The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, April 9, 2009

Apr 9, 2009 4:59am

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’ CARRIE HALPERIN, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, JUSTIN GRANT and LAURA GREENE

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon: “U.S. to Join Iran Nuclear Talks” LINK

Bloomberg’s Indira A.R. Lakshmanan: “Iran Might Be Deterred by U.S. Nuclear Umbrella, Gulf Ally Says” LINK

Boston Globe’s Farah Stockman: “US to join nuclear talks with Tehran” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Paul Richter: "U.S. to Join Group Negotiating With Iran" LINK

The New York Times’ Julia Preston: "Obama to Push Immigration Bill Despite the Risks" LINK

The New York Times’ Richard A. Oppel Jr: "Corruption Undercuts U.S. Hope for Afghan Police" LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Obama tries out role as apologizer-in-chief” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons: "Obama Embraced Pragmatism as Well as Leaders on his Trip" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Andrew Becker and Patrick J. McDonnell: "U.S. Citizens Caught up in Immigration Sweeps" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM AND THE STIMULUS:

The Washington Times’ Ed Feulner: “CEObama, the car czar” LINK

Bloomberg’s Robert Schmidt and Roger Runningen: “Obama to Meet With Economic Team Tomorrow on Bank Stress Tests” LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Karen Travers: “Obama Congratulates Tar Heels, Thanks Them for Making Him Look Hoop Savvy” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?” LINK

Politico’s Amie Parnes: "Axelrod Scores $320 with NCAA Win" LINK

Time Magazine’s Amy Sullivan: “Obama’s Faith-Based Office Gets Down to Work” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Christopher Conkey and Stephen Power: “Auto-Safety Pick Faces Criticism From Environmentalists” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: "’Obama’s world goodwill campaign is a big hit" LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "Hairy uproar over drugstore Obama" LINK

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER:

The Hill’s Bob Cusack: "Eric Holder: White House Did Not Silence Me on Guns" LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: "Holder Appoints Attorney to Head Ethics Office” LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS:

The New York Times’ Josh Barbanel: "Housing Slump Hits Manhattan” LINK

The Hill’s Kevin Bogardus: "Labor Targets Wall Street in ‘Card-Check’ Fight" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Tankersley: "No easy Road for U.S. Auto Industry" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Leslie Eaton: “More States Look to Raise Taxes” LINK

Bloomberg’s Craig Torres: “Fed Task Force Seeks Ways to Improve Response to Bank Distress” LINK

HEALTHCARE:

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: "Liberals Ramp Up Healthcare Pressure on Centrists" LINK

CONGRESS:

ABC News’ Justin Rood: “Jesse Jackson, Jr. Confirms Probe” LINK

Politico’s Patrick O’Connor: "Jackson Admits Probe in Blago Scandal" LINK

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane and Shailagh Murray: "Congress Ready to Slow Pace, Face Long-Term Issues" LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “Ethics panel probes Jackson” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s David Kesmodel and Naftali Bendavid: “Panel Examines Jackson-Blagojevich Ties” LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Most rookie House lawmakers play hard for ‘earmarks’” LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ Julie Cart: "What Will Global Warming Look Like? Scientists point to Australia" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley: “White House Flexibility Signaled on Climate Bill” LINK

FORMER SENATOR TED STEVENS:

The New York Daily News’ Thomas DeFrank: "Federal judge angrily KO’s conviction of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens" LINK

ALASKA GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN:

Politico’s Andy Barr: "Levi Johnston: Palin is lying" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "Levi Johnston calls Sarah Palin snobby, says his family is not white trash on CBS Early Show" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

Politico’s Patrick Gavin: "Univision Sets Lofty Sunday Goals" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez: “Justice Department Unit Is Again the Focus of Scrutiny” LINK

The Washington Post’s Joby Warrick and Candace Rondeaux: "Extremist Web Sites Are Using U.S. Hosts" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Biden Welcomes Home Troops” LINK

“Is ‘Chia Obama’ Offensive or Not?” LINK

“Changing Policy Towards Cuba?” LINK

“Kel Penn: New White House Staffer” LINK

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