The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, April 27, 2009

Apr 27, 2009 5:02am

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, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, JAYCE HENDERSON, JUSTIN GRANT and LAURA GREENE

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

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "In His Weekly Address, President Obama Calls for Fiscal Discipline" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ralph Vartabedian and Tom Hamburger: "U.S. toxic-asset plan stirs fears" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE SWINE FLU:

ABC News’ John Hendren: "Obama Admin. Releases Stockpile of Antiflu Virus Drug" LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: "As flu hits, holes in W.H. health team" LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen and Carrie Budoff Brown: "Administration declares ‘emergency’" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Tankersley: "Obama has no flu symptoms after Mexico visit" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Tankersley and Thomas H. Maugh II: "Swine flu prompts U.S. emergency" LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “Feds prepare to tackle swine flu” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: “Obama does not have swine flu” LINK

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

Politico Blog by Ben Smith: "Podesta letter: Impeach Bybee" LINK

Politico’s Erika Lovley: "McCain: ‘Move on’ from torture memos" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Greg Miller: "CIA reportedly declined to closely evaluate harsh interrogations" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Kara Scannell: “U.S. Weighs Release of More CIA Memos” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael D. Shear: “Advisers Pressed On Memo Fallout” LINK

Washington Post Op-Ed by Michael Gerson: “Lines on a Slippery Slope” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

Politico’s David S. Cloud: "More Dems call for tough Iran sanctions" LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: "A. Lieberman: U.S. ‘accepts’ decisions" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Paul Richter: "Obama move alarms Israel supporters" LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S FIRST 100 DAYS / ADMINISTRATION:

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: "Obama’s First 100 Days" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "POTUS Loses at Golf" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "President Obama Prepares to Mark ‘Hallmark Holiday’ of First 100 Days" LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: "Obama’s first 100 days take sharp turn from Bush era" LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: "Obama’s new signature on policies — tweaked or switched" LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: "Gibbs: 100 days a ‘Hallmark holiday’" LINK

Politico’s Michael Calderone: "Mixed grade for Gibbs from W.H. press" LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: "News may eclipse 100-day mark" LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen, Jim Vandehei and John F. Harris: "100 days: How Obama changed D.C." LINK

Time Magazine’s Jonathan Alter: “Scoring Obama’s First 100 Days” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jim McElhatton: “Obama team reverses union transparency” LINK

The Washington Times’ Donald Lambro: “Tortured public stance” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Obama wants gov’t to be primary financier of student loans” LINK

The New York Times’ Jo Becker and Gretchen Morgenson: “Geithner, as Member and Overseer, Forged Ties to Finance Club” LINK

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny: “An Indiana Town Appreciates Obama, and That Stimulus Cash Too” LINK

VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES JOE BIDEN:

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: "Biden on Biden on ’60 Minutes’" LINK

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD:

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos: "Ahmadinejad Supports Two State Solution If Palestinians Vote for Agreement with Israel: ‘Whatever Decision They Take is Fine With Us’" LINK

‘This Week’ Transcript: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/JOBS:

The Associated Press’ Harry Dunphy: "World Bank: Economic Crisis Turning Into Calamity" LINK

USA Today’s Barbara Hagenbaugh and Barbara Hansen: "Economists see more job losses, 9.8% unemployment" LINK

The Los Angeles Times: "U.S. plan to buy toxic bank assets raises alarms" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Dakin Campbell and John Detrixhe: “Bernanke Warming Prompts Record Company Debt Sales” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “Feinstein seeks probe into Bush detainee tactics” LINK

The Hill’s Bridget Johnson: “Aid bill tweaked as Pakistan hits at militants” LINK

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz: "Clinton: Troop Withdrawal Still on Schedule" LINK

Politico’s Staff: "Clinton meets Lebanese president" LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan: “Clinton Visits Lebanon as Key Elections Loom” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephanie Simon: “GOP Seeks New Mexico Comeback” LINK

The Hill’s Molly K. Hooper: “GOP seize on energy bill as ‘national tax’” LINK

HEALTHCARE:

The Los Angeles Times’ Anna Gorman: "California counties cut healthcare to illegal immigrants" LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Charles Krauthammer: “Bet on health care rationing” LINK

Washington Post Editorial: “Reforming Health Care” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “Shortage of Doctors Proves Obstacle to Obama Goals” LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

USA Today’s John Fritze: "Environmentalists, businesses unite on emissions" LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: "Utilities amp up lobbying over climate debate" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Simon: "Parks eye federal funds for wider pastures" LINK

The Washington Post’s Robert J. Samuelson: “Selling the Green Economy” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

USA Today’s John Fritze: "Utilities amp up lobbying over climate debate" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David G. Savage: "Justice John Paul Stevens sees the fruit of his labors" LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s: “Last of the True Believers? By risking his popularity now, Mark Sanford may be quite popular in 2012” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Sen. John Kerry: “Diplomacy has chance in Sudan” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

"Ahmadinejad: Holocaust Needs Further ‘Studies’" LINK

"Ahmadinejad on U.S.-Iran Relations" LINK

"Ahmadinejad: Holocaust Needs Further ‘Studies’" LINK

"Roundtable: Iran-U.S. ‘New Beginnings?’" LINK

"Roundtable: Obama’s First 100 Days" LINK

"Green Room: ‘Torture Transparency’" LINK

"George on Torture Pics" LINK

"Cyber Warfare on the Rise" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Credit Debt" LINK

"U.S. Banks Stress Tested" LINK

"Hillary Clinton in Baghdad" LINK

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