The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Jul 8, 2009 4:26am

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ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Obama to ABC News: U.S.-Russia Ties Are ‘Reset’ but Now Comes the ‘Hard Work’” LINK

The Hill's Jeffrey Young : "Rahm raises eyebrows; Obama repeats favor of ‘public option’" LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: "Nukes treaty gives GOP weapon on missile defense" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Don Lee: "G-8 summit is expected to be a test of Obama's leadership" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' David Pierson and Barbara Demick: "Xinjiang unrest prompts China president to forgo G-8 talks" LINK

The Washington Times' Joshua Mitnick: "Israel loosens grip in West Bank" LINK

USA Today’s Adelle M. Banks: “Obama says he may attend ‘a number’ of D.C. churches” LINK

USA Today’s Cathy Lynn Grossman: “Pope, Obama may find common ground in ‘Charity in Truth’ LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: “Obama asks Russians to forge partnership with U.S.” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Obama gives Africa tough love” LINK

The Washington Post's Ariana Eunjung Cha: "As Unrest Spreads, Chinese President Skips Summit" LINK

The New York Times' Peter Baker: "Obama Resets Ties to Russia, but Work Remains" LINK

The New York Times' Alan Cowell: "Hu Leaves G-8 After Clashes in China" LINK


The Washington Times' Yochi J. Dreazen: "U.S. Military Chief Warns of Rising Nuclear Threat" LINK

Bloomberg's Andres R. Martinez and Janine Zacharia: "Zelaya Calls for More Protests as Honduras Mediation Talks Set" LINK

Newsweek’s Mary Hennock: “Bad Press: The Uighur riots in western China are teaching the government how to spin” LINK


ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf and Jonathan Karl: “Live From Capitol Hill, It’s Sen. Al Franken” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Faye Fiore: "Al Franken sworn in, with a straight face" LINK

USA Today’s Seung Min Kim: “Franken sworn in as Minnesota senator” LINK

Politico’s John Bresnahan and Josh Gerstein: “Rove deposed in U.S. attorney probe” LINK

Politico’s Glen Thrush: “Franken bucks Obama in first vote” LINK


ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Dem Senator: Second Stimulus ‘Probably Needed’” LINK

The Washington Times' Stacy Meichtry: "Pope Calls for a Group to Oversee World Markets " LINK

Bloomberg's Sarah Jones: "European Stock Futures Decline; Asian Shares Fall for Sixth Day" LINK

Bloomberg's Christian Schmollinger and Ben Sharples: "Oil Falls a Sixth Day as Equities Drop, Gasoline Supply Gains" LINK

USA Today’s Dennis Cauchon: “California government does out more IOUs” LINK

USA Today’s Matt Kelley: “Report: States aren’t using stimulus funds as intended” LINK

USA Today’s Aamer Madhani: “Iraqi refugees struggle in shaky U.S. economy” LINK

Politico’s Victoria McGrane: “Democrats stuck in stimulus jam” LINK

The Washington Post's Lori Montgomery: "Power of Stimulus Slow to Take Hold" LINK

The Washington Post's Dan Balz: "Obama Stands to Be Judged on Economic Recovery" LINK

The Washington Post's David Cho and Binyamin Appelbaum: "Treasury Works on 'Plan C' To Fend Off Lingering Threats" LINK


ABC News’ Kate Snow and Rick Klein: “Palin Hasn’t Spoken to McCain in ‘Weeks’; Says ‘Department of Law’ Would Protect Her in White HouseLINK

Politico’s Zachary Abrahamson: “Poll: GOP state candidates lead in Va.” LINK

Politico’s Zachary Abrahamson: “Governors groups see big cash hauls” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Poll: Palin’s support still strong among GOP” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small: “TIME's Interview with Sarah Palin: 'It's All for Alaska'” LINK

The Washington Post's Kathleen Parker: "Gold Rush In Alaska" LINK


USA Today’s Thomas Frank: “GAO: major security flaws found at federal buildings” LINK

The Washington Post's Brian Krebs and Ellen Nakashima: "Government Agencies, Washington Post Targeted in Cyberattack" LINK

The Washington Post's Katie Carrera: "A White House Power Play" LINK


ABC News’ Kate Barrett and Lisa Stark: “Foods Face Tougher Path From Farm to Table” LINK

USA Today’s Rita Rubin: “RDA declines to ban propoxyphene painkillers” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff and Chris Frates: “Reid jumps into health negotiations” LINK

Time Magazine’s Karen Tumulty: “Could Abortion Coverage Sink Health Care Reform?” LINK

The Washington Post's Alec MacGillis: "In Retooled Health-Care System, Who Will Say No?" LINK

The New York Times' David M. Herszenhorn and Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Health Deals Could Harbor Hidden Costs" LINK


USA Today’s Arthur Max: “Major economies to seek break on climate talks” LINK

The New York Times' Edmund L. Andrews: "U.S. Considers Curbs on Speculative Trading of Oil" LINK


“Palin Cites Ethics Complaints for Resignation” LINK

“VA Guv Contender: Palin Can Campaign for Me” LINK

“Fmr. SNL Comic Sworn in as Senator” LINK

“Sarah Palin on Her Decision to Resign” LINK

“Jake Tapper on Obama's Trip to Russia” LINK

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