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

By Jayson

Apr 27, 2010 3:59am

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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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