The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, February 25, 2010

Feb 25, 2010 4:24am

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



The Washington Post’s Steven Mufson and Anne Kornblut: “President Obama appeals to business leaders for support of administration goals” LINK

The Washington Post’s David Cho and Brady Dennis: “Obama may compromise on consumer agency to pass financial regulation” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “Obama tells corporate leaders to cut rhetoric” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “New Tack Pays Few Dividends for White House” LINK

Bloomberg’s Nicholas Johnston and Kate Andersen Brower: “Obama Tells CEOs Stimulus, Bailouts Were Temporary Measures” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ryan J. Donmoyer: “Obama’s $90 Billion Bank Fee Formula May Be Revised by Panel” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Christine McConville: “Tan salons feel burned by Obama tax plan” LINK

Boston Globe's David Cho and Brady Dennis: "Obama flexible on finance agency" LINK

Time's Michael Scherer: "It's Been A Year: Time For Reelect" LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "States Loosen Gun Laws Under Obama" LINK

Politics Daily's Peter Wehner: "Obama Is Doing His Best Jimmy Carter: Are Dems Worried Yet?" LINK


ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Setting the Now-Open-Squared Table for the Bipartisan Health Care Reform Summit” LINK

ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Lawmakers Blast Anthem Blue Cross Executives for Insurance Rate Hikes” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “White House, Republicans Spar Over Extra Invitations to Summit” LINK

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: “Stupak and Abortion Still a Roadblock for Dems and Health Reform” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg and David Herszenhorn: “Preparing in Great Detail for a Health Debate, and for Its TV Audience” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery: “Democrats looking beyond health-care summit to final talks within party” LINK

The Washington Post: “A viewer’s guide to the health-care summit” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: “More than healthcare riding on Thursday's summit” LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Poll: Expectations low on health summit" LINK

The Boston Herald’s Jay Fitzgerald: “Scott Brown left out of Obama’s health summit” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “Obama Readies a Fallback Health-Care Proposal” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy and Greg Hitt: “Republicans to Offer Health Plans at Summit” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Avery Johnson: “Lawmakers Lay Into Wellpoint Over Rates” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kristin Jensen and Catherine Dodge: “Obama’s Bipartisan Health Talks Will Underscore Party Divisions” LINK

Time's Amy Sullivan: "Could Abortion Still Sink Health Care Reform?" LINK

The Hill's Jeffrey Young: “Democratic centrists warming to Obama’s healthcare proposal” LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman and Jeffrey Young: “Ten major questions on President Barack Obama’s healthcare summit” LINK

Politico’s Patrick O’Connor: “A rare bipartisan achievement” LINK

Politico’s Chris Frates: “White House punts on containing health costs” LINK


The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “Senate Approves $15 Billion Jobs Bill” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ben Pershing and Perry Bacon Jr.: “Senate Easily approves jobs bill; House passes health-insurance antitrust bill” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Senate breaks rule, OKs jobs bill” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' James Oliphant: “Senate jobs bill a starting point for more legislation” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Corey Boles: “Senate Approves Job-Creation Bill” LINK

USA Today's Matt Kelley: "Some jobs cost more to create than others" LINK

USA Today's Paul Davidson: "Construction unemployment still on the rise" LINK

Time's Jay Newton-Small and Katy Steinmetz: "After Jobs Bill, Reid Looks for More Small Victories" LINK


The New York Times’ Mark Mazzetti and Jane Perlez: “C.I.A. and Pakistan Work Together, but Do So Warily” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Laura King: “Afghans displaced by Marja offensive fret in a cold limbo" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mark Magnier: “India-Pakistan talks are first since Mumbai attack" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen and Amol Sharma: “U.S. Sells Arms to South Asian Rivals” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Iain Martin: “Obama Advisers to Aid Tories' Election TV Battle” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Zahid Hussain: “Pakistan Offers Taliban Official to Afghans” LINK

Bloomberg News: “U.S. Envoy ‘Confident’ North Korea Talks to Resume” LINK


ABC News’ Mathew Jaffe: “Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke: Economy Recovering Slowly” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Timiraos and Michael R. Crittenden: “Less Red Ink at Freddie in '09” LINK


The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes: “As Senate Majority Shifts, So Does View of a Procedural Power Play” LINK

The Hill's Walter Alarkon: “Congress pushes back on tax deduction plan from the president” LINK

Politico’s Erika Lovley: “Hill staffers infuriates by Gingrich” LINK

Politico’s Jake Sherman: “Senate votes to renew Patriot Act” LINK


The New York Times’ Mark Leibovich: “Missing Element in Obama’s Ties With G.O.P. Leaders: Good Chemistry” LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "Wall Street Political Donations Move to GOP" LINK

The Boston Globe's Political Notebook: "Opponents see lessons in Brown win" LINK


ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Napolitano: ‘Violent Islamic Extremism’ a Daily Focus” LINK

The Associated Press: "U.S. Coast Guard nominee would reduce terror hunt" LINK


The Wall Street Journal’s Joseph B. White and Peter Landers: “Toyoda Is Wary Star Of Kabuki At Capitol” LINK


The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan: “Michelle Obama Shares the emotions behind her movement to boost kids’ health” LINK


The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky and Miriam Jordan: “Illegal Workers Slip by System” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jacob Gershman: “Gov. Paterson Suspends Aide” LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "Top Adviser to Sarah Palin Quits" LINK

Politics Daily's Sandra Fish: "New Colorado School Shooting: The Gun Debate Goes On" LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “NYT report could be end for Paterson” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jim McElhatton: “Coburn: Skip Europe AIDS meeting” LINK


“Cantor: Obama to Prove 'Insanity' on Health Care” LINK

“Health Care: Can a Bill Pass?” LINK

“Bipartisan Breakthrough on Jobs Bill” LINK

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