The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, September 3, 2009

By Jayson

Sep 3, 2009 4:44am

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’ PETER MARTINEZ, JAYCE HENDERSON, CARRIE HALPERIN, CLAUDIA MORALES and DOMINICK TAO

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HEALTH CARE REFORM:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Obama to Begin new Health Care Push as Approval Ratings Slide” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “The 5 Key Strategy Questions the White House is Considering on Health Care” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Obama to Joint Session to Congress Sept. 9” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Glenn Thrush: “Obama’s speech: High risk, high reward” LINK

Politico’s Michael Calderone: “For networks, another re-run: Obama in prime time” LINK

Boston Herald’s Edward Mason: “U.S. Sen. John F. Kerry: I will keep up Ted K’s health care fight” LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf and John Fritze: “Obama moves to retake health care debate” LINK

USA Today’s Rita Rubin: “Kidney doctors concerned by Medicare financing” LINK

USA Today’s Rita Rubin: “Pfizer fined $2.3 billion for illegal marketing in off-label drug case” LINK

Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman and James Rowley: “Obama Steps Into Congressional Health-Care Fight With Speech” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ James Oliphant: “States most likely to win under healthcare overhaul are home to its biggest foes” LINK

The Washington Times’ Ben Conery: “Pfizer agrees to record $2.3 billion fine” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and Jackie Calmes: “Obama Aides Aim to Simplify and Scale Back Health Bills” LINK

The New York Times’ Kirk Johnson: “Democrats Go on the Road to Revive Health Care Push” LINK

The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg and Gardiner Harris: “Conservatives See Need for Serious Health Debate” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut, Ceci Connolly and Shailagh Murray: “President To Flesh Out His Vision In Speech” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: “Obama plans to address Congress on health care” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman, Neil King and Janet Adamy: “Wrong Turns: How Obama’s Health-Care Push Went Astray” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John McKinnon: “Democrats target High Earners to Help Fund Health Plan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson: “While Obama Pushes Health Care, Biden Sticks with Stimulus” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Dionne Searcey and Jacob Goldstein: “Tangible and Unseen Health-Care Costs” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Neil King: “Obama Relaunches Health Bid” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller: “WH, Dept of Education Revise Language on Students Outlining How they Can ‘Help the President’” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Obama Administration Argues Against Releasing Bush-Era Detainee Information” LINK

Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson: “Right blasts Obama speech to students” LINK

Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla: “Corzine, Deeds Weakness Reflects Obama’s Lower Rating” LINK

The Washington Times’ Matthew Mosk: “WH withdraws call for students to ‘help’ Obama” LINK

Time’s Joe Klein: “Rookie Mistakes: Time for Obama to Lead” LINK

Time’s Richard Zoglin: “Comedy in the Obama Age: The Joking Gets Hard”LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Boudreaux: “Israelis and Palestinians talking again after months-long freeze” LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper: “G.O.P. May Be Vital to Obama on Afghan War” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jay Solomon: “Senators Riled Over Lockerbie Bomber’s Release” LINK

SEN. TED KENNEDY’S / SENATE SEAT:

The Associated Press: “Kennedy memoir reveals guilt over Chappaquiddick” LINK

Bloomberg’s Tom Moroney: “Former Red Sox Ace Schilling May Run for Kennedy Seat” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse and John Broder: “Kennedy Memoir Doesn’t Ignore Lows” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: “Report: Kennedy memoir deals with Kopechne, assassinations of brothers” LINK

New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: “Sen. Ted Kennedy writes in ‘True Compass’: I was haunted by Chappaquiddick tragedy” LINK

ECONOMY / STIMULUS / DEFICIT / BANKS:

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: “Backers of climate bill spend more on ads” LINK

USA Today’s Dennis Cauchon: “Women take over job market” LINK

ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ Todd Woody: “Khosla Ventures raises $1.1 billion to invest in green technology” LINK

The Washington Times’ Amanda DeBard: “EPA: Discharge curbs on big polluters” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jess Bravin and T.W. Farnam: “Justices to Revisit Campaign Finance” LINK

SENATE:

ABC News’ David Chailan: “Cur Shilling Potentially Pitches Himself as Kennedy Successor” LINK

SEN. JOHN McCAIN:

Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel: “FEC: Kansas City Chiefs’ John McCain video not illegal” LINK

GAY RIGHTS:

Politico’s Manu Raju: “Gay military question still up in air” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press: “Sexual misconduct at embassy in Afghanistan alleged” LINK

The Associated Press: “Former N.C. congressman Hefner dead at 79″ LINK

USA Today’s Paul Wiseman: “SEC mishandled Madoff probes, agency watchdog says” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “A Real Fairy-tale Wedding” LINK

New Daily News’ Richard Sisk: “Afghan U.S. Embassy patrol in ‘deviant’ parties with booze, hookers – report:” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Tapper on Obama’s Health Care Specifics” LINK

“Changing the Health Care Debate” LINK

“Afghanistan: Obama’s Unpopular War” LINK

“Afghanistan: Obama’s Difficult Decision” LINK

“Jake Tapper on Obama’s Sliding Poll Numbers” LINK

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