The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, August 10, 2009

By Jayson

Aug 10, 2009 4:54am

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’ JAYCE HENDERSON, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, CLAUDIA MORALES, VALENCIA WICKER and GEORGIA DAWKINS

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Obama Administration Takes Legal Moves to Block Release of Detainee Photos” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “As Democrats fret, Barack Obama Sharpens war goals” LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “Obama political arm urges supporters to visit cong. Offices” LINK

LA Times’ Ralph Vartabedian: “Program to refurbish aging nuclear warheads faces setbacks” LINK

Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson “Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, educational Kingmaker” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Jon Garcia: “Obama’s Mexico Agenda: Trucks, Tariffs and Swine Flu” LINK

ABC News’ Simon Montlake: “Clinton’s N. Korea Trip Spurs Both Hope and Unease” LINK

The New York Times’ James Risen: “U.S. to Hunt Down Afghan Drug Lords Tied to Taliban” LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “White House: Gitmo closing on schedule” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: “Barack Obama arrives in Guadalajara, Mexico, for a summit” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Graham: Don’t ‘Rumsfeld Afghanistan’” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Sarah Childress: “Clinton Urges Reforms, Strong Ties With Angola” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen in Kabul and Peter Spiegel in Washington: “Taliban Now Winning” LINK

Bloomberg’s Nicholas Johnston and Jens Erik Gould: “Obama Promises Calderon Solution to U.S.-Mexico Trucking Spat” LINK

LA Times’ Alex Rodriguez: “Pakistani Taliban preys on youths to bolster forces” LINK

LA Times’ Peter Nicholas and Tracy Wilkinson: “U.S., Mexico, Canada to tackle thorny issues” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Gingrich defends Palin’s ‘death panels’” LINK

ABC News’ Rachel Martin: “Health Care Town Hall Debates Stoke Outrage” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and David Herszenhorn: “A Primer on the Details of Health Care Reform” LINK

The New York Times’ John Harwood: “Tumultuous Environment Makes a Health Care Compromise More Unlikely” LINK

The Washington Times’ Andrea Billups: “Michigan crowd vents health care fury” LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “Durbin open to health reform minus public option” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Drooping polls undercut scripted protest claims” LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan: “Clinton Building Ties With Angola” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “McConnell: Don’t ‘demonize’ health reform opponents” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Kiely and John Fritze: “Passions flare up at health care forums” LINK

USA Today’s Chris Hawley: “Obama presses for new tone in U.S. ties with Mexico” LINK

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook: “McChrystal: Jobs could curb Taliban fighting” LINK

Newsweek’s Zeynep Memecan: “Meddle Nettle: When countries interfere with foreign rebellions” LINK

LA Times’ Noam N. Levey: “Sorting out claims about healthcare legislation” LINK

THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE:

USA Today’s Joan Biskupic: “Now sworn in, Sotomayor returns to rookie status” LINK

LA Times’ Peter Wallsten: “Obama’s grass-roots network is put to the test” LINK

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “Sotomayor and the 2010 Races” LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: “Dems seize on votes for Sotomayor by GOP retirees” LINK

ECONOMY AND MORTGAGE CRISIS:

Bloomberg’s Shamim Adam and Liza Lin: “U.S. Economy May Be on Brink of Recovery, Tyson, Krugman Say” LINK

LA Times’ Kim Murphy: “Alaskans question cost of supporting rural outposts” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins and T.W. Farnam: “Opposition Emerges to House’s Jet Spree” LINK

USA Today’s Dennis Cauchon: “States bank on gambling to boost revenue” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

LA Times’ Martin Zimmerman: “Platinum Equity is said to bid for Boston Globe” LINK

USA Today’s Trevor Hughes: “Cash-for-clunkers’ program worries charities” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Gingrich and Dean Talk Health Care” LINK

“Green Room: A Clinton Comeback?” LINK

“Loud, Disruptive Health Care Town Halls” LINK

“July Jobs Report: Sign of Economic Recovery” LINK

“Obama on Economy: Worst May Be Over” LINK

“Sotomayor Confirmed as Supreme Court Justice” LINK

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