The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, February 19, 2010

By Jayson

Feb 19, 2010 4:33am

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ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Dick Cheney: ‘Barack Obama is a One-Term President’” LINK

ABC News’ Karen Travers: “President Obama Hits the Campaign Trail to Save Senate Majority” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Obama Heads Out West to Stump for Two Senators” LINK

The New York Times’ David Sanger: “Obama to Seek Ratification of Nuclear Test Ban Treaty” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kate Andersen Brower: “Obama Stresses Economic Policies in Two-State Western Swing” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: “President Obama touts Michael Bennet as an outsider” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: “President Obama, Harry Reid bound by necessity” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “Cheney: Administration ‘thin-skinned,’ Biden’s ‘not the best responder’” LINK

Politics Daily’s Sandra Fish: “Obama Swings West to Raise Cash for Sen. Michael Bennet, Other Dems” LINK


ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “The Delicate Dance of Meeting with the Dalai Lama” LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper: “Obama Meets Dalai Lama, and China Is Quick to Protest” LINK

The Washington Post’s John Pomfret: “Obama meeting with Dalai Lama complicated U.S. ties with China” LINK

Bloomberg’s Peter S. Green and Edwin Chen: “Obama-Dalai Lama Meeting Shows U.S., China Must Accept Rivalry” LINK


The Washington Post’s Karin Brulliard and Karen DeYoung: “U.S. Pakistan Cooperation has led to capture of Afghan Taliban insurgents” LINK

The Washington Post’s Greg Jaffe: “War in Iraq will be called ‘Operation New Dawn’ to reflect reduced U.S. role” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Laura King and Alex Rodriguez: “Afghan Taliban ‘shadow governor’ is captured in Pakistan” LINK

The Associated Press: “U.S. Marines airdropped into Taliban-held Marjah” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Rosenberg in Kabul and Peter Spiegel in Washington: “U.S. Bets Best Ally In Surge Is Old One” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Chip Cummins in Dubai, Alistair Macdonald in London and Joshua Mitnick in Tel Aviv: “U.A.E. Authorities Probe U.S. Credit-Card Accounts in Hamas Killing” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John W. Miller in Brussels and Maarten Van Tartwijk in Amsterdam: “Dutch Parliament Debates Afghanistan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Rosenberg: “Two Taliban Leaders Arrested” LINK

Politico’s Laura Rozen: “Official: Iran report ‘very disturbing’” LINK


The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis and David Cho: “Bill would broaden Treasury secretary’s power” LINK

Newsweek’s Ted Kaufman: “The Accidental Senator” LINK

USA Today’s On Politics: “Sen. Brown’s ‘not one job’ claim questioned” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta: “Dodd to Offer New Finance-Overhaul Bill” LINK

The Hill’s Kevin Bogardus: “Sen. Lincoln to push black farmers’ funding” LINK


The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney and Kate Zernike: “Conservatives of All Stripes Gather, Emboldened but Far From Unanimous” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “Conservative Political Action Conference begins in Washington” LINK

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: “Dems hurting, but lead in cash for midterm elections” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Energized conservatives pound on Democrats at CPAC” LINK

Time’s Adam Sorensen: “A Presidential Campaign Speech at CPAC” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Susan Milligan: “Romney courts the right with jabs at Obama” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Jessica Van Sack and Hillary Chabot: “Democrats woo Scott Brown’s vote for president’s $15B jobs bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Wallsten and Susan Davis: “Right-Wing Activists Make Case” LINK


ABC News’ Jon Garcia and Yunji de Nies: “Obama: Stimulus Stopped Possibility of Second Depression” LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes: “Bipartisan Commission Is Established to Cut Debt” LINK

From USA Today and Staff Reports: “Obama sets up panel to tackle debt” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser: “State gets $132.7m boost from US” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Levenson: “Teens march to decry cuts in summer jobs” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jon Hilsenrath: “Rate Rise Stirs Questions” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky and Melanie Trottman: “Red Tape Delayed Stimulus Projects” LINK


The New York Daily News’ Helen Kennedy: “Austin plane crash: Pilot Joe Stack appears to target IRS in chilling online suicide note” LINK

Newsweek’s David Graham: “Joseph Stack and Right-Wing Terror: Isolated Incidents or Worrying Trend?” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Russell Gold, Bob Sechler and Evan Perez: “Tax Protester Crashes Plane Into IRS Office” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ryan J. Donmoyer: “Austin Pilot’s Dispute With IRS Began in Early 1980s, Note Says” LINK


The Boston Herald Wire Services: “Toyota honcho to testify about recalls to House” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Mitchell: “Toyota’s Chief to Testify” LINK

Bloomberg’s Jeff Plungis and Alan Ohnsman: “Toyota’s Chief to Testify to U.S. Congress on Recalls” LINK


ABC News’ Bret Hovell: “Sebelius Knocks Insurers for Big Profits and Big Rate Hikes” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn and Robert Pear: “Obama to Offer Health Bill to Ease Impasse as Bipartisan Meeting Approaches” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Noam N. Levey: “Obama to get specific on healthcare legislation” LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “Economy forces states to reduce Medicaid spending” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Avery Johnson: “Fight Over Health-Care Premiums Heats Up” LINK

Bloomberg’s James Rowley and Nicole Gaouette: “Obama to Post Health Plan as Sebelius Renews Attack on Insurers” LINK


The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson: “Climate pact appears increasingly fragile; U.N. official quits” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jeffrey Ball: “U.N. Climate Chief to Resign” LINK

The Hill’s Ben Geman: “Al Gore slams Exxon’s ‘lies’ as advocates seek to regain momentum” LINK


From USA Today and Wire Reports: “8 freed missionaries welcomed home” LINK


USA Today’s Gary Stoller: “J.D. Power survey’s top airports: Detroit, Kansas City” LINK

USA Today’s Gary Stoller: “FAA oversight of airplane maintenance criticized” LINK

Politics Daily’s Annie Groer: “Phyllis Schlafly: No Women, Sarah Palin Included, Ready for White House” LINK


“Young Conservative Slams Obama” LINK

“Romney Lauds Bush, Attacks Obama” LINK

“Obama Forms Fiscal Panel to Bring Down Debt” LINK

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