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

Jul 8, 2009 4:26am

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, CLAUDIA MORALES, GEORGIA DAWKINS, PETER MARTINEZ and VALENCIA WICKER

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PRESIDENT OBAMA, G-8, AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

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

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

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

CONGRESS:

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

ECONOMOY:

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

GOP:

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

HOMELAND SECURITY:

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

HEALTH:

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

ENERGY AND THE ENVIORNMNET:

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

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“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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