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

Mar 24, 2010 4:26am

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’ JAYCE HENDERSON, PETER MARTINEZ, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, CLAUDIA MORALES AND CARRIE HALPERIN

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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

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

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

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

HEALTH CARE:

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

ECONOMY / JOBS / MORTGAGES:

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

IMMIGRATION:

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

EDUCATION:

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

G.O.P. / DEMOCRATS:

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

SARAH PALIN:

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

CONGRESS:

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

Time: “Top 10 Knockdown Congressional Battles” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

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

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Obama Makes Light of ‘Difficult Debate’” LINK

“Pay Czar Announces Compensation Cuts for Execs” LINK

“Obama Signs Historic Health Care Bill” LINK

OTHER:

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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