The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, January 22, 2010

By Jayson

Jan 22, 2010 5:32am

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 Desk Assistants PETER MARTINEZ, JAYCE HENDERSON, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, CLAUDIA MORALES and CARRIE HALPERIN

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MASSACHUSETTS ELECTION / SCOTT BROWN / HEALTH CARE / MARTHA COAKLEY:

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser: “It’s all Scott Brown on Capitol Hill” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Joseph P. Williams: “Mass. could benefit if senators set aside partisanship” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Jason Woods: “Politicians declare runs for seat Brown vacating” LINK

The Boston Globe’s David Filipov: “Liberal bastions lament as the blue fades” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Stephanie Ebbert: “‘I did what I felt was the best campaign I could do.’” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Political Intelligence: “Wasting little time: group urging Brown to work for economic, immigration reforms” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Scott Brown makes rounds in Washington D.C.” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Melanie Trottman: “AFL-CIO Poll Shows Union Households Boosted Brown” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse and Bernie Becker: “New G.O.P. Senator ‘Having Fun’ on Capitol Hill” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA / HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Karen Travers and Huma Khan: “President Obama, Democrats, Not Going to Rush Health Care” LINK

Politico’s Patrick O’Connor and Carrie Budoff Brown: “Dem health care talks collapsing” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Haberkorn: “Pelosi doesn’t have votes to pass health bill” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Poll: Regroup on health care, most say” LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Dems weigh whether health bills ‘are dead’” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Democrats grim on health-care bill” LINK

The Hill’s Jared Allen: “Some House Dems warming to idea of scaled-back healthcare reform” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and David Herszenhorn: “A New Search for Consensus on Health Care Bill” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane: “Pelosi: House won’t pass Senate bill to save health-care reform” LINK

Newsweek’s Sarah Kliff: “The Compromise Blowback: Why Pelosi Doesn’t (Yet) Have the Votes for the Senate Health-Care Bill” LINK

Newsweek’s Daniel Stone: “Without Enough House Votes, Where Does Reform Go From Here?” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA / BANKS:

ABC News’ Mathew Jaffe: “Obama Proposes Limits on Wall Street Banks; Enough to Ease Main Street Anger?” LINK

Politico’s John F. Harris: “Clinton years hold clues for Obama” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “Obama slams banks with more reforms” LINK

Bloomberg’s Jason Kelly and Cristina Alesci: “Obama Proposal May Force JPMorgan, Goldman to Sell Buyout Units” LINK

Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla: “Obama Seen as Anti-Business by 77% of U.S. Investors” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson: “Obama Embarks on Listening Tour” LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes: “With populist Stance, Obama Takes On Banks” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear and Binyamin Appelbaum: “Obama proposes tough limits on largest banks” LINK

The Washington Post’s David Cho and Binyamin Appelbaum: “Obama’s Volcker Rule shifts power away from Geithner” LINK

HAITI EARTHQUAKE & RELIEF EFFORTS:

USA Today’s Donna Leinwand: “Fine line between stealing, surviving in Haiti” LINK

The Associated Press: “Haiti to move 400,000 quake survivors to temporary camps” LINK

Time: “Pain and Hunger at Port-au-Prince’s General Hospital” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Spiegel: “U.S. Leads Way in Aid Pledges, With Tally Likely to Skyrocket” LINK

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: “Lawmakers back sustained effort in Haiti despite ‘checkered’ U.S. history there” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Scott Kraft and Ken Ellingwood: “Haiti effort to get a boost from added airfields, seaport reopening” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Landler and Helene Cooper: “White House Eager to Project Image of Competence in Relief Efforts” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Decision may mean more foreign cash” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Charles Levinson and Margaret Coker: “Al Qaeda’s Deep Tribal Ties Make Yemen a Terror Hub” LINK

Bloomberg’s Indira A.R. Lakshmanan: “Clinton Urges Tech Companies to Resist Censors, Condemn Attacks” LINK

Bloomberg’s Indira A.R. Lakshmanan: “U.S. to Keep Civilians in Afghanistan When Troops Go” LINK

The New York Times’ Elisabeth Bumiller: “U.S. Offers Pakistan Drones to Urge Cooperation” LINK

JOHN EDWARDS:

The Associated Press: “John Edwards admits he fathered aide’s child” LINK

Time’s Amy Sullivan: “Re: Haven’t They Suffered Enough?” LINK

The New York Times’ Julie Bosman: “Edwards Admits He Fathered Girl With Mistress” LINK

The Washington Post’s Garance Franke-Ruta: “John Edwards admits paternity” LINK

ECONOMY:

The Los Angeles Times’ David Pierson: “China reports brisk expansion, and rising prices, to close 2009″ LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

Politico’s Jim Vandehei and James Hohmann: “Why the GOP should still be nervous” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery: “Senators in both parties balk at President Obama’s plan for deficit panel” LINK

SUPREME COURT / CAMPAIGN SPENDING:

ABC News’ Ariane De Vogue, Terry Moran, and Devin Dwyer: “Supreme Court Overturns Campaign Spending Limits on Corporations, Unions” LINK

ABC News: “Closing Arguments: Elections for Sale?” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Tom Hamburger and James Oliphant: “Court ruling on campaign spending could pay off for GOP in November” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David G. Savage: “Supreme Court OKs unlimited corporate spending on elections” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “High court unleashes political ad spending” LINK

USA Today’s Joan Biskupic: “Judge Stevens bemoans changed court” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Susan Milligan: “Court OK’s corporate campaign spending” LINK

Bloomberg’s Jonathan D. Salant and Lorraine Woellert: “High Court Decision May Bring ‘Cascade’ of Election Spending” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin: “Court Kills Limits on Corporate Politicking” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins: “Big Donors Plan Boost in Campaign Spending” LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Justices, 5-4, Reject Corporate Spending Limit” LINK

The New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick: “Lobbyists Get Potent Weapon in Campaign Finance Ruling” LINK

SENATE:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: Senate Dems Not Sure They Can Get Enough Votes to Reconfirm Bernanke” LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: “Cold Senate reception for Bernanke” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Corey Boles: “Debt Ceiling Debate Begins” LINK

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN:

The Washington Post’s Leila Fadel: “Biden going to Iraq due to concerns about candidates barred from elections” LINK

SECRETAERY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

The New York Times’ Mark Landler: “Clinton Urges Global Response to Internet Attacks” LINK

The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang: “Hillary Clinton calls for Web freedom, demands China investigate Google attack” LINK

GAY RIGHTS:

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “McCain’s (But Not John) Campaign for Gay Marriage” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Geoffrey A. Fowler: “Gay-Marriage Backers See Hostile Intent in Ban” LINK

GITMO:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Gitmo Review Task Force Issues Recommendations & Shut Down, Friday’s Gitmo Closure Deadline Will Not Be Met” LINK

OTHER:

The Associated Press: “Government posting wealth of data to Internet” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Pelosi: Not Enough Votes to Pass Senate Bill” LINK

“Scott Brown Welcomed on Capitol Hill” LINK

“Obama Takes on Big Banks” LINK

“Can Dems Salvage Heath Care?” LINK

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