The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, July 9, 2009

Jul 9, 2009 4:37am

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, PETER MARTINEZ, GEORGIA DAWKINS and VALENCIA WICKER

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Obama Administration Grant Program De-Emphasizing Job Creation” LINK

The Washington Post's Spencer S. Hsu: "Obama Revives Bush Idea to Catch Illegal Workers" LINK

The New York Times' Gardiner Harris: "Pick to Lead Health Agency Draws Praise and Some Concern" LINK

Newsweek’s Daniel Stone: “Obama makes Early, Unflattering Appearance on Mount Rushmore” LINK

USA Today’s Brad Heath: “Billions in aid go to areas that backed Obama in ‘08” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

Newsweek’s Holly Bailey: “Did Obama’s Sit Down with Putin change anything?” LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “Obama tours Italy town hit by quake” LINK

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

Politico’s Staff: “W.H. release: Addressing the nuclear threat” LINK

G-8:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Karen Travers: “G-8 Will Not Call for New Sanctions Against Iran” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Despite President Obama, G-8 drags feet on Iran” LINK

Newsweek’s Holly Bailey: “G-8 on guard for Aftershocks, Literally” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Hill's Jared Allen: "Rep. Waxman giving Senate room to work on climate change bill" LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "Climate-change deal reached at G8" LINK

The Wall Street Journals' Johnathan Weisman: "G-8 Climate-Change Agreement Falls Short" LINK

The New York Times' Peter Baker: "Poorer Nations Reject a Target on Emission Cut" LINK

Newsweek’s Holly Bailey: “In Italy for the G-8, Obama turns to Climate Change” LINK

The Washington Post's Craig Whitlock and Michael A. Fletcher: "Group of 8 Agrees On a Ceiling for Temperature Rise" LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “Conflicting goals clog deal on climate” LINK

CONGRESS:

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown & Patrick O’Connor: Reid move opens $320B health plan hole” LINK

The Hill's Aaron Blake: "GOP’s hopes for ’10 lifted by economy" LINK

The Hill's Jeffrey Young: "Republicans soothed by Reid" LINK

The Wall Street Journals' Siobhan Gorman: "Democrats Say Panetta Admits CIA Misled Them" LINK

The Washington Post's Perry Bacon Jr. and Paul Kane: "Senate Democrats Still Seeking GOP Support" LINK

USA Today’s Anne Flaherty: “Democrats skeptical of consumer protection agency” LINK

Politico’s John Bresnahan & Glenn Thrush: “Tom Coburn knew of John Ensign’s affair” LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt: “Letter by six House Dems claims Panetta admits the CIA misled congress” LINK

Politico’s Anne Schroeder Mullins: “Rep. Steve King, the only nay vote” LINK

ABC News’ Mary Bruce: “Congress Urged to Take Action Against Bullying in Schools” LINK

ECONOMY:

Bloomberg's Staff: "China Car Sales Jump 48% on Support, Most Since 2006" LINK

The Wall Street Journals' Staff: "White House Ponders Bernanke's Future" LINK

The Washington Post's David Cho and Binyamin Appelbaum: "Treasury Dials Back Plan to Aid Banks" LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Chu: “Banks’ ‘courtesy’ loans at soaring rates irk consumers” LINK

USA Today’s David J. Lynch: “IMF sees beginning of sluggish global economic recovery” LINK

USA Today’s Wendy’s Koch: “Homelessness in suburbs, rural areas increases” LINK

The New York Times' Michael Cooper and Griff Palmer: "Cities Lose Out on Road Funds From Federal Stimulus" LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Moveon Pulls the ‘Trigger’ on Rahm” LINK

Time Magazine’s Barbara Kiviat: “After California: Which States Are in the Most Peril?” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Noam N. Levey: "Baucus and Grassley team up on bipartisan healthcare compromises" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Thomas H. Maugh II: "Genome project leader is selected to head NIH" LINK

USA Today’s Nanci Hellmich: “Study: Hospitalizations related to childhood obesity nearly double” LINK

The Washington Post's Ceci Connolly and Michael D. Shear: "Discord on Health Care Dulls Luster Of New Pacts" LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall: “Biden announces White House deal with hospitals” LINK

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

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Washington Times' Ashish Kumar Sen: "Beijing threatens to execute 'key rioters'" LINK

The Washington Post's Ellen Nakashima, Brian Krebs and Blaine Harden: "U.S., South Korea Targeted in Swarm Of Internet Attacks" LINK

USA Today’s Francis Kokutse: “Mood in Ghana: ‘We are a lucky country’ LINK

USA today’s Aoife White: “EU puts drugmakers on notice over medicine patents” LINK

USA Today’s Kevin McCoy: “Switzerland tells UBS not to give USA any information” LINK

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook: “Roadside bomb attacks in Afghanistan shatter record” LINK

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

The Washington Post's Robin Givhan: "As 'Spouse,' First Lady Does Mostly as the Romans Do" LINK

SUPREME COURT NOMINEE SONIA SOTOMAYOR:

The Washington Post's Jerry Markon: "Uncommon Detail Marks Rulings by Sotomayor" LINK

The New York Times' Charlie Savage: "From Sotomayor Rulings, a Wealth of Data" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Water Wars: Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap?” LINK

The Washington Post's Paul Kane: "House Intelligence Chairman Reyes Says CIA Lied to Committee" LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly: “Palin’s Resignation: Will Holding office Matter in 2012” LINK

New York Daily News’ Michael Sheridan: “Sarah Palin still popular, says poll, despite quitting as Alaska Governor” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“George on Health Care Reform Negotiations” LINK

“Tapper on G-8's Lack of Progress” LINK

“Reforming Health Care and Energy” LINK

“G-8 Day One: Obama Arrives in Italy” LINK

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