The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, April 22, 2010

Apr 22, 2010 4:17am

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, JAYSON HENDERSON, PETER MARTINEZ, CLAUDIA MORALES and CARRIE HALPERIN

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FINANCIAL REFORM / SEC / GOLDMAN SACHS:

The New York Times’ Edward Wyatt and David Herszenhorn: “Bill on Finance Wins Approval of Senate Panel” LINK

The Washington Post’s Zachary Goldfarb: “SEC’s Schapiro rejects claims that Democrats’ agenda spurred Goldman case” LINK

The Washington Post’s Steven Mufson: “Wall Street heavyweight John Paulson under SEC glare in Goldman case” LINK

The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis and Paul Kane: “Senators close to a deal on financial regulation bill” LINK

The New York Daily News' Kenneth R. Bazinet and David Saltonstall: “President Obama arrives Thursday to bring some heat down on Wall St." LINK

USA Today's Mimi Hall and Richard Wolf: "Obama sells fix for monitoring Wall Street" LINK

USA Today's David Lieberman: "Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein to testify at Senate hearing" LINK

USA Today's The Oval: "Obama: No issues with Goldman Sachs case" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins and Jean Spencer: “Obama to Keep Goldman Funds” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Serena Ng, Gregory Zuckerman and Amir Efrati: “Questions Raised About Evidence on Goldman” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Carrick Mollenkamp , Mark Whitehouse and Anton Troianovski: “The Busted Homes Behind a Big Bet” LINK

Bloomberg’s Roger Runningen and Edwin Chen: “Obama to Take Aim at ‘Risky Decisions’ That Sparked Crisis” LINK

The Associated Press: "New York Mayor Bloomberg defends Wall Street" LINK

The Associated Press' Daniel Wagner: "Senate panel approves tougher financial derivatives rules" LINK

Politics Daily's Patricia Murphy: "Obama in NYC Will Pitch Wall Street Reform" LINK

Politics Daily's Tom Diemer: "Senate Panel Cracks Down on Risky Wall Street Credit Swaps" LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Eamon Javers: “GOP tries ‘maybe’ on banking bill” LINK

Politico’s David Catanese: “Dems rips GOP foes for opposing bank bill” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper, Ariane de Vogue, and Karen Travers: “President Obama Starts Discussions With Potential Supreme Court Picks” LINK

ABC News’ Ariane de Vogue: “More Women the Supreme Court: Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling?” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “Obama Meets With Senators in Effort to Speed Court Choice” LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Justices Put Curbs on Payment for Lawyers” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Judicial Bouts Reveal Power of Persuasion” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut and Robert Barnes: “Obama wants Supreme Court nominee who supports abortion rights” LINK

The Washington Times’ Valerie Richardson: “Abortion looms over Supreme Court fight” LINK

USA Today's Joan Biskupic: "'Short list' for court picks shows ties to Obama" LINK

USA Today's The Oval: "Obama does phone work on Supreme Court pick" LINK

USA Today's The Oval: "Obama on abortion issue: Court nominee must back 'women's rights'" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA & HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut: “DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano winning over heavyweights with her persona” LINK

USA Today's The Oval: "Obamas welcome Olympians to rainy White House" LINK

USA Today's The Oval: "Anti-Obama 'birthers' face roadblock in Hawaii" LINK

USA Today's The Oval: "Obama aides welcome news on the auto front" LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "Three More Domestic Spying Programs Revealed" LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS / TEA PARTY:

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “McCain Jabs Hayworth Over Ties to Gay Baiting” LINK

The New York Times’ Damien Cave: “A Republican May Test Odds as an Outsider” LINK

The Washington Post’s Jerry Markon: “Trail underway for man suspected in hacking Palin’s email in ‘08” LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty: “Prominent Republicans making more endorsements in primary races” LINK

The Washington Post’s Miami Herald: “Florida Republican Party’s credit card use examined” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Senator Brown creates shrine to Ted Kennedy” LINK

Boston Globe's Peter Schworm: "Spouting off for the Tea Party" LINK

Boston Globe's Political Notebook: "Review finds lush spending by parties" LINK

USA Today's On Politics: "Another twist in the Florida Republican Senate soap opera" LINK

Time's Tim Padgett: "Crist's Woes in Florida: Can He Win as an Independent?" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael M. Phillips: “GOP Candidates Court Seniors” LINK

Bloomberg’s Brian Faler: “Democrats Propose Tax-Cut Process, Reduced Spending” LINK

ERIC MASSA:

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “Massa Case Prompts a House Inquiry” LINK

The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig: “Payment by former congressman Massa investigated” LINK

USA Today's On Politics: "Ethics subcommittee created to investigate Massa" LINK

Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift: “With Justice Probe, Massa Saga Gets Messier” LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "Eric Massa Harassment Case: Feds, House Panel Open New Probes" LINK

ECONOMY:

The New York Times’ Peter Goodman: “U.S. Offers a Hand to Those on Eviction’s Edge” LINK

Time's Brad Tuttle: "Signs the Economy Isn't a Total Basket Case" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Sharon Terlep and Jeff Bennett: “Car Makers Stabilize Year After Bailouts” LINK

Politics Daily's Bruce Drake: "Bush Still Gets More Blame Than Obama for the Economy" LINK

USA Today's Dennis Cauchon: "Banks receiving government aid cut loans" LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ Nazila Fathi and David Sanger: “Decrying U.S. ‘Threats,’ Iran to Launch War Games” LINK

USA Today's Matt Kelley: "Afghanistan becomes more dangerous for contractors" LINK

Time's Andrew Lee Butters: "Dark Clouds Gather Over Iraq's Political Stalemate" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon in Washington and Charles Levinson in Jerusalem: “Israel Rebuffs U.S. on Building” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Different Bits: Regulatory reform as the anti-health care” LINK

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Some Dems do well after health vote" LINK

Politico’s Jennifer Haberkorn: “Democrats dare republicans to repeal health fixes” LINK

IMMIGRATION:

ABC News’ Huma Khan: “’Shooting itself in the Foot’: Is U.S. Turning Away Entrepreneurs?” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Ken Dilanian: “Tough enforcement against illegal immigrants is decried’ claims clash with pay-go rules” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “Democrats Revive Immigration Push” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley: “Senate Trio to Unveil Climate Bill” LINK

The Hill's Ben Geman: “EPA prods Congress by issuing rules” LINK

OTHER:

The Hill's Kevin Bogardus: “Black farmers’ claims clash with pay-go rules” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Is a Finance Reform Deal Near?” LINK

“Obama: "We're Not Johnny Come Latelies" LINK

“Tapper on Obama's Bank Regulations” LINK

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