The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sep 29, 2009 4:28am

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 Desk Assistants JAYCE HENDERSON, PETER MARTINEZ, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, CLAUDIA MORALES, CARRIE HALPERIN and DOMINICK TAO

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HEALTH CARE:

Politico’s Andie Coller: “Health care polls leave pols dizzy” LINK

The New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick: “Abortion Fight Complicates Debate on Health Care” LINK

The New York Times’ Monica Davey: “In Some States, a Push to Ban Mandate on Insurance” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly: “In Delivering Care, More Isn’t Always Better, Experts Say” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Janet Hook: “Showdowns set on two key issues in healthcare debate” LINK

Time’s Michael Scherer: “Will Obama's Plan Really Deliver Health Savings?” LINK

NY Daily News’ Michael McAuliffe and Kenneth Bazinet: “Sen. Schumer to put government option in health bill” LINK

USA Today's John Fritze: "Health care comparisons help show best practices, prices" LINK

The Associated Press' Calvin Woodward: "FACT CHECK: Flaws in Obama's health care anecdotes" LINK

The Associated Press' Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar: "When Medicare is the piggy bank" LINK

The Associated Press' Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar: "Public plan debate could pit Democrat vs. Democrat" LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Washington Post’s Pamela Constable: “U.S. Says Taliban Has A New Haven in Pakistan” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Megan K. Stack: “Poles indignant that U.S. altered missile-shield plans” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Kim Murphy: “Army to discharge officer who refused to go to Iraq” LINK

The Washington Times' Sara A. Carter: “Musharraf: Afghan debate shows U.S. weak” LINK

Time’s Jay Newton-Small “With Obama Wavering, Congress Seeks to Chart a Course on Afghanistan” LINK

Bloomberg’s Viola Gienger: “Change of Tactics Needed in Afghanistan War, Chief of NATO Says” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA, HIS ADMINISTRATION AND 2016 OLYMPICS:

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller, Ann Compton and Yunji de Nies: “Obama to Visit Denmark to Push Chicago for the 2016 Olympics” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “President Obama to make Olympics pitch for Chicago” LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers and Nia-Malika Henderson: “Obama puts prestige on line for Chicago” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker and Juliet Macur: “In Pitch for Games, a Gamble for Obama” LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin: “Obama Will Travel to Copenhagen to Support Chicago’s Bid for 2016 Games” LINK

The Hill's Reid Wilson: “Dems: We need Obama” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson: “Obama Enters Olympics Race” LINK

IRAN:

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz: “Iran’s Missile Tests Create New Standoff” LINK

Politico’s Jen Dimascio: “Iran missile tests set stage for talks” LINK

The New York Times’ William Broad, Mark Mazzetti and David Sanger: “Nuclear Debate Brews: Is Iran Designing Warheads?” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “U.S. Aims To Isolate Iran if Talks Fail” LINK

The Hill's Tony Romm: “Obama should not have agreed to talks with Iran, Rep. Hoekstra says” LINK

The Associated Press' Matthew Lee: "US eyes energy, financial sanctions on Iran" LINK

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin: “Pocket Docket: Supreme Court's New Season” LINK

MASS. SENATE SEATE:

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Ted’s kin: Michael Capuano’s our man” LINK

GITMO:

The New York Times’ Peter Baker and David Johnston: “Guantanamo Deadline May Be Missed” LINK

ECONOMY/STIMULUS:

The Washington Post’s Renae Merle and David Cho: “More Help Coming To Clean Up Crisis” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Tamara Audi: “Road Project Tests Power of Stimulus” LINK

USA Today's Greg Toppo: "Economy doesn't affect bonds with community … yet" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Chu: "Anger at overdraft fees gets hotter, bigger and louder" LINK

USA Today's Adam Shell: "Time and history are on the side of stock market bulls" LINK

SARAH PALIN:

Politico’s Mike Allen: “Palin’s title: ‘Going Rouge’” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Hill's Jim Snyder: “Climate bill could be short on details” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Julie Cart: “With care, the forest will live” LINK

FORMER BUSH ADMINISTRATION:

The Boston Globe's Mark Sherman: "Ex-Bush officials face lawsuits over their actions" LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “Majority Leader Protects Home State” LINK

The Hill's Jordy Yager: “Staffers prep for H1N1” LINK

The Washington Times' Jim McElhatton: “Workers' porn surfing rampant at federal agency” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Iran Test Fires Long-Range Missiles” LINK

“Can City of Big Shoulders Bear 2016 Bid?” LINK

“Obama Hopes Chicago Is IOC's Kind of Town”: LINK

“Afghanistan: Troops vs. Strategy” LINK

“Obama Lobbies for the 2016 Olympics” LINK

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