The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Mar 3, 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, STEPHANIE WASH, JUSTIN GRANT and LAURA GREENE


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2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HEALTH CARE:


USA Today’s Richard Wolf and Mimi Hall: "Obama taps 2 to monitor health care overhaul" LINK

ABC News’ David Chalian: "Blue Dog to Obama: Health Care Shouldn’t Increase Debt" LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and Jeff Zeleny: "On Health, President Takes Team Approach" LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Stolberg: "Obama Taps Health Aide with Links to Industry" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Fletcher: "Sebelius, DeParle Named to Health-Care Posts" LINK

The Hill’s Jeffrey Young: "Healthcare, Obama-Style — Not Clinton-Style" LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: "Obama Taps Deparle as Health Czar" LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer: “Obama’s Health Czar: Behind the Scenes but Leading the Charge” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “Tough Questions Dog Health-Care Overhaul” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Noam N. Levey: “Obama names healthcare reform team” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND TAXES:


ABC News’ Emily Friedman: "Upper-Income Taxpayers Look for Ways to Sidestep Obama Tax-Hike Plan" LINK

 

2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE BUDGET:


The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt: “Budget Chief Set to Defend Blueprint” LINK

The Hill’s Mike Soraghan: "On Stimulus, Stakes Differ for President and Dems" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:


ABC News’ Sunlen Miller and Teddy Davis: "Calls for Repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" -When Will the President Act?" LINK

The Associated Press: "Source in Iran sees plans for president’s chopper" LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: "Obama Offered Deal to Russia in Secret Letter" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Fletcher: "Obama Makes Overtures to Russia on Missile Defense" LINK

The Hill’s Bob Cusack: "Analysis: Obama-McCain Relationship Deteriorates" LINK

Politico’s David S. Cloud: "Clinton Expresses Doubts on Iran" LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: "Republicans Warn Obama on Judges" LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Kirk, Obama’s trade pick, owed taxes” LINK

The Washington Times’ Editorial Staff: “On Iraq, Obama refuses to credit Bush” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small: “What the GOP Really Wants: Obama’s Autograph” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Robert J. Samuelson: “Wrong Turn on Housing: Why the president’s housing priorities won’t work” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Obama Pick for Trade Job Agrees to Pay Back Taxes” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Dale McFeatters: “U.S. exits racist conference on racism” LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "Tax man nails fifth Obama appointee" LINK

2009: FIRST-LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:


ABC News’ Imaeyen Ibanga: "Obama’s Choice to Bare Arms Causes Uproar" LINK

2009: FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION / C.I.A.:


ABC News’ Ariane De Vogue, Pierre Thomas and Jason Ryan: "DOJ Memos Reveal Legal Thinking behind Controversial Bush Terrorism Policy" LINK

The New York Times’ Neila Lewis: "In Legal Memos, Clearer View of Power Bush Sought" LINK

The New York Times’ Kirk Johnson: "Cheney Deposition Is Ordered in Lawsuit by Protester" LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Mazzetti: "U.S. Says C.I.A. Destroyed 92 Tapes of Interrogations" LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney: "After Tussle on G.O.P. Title, an Apology to Limbaugh" LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Michael Isikoff: “Extraordinary Measures: A new memo shows just how far the Bush administration considered going in fighting the war on terror” LINK

The Washington Times’ Eli Lake: “Bush reversed wartime powers in final days” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman and Evan Perez: “Justice Says CIA Destroyed 92 Tapes” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Josh Meyer and Julian Barnes: “Memos give Bush overriding powers” LINK

2009: RUSH LIMBAUGH / G.O.P.:


ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Steele Apologizes to Limbaugh, Kaine Says: ‘See?!’" LINK

ABC’s The World Newser: "Rush Limbaugh Versus His Own Party" LINK

The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz: "White House Lets Limbaugh Be Voice Of GOP Opposition" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "GOP chair blasts Rush Limbaugh" LINK

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


ABC News Alice Gomstyn: "AIG Price Tag: $1,400 per Taxpayer Family" LINK

ABC News’ Susan Donaldson James: "Community Colleges Boom in Recession" LINK

USA Today’s Adam Shell: "Stocks fall to lowest level since 1997 as Dow drops below 6,800" LINK

USA Today’s Pallavi Gogoi: "AIG loses $61.7B; Treasury, Fed step in with $30B aid package" LINK

USA Today’s Paul Davidson: "Oil company cutbacks may raise gas prices down the road" LINK

The New York Times’ Charles Duhigg: "U.S. Likely to Keep the Reins on Fannie and Freddie" LINK

Politico’s Glenn Thrush: "Select Committee for U.S. Economy?" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ruth Simon: “Citi to Allow Jobless to Pay Less on Loans” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Deborah Solomon and Jon Hilsenrath: “’Bad Bank’ Funding Plan Starts to Get Fleshed Out” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera and Martin Zimmerman: “$30 billion more for ailing AIG” LINK

2009: SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:


The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: "Clinton Pessimistic on Iran Outreach" LINK

The Washington Times’ Nicolas Kralev: “Clinton puts ‘heart’ into Mideast peace” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon: “Clinton Says ‘Eyes Wide Open’ on Iran” LINK

Bloomberg’s Viola Gienger: “Clinton Shifts Mideast Diplomacy to Israel Amid Political Rift” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Richard Sisk: "Clinton calls for action to forge Mideast peace"  LINK

2009: CONGRESS:


The Hill’s Reid Wilson: "Illinois Voters to Select Nominees to Replace Rahm" LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: "Steele to Rush: I’m Sorry" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley: “Vitol’s Oil Contracts Come Under Scrutiny” LINK

2009: DEMOCRATS/G.O.P.:


The Washington Times’ David R. Sands: “Hispanics wary of future in GOP” LINK

Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla: “Pawlenty Says Republicans Need to Move Beyond Reagan to Rebuild” LINK

2009: ENVIRONMENT/ENERGY:


USA Today: "Thousands march on Capitol’s power plant, urge pollution cuts" LINK

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: "Anti-Coal Protesters March Through Snow Over Global Warming" LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:


ABC News’ Teddy Davis: "Dean Pushing Big Apple ‘Baby College’" LINK

ABC News’ Hoda Farhanghi: "Iran Silent on Status of Detained U.S. Journalist" LINK

USA Today’s Alan Gomez: "Security gains jump-start sales of American SUVs in Iraq" LINK

USA Today’s Joan Biskupic: "Supreme Court considers convicts’ right to evidence" LINK

The Associated Press’ Erica Werner: "Congress renews push to regulate cigarettes" LINK

USA Today: "Study: Red staters buy more online porn than blue staters" LINK

USA Today’s Jennifer Booth Reed: "’Do not resuscitate’ vs. ‘allow natural death’" LINK

The New York Times’ Monica Davey: "Blagojevich Signs Deal to Write ‘The Governor’" LINK

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny: “Trade Representative Pick to pay back Taxes" LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin: "A Race among Equals, Almost" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Betsy McKay: “In-Vitro Fertilization Limit Is Sought” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephanie Simon: “States Give Gambling a Closer Look” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "John McCain’s daughter having trouble dating after campaign" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "Blagojevich to tell all in six-figure book deal" LINK

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:


"Obama Vows to Reform Healthcare" LINK

"California’s State of ‘Depression’": LINK

"AIG Burns Through Bailout Money" LINK

"White Collar Support Group" LINK

"Obama Announces Kathleen Sebelius as HHS Nominee" LINK

"5 Mistakes Job-Seekers Make" LINK

 

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