The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, March 15, 2010

Mar 15, 2010 4:54am

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, CARRIE HALPERIN and CLAUDIA MORALES

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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

The New York Times’ Eric Lichtblau: “Report Faults U.S.’s Efforts at Transparency” LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson: “Obama’s focus on financial rules, Supreme Court opinion could aid Democrats” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Edward Mason: “Obamawatch” LINK

Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson: “Education plan shuffles political desk” LINK

USA Today's The Oval: "Obama aide: Janet Yellen is "leading contender" for Fed Reserve slot" LINK

The Associated Press: "US agencies are still slow to open files" LINK

Politics Daily's Bruce Drake: "Latest Round-Up of Obama Poll Ratings by State" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' James Oliphant: "Obama losing chance to reshape judiciary" LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Axelrod: Israel Settlement Approval an “Affront’; ‘Insult’” LINK

Politico’s Laura Rozen: “Clinton, Obama mourn U.S. employees murdered in Mexico” LINK

Politics Daily's Tom Diemer: "Hillary Clinton Rebukes Israel for Settlements Surprise During Biden Visit" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Jeffrey Fleishman: "Fixing what he can in Afghanistan" LINK

FINANCE / ECONOMY:

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta: “Dodd’s New Plan for Finance Rules Aims to Give More Muscle to Fed” LINK

Politico’s Victoria McGrane: “Dodd: Wall St. reform ‘cannot wait’” LINK

USA Today's Dennis Cauchon: "States streamline, reorganize amid fiscal crisis" LINK

The Associated Press: "Fed may signal rate change timetable" LINK

EDUCATION:

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr. and Barbara Martinez “Squaring Off on U.S. Schools” LINK

The Boston Globe's James Vaznis: "State firm on school quality" LINK

Politics Daily's Luisita Lopez Torregrosa: "History Revised, Teachers Sacked: The Book Wars in Texas and Beyond" LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ David Kerley: “House Heads Toward Health Care Vote” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Axelrod: Democrats Will Have the Votes for Health Care Reform” LINK

Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson: “Axelrod and Boehner on Health Care” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Haberkorn: “GOP to use amendments as tactic” LINK

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny: “Millions Spent to Sway Democrats on Health Care” LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen: “Democratic leaders say health bill will pass” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy and Greg Hitt: “Health-care Fight Targets Waverers” LINK

USA Today's John Fritze: "Undecided Democrats hold power over health bill" LINK

USA Today's The Oval: "Another big Obama week on health care" LINK

Bloomberg's Kristin Jensen and Laura Litvan: "Obama, Democrats Push Ahead on Health Care in Face of Hurdles" LINK

Bloomberg's Catherine Dodge: "Hoyer Says U.S. House Will Pass Senate Health Bill This Month" LINK

The Associated Press' Libby Quaid: "Health care bill still lacks House votes, congressman says" LINK

Politics Daily's Bruce Drake: "Democrats Still Short of Votes But Predict Health Bill Will Pass" LINK

The Hill's Molly K. Hooper and Bob Cusack: "Some Democrats play hard to get as leaders hunt for healthcare votes" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Richard A. Serrano: "Obama officials confident health bill will pass House this week" LINK

The New York Daily News' Thomas M. Defrank: "Dems and GOPers trade final blows as Obama pushes for health plan to clear Congress this week" LINK

CONGRESS:

The Hill's Silla Brush: "Dodd to unveil financial legislation Monday; no GOP support expected" LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Hill's Jim Snyder: "Environmental groups, window makers battle over energy tax break" LINK

OTHER:

The Washington Post: “Rielle Hunter speaks for the first time in GQ interview about John and Elizabeth Edwards, Andrew Young, and the big-money donors” LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Voter turnouts for primaries 'a concern'" LINK

USA Today's Peter Eisler: "Whistle-blowers' rights get second look" LINK

USA Today's Oren Dorell: "Activist Cindy Sheehan revives anti-war efforts" LINK

The Associated Press: "Paper: Defense official ran private spy operation" LINK

Politics Daily's Ria Misra: "Court Rules Vaccination Doesn't Cause Autism" LINK

Politics Daily's Tom Diemer: "Newt Gingrich Still Hitting Right Notes in Conservative Resurgence" LINK

USA Today's Haya El Nasser: "Census forms on their way" LINK

The Associated Press: "Sen. Harry Reid's wife released from Va. hospital" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Axelrod on Health Care” LINK

“Interview with Sen. Graham” LINK

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