Must Reads for Thursday June 25, 2009

By Jayson

Jun 25, 2009 4:03am

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, VALENCIA WICKER, GEORGIA DAWKINS AND MICHAEL MURRAY


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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

The New York Times’ Ginger Thompson and David M. Herszenhorn: “Obama Set for First Step on Immigration Reform” LINK

HEALTH CARE REFORM:

ABC News’ Rick Klein, Brett Hovell and Byron Wolf: “Fact Check: The Truth Behind Obama’s Health Care Plan’” LINK

ABC News’Jake Tapper and Karen Travers: “EXCLUSIVE: President Obama Defends Right to Choose Best Care” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: “Obama wants health care ‘compromise’” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee and Carrie Budoff Brown: “Obama woos governors on health care” LINK

USA Today’s Rita Rubin: “Health suffers in recession; preventive care often cut first” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and Jeff Zeleny: “Senators Worry That Health Overhaul Could Erode Employer Insurance Plans” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael A. Fletcher: “States Assert Place in Health-Care Debate – Governors Fear Shifting of Costs” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Lisa Wangsness “Prescription for America” LINK

The Hill’s Jeffrey Young: “Obama targets middle class in healthcare broadcast” LINK

The Hill’s Jeffrey Young: “$285B switch might remove health hurdle” LINK

ECONOMY:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: “Congressman: Bernanke Tried to ‘Cover Up’ BofA Threats” LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: “Lawmakers not yet sure of Bernanke” LINK

The Hill’s Kiera McCaffrey: “100 House Dems want new trade rules” LINK

The Washington Times’ Josh Funk: “Economy remains flat, says Buffett” LINK

IRAN:

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper: “Bit by Careful Bit, Obama Toughens Stance on Iran” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “Iran Envoys Disinvited From July 4 Festivities – Invitations Were Outreach Effort” LINK

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT:

The Washington Post’s Steven Mufson and Jennifer Agiesta: “Limits on Emissions Have Wide Support” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Paul West: “Obama promotes climate-change bill in face of conflicting figures” LINK

The Washington Times’ Amanda DeBard: “EXCLUSIVE: Climate bill gives billions to foreign foliage” LINK

GOVERNOR MARK SANFORD:

ABC News’ Huma Khan and Eric Noe: “Mark Sanford’s Emails Detail His Argentine Affair” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Sanford saga adds to GOP woes” LINK

Politico’s Andy Barr: “Sanford admits affair” LINK

Newsweek’s Andrew Romano: “Marching to the Same Drummer – Gov. Sanford seemed like a different kind of pol. Until Wednesday” LINK

The New York Times’ Robbie Brown and Shaila Dewan: “Gov. Sanford Admits Affair and Explains Disappearance” LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz: “For Republicans, a Long Winter Gets Longer” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Manuel Roig-Franzia: “S.C. Gov. Sanford Admits to an Affair – He Was Visiting Woman in Argentina” LINK

The Washington Post’s Hank Stuever and Wil Haygood: “Parsing The Book Of Mark – Sanford’s ‘Story,’ Interpreted” LINK

The Boston Globe’s David Beard “From Argentina, news on Sanford and ‘Maria’” LINK

DEMOCRATS/GOP:

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Barbour takes over RGA” LINK

Politico’s John Bresnahan: “Caribbean trips under investigation” LINK

Newsweek’s Holly Bailey: “After Sanford, What Do Republicans Do Now?” LINK

The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg: “Sanford Case a New Dose of Bad News for Republicans” LINK

The New York Times’ Edmund L . Andrews and Louis Story: “G.O.P. to Paint Bernanke as Ally of Big Government” LINK

The Washington Times’ S.A. Miller: “Social conservatives fall from moral high ground” LINK

Time Magazine’s Tim Padgett: “Sanford’s Sex Scandal: South Carolina and the GOP Assess the Damage” LINK

New York Daily News’ Helen Kennedy: “South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford sent risque e-mails to Argentian lover” LINK

SOTOMAYOR:

The New York Times’ Benjamin Weiser: “In ’98, Hints From Sotomayor on Death Penalty” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Dem women in Senate push for Sotomayor; so does a liberal law group” Jo Williams: LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“WATCH: Obama’s ‘Uniquely American’ Health Care Plan” LINK

“WATCH: Obama: Why Gov’t Should Get Involved in Health Care” LINK

“WATCH: Obama: Americans Believe It’s Time for Change” LINK

“WATCH: Obama: U.S. Spends More for Less on Health” LINK

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