The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, April 27, 2010

By Jayson

Apr 27, 2010 3:59am

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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PRESIDENT OBAMA / ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas: “Janet Napolitano Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes with the Homeland Security Secretary” LINK

ABC News’ David Chalian: “Obama Launches DNC ‘Vote 2010’ Midterm Election Effort” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama to Muslim world: A ‘new beginning’ has started” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama on the New York Yankees: Easy to love, easy to hate” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama national security adviser Jones apologizes for joke” LINK

The Associated Press’ Mary Clare Jalonick: “CAPITAL CULTURE: WH garden promotes good food” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Political Notebook: “Obama launches effort to get ’08 voters to the polls” LINK

The Associated Press: “Obama orders flags at half-staff to honor Height” LINK

Time’s Mark Halperin: “Obama Ahead of Election 2010: The Secrets of His Success” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Schools Compete to Get President Obama as Commencement Speaker” LINK

Politics Daily’s Lynn Sweet: “DNC’s Targeting of Obama First-Time Voters Triggers Limbaugh Protest” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “White House sharpens its focus on Nov.” LINK

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny: “Midwest Trip With Political Fortunes on the Line” LINK

Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel: “Obama-allied operative deported” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Obama Hits Road to Prop Up Support” LINK

Bloomberg’s Roger Runningen: “Obama to Focus on Jobs, Rural Economy in Two-Day Midwest Trip” LINK

IMMIGRATION:

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: “McCain Defends AZ Law, Says Federal Govt. Is To Blame” LINK

USA Today’s Kevin Johnson: “Arizona agency seeks federal help on immigration law” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama aide: We’re interested in both immigration AND energy” LINK

USA Today’s Hotel Check-In: “Arizona immigration law backlash? Traveler says state ‘is off my travel list for sure’” LINK

Time’s Nathan Thornburgh: “Arizona Gears Up for a Protracted Immigration Fight” LINK

Politics Daily’s Bonnie Erbe’: “Immigration Disaster: Massive Influx Would Heighten Environmental Perils” LINK

The Hill’s Russell Berman: “Immigration push may help Dems in the West” LINK

The Hill’s Sydelle Moore: “The Big Question: Does Arizona’s immigration law go too far?” LINK

The New York Times’ Randal Archibold: “In Wake of Immigration Law, Calls for an Economic Boycott of Arizona” LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin: “Both sides in immigration debate blame congressional inaction for Arizona law” LINK

The Washington Post’s William Booth: “Mexican officials condemn Arizona’s tough new immigration law” LINK

Newsweek’s Howard Fineman: “Congressional Dems Say No immigration Bill Anytime Soon” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Pols rally to block handouts for illegals” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Sheridan: “Janet Napolitano: Arizona’s anti-illegal immigrant measure ‘not a good law;’ federal policy needed” LINK

BANKS / FINANCIAL REFORM / ECONOMY / WALL STREET / GOLDMAN SACHS:

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf, Jonathan Karl, and Devin Dwyer: “Republicans Hand Senate Financial Reform Bill Early Defeat” LINK

ABC News Analysis by Gary Langer: “ABC News Poll: Two-Thirds Back Financial Reform; The Question: How Far to Go” LINK

USA Today’s On Deadline: “GOP blocks Senate action on financial overhaul” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama ‘deeply disappointed’ with GOP-led filibuster of new finance regs” LINK

USA Today’s David J. Lynch: “Bank debate stalls in Senate as industry polishes image” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser: “Debate stalls on Wall St. overhaul” LINK

Time’s Jay Newton-Small: “GOP Blocks Debate on Financial Reform: Who Wins?” LINK

Time’s Bill Saporito: “A Few Questions for Goldman Sachs” LINK

Time’s Alex Altman: “Goldman Steels Itself for a Senate Grilling” LINK

Politics Daily’s Patricia Murphy: “Republicans Block Wall Street Reform in the Senate” LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton and Silla Brush: “GOP blocks Wall St. bill” LINK

The Hill’s Jay Heflin: “Sixty lawmakers urge SEC to broaden its Goldman Sachs probe” LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: “Senate Republicans may offer their own measure to overhaul Wall Street” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn and Edward Wyatt: “G.O.P. Blocks Debate on Financial Oversight Bill” LINK

The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis and Shailagh Murray: “Talks continue as GOP senators block advance of financial overhaul bill” LINK

Newsweek’s Daniel Stone: “Financial Reform Doesn’t Get Cloture: What that Means” LINK

The Washington Post: “Sen. Kaufman of Delaware tests the big-bank theory” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Meredith Shiner: “Wall Street reform stalls in Senate” LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: “Gender politics hits financial debate” LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “Filibuster stalls financial-reform bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Michael R. Crittenden: “Finance Bill Hits Impasse” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Scott Patterson and Robin Sidel: “Finance-Bill Proposal Worries Banks” LINK

Bloomberg’s Alison Vekshin and Catherine Dodge: “Republican Rejection of Finance Bill May Open Party to Attacks” LINK

Bloomberg’s Robert Schmidt: “Goldman Turns to New Lobbying Playbook for Washington Battle” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

USA Today’s Alan Gomez: “Afghanistan’s insurgent chief yielding” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Afghans Torch NATO Vehicles After Civilian Deaths” LINK

Politics Daily’s Delia Lloyd: “Why the British Elections Fascinate This American” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ernesto Londono: “U.S. ambassador says Iraq must act faster in establishing a new government” LINK

Politico’s Laura Rozen: “Hill jumps into fight over foreign assistance reform” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Laura King: “U.N. pulls foreign workers out of Afghan city of Kandahar” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “The White House’s Republican Mainstay? Maybe Not” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins: “Disclosure of Donors Draws Fire from Left” LINK

TERRORISM:

The Associated Press / ABC News Exclusive: “Video shows suspected airliner bomber training” LINK

The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran: “U.S. training Afghan villagers to fight the Taliban” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

The Associated Press’ Jesse J. Holland: “Supreme Court to rule on violent video games” LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Justices to Consider Law Limiting the Sale of Violent Video Games” LINK

“DONT ASK, DON’T TELL”:

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “American Bar Association Comes Out Against ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’” LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

Time’s Bryan Walsh: “Why the GOP’s Graham Put the Kibosh on a Climate Bill” LINK

The Hill’s Ben Geman and Michael O’Brien: “Climate advocates fight to give legislation another day” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Fausset: “Workers struggle to contain oil spill” LINK

OTHER:

USA Today’s Gregg Zoroya: “Troops’ care facility listed critical” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Bryan Bender: “Elite colleges thawing on ROTC” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Head of Military’s Wounded Warrior Program Forced Out” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery: “Presidential commission to address rising national debt” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ben Pershing: “Daniel Coughlin, House chaplain, marks 10 years of service” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephanie Simon: “Jailbirds Order Up Hot Wings” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Obama: Yankees Easy to Love, Easy to Hate” LINK

“Sen. Levin on Goldman: They Have Harmed All of Us” LINK

“Sen. McCain: ‘Our Borders Are Broken.’” LINK

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