The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mar 10, 2009 5:08am

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 LAURA GREENE

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

Follow ABC News Correspondents on Twitter: LINK

ABC News Mobile: LINK

ABC News on your iPhone/iPod Touch: LINK

2009: TREASURY SECRETARY TIM GEITHNER:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "Democratic Lawmaker Laments Geithner’s ‘Mistake’" LINK

ABC News’ Matt Jaffe: "Economic Boat’s Not Taking on Water, But Not Pumped Out Yet, Hoyer Says" LINK

The Associated Press: "Geithner hears Dems’ economic anxieties" LINK

Politicos’ Victoria Mcgrane & Patrick O’connor: "Geithner Tries To Reassure Dems" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE BUDGET AND THE ECONOMY:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Romer: Obama Administration Helped Country Survive "Biggest Macro-Economic Shock" in its History" LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes and Carl Hulse: “Obama’s Budget Faces Test Among Party Barons” LINK

The Hill’s Ian Swanson and Silla Brush: "A $210 Billion Mystery Inside Obama Budget" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND STEM-CELL RESEARCH:

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Obama Puts His Own Spin on Mix of Science with Science” LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson: “Obama Reverses Bush Policy on Stem Cell Research” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Funding of embryo experiments OK’d” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HEALTH CARE REFORM:

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “’Snowflake’ baby stars opposite Obama” LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “Dean touts ‘perfect’ Obama health plan” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Karen Travers and Sunlen Miller: "Obama Will Continue Signing Statements; Calls for Review of His Predecessor’s" LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "’Circuit Overload’" LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "H. Rodgin Cohen Likely for Treasury Deputy" LINK

ABC News Nightline: "Closing Arguments: Obama’s Stem Cell Move" LINK

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and Luis Martinez: "EXCLUSIVE: Top General in Iraq Says ‘If They Ask Us to Stay We Will Probably Stay’" LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: "Obama limits use of signing statements" LINK

Time Magazine’s Aryn Baker: “Talking with the Taliban: Obama Idea Draws Skepticism” LINK

Time Magazine’s Massimo Calabresi: “Tim Geithner’s Hiring! And His Critics Hope It’s Soon” LINK

Politico’s Craig Gordon: "’Nancy Reagan Praises Obama" LINK

Politico’s’ Josh Gerstein: "Obama: Ignore Signing Statements" LINK

Bloomberg’s Jonathan D. Salant: “Obama Spending Splinters Alliances among Republicans, Business” LINK

Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols: “Obama Orders Reviews of Past Presidential Signing Statements” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt, Damian Paletta, and Jonathan Weisman: “Treasury Plans Small-Business Aid” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Margery Eagan: “Barack Obama’s nerd herd needs to man up” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Tankersley and Noam N. Levey: “Obama moves to strengthen role of science in policy” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND EDUCATION:

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: "Beneficiaries of Sallie Mae, Nelnet Fight Obama’s Student-Aid Proposal" LINK

2009: SUPREME COURT:

The Hill’s Aaron Blake: "Supreme Court Narrows Minority District Protections" LINK

2009: ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/AUTO INDUSTRY/BANK BAILOUT:

USA Today’s David J. Lynch: "Depression lessons: Keep on spending" LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: "24 million go from ‘thriving’ to ‘struggling’" LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall: "Economy inspires public service" LINK

USA Today’s Sandra Block: "Government’s direct student loan program gets a boost" LINK

The Washington Times’ David M. Dickson: “World loses more than $50 trillion” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta, Jon Hilsenrath, and Enrich: “U.S. Weighs Further Steps for Citi” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ralph Vartabedian: “Taking aim at TARP” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Tom Petruno: “No sign yet of bear-market bounce” LINK

2009: FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

The Los Angeles Times’ Frank James: “Obama orders review of Bush’s signing statements” LINK

2009: CONGRESS:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Report: GOP Senators About to Protest Chas Freeman" LINK

ABC News’ David Chalian: "Sen. Specter’s Apocalyptic Explanation" LINK

Time Magazine’s Justin Horwath and Andy Mannix: “Coleman and Franken Still Battle, as Minnesota Awaits a Senator” LINK

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage: “Obama Looks to Limit Impact of Tactic Bush Used to Sidestep New Laws” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear: “Obama Pledges to Limit Use of Signing Statements” LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: "Senate Dems Say They Have Omnibus Votes" LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: "’I Don’t Want Him To Fail’" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Melanie Trottman and Brody Mullins: “Labor Bill Faces Threat in Senate” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid and Greg Hitt: “Fight on Bill Augurs Woes for Democrats” LINK

2009: DEMOCRATS/G.O.P.:

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl: "Famed Republican Strategist Resurfaces in Small-Town Election" LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray: “Democrats Stung by Dissenters” LINK

2009: NANCY PELOSI:

Politico’s Glenn Thrush: "GOP goal: Sinking Pelosi’s poll numbers?" LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press: "Report: Attacks rise on Afghan security forces" LINK

The Washington Post’s Anthony Faiola: “U.S. to Toughen Its Stance On Trade” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman: “Group Finds Intelligence Gap Persists” LINK

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"President’s Full Plate" LINK

"New Course for U.S. Foreign Policy?" LINK

"Obama Lifts Stem Cell Restrictions" LINK

"Shelby: ‘Dead’ Banks Should Close" LINK

"Debate Over Letting Banks Fail" LINK

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