The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, April 6, 2010

By Jayson

Apr 6, 2010 4:09am

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The Boston Globe’s Sean P. Murphy: “Health tax may wallop towns” LINK

Politico’s Chris Frates: “Issa aims to unmask health care deals” LINK


ABC News’ Yunji de Nies: “Ready, Set, Roll!” LINK

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: “Obama Throws “Disappointing” First Pitch” LINK

USA Today Staff & Wire Reports: “White House gets egg rolling on fitness” LINK

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: “Report reviews ex-lobbyists in top-level posts” LINK

The Associated Press: “Report on entitlements to be delayed” LINK

Politics Daily’s Carl M. Cannon: “Barack Obama and Baseball: The President’s (Other) Game” LINK

The Washington Post’s Hamil Harris and Krissah Thompson: “Obama to meet at the White House with black church leaders” LINK

The New York Times’ David Sanger and Peter Baker: “Obama Limits When U.S. Would Use Nuclear Arms” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Paul Richter: “Obama nuclear weapons manifesto is detailed” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Paul Richter: “Obama nuclear weapons manifesto is detailed” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Peter Spiegel: “U.S. Keeps First-Strike Strategy” LINK

Bloomberg’s Nicholas Johnston: “Obama to Announce Limits on Nuclear-Arms Use in Policy Review” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Keith Johnson: “U.S. Defends Legality of Killing With Drones” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald F. Seib: “Obama Supporters Have Patience, Need Enthusiasm” LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan and Walter Pincus: “Obama to take middle course in new nuclear policy” LINK


Time’s Rania Abouzeid: “U.S. Consulate Attack: A Message from the Taliban” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Afghan Investigators Charge U.S. With Covering Up Botched Raid” LINK

The Washington Post’s Griff Witte and Haq Nawaz Khan: “Taliban attacks U.S. Consulate in Pakistan” LINK

The New York Times’ Richard Oppel and Abdul Waheed Wafa: “Afghan Investigators Say U.S. Troops Tried to Cover Up Evidence in Botched Raid” LINK


The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Mitchell and Kate Linebaugh: “Toyota Faces $16.4 Million U.S. Fine” LINK

Bloomberg’s Angela Greiling Keane and Alan Ohnsman: “Toyota Hid Defect in Violation of Law, LaHood Says” LINK

Politico’s Jake Sherman: “Toyota fined $16M by feds” LINK


Time’s John Curran: “Stocks Rise Toward 11,000 Dow” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Cari Tuna: “Shortfall Awaits California’s Big Pension Funds” LINK

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “Summers: Economy still has ‘long way to go’ LINK

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “Obama adviser: Long way to go on jobs” LINK


The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Immigration effort lacks 2nd backer from GOP” LINK


ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Kristina Wong and Huma Khan: “RNC Resignations and ‘Shadow RNC’ Could Signal More Trouble for Steele” LINK

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Steele Saga: Chairman Not Gone, Just Not Relevant?” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “RNC Chair Says He Will Not Step Down” LINK

USA Today’s On Politics: “Chamber endorses Sen. McCain in Arizona primary battle” LINK

Politics Daily’s Jill Lawrence: “It’s Joe Sestak Against Specter, Obama and Biden in Pennsylvania Senate Race” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Chris Cillizza: “RNC Chief of Staff Ken McKay resigns” LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: “Bunning, Democrats trade shots over expired jobless benefits” LINK

The Hill’s Sean J. Miller: “Top RNC official resigns in wake of spending scandal” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael Howard Saul: “Pataki Could Pose Threat to Gillibrand—If He Runs” LINK

Bloomberg’s Jonathan D. Salant: “Steele Names New Chief of Staff for Republican Party Committee” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Shakeup: RNC Chief of Staff resigns” LINK

Politico’s Kenneth Vogel: “Young Eagles: Life in the fast lane” LINK

The Washington Times’ Ralph Hallow: “Chief of staff resigns from Steele’s RNC” LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt: “Menendez seeks to halt recall effort” LINK

Politico’s Andy Barr: “Hayworth ribs ‘nonmaverick’ McCain” LINK

USA Today’s On Politics: “Democrats get ready for 2012 national convention” LINK

Time’s Mark Halperin: “Taking On Obama in ’12 — Tougher Than You Think” LINK


Politics Daily’s David Sessions: “Karl Rove Appears in Ad Supporting Census” LINK


Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Rudy Giuliani Campaigns for Marco Rubio In Florida” LINK

The Washington Post’s Joe Davidson: “Raises sought for bilingual federal workers” LINK


“Obama’s Pitch: ‘High and Outside’” LINK

“Arkansas Senate Primary Race” LINK

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“Dwindling GOP Support for Michael Steele” LINK

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