The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Jan 19, 2010 4:12am

The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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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HAITI EARTHQUAKE & RELIEF EFFORTS:

USA Today’s Jim Michaels, Marisol Bello, Donna Leinwand & Oren Dorell: “U.S. military boosts aid to quake-ravaged Haiti” LINK

USA Today’s Mary Brophy Marcus: “Haiti’s health crisis deepens as recovery efforts continue” LINK

Time’s Tim Padgett: “The Post-Quake Water Crisis: Getting Seawater to the Haitians” LINK

The Washington Post’s Dana Hedgpeth: “U.S. task force commander for Haitian relief says logistics remain stumbling block” LINK

The Washington Post: “Clinton delivers drugs to hospital and a promise to rebuild” LINK

The Washington Post’s Jason Horowitz and Anne Kornblut: “White House adviser Patrick Gaspard’s heart is in Haiti” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Charles Forelle, José De Córdoba and Joe Lauria: “Aid to Haiti Speeds Up, But Delays Mar Effort” LINK

Bloomberg’s Andres R. Martinez and William Varner: “UN to Vote on Sending More Troops for Haiti Aid” LINK

The McClatchy Newspaper by Jacqueline Charles: “Hope survives amid Haiti’s ruins” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA:

ABC News’ Mary Bruce: “Obama To Announce ‘Race To The Top’ Expansion” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Opinions about Obama take hold” LINK

The Associated Press: “Date set for Obama’s first State of the Union” LINK

The Associated Press: “Obama to seek $1.35B more for education” LINK

The Associated Press: “Obama to seek $1.35 billion more for education” LINK

The New York Times: “Date for State of Union” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Fletcher: “Obama to seek $1.35 billion more for Race to the Top program” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson: “White House, CEOs Talk Management” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr.: “More Funding Sought for Education” LINK

Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman: “Obama Slips in Polls as Crises Dominate First Year as President” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ David Muir, Kate Snow and Brinda Adhikari: “Haiti: UN Chief Calls for More Troops as Looting Rises in Port-au-Prince” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Clinton names Al-Qaeda Yemen as terror group a month ago” LINK

Time’s Jyoti Thottam: “Militants Launch Attack on Afghan Capital” LINK

Bloomberg’s Sachiko Sakamaki: “U.S.-Japan 50-Year Alliance ‘Indispensible,’ Hatoyama Says” LINK

CENSUS:

The Cincinnati Enquirer’s Gregory Korte: “Poor economy sweetens pool of Census workers” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl: “Pelosi: We Will Have Health Care – One Way Or Another” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Patrick O’Connor: “Reform options may be hard find” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “President Obama plans combative turn” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn and Robert Pear: “Democrats May Seek to Push Health Bill Through House” LINK

The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon Jr.: “Health-care debate delayed action on other big issues” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

Politico’s Manu Raju and Jonathan Martin and John Bresnahan: “Finger-pointing beings for Democratic insiders” LINK

SENATE RACE / CONGRESS:

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Independents may settle Mass. race today” LINK

Politico’s Staff: “POLITICO breakdown: Mass. Senate” LINK

The New York Times’ Michael Cooper and Katie Zezima: “Massachusetts Senate Candidates Push to Finish Line” LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Chris Cillizza: “Senate election in Massachusetts could be harbinger for health-care reform” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt, Tamara Audi, and Peter Wallsten: “Turnout Is Key in Massachusetts Battle” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt: “Kennedy Death Upsets Status Quo in Massachusetts” LINK

Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla: “Democrats Face Loss of Kennedy’s Seat, Vital Health-Care Vote” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Jessica Van Sack and Hillary Chabot: “Ground forces mobilize” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Jessica Van Sack and Hillary Chabot: “Epic battle ends at the polls today” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Edward Mason: “Joseph L. Kennedy sticks to guns, ignores calls to drop out” LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

USA Today’s Doyle Rice: “Report: ’00s were globe’s warmest decade on record” LINK

OTHER:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Political Dynasties Fade in 2010” LINK

The Associated Press: “Report: FBI illegally collected phone records” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Timiraos: “Souring Mortgages, Weak Market Put Loan Agency on a Tightrope” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Andy Pasztor: “NASA Urged Not To Outsource” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Obama Back on the Stump” LINK

“Volunteers Collect Goods at Haiti Embassy” LINK

“Fight for Kennedy’s Old Senate Seat” LINK

“’The Note’: Goodbye Health Care Reform?” LINK

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