The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, April 8, 2010

By Jayson

Apr 8, 2010 4:14am

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ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “Republican Presidential Hopefuls Refine Their Anti-Obamacare Credentials” LINK

USA Today’s On Politics: “GOP uses ‘disgusting’ feet against health care ‘yes’ votes” LINK

Time’s Jay Newton-Small: “Talking Health Care on Staten Island” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Anna Wilde Mathews: “States Reignite Abortion Debate” LINK


ABC News’ Rick Klein: “STARTing Blocks: Obama chooses nukes to flesh out foreign policy” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: “Prague trip tests ‘reset’ with Russia” LINK

Time’s Eben Harrell: “Obama’s Nuclear Strategy: What’s Different” LINK

Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “Obama’s offshore oil drilling plan spurs push for billions in royalties” LINK

Boston Globe’s Political NotebooK: “In move for nuclear-free world, Obama will sign arms treaty with Russia” LINK

The Associated Press’ Robert Burns: “Nuclear treaty would cut only long-range arms” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “White House May Cancel Obama Meeting With Karzai” LINK

Politics Daily’s Walter Shapiro: “The Peacemaker with 1,550 Nukes” LINK

Newsweek’s Daniel Stone: “Obama in Prague: Four Things He’ll Have to Accomplish” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “With Arms Pact, Disarmament Challenge Remains” LINK

The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock: “U.S. looks to nonnuclear weapons to use as deterrent” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ashley Halsey III: “Nuclear Security Summit promises gridlock for downtown D.C.” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “U.S. Portrays Arms Pact as First Step” LINK

Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman: “Obama Aims to Use Russia Nuclear Deal to Build Pressure on Iran” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “Administration will fight efforts to water down Dodd bill” LINK


Time’s Simon Shuster: “Kyrgyzstan: Did Moscow Subvert a U.S. Central Asian Ally?” LINK

Time’s Ben Lando: “U.S. Officials Downplay Rash of New Attacks in Baghdad” LINK

Boston Globe’s James F. Smith: “Kerry calls for N. Korea to free Bostonian” LINK

The Associated Press’ Matt Apuzzo: “White House reaches out to Muslim world using new tone” LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper: “Weighing an Obama Plan to End a Mideast Logjam” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “Discussions, but no decisions, on an Obama plan for Mideast peace” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Aries Poon and Chester Yung: “Geithner Plans Hong Kong Meetings” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Lando: “Sadr Supports Shiite for Iraqi Premier” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Deirdre Tyn An, Kadyr Toktogulov and Yochi J. Dreazen: “Violent Revolt Ousts Kyrgyz President” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Magnier: “Thailand declares state of emergency amid protests” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Laura King: “Hamid Karzai ousts 2 Afghan officials linked to vote fraud” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Alison Gendar and Christina Boyle: “Middle East diplomat causes terror scare on Denver-bound flight by lighting cigarette in bathroom” LINK


USA Today’s On Politics: “Calif. man accused of threatening Pelosi” LINK

The Associated Press: “Taliban release video of captured U.S. soldier” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Dinah Wisenberg Brin: “U.S. Lets Woman Make Silent Plea in Terror Case” LINK

The Hill’s Kim Hart: “Bomb threat empties FCC office building” LINK


The Associated Press’ Stephen Ohlemacher: “Nearly half of U.S. households escape federal income tax” LINK

Time’s Stephen Gandel: “Greenspan: No Longer a Willing Crisis Fall Guy” LINK

Time’s Kristi Oloffson: “A College Guarantees Job Offers — or Else a Refund” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Signs Indicate Consumer Mood Is Improving” LINK

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin and Lori Montgomery: “Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounds a warning on growing deficit” LINK

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin and Renae Merle: “Greenspan defends decisions before panel investigating crisis” LINK

The Washington Post’s Howard Schneider: “U.S. looks beyond currency talks with China” LINK


USA Today’s Kevin Johnson and Matt Kelley: “Federal authorities arrest man for threatening calls to Pelosi” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “California Man Accused of Threatening Speaker Nancy Pelosi” LINK


Newsweek’s Howard Fineman: “Party Time” LINK

Bloomberg’s Patrick O’Connor: “Tea Party Ads Target Stupak for ‘Betrayal’ on Health-Care Vote” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Mitt Romney downplays 3rd party” LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: “Sarah Palin says women are the driving force behind the Tea Party movement” LINK


Politics Daily’s Bruce Drake: “Most Members of Congress Should Not be Re-Elected, Say a Record Number of Voters” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ben Pershing: “Appeals court nominee Liu causes battle in Senate” LINK


ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “McDonnell’s Mea Culpa: Virginia’s GOP Governor Says Slavery Omission Was ‘Mistake’” LINK

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “Will 2010 be the Year of the Political Comeback?” LINK

The Washington Times’ David R. Sands: “DNC tops Steele’s record March for donations” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin and Seung Min Kim: “Facing backlash, Bob McDonnell apologizes” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Five former governors seek return to office” LINK

Time’s Michael Scherer: “Can The U.S. Government Assassinate U.S. Citizens Based On Secret Evidence?” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Confederate History Month Angers Civil Rights Leaders in Virginia” LINK

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage: “For an Obama Mentor, a Nebulous Legal Niche” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Celeste Katz: “Disgraced Gov. Eliot Spitzer puts sex scandal behind him and hints at return to politics” LINK


“Bachmann: Obama Will Be One Term President” LINK

“Jake Tapper on Obama’s Nuke Restrictions” LINK

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