The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, June 5, 2009

Jun 5, 2009 1:46pm

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, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, JAYCE HENDERSON, CARRIE HALPERIN and GEORGIA DAWKINS

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HEALTH CARE REFORM:

The Hill's Jeffrey Young: "Senators insist healthcare compromise possible" LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Noam N. Levey: “Healthcare overhaul effort moves forward without Kennedy” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS SPEECH IN EGYPT:

ABC News' Jake Tapper and Karen Travers: "President Obama Calls for a 'New Beginning' Between U.S., Muslims Worldwide in Speech at Cairo University"

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The Washington Times’ Barbara Slavin: “President's words worry supporters of Israel” LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “Obama: 'New beginning' with Muslims” LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “Obama to engage Muslims with social-networking tools” LINK

Time Magazine Staff: “Muslims Like Obama's Words but Want to See Action” LINK

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny and Alan Cowell: “Addressing Muslims, Obama Pushes Mideast Peace” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler and Jacqueline L. Salmon: “Using New Language, President Shows Understanding for Both Sides in Middle East” LINK

New York Daily News’ Kenneth R. Bazinet: “President Obama reassures Israel via e-mail before Muslim speech” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Christi Parsons and Michael Muskal: “Obama meets with Merkel in Germany” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Farah Stockman: “Obama appeals for fresh start to Muslims around the world” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Wallsten: “Do Obama's words reveal his Middle East sympathies?” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

Boston Herald Editorial Staff: “So much for democracy” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Charles Krauthammer: “Israel’s undeserving of Obama’s contempt” LINK

Bloomberg’s Heejin Koo: “South Korea to Hold Talks with North in Gaeseong” LINK

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

ABC News' Rick Klein: "Sotomayor to Senator: '01 Comments Meant to Be Inspirational" LINK

ABC News' Jan Crawford Greenburg: "White House Contacted Sotomayor before Souter Announced His Retirement" LINK

USA Today's Joan Biskupic: "Many questions for Sotomayor on abortion issue" LINK

USA Today's Marisol Bello: "Muslims in U.S.: Speech hit 'right notes'" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin and Nathan Koppel: “Nominee's Criminal Rulings Tilt to Right of Souter” LINK

The Washington Times’ Tom LoBianco: “W.H. gives Sotomayor papers to panel”

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The New York Times’ Peter Baker and Jo Becker: “Speeches Show Judge’s Steady Focus on Diversity and Struggle” LINK

The Washington Post’s Alec MacGillis, Amy Goldstein and Robert Barnes: “Sotomayor Speeches Woven With Ethnicity” LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / ADMINISTRATION:

USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Key Dem not a fan of Obama's health pitch" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Deborah Solomon: “White House Set to Appoint a Pay Czar” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser: “Patrick picks Obama aide for his 2010 campaign” LINK

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OBAMA:

USA Today's Tom Vanden Brook: "Pentagon faces $2.5 billion budget shortfall" LINK

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

ABC News' Yunji de Nies: "Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama Head to Europe" LINK

The Washington Post’s Robin Givhan: “First Lady Replaces Her Chief of Staff” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Hill's Jared Allen: "Intel firestorm: GOP reveals briefing info" LINK

The Hill's Mike Soraghan: "War bill stumbles over Gitmo and IMF money" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson, Louise Radnofsky And T.W. Farnam: “House Lifts Lid On Its Expenses” LINK

The New York Times’ Stephen Labaton: “Ailing, Banks Still Field Strong Lobby at Capitol” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: “Sotomayor Submits questionnaire” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David G. Savage: “Speeches reveal more about Sotomayor's thoughts on race” LINK

ECONOMY / HOUSING / SEC:

USA Today's Stephanie Armour: "Mortgage rates rise to 6-month high above 5%"

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USA Today's Kathy Chu and Taylor McGraw: "Bank of America wins case over overdraft charges" LINK

The Hill's Silla Brush: "SEC charges former Countrywide executive" LINK

New York Daily News’ Ben Chapman and Elizabeth Hays: “City turns upscale building in Crown Heights into homeless shelter” LINK

New York Daily News’ Adam Lisberg: “Mayor Bloomberg: Layoff, cuts won’t hurt ACS kids” LINK

New York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovett: “Gov. Paterson veto a jolt to state pension plan” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and John Harwood: “Republicans Complain about Plan for Health Insurance” LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT:

USA Today's Dan Vergano: "U.S. institutes lead in environmental research expertise" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Casselman: “Energy Industry Lobbies to Avert Drilling Rules” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Julie Cart: “Federal directive to cut California water deliveries” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News' Jason Ryan: "DOJ Seeks Release of 2 Alaska Politicians from Jail" LINK

New York Daily News: “North Carolina man used craigslist to find man to rape his own wife: cops” LINK

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The Los Angeles Times’ DeeDee Correll: “Broken windows into abortion doctor's life” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

"Did Sotomayor Make Sexist Remarks?" LINK

"Muslim Reactions to Obama's Speech" LINK

"Jake Tapper: Did Obama Meet His Goal?" LINK

"Obama's Cairo Speech Aims for Peace" LINK

"Obama's Big-Ear Joke in Egypt" LINK

"Cairo Speech: Obama Calls for 'New Beginning'" LINK

"White House Zeros In on Young Muslims" LINK

"Obama to Muslim World: 'A New Beginning'" LINK

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