The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, May 22, 2009

May 22, 2009 5:23am

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, JAYCE HENDERSON, CARRIE HALPERIN and GEORGIA DAWKINS

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

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Defends Planned Reuse of TARP Funds" LINK

USA Today On Deadline: "GMAC gets additional $7.5B from Treasury" LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Chu: "Obama expected to sign credit card legislation Friday" LINK

Newsweek’s Michael Hirsh: “Should the Fed be Wall Street’s watchdog?” LINK

 

GITMO / DUELING OPINIONS (PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT CHENEY):

ABC News’ Jake Tapper, Jonathan Karl and Karen Travers: "President Obama, Dick Cheney Face Off on National Security Issues" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "President Obama Talks Detainees, Supports Indefinite Detention for Some Detainees" LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall and Ken Dilanian: "Guantanamo plan takes more shots" LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Obama Mounts Defense of Plans to Close Guantanamo” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “Obama Faces Pitfalls With Surgical Tack on Detainees” LINK

The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg: “A Freer Cheney Makes Case (With Dual Focus)” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear: “Cheney Says Current Policies Put More Americans at Risk” LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson and Michael Fletcher: “In Dueling Speeches, A National Security Debate” LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Finn: “Obama Endorses Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Some” LINK

The Washington Post: “A Week of Meetings Shaped Address” LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: "Senate Dems Backpedal On Guantánamo" LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju & Alex Isenstadt: "Harry Reid: We Still Need Gitmo Details" LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: "Obama vs. Cheney: Just The Facts" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Spiegel and Jonathan Weisman: “Conflicting Views on Terror Fight Get Capitol Airing” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Charles Krauthammer: “Obama’s deeds vindicate Bush” LINK

Newsweek’s Holly Bailey: “Biden on Gitmo: ‘It’s Like Opening Pandora’s Box’” LINK

Boston Globe’s Joseph Williams and Bryan Bender: "Obama and Cheny Clash Against Terror" LINK

Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: "Romney Praises Cheney" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Wallsten and Janet Hook: "Obama and Cheney in a dual for hearts and minds" LINK

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OBAMA:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "’This Week’ Exclusive: Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen" LINK

The Associated Press’ Andrew Taylor: "Senate Passes $91.3 Billion War Funding Bill" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Today’s National Security Debate" LINK

USA Today’s Rick Hampson: "Legacies of war dead endure" LINK

The Hill’s Ian Swanson: "Senate Passes $91 Billion Military Supplemental Bill" LINK

Bloomberg’s Brian Faler: “Senate Approves $91 Billion Funding Bill for Iraq, Afghan Wars” LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / ADMINISTRATION:

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “Obama Curtails Bush’s Policy of Preemption” LINK

The Hill’s Reid Wilson and Sam Youngman: "Obama Rejects Critics" LINK

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

Time’s Nancy Gibbs and Michael Scherer: "The Meaning of Michelle Obama" LINK

ECONOMY / HOUSING / JOBS:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe and Charlie Herman: "Unemployment Estimates Continue to Worsen: CBO Predicts Peak Over 10 Percent" LINK

USA Today: "Summer travel ’09: Freebies across the USA" LINK

USA Today’s Larry Copeland and Judy Keen: "Skimping on vacations this summer? You’re not alone" LINK

USA Today’s Marisol Bello: "World’s neediest kids suffer in recession" LINK

USA Today’s David J. Lynch: "Dollar tumbles against euro on unease about inflation" LINK

USA Today’s Sandra Block: "Traditional company pensions are going away fast" LINK

INTERROGATION / C.I.A. / TORTURE / HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI:

Politico’s Roger Simon: "Pelosi Bewildered, But Unbothered" LINK

Time’s Anne Flaherty: "House Rejects Probe into Pelosi CIA Claims" LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: "RNC Launches ‘Daisy’ Web Ad" LINK

ABC News’ David Chalian: "GOP Leader Says National Security Won’t Drive 2010 Politics" LINK

AUTO INDUSTRY:

USA Today’s Chris Woodyard and Sharon Silke Carty: "This year’s auto sales forecast falls to 10 million" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr.: “Obama’s Fuel Rules Risk Complicating Car Rescue” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ari Levy and Rebecca Christie: “GMAC Receives $7.5 Billion in Federal Funds for Chrysler Loans” LINK

VICE-PRESIDENT BIDEN:

Newsweek’s Holly Bailey: “Kosovo Hearts Joe Biden” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The New York Times’ John Broder: “Climate Bill Clears Hurdle, but Others Remain” LINK

The Hill’s Jared Allen: "Climate Change Bill Passes Energy Committee" LINK

Politico’s Lisa Lerer: "Climate Bill Clears House Committee" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley and Stephen Power: “House Panel Clears Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Powerl “Energy Groups Urge Faster U.S. Aid for Power, Pollution Projects” LINK

Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: "Obama Commends Climate Change Bill" LINK

FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

The Associated Press: "Bush: It’s ‘liberating’ to be out of office" LINK

ALASKA GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN:

USA Today On Deadline: "Palin rejects $28.6M in federal stimulus funds" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press’ Chris Brummitt: "UN Seeks $543 Million for Pakistan War Refugees" LINK

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: "Watchdog: Federal Regulators Engaged in "Inappropriate" Backdating at Thrifts like IndyMac" LINK

ABC News’ Nitya Venkataraman and Sunlen Miller: "President Obama Welcomes the Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers to the White House" LINK

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas, Richard Esposito, Jack Date, Aaron Katersky, Erin Keohane and Theresa Cook: "N.Y. Terror Suspects Appear in Court, Accused of ‘Chilling Plot’" LINK

USA Today’s Andrew Wolfson and Andrea Stone: "Ex-soldier gets life for Iraqi murders" LINK

The New York Times’ Jacques Steinberg: “Animatronic Obama Going to Disney World With High-Tech Style” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stu Woo and Bobby White: “California Cities Irked by Borrowing Plan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephanie Simon: “Texas Mayor Trades Job for Romance in Mexico” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas and Richard Simon: "Washington Declines to help California, at least for now" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

"Obama, Cheney Square Off on Interrogation Memos" LINK

"Stephanopoulos on Obama vs. Cheney" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Obama’s Side of the Debate" LINK

"Dick Cheney’s Critical Rebuttal" LINK

"RNC ‘Daisy’ Ad Hits Obama" LINK

"The Bottom Line on Terrorism" LINK

"Obama Heightens National Security Debate" LINK

"Geithner: Hopeful Signs for Economy" LINK

 

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