The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mar 4, 2009 4:56am

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’ Jake Tapper: "Administration Says Economic Plans Already Showing Results" LINK

The Washington Times’ David R. Sands and S.A. Miller: “Obama’s reform on earmarks exposes rifts” LINK

The New York Times’ Michael Cooper: "Stimulus Flows Into Patchwork of State Transport Projects" LINK

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane: "President Walks Tightrope on Earmarks" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Fletcher: "Obama, Brown Vow Cooperation on Economic Crisis" LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery: "Obama Officials Defend Budget" LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn: "Senate Defeats Effort to Remove Earmarks" LINK

The Boston Herald Editorial Staff: “Obama’s taste for pork” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Obama urges investors to be patient” LINK

The Washington Times’ Editorial Staff: “From Bunyan to Appleseed on spending” LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers: "Obama: Buy Stocks Now" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Maura Reynolds and Jim Puzzanghera: “Obama’s words do little to spur Wall Street” LINK

 

2009: PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: "Politics or Ideology In Talking Points?" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "White House Responds (Kind of) to Chas. Freeman Controversy" LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall and Jim Michaels: "Obama: Missile system may not be necessary" LINK

USA Today’s Leslie Cauley: "Obama poised to pick tech go-to guy Genachowski for FCC" LINK

The Washington Times’ Scott Galupo: “Obama’s story a page-turner for youngsters” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Obama reassures missile shield” LINK

The Washington Times’ James Zumwalt: “Obama message for Islam?” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “Obama Gets Strong Support in Poll” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen: “U.S. Strategy in Afghan War Hinges on Far-Flung Outposts” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: "Obama, Brown: Isn’t That Special" LINK

Politico’s Andy Barr: "McCain on Obama: ‘Disgraceful’" LINK

Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson: "Blacks, Whites Hear Obama Differently" LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: "Obama Team Seeks to Redefine Russia Ties" LINK

The New York Times’ Ellen Barry: "Russian Welcomes Letter From Obama" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Peter Siris: "Take careful stock of politician’s advice" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Richard Sisk: "Russia warms to Obama’s offer scrubbing Bush missile shield" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Celeste Katz: "CNBC, White House go another round" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Michael Hiltzik: “Obama skews battle lines in ‘class war’” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Tankersley: “Obama overrides Bush rule on Endangered Species Act” LINK

2009: FEDERAL RESERVE:

The New York Times’ Edmund Andrews and Jackie Calmes: "Fed Chairman Backs Call for Higher Spending" LINK

The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis: "Bernanke Blasts AIG For Irresponsible bets That Led to Bailouts" LINK

2009: FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "The Sale" LINK

The New York Times’ Cornelia Dean: "Bid to Undo Bush Memo on Threats to Species" LINK

The Washington Post’s Carrie Johnson: "Justice Department to Reveal More Bush Administration Legal Memos" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David G. Savage: “Bush administration memos on presidential powers stun legal experts” LINK

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

ABC News’ Ned Potter: "How Does a 4 Percent Mortgage Rate Sound?" LINK

ABC News Column by David McPherson: "From Stocks to Bonds: Time to Switch?" LINK

ABC News Exclusive by Eric Johnson: "Economy Leads Discussion at Obama-Brown Meeting" LINK

ABC News’ Chris Kilmer and Christina Caron: "John Stossel on Eminent Domain Run Amok" LINK

USA Today’s Stephanie Armour: "Banks brace for mortgage remodels under Obama plan" LINK

USA Today’s James R. Healey: "U.S. car sales tank to troubling depths" LINK

Time Magazine’s Massimo Calabresi: “Geithner Tries to Resell the Bank Plan — and Himself” LINK

Time Magazine’s Claire Suddath: “Missing From the Middle Class Task Force: The Middle Class” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Sudeep Reddy: “Bernanke Expresses Frustration Over AIG Rescue” LINK

Bloomberg’s Craig Torres and Christine Harper: “Bernanke’s AIG Blast May Mean More Curbs on Risk, Concentration” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ari Levy and Hugh Son: “AIG’s Fourth Rescue May Not Be Last as U.S. Guarantees Support” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jessica Holzer and Patrick Yoest: “Hoyer Anticipates Mortgage ‘Cramdown’ Vote Thursday” LINK

Bloomberg’s Dawn Kopecki: “Obama Rescue Plan Said to Be Limited to Homeowners Most in Need” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ken Bensinger: “Automakers report steep February U.S. sales declines” LINK

2009: SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz: "Clinton Reflects on Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions" LINK

Bloomberg’s Viola Gienger and Gwen Ackerman: “Clinton Takes Two-State Mideast Pursuit to Abbas in West Bank” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: "U.S. Sends Senior Officials to Syria To Revive Relations" LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "Clinton wooing Syria to nix Iran nukes" LINK

2009: CONGRESS:

The Associated Press’ Desmond Butler: "British PM Urges Faith in Free Markets to Congress" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez: “U.S. Pushes for Crackdown on Tax Havens” LINK

The Hill’s Aaron Blake: "Quigley Wins Dem Nod for Rahm Emanuel’s Seat" LINK

The Hill’s Susan Crabtree: "Sens. In Both Parties Question Leahy Idea Of ‘Truth Commission’" LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush and Mike Soraghan: "Housing Vote May Happen Thursday" LINK

The Hill’s Jared Allen: "Black Lawmakers Win Battle Over Party Dues" LINK

The Hill’s Betsy Rothstein and Kris Kitto: "Women Lawmakers Laud Congressional Sisterhood" LINK

Politico’s Patrick O’connor: "Dems Yank DC Vote Bill In House" LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: "Moderate Dems Feel Sticker Shock" LINK

2009: DEMOCRATS/G.O.P.:

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon: “GOP Attacks Climate Plan as Too Costly” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery: "Obama Officials Defend Budget" LINK

The New York Times’ Karen Cullotta: "Democrats Pick Commissioner in Race to Fill Illinois House Seat" LINK

The Washington Post’s Renae Merle: "Democrats to Temper Mortgage Relief Bill" LINK

2009: BOBBY JINDAL:

The New York Daily News’ Olivia Smith: "Jindal defends speech, tackles Limbaugh on Larry King" LINK

2009: OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News’ Gigi Stone: "Fertility Doctor Will Let Parents Build Their Own Baby" LINK

The Associated Press’ Nicole Winfield: "Cardinal Says Atheist’s Theories ‘Absurd’" LINK

The Associated Press: "Israeli aircrafts fire on Gaza smuggling tunnels" LINK

USA Today’s Joan Biskupic: "Supreme Court mulls judicial bias" LINK

USA Today’s Elizabeth Weise: "Report: FDA lacks authority over supplements" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Christopher Conkey: “Raising the Federal Gas Tax Is a No-Go” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Miriam Jordan: “Immigrant Busts Faulted” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ellen Nakashima: "New Post Proposed at Pentagon" LINK

2009: ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Reaching Out to Russia" LINK

"Obama Encourages Americans to Invest" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Buying Stocks" LINK

"Jake Tapper: Rush Vs. Republicans" LINK

"Investors Want Instant Results" LINK

 

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