The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mar 24, 2009 5:11am

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 and JUSTIN GRANT

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY/BANKS:

ABC News’ Betsy Stark: "Dow Soars as Investors Back Bad Asset Plan" LINK

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe, Scott Mayerowitz and Jake Tapper: "Obama’s $1 Trillion Plan to End Bank Crisis" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Bank Plan Out, Dow Up" LINK

USA Today’s Barbara Hagenbaugh, Pallavi Gogoi and Matt Krantz: "Will potential profits help lure the private sector to bank rescue plan?" LINK

The New York Times’ Edmund Andrews and Eric Dash: “U.S. Expands Plan to Buy Banks Troubled Assets” LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes: “Rescue Plan, With Some Fine Print, Dazzles Wall Street” LINK

The Washington Post’s Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho: “U.S. Seeks Expanded Power to Seize Firms” LINK

The Washington Post’s Amit Paley: “Shining Light on the Bailout Effort” LINK

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin and David Cho: “U.S. to Help Investors Buy Bank Assets” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Lattman, Jenny Strasburg and Deborah Solomon: “Toxic-Asset Plan Sends Stocks Soaring” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Sudeep Reddy and Michael R. Crittenden: “Rescue Agencies Now in Scramble” LINK

Boston Herald Op-ed by George F. Will: “A hard sell for Obama” LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "Wall Street rallies amid news of Obama’s plan for toxic assets" LINK

 

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin: “Obama Makes Senior Picks at Treasury Dept.” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Monica Langley: “Obama Dials Down Wall Street Criticism” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Meena Thiruvengadam: “Three Tapped for Top Treasury Posts” LINK

Boston Herald Op-ed by Dan K. Thomasson: “Memo to the prez: No free lunches” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: "Murky Report Card For W.H. Transparency" LINK

TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "Geithner: One Day Does Not Make Success" LINK

Bloomberg’s Robert Schmidt and Rebecca Christie: “Geithner Races to Show Progress on Plan for Distressed Assets” LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers: "Wall Street Gives Geithner A Bailout" LINK

AIG:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "AIG Changes Its Name" LINK

ABC News Nightline: "Closing Arguments: AIG Makeover Just Lipstick on a Pig?" LINK

ABC News’ Richard Esposito: "Top AIG Execs Giving Back More Than $50M in Bonuses" LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: "Senators, scholars question plan to tax AIG bonuses" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jesse Drucker in New York and Carrick Mollenkamp in London: “AIG’s Bonus Unit Now in IRS’s Sights” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ryan J. Donmoyer: “AIG Bonus Tax May Stall as Obama Hesitates, Republicans Balk” LINK

Bloomberg’s Rebecca Christie: “Geithner to Call for New Powers to Avoid Repeat of AIG Collapse” LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers: "15 AIG Bonus Recipients Return Money" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Helen Kennedy: "Top AIG execs agree to give back bonuses" LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS:

ABC News’ Brian Ross, Joseph Rhee and Megan Chuchmach: "JPMorgan Chase to Spend Millions on New Jets and Luxury Airport Hangar" LINK

ABC News’ Alice Gomstyn: "You Want to Tax What? Government Gets Desperate" LINK

USA Today’s Dennis Cauchon: "Certain areas of economy swelling with jobs" LINK

USA Today’s Adam Shell: "Stock market losses take a personal toll on investors" LINK

USA Today’s Emily Bazar: "Schools tweak schedules to save money" LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: "Geithner’s Stock Surges With $1 Trillion Investment" LINK

CONGRESS:

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane: “Senate Will Delay Action on Punitive on Bonuses” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery: “Obama to Pursue Budget Goals on Hill” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “Campaign Finance Challenged” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “Health-Care Battle Set to Focus on Public Plan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson: “Bill Would Limit Corporate Campaign Fund Raising” LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: "House Bonus Bill Is Buried By The Senate" LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: "DNC Names 2012 Primary Commission" LINK

FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

The Hill’s Molly K. Hooper: "Go Back Into Hiding, GOP begs Dick Cheney" LINK

INAUGURATION:

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: "Report: Poor Communication Led To Inaugural Snafu" LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT:

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: "Obama Looks To Congress For Climate-Change Plan" LINK

Politico’s Glenn Thrush: "Bachmann Urges "Armed" Revolt Over Climate Plan" LINK

REP. CHARLIE RANGEL:

The New York Daily News’ James Gordon Meek: "Rangel says media ethics raps are nonsense" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press: "Rep. Frank Calls Scalia a ‘Homophobe’ in Interview" LINK

USA Today’s Janice Lloyd: "Experts say play time can relieve stress in bad times" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley: “EPA Raises Heat on Emissions Debate” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Jake Tapper on Toxic Assets" LINK

"Avenging Toxic Assets" LINK

"Obama ‘Very Confident’ About Bank Plan" LINK

"Obama on Energy: We Need ‘Inventiveness’" LINK

"George on the Bank Plan" LINK

"George: Obama Looking to April" LINK

"Actor Sam Waterston on Campaign-Finance Reform" LINK

"JPMorgan’s Pampered Planes" LINK

"QUICK FIX: Wall St. Tour of Trouble" LINK

"The World’s Cheapest Car" LINK

 

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