The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 6, 2010 5:21am

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’ JAYCE HENDERSON, PETER MARTINEZ, CLAUDIA MORALES and CARRIE HALPERIN

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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

Politico’s Glenn Thrush and Josh Gerstein: “Despite arrest, W.H. on defensive” LINK

Politico’s Kendra Marr: “Obama: ‘Begin’ immigration this year” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Lee Ferran and Thea Trachtenberg: “Ahmadinejad Defiant in Face of U.N. Sanctions, Israeli Military” LINK

Politico’s Laura Rozen: “Ambassadors: Jeffrey to Baghdad” LINK

USA Today's David J. Lynch: "Intense public anger in Greece as parliament considers cuts" LINK

Time's Glen Levy: "What to Watch for in the U.K. General Election" LINK

Time's Nicole Itano and George Mesthos: "Will Violent Protests Imperil Reform in Greece?" LINK

PENTAGON:

The New York Times’ Thom Shanker: “Shaking Up the Pentagon in a Bid to Foster a Culture of Compassion” LINK

TIMES SQUARE BOMB CASE / TERRORISM:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “One Off: Terrorism’s political lines drawn anew” LINK

ABC News’ Huma Khan and Z. Byron Wolf: “Guns and Terror: Should People on U.S. Watch List Be Barred from Buying Firearms?” LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: “U.S. to send Pakistan detailed request for help in Times Square bomb probe” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut: “Obama gets weekly tutorials in terrorism” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut: “Catching bomb suspect was rare moment for Holder to Celebrate” LINK

Politics Daily's Walter Shapiro: "After the Times Square Bomber: What Is Obama's Terrorism Strategy?" LINK

The Associated Press: "NYPD clears suspicious truck X-rayed at bridge" LINK

The New York Daily News' Kevin Deutsch In Shelton, Conn. and Alison Gendar, Rocco Parascandola and Rich Schapiro "Confessed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad's hatred stemmed from personal failure, war on terror" LINK

GULF COAST OIL SPILL:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “While Oil Slick Spread, Interior Department Chief of Staff Rafted with Wife on ‘Work-Focused’ Trip in Grand Canyon” LINK

Time's Michael Scherer: "BP and Obama: Playing Gotcha on Campaign Finance" LINK

USA Today's Elizabeth Weise: "Spill raises concerns of health effects" LINK

The Hill's Russell Berman and Ben Geman: “Dems propose massive increase in oil company liability to $10 billion" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Bettina Boxall and Jill Leovy: "Gulf oil spill: giant containment box towed to site" LINK

FINANCIAL OVERHAUL / ECONOMY / BAILOUT:

The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis and Shailagh Murray: “Financial overhaul bill gets bipartisan push in Senate” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jon Hilsenrath and Michael Crittenden: “Fed Scrambles to Stave Off Oversight” LINK

USA Today's On Deadline: "Senate OKs measures to end 'too big to fail' bailouts" LINK

Time's Michael Schuman: "Why Europe Is Still in Meltdown" LINK

Bloomberg's Shobhana Chandra: "Productivity in the U.S. Probably Cooled, Labor Costs Dropped" LINK

Bloomberg's Jesse Westbrook: "SEC Didn’t Act After Spotting Wall Street Risks, Documents Show" LINK

HEALTH CARE:

Politico’s James Hohmann: “Labor groups won’t support Space” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

The New York Times’ John Schwartz: “Long Shot for High Court Has Reputation for Compassion and Persuasion” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear and Robert Barnes: “Obama to make Supreme Court decision soon, aides say” LINK

USA Today's Joan Biskupic: "Stevens: Risk of wrongful sentences higher" LINK

The Associated Press' Ben Feller: "Stevens' spirit looms large as Obama ponders pick" LINK

IMMIGRATION:

Newsweek’s Ben Adler: “Why the Phoenix Suns Oppose Arizona’s Immigration Law” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Aaron Zitner: “Obama Gives a Shout-Out to ‘Los Suns’” LINK

USA Today's The Oval: "Obama says he wants to start on new immigration law this year" LINK

Politics Daily's Bruce Drake: "Majority of Arizonans Favor New Immigration Law" LINK

Politics Daily's Andrew Cohen: "Arizona Immigration Legal Challenge: Only Fools Rush In?" LINK

DEMOCRATS / G.O.P.:

ABC News’ David Chalian: “Primary Voters Back National Party Picks” LINK

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl: “David Obey – Leading Indiactor?” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Democrats Obey to leave House after 4 decades” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse and Jeff Zeleny: “In Blow to Democrats, Influential Congressman Will Retire After Four Decades” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Susan Davis and Naftali Bendavid: “Democrat Obey Won’t Seek Re-Election” LINK

COMMUNICATIONS:

The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang: “FCC will seek to regulate Internet providers” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Amy Schatz: “New U.S. Push to Regulate Internet Access” LINK

USA Today's On Deadline: "Report: FCC to re-regulate Internet for neutrality" LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "FCC to Regulate Broadband Internet Providers" LINK

CONGRESS:

USA Today's John Fritze: "Wall Street rumbling felt in elections" LINK

Politics Daily's Patricia Murphy: "David Obey, Appropriations Committee Chairman, to Retire From Congress" LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake and Jordan Fabian: “Obey's exit stuns House" LINK

OTHER:

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "Fox News Refuses to Air Climate Bill Ad" LINK

Politics Daily's Christopher Weber: "Joe the Plumber Elected to GOP Post in Ohio" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Rep. Obey: 'I'm Bone Tired.'” LINK

“Michelle Obama: USAID Answered the Call” LINK

“Graham and Lieberman Spar Over Gun Rights” LINK

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