The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, January 25, 2010

By Jayson

Jan 25, 2010 4:08am

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

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HAITI EARTHQUAKE & RELIEF EFFORTS:

The Los Angeles Times’ Scott Kraft: “As night falls, Haitians head into the streets” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Helen Kennedy: “Haiti government confirms over 150,000 dead in massive earthquake” LINK

USA Today’s Donna Leinwand, Marisol Bello and Martha T. Moore: “In Haiti, children are the most vulnerable” LINK

USA Today’s Jim Michaels: “Marines studied their own history in Haiti” LINK

USA Today’s Donna Leinwand: “Govt: 150K quake victims buried in Haiti” LINK

Bloomberg’s Sarah Jones: “Cancel Haiti’s $890 Million in Debt, Oxfam Urges World Leaders” LINK

Time’s Jay Newton-Small: “Are US TV Crews Killing Haitians?” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Maria Sacchetti: “On broken streets, Haitians share night” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA / STATE OF THE UNION / ECONOMY / JOBS:

ABC News’ Kristina Wong: “President Obama Changes Tone Ahead of State of the Union Address” LINK

ABC News’ Joshua Miller and Jacqueline Klingebiel: “President Obama’s Top Political Adviser Said ‘No Regrets’ After President’s First Year in Office” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Reacting to Mass. Rebellion, White House Beefs Up Outside Political Arm” LINK

The New York Times’ Shery; Gay Stolberg: “Obama to Offer Aid for Families in State of the Union Address” LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall: “Obama to reintroduce himself during State of the Union” LINK

USA Today’s Paul Wiseman and Barbara Hansen: “Exclusive: Obama stimulus reduced our pain, experts say” LINK

Bloomberg’s Angela Greiling Keane and Gopal Ratnam: “Obama Adviser Axelrod Says Bailouts, Stimulus Were ‘Essential” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Lisa Wangsness: “President to turn focus to economy” LINK

The Associated Press: “Speech critics assess Obama’s oratory” LINK

The Associated Press: “White House advisers promise sharper focus on jobs” LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: “Scott Brown on same page as President Obama fiscal commission” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Gordon Lubold: “How Gates, Mullen Are Building US Military’s Ties With Pakistan” LINK

The Washington Post’s Blaine Harden: “Mayor’s election in Okinawa is setback for U.S. air base move” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ M. Karim Faiez and Laura King: “Afghanistan postpones parliamentary elections” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Alan Cullison and Habib Zahori: “Afghanistan Postpones Vote” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jason Dean: “China Ups the Ante in Internet Row With U.S.” LINK

Bloomberg’s Tony Capaccio: “Weak Oversight in Iraq Puts $2.5 Billion at Risk, Audit Says” LINK

CONGRESS:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Coryn: Look for Big Recruits to Join Senate Races in Brown’s Wake” LINK

The Washington Times’ Valerie Richardson: “Fight on right enlivens Utah Senate race” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The New York Times’ Adam Nagouney and Carl Hulse: “G.O.P. Seeks to Widen Field of Play in Fall Elections” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Haberkorn: “Hill Dems set to pivot to job creation” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Edgar Sandoval and Kenneth Lovett: “Gov. Paterson’s team starts firing away at expected primary foe Andrew Cuomo” LINK

The Associated Press: “Republicans Hawaii-bound to work on strategy” LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt: “Marion Berry to announce retirement” LINK

The Hill’s Sean J. Miller: “Brown’s win shows GOP how to seize Obama’s old Senate seat” LINK

The Hill’s Jordan Fabian: “Report: Berry becomes latest Dem to retire” LINK

BEN BERNANKE:

The Washington Times’ Patrice Hill: “2nd term for Bernanke in peril in Senate” LINK

Bloomberg’s Scott Lanman: “White House, Top Senate Republican Say Bernanke Will Keep Job” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Sudeep Reddy: “Backers Rally to Bernanke” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “Timothy Geithner warns of Ben Bernanke fallout” LINK

OTHER:

The New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick: “Crusader Bent on Dismantling Spending Rules” LINK

Time’s Barbara Kiviat: “Should the Census Be Asking People if They Are Negro?” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Obama: People in DC ‘Can Drive You Crazy’” LINK

“Hodes on Bernanke: Supporting Him ‘So Far’” LINK

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