The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jun 16, 2009 5:15am

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The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta: “Obama Stamp Is on Finance Rules” LINK

Bloomberg’s Alison Vekshin: “Obama’s Bank Revamp May Stall as Congress Tackles Rival Issues” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth R. Bazinet: “White House offered Ireland ambassadorship to GOP Rep. King” LINK

Time Magazine’s Massimo Calabresi and Michael Scherer: “Dennis Ross, Iran Adviser, Moves to White House” LINK


The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera: “Obama to propose strict new regulation of financial industry” LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: “Issa seeks documents on VIP mortgage deals” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Senator says billions wasted on stimulus” LINK

USA Today’s Judy Keen: “For immigrants, living the dream is getting tougher” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Christopher Conkey: “GOP Faults Some Stimulus Projects” LINK


ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Karen Travers: “President Obama Pushes Nation’s Doctors on Health Care Overhaul” LINK

ABC News’ Zachary Wolf: “How Much Does The Kennedy Health Care Plan Cost?” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: “Obama talks up liability reform” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: “Health reform bill could cost over $1T” LINK

Newsweek’s Robert J. Samuelson: “Obama’s Unhealthy Reform” LINK

USA Today’s Judy Keen: “Obama strengthens pitch for health care at AMA” LINK

The Hill’s Jeffrey Young and Sam Youngman: “Obama’s counterattack on healthcare” LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: “CBO: Healthcare bill exceeds $1 trillion” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Laura Meckler: “Senate Mulls Over Health-Bill Details” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Amy Merrick: “Medicare Rule on Paying for Oxygen Vexes Patients” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jane Zhang: “Panel Lists Ways to Rein in Medicare Costs” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Star Parker: “False alarm on health care” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and Jackie Calmes: “As Obama Pushes Health Issue, New Cost Concerns Arise” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly: “In Pitch to AMA, Obama Paints Mixed Picture” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Mcauliff: “President Obama’s push for health care reform gets a mixed diagnosis from doctors” LINK


ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “President Obama on Protests in Iran: “It Would Be Wrong for Me to Be Silent” LINK

Bloomberg’s Nicholas Johnston: “Obama Says ‘Dialogue’ With Iran Will Continue After Election” LINK

Boston Herald Editorial Staff: “Iran’s future on line” LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: “In reversal, GOP balks at war funding” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “Obama ‘deeply troubled’ by violence in Iran” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Borzou Daragahi and Ramin Mostaghim: “Hundreds of thousands in Iran protest vote result” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jason Straziuso: “McChrystal takes command in Afghanistan” LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “Unrest in Iran forces President Obama’s hand” LINK

Newsweek’s Maziar Bahari: “Blood in Tehran” LINK

The New York Times’ David Sanger: “U.S. to Confront, Not Board, North Korean Ships” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen: “Audit Finds That U.S. Overpaid Blackwater” LINK

Time Magazine’s Azadeh Moaveni: “Iran’s Lesson: Even in a Tainted Election, Voting Still Matters” LINK


ABC News’ Ariane de Vogue: “Republicans Push Back Against Sotomayor” LINK

Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel & Josh Gerstein: “Sonia Sotomayor defends all-women’s group” LINK

Newsweek’s Holly Bailey: “Is Sotomayor Really a Bully or Are People Just Sexist?” LINK

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage and David Kirkpatrick: “Sotomayor Defends Ties to Association” LINK


The Los Angeles Times’ Julian E. Barnes and Greg Miller: “Detainee says he lied to CIA in harsh interrogations” LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellantoni: “9/11 families invited to talk on Gitmo closure” LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Finn and Julie Tate: “CIA Mistaken on High-Value Detainee, Document Shows” LINK


ABC News’ Karen Travers: “VP Biden Keeping the Door Open for 2016?” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Z. Barabak: “Western states want reins on federal power” LINK

Politico’s Staff: “David Letterman apologized to Sarah Palin” LINK

USA Today’s Alan Levin: “FAA Plans new safety rules for regional airlines” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Meckler: “Gay Group Slams Policies of President” LINK

The New York Times’ Theo Emery: “Bid to Block Recognition of Same-Sex Unions Fails” LINK

The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi: “Palin Gag? Comedy’s All in the Mis-Timing” LINK

The Washington Post’s Keith B. Richburg: “With Senate in Dispute, N.Y. Politics a Circus” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kenneth Lovett, Elizabeth Benjamin and Glenn Blain: “Albany judge orders warring Senate parties back to table; Democrats say they want to make deal” LINK


“GOP: Gov’t Insurance is Bad for Private Insurance” LINK

“Michelle Obama’s WH Music Series” LINK

“Republican in Hot Water Over Gorilla Joke” LINK

“Obama’s Health Care Soapbox” LINK

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