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

Mar 15, 2010 4:54am

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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“Interview with Sen. Graham” LINK

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