The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, April 6, 2009

Apr 6, 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, JUSTIN GRANT and LAURA GREENE

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PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND THE STIMULUS:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "Obama to Bankers: I’m Standing ‘Between You and the Pitchforks’" LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen: "Obama’s Machine Sputters in Effort to Push Budget" LINK

The Washington Times’ Donald Lambro: “Obama proposals cap growth” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr. and Peter Lattman: “Rattner Rises as Obama’s Mr. Fix-It” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News Analysis by Gary Langer: "Most Back Outreach to Muslim Nations, but Suspicion and Unfamiliarity Persist" LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "’This Week’ Roundtable: Diplomatic Emergency" LINK

ABC News’ Tahman Bradley: "Gingrich Blasts Obama ‘Fantasy’ Foreign Policy" LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: "President’s European trip a success — and a reality check" LINK

The Hill’s Bridget Johnson: "Turkey Visit More Strategy than Symbolism" LINK

The Hill’s Bridget Johnson: "Obama Sees Peaks, Valleys on Europe Trip" LINK

The New York Time’s Jane Perlez: "Time Is Short as U.S. Presses Pakistan, a Reluctant Ally" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Celeste Katz: Obama wins foreign policy victory with Europe’s pledge of Afghan troops" LINK

 

NORTH KOREA’S MISSILE LAUNCH AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT:

ABC News’ Kirit Radia and Luis Martinez: "Satellite or Missile? World, N. Korea at Odds over Rocket" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "President Obama Assails North Korea for ‘Breaking the Rules’; Outlines Path to Nuclear Weapons-Free World" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Julian E. Barnes and Greg Miller: "North Korea shows progress in mastering missile technology" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Paul Richter and Geraldine Baum: "U.N. Security Council fails to agree on North Korea reaction" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons and Tom Hamburger: "Obama pledges to pursue the elimination of nuclear weapons" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael D. Shear and Colum Lynch: "After Launch, Obama Focuses On Disarmament" LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin & David S. Cloud: "N. Korea Launch Reignites Debate" LINK

The New York Time’s William J. Broad: "North Korean Missile Launch Was a Failure, Experts Say" LINK

The New York Time’s Helene Cooper and David E. Sanger: "Obama Seizes on Missile Launch in Seeking Nuclear Cuts" LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Obama calls for a nuke-free world” LINK

The Washington Times’ Editorial Staff: “Obama’s nuclear-free world” LINK

Bloomberg’s Edwin Chen and Hans Nichols: “Obama Faces First Foreign Crisis Over North Korean Missile Launch” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman, Marc Champion and Jay Solomon: “U.S. Offers to Cut Nuclear Arms” LINK

US TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER:

Politico’s Lisa Lerer: "Geithner: Progress Will Be Uneven" LINK

Politico’s Harry Siegel: "Geithner Appears Open To GM Bankruptcy" LINK

U.N. AMBASSADOR SUSAN RICE:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "Today on ‘This Week’: Ambassador Susan Rice" LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "Susan Rice: ‘We Will Not Stand for Violations of International Law’" LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Associated Press’ Jennifer Loven: "Obama Outlines Sweeping Goal of Nuclear-Free World" LINK

The Washington Post’s Krissah Thompson: "Blacks at Odds Over Scrutiny of President" LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "Did president dodge friendly kiss from Carla Bruni" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon: “Obama Team’s Finances Released” LINK

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Michelle Obama Visits Remnants of Prague’s Decimated Jewish Community" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Celexte Katz:" Michelle Obama’s visit to hospital derailed by protestors" LINK

AUTO INDUSTRY:

ABC News’ Tahman Bradley: "White House Does Not Run General Motors, Says GM CEO" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Wallsten: "For Obama, politics may be hard to avoid in auto bailout" LINK

THE MEDIA AND THE WAR:

The Associated Press’ Randall Chase: "After 18-Year Ban, Media See Return of US War Dead" LINK

Politico’s Michael Calderone: "Media to Cover War Dead; 1st Time In 18 Years" LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS:

ABC News’ Alice Gomstyn: "Unemployment Rate Hits Highest Level Since 1983" LINK

USA Today’s Wendy Koch: "Homelessness up as families on the edge lose hold" LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Chu: "Consumers fall behind on loans at record rate" LINK

USA Today’s Laura Petrecca: "Jobs continue shift to suburbs from downtowns" LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Schuman: “Is the Dollar Doomed?” LINK

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "It Turns Out There Was No ’3 a.m. Phone Call’ After All" LINK

CONGRESS:

ABC News’ John Hendren: "Sanford’s Dubious Feat: Uniting Opponents" LINK

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: "Mass Murders Drive Delegate’s Amendment Opposition" LINK

The Hill’s Jeffrey Young: "Anti-Abortion Groups Decry GOP Silence on Sebelius" LINK

The Washington Times’ Jeff Stier: “House lights up FDA regulation” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins: “House Earmark Requests Risk Clash with Obama” LINK

SARAH PALIN:

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "Palin’s feud with Bristol’s ex-boyfriend hits new level" LINK

Politico’s Anne Schroeder Mullins: "Palin Camp Responds to Levi Johnston" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The New York Time’s Louise Story: "A Rich Education for Summers (After Harvard)" LINK

The Washington Times’ Valerie Richardson: “Group gains against Electoral College” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Obama Confronts N. Korea Launch" LINK

"Susan Rice: N. K. Launch ‘Will Not Stand’" LINK

"Rice: US Working with UN on Nuke Response" LINK

"Roundtable: North Korea’s Missile Launch" LINK

"Green Room: Budget Showdown" LINK

"George on N. Korea’s Rocket Launch" LINK

"The Front Line of American Jobs" LINK

 

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