The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, June 8, 2009

Jun 8, 2009 5:50am

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, KRISTEN RED-HORSE GEORGIA DAWKINS, AND VALENCIA WICKER

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND DOMESTIC AFFAIRS:

New York Times’ Jackie Calmes: “Obama’s Economic Circle Keeps Tensions Simmering” LINK

ECONOMY:

New York Time’s Michael Cooper: “Stimulus Funds Spent to Keep Sun Belt Cool” LINK

USA Today’s Pallavi Gogoi: “Banks to release get-out-from-under TARP plans” LINK

Washington Post’s Binyamin Appelbaum and David Cho : “U.S. Will Let Some Banks Repay Aid” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Megan Woolhouse and Erin Ailworth: “Fewer but bigger dealerships expected to boost car prices” LINK

Los Angeles Time’s Amy Gardner: “Near Washington, D.C., construction crews watch for mystery ‘black’ wire” LINK

Time Magazine’s Mark Wilson: “Banks Hand in Their Stress Test Plans Today” LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “High court asked to block Chrysler sale” LINK

The Washington Times’ Katherine Timpf: “Ford pulls its weight without bailout funds”
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The Washington Times’ Andrea Billups: “Obama Cabinet dispatched to relieve auto angst” LINK

HEALTH/ABORTION:

ABC News’ John Hendren: “Obama’s Health-Care Plan Would Include a Government Option” LINK

Washington Post’s Peter Slevin: “Antiabortion Efforts Move to the State Level” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Carolyn Y. Johnson: “Magnetic fields test ‘reflexes’ of autism” LINK

Washington Post’s Spencer S. Hsu: “Bipartisan WMD Panel Criticizes Obama Plan To Fund Flu Vaccine” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid and Janet Adamy: “Ailing Kennedy Key to Health Bill” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kim Chipman and Ryan Donmoyer: “Obama Seeks to Show Skeptics Health-Care Overhaul Is Affordable” LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, ADMINISTRATION AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Clinton: Iranian Attack on Israel is Attack on U.S.” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Clinton Denies Bush Agreement With Israel on Settlements” LINK

Politico’s Glenn Thrush: “Grassley: O’s got “nerve” to go to Paris” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “Barack Obama’s trip raises the bar — plans personal role in Middle East” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Laura Meckler: “Obama’s Speeches Setting a High Bar for Results” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Cam Simpson: “White House Plan Would Let Terror Suspects Plead Guilty” LINK

Time Magazine’s Tim Padgett: “Using Drones in the Drug War” LINK

Time Magazine’s Andrew Lee Butters: “Lebanon’s American-Backed Government Holds on to Power” LINK

The Washington Times’ Christina Bellatoni: “Obama’s Mideast trip seen as an investment” LINK

PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE WAR ABROAD:

Los Angeles Times’ Alex Rodriguez: “Pakistan military campaign has broad support, but for how long?” LINK

New York Times’ C. J. Chivers: “Erratic Afghan Forces Pose Challenge to U.S. Goals” LINK

Newsweek’s Jessica Ramirez: “Children of Conflict” LINK

Newsweek’s Daniel Stone, Eve Conant and John Barry: “Love Is a Battlefield” LINK

MEXICAN BORDER:

Los Angeles Times’ Josh Meyer: “‘Blood wires’ over the Mexican border” LINK

NORTH KOREA:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Clinton Appealed Directly to North Korea for Journalists’ Release” <a href=http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2009/06/clinton-appealed-directly-to-north-korea-for-journalists-release.html
New York Times' David E. Sanger: "U.S. Weighs Intercepting North Korean Shipments" <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/08/world/asia/08korea.html?_r=1&hp
New York Times' Choe Sang-Hun: "N. Korea Sentences 2 U.S. Journalists to 12 Years of Hard Labor" <a href=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/09/world/asia/09north.html?hp
The Wall Street Journal’s Cam Simpson in Washington and Laura Meckler in Paris: “U.S. Considers Blacklisting North Korea” <a href=http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124438453465291941.html
Bloomberg’s Bomi Lim: “North Korea Sentences U.S. Journalists to 12 Years” <a href=http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=a8suGuRRHe6k
Boston Herald’s Joe Fitzgerald: “He offers different depiction of Muslims” <a href=http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view/2009_06_08_He_offers_different_depiction_of_Muslims/
The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “N.Korea could return to terror list” <a href=http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/08/us-considers-n-koreas-return-to-terror-list/
The Washington Times: “North Korea convicts 2 U.S. journalists” LINK

CONGRESS:

USA Today’s David Jackson: “Democratic candidates adopt anti-Bush strategy” LINK

LOBBYING:

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten and Paul Overberg: “Lobbyists unlimited in honoring lawmakers” <a href=http://www.usatoday.com/_ads/interstitial/2008/page/interstitial.htm?LINK

GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN:

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Palin versus GOP” LINK

The Washington Times’ Amanda Carpenter: “Palin fends ethics charges brought since ‘08” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: “Sarah Palin hits New York City, joins Rudy Giuliani for Yankees game” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

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“Families Mourn Day Care Fire Victims” LINK

“’President Obama, You Got Nerve’” LINK

“New Crash Questions Emerge” LINK

“Is Economy Bouncing Back?” LINK

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