The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, February 11, 2010

Feb 11, 2010 4:42am

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, CARRIE HALPERIN and JESSICA HOPPER

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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

ABC News’: “Dealt a Setback in ‘State Secrets’ Case, Obama Administration Says US-UK Intelligence-Sharing Might Be Damaged” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Sally Cragin: “Black leaders press Obama on economic help for African-Americans” LINK

Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson & Kendra Marr: “Civil Rights leaders push W.H. on jobs” LINK

Politico’s Victoria McGraine: “Activists angry over President Obama bonus talk” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth R. Bazinet: “President Obama now says he’s ‘agnostic’ on possible taxe hikes for households below $250K a year” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Douglas Belkin: “Blagojevich Says He Will Testify in Trial” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Los Angeles Times’ Laura King: “Fatal avalanches on Afghan mountain road rivet nation” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Richard Sisk: “Obama administration hits Iran’s Revolutionary Guard with new sanctions” LINK

The New York Times’ David Sanger: “Obama Takes Several Gambles in Bid to Defuse Nuclear Standoff With Iran” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon and Gerald F. Seib: “U.S. Sanctions Four Iranian Firms” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s David Gauthier-Villars: “U.S. Missionaries’ Case Gets a Boost” LINK

Bloomberg’s Daniel Ten Kate: “U.S. Urges Myanmar to Free Citizen, Says Charges ‘Unjustified’” LINK

REP. CHARLIE WILSON:

ABC News’ Huma Khan and Nick Schifrin: “Charlie Wilson, Former Congressman From Texas, Dies at 76” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Kiely: “Former Texas Rep. Charlie Wilson dies at 76″ LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Oliphant: “Charlie Wilson dies at 76; hard-partying Texas congressman backed Afghan resistance fighters” LINK

The New York Times’ Douglas Martin: “Charlie Wilson, Texas Congressman Linked to Foreign Intrigue, Dies at 76” LINK

The Washington Post’s Emily Langer and T. Rees Shapiro: “Former Rep. Charlie Wilson dies; led U.S. support of Afghans against Soviets” LINK

TERRORISM:

ABC News’ Jason Ryan and Devin Dwyer: “World Trade Center 9/11 Photos: A Fresh But Painful Look at Sept. 11 Tragedy” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: “Biden: More attacks likely” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein & Kasie Hunt: “GOP, White House terrorism battle heats up” LINK

ECONOMY / JOBS / BANKING:

USA Today’s Paul Wiseman: “Smaller banks at risk if commercial real estate falters” LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: “Senate Democrats plan jobs talk, Thursday session despite storm” LINK

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin: “As Fed unravels crisis interventions, success may depend on untested strategies” LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper: “Black Leaders Push Obama for Jobs Bill” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

The Wall Street Journal’s Keith J. Winstein: “A Simple Health-Care Fix Fizzles Out” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

Politico’s James Hohmann: “Unions bash Democrats, warn of political fallout” LINK

2010 ELECTIONS:

ABC News’ Gary Langer: “2010 Elections: Republicans are in the Hunt” LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt: “Fox News analyst Angela McGlowan launches House bid” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Democrats challenged to stay in race” LINK

SENATOR SCOTT BROWN:

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser: “Brown’s next step: putting his saga into a book” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “Scott Brown plans memoir” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Jessica Heslam: “Scott Brown taps lawyer to seek book deal” LINK

TEA PARTY:

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Would-be governors seek Tea Party invite” LINK

JOHN EDWARDS:

ABC News’ James Hill and Lauren Sher: “Lawyers for John Edwards’ Former Aide Hand Over Sex Tape” LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall : “John Edwards proposes to mistress Rielle Hunter, buys $3.5M beach house: report” LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

Politico’s Jake Sherman: “Delegate asks for D.C. emergency” LINK

Politico’s Jake Sherman & Dianna Heitz: “Capitol remains shut Thursday” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson and Neil King Jr.: “Snow Adds To Drift In Politics” LINK

Bloomberg’s Catherine Dodge and Kate Andersen Brower: “Record Washington Snow Costs U.S. Taxpayers, Local Businesses” LINK

CONGRESS:

Politico’s Amie Parnes: “Kerry Inherits Kennedy’s Desk” LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen: “Lobbyist who wants Senate seat back receiving criticism” LINK

OTHER:

USA Today’s On Deadline: “DHS: 800K fewer illegal immigrants in U.S. in ’09″ LINK

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Harper: “Reagan sons bicker over dad’s values, ‘tea parties’” LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Right to Free Speech Collides With Fight Against Terror” LINK

The New York Times’ Emma Graves Fitzsimmons: “Blagojevich Wants Tapes Played in Court” LINK

The Washington Post’s Jon Cohen and Phlip Rucker: “Poll finds most Americans are unhappy with government” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Douglas Belkin: “Blagojevich Says He Will Testify in Trial” LINK

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