The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, August 27, 2009

Aug 27, 2009 4:59am

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ABC News’ Yunji De Nies, Jake Tapper, Karen Travers and Stephanie Smith” Obama Mourns Kennedy, His ‘Colleague, Counselor and Friend’” LINK

ABC News’ Emily Friedman: “Sen. Kennedy to be Buried Close to Brothers” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Susan Milligan and Matt Viser: “Kennedy mourned near and far” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Stephanie Ebbert: “3 days of rites begin with procession today” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “For Kerry, the mission is redefined” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Levenson: “In last days, a quest for joy, music, family” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Kevin Cullen: “Agree with him or not, you had to like Ted” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Dave Wedge and Laura Crimaldi: “Bay State, U.S. mourn a legend” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Columnist Margery Eagan: “Last link to our Boston-bred royalty lost” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Columnist Joe Fitzgerald: “Vicki delivered his life’s redemption” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Columnist Howie Carr: “Ted Kennedy’s legacy not as heroic as some might think” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Laurel J. Sweet and Dave Wedge: “Lifetime of inspiration” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Edward Mason and Julia Rappaport: “Chappaquiddick defined Ted Kennedy’s career” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Marie Szaniszlo and Richard Weir: “Hyannisport mourns the loss of neighbor” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Jessica Van Sack: “Kennedy clan stood strong in final moments” LINK

USA Today’s Jill Lawrence: “Youngest son reflected Kennedys’ ambition, foibles” LINK

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: “Kennedy hailed for more than achievements” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Kiely: “Boston public viewing, Arlington burial planned for Kennedy” LINK

USA Today’s Martha T. Moore: “Mourners pay respect to ‘last of Camelot’” LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Senate tenure marked by compromise” LINK

USA Today’s Martha T. Moore: “Kennedy’s wives stood by him in trying times” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Kiely: “‘Cause of my life’: Health care overhaul eluded Kennedy” LINK

New York Times’ Carl Hulse and Katherine Q. Seelye: “Kennedy Death Adds Volatile Element to Health Fight” LINK

New York Times’ Mark Leibovich: “After Diagnosis, Determined to Make a ‘Good Ending’” LINK

The Washington Post’s Joe Holley: “End of an American Epoch” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ann Gerhart and Dan Balz: “His Life’s Work, Up to the End” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lois Romano: “What’s in a Name? For Some, a World of Power.” LINK

The Washington Post: “Nation Reacts to Ted Kennedy’s Death” LINK

The Washington Post’s Hamil R. Harris and Michael E. Ruane: “Edward M. Kennedy Left Major Imprint on Life in D.C.” LINK

The Washington Post’s Vince Bzdek: “In Massachusetts, Residents Remember Their Senator” LINK

The Washington Post’s Vince Bzdek: “Future of Kennedy Family Legacy Unclear After Senator’s Death” LINK

The Washington Post’s Op-Ed Columnist George F. Will: “The Most Consequential Kennedy?” LINK

The Washington Post’s Op-Ed Columnist Richard Cohen: “The Burden Of a Legacy” LINK

Politico’s John F. Harris and Alexander Burns: “’Problem by problem, ‘Kennedy transformed himself” LINK

Politico’s Patrick Gavin: “Friends and colleagues recall ‘Ted’” LINK

Politico’s Staff: “President Bush 41 salutes Kennedy” LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “A Kennedy email” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “An Era Ends With Death of Kennedy” LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by Margaret Carlson: “Kennedy’s Flaws Gave Way to the Great Man” LINK

The Hill’s Roxana Tiron and Ian Swanson: “Obama to deliver a eulogy at Kennedy funeral” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Janet Hook and Jim Oliphant: “In Kennedy, Democrats lose a top warrior for healthcare reform” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Janet Stobart: “Kennedy’s death keenly felt by leaders in Ireland, Britain” LINK

The Los Angeles Times Editorial: “Ted Kennedy’s milestones and missteps” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Michael Finnegan: “Kennedy ‘really understood’ California politically” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Simon: “Kennedy helped shape many laws that affect average Americans” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Senate’s liberal lion falls to cancer at 77” LINK

Time Magazine’s Jay Newton-Small: “A Family Gathers to Say Farewell to Ted Kennedy” LINK

Time Magazine’s Nancy Gibbs: “Ted Kennedy: The Lessons of His Dying” LINK

Time Magazine’s Karen Tumulty: “Vicki Kennedy: The Woman Who Saved Ted” LINK

Newsweek’s Elsa Walsh: “How Kennedy Help Saved Clinton” LINK

New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: President Obama remembers Sen. Edward Kennedy as ‘the greatest U.S. Senator of our time’ LINK

New York Daily News’ Corky Siemaszako: “Kennedy’s Legacy: Chappaquiddick was the end of one Ted Kennedy and the beginning of another” LINK


The Boston Globe’s Frank Phillips: “Patrick backs push to appoint successor” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Frank Phillips: “No shortage of potential successors” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jennifer Levitz and Keith J. Winstein: “Many Suitors for Senate Seat” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr. and Jonathan Weisman: “Vote Is Lost at Key Point” LINK

Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla: “Fight Likely for Kennedy’s Senate Seat With No Clear Successor” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot and Jessica Van Sack: “Pols scramble to fill Ted Kennedy’s senate seat” LINK

New York Times’ Abby Goodnough: “Push Grows for Fast Choice on a Successor to Kennedy” LINK

Los Angeles Times’ Tina Susman and James Oliphant: “Massachusetts law makes swift Kennedy succession unlikely” LINK

Los Angeles Times Analysis by Doyle McManus: “Sen. Kennedy’s death leaves a void that won’t be filled” LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly “The Battle For Kennedy’s Seat Begins” LINK


ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Ted Kennedy’s Death a Loss for Democratic Health Care Push” LINK

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “’Win One for Teddy, ‘Say Dems Pushing for Health Reform” LINK

The Washington Post’s Columnist Allan Sloan: “Is True Health-Care Reform Doomed?” LINK

Politico’s John Bresnahan and Manu Raju: “Grieving Chris Dodd weighs chairmanships” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Fawn Johnson and Laura Meckler: “Abortion Is New Front in Health Battle” LINK

Newsweek’s J. Lester Feder: “Echoes of Kennedy’s Battle With Nixon in Health-Care Debate” LINK


The Associated Press’ Eileen Sullivan and Matt Apuzzo: “Despite Obama’s promises, pet projects still coddled” LINK

Bloomberg’s Michael McKee: “Obama Channeling Reagan Needs 5 Quarters of 7% GDP Growth Surge” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kim Chipman: “Obama Creating Gulf Restoration Panel After Criticism of Corps” LINK


The Wall Street Journal’s Anand Gopal: “Taliban Punish Voters in Wake of Afghan Election” LINK


USA Today’s Sandra Block: “In 2010 IRS could cut 401(k) contribution limit to $16,000″ LINK

USA Today’s Sharon Silke Carty: “Michigan group courts homeland security to create jobs” LINK

USA Today’s Dennis Cauchon: “Cities turn off streetlights to save money” LINK

USA Today’s Nanci Hellmich: “Homeless people learn to feed others as chefs” LINK

New York Times’ Patrick McGeehan: “Tallying Stimulus Jobs Is Not Easy in New York” LINK

The Washington Post’s Annys Shin and Dina Elboghdady: “Hopeful Signs: Manufacturing, Housing Show Gains” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Beth Daley: “Slowing down the flow” LINK


USA Today’s Chris Woodyard: “With clunker program over, some fear auto sales drought” LINK

The Washington Post’s Frank Ahrens: “‘Clunkers’ Generates 690,000 Sales” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Judith Burns: “’Clunkers’ Lifts Foreign Cars” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Josh Mitchell: “Foreign Car Makers Fear a Detroit Bias in Washington” LINK


The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen: “Democrats Vow To Return Money From Financier” LINK


New York Times’ James Risen and Mark Landler: “Alleged Drug Ties of Top Afghan Official Worry U.S.” LINK


New York Times’ Kate Galbraith: “More Sun for Less: Solar Panels Drop in Price” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power: “Climate Bill Exposes Rifts Within Political Families” LINK


The Washington Post’s William Booth: “Mayhem Crosses the Border With Informers” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Kris Maher: “Pennsylvania Impasse Hits Schools, Services” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Suzanne Sataline: “New Jersey Corruption Bust Had Deep Roots” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Laura Saunders: “Is ‘Friending’ in Your Future? Better Pay Your Taxes First” LINK

Los Angeles Times’ George Skelton: “Charting a way out of the mess in the Capitol” LINK


“The Life of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy” LINK

“Bill Belichick Chokes Up Over Sen. Kennedy” LINK

“Biden Chokes Up Over Kennedy News” LINK

“Obama Mourns Loss of Sen. Kennedy” LINK

“What Happens to Ted Kennedy’s Seat?” LINK

“Health Care: Sen. Ted Kennedy’s Battle Cry” LINK

“Ted Kennedy: The Life of the Lion” LINK

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