The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mar 17, 2009 5:12am

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, JUSTIN GRANT and LAURA GREENE

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2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND AMERICAN INSURANCE GROUP:

ABC News Nightline: "Closing Arguments: How to Punish AIG?" LINK

ABC News: "AIG Bonuses: What Can the White House Do?" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "GOP Senator: AIG Execs Should Follow Japanese Model — Suicide or Apology" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Two Weeks Ago: White House Says It’s Confident It Knows What Happened to Previous AIG Billions" LINK

ABC News’ Sarah Netter, Matt Jaffe, Kate Barrett, John Hendren and Alice Gomstyn: "Former CEO Hank Greenberg Piles on AIG for Bonuses" LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall, Barbara Hagenbaugh, John Fritze and Del Jones: "Critics blast AIG as flap escalates over bonuses" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman, Sudeep Reddy and Liam Pleven: “Political Heat Sears AIG” LINK

Bloomberg’s Karen Freifeld and Hugh Son: “AIG May Have to Reveal More Bonus Data, Faces Cuomo Subpoena” LINK

The New York Times’ Edmund Andrews and Jackie Calmes: “Obama in Effort to Undo Bonuses at A.I.G.” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear and Paul Kane: “Anger over Firm Depletes Obama’s Political Capital” LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers: "Obama: Block AIG bonuses" LINK

Politico’s Martin Kady II: "Grassley On AIG Execs: Quit Or Suicide" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael M. Phillips: “Shovels Are There, but the Readiness May Not Be” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon: “Group Forecasts Tax Bills under Obama’s Proposal” LINK

The Hill’s Susan Crabtree: "Analysis: Plan Would Not Block Bridge to Nowhere" LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju & Mike Allen: "Obama Tightens Reins On Capital" LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: "March Madness: How W.H. Plays Defense" LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer: “Obama’s AIG Outrage: All Talk, No Action” LINK

Time Magazine’s Massimo Calabresi: “Geithner Faces Questions As He Prepares to Roll Out Toxic Asset Plan” LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni and Sean Lengell: “Obama tries to block AIG’s bonuses” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jill Badanes: “Obama-ites wait for jobs — and sit tight” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Helen Kennedy: "Obama to bailed out AIG: ‘I will pursue every legal avenue to block bonuses" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: "Obama to headline Dem fundraiser despite downturn" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN POLICY:

The Washington Times’ Editorial Staff: “Obama and the Iranian bomb” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "Pew: Obama’s Poll Numbers are Slipping" LINK

The New York Times’ Neil A. Lewis: “Moderate Is Said to Be Pick for Court” LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson: “Obama Team derides Cheney’s Criticisms” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “President’s Visits Buoy Federal Employees” LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “White House dismisses Cheney attack” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas and Janet Hook: “Obama goes on the offensive” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Bryan Bender: “Gates readies big cuts in weapons” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Obama to sit down with Leno on ‘Tonight Show’" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "Barack branded chicken fingers spark anger" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Richard Sisk: "Secretary of State Clinton urges Ireland to take in Gitmo detainees" LINK

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

USA Today’s Wendy Koch: "Americans are moving on up to smaller, smarter homes" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Kate Linebaugh: “Detroit’s Pain Begins to Spread Into Wealthy Suburbs and Schools” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr. and John D. Stoll: “Obama to Avoid Auto Bankruptcies” LINK

Bloomberg’s Craig Torres: “Bernanke May Need ‘Massive’ Asset Buying to Counter Contraction” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan and Jon Ward: “Economy a likely blame game” LINK

The Washington Times’ Editorial Staff: “: Special projects still singled out” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera and Tom Hamburger: “Bonuses won’t be easy to recover” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “Obama seeks to stop AIG bonuses” LINK

2009: CONGRESS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “Dodd’s Safe Perch Is Shaken by Bailout” LINK

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage: “Obama Undercuts Whistle-Blowers, Senator Says” LINK

The Hill’s Aaron Blake: "Dems Press Specter To Switch Sides" LINK

The Hill’s Jeffrey Young: "GOP Uneasy As Allies Stray On Healthcare" LINK

2009: HEALTH CARE:

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: "Trial Lawyers Plan Health Care Fight" LINK

Time Magazine’s Karen Tumulty: “Two Dems Want to Scrap Employer Health Care” LINK

2009: DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “Minnesota Senate Standoff Plays Into GOP’s Hands” LINK

2009: NATIONAL SECURITY:

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: "GAO Passport Probe Reveals Security Flaws" LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "Alter on Target" LINK

ABC News Reporter’s Notebook by Terry McCarthy: "Iraq: Country Headed in New Direction" LINK

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook: "Poll: More view Afghan war as ‘mistake’" LINK

USA Today’s Marisol Bello: "Amnesty, public shame considered for tax dodgers" LINK

USA Today’s Ken Dilanian: "Reports question U.S. shield of Europe" LINK

The Washington Post’s Joe Davidson: “Pentagon Will Review System For Civilian Pay” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons and Mark Z. Barabak: “Obama to sit down with Leno on ‘The Tonight Show’” LINK

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Taking Bailout Bucks Back" LINK

"George on AIG Bonus Blunder" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Bonus Outrage" LINK

"George Looks at AIG Bonuses" LINK

"Obama Calls AIG Bonuses an ‘Outrage’" LINK

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