The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mar 30, 2010 4:55am

Compiled by ABC News’ JAYCE HENDERSON, PETER MARTINEZ, CLAUDIA MORALES and CARRIE HALPERIN

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

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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

ABC News’ Mathew Mosk: “Unanswered Questions about Obama’s TSA Nominee” LINK

Politico’s Matt Negrin: “Obama to open Nationals season” LINK

The Hill's Jordan Fabian: “Obama's Passover shadowed by criticism from Israel group” LINK

USA Today's On Deadline: "Tenn. skinhead admits plot to kill Obama, other blacks in '08" LINK

The Associated Press' Mark S. Smith: "CAPITAL CULTURE: Obama's surprising sense of humor" LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ Dexter Filkins and Mark Landler: “Afghan Leader Is Seen to Flout Influence of U.S.” LINK

The Washington Post’s Rama Lakshmi and Steven Mufson: “U.S. India reach agreement on nuclear fuel reprocessing” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Tracy Wilkinson and Cecilia Sanchez: “10 youths slain in Mexico” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Megan K. Stack: “Moscow blasts a challenge to Kremlin” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Laura King: “Afghan opinion divided on Obama's visit” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Ned Parker and Caesar Ahmed: “Iraq panel to bar 6 lawmakers from taking office” LINK

Bloomberg: "China ‘Appreciates’ Obama Actions to Improve Ties" LINK

The Associated Press' Angela Charlton: "Obama set to ask visiting Sarkozy for Afghan help" LINK

Time's Catherine Mayer: "Why Britain's Affair with the U.S. Is Over" LINK

Time's Tim McGirk: "Karzai Talks to the Enemy, but Is the U.S. On Board?" LINK

MOSCOW SUICIDE BOMBINGS:

Bloomberg's Lucian Kim: "Moscow Metro Attacks Saddle Medvedev With Putin’s War on Terror" LINK

USA Today's Alissa deCarbonnel: "Analysts: Russian terror policy a failure" LINK

USA Today's Thomas Frank: "U.S. transit security gets boost after blasts" LINK

Time's Simon Shuster: "Moscow Bombings: Are Islamist Rebels Behind Them?" LINK

The Associated Press' David Novak: "Death Toll from Moscow Blasts Rises to 39" LINK

ARMED FORCES:

USA Today's On Deadline: "AP: Kandahar offensive to begin in June, end by August" LINK

The Associated Press' Anne Flaherty: "Military looks toward long offensive in Kandahar" LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "Military Retrains Crews of Unmanned Drones in War Zones" LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “Mitt Romney’s Health-Care Dilemma” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Barack Obama struggles to capitalize in polls” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Health care votes fuel fund-raising pitches” LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin: “Under shadow of 1957, Arkansas stays out of health-care fight” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Obama Steps Up Confrontation” LINK

USA Today's Susan Page: "Health care law too costly, most say" LINK

The Associated Press' Carla K. Johnson: "Health premiums may rise 17% for young adults buying own insurance" LINK

Politics Daily's Bruce Drake: "The Health Care Overhaul Has an 'Enthusiasm Gap,' Polls Find" LINK

HOUSING / ECONOMY / SECURITIES:

The Washington Post’s Renae Merle: “Foreclosure fund gets $600 million to help residents of 5 more states save homes” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ruth Simon and Kara Scannell: “Securities Debate Is All About Trust” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Alana Semuels: “From bucolic bliss to 'gated ghetto'” LINK

Bloomberg's Dunstan McNichol: "California Revenue Recovery Shows State Cash Collapse Bottoming" LINK

USA Today's Christine Dugas: "Fear of job losses holds back sales in Manchester, N.H." LINK

USA Today's Paul Wiseman: "Homeowners balk as property tax bills stay high" LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "Delaware, Tennessee Win 'Race to the Top' Education Funds" LINK

EDUCATION:

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr.: “Only Two States Win Race to Top” LINK

SARAH PALIN:

ABC News’ Claire Shipman and Huma Khan: “Palin: Lover Her or Hate Her, She’s Here to Stay” LINK

Politico’s Jessica Taylor: “Palin backs three House challengers” LINK

Time's Mark Halperin: "Sarah Palin Goes to War: Go for It? Hell, Yes!" LINK

G.O.P. / RNC / DEMOCRATS:

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny and Bernie Becker: “G.O.P. Opens Inquiry on Club Expenditure” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins: “RNC Fires Employee Over Bar Expense” LINK

Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel: “RNC fires staffer behind controversy” LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: “Chairman Michael Steele's history of gaffes distracts Republicans” LINK

The New York Daily News' Kenneth R. Bazinet and David Saltonstall: “Republican National Committee spent nearly $2,000 at West Hollywood strip club Voyeur” LINK

USA Today's Matt Kelley: "RNC consultant to return $2K for risqué club" LINK

USA Today's On Politics: "Ethics report criticizes ex-Rep. Deal's business dealings" LINK

USA Today's On Politics: "FBI makes arrest in threat on GOP congressional leader" LINK

Politics Daily's Frances Tobin: "California GOP Ad Battles: Pure Genius or Political Suicide?" LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "GOP Chairman Michael Steele Spends Lavishly on the Road" LINK

Politics Daily's Patricia Murphy: "RNC Says Michael Steele Was Never at L.A. Strip Club, But Others Were" LINK

CONGRESS:

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Man charged in threat to kill Cantor" LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

The New York Times’ John Broder: “New E.P.A. Scrutiny Is Set for a Chemical in Plastics” LINK

The New York Times’ John Broder: “E.P.A. Delays Plants’ Pollution Permits” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Jim Tankersley: “Sierra Club chief explains climate change strategy” LINK

CENSUS:

USA Today's Haya El Nasser: "1.6M more forms must be sent out" LINK

Time's Tim Padgett: "Still Black or White: Why the Census Misreads Hispanics" LINK

OTHER:

The Washington Post’s Anita Kumar: “Pennsylvania man arrested for alleged threats to kill Rep. Cantor” LINK

Time's Steven Gray: "A New Name in American Paranoia: The Hutaree Militia" LINK

USA Today's Joan Biskupic: "High court mulls speech rights and more" LINK

Time's Mark Thompson: "EMP: The Next Weapon of Mass Destruction?" LINK

Time's Katy Steinmetz: "Are You Ready for a Biometric Social Security Card?" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Republican Clash on Health Care Strategy” LINK

“Palin Blasts 'Media Lies'” LINK

“FBI Raids Christian Militia” LINK

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