The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, May 8, 2009

May 8, 2009 4:48am

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, JAYCE HENDERSON, JUSTIN GRANT and LAURA GREENE

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BANKS STRESS TEST:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "Stress Test Score: Banks Need $75B More" LINK

USA Today’s Pallavi Gogoi and Paul Davidson: "Stress tests show 10 big banks must raise $75 billion" LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: "$75 B Needed For Banks, But Congress Not In The Picture" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera and E. Scott Reckard: "Bank ‘Stress Test’ Results Hint At Economic Recovery" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta and Marshall Eckblad: "How the Stress Tests Stopped the Market Bleeding" LINK

Time Magazine’s Stephen Gandel:  “The Bank Stress Tests: A $75 Billion Mid-Term Exam” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES:

ABC News’ Jan Crawford Greenburg: "White House Formalizes Supreme Court Short List" LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Souter’s Exit Opens Door for a More Influential Justice” LINK

The Washington Times’ R. Emmett Tyrrell: “The snickering of liberals” LINK

 

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

USA Today’s Matt Kelley and Seung Min Kim: "Stimulus aided programs Obama wants cut" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Bazinet: "Obama finds $17 billion to cut from $3.4 trillion budget" LINK

ARMED FORCES:

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook: "National Guard to cut forces after recruiting creates surplus" LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: "White House On Defense Over Legitimacy Of Budget Cuts" LINK

Bloomberg’s Tony Capaccio: "Obama Seeks to Halve Defense Spending Growth by 2010" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE H1N1 / SWINE FLU:

USA Today’s Elizabeth Weise: "Origins of swine flu in N. America still elusive" LINK

USA Today’s Liz Szabo and Dan Vergano: "Video: Your swine flu questions answered" LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Is President Obama Going to Stay Out of the NYC Mayor’s Race?" LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: "Obama’s balancing act likely to jostle Congress" LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: "Efforts to lift veil on lobbyists still a work in progress" LINK

Politico’s Andy Barr: "Team Of Rivals: GOP Base Rips New Group" LINK

Bloomberg’s Roger Runningen and Brian Faler: "Obama Proposes Saving $17 Billion by Cutting Programs" LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan: “Obama Administration Is Bringing Nuclear Arms Control Back” LINK

Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: "Kennedy praises FDA nominee" LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan and Gary Emerling: “Obama move on abortion funds riles both sides” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Obama puts border enforcement first” LINK

INTERROGATION / C.I.A.:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: "Intelligence Report: Pelosi Briefed on Use of Interrogation Tactics in Sept. ’02" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman: "CIA Says It Briefed Congressional Leaders" LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/JOBS:

USA Today’s David J. Lynch: "U.S. may face years of sluggish economic growth" LINK

USA Today’s Leslie Cauley: "Scam telemarketing calls ring off the hook during recession" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Evan Halper and Eric Bailey: "California Could Be Broke By July, State Official Warns" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s David Enrich, Robin Sidel and Deborah Solomon: "Fed Sees Up to $599 Billion in Bank Losses" LINK

CONGRESS:

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: “Presidents of Pakistan, Afghanistan Meet With Senators Weighing Aid” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray and Jeffrey R. Smith: “Senate Passes Overhaul of Defense Procurement” LINK

GITMO:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Luis Martinez: "Obama Administration Considering Turning Over 100 Yemeni Gitmo Detainees to Saudi Arabia Terrorist Rehab Center" LINK

Reuters’ Tabassum Zakaria: "Holder Seeks to Calm Uproar Over Guantanamo" LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: "To Reagan, or Not to Reagan: GOP Split on Party Icon" LINK

The New York Times’ Raymond Hernandez: “N.Y.’s Junior Senator Gains a Defender: The Senior Senator” LINK

The New York Times’ Gardiner Harris: “Senators Offer Their Support to F.D.A. Nominee” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery and Amy Goldstein: “Democrats Assail Obama’s Hit List” LINK

The Washington Times’ Michael Grunwald: “Republicans in the Wilderness: Is the Party Over?” LINK

AFGHANISTAN:

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Spiegel: "U.S. to Appoint Top General to Kabul in Afghan Revamp" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The New York Daily News’ Helen Kennedy: "Edwards’ ex-lover going ahead with paternity test" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

"Geithner: Action ‘Critical’ to Get Lending Flowing" LINK

"George on the Stress Tests" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Federal Budget Cuts" LINK

"Bank Stress Test Results" LINK

"’Six Days in Fallujah’ Video Game" LINK

"Why Is Hasselbeck Mad at Joe the Plumber?" LINK

 

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