The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, April 24, 2009

Apr 24, 2009 5:09am

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: PETER MARTINEZ, LAURA GREENE, CARRIE HALPERIN, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, JAYCE HENDERSON, and JUSTIN GRANT

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PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE ECONOMY, THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND THE STIMULUS:

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl: "Welcome to the Airport for Nobody" LINK

ABC News’ Alice Gomstyn: "Obama Calls for an End to ‘Abusive’ Credit Card Lending" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Former Bush Official Zelikow Decries Bush Interrogation Techniques" LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “States in need not first in line for stimulus” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: "President Presses Credit Card Companies" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky: “Stimulus Spending Gets a Slow Start, GAO Finds” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: "President meets with credit card execs in bid to reduce fees" LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Chu: “Obama gets tough on abuses by credit card industry” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE C.I.A. PROSECUTION and INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES:

ABC News’ Huma Khan and Theresa Cook: "Holder Says He Will Not Permit the Criminalization of Policy Differences" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Capitol Journal: “Watergate’s Lesson on Crises, Closure and Moving On” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid and Jonathan Weisman: “Commission on CIA Tactics Is Unlikely” LINK

Boston Globe’s Joseph Williams: “Pressure builds on torture issue” LINK

The New York Daily News’ James Gordon Meek: "Maybe torture was helpful, Gibbs says, but other methods would have worked too" LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn and Carl Hulse: “Obama Resisting Push for Interrogation Panel” LINK

The New York Times’ Thom Shanker: “Gates Voices Concerns about Release of Interrogation Memos” LINK

The Washington Post’s Jeffrey Smith, Michael Shear and Walter Pincus: “In Obama’s Inner Circle, Debate Over Memos’ Release Was Intense” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane: “Obama Rejects truth Panel” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Mazzetti and Neila Lewis: “Gonzales Intervened on Lawmaker, Ex-Officials Say” LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Washington Times’ R. Emmett Tyrell: “Obama’s world tour” LINK

The Politico’s Josh Gerstein & Amie Parnes: "Obama: Truth Commission Is A Mistake" LINK

The Politico’s Jim Vandehei & John F. Harris "100 days: What Obama Wants You To Read" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Silva: "Obama Job Approval Rating Above 60%" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Obama hits Iran over Holocaust hate talk" LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “President’s Critics See A Dull Knife” LINK

USA Today’s Chip Somodevilla: “Poll: Public thinks highly of Obama” LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “Obama’s style shifts with task at hand” LINK

FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES MICHELLE OBAMA:

ABC News’ Karen Travers: "First Lady Says Kids Asked ‘Hard’ Questions at White House" LINK

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: "Michelle Obama on Life as First Lady: Not Missing Cooking, Saving the Hard Jobs for the President" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Celeste Katz: Bo keeps Obamas on their toes; loves to chew peoples feet First Lady says" LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Poll: Michelle Obama gets high marks” LINK

AUTO INDUSTRY:

ABC News’ Charles Herman and Alice Gomstyn: "U.S. Reportedly Prepares for Chrysler Bankruptcy" LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/JOBS:

The Associated Press’ Jessica Mintz: "Microsoft Feels More Recession Fallout, Sales Drop" LINK

ABC News’ Richard Esposito, Betsy Stark and Charles Herman: "Bank of America CEO Says He Was Pressured Into Merrill Rescue" LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: "No End In Sight For Housing Crisis" LINK

The Hill’s Staff: "Summers Catches A Quick Nap During Meeting" LINK

Bloomberg’s Simon Kennedy: “G-7 to Keep ‘Feet on the Accelerator’ in Quest for Recovery” LINK

USA Today’s David J. Lynch: “Economic outlook remains bleak as world leaders gather” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Washington Times’ Tom LoBianco: “House weighs costs of carbon” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “’Lame’ excuse by Pelosi on interrogations” LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon : "Dems Press Anew For Budget Reconciliation" LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: "Leaders Balk At Setting Up Truth Panel" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Mitchell: “Car Trade-In Proponents Near a Deal” LINK

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

ABC News’ Kirit Radia: "Clinton Backs Off Pakistan Criticism Before Anxious Lawmakers" LINK

The Washington Times’ Nicholas Kralev and Barbara Slavin: “Clinton warns of Pakistan nuke risk” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “Clinton Counters Israeli Stance on Palestinians and Iran” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Stephen Power: “Democrats Weigh Break for Utilities in Climate-Change Bill” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “Democrats Have Qualms Over War in Afghanistan” LINK

AFGHANISTAN:

Boston Globe’s Farah Stockman: “Afghan veterans offer stories from 7-year US involvement” LINK

GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN:

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon and Monica Langley: “Palin Backers Set Up Legal-Defense Fund” LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

The Politico’s Alexander Burns: "Dingell Predicts Energy Passage" LINK

FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Unapologetic and Unrestrained: Cheney Unbound” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: "Meghan McCain to Rove & Cheney: ‘Go Away’" LINK

ABC News’ Jason Ryan: "DOJ May Dismiss Spy Case Against AIPAC Lobbyists" LINK

The Politico’s Ben Smith: "Schmidt, Plouffe: Mccain Was A Long Shot" LINK

The Politico’s Patrick Gavin: "Sully’s Coming To The WHCD" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Magnier and Mubashir Zaidi: "Taliban Militants Edge Closer To Pakistan Capital" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

"Jake Tapper on the Credit Summit" LINK

"First Lady: We ‘Sneak Out’ In Our Free Time" LINK

"’View’: Meghan McCain Wants Cheney to ‘Go Away’" LINK

"GOP Leader Hits Obama on First 100 Days" LINK

"Taliban in Pakistan: Can They Be Stopped?" LINK

"Battle Over Sarah Palin’s Grandson" LINK

"Bush Official on Interrogation Tactics" LINK

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