The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, May 4, 2009

May 4, 2009 4:47am

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

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U.S. SUPREME COURT AND PRESIDENT OBAMA:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "Hatch: Obama Using ‘Code’ for Activist Judge" LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "Roundtable: Souter Replacement Showdown?" LINK

ABC News’ Theresa Cook: "Diversity, Not Politics, Key to Court Pick" LINK

USA Today’s Joan Biskupic: "For Obama, the legal legacy begins with Souter replacement" LINK

Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr and Tina Seeley: “Obama May Hunt For Moderate to Replace Souter on Supreme Court” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Oliphant "Abortion Issue Looms Over Supreme Court Choice" LINK

The New York Times’ Abby Goodnough: "A No-Frills Embrace for a Low-Key Justice" LINK

The New York Daily News’ James Gordon Meek: "In search for Supreme Court Souter replacement, Obama likely to cast wide net" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "Obama could tab Bronx judge to be first Latina on Supreme Court" LINK

 

AUTO INDUSTRY:

Reuters’ Ros Krasny: "Economy: April shows improvement" LINK

The New York Times’ Nick Bunkley: "Despite Obama’s Talk, Little Bump for Chrysler Sales" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA, VICE-PRESIDENT BIDEN AND THE H1N1 / SWINE FLU:

The Associated Press’ David Koop: "Flu-Hit Mexico Mulls Reopening Schools, Businesses" LINK

USA Today’s Liz Szabo: "Flu’s reach is nearly nationwide" LINK

USA Today’s Liz Szabo: "Canada reports pigs infected with H1N1" LINK

The New York Times’ Donald G. McNeil Jr.: "Predicting Flu with the Aid of (George) Washington" LINK

The New York Times’ Susan Dominus: "Big City: In Outbreak, Facing Burden with Grace" LINK

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

USA Today’s Brad Heath: "Traffic set to slow as stimulus gears up" LINK

USA Today’s Dennis Cauchon: "States and cities borrow big" LINK

The New York Times’ David Leonhardt: "Tests of Banks May Bring Hope More Than Fear" LINK

The New York Times’ Graham Bowley and Jack Healy: "Worries Rise on the Size of U.S. Debt" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon and Peter Spiegel: “U.S. Aims to Unify Efforts on Afghan Border” LINK

The Hill’s Bridget Johnson: "Iran On Israel’s Mind For First Talks With Obama" LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: "AIPAC Meets, Discusses Obama, Netanyahu" LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: “U.S. Options in Pakistan Limited” LINK

DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT GATES:

The Associated Press’ Lara Jakes: "Gates Plans to Reassure Allies on Iran Outreach" LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ John Hendren: "Democrats at 60: A Double-Edged Sword?" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Melanie Trottman and Kris Maher: “President Finesses Labor Agenda” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Joann S. Lublin: “Government as the Recruiter of Last Resort” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jane Zhang and Brody Mullins: “Nomination Tests Antilobbyist Policy” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Roger Simon: “Vintage Obama served Gets better by the day” LINK

Boston Globe Editorial: “Is Obama president yet?” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David G. Savage: "Obama Injects Message Of Hope Into 100-Day Speech" LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Elliott: “Three things Obama Could Learn From Thatcher” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ John Harwood: "The Caucus: Link to Economic Crisis Is Vital to Obama Agenda" LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray: “Proposals Would Transform College Aid” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lois Romano: “Locke Says 2010 Census Will Not Be Politicized” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Richard Sisk: "President Obama can’t top Hillary Clinton in job approval rating" LINK

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA & FAMILY:

Newsweek Magazine’s Alison Samuels: “Michelle Hits Her Stride” LINK

The New York Times’ Rachel L. Swarns: "An In-Law Is Finding Washington to Her Liking" LINK

JACK KEMP:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "POTUS on Jack Kemp" LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Kiely: "Kemp’s work ‘enduring to this very day’" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky: “GOP Remembers Kemp, a Shaper of Its Economic Policy” LINK

ECONOMY/HOUSING & MORTGAGES/JOBS:

USA Today’s Wendy Koch: "Food banks see more who need and more who give" LINK

USA Today’s Matt Krantz: "Companies may find hope among the earnings ruins" LINK

USA Today’s Nanci Hellmich: "Accountant saves cash, calories by cooking at home" LINK

CONGRESS:

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: "13 House members seek higher office" LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: "Baucus Bill Portends Dem Fight Over Cuba" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jon Thurber and Ari B. Bloomekatz "Jack Kemp, An Original Pillar In Republican ‘Big Tent,’ Dies At 73" LINK

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “Reid: I Have My Eye on What I need to Do” LINK

HEALTH:

The Boston Globe’s Lisa Wangsness: “Few hospitals go paperless using free VA software” LINK

BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

The New York Times’ Mark Mazzetti and Scott Shane: "Interrogation Debate Sharply Divided Bush White House" LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

The Washington Times’ Tom LoBianco: “Green lobby guides Democrats on climate bill” LINK

The Washington Times’ Tom LoBianco: “Specter hints Kemp died of GOP agenda” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small: “GOP Plans A Rebirth, With Pepperoni and Protests” LINK

GITMO:

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: "Gitmo Task Force Does About-Face On Sharing Data" LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power: “Industries Push for Free Pollution Credits” LINK

The Hill’s Jim Snyder: "Deal on Climate Bill Remains Elusive" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News Rood from Washington: "Good News for the Corrupt; Sad News for Everyone Else" LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by Albert R. Hunt: “‘Dark Side’ of War on Terrorism Must Be Exposed” LINK

Politico’s Daniel Libit: "Stephen Colbert Brings Down The House – Or Does He?" LINK

Politico’s Patrick Gavin: "Porn Star Flirts With La. Senate Run" LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Weiskopff and Michael Duffy: “Bush Library Raises $100 Million in 100 Days” LINK

The New York Times’ David E. Sanger: "Pakistan Strife Raises U.S. Doubts on Nuclear Arms" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

"Obama’s Supreme Court Pick" LINK

"Green Room: ‘Stressing Stress Tests’" LINK

"Roundtable: Souter Replacement" LINK

"Warren Buffett Speaks Out on Economy" LINK

"The Car Plant Closing Crunch" LINK

"Inside the Swine Flu Crisis Center" LINK

"What Does Souter’s Retirement Mean?" LINK

 

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