The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, June 15, 2009

Jun 15, 2009 4:56am

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’ KRISTEN RED-HORSE, JAYCE HENDERSON, GEORGIA DAWKINS, VALENCIA WICKER AND CLAUDIA MORALES

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Iran: The View from the White House” LINK

ABC News’ Simon McGregor-Wood: “Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Says Two-State Solution Possible, With Conditions” LINK

The Washington Posts’ Scott Wilson: “Muted Response Reflects U.S. Diplomatic Dilemma” LINK

Newsweek’s Christopher Dickey: “Feeding the Beast: What Ahmadinejad’s win means for Iran, Israel and the United States” LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “For U.S., ‘doubts’ linger as Iran roils” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Joe Biden: ‘real doubt’ on Iran election” LINK

LA Times’ Paul Richter: “Iran election result makes a U.S. overture more difficult” LINK

LA Times’ Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi: “Iran tries to put a lid on election protests” LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “Netanyahu’s big speech” LINK

Time Magazine’s Massimo Calabresi: “Why the White House Views Iran’s Election as a Diplomatic Coup” LINK

Time Magazine’s Tony Karon: “The Power Behind Ahmadinejad’s Disputed Win: Ayatullah Khamenei” LINK

Time Magazine’s Nahid Siamdoust: “Tehran’s Streets Become a Battleground” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: “US refuses to acknowledge Ahmadinejad’s re-election; protests in Iran continue” LINK

Bloomberg’s Gwen Ackerman and Tal Barak Harif: “Israel’s Netanyahu Agrees to Palestinian State With Conditions” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ John Hendren: “Obama Will Make His Case for Health-Care Reform Before AMA in Chicago” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Robert Pear: “Obama Open to Reining in Medical Suits” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Haberkorn: “Obama, AMA at odds over health reform” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery and Ceci Connolly: “Obama Is Pressed to Tax Health Benefits” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy and Jonathan D. Rockoff: “Hospital Industry Bristles at Cuts” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “Obama Outlines $313 Billion in New Health Cost Cuts” LINK

Bloomberg’s Nicholas Johnston: “Obama to Tell AMA Health-Care Plan Will Seek More Efficiency” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Greg Scandlen: “More choice for consumers is always healthy” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “Ex-AMA leader: Obama needs healthcare specifics” LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Debate over Obama health care plan intensifies” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: “Obama takes his case to the AMA” LINK

LA Times’ Noam N. Levey: “Obama outlines $313 billion in Medicare, Medicaid spending cuts” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: “Obama outlines healthcare savings” LINK

SUPREME COURT NOMINEE SONIA SOTOMAYOR:

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Roger Simon: “Sonia may have leg up over her detractors” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear: “Riding Herd on the Message” LINK

LA Times’ James Oliphant and David G. Savage and Andrew Zajac: “Sotomayor embracing affirmative action, then and now” LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Issue of Property Rights Is Likely to Arise in Sotomayor’s Confirmation Hearings” LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “More Details Emerge In President Obama’s Firing of Inspector General” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jim McElhatton: “Exclusive: Pick for Army chief pushed defense funds” LINK

The Associated Press’ Justin Pope and Libby Quaid: “Duncan pushes academic reform” LINK

ECONOMY:

Bloomberg’s Simon Kennedy and Rainer Buergin: “G-8 Starts Planning to Reverse Stimulus as Recovery Signs Grow” LINK

Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria: “The Capitalist Manifesto: Greed is Good” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Mitchell and Corey Boles: “Cash-for-Clunkers Clears Hurdle” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jake Sherman: “Lawmaker Wants Expats Counted” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The Hill’s Aaron Blake: “Republicans step up the anti-Obama-speak” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Renegade Dems buck Barack Obama” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Romney calls on Obama to speak out on Iran” LINK

The Washington Post’s Steven Mufson: “Democrats Struggling for Consensus on Climate Bills” LINK

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

The New York Daily News’ Helen Kennedy: “GOP activist DePass apologizes after joking on Facebook that gorilla is related to Michelle Obama” LINK

GAY RIGHTS:

The New York Daily News’ Elizabeth Benjamin and Kenneth Lovett: “Same-sex surprise: Joe Bruno, former NY Senate leader, now supports gay marriage” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Washington Post’s Susan Kinzie: “GI Bill Causes Glitch In D.C.” LINK

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “Bush rejects Pelosi Charges of CIA lies” LINK

Politico’s Melanie Mason: “The Hill plays ‘Budgetball” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Tamara Audi: “Casinos Sue Blagojevich Over Law” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Bobby White: “California Inmate Plan Draws Ire” LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by Kevin Hassett: “Joke’s on Letterman as Other Comics Roast Obama” LINK

USA Today’s Wendy Koch: “Savings plan benefits teens leaving foster care” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

“Another No to Obama” LINK

“Doctors Sick Over Health-Care Plan” LINK

“Roundtable: Deal on Health Care?” LINK

“Iranian Unrest Over Elections” LINK

“George on Iranian Election” LINK

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