tapper on the Obama Trip West" LINK

"Obama’s California Sales Trip" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Obama’s Defense" LINK

"Bonus Packages and Class War" LINK

"First Lady Reaches Out to School Kids" LINK

"Where Violence Still Reigns in Iraq" LINK

"George’s Bottom Line on AIG" LINK

"Loophole Allowed AIG Bonuses" LINK

"Kimmel: AIG’s Brand New Ad Campaign" LINK

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