The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mar 31, 2010 4:10am

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 KRISTEN RED-HORSE, JAYSON HENDERSON, PETER MARTINEZ, CLAUDIA MORALES and CARRIE HALPERIN

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PRESIDENT OBAMA & HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller and Huma Khan: “Obama Signs Student Load Overhaul Legislation” LINK

ABC News’ David Chalian: “Obama Prepared to Move Agenda Forward With or Without GOP” LINK

The New York Times’ John Broder: “Obama to Open Offshore Areas to Oil Drilling for First Time” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker and David Herszenhorn: “Obama Signs Overhaul of Student Loan Program” LINK

The Washington Post’s Eli Saslow: “For a look outside presidential bubble, Obama reads 10 personal letters each day” LINK

The Tribune Washington Bureau’s Jim Tankersley: “President Obama to unveil offshore drilling plan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin: “White House Court Brief Backs Race-Based Admissions” LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama to allow oil drilling off Virginia coast" LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "White House to Outline Plan for Off-Shore Oil Drilling" LINK

Politics Daily's David Sessions: "Sarkozy Reiterates Trust in Obama, Support for U.S. Afghanistan Strategy" LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Health Reform Law to Spawn More Tax Men?” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “Insurers to Comply With Rules on Children” LINK

The Boston Globe's Sasha Issenberg: "Romney defends Mass. health care law" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy: “Business Bids to Shape Health Changes” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kristin Jensen and Edwin Chen: “Losing Kennedy Made Obama Find Health Care in Homage to Cause” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller: “Obama Calls For Sanctions Regime vs. Iran ‘Within Weeks’” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “Obama Expects U.N. Sanctions on Iran to Be Approved Soon” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “Arms Control May Be Different Things on Paper and on the Ground” LINK

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “CURL: Sarkosy’s chilly visit to America” LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan: “In blueprint for Haiti, U.S. takes new approach to aid” LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung and Craig Whitlock: “U.S. forces set sights on Taliban bastion of Kandahar” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Paul Richter: "Canada adamant about Afghanistan pullout; France sounds supportive note” LINK

USA Today's David Jackson: "Obama says he wants sanctions on Iran in weeks" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Spiegel: “U.S., France Seek Iran Action” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Margaret Coker: “Allawi Accuses Tehran of Interfering in Iraq” LINK

Bloomberg’s Helene Fouquet and Julianna Goldman: “Obama, Sarkozy Unified on Push for New Sanctions by UN on Iran” LINK

Newsweek’s Daniel Stone: “Sarkozy Has the Meeting He Needed with Obama” LINK

Time's Simon Shuster: "Moscow Bombings: A New Cycle of Retaliation?" LINK

Politico’s Jen Dimascio: “Sarkozy presses Pentagon’s search” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee and Kendra Marr: “President Obama: Moving ahead on Iran sanctions” LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "President calls on U.N. to impose tough sanctions on Iran by spring” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS / TEA PARTY:

ABC News’ Claire Shipman: “Spending and strippers: RNC Spree Raises Questions” LINK

Politico’s David Catanese: “Last-minute surprises in Missouri” LINK

Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel and Jake Sherman: “New partisan clash- most victimized” LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "Former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich Wants His Old Job Back" LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "RNC Fires Staffer Who Expensed $2,000 Tab at Sex-Themed Nightclub" LINK

Politics Daily's Robert Schmuhl: "Mitt Romney, Looking to 2012 but Running From the Past" LINK

ECONOMY / FINANCIAL OVERHAUL:

USA Today's Larry Copeland: "Speeding 'cushion' may dwindle due to recession" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Mark Gongloff: “Bonds Cap Epic Comeback” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s James R. Hagerty and Nick Timiraos: “Loans Without Backing Are Focus of Offer Plan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Amy Merrick: “Toledo's Fiscal Reckoning” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta: “Corker Says He Can't Back Current Financial Overhaul” LINK

Time's Michael Scherer: "Paul Volcker Sounds Hopeful On Financial Reform, With Some Warnings As Well" LINK

The Hill's Ian Swanson: "More housing trouble” LINK

The Hill's Silla Brush: "Bill would limit banks in derivatives” LINK

COURTS:

USA Today's Joan Biskupic: "Supreme Court restricts whistle-blower lawsuits" LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "States act to revise judicial selection" LINK

Time's Tiffany O'Callaghan: "Court rules against patenting human genes" LINK

SARAH PALIN:

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "Sarah Palin's Fox News Show Premieres Thursday" LINK

Politics Daily's Luisita Lopez Torregrosa: "Sarah Palin on the Trail: Giddyap, Giddyap!" LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times' Ken Ellingwood: "Mexico City bicycle program pedals uphill” LINK

Boston Globe's David Abel: "As waters rise, state gets federal aid" LINK

OTHER:

The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Worthen: “Now, Even NASA Is Involved in Toyota Crisis” LINK

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Anna M Tinsley: “Ken Starr’s biggest regret: not being named to Supreme Court” LINK

Time's Jessica Desvarieux: "Giving Up the Search for Haiti's Last Lost American" LINK

Time's Alex Altman: "Utah's Bid to Take Back Its Land" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Health Bill Brings Student Loan Overhaul” LINK

“Kimmel Unveils Palin's Reality Show” LINK

“RNC Scandal: Spending and Strippers” LINK

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