The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, March 8, 2010

By Jayson

Mar 8, 2010 4:52am

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, CLAUDIA MORALES and CARRIE HALPERIN

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HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ John Hendren: “New Deadline Set to Pass Health Care Bill” LINK

ABC News: “Sebelius on Stupak Abortion Impasse: ‘The Conversation Will Continue’” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “McConnell: 2010 races a ‘referendum on health care’” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Haberkorn: “Dems’ splintering threatens health bill” LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “Former Pa. senators look at earlier efforts for health care” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Sunday’s best: A week of health care lobbying” LINK

Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “Va. health bill could foil Obama proposal” LINK

Time’s Adam Sorensen: “Re: Health Care: Beyond Prisoner’s Dilemma” LINK

Politics Daily’s Bruce Drake: “Sebelius Predicts Health Bill Passage, But Dodges the Question of ‘When?’” LINK

Politics Daily’s Jill Lawrence: “Obama’s New Health Pitch: Families, Businesses Would Get Benefits This Year” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “Rights groups slam rumors of Obama flip on KSM trial” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Janet Hook and Noam N. Levey: “Healthcare overhaul comes down to Pelosi and Obama” LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: “Some Democrats predict President Obama’s health care reform will pass – others not so sure” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John McKinnon and Jared Favole: “Democrats Voice Health-Bill Doubts” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA:

The Associated Press’ Eileen Sullivan: “Obama wants former top Army intel officer at TSA” LINK

The Associated Press’ Philip Elliott: “White House tweeting spreads president’s message” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and Nick Schifrin: “Pakistan Arrests America Al Qaeda Member, Identity Not Confirmed” LINK

ABC News’ Vija Udenans: “Obama Congratulates Iraqis on Important Milestone’” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Spate of good news overseas for White House” LINK

The Hill’s Bridget Johnson: “China not on board with sanctions to tackle Iran nuclear issue” LINK

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: “U.S. troops begin to pull out of Haiti as Senate relieves debt” LINK

The New York Times’ Michael Wines: “China Blames U.S. for Strained Relations” LINK

IRAQIS VOTE:

USA Today’s Aamer Madhani: “Iraqis vote on future, await ‘new beginning’” LINK

USA Today’s Aamer Madhani: “Iraqi women try to ensure their ‘voices are heard’” LINK

Time’s Andrew Lee Butters: “Iraqis Ignore Violence and Vote. Now the Hard Part” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ned Parker: “Iraq elections marred by violence” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ernesto Londoño and Leila Fadel: “In Iraq, a day of votes, violence” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Fletcher: “Obama calls Iraq vote ‘an important milestone’” LINK

FIRST LADY:

Time’s Karen Tumulty: “1,000 Words: Michelle’s Fancy Footwork Edition” LINK

ECONOMY / JOBS / STIMULUS / BANKING:

The Associated Press’ Jesse Washington: “Minority firms receive fewer stimulus contracts” LINK

The Associated Press’ Marcy Gordon: “Regulators shut 3 more banks to bring total this year to 25 failures” LINK

Politico’s David Catanese: “Dem vid takes aim at Burr for missed jobs vote” LINK

The Wall Street’s Louise Radnofsky: “Nostalgia for New deal Job Plan” LINK

HOUSING INDUSTRY:

The New York Times’ David Stertfeld: “Program Will Pay Homeowners to Sell at a Loss” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s James Hagerty: “Home-Saving Loans Afoot” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

USA Today’s On Deadline: “Sens. Bayh, Graham seek bipartisan solutions” LINK

The New York Times’ Shaila Dewan: “Arkansas’s Senator in Middle, Hit on All Sides” LINK

SELMA MARCH:

The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser’s Sebastian Kitchen: “45 years after Selma civil rights march, some see ways to go” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “Filibuster Threat? Start Talking” LINK

GOVERNOR DAVID PATTERSON:

Politics Daily’s Luisita Lopez Torregrosa: “New York on the Political Brink: What’s Next?” LINK

HAITI:

USA Today’s Marisol Bello: “Across USA, many still wait for word about loved ones in Haiti” LINK

ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ Keith Thursby: “Edgar Wayburn dies at 103; longtime Sierra Club president helped double U.S. parkland” LINK

OTHER:

Time’s Zachary Karabell: “Is There Too Much Worry About the Debt?” LINK

The Associated Press’ Brett Zongker: “US budget strikes grant program that saved historic treasures” LINK

Politics Daily’s Mary C. Curtis: “America the Peevish: When Debate Descends to Name-Calling” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ellen Schultz: “Defaulted Loans May Haunt Seniors” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Andy Pasztor: “President to Defend NASA Aim” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

“Obama Congratulates Iraq on Election” LINK

“’This Week’ Interview With Sebelius” LINK

“Health Care Reform: What Went Wrong?” LINK

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