The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, August 3, 2009

Aug 3, 2009 5:21am

Compiled by ABC News’ JAYCE HENDERSON, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, CLAUDIA MORALES, CARRIE HALPERIN and VALENCIA WICKER

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

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HEALTH CARE:

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg and David Herszenhorn: “Two Sides Take Health Care Debate Outside Washington” LINK

Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane: “Democrats Find Rallying Points on Health Reform, but Splinters Remain” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Patrick O’Connor: “Senate Democrats spar over public plan” LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: “Hatch: Dem healthcare plan “out of this world”” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Janet Hook: “Democrats walk a careful line on healthcare” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Kristina Sherry: “Debating prevention’s place in healthcare bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Janet Adamy: “House Panel Approves Sweeping Health Bill” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kristin Jensen and Nicole Gaouette: “Lawmakers Move to Sell Health Plan to Voters, Take on Insurers” LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: “Obama pivots his attention to economic health” LINK

FORIEGN AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ Mark Landler: “U.S. to Push Peace in Middle East Media Campaign” LINK

The New York Times’ David Sanger: “U.S. Weighs Iran Oil Sanctions if Nuclear Talks Are Rejected” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Julian E. Barnes: “Joint Chiefs chairman making his influence felt” LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed Peter Brookes: “Foreign policy fizzling” LINK

Boston Herald Editorial Staff: “When niceness is foolish” LINK

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook: “Marines fighting Taliban strive to win Afghan local’s trust” LINK

GUANTANAMO:

The New York Times’ Peter Finn and Scott Wilson: “New Detainee In U.S. Considered” LINK

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “President Obama Re-Hires One of Nine Ousted US Attorneys from Bush-Era Scandal” LINK

CASH FOR CLUNKERS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Corey Boles: “’Clunkers’ Rebates at Risk Unless Senate Acts” LINK

STIMULUS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky and Leslie Eaton: “States, Cities Spend for Stimulus Cash” LINK

ECONOMY:

ABC News’ Rachel Martin and KI Mae Heussner: “Lahood: ‘Clunkers’ May Hit Scrap Heap This Week” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Geithner Won’t Rule Out New Taxes for Middle Class” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: “Romer: Economy hasn’t hit bottom” LINK

Politico’s Patrick O’Connor: “Demint not a ‘Cash-or-Clunkers’ fan” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee: “Greenspan: Obama’s solution in inadequate” LINK

Politico’s Staff: “John McCain gives Barack Obama credit on economy” LINK

Politico’s Staff: “Timothy Geithner won’t rule out new taxes” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Kristina Sherry: “Judge hinders proposed Wal-Mart supercenter in Rialto” LINK

The Washington Times’ Tom LoBianco: “Geithner, Summers hedge on tax hikes Conflict with Obama’s vow” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin: “White House Flags Jobs, Deficit Concerns” LINK

Bloomberg’s Steve Matthews and Susan Decker: “Geithner Says Unemployment May Peak in Second Half of 2010” LINK

USA Today’s Dennis Cauchon: “ Stimulus cash lifts states, localities” LINK

USA Today’s James R. Healey and Chris Woodyard: “Car dealers applaud clunkers program as a big shot in the arm” LINK

CONGRESS/WASHINGTON:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Pentagon Releases New Images of Air Force One Flyover” LINK

ABC News’ Mathew Jaffe: “House Approves Executive Pay Limits” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins and T.W. Farnam: “Drug, Energy Firms Buck Lobbying Decline” LINK

Newsweek’s Suzanne Smalley and Jerry Adler: “Eleven and Counting” LINK

New York Daily News’ Glenn Blain: “Senate Shuffle in Albany cost 741G in lump sum vacation pay” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Geithner Talks Economy” LINK

“Greenspan Looks at Economy Strategy” LINK

“Dodd Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer” LINK

“Obama: Economy Is ‘Better Than Expected’” LINK

“Senator: Take Advantage of Clunkers Now” LINK

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