The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Apr 21, 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: CARRIE HALPERIN, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, PETER MARTINEZ, JAYCE HENDERSON, and JUSTIN GRANT

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

USA Today’s Matt Kelley: "About 20 probes of bailout underway" LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear and Nancy Trejos: “Card Issuers Brace for Stern Warning” LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: "Bailout’s Top Cop Probes Twenty TARP Fraud Cases" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon: “Obama Tells Cabinet to Trim Spending” LINK

Bloomberg’s Craig Torres: “Regulators Give Greater Weight to Loan Quality in U.S. Tests” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Obama tells Cabinet to cut $100 million more” LINK

The Los Angeles Time’s Ralph Vartabedian and Tom Hamburger: "Crimes Suspected in 20 bailout cases — For Starters" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Huma Khan: "Obama’s Handshake with Chavez: Outreach or Irresponsibility?" LINK

The Associated Press: "Cuban-American accepted as U.S. ambassador to Mexico" LINK

The Los Angeles Time’s Mark Silva : "Obama Calls on CIA to Chart New Course" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Richard Sisk: “Anti-U.S. tirades from Latin American leaders no big deal, Obama says” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE C.I.A.:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "President Obama Visits Langley" LINK

ABC News’ Karen Travers: "At CIA HQ, Obama Defends Torture Memo Release" LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker and Scott Shane: “Pressure Grows to Investigate Interrogations” LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: "Obama Asks For $100 Million in Budget Cuts: Is it Just a Drop in the Bucket?" LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Obama Tells His Cabinet to Look for Efficiency” LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: "Dean Claims He Lit Match for Obama" LINK

Politico’s David S. Cloud: "Can GOP Paint Obama as Apologist?" LINK

Politico’s Alexander Burns & Josh Gerstein: "Obama to CIA: I Feel Your Pain" LINK

Politico’s Andy Barr: "Steele: Axelrod’s ‘arrogance Of Power" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Lattman and Craig Karmin: “Former Firm of Obama Aide Tied to Pension-Fund Probe” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Mark Hosenball: “Too Little for Langley?” LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer: “Civil Liberties Advocates Dismayed at Obama’s Recent Moves” LINK

The Los Angeles Time’s Doyle McManus: "Measuring Obama by FDR’s Yardstick" LINK

The Los Angeles Time’s Mark Z. Barabak: "The Limits of Obama’s Bipartisan Gestures" LINK

The Los Angeles Time’s Christi Parsons: "Obama asks Cabinet Chiefs to Start Cutting" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: “Obama pledges $100M in agency cuts” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Mike Lupica: “Cut dumb analysis of Obama” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Richard Sisk: “Obama eyeing credit card abuses" LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS:

The Associated Press’ Tim Paradis: "Wall Street Tumbles as Investors Dump Financials" LINK

CONGRESS:

The Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly: “Health-Care Dialogue Alarms Obama’s Allies” LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: "Ranking Senate Partisans" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Sudeep Reddy: “Policy Makers Take Aim at Credit-Card Practices” LINK

The Washington Times’ Chuck Neubauer: “Senator’s husband cashes in on crisis” LINK

HEALTHCARE:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Goldstein: “Big Challenges Await Health-Records Transition” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

USA Today’s Joan Biskupic: "The Supreme Court tackles race" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News’ Karen Travers and Jake Tapper: "President Beefcake? D.C. magazine to feature shirtless Obama on cover" LINK

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: "White Sox, and Tiger Woods Tour the White House" LINK

ABC News Rood from Washington: "Stanford’s Star Turn: Act I, Scene II" LINK

The New York Times’ Neil Lewis and Mark Mazzetti: “Lawmaker Is Said to Have Agreed to Aid Lobbyists” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “Nonprofit Groups to Push for Exceptions to Lobby Rule” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Jacob Weisberg: “All Lobbyists are Not Created Equal” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

"Shaking Hands With Chavez" LINK

"Obama Calls on Cabinet to Cut $100M" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Obama’s CIA Visit" LINK

"Can GOP Say ‘I Do’ to Gay Marriage?" LINK

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