The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mar 5, 2009 5:03am

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, THE BUDGET AND THE ECONOMY:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: "Dems Press Obama on Fiscal Discipline" LINK

ABC News’ Rick Klein: "Some Dems Not Comfortable With Obama Budget Plans" LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: "Former lawmakers keep pet projects alive with ‘earmarks’" LINK

Politicos’ David Rogers: "Omnibus Advances Amid Earmark Fight" LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Grunwald: “Obama’s Budget: Why Earmarks Aren’t the Real Problem” LINK

The Washington Times’ Editorial Staff: “Obama vs. Pentagon waste” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Celeste Katz: "Even with economic crisis, Obama is more popular than ever" LINK

2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND TAXES:

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon and Martin Vaughan: “White House Rethinks Tax Hikes” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HEALTH CARE REFORM:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "President Obama’s Health Care Reform Push" LINK

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: "Govt. Insurance Option Under Attack" LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: "Health care summit at White House a first step to overhaul" LINK

Bloomberg’s Aliza Marcus: “Obama Brings Together Old Health Foes to Start Work on Overhaul” LINK

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: "Obama Hosts Bipartisan "Timeout" Dinner at the White House" LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper: "For Young President, Flecks of Gray" LINK

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny: "Obama to Change Contract Awarding" LINK

The Washington Post’s Kim Hart: "D.C. Tech Chief Headed For White House Slot" LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson and Robert O’Harrow Jr.: "President Orders Review of Federal Contracting System" LINK

 

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: "Not All Senators Warming To Obama Cap-And-Trade Emissions Proposal" LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: "White House Taking A Step Back On Line-Item Veto Power" LINK

The Washington Times’ Jerry Seper: “Big donors dominate Obama panel” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Tom Hamburger and Christi Parsons: “President Obama’s czar system concerns some” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Silva: “Obama promises to reform awarding of federal contracts” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Cam Simpson: “Government Contracting Is Targeted” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Obama Starts ‘Urgent Review’ of U.S. Policy Toward Sudan” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Obama, McCain unite to slash no-bid contracts” LINK

2009: FIRST FAMILY:

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: "The Obama Daughters Surprised With a Swing Set" LINK

2009: RUSH LIMBAUGH:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: "Rush to POTUS: Bring it On" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Polls told Obama to give Limbaugh the bum Rush" LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “’Feeding’ the beast on Rush attacks” LINK

The Associated Press: "Limbaugh challenges Obama to on-air debate" LINK

2009: FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

The New York Times’ David Johnston: "Top Bush Aides to Testify in Attorneys’ Firings" LINK

The Hill’s Susan Crabtree and Sam Youngman: "Deal Means Rove, Miers Will Testify" LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Michael Isikoff: “Let’s Make a Deal: White House pushes for an agreement to require Rove, Miers to testify on prosecutor firings” LINK

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

ABC News’ Eric Johnson and Katie Escherich: "Gordon Brown on ‘Economic Hurricane’" LINK

FULL TRANSCRIPT: "Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s Remarks to a Joint Meeting of Congress" LINK

ABC News’ Scott Mayerowitz: "You Know You’re in a Recession When…" LINK

The Associated Press’ Alan Zibel: "Housing Plan Aims to Help 9M, but Leaves out Many" LINK

USA Today’s Adam Shell: "Wall Street begins to hear ‘buy stocks’ rumblings" LINK

USA Today’s Laura Petrecca: "More companies turn to furloughs to save money, jobs" LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: "Rep Says Fannie Mae Exec Got Loan Perks" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Maura Reynolds and E. Scott Reckard: “Obama plan aims to help ‘responsible’ homeowners” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ael M. Phillips and Ruth Simon: “Mortgage Bailout to Aid 1 in 9 U.S. Homeowners” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Glenn R. Simpson: “Ex-Fannie CEO’s Loan Is Questioned” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael R. Crittenden: “Fault Found in Takeover of Banks” LINK

Bloomberg’s Steve Matthews and Scott Lanman: “Geithner Warns of Deeper Slump, Seeking Backing for Bank Rescue” LINK

Bloomberg’s Jason M. Breslow: “More Americans Turn to Tax Refund Loans to Pay Monthly Bills” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: "What home bailout plan means to you" LINK

2009: SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:
The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Obama Taps Clinton Ideas but Not Clinton Herself" LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: "Clinton Criticizes Israel’s Eviction, Demolition Plans" LINK

Time Magazine’s Tim McGirk: “Clinton Schmoozes in Israel — at the Right Length” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by George Will: “Powers still out of balance” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Matthew Kalman: "Clinton and Abbas both tell Iran: Butt Out" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Leo Standora: "Former first lady resting after successful heart surgery" LINK

2009: CONGRESS:

The Washington Post’s Zachary Goldfarb: "Republican Says Documents, Raines’s Statements At Odds" LINK

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane: "Democrats Stop Effort To Remove Earmarks" LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: "McCain Elbows His Way Back" 2009: DEMOCRATS/G.O.P.:

Politicos’ Glenn Thrush: "GOP Finds Pelosi an Elusive Target" LINK

Politicos’ Manu Raju: "Martinez: GOP In ‘Striking Distance’" LINK

Politicos’ Victoria Mcgrane: "Love Spat: GOP Splits With Big Business" LINK

Bloomberg’s Terrence Dopp: “Corzine at Odds With New Jersey Republicans Over Higher Deficit” LINK

2009: ENERGY:

USA Today’s Elizabeth Weise: "L.A., San Francisco, Houston are stars of energy efficiency" LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News’ Karen Travers: "Are You a McDonald’s All-American? Hold for POTUS" LINK

ABC News Rood from Washington: "Down in Flames" LINK

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: "Jerry Brown to SF Mayor: Twitter This" LINK

The Associated Press’ Charles Hutzler: "China Promises Vigorous Spending Program" LINK

USA Today’s Gregg Zoroya: "360,000 veterans may have brain injuries" LINK

The Asscociated Press: "Barbara Bush rests comfortably after heart surgery" LINK

USA Today’s James R. Healey: "EPA considers tougher auto emissions rules" LINK

USA Today’s Marilyn Elias: "Secondhand smoke may double likelihood of depression" LINK

The Associated Press’ Hope Yen: "Hispanics one-fifth of K-12 students" LINK

The New York Times’ Jesse McKinley and John Schwartz: "California Court to Weigh Gay Marriage Ban" LINK

The New York Times’ Stephanie Strom: "Charities Say Government Is Ignoring Them in Crisis" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Tamara Audi and Geoffrey A. Fowler: “Sides Prime for New Gay-Marriage Fights” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Conor Dougherty and Amy Merrick: “Localities Facing Merger Push” LINK

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Obama-Brown Meet at White House" LINK

"Brown Calls for Global Cooperation" LINK

"Party Foul: RNC and Rush Square Off" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Boosting the Economy" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Buying Stocks" LINK

"Reaching Out to Russia" LINK

"Obama: Highway Building Plan Will Create Jobs" LINK

"Will Earmarks Be Eliminated?" LINK

"Budget Debate on The Hill" LINK

"Obama Encourages Americans to Invest" LINK

 

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