The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, June 22, 2009

By Jayson

Jun 22, 2009 5:01am

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’ CARRIE HALPERIN, JAYCE HENDERSON, CLAUDIA MORALES, GEORGIA DAWKINS AND VALENCIA WICKER

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Obama, GOP at odds over stimulus” LINK

Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff: “Obama Closes Doors on Openness” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Death penalty decisions loom for Barack Obama” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Hill’s Jeremy P. Jacobs: “Ensign approval plummets after affair revelation” LINK

USA Today’s Matt Kelley: “Funds going to districts of key lawmakers” LINK

The New York Times’ Perry Bacon Jr.: “McConnell Carefully Chooses His Battles” LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt: “John Ensign’s approval rating plummets” LINK

Politico’s Glenn Thrush: “Reno mayor ain’t endorsing Harry – really” LINK

IRAN:

ABC News’ Jim Scuitto, Lara Setrakian, Mathew Ghazarian, Rachel Martin and Emily Friedman: “Iranian Govt Tried to ‘Cut the Head Off’ Opposition” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Blood on the Streets of Tehran” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “President Obama on Iran: The Government’s Violence and Unjust Behavior Against Its Own People Must Stop” LINK

The Hill’s Reid Wilson: “Obama urges international support for Iran protesters” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim and Kim Murphy: “Mir-Hossein Mousavi’s unusual career arc” LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: “Iran arrests relatives of ex-leader” LINK

Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria: “Theocracy and its Discontents” LINK

Newsweek’s Christopher Dickey: “The Supreme Leader” LINK

Newsweek: “Newsweek Reporter Detained” LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “Events move Obama’s approach to Iran” LINK

New York Daily News’ Helen Kennedy: “President Obama criticized by Republicans for being ‘timid’ on Iran” LINK

IRAQ/AFGHANSISTAN/PAKISTAN:

The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Magnier: “Pakistan faces challenge of cementing victory against Taliban” LINK

The Washington Times’ Eli Lake: “Taliban averts attacks with U.S. equipment” LINK

USA Today’s Aamer Madhani: “U.S. withdrawal date approaches in Iraq” LINK

The New York Times’ Dexter Filkins: “U.S. Toughens Airstrike Policy in Afghanistan” LINK

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: “GAO: More money needed to combat Mexican violence” LINK

HEALTHCARE:

ABC News’ John Hendren “Public Favors Obama’s Health-Care Plan” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Michael Hiltzik: “Healthcare reform puts a price on quality of life” LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “’One stop’ shopping at heart of health debate” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Mike Allen: “Health reform gets boost with Rx deal” LINK

Politico’s Glen Thrush: “Teddy’s ad for Dodd” <a href=http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0609/Teddys_ad_for_Dodd.html?showall
Time Magazine’s Kate Pickert: “Can Health Coops Do the Job of a Public Plan?” LINK

New York Daily News’ Kenneth R. Bazinet: “President Obama’s health-care reforms shaky with Democrats, GOP” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Tankersley : “Under House energy bill, coal won’t be going away” LINK

USA Today’s Martha T. Moore: “NYC to euthanize thousands of Geese” LINK

USA Today’s Rick Jervis: “Heat wave hitting southern U.S. hard” LINK

ECONOMY:

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Harper: “Tight budgets mean less bang for July 4th buck” LINK

USA Today’s Stephanie Armour: “Tax credit for home purchase could rise” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

The New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick: “Judge’s Mentor: Part Guide, Part Foil” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: “Supreme Court nominee is little boost to GOP” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

USA Today’s Cathy Lynn Grossman: “New U.S. Anglicans launch, to ban women, gays as bishops” LINK

The Washington Post’s Steve Vogel: “VA Moves Texas Brain Laboratory After Years Pass Without Testing” LINK

Time Magazine’s Brad Graham: “Donald Rumsfeld in Repose” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Iran Protest at White House” LINK

“Political Fault Lines on Iran” LINK

“Dodd: ‘Public’ Health Not Dead” LINK

“George’s Bottom Line on Health Care” LINK

“Geithner Testifies at Senate Banking Cmte Hrg” LINK

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