The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, February 16, 2010

By Jayson

Feb 16, 2010 4:30am

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

BOOKMARKS:

The Note: LINK

The Must-Reads Online: LINK

Top Line Webcast (12noon EST M-F): LINK

ABC News Politics: LINK

The Political Punch (Jake Tapper): LINK

George’s Bottom Line (George Stephanopoulos): LINK

Follow ABC News on Twitter: LINK

ABC News Mobile: LINK

ABC News app on your iPhone/iPod Touch: LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper: “U.S. Encounters Limits of Iran Engagement Policy” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Landler: “Clinton Raises U.S. Concerns of Military Power in Iran” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Landler: “A Royal Feast for Clinton in Saudi Arabia” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “Hillary Clinton warns of Revolutionary Guard’s growing influence in Iran” LINK

The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran: “U.S. curtails use of airstrikes in assault on Marja” LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: “Afghanistan offensive is key test of Obama’s strategy” LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: “Afghan Taliban’s second in command captured in Karachi” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Greg Miller: “Top Afghan Taliban commander captured” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Leo Standora and James Gordon Meek: “Taliban’s top military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar captured in Pakistan, officials confirm” LINK

USA Today’s Jim Michaels: “Afghanistan plea to Taliban: Help us rebuild” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama monitoring Afghan surge” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Biden to visit Israel in March” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Chip Cummins in Dubai and Richard Boudreaux in Moscow: “Clinton: Iran Moving Toward Military Dictatorship” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman and Matthew Rosenberg: “Taliban’s No. 2 Commander Captured in Pakistan” LINK

Bloomberg’s Eltaf Najafizada: “Afghanistan’s Taliban Confirm Capture of Number-Two Commander” LINK

Bloomberg’s Indira A.R. Lakshmanan: “Clinton Says Iran Moving to ‘Military Dictatorship’” LINK

The Associated Press: “Officials: Taliban’s top military commander captured” LINK

Time’s Mark Halperin: “Pakistanis See a Vast U.S. Conspiracy Against Them” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Palestinians reverse on terror victim” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA:

Time’s Mark Halperin: “Can Obama Rebuild Bipartisan Trust in Washington?” LINK

The Associated Press’ Julie Pace: “Obama seeks return to campaign-style discipline” LINK

INDIANA SENATOR EVAN BAYH:

ABC News’ Rick Klein, Jonathan Karl and Huma Khan: “Democratic Senator Evan Bayh Retiring: ‘I Do Not Love Congress’” LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney: “Democrats Reel as Senator Says No to 3rd Term” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Bayh retirement plan fuels GOP hope” LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Bayh’s decision to retire raises Republicans’ hopes for Senate” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Susan Davis: “Democrats Take Blow as Senator Bows Out” LINK

Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla and Kim Chipman: “Bayh’s Retirement Adds to U.S. Senate Democrats’ List of Woes” LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly: “Evan Bayh to Retire: More Bad News for Democrats” LINK

Time’s Mark Halperin: “Which Dems Might Run for Bayh’s Seat?” LINK

Politico’s Glenn Thrush and Jonathan Martin: “Senate in Evan Bayh’s genes, not in his blood” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Former Dem Governor Douglas Wilder: Democrats ‘Whistling by Their Graveyard’; Time for White House Political Shake-UpLINK

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “Sagging senators seek Obama boost on campaign trail” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky: “Democrats Target Stimulus Critics Who Sought Funds” LINK

Politico’s Jessica Taylor: “Dems lining up for Kennedy’s seat” LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “McCain on Hayworth: ‘Litany of lies’” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Is Health Care Overhaul Doomed to Failure?” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “Excise Tax Loses Support Amid White House Push” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: “Both sides advance health myths” LINK

ECONOMY / FINANCIAL REGULATION:

The Washington Times’ Jeffrey Anderson: “Brick by brick, American business loses edge” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Nathaniel Popper: “Banks step up spending on lobbying to fight proposed stiffer regulations” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Surveys show an America that’s bruised, but still optimistic” LINK

GITMO:

The Washington Post’s Peter Finn: “Spain to accept five Guantanamo detainees” LINK

TEA PARTY:

The New York Times’ David Barstow: “Tea Party Movement Lights Fuse for Rebellion on Right” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “Tea party leaders will meet with Steele and other Republican operatives” LINK

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

USA Today’s The Oval: “Michelle Obama to address nation’s governors” LINK

HAITI:

Boston Globe’s Joseph P. Kahn: “Hitting close to home” LINK

USA Today’s Martha T. Moore: “Pipeline of help to Haiti comes from N.Y. community” LINK

OTHER:

Time’s Jim Frederick: “Stopping Soldiers from Becoming Murderers” LINK

Boston Herald Staff: “Report: JFK’s love letters for sale” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Jessica Van Sack: “Mitt Romney threatened on flight” LINK

USA Today’s On Deadline: “Joe the Plumber says McCain ‘was trying to use me’” LINK

The Associated Press: “Aide: Sen. Lautenberg doing OK after fall” LINK

The Associated Press’ Darlene Superville: “CAPITAL CULTURE: Obama mother-in-law likes WH life” LINK

The Hill’s Michael O’Brien: “Sen. Lautenberg hospitalized” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Sen. Bayh: ‘I Do Not Love Congress’” LINK

“Clinton: ‘Deeply Concerned’ About Iran” LINK

“Fmr. Gov. Wilder: Time for W.H. Shake-Up” LINK

You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus