The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, August,17, 2009

By Jayson

Aug 17, 2009 4:32am

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, CLAUDIA MORALES, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, GEORGIA DAWKINS, AND VALENCIA WICKER

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “White House Makes ‘Viral E-mail’ of Its Own” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “White House will change e-mail rules” LINK

Newsweek’s John Barry: “Barack Obama wants the Bomb…” LINK

The New York Times’ Sam Dillon: “Obama Pushes States to Shift on Education” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “On Canyon Visit, Obama Child Shows She’s Done Her Homework” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: “Obama family takes vacation” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ John Cochran and Scott Mayerowitz: “Health Care Debate: Will Public Option Die?” LINK

ABC News’ Kristina Wong: “Are Dems Losing the Battle Over Public Option?” LINK

ABC News’ Jacqueline Klingebiel: “White House Confronts False Claims About Health Care Reform” LINK

Politico’s Victoria McGrane: “Dick Armey calls Medicare “tyranny” LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: “Obama may drop public option in health care” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Podesta: White House needs juice on health care” LINK

USA Today’s Sharon Begley: “Attack: The truth about Obamacare” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson and August Cole: “Chances Dim for a Public Plan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Avery Johnson: “Tennessee Experiment’s High Cost Fuels Health-Care Debate” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Alex Roth: “Atlanta Protest of Health-Care Overhaul Draws Thousands” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Joel Millman and Michael M. Phillips: “Oregon Residents Uneasy on Health Reform” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky: “Mollohan Faces Ire at West Virginia Town Meeting” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson: “Health Forum Turns Personal for Obama” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Jonah Goldberg: “Jeers, fears for ObamaCare” LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: “Dems use personal touch to sell healthcare” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Janet Hook and Peter Wallsten: “GOP seeks its revival in the revolt against Obama’s healthcare plan” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Public Option in Health Plan May Be Dropped” LINK

The New York Times’ Kevin Sack: “In Arkansas, a Democrat Navigates the Health Fight” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly: “Key Feature Of Obama Health Plan May Be Out” LINK

DEMS/GOP:

Politico’s Andy Barr: “GOP gains steam as health care bill sputters” LINK

Newsweek’s Andrew Romano: “Bipartisanship is Bad” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Kris Maher and Jake Sherman: “Liberals Fret a Democratic Stay to Center” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Gov. Jim Doyle won’t seek re-election” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ Andrew Malcolm: “Schwarzenegger briefed on California’s 11 major fires” LINK

The Washington Times’ Amanda DeBard: “Climate bill would bloat federal agencies” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Dana Hughes and Kirit Radia: “Hillary Clinton Gets Her Message Out, the Hard Way” LINK

USA Today’s Ken Dilanian: “State Dept. adds more aid workers in Afghanistan” LINK

The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran: “Pentagon Worries Led to Command Change” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ernesto Londono: “Gay Men Targeted In Iraq, Report Says” LINK

ECONOMY:

USA Today’s Emily Bazar: “More lawmakers tackle rise of wage-theft complaints” LINK

USA Today’s Brad Heath: “Poll: 57% don’t see stimulus working” LINK

USA Today’s Wendy Koch: “Soda makers: Don’t tax our soft drinks” LINK

CHENEY vs. BUSH:

ABC News’ David Wright: “Cheney vs. Bush: Former Vice President Writing Tell-All Memoir” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly: “Race relations aren’t Black and White” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“President Takes on Town Halls” LINK

“Reining In Executive Pay” LINK

“Cheney Disappointed by Bush?” LINK

“Specter on Town Halls: ‘Not Public’s View’” LINK

“Threats Against the President” LINK

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