The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sep 30, 2009 4:31am

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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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Lindsay Goldwert: “President Obama Declares American Samoa a ‘Mayor Disaster’” LINK

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller and Jake Tapper: “Obama On His Copenhagen Jaunt: Sleep, Land, Speak, Fly Back” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr.: “Schools Push Hits the Road” LINK

USA Today's Mimi Hall: "Number, role of Obama's policy 'czars' spark debate" LINK

VICE-PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN:

The Associated Press' Christine Simmons: "Biden commemorates Violence Against Women Act" LINK

IRAN:

The New York Times’ Scott Shane: “In Dispute With Iran, Path to Iraq Is in Spotlight” LINK

The Washington Post’s John Pomfret: “Oil, Ideology Keep China From Joining Push Against Iran” LINK

The Associated Press: "Swiss visit US hikers held in Iran" LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Afghans Cool Prospect of More U.S. Troops” LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus: “Success Against al-Qaeda Cited” LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan: “U.S., Cuba Held Extended Talks” LINK

USA Today's On Deadline: "AP: U.S., Cuban officials meet in high-level talks" LINK

The Boston Globe's Farah Stockman: "Don’t rush Afghan decision, Kerry cautions president" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' David Pierson: “China to display missiles that could hit American ships” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' David G. Savage: “Saudi Arabia-based charities still funding terrorists, GAO says” LINK

The Washington Times' Betsy Pisik: “United Nations focuses on Congo rape crisis” LINK

The AP's Staff: “U.S. holds hush-hush talks with Cuba” LINK

ARMED FORCES:

The Boston Globe's Bryan Bender: "Pentagon airs criticism of ‘don’t ask’" LINK

The Associated Press' Lara Jakes: "US to send 4,000 troops home from Iraq" LINK

ACORN:

The Washington Times' Stephen Dinan: “Effort to defund ACORN faces hurdles” LINK

GITMO:

The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez: “Retired Officers Rally to Close Gitmo” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Generals: Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney are scaremongering” LINK

IMMIGRATION:

The New York Times’ Julia Preston: “Immigration Crackdown With Firings, Not Raids” LINK

TERROR:

Bloomberg’s Edvard Pettersson: “New York Man Pleads Guilty to Helping Finance Terror Camp” LINK

The Associated Press: "N.Y. businessman pleads guilty to terror financing" LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl and Z. Byron Wolf: “Senate Finance Committee Rejects Public Option in Health Care Bill” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: “Public option fate in Obama’s hands” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and Jackie Calmes: “Senators Reject Pair of Public Option Proposals” LINK

The Washington Post’s Carl Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery: “Prospects for Public Option Dim in Senate” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Janet Adamy: “Public Plan Goes Down in Senate Health Vote” LINK

NY Daily News’ Michael McAuliff: “Senate Finance panel rejects 'public option' of government-run insurance into health care reform” LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly: “New Poll Suggests Health Care Approval is on the Rise” President Obama heading to Denmark to pitch Chicago for 2016 summer Olympics” LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "GAO report: Millions in fraud, drug abuse clogs Medicaid" LINK

USA Today's John Fritze: "Senate panel votes place 'public option' on respirator" LINK

The Boston Globe's Lisa Wangsness: "Senate panel rejects public insurer option" LINK

The Associated Press' Erica Werner: "More thorny challenges ahead for health overhaul" LINK

The Hill's Jeffrey Young: “Finance panel rejects public option” LINK

ECONOMY/STIMULUS:

The New York Times’ David Leonhardt: “How a tax Can Cut Health Costs” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Louise Radnofsky: “Clinton Site Gets a Taste of the Stimulus Pie” LINK

Bloomberg’s Robert Schmidt: “Pro-Business ‘New Democrats’ Try to Shape Financial Regulations” LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers: “Geithner makes case for quick reform” LINK

USA Today' Christine Dugas: "Financial worries dog older workers; confidence falls" LINK

USA Today's Kevin McCoy: "SEC proposes changes to prevent another Madoff" LINK

The Hill's Silla Brush: “Geithner says the Federal government needs more power to prevent bailouts” LINK

The Hill's Jim Snyder: “A fee fight” LINK

The Hill's Kevin Bogardus: “Building support for new stimulus” LINK

The Hill's Dave Wenhold: “New administration rules could trigger lobbying deregistration rush” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Kate Linthicum and DeeDee Correll: “Census data show falling income” LINK

TAXES:

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon: “Group Tied to Obama Urges Tax Increase” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon: “White House Tax Revamp Panel to Hold First Public Meeting Wednesday” LINK

CONGRESS:

Politico’s Glenn Thrush: “Harry situation: What if Reid loses?” LINK

The Boston Globe's Joseph Williams: "Kirk on key homeland security, armed services panels" LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

USA Today's On Politics: "Dems' ex-fundraiser gets 24 years in prison for fraud" LINK

The Boston Globe's Matt Viser: "Powerful women line up for Coakley" LINK

The New York Times’ Dan Frosch: “Colorado Democrats Brace for Senate Primary” LINK

2016 ELECTION:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Will Joe Biden Run for President 2016” LINK

SARAH PALIN:

Newsweek’s Holly Bailey: “Who is Advising Sarah Palin” LINK

Politico’s Michael Falcone and Zachary Abrahamson: “Republican base still wild about Sarah Palin” LINK

CLIMATE/ENVIRONMENTAL:

The New York Times’ John Broder: “Curtain Rises on Senate Struggle Over Climate Legislation” LINK

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin: “Senators Ready a Bill on Greenhouse Gases” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley and Stephen Power: “Senators to Unveil Draft Climate Bill” LINK

The Hill's Jim Snyder: “Just leave, shareholders tell Nike…” LINK

The Hill's Jim Snyder: “…The Chamber responds” LINK

2016 OLYMPICS:

ABC News’ Yunji de Nies, Maureen White and Huma Khan: “Going for Gold: Obama Ready to Bring Olympics to Chicago” LINK

Kenneth R. Bazinet: “President Obama heading to Denmark to pitch Chicago for 2016 summer Olympics” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen: “A Cold War Man, a Hot War and a Legal Gray Area” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Chris Herring: “Democratic Donor Gets 24-Year Term” LINK

USA Today's William M. Welch: "Booming medical pot sales concern officials" LINK

The Hill's Roxana Tiron: “Northrop Grumman says Boeing given unfair edge” LINK

The Hill's Roxana Tiron: “BAE supporters fight contract” LINK

USA Today's Elizabeth Weise: "EPA gives Congress a heads-up on toxic chemicals" LINK

The Associated Press: "Judge blocks parts of new Arizona abortion law" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Afghanistan: What to Do?” LINK

“Obamas Go the Distance for Chicago” LINK

“Michael Moore to Dems: 'Find Your Spine'” LINK

“Obama Meets with NATO Secretary General” LINK

“Public Option Debate Causes Stir on Hill” LINK

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