The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Apr 28, 2010 4:51am

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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GOLDMAN SACHS / FINANCIAL REFORM / ECONOMY / WALL STREET:

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, Alice Gomstyn, and Mathew Jaffe: “Sen. Levin Calls Goldman Sachs Allegations ‘Deeply Troubling’” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama: Economy is coming back, but is not all the way back” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Senate Dems Fail Again to Start Debate on Financial Reform” LINK

Time’s Jay Newton-Small: “Capping Career, Dodd Relishes Fight For Financial Reform” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon and Susanne Craig: “Goldman Is Bruised, Defiant In Senate” LINK

Bloomberg’s Lisa Lerer: “Republicans Block Finance Bill Debate, Cite Gain in Saying ‘No’” LINK

Bloomberg’s Christine Harper and Michael J. Moore: “Goldman Sachs Emerges From Senate Showdown Ahead $549 Million” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “Democrats Use Goldman to Push Bank Overhaul” LINK

The Washington Post’s Zachary Goldfarb: “Goldman Sachs executives face senators investigating role in financial crisis” LINK

The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis and Paul Kane: “Republican senators again block vote on financial regulation” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery: “As deficit commission meets, Obama doesn’t rule out new taxes” LINK

The Hill’s Jay Heflin: “Senators grill Goldman Sachs as execs deflect blame” LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: “Panel urges fiscal overhaul” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Joanna Molloy: “‘Fabulous Fab’ Goldman Sachs exec Fabrice Tourre, Wall Street sext king, is a nervous weenie” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth R. Bazinet and Michael Mcauliff: “‘Senate Republicans block Wall Street financial reform for second straight day” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA / ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Karen Travers and Sunlen Miller: “President Obama Hits Main Street as Capitol Hill Targets Wall Street” LINK

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “EXCLUSIVE: Sen. Sessions: President Obama Wants Judges to ‘Promote Agenda’” LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall: “Record number seek president’s clemency” LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall: “Convict petitions Obama to reduce crack penalty” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama talks immigration, deficits at Iowa town hall” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “White House leaning toward energy over immigration?” LINK

Politics Daily’s Graydon Gordian: “Guantanamo Detainee Faces Trial in First Obama-Era Military Tribunal” LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “RNC: Obama playing on ‘class warfare and race’” LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper and Jeff Zeleny: “In Greeting Iowa Voters, Obama Focuses on Finances” LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson: “Obama visits rural Midwest to launch midterm election efforts” LINK

IMMIGRATION:

ABC News’ Claire Shipman, Devin Dwyer, and Huma Khan: “Arizona Immigration Law: Outcry Continues Over Controversial Bill” LINK

USA Today’s Kevin Johnson: “Mexico issues travel alert over new Ariz. immigration law” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Mexico Issues Warning to Citizens Over Travel to Arizona” LINK

Politics Daily’s Tom Diemer: “Immigration Reform: First Secure Border, Says Sen. Lindsey Graham” LINK

Politics Daily’s Bruce Drake: “Arizona Immigration Law Likely to Factor into Governor’s Race” LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Nagourney: “For 2 Parties, Immigration Poses Complex Test” LINK

The Washington Post’s Spencer Hsu: “Sen. Graham says border security is a priority” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

Time’s Vivienne Walt: “Is Iran Running Out of Uranium?” LINK

Time’s Dimitri Simes: “Is Obama Overselling His Russia Arms Control Deal?” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ernesto Londono: “Clinton urges Iraq to ‘speedily’ form government” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Mazzetti: “U.S. Begins Inquiry on Spy Network in Pakistan” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker and Rod Nordland: “Obama Sticks to a Deadline in Iraq” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Staff: “Afghanistan denies police role in killing of U.N. staffers” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

Politics Daily’s Jill Lawrence: “Arlen Specter, New Democrat: How Do You Catch a Cloud and Pin It Down?” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr. and Greg Hitt: “GOP Pins Comeback Hopes On Recapturing Suburbs” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Peter Wallsten: “Democrats Take New Tack to Rally Base” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Douglas Belkin: “The Daley Show Still Tops in Chicago” LINK

CONGRESS:

ABC News: “Senate Demands Mine Safety Enforcement” LINK

USA Today’s On Politics: “Candidate: Want to live in Alabama? Learn English” LINK

USA Today’s On Politics: “Congress votes to freeze its own pay” LINK

USA Today’s On Politics: “Senators to Facebook: Quit sharing users’ info” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “Senators Push for More Privacy on Facebook” LINK

Politico’s Jake Sherman: “House votes down pay hike” LINK

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: “House votes down automatic pay raise” LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

The Hill’s Jim Snyder: “Former Massey worker says he quit because of ‘poor’ conditions in mine” LINK

USA Today’s Thomas Frank: “Federal mine safety chief threatens closures” LINK

Politics Daily’s Tom Diemer: “Mine Safety Violations: Government Will Go Directly to Federal Court” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser and Susan Milligan: “Kerry to move ahead on climate change bill” LINK

Politico’s Jeanne Cummings and Kasie Hunt and Meredith Shiner: “Reid rejects energy bill compromise” LINK

The New York Times’ John Broder: “Oil Rig Blast Complicates Push for Energy and Climate Bill” LINK

OTHER:

USA Today’s Donna Leinwand: “Congress weighs risks, benefits of killer whale and dolphin shows” LINK

The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock: “Obama administration defies congressional subpoena on Fort Hood documents” LINK

The Associated Press: “Pentagon balks at providing Fort Hood files” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Anna Wilde Mathews: “Oklahoma Passes Two Laws Intended to Curb Abortions” LINK

The New York Times’ Damien Cave: “Celebrating U.S. Future in Space, Hopefully” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ylan Mui: “USA.gov is being redesigned to promote interaction” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Obama on GOP Filibuster: ‘That’s Not Right!’” LINK

“GOP Candidate: I Would Have Filibustered Sotomayor” LINK

“Congress vs. Goldman Sachs” LINK

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