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

By Jayson

Apr 8, 2010 4:14am

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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HEALTH CARE REFORM:

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

PRESIDENT OBAMA / NUCLEAR WEAPONS POLICY:

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

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

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

TERROR:

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

ECONOMY / FINANCE REFORM / JOBS / STIMULUS:

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

THREATS TO PELOSI:

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

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS / TEA PARTY:

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

SENATE:

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

OTHER:

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

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Bachmann: Obama Will Be One Term President” LINK

“Jake Tapper on Obama’s Nuke Restrictions” LINK

“First Lady on Health: Not About How You Look” First Lady on Health: Not About How You Look>LINK

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