The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, July 7, 2009

By Jayson

Jul 7, 2009 5:03am

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 and CLAUDIA MORALES, GEORGIA DAWKINS AND VALENCIA WICKER

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols and Roger Runningen: “Obama Lauds Putin’s ‘Extraordinary Work’ in Visit to Mend Ties” LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer: “Medvedev and Obama: Sunshine in the Moscow Drizzle” LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: “U.S. Russia settle on nuclear arsenal cuts” LINK

Newsweek’s Leonid Ragozin and Igor Prokopyev: “All sound, No fury” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND DOMESTIC AFFIARS:

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: “Centrists threaten Obama’s agenda” LINK

The Hill’s’ J. Taylor Rushing: “Al Franken arrives — and sticks to his script” LINK

CONGRESS:

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: “Al Franken, #60, Takes the Hill” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Oliphant: “Sen.-elect Franken visits Capitol Hill” LINK

The Hills’ Jeffrey Young: “Dems to show how they will find $1 trillion” LINK

Politico’s Andie Coller: “Al Franken on Capitol Hill: Not that funny” LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt: “Reid, with Franken, still warns of GOP filibusters” LINK

New York Daily News’ Michael Saul: “Sarah Palin may have quit, but that won’t stop her running for President in 2012, says Rush Limbaugh” LINK

The New York Time’s Mark Leibovich: “Franken, Without the Quips, Takes On New Role” LINK

The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang: “Key Senator Backs Telecom Probe” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: “Congressman blasts Jackson, media” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Karen Tavers and Jake Tapper: “U.S.-Russia Summit: Obama, Medvedev Agree to Limit Nuclear Warheads” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Shai Oster and Gordon Faircough: “Deadly Ethnic Riots Pose Fresh Crisis for Beijing” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “New U.S.-Russia tone proves elusive” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Deal reached to cut nuclear arms” LINK

The New York Times’ Clifford Levy and Peter Baker: “U.S. – Russia Nuclear Agreement Is First Step in Broad Effort” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: “VP delays on energy summit” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Risa Grais-Targow: “Big Salmon Exporter Fights Virus” LINK

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane: “Push and Pull in Senate May Recast Climate Bill” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: “Joe Biden to announce hospital deal” LINK

USA Today’s Lauran Neergaard: “Paperless health care? A hospital’s long journey” LINK

USA Today’s Dan Vergano: “Stem cell research rules require donor consent” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shankar Veantam: “Rules on Stem Cell Research Are Eased” LINK

The New York Times’ Kevin Sack: “Health Co-op Offers Model for Overhaul” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn: “White House and Hospitals Are Reported to be Near Deal” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly and Michael Shear: “Hospitals Reach Deal With Administration” LINK

ECONOMY:

Bloomberg’s James G. Neuger: “Debt Burden Quickens Power Shift as G-8 Loses Clout” LINK

Bloomberg’s Staff: “New Protest Erupts in Urumqi Following Deadly China Rioting” LINK

USA Today’s Judy Keen: “Sperm, egg donors increase during recession” LINK

USA Today’s Francis X. Rocca: “Vatican City State reports $22M deficit, cities global crisis” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

The New York Times’ Serge Kovaleski: “Little Information Given About Solo Law Practice Run by Sotomayor in ‘80s” LINK

ROBERT McNAMARA:

Politico’s David Mark: “George McGovern: Robert McNamara had ‘courage’” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Ex-Defense secretary Robert McNamara dies at 93” LINK

SARAH PALIN:

ABC News’ Justin Rood: “Sarah Palin called GOP Leaders Before Quitting” LINK

The Washington Post’s Kimberly Kindy: “Alaskans Consider Palin’s Legacy As She Prepares to Leave Office” LINK

S.C. GOVERNOR SANFORD:

ABC News’ Sharyn Alfonsi, Cole Kazdin and Imaeyen Ibanga: “Friends: S.C. First Lady Jenny Sanford Focused on Family, Faith” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera: “Antitrust review of wireless carriers is urged” LINK

Time Magazine’s Mark Thompson: “Gays in the Military: Does a Sailor’s Murder Signal Deeper Problems?” LINK

Newsweek’s Kevin Kelly: “Unions: We’re better off without them” LINK

USA Today’s Larry Copeland and Andrea Stone: “S.C. killing spree suspect killed in N.C.” LINK

USA Today’s Jorge Sainz: “Lean times at Pamplona for running of bulls” LINK

USA Today’s Janice Lloyd: “Clot risk jumps on long flights” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Al Franken: ‘I am Ready to Get to Work’” LINK

“Obama, Medvedev Agree to Reduce Nukes” LINK

“What Is Sarah Palin Doing?” LINK

“Obama “Resets” Russia Relations” LINK

“U.S.-Russia Summits” LINK

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