The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, January 28th, 2011

Jan 28, 2011 6:33am

Compiled by ABC News Digital News Associates and Desk Assistants CLAUDIA MORALES, JACQUELINE NG FERNANDEZ, JAYCE HENDERSON, MOLLY HUNTER

OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:
Newsweek’s Daniel Stone: “Jay Carney, the White House’s New Spinmeister” The news came, fittingly enough, in the form of a leak. White House officials passed the word to reporters Thursday that President Obama had chosen Jay Carney to lead the administration's press office. LINK

USA Today: “Obama very close to picking new press secretary” Outgoing press secretary Robert Gibbs said today that President Obama is very close to naming a new White House spokesman, perhaps as soon as today.  LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “White House Staff Makeover: Carney To Replace Gibbs Jay Carney, a former journalist and spokesman for Vice President Biden, will replace outgoing White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. Carney is expected to take on the job next month; Gibbs has said he would stay at his post until mid-February. By selecting Carney, Obama passed over longtime aides and deputy press secretaries Bill Burton and Josh Earnest. Deputy Communications Director Jen Psaki and Democratic strategist Karen Finney were also said to be considered. LINK

SENATE TEA PARTY:
The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “Senate Tea Party Caucus holds first meeting without some who had embraced banner” The Republican senators who rode the tea party wave to victory in the fall are now weighing whether that label will help them on Capitol Hill or become a scarlet letter. LINK

The Washington Time’s Seth McLaughlin: “Sen. Paul says tea party holds power on Hill” To those who predicted that the tea party movement would get swallowed up by Washington, Sen. Rand Paul says the cynics have got it completely backward — it’s the tea party that has co-opted Capitol Hill. LINK

RAHM EMANUEL:
The New York Times’ Monica Davey: “Court Allows Emanuel on Ballot for Chicago Mayor” Rahm Emanuel’s bid to become mayor of this city may proceed, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, ending a week that had turned this city’s politics upside down, then back again. LINK

The Hill’s Daniel Strauss: “Emanuel Will Be On Chicago Mayor Ballot” Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will be on the ballot for mayor, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court ruled he met the city's residency requirements, writing: "a residence is not lost 'by temporary removal with the intention to return, or even with a conditional intention of acquiring a new residence, but when one abandons his home and takes up his residence in another county or election district.'" LINK

ECONOMY:
The Wall Street Journal’s Carrick Mollenkamp, Aaron Lucchetti and Serena NG: “Report Details Wall Street Crisis” Twelve of the 13 largest U.S. financial institutions "were at risk of failure" at the depth of the 2008 financial crisis, while at least 50 hedge funds tried to capitalize on it, according to a report released Thursday by a U.S. panel investigating how the financial system unraveled.  LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:
Bloomberg’s Alaa Shahine, Ahmed A Namatalla and Ola Galal: “Egypt Holds Opposition Leaders, Limits Internet Access to Thwart Protests Egyptian authorities detained seven senior leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, the main opposition group, and restricted Internet access ahead of nationwide protests planned for today against President Hosni Mubarak. “The number is likely to rise,” Abdel-Gelil El-Sharnoubi, the Cairo-based editor of the group’s official website, said in a telephone interview, confirming the arrests.  LINK

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“DHS Ends Color-Coded Treat Level System”
 “Rand Paul: Obama ‘Been Co-Opted By the Tea Party”

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