The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, April 26, 2010

By Jayson

Apr 26, 2010 4:40am

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ABC News’ Russell Goldman: “What Are the Odds Obama Testifies in Blagojevich Case?” LINK

USA Today’s Oren Dorell: “Obama eulogizes 29 W.Va. miners” LINK

The Associated Press’ Philip Elliott: “Obama: W.Va. miners died in pursuit of better life” LINK

Time’s Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy: “President Obama Meets Billy Graham” LINK

Politics Daily’s Bruce Drake: “Obama Pays His First Visit to Billy Graham, Prays With Him” LINK

Politics Daily’s Tom Diemer: “Obamas’ Weekend: Barbecue, Golf, Hiking” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson: “President Eulogizes Miners in W. Virginia” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “Obama Eulogizes Victims of Mine Accident” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “In Court Nominees, Is Obama Looking for Empathy by Another Name?” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “Obama and Democrats appeal to new voters in midterms” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “Obama alludes to mine-safety goals while eulogizing 29 miners in W.Va.” LINK


USA Today’s Kevin Johnson: “Arizona immigration law creates rift” LINK

The Associated Press: “Senator says immigration and energy can be handled” LINK

Politics Daily’s “Immigration: Arizona Cracks Down (What If They’re Wrong?)” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Miriam Jordan: “Immigration Law Boosts Arizona Governor” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kim Chipman: “Immigration, Climate Measures Can Both Be Passed, Summers Says” LINK

The New York Times’ Randal Archibold: “Growing Split in Arizona Over Immigration” LINK

Newsweek’s Arian Camp-Flores: “Now That the Arizona Immigration Bill Is Law, What Next?” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Pressure mounting to legalize immigrants” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Mike Lupic “Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer needs lesson in patriotism after defending new immigration law” LINK


Time’s Rania Abouzeid: “Taliban Gone, Pakistan Area Still Wants Islamic Justice” LINK

The New York Times’ Thom Shanker, Helene Cooper and Richard Oppel Jr.: “Elite U.S. Units Step Up Effort in Afghan City Before Attack” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Borzou Daragahi: “Lebanese demonstrators march for secularism” LINK


ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: “Obama: GM News ‘Encouraging’ but Financial Regulatory Reform Still Needed” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Goolsbee: Goldman Sachs CEO “not going to win any popularity contests” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Corker Claw Back Targets Wall Street Wallets for Failed Institutions” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: “Wall St. showdown on Senate floor” LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “Republicans defy test vote on banks” LINK

USA Today’s Adam Shell: “Bull market is aging, but it’s still going” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Chu: “Bank of America’s Moynihan says challenges just starting” LINK

USA Today’s Paul Davidson and Barbara Hansen: “Economists say recovery looks stronger than expected” LINK

Boston Globe’s Metro Desk: “Urban Diary: In tough times, trying a new pitch” LINK

Politics Daily’s Bruce Drake: “Deal on Financial Reform Bill Getting Closer, Senators Say” LINK

Politics Daily’s Tom Diemer: “Goldman Sachs: Did Firm Make Money Betting Against Mortgage Market?” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Damian Paletta: “Deal May Force Trading-Desk Spinoff” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon and Susanne Craig: “Goldman’s Tourre Meets With Senate Investigators” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta and Scott Patterson: “Deal Near on Derivatives” LINK

Bloomberg’s Michael J. Moore and Joshua Gallu: “Goldman Sachs E-mails Spur Democrats to Push Wall Street Rules” LINK

Bloomberg’s Alison Vekshin and Phil Mattingly: “Financial Overhaul Bill Faces Showdown in Senate Vote Today” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn: “Democrats Unite on Finance Bill, Pressuring G.O.P.” LINK

The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis: “Financial bill in limbo going into key vote” LINK


USA Today’s Kathy Kiely: “Under GOP heat, Crist may go independent in Fla.” LINK


USA Today: “That’s weird: 10 strange facts about the Census” LINK


Politics Daily’s Melinda Henneberger: “Supreme Court Litmus Tests on Roe v. Wade: Kabuki from Obama et alia” LINK

The Washington Post’s Robert Barnes and Anne Kornblut: “Sensitivity to ‘ordinary Americans’ a key criterion of court nominees” LINK


Detroit Free Press’ Justin Hyde: “Auto dealers head to Senate to fight bill regulating lending” LINK


Boston Globe’s Matt Viser and Beth Daley: “Climate consensus collapses in Senate” LINK

The Associated Press’ Matthew Daly and Douglass K. Daniel: “Lieberman encouraged energy bill will be on track” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power: “One Top Obama Goal, Climate Bill, at Risk” LINK

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin: “On climate bill, Democrats work to overcome Graham’s immigration objections” LINK

Politico’s Glenn Thrush and Marin Cogan: “Climate backers try to regroup” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Tankersley and Ken Dilanian: “Senators scramble to keep climate bill alive” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Barbara Demick: “China debates whether human activity or nature is to blame for drought” LINK


USA Today’s Alan Levin: “FAA wants no pilot distractions” LINK

Boston Globe’s Bryan Bender: “Elite colleges thawing on ROTC” LINK

The Associated Press’ Lolita C. Baldor: “Pentagon Wounded Warrior care official forced out” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Air Force Launches Mystery Space Plane into Orbit” LINK

The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig: “Cash pours in for Murtha’s top aide in Pa. race for seat” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard A. Serrano: “U.S. prosecutors rattle, but don’t break, Mexican cartels” LINK


“Debating Financial Regulation (Part 1)” LINK

“Debating Financial Regulation (Part 2)” LINK

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“Sheriff Supports New Immigration Law” LINK

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