The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Apr 1, 2009 5:08am

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:

ABC News’ Karen Travers and Jake Tapper: "Tensions Rise at G-20 Economic Summit" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "London Calling" LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "Caught My Eye: TARP Watchdog: ‘We Do Not Seem to Be a Priority for the Treasury’" LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: "Obama arrives in London for G-20 summit" LINK

USA Today’s Dennis Cauchon: "Stimulus-funded highway projects underway" LINK

The Washington Post’s David Cho: “Federal Plan to Aid Small Businesses Is Flawed, Lenders Say” LINK

The Washington Times’: “U.S.-China face-off looms at G-20” LINK

Time Magazine’s Vivienne Walt: “Can Obama Win Russia’s Cooperation on Iran?” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Jay Solomon: “World Leaders Lay Out Tests for Obama” LINK

Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols and Edwin Chen: “Obama Aims to Overcome G-20 Discord on Economic Plan” LINK

Politico’s David S. Cloud: "’U.S. to Join UN Human Rights Council" LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen & Jim Vandehl: "’Obama, the Nation’s CEO" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY:

The Washington Post’s Peter Whoriskey and Kendra Marr: “U.S. Plans Key Role In Naming GM Board” LINK

Bloomberg’s John Hughes, Linda Sandler and Rebecca Christie: “Obama Said to Find Bankruptcy Likely for GM, Chrysler” LINK

TREASURY SECRETARY TIMOTHY GEITHNER:

The Hill’s Ian Swanson: "Geithner’s Cash Begins to Run Out" LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Jon Karl: "Tax Problems for Sebelius" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Another Obama Cabinet Official Makes Amends with the IRS" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons and Laurie Goering: "Obama popular, but Europe seeks results" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Noam N. Levey: "Health nominee Sebelius reveals tax troubles" LINK

The New York Times’ Scott Shane: “Debating Release of Interrogation Memos” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Caroline Smith Dewaal: “A Food-Safety Savior?” LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “HHS nominee Sebelius corrects tax returns” LINK

The Washington Times’ Cal Thomas: “Obama’s war or ours?” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen R. Dinan: “Rights groups fight Obama lobbyist rules” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: "Sebelius Paid Over $7,000 in Back Taxes" LINK

Politico’s Patrick Gavin: "’West Wing’ Josh Just Like Rahm?" LINK

FIRST FAMILY:

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Obama, First Lady study protocols as they prep for meeting with Queen" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Jane Ridley: "Brits mock Obama’s security even as they eagerly await him and First Lady" LINK

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

USA Today’s Ken Dilanian: "Clinton: U.S. will try to repair foreign aid" LINK

The Washington Times’ Nicholas Kralev: “U.S., Iran break ice with high-level meeting” LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/AUTO INDUSTRY/JOBS:

ABC News’ Scott Mayerowitz: "GM, Chrysler and Ford’s Revolutionary Cars and Failures" LINK

ABC News’ Martin Bashir, Matt Stuart and Karson Yiu: "Robberies on the Rise: Is Your Bank Safe from Robbers?" LINK

ABC News Column by David McPherson: "New Bailouts for Taxpayers … Sort Of" LINK

USA Today’s Matt Krantz: "Losers became winners in a crazy month for stock market" LINK

USA Today’s Gary Levin: "As TV networks tighten belts, look for fewer stars, fewer risks" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Joel Rubin: "Hiring freeze means cops behind desks" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Lisa Girion: "Kaiser’s vital signs defy ailing economy" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Y. Hong: "U.S. home prices show record drop in January" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Columnist David Lazarus: "Motorists are pulling for Big 3, but will they be willing to buy?" LINK

Bloomberg’s Michael B. Marois: “California Needs New $11 Billion Cash Loan as Deficit Emerges” LINK

CONGRESS:

ABC News’ David Chalian: "Coleman Suffers Legal Blow in Minnesota Senate Contest" LINK

The Washington Post’s Carrie Johnson: “A Split At Justice On D.C. Vote Bill” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small: “Congress Launches Opening Gambits on Global Warming” LINK

The Washington Times’ David R. Sands: “Absentee ballots to decide N.Y. race” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley and Stephen Power: “House Emissions Bill Postpones Decisions on Cost” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Susan Davis: “Murphy Lead Is Razor-Thin in House Race” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins and Louise Radnofsky: “Lawmakers Have Long Rewarded Their Aides With Bonuses” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “Ballot Ruling Favors Franken in Senate Battle” LINK

The Hill’s Susan Crabtree: "PMA Scandal Dogs Pelosi" LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

ABC News’ Teddy Davis and Ferdous Al-Faruque: "Palin Dumped as Star Speaker at GOP Dinner" LINK

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: "McCain to Obama: Don’t Be Like LBJ" LINK

The New York Times’ David Stout and Bernie Becker: “Franken Wins Ruling in Minnesota Senate Race” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “Democrats Agree on a Health Plan; Now Comes the Hard Part” LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT:

The Hill’s Jim Snyder: "Climate Bill Seeks New Energy Era" LINK

NEW YORK ELECTION:

The Hill’s Aaron Blake: "N.Y. Special Election Too Close to Call" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Celeste Katz: "Upstate battle for Gillenbrand Congressional seat too close to call" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press’ Steven Gutkin: "Israel’s Netanyahu Vows to Seek Peace With Arabs" LINK

USA Today’s Chris Hawley: "Mexico: Gun controls undermined by U.S." LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "Conservative radio host says he’ll leave New York over tax increases" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"Jake Tapper on the G-20 Summit" LINK

"Obama’s Five-Country European Tour" LINK

"Obama on the World Stage" LINK

"Is the GOP Advantage in N.Y. Real?" LINK

"Bill O’Reilly’s Take on Obama" LINK

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