The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Feb 2, 2010 4:46am

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’ JAYCE HENDERSON, PETER MARTINEZ, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, CLAUDIA MORALES and CARRIE HALERIN

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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear: “Obama answers questions submitted on YouTube” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “President Obama tries to stem voter anger in N.H. stop today” LINK

USA Today's Greg Toppo: "Obama wants to raise the bar of No Child Left Behind law" LINK

U.S. DEFICIT / BUDGET:

ABC News: “Budget Budges: Across sea of red ink, will GOP reach back to Obama?” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Huma Khan: “President Obama: 2011 Budget Contains Investments to Boost Economy” LINK

ABC News’ David Muir: “The Budget Deficit: How Did We Get Here?” LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: “Big bang gives way to busted budget” LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers and James Hohmann: “Winners and losers in Obama’s budget” LINK

The Washington Times” Stephen Dinan: “Largest-ever payroll to hit 2.15 million” LINK

The New York Times’ David Sanger: “Huge Deficits May Alter U.S. Politics and Global Power” LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes: “In $3.8 Trillion Budget, Obama Pivots to Trim Future Deficits” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery and Michael Fletcher: “Obama budget calls for new spending to lower unemployment, help middle class” LINK

The Washington Post’s Alec MacGillis: “In budget, Obama tries to balance vision against current needs” LINK

Newsweek’s Michael Hirsh: “Obama’s Budget Delivers Middle-Class Fixes, but Not Nearly Enough” LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly: “Obama and the Decade of Profligacy” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Wealthy Face Tax Increase” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ryan J. Donmoyer: “Obama Budget Seeks $1.9 Trillion Tax Rise on Richest, Business” LINK

Bloomberg’s Brian Faler: “Obama Deficit-Reduction Plans Face Tough Sell in Election Year” LINK

The Hill's Walter Alarkon: “President Obama’s budget seeks an end to tax break for the middle class" LINK

The Hill's Jim Snyder and Silla Brush: “Budget fighting begins with oil lobby assault" LINK

The Hill's Kevin Bogardus : “Obama vs. K St. intensifies" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Julian E. Barnes: “Pentagon budget calls for more unmanned aircraft" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Janet Hook: “Obama budget sets strategy for fall campaign" LINK

USA Today's Richard Wolf: "Obama's budget proposal draws rapid fire from legislators" LINK

The Boston Globe's Susan Milligan and Alan Wirzbicki: "Budget reflects dire realities, Obama says" LINK

WHITE HOUSE:

Newsweek’s Daniel Stone: “White House Signals Pessimism on Cap and Trade” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael M. Phillips: “U.S. Steps Up Missions Targeting Taliban Leaders” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Charles Forelle: “EU's Top-Down Crisis” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Sarah Childress: “Somalia's Al Shabaab to Ally With Al Qaeda” LINK

The Associated Press: "White House: China sanctions on US unwarranted" LINK

HAITI EARTHQUAKE & RELIEF EFFORTS:

The Associated Press: "Haiti says 10 Baptists may be tried in U.S." LINK

Time's Tim Padgett: "Scientists: Why Haiti Should Move Its Capital" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Mitchell Landsberg: “At a Haiti school's reopening, a lesson in sharing" LINK

TERRORISM:

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “DOJ redefines terrorism for FY2010 performance goals” LINK

HOMELAND SECURITY:

The Washington Post’s Spencer Hsu: “Obama officials present a strategic redefining of Homeland Security’s mission” LINK

U.S. DEFENSE:

The New York Times’ Christopher Drew and Thom Shanker: “Gates Shakes Up Leadership for F-35” LINK

'DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL':

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen: “Iraq Veteran Leads 'Don't Ask' Push” LINK

Bloomberg’s Peter S. Green: “Pentagon Chiefs to Brief U.S. Senate Panel on Gays in Military” LINK

The Associated Press: "Pentagon officials to review military gay ban" LINK

The Boston Globe's Bryan Bender: "Pentagon may ease ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’" LINK

NASA:

The New York Times’ Kenneth Chang: “Billions for NASA, With a Push to Find New Ways Into Space” LINK

The Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach: “Obama budget proposal scraps NASA’s back-to-the-moon” LINK

Newsweek’s Fred Guterl: “NASA Finally Breaks the Budget” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

The New York Times’ Rosaling Helderman: “Virginia Senate bills say no to requiring health insurance” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Anna Wilde Mathews: “States Restart Health-Care Push” LINK

Bloomberg’s David Olmos: “Hospital Mergers Loom as U.S. Health Overhaul Fails Centers” LINK

JOBS:

The New York Times’ Michael Cooper: “At Issue: Counting the Jobs Created” LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly: “The Jobs Bill Might Not Be Good News for Obama” LINK

EDUCATION:

The New York Times’ Sam Dillon: “Administration Outlines Proposed Changes to ‘No Child’ Law” LINK

SARAH PALIN:

The New York Daily News' David Saltonstall: “Sarah Palin spent $63,000 on copies of 'Going Rogue' for supporters" LINK

JOHN EDWARDS:

The New York Daily News' Corky Siemaszko: “John Edwards' ex-aide Andrew Young speaks on alleged Rielle Hunter sex tape – and fears for his life" <a LINK

G.O.P.:

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Harper: “GOP gains, but most states blue” LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: “GOP gains many well-funded candidates in crowded primaries" LINK

SENATE:

Politico’s Manu Raju: “Harry Reid to John McCain: 2008 ‘is over’” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Lattman: “Wilson Eyes New York State” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Paulson: Inside the Financial Meltdown” LINK

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