The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mar 24, 2010 4:26am

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USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama, Netanyahu meet behind closed doors” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama looks at the road ahead (and sees ‘serious challenges’)” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “White House garden tours in mid-April” LINK

Politics Daily’s David Wood: “Amid Obama Surge, Troops Prepare for Afghanistan Perils, Hardships” LINK


ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “As Netanyahu Arrives at White House, Israeli Newspaper Reports New Controversial Settlements Approved in JerusalemLINK

Politico’s Laura Rozen and Ben Smith: “After meeting, deafening silence” LINK

Politico’s Laura Rozen: “Netanyahu meets Obama as new housing controversy emerges” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “Dispute with Israel underscores limits of U.S. power, a shifting alliance” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “Netanahu spends unheralded time at White House” LINK

The Hill’s Ian Swanson: “Tired of waiting, Schumer seeks a deadline on China” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yaroslav Trofimov: “Cell Carriers Bow To Taliban Threat” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Loretta Chao: “Google Braces for Fallout in China” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon: “Obama, Netanyahu Hold Closed-Door Talks” LINK

Bloomberg’s Gwen Ackerman: “Netanyahu Meets Obama After Standing Firm on Jerusalem Building” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen: “Gates Orders Review of Pentagon Information Operations” LINK

Time’s Jessica Desvarieux: “Haiti: A Visit from Two American Presidents” LINK


ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Obama Signs Historic Health Care Bill: ‘It Is The Law of The Land’” LINK

ABC News’ Karen Travers: “Biden on Health Care: A ‘Big F-ing Deal’” LINK

ABC News’ Ariane de Vogue and Devin Dwyer: “States Launch Legal Challenge to Health Care Law” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “Obama signs health bill with gleeful Democrats” LINK

The New York Times’ David Leonhardt: “In Health Care Bill, Obama Attacks Wealth Inequality” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Robert Pear: “Obama Sign Health Care Overhaul Bill, With a Flourish” LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson: “Obama signs health-care reform bill” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery: “With Senate ‘fixes’ bill, GOP sees last chance to change health-care reform” LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: “Senate adjourns in first day of healthcare reconciliation debate” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Nicole Santa Cruz: “Pens play a role in signing of healthcare legislation” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth R. Bazinet: “Joe Biden exults with f-bomb as President Obama signs historic health care reform bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler and Greg Hitt: “Obama Signs Landmark Health Bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Anton Troianovski: “Health Overhaul Beneficiary: Medical Offices?” LINK

Bloomberg’s Roger Runningen: “Obama to Push Health Plan After Signing Landmark Bill Into Law” LINK

Bloomberg’s Shannon Pettypiece: “Tanning Tax, Family Health Insurance to Take Effect This Year” LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall: “Health care bill supporters jubilant at signing” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Poll show health care plan gains favor” LINK

USA Today’s On Politics: “Senate starts debate on final health care piece” LINK

USA Today’s On Politics: “Senate GOP introduces bill to repeal new health care law” LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Health care ‘fix-it’ bill up for Senate debate” LINK

Boston Globe’s Susan Milligan and Matt Viser: “Law signed with pride as foes work to undo it” LINK

Boston Globe’s Kay Lazar: “Health law adds coverage red tape” LINK

Time’s Vivienne Walt: “Europe Gloats Over America’s Belated Health Care Reform” LINK

Time’s Claire Suddath: “Why Did Obama Use So Many Pens to Sign the Health Care Bill?” LINK

Time’s Michael Scherer: “Once Opponents, Insurers Back Effort to Make Health Reform Succeed” LINK

Politics Daily’s Bruce Drake: “Plurality Approves of Health Care Reform Passage, but Not Enthusiastically” LINK

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

USA Today’s The Oval: “Biden drops f-bomb on open mike” LINK

Politics Daily’s Patricia Murphy: “Joe Biden on Health Care: ‘This is a Big F—ing Deal’” LINK


ABC News’ Mathew Jaffe and Karen Travers: “After Health Care, Obama Ready to Shift to Economy” LINK

The Washington Post’s Howard Schneider: “Obama’s export plan won’t necessarily create jobs” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s James R. Hagerty: “Inspector General Slams Obama Foreclosure-Prevention Drive” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Timiraos and Michael R. Crittenden: “U.S. Urged to Keep Role in Mortgages” LINK

Boston Globe’s Robert Gavin: “Recession has ended in Mass., say analysts” LINK


The New York Times’ Randal Archibold: “Tough Bill Advances in Arizona on Illegal Immigrants” LINK


The New York Times’ Tamar Lewin and Monica Davey: “In Chicago, Obama Aide Had V.I.P. List for Schools” LINK

The Washington Post’s Nick Anderson: “Students push for aid overhaul; lenders lobby against it” LINK


Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel: “Poll: Tea partiers like GOP” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley: “Democrats Assail Nuclear-Dump Move” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid and Damian Paletta: “Republicans Begin Strategy Rethink” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Jessica Van Sack and Hillary Chabot: “Republicans feeling blue as Scott Brown win backfires” LINK

Politics Daily’s Robert and Donna Trussell: “Chaos Theory – It’s Your Party, You Can Cry If You Want To, G.O.P.” LINK


The Washington Post’s Lisa de Moreas: “Discovery expected to give blessing to travelogue starring Sarah Palin” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Sarah Palin Releases Political Hit List for 2010 Elections” LINK


Politico’s Mike Allen: “Steny Hoyer: At-risk Democrats have message” LINK

Time: “Top 10 Knockdown Congressional Battles” LINK


The Hill’s Jim Snyder: “BP CEO: Climate bill should promote natural gas industry” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Margot Roosevelt: “Climate law won’t hurt California economy, report says” LINK

USA Today’s Green House: “Los Angeles leads U.S. boom in Energy Star buildings” LINK


“Obama Makes Light of ‘Difficult Debate’” LINK

“Pay Czar Announces Compensation Cuts for Execs” LINK

“Obama Signs Historic Health Care Bill” LINK


The Wall Street Journal’s Conor Dougherty: “Sun Belt Loses Its Shine” LINK

USA Today’s Haya El Nasser: “Texas big Census winner this decade” LINK

USA Today’s Joan Biskupic: “Judge could be Supreme Court contender” LINK

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook and Ken Dilanian: “Top military brass to hear review of ‘mentors’ program” LINK

Boston Globe’s Joseph P. Kahn: “Documents offer glimpse of the making of US history” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson Hospitalized with Bacterial Infection” LINK

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