The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, June 1, 2009

Jun 1, 2009 5:17am

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, LAURA GREENE, GEORGIA DAWKINS and VALENCIA WICKER

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

Reuters' Kevin Drawbaugh and Nancy Waitz: "Senators Spar Over Remarks by Top Court Nominee" LINK

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "On Sotomayor and Temperament" LINK

USA Today's Joan Biskupic: "Firefighter case may keep Sotomayor in hot seat" LINK

The Washington Times’ Tom LoBianco: “GOP senators mostly mum on Sotomayor” LINK

The Washington Times’ Andrew Breitbart: “No more apologies from Sotomayor” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s George F. Will: “A Save For Sotomayor?” LINK

Newsweek Magazine’s Ellis Cose: “Caricature Witness: The ugly assumptions behind the case against Judge Sotomayor” <a LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David G. Savage: “Sotomayor's decision on firefighters may be overruled by Supreme Court” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “Senators Preview Stances on Sotomayor” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Cam Simpson: “Senators Weigh Race Issues With Sotomayor” LINK

New York Daily News’ Mike Lupica: “Gingrich and rest of far right are scared of Sotomayor – and who can blame them?” LINK

Erin Einhorn: “Mayor Bloomberg: Rep. Charles Rangel is ‘just plain wrong’ with crack about Obama’s safety in Harlem” LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "President Obama = King Tut?" LINK

Time Magazine’s Amy Sullivan: “Obama's Vatican Pick: Boosting Hispanic Catholics, Disarming Catholic Critics” LINK

The Boston Globe’s David Alexander: “Obama, in Europe, must show diplomatic style works” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Cam Simpson and August Cole: “Obama Moves to Curb Data-System Attacks” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Associated Press' Matthew Lee: "US Committed to New Approach for Hemisphere" LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “Obama will carry friendly message to Muslim world” LINK

Time Magazine’s Tim McGirk: “Israeli Rejection of Settlement Freeze Spells Trouble for Obama's Cairo Outreach” LINK

The New York Times’ Sabrina Tavernise: “Afghan Valley Offers Test for Obama Strategy” LINK

The Hill's Kevin Bogardus: "U.S., Cuba to Restart Immigration Talks " LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael M. Phillips: “Army Deploys Old Tactic in PR War” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler in Washington and Margaret Coker in Abu Dhabi: “Obama Pushes Middle East Thaw” LINK

Bloomberg’s Indira A.R. Lakshmanan: “Cuba, U.S. Will Discuss Migration, Postal Service, Clinton Says” LINK

Bloomberg’s Daniel Williams and Edwin Chen: “Obama May Need ‘Magician’ Skills in Cairo to Reach All Muslims” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Marvin Hier: “Israel’s fear justified” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HEALTH CARE REFORM:

USA Today's Susan Page: "Hurdles remain in Obama's push to revamp health care" LINK

Boston Herald Editorial Staff: “Unhealthy mandate” LINK

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OBAMA:

USA Today's Tom Vanden Brook: "Air Force lags on sending spy planes to combat zones" LINK

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

USA Today's Ken Dilanian: "Clinton: Cuba-U.S. talks to resume" LINK

AUTO INDUSTRY:

World News with Charles Gibson Goes on the Road: LINK

ABC News' Matthew Jaffe and Charlie Herman: "Out of Gas: GM Expected to File for Bankruptcy" LINK

The Associated Press' Jim Kuhnhenn and Ken Thomas: "White House: General Motors to File for Bankruptcy" LINK

USA Today's Sharon Silke Carty: "Seven reasons GM is headed to bankruptcy" LINK

USA Today's Julie Schmit: "Gas prices probably won't rocket like last summer" LINK

USA Today's Sharon Silke Carty: "GM to get $30.1 billion more in federal aid for bankruptcy" LINK

The Boston Globe’s David E. Sanger and Jeff Zeleny: “Obama makes his big move on GM” LINK

The Hill's Michael O'Brien: "'New GM' Will Get $30B in Last Lifeline from U.S." <a LINK

Bloomberg’s John Hughes, Caroline Salas and Jeff Green: “GM Bankruptcy to Bring Taxpayer Ownership, Less Debt” LINK

Bloomberg’s Christopher Scinta, Jef Feeley and Dawn McCarty: “Chrysler Wins Assent to Sell Assets to Fiat-Led Group” LINK

Bloomberg’s Alison Fitzgerald and Julianna Goldman: “Obama Saving GM Needed Dealmaker Team to Break It in Bankruptcy” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Wall Street Journal’s T.W. Farnam, Louise Radnofsky and Elizabeth Williamson: “Lawmakers Keep Expenses Off-Line” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The New York Times’ John Harwood: “Despite Critics, Judge May Find Votes in G.O.P.” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Barnes: “In GOP, Sotomayor’s Resume Takes a Back Seat to Her Words” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed: “GOP role model in Dick Cheney” LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten: “Obama walks a fine line over mining” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "George Will and Paul Krugman Agree" LINK

The Hill's Bridget Johnson: "Iran a Key Concern for Obama, Saudi King to Discuss" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ellen E. Schultz: “Closing the Benefits Loophole” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

"Roundtable: The Confirmation Battle" LINK

"GM Bankruptcy Hits Home" LINK

"George's Bottom Line on Sotomayor" LINK

"George on Sotomayor Skeptics" LINK

"Barack Obama: The Freshman" LINK

"Sotomayor Filibuster?" LINK

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