The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mar 25, 2010 4:16am

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ABC News’ Dean Norland, David Chalian and Devin Dwyer: “House Democrats Face Violent Threats After Health Care Vote” LINK

Politico’s Glenn Thrush: “White House: Health bill hold up in court” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “McConnell eyes majority, then repeal of bill” LINK

Politico’s Andy Barr: “Pawlenty, Bachman at anti-abortion fundraiser” LINK

Politico’s David Catanese: “Melancon: I won’t back health repeal” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “Obama signs abortion order behind closed doors” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn and Robert Pear: “G.O.P. Forces New Hosue Vote on Package of Health Bill Changes” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “After Health Vote, Threats on Democrats” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn: “A Grand Achievement, or a Lost Opportunity?” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “Lawmakers concerned as health-care overhaul foes resort to violence” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montfomery and Shailagh Murray: “GOP amendments to health-care reconciliation bill fail” LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: “Senate Dems push past GOP amendments to vote in the wee hours” LINK

The Hill’s Jordan Fabian: “Administration: Health lawsuit ‘without merit’” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Bob Tita: “Caterpillar Income Hit By Health Bill Provision” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler and Janet Adamy: “Key Part of Law To Be Clarified” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Wallsten: “Candidates Fired Up on Both Sides” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jared A. Favole: “Funds Double for Health Clinics” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Sarah E. Needleman: “Companies Confused by Health Legislation” LINK

Bloomberg’s Edmond Lococo, Ryan Donmoyer and Pat Wechsler: “Obama Drug Tax’s $14 Billion Profit Cut Starts With Caterpillar” LINK

Bloomberg’s Brian Faler: “Overhaul Advocates Decried ‘Doing Nothing’ in Health-Care Fight” LINK

The Boston Hearld Wire Services: “FBI probes threats vs. Democrats” LINK

USA Today’s Eugene Kiely: “Answers on taxes, Medicare costs and premiums” LINK

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: “Political non-profits ramp up rhetoric” LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “Big question: Will we really pay less for health care?” LINK

USA Today’s Matt Kelley and Kevin Johnson: “House Dems report vandalism, threats” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama signs order reaffirming ban on federal funds for abortion” LINK

The Associated Press: “Senate will have to return health bill to House” LINK

Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “Health mandate tests the reach of government” LINK

Time’s Karen Tumulty and Kate Pickert: “The Five Keys to Health Reform’s Success or Failure” LINK

Politics Daily’s Patricia Murphy: “Republicans Delay Final Passage of Health Care Bill in Senate” LINK

Politics Daily’s Patricia Murphy: “Members of Congress Receiving Death Threats, Congresswoman Blames Sarah Palin’s ‘Rhetoric’” LINK

Politics Daily’s David Gibson: “Stupak Calls Bishops, Anti-Abortion Groups Hypocrites on HCR” LINK

Politics Daily’s Walter Shapiro: “Want to Know How Health Care Will Play in November? Wait Until October” LINK

Politics Daily’s Jill Lawrence: “Pelosi on Obama and the Road to Health Reform: Never a ‘Down Moment’” LINK

Politics Daily’s David Corn: “Will Post-Health-Care-Fatigue Syndrome Thwart GOP Plans?” LINK


The Los Angeles Times’ Julian E. Barnes and David S. Cloud: “Obama backtracking on detainee rights, critics say” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama to get insurance through exchanges” LINK

Politics Daily’s Patricia Murphy: “Washington in 60 Seconds: 24 Percent of Republicans Say Obama ‘May Be the Antichrist’” LINK


ABC News’ Kirit Radia, Ann Compton, and Karen Travers: “Netanyahu Extends Washington Visits as U.S., Israel Disagreements Persist” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker and Ellen Barry: “Russia and U.S. Report Breakthrough on Arms” LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper and Isabel Kershner: “U.S. Presses Israel on Housing as Dispute Widens” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Barbara Demick: “North Koreans fear another famine amid economic crisis” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s David Crawford, Richard Boudreaux, Joe Lauria and Jay Solomon: “U.S. Softens Sanction Plan Against Iran” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jessica E. Vascellaro: “Brin Drove Google’s Pullback” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Spiegel: “U.S. Praises Pakistan’s Antiterrorism Efforts” LINK

Bloomberg’s Gwen Ackerman and Julianna Goldman: “Netanyahu Says Progress Made on Housing Dispute in U.S. Visit” LINK

Bloomberg’s Viola Gienger and Roger Runningen: “Obama, Medvedev Move to Cut Nuclear Arsenals in New Agreement” LINK

The Associated Press: “US-Israeli talks end without accord” LINK

Boston Globe’s Political Intelligence: “Kerry vows action on proposed arms pact” LINK

Time’s Tony Karon: “Netanyahu Heads Home, Still at Odds with U.S.” LINK

Politics Daily’s Tom Diemer: “Obama, Russian Leader Closing Fast on Deal Cutting Nuclear Arms” LINK


The Washington Post’s Peter Finn: “For two detainees who told what they knew, Guantanamo becomes a gilded cage” LINK


The Washington Post’s David Cho and Brady Dennis: “Obama urges Democrats to make hard push on financial regulation” LINK

USA Today’s On Deadline: “House OKs $19B for construction projects, business tax cuts” LINK

Time’s John Curran: “Is Inflation Coming Back?” LINK


The New York Times’ Thom Shanker: “Military to Revise ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Rules” LINK


ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: “Senate Reconciliation: Health Care Vote-a-Rama” LINK

Politico’s Chris Frates: “Senate presses on” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Haberkorn: “Viagra vote stalls HCR in Senate” LINK

The Associated Press: “Congress aims for healthier school lunches” LINK


The Wall Street Journal Opinion by Karl Rove: “What Republicans Should Do Now” LINK

Bloomberg’s John McCormick: “Obama Widens Approval Above All as Democrats, Republicans Lag” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Jessica Van Sack and Laura Crimaldi: “Scott Brown fires back at foes” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Dick Cheney Endorses Trey Grayson Over Rand Paul in Kentucky GOP Primary” LINK


ABC News’ Ariane de Vogue: “’I Am Alive’: Justice Ginsburg Fires Back at Sen. Bunning’s Death Prediction” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe: “Improving census process for 2020 is already prompting action by lawmakers” LINK

Bloomberg’s Jeff Green and Angela Greiling Keane: “Americans Saying ‘No’ to Toyota; Ford Most Popular” LINK

The Boston Herald Wire Services: “Student protest cancels Ann Coulter Canada speech” LINK

The Associated Press: “Postal Service moves toward 5-day delivery” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Ballot Initiative Would Legalize Marijuana in California” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “FBI Investigates Cut Gas Line at Home of Virginia Congressman’s Brother” LINK


“Smear Tactic! Bush Wipes Hand on Clinton” LINK

“Rep. Larson: Dems Seek ‘Correction’ to Health Law” LINK

“New Construction in Jerusalem Hits Sore Spot” LINK

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