The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, August 28, 2009

Aug 28, 2009 5:00am

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ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Ted Kennedy’s Death to Spark Senate Scramble” LINK

ABC News’ Russell Goldman and Sara Netter: “Ted Kennedy Arrives at JFK Library as Thousands Pay Their Respects” LINK

The Boston Globe's Michael Levenson and Jenna Russell: "A swelling tide of emotion" LINK

The Boston Globe's Stephanie Ebbert and David Filipov: "Deep into night, memories carry throngs to wake" LINK

The Boston Globe's Michael Paulson: "Complex legacy of a Catholic" LINK

The Boston Globe's Maria Cramer: "City, state police prepare for a vast security task" LINK

The Boston Globe's Op-Ed Columnist Ellen Goodman: "A survivor, a senator, and his own man" LINK

The Boston Globe's Op-Ed Columnist Gordon Brown: "He inspired change, progress worldwide" LINK

The Boston Globe's Kevin Cullen: "Irish roots, understanding grew as time passed" LINK

The Boston Globe's Adiran Walker: "The senator’s last mission" LINK

USA Today's Andrea Stone: "Kennedy took public's battles to heart" LINK

USA Today's Martha T. Moore: "Many tell stories of Kennedy the advocate" LINK

USA Today's Mimi Hall: "Staffers followed Kennedy on public service" LINK

The New York Times' Gina Kolata and Lawrence K. Altman: "Kennedy Case Shows Progress, Obstacles in Cancer Fight" LINK

The Washington Post's Philip Rucker: "Late Senator's Staff Became The Other Kennedy Family" LINK

The Washington Post's Op-Ed Columnist Harold Meyerson: "The Age of the Irish" LINK

The Washington Post's Op-Ed Columnist Eugene Robinson: "A Prince's Fate" LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith: “Ted Kennedy’s legacy shapes Obama’s path” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Hub fans bid ‘Teddy’ adieu” LINK

Bloomberg’s Brian K. Sullivan and Sree Vidya Bhaktavatsalam: “Massachusetts Residents Line Roads to Pay Respects to Kennedy” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Marie Szaniszlo and Ed Mason: “Thousands witness Lion’s last journey” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Ted Kennedy schooled a young Mitt Romney in ’94 drubbing” LINK

The Hill's Jordy Yager and J. Taylor Rushing: "Kennedy funeral procession arrives in Boston" LINK

Time’s Karen Tumulty: “Health-Care Reform After Kennedy: A Scaled-Back Bill?” LINK

Time’s Amy Sullivan: “Kennedy’s Quit Catholic Faith” LINK

Newsweek’s Joe Meacham: “The Survivor” LINK


The Boston Globe's Editorial: "Legislature must act quickly on interim Senate appointment" LINK

New York Times' John M. Broder: "Despite Successes, Kennedy Left Unfinished Business in the Senate" LINK

New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg: "Senate Has Changed in Kennedy’s Time" LINK

The Boston Globe's Frank Phillips and Matt Viser: "Galvin presents two dates for vote" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John Hechinger and Philip Shishkin: “Reversal on Senate Succession Stirs Political Storm” LINK

Bloomberg’s Tom Moroney: “State Democrats Pushing Interim Kennedy Successor by Next Month” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Was Joe Kennedy born to run for Ted’s seat?” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Edward Mason: “New rallying cry: ‘Win one for Teddy’” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Edward Mason: “Democrats at a loss to fill big shoes” LINK


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

The Boston Globe: "Effect on health care bill debated" LINK

New York Times' David D. Kirkpatrick: "Some Roman Catholic Bishops Assail Health Plan" LINK

The Washington Post's Columnist Steven Pearlstein: "Kennedy Saw Health-Care Reform Fail in the '70s; Today's Lawmakers Don't Have To" LINK

The Washington Post's Op-Ed Columnist Charles Krauthammer: "Obamacare: The Only Exit Strategy" LINK

The Washington Post's Op-Ed Columnist Michael Kinsley: "Change We'd Rather Do Without" LINK

Politico’s Michael Falcone: “GOP poll: Reform less popular than ‘94” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Janet Hook: "Amid the acrimony, Congress has consensus on some healthcare issues" LINK

The Washington Times' Jim McElhatton: "Wage initiative stymies labor nominee" LINK

The Washington Times' Kara Rowland: "Kennedy death no spark for health care" LINK

The Washington Times' Ralph Z. Hallow: "EXCLUSIVE: Sanford future in hands of GOP" LINK


The Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "Like his predecessors, Obama finds respite can be elusive" LINK

USA Today's Richard Wolf: "President sweet on golf course" LINK

The Washington Post's Ellen Nakashima: "Bush's Search Policy For Travelers Is Kept" LINK


The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Fritsch: “Chinese Tire-Import Spat Puts Obama in Trade-Policy Pickle” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Laura King: "Afghan civilian deaths decline under new U.S. tactics" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Ramin Mostaghim: "Iran's supreme leader downplays foreign links to unrest" LINK


New York Times' Peter Baker, David Johnston and Mark Mazzetti: "Abuse Issue Puts the Justice Dept. and C.I.A. at Odds" LINK

The Washington Post's Carrie Johnson and Anne E. Kornblut: "Holder's Decision To Probe CIA Hints At a New Dynamic" LINK

The Washington Post's Walter Pincus: "CIA Will Cover Legal Fees" LINK

The Washington Post's Joby Warrick and Peter Finn: "'06 Memo Cites Food Strike by Detainees" LINK


USA Today's Kathryn Canavan: "Debit or credit? Let how you spend decide" LINK

USA Today's Pallavi Gogoi: "FDIC's insurance fund falls as problem bank list surges to 416" LINK

USA Today's Jon Swartz: "More marketers use social networking to reach customers" LINK

The Washington Post's David Cho: "Banks 'Too Big to Fail' Have Grown Even Bigger" LINK

Politico’s Jeannie Cummings: “Joe Biden to tout stimulus success in speech” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Jim Puzzanghera and E. Scott Reckard: "FDIC bank insurance fund shrinking; concern grows as failures continue" LINK


ABC News’ Alice Gomstyn: “Cash for Clunkers: Good and Bad News in Wake of Program’s End” LINK


The Washington Post's Op-Ed Columnist Michael Gerson: "A Virginia Model For a GOP Comeback?" LINK

The Hill's Molly K. Hooper: "Cops devised escape plan for lawmaker at town hall" LINK


New York Times' Caroline Brothers: "Afghan Youths Seek a New Life in Europe" LINK

The Washington Post's Joshua Partlow and Pamela Constable: "Accusations Of Vote Fraud Multiply in Afghanistan" LINK


The Washington Post's Steven Mufson and Jennifer Agiesta: "On Energy, Obama Finds Broad Support" LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ryan Knutson: “Oregon Looks to Clean Tech for Revival” LINK


Politico’s John Bre Snahan: “Renzi attorneys: DoJ illegally leaked info” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Leslie Eaton: “Gov. Richardson Says Feds Won't File Charges in Corruption Probe” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Valerie Bauerlein: “Race Enters Atlanta Mayoral Vote” LINK

Bloomberg’s Holly Rosenkrantz: “Teamsters May Not Back Specter’s Re-election, James Hoffa Says” LINK

Time’s Michael Scherer: “ Pentagon Tracks, Rates Reporters "Neutral to Positive" LINK


“Crowds Line Up for Kennedy Motorcade” LINK

“Sen. Ted Kennedy Carried Dynastic Torch” LINK

“Biden on Kennedy: 'One Hell of a Man'” LINK

“A Temporary Replacement for Kennedy?” LINK

"A Tour of the Kennedy Compound" LINK

“Ted Kennedy's Illustrious Career” LINK

“Ted Kennedy's Final Journey to Boston” LINK

“Stephanopoulos on Senate Replacement” LINK

“Health Care Reform Legacy for Kennedy? LINK

"Who Will Fill Kennedy's Senate Seat?" LINK

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