The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, April 19, 2010

Apr 19, 2010 5:08am

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 KRISTEN RED-HORSE, PETER MARTINEZ, JAYSON HENDERSON and CARRIE HALPERIN

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ Thom Shanker and David Sanger: “Gates Pushes Back on Report of Memo About Iran Policy” LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan: “Obama lacks domestic, international support for key nuclear ambitions” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “Gates says memo on Iran was not sounding nuclear alarm” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Ned Parker: “Secret prison for Sunnis revealed in Baghdad" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Katarzyna Mala and Megan K. Stack: “A somber Poland lays Lech Kaczynski to rest" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Spiegel: “Backup Plans for Iran” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s David Luhnow: “Mexico's Drug War Spreads” LINK

Time's Zbigniew Brezezinski: "From Poland's Tragedy, Hope for Better Ties with Russia" LINK

SEC / GOLDMAN SACHS:

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes: “Democrats Seize on Financial Oversight After Goldman Suit” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Carrick Mollenkamp, Serena Ng, Gregory Zuckerman and Scott Patterson: “SEC Probes Other Soured Deals” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Susanne Craig, Kara Scannell and Gregory Zuckerman: “Firm Contends It Was Blindsided by Lawsuit” LINK

Bloomberg’s Michael Patterson and Tony Czuczka: “Goldman May Face U.K., German Inquiries After Suit” LINK

Bloomberg’s Patrick O’Connor: “Goldman Suit Harnessed by Obama Aides for Internet Ad Campaign” LINK

FORMER PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Clinton vs. Clinton on Health Care” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “A Clinton on the Court? Go Younger, They Would Advise” LINK

ABC News’ Jack Date: “Bill Clinton on Rush Limbaugh, His Own Mistakes, the Supreme Court, Middle East Peace” LINK

Bloomberg’s Joshua Zumbrun: “Clinton Says Rubin, Summers Advice on Derivatives Was ‘Wrong’” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA & HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “canceled Poland trip frees Obama for golf” LINK

USA Today's The Oval: "Sunday's best: Obama aides, GOP battle over Wall Street regulations" LINK

FINANCIAL OVERHAUL:

Boston Globe's Matt Viser: "Brown would join a GOP filibuster of finance bill" LINK

The Boston Herald Wire Services: “Scott Brown vows to join fight vs. finance bill” LINK

The Hill's Michael O'Brien: “Geithner to meet with Collins on reform" LINK

TOYOTA:

The Washington Post’s Peter Whoriskey: “Toyota agrees to pay $16.4 million fine for notification delay” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Mitchell and Kate Linebaugh: “Toyota Agrees to Pay $16.4 Million Fine” LINK

Bloomberg’s Angela Greiling Keane and Alan Ohnsman: “Toyota Said to Agree to Pay $16.4 Million U.S. Fine” LINK

HOUSING INDUSTRY:

The Wall Street Journal’s Ruth Simon: “Delinquencies For Mortgages Decline Again” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John R. Emshwiller: “Countrywide Case Before A Grand Jury” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS / TEA PARTY:

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Voting party line: Specter, yes; Brown, no” LINK

USA Today's On Politics: "Business group endorses Sen. Blanche Lincoln" LINK

Politics Daily's Bruce Drake: "McCain: I Was a 'Maverick,' Now I'm a 'Partisan'" LINK

ELECTIONS:

ABC News' Teddy Davis: “With an Eye on 2012, Pataki Launches Anti-ObamaCare Group” LINK

USA Today's John Fritze: "Doctors pursue House, Senate seats" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Wingfield and Stu Woo: “California Race Gets a Wrinkle” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

Newsweek’s Daniel Klaidman: “Expect Supreme Court Nominee to Be Announced Between May 1-15” LINK

Politics Daily's Kelsey Snell: "Supreme Court: Christian Student Group Seeks Campus Recognition" LINK

Politics Daily's Bruce Drake: "Clinton Hopes Obama Considers a Non-Judge for the Supreme Court" LINK

HEALTH CARE:

The New York Times’ John Leland: “Doctors Hear Many Questions About Health Law” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “Obama Health Team Turns to Carrying Out Law” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “North Carolina Democrats’ votes against health care push labor to form party” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Washington Times’ Joseph Weber: “Wind energy decision carries political impact” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephanie Simon: “Colorado Seeks Roads in Wilderness” LINK

OTHER:

The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold, Frank Ahrens and Steven Mufson: “Mine blast means new realities for West Virginia Democrats in Congress” LINK

The Washington Times’ Chuck Neubauer: “Envoy had business ties to Pelosi’s husband” LINK

USA Today's Haya El Nasser: "Towns fight for Census numbers" LINK

USA Today's On Deadline: "Arizona legalizes carrying concealed gun without a permit" LINK

USA Today's On Deadline: "Ex-Blackwater officials indicted on weapons charges" LINK

The Boston Herald’s Renee Dudley: “Critics blast Kennedy-branded earmarks” LINK

The Associated Press' Liz Sidoti: "Poll: 4 out of 5 Americans don't trust Washington" LINK

Bloomberg’s Joshua Zumbrun: “Pew Study Finds ‘Perfect Storm’ of Government Discontent” LINK

Time's Joe Klein: "Senjaray Update from a U.S. Army Captain in Kandahar" LINK

Politics Daily's Bruce Drake: "Poll Finds a "Perfect Storm" of Voter Distrust in Government" LINK

The Hill's Jay Heflin: “New York teams with IBM to collect taxes" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“President Pushes to Regulate Wall Street” LINK

“Iran Targets America at Nuclear Summit” LINK

“Funeral Held for Polish Leaders” LINK

“Interview with Bill Clinton (Part 1)” LINK

“Interview with Bill Clinton (Part 2)” LINK

“Greenroom: Tax Day Tea Party” LINK

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