The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, April 5, 2010

By Jayson

Apr 5, 2010 4:47am

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 and CARRIE HALPERIN

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HEALTH CARE REFORM:

Boston Globe’s Kay Lazar: “Short-term customers boosting health costs” LINK

The Associated Press’ Julianna Barbassa: “Health Care Reform Leaves Out Illegal Immigrants” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “New Health Initiatives Put Spotlight on Prevention” LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz: “In Colorado, health-care debate reverberates in congressional race” LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin: “Halter challenges Arkansas’ Lincoln from left in Senate race” LINK

Bloomberg’s Alex Nussbaum: “Obama Health Gift to Guitarist Adds Adult Kids to Payrolls” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA:

ABC News Yunji de Nies and Tom Giusto: “President Obama Takes in Easter Mass, but Will He Become a Church Regular?” LINK

The Associated Press: “Easter service at D.C. church draws Obama family” LINK

Politics Daily’s Bruce Drake: “Latest Round-Up of Obama Poll Ratings by State” LINK

The Washington Post’s Eli Saslow and Hamil Harris: “Obamas celebrate Easter in SE Washington church” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jerry Seper: “Panel: Justice stonewalling on Panthers” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Nicholas Schifrin: “Karzai Lashes Out at the U.S. — Again” LINK

Boston Globe’s Farah Stockman: “Gains for Pakistan bear Kerry’s mark” LINK

Politics Daily’s Tom Diemer: “Afghan Chief Karzai Calls Clinton to Clarify Comments Criticizing UN, Foreign Presence” LINK

The New York Times’ Richard Oppel Jr.: “U.S. Admits Role in February Killing of Afghan Women” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ned Parker and Usama Redha: “Iraq bombers target embassies, killing at least 41” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Steve Stecklow: “Iran Sanctions Yield Little” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Rosenberg and Habib Zahori: “Karzai Slams the West Again” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Spiegel in Washington and Matthew Rosenberg in Kabul: “U.S. Aims to Ease India-Pakistan Tension” LINK

The Washington Times’ Iason Athanasiadis: “Taliban lays grim traps in Afghanistan” LINK

Politico’s Aaron David Miller: “U.S., Israel get back into the ring” LINK

AIR SAFETY:

USA Today’s Alan Levin: “FAA error-reporting program reveals hazards, yields fixes” LINK

ECONOMY / FINANCE REFORM / JOBS:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Summers: Financial Regulation is going to pass” LINK

ABC News’ Kristina Wong: “Obama Administration Turns Attention to Financial Reform” LINK

The Associated Press’ Steven R. Hurst: “White House warns of slow recovery” LINK

Politics Daily’s Tom Diemer: “Obama: Holiday Weekend Brings ‘Heartening News’ on Economy” LINK

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “Obama advisor: Long way to go on jobs” LINK

The Washington Times’ Patrice Hill: “Trickle of new jobs creates hope” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

Politics Daily’s Bruce Drake: “High Court Question Mark: Will Justice Stevens Step Down This Year?” LINK

Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr: “Obama Focuses on Three Candidates to Succeed Justice Stevens” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS / TEA PARTY:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “RNC Chairman Michael Steele does his first interview” LINK

The Associated Press: “Top GOP lawmakers want accountability at RNC” LINK

Politics Daily’s Tom Diemer: “Thomas Moyer, Long-Serving Ohio Chief Justice, GOP Political Figure, Dead at 70″ LINK

Politics Daily’s Annie Groer: “RNC Chairman Steele’s Newest Aide Misused Baseball Groups’ Money” LINK

The New York Times’ Kate Zernike: “Tea Party Groups Make Harry Reid Target No. 1” LINK

The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon Jr.: “Former PAC chairman fined by D.C. is hired as GOP fundraiser” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “Republicans Fear Undercounting in Census” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins: “Big Money Flows to State Races” LINK

CENSUS:

USA Today’s Kathy Kiely: “Possible redistricting lights up state races’ fundraising” LINK

IMMIGRATION:

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Immigration effort lacks 2nd backer from GOP” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ John M. Glionna and Ju-min Park and Kenneth R. Weiss: “Great Barrier Reef rammed by Chinese coal ship” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Carolyn Cui: “Natural-Gas Data Overstated” LINK

MOSCOW BOMBING:

The Associated Press: “Report: Second Moscow bomber was teacher” LINK

OTHER:

The Associated Press: “Blasts rock Iraqi capital, kill 42″ LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Katherine Skiba: “Michelle Obama’s brother writes a memoir” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Roundtable: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” LINK

“Greenroom: Obama’s Trip to Afghanistan” LINK

“Interview With Larry Summers” LINK

“Interview With Alan Greenspan” LINK

“Health Insurance CEO Gets Big Raise” LINK

“Jake Tapper on Mass Transit Security” LINK

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