The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, July 1, 2009

By Jayson

Jul 1, 2009 5:08am

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, JAYCE HENDERSON, CLAUDIA MORALES, GEORGIA DAWKINS AND VALENCIA WICKER

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz and Luis Martinez “Iraq Troop Withdrawal: Obama Marks Milestone Amid Today’s Violence” LINK

USA Today’s Ken Dilanian: “Turmoil in Iran Stifling Obama’s outreach” LINK

USA Today’s Aamer Madhani and Nadeem Majeed: “Obama: ‘Difficult days ahead’ in Iraq” LINK

USA Today’s Aamer Madhani and Nadeem Majeed: “U.S. troop pullback darkened by deaths of 4 soldiers” LINK

Newsweek’s Lennox Samuels: “Sovereignty Day in Iraq” LINK

Newsweek’s Andrew Nagorski: “From Gdansk to Tehran” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Obama lauds troop withdrawal” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “George W. Bush appointees buck Barack Obama on terror policies” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: “White House unveils rural tour” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Kirit Radia, Mathew Jaffe and Karen Travers: “U.S. Announces New Sanctions on N. Korea, Iran” LINK

The Hill’s Silla Bridget Johnson: “White House backing of Zelaya starts to draw criticism” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Magnier: “Pakistan militants turn fruit juice bars into a front line” LINK

The New York Times’ Alissa Rubin: “Iraq Marks Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Cities” LINK

The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward: “Key in Afghanistan: Economy, Not Military” LINK

CONGRESS:

ABC News’ David Chalian: “Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Seat, State Supreme Court Rules” LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Minn. Court rules for Franken; Coleman concedes” LINK

The Boston Herald Editorial Staff: “House breaks the rules” LINK

The Hill’s Aaron Blake: “A bigger majority means more Democratic defectors” LINK

The Washington Times’ Edward Felker: “Sweetener swayed House’s climate bill vote” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju and Josh Kraushaar: “Why Norm Coleman lost” LINK

Politico’s Patrick O’Connor and Glenn Thrush: “Chaos and arm-twisting gives Nancy Pelosi a major win” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin and Alex Isenstadt: “Vulnerable House Democrats in GOP sights after energy vote” LINK

The New York Times’ Monica Davey and Carl Hulse: “Franken’s Victory Bolsters Democratic Grip in Senate” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ben Pershing: “Sen. Byrd Is Home After 6-Week Stay In Hospital” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

The New York Times’ Reed Abelson: “Many With Insurance Still Bankrupted by Health Crisis” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Wal-Mart Says It Backs a Mandate on Insurance” LINK

Bloomberg’s Nicole Gaouette: “Kennedy Seeks Public Health Insurance Plan That Finances Self” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The New York Times’ John Broder: “With Something for Everyone, Climate Bill Passed” LINK

The New York Times’ Shaila Dewan: “E.P.A. Lists High Hazard Coal Ash Dumps” LINK

The Washington Post’s David A. Fahrenthold: “EPA to Let Calif. Set Own Auto Emissions Limits” LINK

ECONOMY:

USA Today’s Dennis Cauchon: “Cuts, tax hikes, stimulus help most states avert ‘doomsday’ crisis” LINK

USA Today’s Martha T. Moore: “Middle class may be developers’ 2nd shot” LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush and Jared Allen: “Financial Commission stuck” LINK

The Washington Post’s Paul Kiel and Binyamin Appelbaum: “After Call From Senator’s Office, Small Hawaii Bank Got U.S. Aid” LINK

The Washington Post’s David Cho and Michael D. Shear: “Obama Presents Bill to Create Consumer-Finance Watchdog” LINK

The New York Times’ Susan Saulny: “States Struggle to Meet Budget Deadlines” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

Boston Herald Op-Ed by George F. Will: “Justice only narrowly prevails in New Haven” <a href=LINK

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “The Roberts Court, Tipped by Kennedy” LINK

The Washington Post’s Robert Barnes: “Term Saw High Court Move to The Right” LINK

SOUTH CAROLINA GOVERNOR SANFORD:

ABC News’ Huma Khan: “S.C. Gov. Sanford Dishes Details of Meetings With Mistress” LINK

The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg: “Sanford Acknowledges Other Flirtations” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker: “Man Who Would Succeed Sanford Has Own Baggage” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

USA Today’s Haya El Nasser and Paul Overberg: “Population numbers bounce back in cities” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Palin story sparks GOP family feud” LINK

The New York Times’ John Schwartz: “Ex-Governor of Alabama Seeks Retrial” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Al Franken Gives Victory Speech” LINK

“Norm Coleman’s Concession Speech” LINK

“Obama Marks Iraq Milestone Amid Violence” LINK

“Top Commander in Iraq Gets Testy About Withdrawal” LINK

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