The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, April 23, 2010

Apr 23, 2010 4:04am

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, CLAUDIA MORALES and CARRIE HALPERIN

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FINANCIAL REFORM / SEC / GOLDMAN SACHS:

ABC News’ Mathew Jaffe and Karen Travers: “President Obama Delivers More Tough Talk to Wall Street on Financial Regulations” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker and David Herszenhorn: “Obama to Wall St.: ‘Join Us, Instead of Fighting Us” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut and Michael Shear: “Obama makes a strong case for financial reform” LINK

The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis and Paul Kane: “Reid aims to move forward with financial regulation bill” LINK

The Washington Post’s Zachary Goldfarb: “SEC divided on vote to file Goldman lawsuit” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Janet Hook, Jim Puzzanghera and Peter Nicholas: “Senate scrambles to unite on finance reform bill” LINK

Newsweek’s Jonathan Alter: “Reid to Push Forward on Financial Overhaul” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Damian Paletta: “Finance Bill Climax Looms” LINK

Bloomberg’s Alison Vekshin: “Senators Move Toward Finance Bill Deal as Gaps Loom With House” LINK

Bloomberg’s Roger Runningen and Hans Nichols: “Obama Challenges Financial Industry to Join Regulatory Overhaul” LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: “Votes in doubt as Sen. Harry Reid sets Monday Wall Street showdown” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Meredith Shiner: “Harry Reid moves forward with reform vote” LINK

Politico’s Jake Sherman: “Goldman Sachs comes to Washington” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ David Sanger and Thom Shanker: “U.S. Faces Choice on New Weapons for Fast Strikes” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Landler: “U.S. Resists Push by Allies for Tactical Nuclear Cuts” LINK

The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran: “U.S. military, diplomats at odds over how to resolve Kandahar’s electricity woes” LINK

The Washington Post’s Colum Lynch: “Afghan security forces implicated in killing of U.N. worker” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “House, Senate to shape Iran sanctions” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald F. Seib: “U.S. Tries to Buy Time for Its Iran Strategy” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Chip Cummins: “Iran Launches War Games, Lobbies Against Sanctions” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Joshua Mitnick: “U.S. Envoy Mitchell Arrives in Israel” LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “Schumer: Obama’s ‘counter-productive’ Israel policy ‘has to stop’” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA & HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Washington Post’s Marc Kaufman: “Obama plan to end much of Constellation program angers Republican senators” LINK

Politics’ Daily’s Jill Lawrence: “Obama Hasn’t Changed, but Where’s the Country That Elected Him?” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS / TEA PARTY:

The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen: “Democrats plan to introduce bill to blunt ruling on political spending” LINK

The Washington Post’s Jeffrey Smith: “RNC board seeking independent review of party spending” LINK

Newsweek’s Steve Tuttle: “The Coffee Party Heats Up” LINK

The Hill’s Roxana Tiron: “Boeing CEO urges Democrats to move forward on trade deals” LINK

Politics’ Daily’s Kelsey Snell: “Pelosi’s Says She’ll Cooperate With Massa Ethics Probe” LINK

Politics’ Daily’s Kelsey Snell: “House Republicans Want Ban on Pork Projects—Dems Scoff” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “3 million in middle class to pay health law penalty” LINK

The Boston Globe Staff and Wire Services: “Aide to Kennedy, Kerry will help Obama pitch health care law” LINK

The USA Today’s Gregg Zoroya: “Military’s health care costs booming” LINK

IMMIGRATION:

ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Legalizing Racial Profiling? Arizona Immigration Bill Draws Fire” LINK

Newsweek’s Eve Conant: “Right Wing: Arizona Immigration Crackdown” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ Marla Dickerson: “Tokyo’s goal: Be the greenest” LINK

The Hill’s Russell Berman and Ben Geman: “Climate leaders push back on immigration moving first” LINK

ROD BLAGOJEVICH:

The Wall Street Journal’s Douglas Belkin and Joe Barrett: “Blagojevich Seeks Witness: Obama” LINK

The Chicago Tribune’s Jeff Coen, Rick Pearson and Bob Secter: “Rod Blagojevich wants Obama to testify at ex-governor’s trial” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Dem Sen: Public Wants Bipartisan Financial Bill” LINK

“Senate Dems Give GOP FinReg Ultimatum” LINK

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