The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, May 27, 2009

May 27, 2009 4:59am

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’ PETER MARTINEZ, JAYCE HENDERSON, CARRIE HALPERIN and LAURA GREENE

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SAME-SEX MARRIAGE:

ABC News Nightline: "Closing Argument: Gay Marriage and California" LINK

ABC News’ Joohee Cho: "Breaking the Gay Taboo in South Korea" LINK

The New York Times’ John Schwartz: “California High Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban” LINK

The New York Times’ Jesse McKinley: “Proposition’s Opponents Say Fight Will Continue” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jessica Garrison and Hector Becerra: "California’s Gay Marriage Ruling Signals Next Step for Both Sides" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Maura Dolan: "California High Court Upholds Prop. 8" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA, JUDGE SONIA SOTOMAYOR AND THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "Sotomayor, Considered" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: "The Raw Politics of the First Latina Supreme Court Nominee" LINK

ABC News World Newser: "Left vs. Right: Knocking Heads Over Today’s Supreme Court Pick" LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: "Sotomayor In: You Heard it Here First" LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper, Rick Klein, Reynolds Holding and Theresa Cook: "Minority Nominee Sotomayor Leaves GOP Walking Fine Line" LINK

USA Today’s Joan Biskupic and Martha T. Moore: "Sotomayor embodies Hispanics’ feats" LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall, Fredreka Schouten and Richard Wolf: "Obama hails Sotomayor’s life story, record" LINK

USA Today’s Marisol Bello: "Many Latinos ‘delighted’ by pick" LINK

USA Today Staff Reports: "Cardozo was first, but was he Hispanic?" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Susan Milligan: "A Hispanic pick for high court" LINK

The Associated Press’ Calvin Woodward: "Sotomayor and the struggle to be ordinary" LINK

The Associated Press’ Jesse J. Holland: "What’s next for Sotomayor? Questions and answers" LINK

The Associated Press’ Julie Hirschfeld Davis: "Sotomayor’s Supreme Court bid in Senate’s hands" LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker and Jeff Zeleny: “Obama Hails Judge as Inspiring” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: Sotomayor, a Trailblazer and a Dreamer” LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Sotomayor’s Rulings Are Exhaustive but Often Narrow” LINK

The New York Times’ David Stout: “Justices Ease Rules on Questioning” LINK

The New York Times’ Damien Cave: “Court Selection Creates a Puff of Pride, and Some Concerns, Among Hispanics” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray and Michael D. Shear: “First Latina Picked for Supreme Court; GOP Faces Delicate Task in Opposition” LINK

The Washington Post’s Robert Barnes and Michael A. Fletcher: “Riskiest Choice on Obama’s List Embodies His Criteria” LINK

The Washington Times’ Editorial Staff: “A judge too far: Nominating Sotomayor reveals the president’s true colors” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small: “The GOP’s Initial Tactic on Sotomayor: Play for Time” LINK

The Hill’s Reid Wilson and Sam Youngman: "Sonia Sotomayor: ‘Her Extraordinary Journey’" LINK

Politico’s Jeanne Cummings: "Right Divided over Court Fight" LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen &Jonathan Martin: "How — and why — Barack Obama picked Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David G. Savage and Christi Parsons : "Sotomayor’s Record Sets off Few ideological alarm bells" LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: "Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor’s record gives liberals little to cheer about" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Juan Gonzalez: "Day of pride for Latinos as Obama nominates Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Thomas M. Defrank: "GOP realizes that it can’t stop U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sotomayor" LINK

The New York Daily News’ James Gordon Meek: "Sonia Sotomayor’s timing for Supreme Court could not be better" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul and Larry McShane: "Like all of her life hurdles, Sonia Sotomayor shrugs off diabetes" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: "Sonia Sotomayor pays emotional tribute to her mother" LINK

The New York Daily News’ Obama’s Supreme Court pick Sonia Sotomayor never forgot her Bronx roots" LINK

GITMO:

ABC News’ Luis Martinez: "Pentagon Releases List of Gitmo Detainees Who Returned to Terrorism" LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Kate Barrett: "Obama Rolls the Dice on Vegas Fundraiser Trip" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Charles Babington: "Obama raises money for Democrats out West" LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper: “In Security Shuffle, White House Merges Staffs” LINK

The Washington Post’s Spencer S. Hsu: “Obama Integrates Security Councils, Adds New Offices” LINK

NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR TEST:

Reuters: "North Korea Threatens Attack If Ships Checked" LINK

The Associated Press: "North Korea’s bomb test seen as troubling progress" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Ramstad: "North Korea Warns on Ship Searchesr" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Barbara Demick: "China Debates its Bond with North Korea" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

The Washington Times’ Tony Blankley: “Five million green jobs?” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND SENATE MAJORITY LEADER HARRY REID:

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: "Obama to Raise $2 million for Reid" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HEALTH CARE REFORM:

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “Antitrust Laws a Hurdle to Health Care Overhaul” LINK

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OBAMA:

The Associated Press’ Tom Curley: "Army Chief Says US Ready to Be in Iraq 10 Years" LINK

USA Today’s Paul Wiseman: "U.S.-supported Iraqi militias clash with government" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s August Cole and Yochi J. Dreazen: "Gates Is Optimistic that Weapons Cuts Will Weather Opposition" LINK

GITMO:

Sen. James Inhofe for the Washington Times: “Keep detainees where they are” LINK

ECONOMY:

The Wall Street Journal’s Staff: "GM-Union Deal Raises U.S. Stake" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Amir Efrati and Thomas Catan: "Santander, a ‘Feeder,’ Pays a Price Spanish Bank Agrees to Surrender $235 Million to the Ponzi Case’s Trustee" LINK

Bloomberg’s Matthew Benjamin: "Unemployment at 8 Percent Is the New Normal as Growth Slows" LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The Washington Times’ Cal Thomas: “Powell party doctrine” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Associated Press’ Charles Babington: "Obama promotes clean energy, stimulus in Nevada" LINK

The Hill’s Ian Swanson: "Peaking Gas prices May Stymie GOP" LINK

EDUCATION:

USA Today’s Mary Beth Marklein: "Community colleges try new formula for remedial classes" LINK

ROLAND BURRIS:

Politico’s Manu Raju: "Roland Burris Tapes Raise Fresh Questions" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

USA Today’s Steve Sternberg: "CDC expert says flu outbreak is dying down — for now" LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin and Perry Bacon Jr.: “Burris Offered to Write Check to Governor Before Appointment” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

"Nevada Gov Refuses to Greet Obama" LINK

"Republican Senator on Sotomayor" LINK

"California’s High Court Upholds Prop 8" LINK

"Obama Nominates Sotomayor to SCOTUS" LINK

"Judge Sotomayor’s Legal Affairs" LINK

"George on Sotomayor and the GOP" LINK

"North Korea’s Military Muscle" LINK

"Press Sec Gibbs on NK and Sotomayor" LINK

"Does Sotomayor Have Bipartisan Appeal?" LINK

"Foreclosure Scam Leaves Family Homeless" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Obama’s N. Korea Options" LINK

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