The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, May 4, 2010

May 4, 2010 5:07am

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, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, CLAUDIA MORALES AND CARRIE HALPERIN

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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

Politico’s Jeanne Cummings: “Obama deflects tough calls to Senate” LINK

NUCLEAR:

ABC News’ Emily Freidman, Kirit Radia and Luis Martinez: “Clinton, Pentagon Reveal State Secret: Size of U.S. Nuclear Aresenal” LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan and Colum Lynch: “Obama administration discloses size of U.S. nuclear arsenal” LINK

TIMES SQUARE BOMB CASE / TERRORISM:

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut, Jerry Markon and Spencer Hsu: “U.S. citizen from Pakistan arrested in Times Square bomb case” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Tina Susman, Richard A. Serrano and Geraldine Baum: “Arrest made in N.Y. bomb case” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Alison Gendar, James Gordon Meek, Rocco Parascandola and Corky Siemaszko: “Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad, suspect in foiled Times Square bomb plot, arrested at JFK” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Times Sq. bomb suspect nabbed at JFK” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “New York car bomb called act of terror” LINK

Bloomberg’s Henry Goldman and Mark Tannenbaum: “U.S. Makes Arrest in Times Square Car Bombing Plot” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez and Devlin Barrett: “Man in Custody in Car Bomb Inquiry” LINK

OIL SPILL:

ABC News’ Sam Champion and Kate McCarthy: “Oil Spill Spreads, Napolitano Says BP Liability Waivers Unacceptable” LINK

The Hill’s Ben Geman and Jared Allen: “Massive oil spill in Gulf of Mexico shifts debate on offshore drilling” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ashley Powers and Louis Sahagun: “BP claims absolute responsibility for oil cleanup” LINK

Politico’s Chris Frates: “BP, oil industry react to spill” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “W.H.: BP may avoid some costs” LINK

Bloomberg’s John Gittelsohn and Nadja Brandt: “Gulf Oil Spill Could Be Worse Than Hurricane, Landowners Say” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jeffrey Ball, Stephen Power and Russell Gold: “Oil Agency Draws Fire” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ Agence France-Presse: “Obama Renews Syria Sanctions” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon: “U.S. Declares Size of Nuclear Arsenal” LINK

Time’s Andrew Lee Butters: “The U.S.-Israel Spat Over Settlements: Risks for Both Sides” LINK

The New York Times’ Thom Shanker: “U.S. to Send Trainers to Afghanistan as Stopgap” LINK

IMMIGRATION:

The New York Times’ Danny Hakim and Nina Bernstein: “Paterson Move May Help Immigrants Facing Deportation” LINK

The New York Times’ Randal Archibold and Megan Thee-Brenan: “Poll Shows Most in U.S. Want Overhaul of Immigration Laws” LINK

Politics Daily’s Bruce Drake: “Majority of Americans Back Arizona Immigration Law, but With Doubts” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Justices Agree on Detainee Death Case” LINK

The Washington Post’s Robert Barnes: “Supreme Court closes its front doors to the public” LINK

FINANCE / GOLDMAN / ECONOMY:

The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis: “Derivatives-spinoff proposal opposed as part of overhaul bill” LINK

The Washington Post’s Zachary Goldfarb: “Goldman Sachs now hit with 6 shareholder suits” LINK

Bloomberg’s Alison Vekshin: “Senate May Begin Voting on Amendments to Financial Bill Today” LINK

FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage: “No Charges for Ex-Head of Housing Under Bush” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe: “Probe of former HUD secretary Alphonso Jackson said to be closed” LINK

Newsweek’s Kate Dailey: “Dick Cheney’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

Politics Daily’s Jill Lawrence: “Democrats Marshall, Brunner Buck Party in N.C., Ohio Senate Primaries” LINK

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: “Democrats call for political-ad limits to blunt court ruling” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Douglas A. Blackmon: “GOP Governors Group Swings into Action” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser: “Conservative group used tweet strategy against Coakley” LINK

Time’s Tim Padgett: “Can Crist Win in Florida as an Insurgent Independent?” LINK

SENATE / CONGRESS:

ABC News’ David Chalian: “2010 Election Parties Draw battle Lines in Campaign for Congress” LINK

The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis: “Lobbyists fret over legislation to reshape financial system” LINK

The Hill’s Bob Cusack and Roxana Tiron: “What’s in a name? Just ask former Navy pilot hero Sen. McCain” LINK

OTHER:

The New York Times’ Shaila Dewan: “Gov. Sanford Won’t Face Charges on Ethics” LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Free Speech Through Foggy Lens of Election Law” LINK

Politico’s Sean Lengell: “Burton brawls to be right for Indiana” LINK

Politico’s Joseph Weber: “Tough Ariz. Sheriff won’t run for governor” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ana Campoy: “Drug War Stalks Texas City” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen: “Gates Shoots Across Navy’s Bow Budget Speech” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Overseas Links Seen in Times Sq. Bombing” LINK

“Mayor Bloomberg on Failed NYC Car Bomb” LINK

“SCOTUS Fight Depends on Nominee” LINK

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