The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jan 21, 2010 4:37am

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 Eric Moskowitz: “A new political landscape” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Farah Stockman, Bryan Bender, and Donovan Slack: “Mass. delegation braces for GOP challenges” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Lisa Wangsness: “Democrats forced to consider scaled-back legislation” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Susan Milligan: “Party scrambling to keep its agenda intact” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Levenson: “Candidates make a study of Brown” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Andrea Estes: “Aides say Coakley will seek reelection as attorney general” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “Gibbs: Obama to stick to agenda despite loss” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Scott Brown imperils President Obama’s terror policies” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page, John Fritze and Kathy Kiely: “GOP win in Mass. jolts Obama plans” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt: “Win Points to New GOP Strategy” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Scott Brown is hotter than hot” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Dave Wedge : “John McCain: Give Scott Brown his seat now” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Dave Wedge and Jessica Van Sack: “‘Life goes on’ for Kennedy clan” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray: “House Democrats reluctant to take Senate health-care reform bill” LINK

The New York Times’ Michael Cooper: “G.O.P. Senate Victory Stuns Democrats” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Leibovich: “Disipline Helped Carve Path to Senate” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear: “Obama blames Massachusetts Senate loss on middle-class economic pain” LINK

The Washington Post’s Alec MacGillis: “Brown’s victory in Mass. Senate race hardly a repudiation of health reform” LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Paul Kane: “After Massachusetts loss, Democrats vow to focus on economy, jobs” LINK

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Republicans Revel in Brown Win As Democrats Try to ‘Move Forward’ LINK

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Meet Scott Brown, Massachusetts’ Republican Senator-Elect” LINK

The Washington Times Joseph Curl: “Brown touts ‘big-tent’ outlook” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA & HEALTH CARE:

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama to Congress: Don’t ‘jam’ through health care” LINK

Time’s Joe Klein: “Starting Over: Can Obama Revive His Agenda?” LINK

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl: “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Hits ‘Pause’ on Health Care” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Patrick O’Connor: “Dems look toward scaled-down reform” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Haberkorn and Kara Rowland: “Democrats look to navigate tougher path to health reform” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “’Scott Brown’ candidates rising up” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy and Laura Meckler: “Obama Retreats on Health” LINK

Bloomberg’s Laura Litvan and Nicole Gaouette: “Obama, Democrats Signal Willingness to Scale Back Health Bill” LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: “White House signaling new direction on healthcare reform” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “Obama Trying to Turn Around His Presidency” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg and David Herszenhorn: “Obama Weighs Paring Goals for Health Bill” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA:

ABC News’ Karen Travers: “Exclusive: President Obama Says Voter Anger, Frustration Key to Republican Victory in Massachusetts Senate” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Transcript: George Stephanopoulos Exclusive Interview with President Obama” LINK

Politico’s John F. Harris and Carol E. Lee: “Obama’s first year: What went wrong” LINK

Politico’s Victoria McGrane: “President Obama to propose new bank curbs” LINK

USA Today’s Mark Memmott: “Ineligible firms got $25M in stimulus work” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama White House enters the App world” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “Obama prepares media blitz on bank tax, consumer agency” LINK

Time’s Joe Klein: “Q&A: Obama on His First Year in Office” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta and Jonathan Weisman: “Proposal Set to Curb Bank Giants” LINK

Bloomberg’s Nicholas Johnston and Julianna Goldman: “Obama to Propose New Rules on Banks’ Size, Proprietary Trading” LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes and Louis Uchitelle: “Obama to Propose Limits on Risks Taken by Banks” LINK

The Washington Post’s Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho: “Obama to propose new limits on large banks’ size and investments, official says” LINK

HAITI EARTHQUAKE & RELIEF EFFORTS:

Bloomberg’s Bill Faries: “Haitian ‘Whirlpool’ Draws U.S. Back to Country Napoleon Lost” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Tracy Wilkinson: “Haiti’s elite hold nation’s future in their hands” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon: “U.S. Seeks Saudi Role in Helping Poorest Arab State” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Julian E. Barnes and Mark Magnier: “Gates increases pressure on Pakistan” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Landler: “U.S. Envisions a Continuing Civilian Presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan” LINK

TEA PARTY:

The Boston Globe’s Stephanie Ebbert: “Tea Party shows its muscle in Bay State” LINK

ECONOMY:

Politico’s David Rogers: “Democrats seek to up debt ceiling by $1.9 trillion” LINK

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

USA Today’s The Oval: “Michelle Obama asks mayors to help trim the fat among kids” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

The Washington Post’s David Graham: “The Left’s Circular Firing Squad” LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney, Jeff Zeleny, Kate Zernike and Michael Cooper: “Energy and Stealth of G.O.P. Groups Undid a Sure Bet” LINK

CHRISTMAS DAY BOMB ATTEMPT:

USA Today’s Peter Eisler and Kevin Johnson: “Bomb in Christmas plot sent to anti-terror lab” LINK

BERNANKE:

The Wall Street Journal’s Sudeep Reddy: “Fed Officials Rebut Lawmakers’ Criticism” LINK

TERRORISM:

The Washington Post’s Spencer Hsu and Jennifer Agiesta: ”Intelligence chief says FBI was too hasty in handling of attempted bombing” LINK

OTHER:

The Associated Press: “Cindy McCain poses for gay marriage ad” LINK

Time’s Massimo Calabresi: “FBI Broke Privacy Laws, Says Justice Department Probe” LINK

The New York Times’ Janie Lorber: “Uninvited White House Guests Take the Fifth at Hearing” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Who is Scott Brown?” LINK

“Obama Reacts to Brown’s Victory” LINK

“Obama: Health Care After Massachusetts” LINK

“W.H. Crashers Take the Stand, Plead the 5th” LINK

“Brown: My Daughters Are ‘Available’” LINK

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