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

By Jayson

Apr 26, 2010 4:40am

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

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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

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

IMMIGRATION:

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

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

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

BANKS / FINANCE REFORM / ECONOMY / WALL STREET / HOUSING:

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

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

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

CENSUS:

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

SUPREME COURT:

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

CONGRESS:

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

ENVIRONMENT:

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

OTHER:

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

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Debating Financial Regulation (Part 1)” LINK

“Debating Financial Regulation (Part 2)” LINK

“Arizona Gov Signs Controversial Law” LINK

“Roundtable: Reforming Wall Street” LINK

“Sheriff Supports New Immigration Law” LINK

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