The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, April 2, 2009

Apr 2, 2009 5:15am

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, JUSTIN GRANT and LAURA GREENE

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY, G-20 SUMMIT AND EUROPE TRIP:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Karen Travers: "Diplomacy Takes Center Stage at Summit" LINK

ABC News Analysis by Gary Langer: "Public’s Cry as G-20 Meets: ‘We are Struggling’" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Obama and Medvedev: Agreement and Disagreement" LINK

ABC News Nightline: "Closing Arguments: Your Gift to Her Majesty?" LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: "Obama makes overtures to Russia, China" LINK

The New York Times’ David Sanger and Mark Landler: “In Europe, Obama Faces Calls for Rules on Finances” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anthony Faiola: “U.S. Signals New Era for Global Economy” LINK

The Washington Post’s Kevin Sullivan: “In London, a Jampacked Schedule for Obama” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear and Scott Wilson: “Obama, Medvedev Pledge Cooperation” LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “In Britain, Obama vows to listen, not lecture” LINK

The Washington Times’ Chris O’Brien: “Obama seizes agenda on world stage” LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer: “The G-20′s Hidden Issue: A Global Trade Imbalance” LINK

Time Magazine’s Bruce Crumley: “Europe’s Hopes for G-20 Summit Risk Being Dashed” LINK

Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson: "Did Obama’s iPod Gift Make The Cut?" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman, Alistair Macdonald and Carrick Mollenkamp: “Obama Hits Resistance at G-20” LINK

Bloomberg’s Simon Kennedy: “Global Economic Slide May Be Easing as G-20 Gathers” LINK

Bloomberg’s Edwin Chen and Hans Nichols: “Obama Moves on Foreign Policy Goals, Gives Assurance on Economy” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons and Henry Chu: “G-20 leaders dine in London, across a great divide” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons and Megan K. Stack: “U.S., Russia agree to seek warhead cuts” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Richard Sisk: Obama, First Lady meet Queen at Buckingham palace" LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "Obama gives Queen iPod loaded with Broadway show tunes" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY:

The Boston Herald’s Roger Simon: “Failure no longer GM option” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera and Ken Bensinger: “Government may reward car buyers” LINK

TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "GAO Says Geithner Wrong: Only $32.6B in Uncommitted TARP" LINK

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "Geithner at G-20: Fiscal Cooperation Strongest Since WWII" LINK

ABC News’ Charlie Gibson: "Transcript: Gibson Interviews Geithner" LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The New York Times’ Eric Lichtblau: “After Attacks, Supporters Rally Around Choice for Top Administration Legal Job” LINK

The Hill’s Aaron Blake: "Obama’s Humble America" LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: "Obama: Bush-Era Diplomacy Is Over" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Alex Roth and Valerie Bauerlein: “Stimulus Stance Isolates Sanford” LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by Ann Woolner: “Take Your Money and Shove It, Governors Tell Obama” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Robert Tomsho: “U.S. Ties New Funds to Schools Data” LINK

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

ABC World Newser: "All the World’s Eyes on Michelle" LINK

Time Magazine’s Howard Chua-Eoan: “The Queen and Mrs. Obama: Did the First Lady Break Protocol?” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Jane Ridley: "Brits go bloomin wild over First Lady" LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS:

ABC News’ Scott Mayerowitz: "Falling Home Prices: New Housing Nightmare" LINK

ABC World Newser: "Recession Hitting Home?" LINK

Reuters’ Nancy Leinfuss: "Credit card charge-offs hit record high in February" LINK

USA Today’s G. Jeffrey MacDonald: "Colleges are the ones fearing rejection letters" LINK

FORMER ALASKA SENATOR TED STEVENS:

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas, Jason Ryan and Theresa Cook: "DoJ Moves to Drop Ted Stevens Case" LINK

The New York Times’ Neil Lewis: “Justice Dept. Moves to Void Stevens Case” LINK

The Washington Post’s Carrie Johnson and Del Quentin Wilber: “Holder Asks Judge to Drop Case Against Ex-Senator” LINK

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane: “Ex-Senator’s Friends Say This Victory Is Bittersweet” LINK

The Washington Times’ Ben Conery: “Justice moves to clear Stevens” LINK

The Hill’s Susan Crabtree: "Sen. Stevens ‘Got Screwed’ By Justice" LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: "Holder’s Bold Stroke" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Gary Fields and Evan Perez: “U.S. Drops Charges Against Stevens” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Josh Meyer and David G. Savage: “U.S. moves to dismiss former Sen. Ted Stevens’ conviction” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Former Sen. Wins vindicated as feds drop case" LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: "McCain Offering Budget Alternative — But Don’t Call It Leadership’s Proposal" LINK

ABC News’ Tahman Bradley: "Dem Warns Party: ‘Don’t Form a Circular Firing Squad’" LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “Pushed to Act, House G.O.P Pitches a Budget” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery: “House Republicans Unveil Revised Budget Proposal” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: "John McCain asks Obama to pardon Jack Johnson" LINK

CONGRESS:

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell and Kara Rowland: “Senate brakes Obama’s energy plan” LINK

The Hill’s Mike Soraghan: "Anti-War Democrats Remain Silent About Obama’s Policies" LINK

Politico’s Victoria McGrane: "House Takes Another Whack At AIG" LINK

The Hill’s Reid Wilson: "Romney Breaks With GOP On The Issue Of Deregulation" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Patrick Yoest: “House Passes New, Weaker Bill Curbing Bonuses” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt: “Senate Sets Climate Bill Procedures” LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT:

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: "Dems Help Ban Reconciliation Vote On Climate Change" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon and Margaret Coker: “Oil-Rich Arab State Pushes Nuclear Bid With U.S. Help” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press’ Jae-Soon Chang: "Report: NKorea Fueling Rocket for Impending Launch" LINK

USA Today’s Matt Kelley: "Falsehoods in Iraq shooting unpunished" LINK

The Associated Press: "Napolitano outlines plan for border infrastructure" LINK

The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg: “Health Critic Brings a Past and a Wallet” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen: “U.S. Weighs Putting 70,000 Troops in Afghanistan” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Obama Meets With World Leaders" LINK

"Jake Tapper on International Politics" LINK

"Obama Jokes With Queen About Jet Lag" LINK

"Geithner: No Double Standard for Autos, Banks" LINK

"Michelle Obama on the World Stage" LINK

"Krimpet vs. Crumpet Debate" LINK

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