The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, June 12, 2009

Jun 12, 2009 5:14am

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The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “Big Obama donor picked as envoy to Switzerland” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Capitol Journal: “White House Sends Signals on Deficit” LINK

USA Today’s Carolyn Pesce: “Obama takes health agenda on road” LINK

Newsweeks’ Katie Connolly: “Three More Fundraisers Appointed as Ambassadors” LINK

USA Today’s Jim Kuhnhenn: “Congress may push further to try to curb exec pay abuses” LINK

The New York Times’ Abby Goodnough: “Obama Officials to Skip Event for Mayors, Citing Picket Line” LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Finn and Sandya Somashekhar: “Obama Bows on Settling Detainees” LINK

The Washington Post’s Alec MacGillis: “Spending Stimulus Money Takes Money” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Robert Pear: “Obama Takes His Health Care Case to the Public” LINK


The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Simon: “Bank of America CEO denies government coercion in Merrill Lynch takeover” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Canavan: “Savvy home shoppers can save at settlement” LINK

USA Today’s Jeannine Aversa: “Americans’ net worth shrinks $1.33 trillion in Q1” LINK

USA Today’s Pallavi Gogoi: “House panel grills Bank of America chief on Merrill deal” LINK

USA Today’s Charisse Jones: “Airlines paint gloomy picture of near-term outlook” LINK

USA Today’s Jeannine Aversa: “Americans’ net worth shrinks $1.33 trillion in Q1” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse and Bernie Becker: “Auto Dealers at Risk Turn to Washington” LINK


ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: “War Funding Drama: Obama’s Pledge Unstalls War Money, Torture Photos, Cash for Clunkers, Etc.” LINK

The Hill’s Roxana Tiron: “Guard: Gates weakening security” LINK

The Hill’s Mike Soraghan, Walter Alarkon and J. Taylor Rushing: “$106B war bill moves forward in both houses” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Julian E. Barnes and Janet Hook: “U.S. increasingly unlikely to take any Guantanamo detainees” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “Military officials warned about detainee transfers” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez: “Miranda Issues Cloud Gitmo Cases” LINK

ABC News’ Luis Martinez: “U.S. Officials Say There are Indications North Korea is Preparing for a Third Nuclear Test” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ann Scott Tyson: “Petraeus: Tough Months Lie Ahead in Afghan War” LINK

New York Daily News’ Christina Boyle in Bermuda, David Saltonstall and James Gordon Music: “4 Chinese Muslim Guantanamo detainees resettled in Bermuda” LINK


The Hill’s Eric Zimmermann: “Lawmakers ridicule Lewis” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Alicia Mundy and Lauren Etter: “Senate Passes FDA Tobacco Bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “Path Clears for Passage of War-Spending Bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Fawn Johnson: “Lawmakers Make Noise About Loud Commercials” LINK

Bloomberg’s Rich Miller and Craig Torres: “Bernanke Success May Come at Cost of Congress Curbing Fed Power” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Janet Hook: “Senate approves FDA regulation of tobacco” LINK

The New York Times’ Duff Wilson: “Senate Votes to Allow F.D.A. to Regulate Tobacco” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lyndsey Layton: “Senate Passes Bill to let FDA Regulate Tobacco” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jeffrey Rosen: “Where Sonia Sotomayor Really Stands on Race” LINK

New York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovett, Glenn Blain and Elizabeth Benjamin: “Farce will run one more week: GOPers open doors, but do little as crisis looms” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small: “Can Deeds Keep the Party Going in Virginia?” LINK


The Hill’s Jared Allen: “Pelosi phones Ag chairman to unhitch climate measure” LINK

The Washington Times’ Dina Cappiello: “Mountaintop-mining rules to change” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power: “Lawmakers in Farm Belt Try to Steer Climate Bill” LINK


The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: “Dems brace for CBO score” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “Obama Stumps for a Public Insurance Option” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy: “Prevention Efforts Provide No Panacea on Health Costs” LINK

Bloomberg’s Laura Litvan: “Dealmakers Baucus, Grassley Seek to Salvage Health-Care Bill” LINK

Newsweek’s Jaime Cunningham: “Insurance Companies seek healthy profits in Tobacco Stock”

USA Today’s Wendy Koch: “Senate passes the most sweeping tobacco-control bill” LINK

USA Today’s Steve Sternberg: “Who declares first flu pandemic in 41 years” LINK

New York Daily News’ Allison Gendar, Irving Dejohn, Rachel Monahan and Leo Standora: “Swine flu kills Brooklyn middle school student; Sarah Michel first NYC student to die from H1N1” LINK


ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Huma Khan: “South Carolina Gov. Sanford: ‘Probably Isn’t’ Good for Cheney to be the Voice of the GOP” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Canavan: “Savvy home shoppers can save at settlement” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: “Albright papers, new institute at Wellesley” LINK


“Senators Fly High on Your Tax Money” LINK

“Obama Wants Health Care for All” LINK

“Obama Lays Out Health Care Reform Plan” LINK

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