The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, April 13, 2010

By Jayson

Apr 13, 2010 4:35am

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The Washington Post’s Jason Horowitz: “Obama spokeman Gibbs sounds eager for future strategist role” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Melanie Trottman: “Unions Win Public-Contract Row” LINK


The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan: “Robin Givhan examines Michelle Obama’s first trip abroad alone” LINK


ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Canada to Transfer Enriched Uranium to U.S.” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “The Effort to Stop Terrorists from Getting a Nuke” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Breakthrough? China Agrees In Principle to Iran Sanctions” LINK

ABC News’ Gary Langer: “On Nuclear Terrorism, a Muted Perception of Threat” LINK

The Washington Times’ Eli Lake: “Ukraine, others to dispose of bomb material” LINK

Bloomberg’s Viola Gienger and Kate Andersen Brower: “Ukraine Uranium Agreement Gives Obama First Result From Summit” LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan and Scott Wilson: “In nuclear summit, Obama seeks global help in sanctioning Iran” LINK

Newsweek’s John Barry: “Refocused” LINK

The Hill’s Albert Eisele: “Why Kazakhstan is playing a key role at nuclear summit” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama ‘grips and grins’ at nuclear summit” LINK

The Associated Press’ Robert Burns: “Ukraine says it will relinquish nuclear material” LINK

Time’s Michael Scherer: “In Appeal for Diplomacy, Obama Invokes the Mushroom Cloud” LINK


ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Russian President: If U.S. Builds up Missile Defense START Treaty Could Be Jeopardized” LINK

The Washington Times’ Heather Murdock: “Radical Yemeni cleric the new bin Laden?” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “U.S. Pushes Sanctions, But China Holds Back” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Rosenberg: “U.S. Troops Kill Four Civilians on Afghan Bus” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon and Charles Levinson: “Israeli Official Warns Against a U.S. Timeline for Peace” LINK

Bloomberg’s Edwin Chen and Rob Delaney: “Hu Tells Obama China Will Follow Its Own Path on Yuan” LINK

The New York Times’ David Snager and Mark Landler: “China Pledges to Work With U.S. on Iran Sanctions” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “Obama sees breakthrough with China sanctions deal” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons and Paul Richter: “China agrees to pursue new sanctions against Iran” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama, Chinese leader agree to look at possible new sanctions on Iran” LINK

USA Today’s Paul Wiseman and Arif Afzalzada: “Afghans protest after NATO shooting” LINK

USA Today’s Wendy Koch: “U.S. seeks to defuse Russia adoption flap” LINK

The Associated Press’ Kinan Suchaovanich: “Protesters demand immediate Parliament dissolution” LINK

Time’s Simon Shuster: “In Kyrgyzstan, Warnings of a New Confrontation” LINK


The Washington Post’s Joshua Partlow: “Shooting by U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan fuels Karzai’s anger” LINK


The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “Baffled by Health Plan? So are Some Lawmakers” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Noam N. Levey: “Healthcare overhaul won’t stop premium increases” LINK

USA Today’s Alison Young: “States fret over health insurance scams” LINK

USA Today’s Rita Rubin: “Dennis Quaid takes aim at health care mistakes” LINK

Boston Globe’s Andrew Ryan: “Boston’s budget includes $20m hike for health care” LINK

Boston Globe’s Sam Allis: “From behind closed doors, high-stakes victory” LINK


ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: “Senate Breaks Unemployment Filibuster” LINK

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “Income falls 3.2% during Obama’s term” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Corey Boles: “Jobless-Benefits Measure Advances in Senate” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “Senators End Impasse on Extending Jobless Aid” LINK

The New York Times’ Ben Pershing: “Jobless benefits advance in Senate with Republican votes” LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: “Four GOP sens help Democrats move unemployment benefits” LINK


The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta: “Hurdle Emerges to Financial Revamp” LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “Nation’s soaring deficit calls for painful choices” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Florida GOP Staffer’s Credit Card Charges: $1.3 Million” LINK


Boston Globe’s James Vaznis: “Union blasts city schools overhaul plan” LINK


The Wall Street Journal’s Kris Maher: “Labor’s Stern Said to Be Resigning” LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “SEIU officials: Stern to resign” LINK

The Washington Post’s Alec MacGillis: “Officials say SEIU president is stepping down from post” LINK


The New York Times’ Eric Lichtblau: “Democrats Push to Require Corporate Campaign Disclosure” LINK

The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon Jr.: “Rahm Emanuel provides inspiration to Republicans” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut: “Attorney general Eric Holder to attend hearing before Senate Judiciary Committee” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Hill Republicans vow to fight for cuts” LINK

Politico’s Jeanne Cummings & Kenneth P. Vogel: “Critics see Michael Steele cronies as source of RNC problems” LINK

The Washington Times’ Rowan Scarborough: “Democrats want anti-Bush loyalist for GAO director” LINK

Boston Globe’s Michael Levenson: “A GOP divide on Palin’s Hub rally” LINK

The Associated Press’ Jesse J. Holland: “Groups look for tea party support on nomination” LINK

Time’s Mark Halperin: “Why the GOP Isn’t Spoiling for a Supreme Court Fight” LINK


The Boston Herald’s Edward Mason & Laura Crimaldi: “Boston Tea Party leaves bitter taste for liberals” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Scott Brown Turns Down Sarah Palin’s Invitation to Tea (Party)” LINK


ABC News’ Rick Klein: “’Top Line’ – Politics of a Supreme Court Vacancy” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “White House Floats Diverse List for Court” LINK

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage: “Appeals Court Nominee Ignites a Partisan Battle” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Korblut and Robert Barnes: “Obama considering as many as 10 candidates for high court opening” LINK


The New York Times’ Elisabeth Rosenthal: “Europe Finds Clean Energy in Trash, but U.S. Lags” LINK

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin: “Climate treaty realities push leaders to trim priority lists” LINK

Time’s Jessica Desvarieux: “Getting Haiti’s Earthquake Homeless to Move” LINK


ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “Spitzer Prostitute Poses for Playboy as Former New York Governor Mulls Political Comeback” LINK

The Washington Post’s David Cho: “Obama team points to smaller deficit numbers” LINK

The Washington Post’s Carol Marello: “Big cities, rural areas both trail on census returns” LINK

Politico’s Jake Sherman: “NHTSA won’t give GOP Toyota docs” LINK

USA Today’s Haya El Nasser and Paul Overberg: “Two states top 2000 Census rates” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Good White House reading, Pulitzer edition” LINK

Time’s Mark Thompson: “Is the U.S. Army Losing Its War on Suicide?” LINK

Politics Daily’s Carl M. Cannon: “Why Liberals Are Right to Refuse to Honor the Confederacy” LINK


“Gibbs: Sec Clinton Not a SCOTUS Nominee” LINK

“Ford: Obama’s Nuclear Policy Not Horrible” LINK

“Jake Tapper on Obama’s Nuclear Warning” LINK

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