The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sep 15, 2009 4:17am

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, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, CARRIE HALPERIN and CLAUDIA MORALES

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PRESIDENT OBAMA & HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Gary Langer: “Poll: Obama’s Speech Doesn’t Turn the Tide” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Health care bill has steep hill to climb” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page and Andrew Seaman: “Obama poll: Scores higher on personal traits” LINK

USA Today’s Nanci Hellmich: “Study: Cutting salt intake would save $18B a year in health costs” LINK

The Associated Press’ Erica Werner: “Bipartisan Baucus plan may leave Dems cold” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Kim Geiger and Tom Hamburger: “Healthcare reform wins over doctors lobby” LINK

Politico’s Patrick O’Connor and Carrie Budoff Brown: “Politics trumps policy in health debate” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and David Herszenhorn: “New Objections to Baucus Health Care Proposal” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery and Shailagh Murray: “Reform Bill Will Address GOP Fears” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Jonathan Weisman: “Baucus Crafts Health Care Plan, But Senate Democrats Have Concerns” LINK

Bloomberg’s Laura Litvan: “Cost of Senate Panel’s Health Bill Cut to Below $880 Billion” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA & HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Obama Speech No Game-Changer” LINK

Politico’s Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen: “The great myth: bipartisanship” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Obama to courts: hand off Bagram” LINK

The Washington Post’s Carrie Johnson: “Obama Cautious on faith-Based Initiatives” LINK

ECONOMY / STIMULUS / WALL STREET / LEHMAN ANNIVERSARY:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Karen Travers: “Obama Pushes for More Financial Regulation in Wall Street Speech” LINK

ABC News’ Mathew Jaffe: “Lessons to Be Learned One Year After Lehman Brothers Collapse Roiled the World” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “President delivers warning to Wall St.” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Chu: “A consumer-friendly credit card? Blueprint helps users manage debt” LINK

USA Today’s Stephanie Armour: “Mortgage modifications make things worse for some” LINK

New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: “President Obama warns Wall St. there’ll be no more bailouts on 1st anniversary of Lehman collapse” LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell and Matthew Mosk: “Obama’s finance reform plans face tough road” LINK

The New York Times’ Stephen Labaton and Jeff Zeleny: “For Obama, a Chance to Reform the Street Is Fading” LINK

The Washington Post’s Alexi Mostrous and Neil Irwin: “Obama Gets Stern With Wall Street” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson and Damian Paletta: “Obama Urges Bankers to Back Financial Overhaul” LINK

Bloomberg’s Rich Miller and Julianna Goldman: “Obama Sees Job Losses Ending, Vows to Push on Wall Street Rules” LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by Amity Shlaes: “Obama Invites Same Meltdown He Promises to Avoid” LINK

Time Magazine’s Massimo Calabresi: “On Finance Reform, Obama’s Unlikely Partner” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Luis Martinez, Kirit Radia, Dana Hughes, and Jason Ryan: “Exclusive: Us Launches Military Strike in Somalia Against al Qaeda Target” LINK

Politico’s Laura Frozen: “Clinton to Israel in October?” LINK

The Washington Times’ Rowan Scarborough: “EXCLUSIVE: Taliban makes IEDs deadlier” LINK

The New York Times’ Jeffrey Gettleman and Eric Schmitt: “U.S. Kills Top Qaeda Leader in Southern Somalia” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janine Zacharia: “Obama Urged to Ready Tougher Iran Sanctions, Military Strike” LINK

SEN. TED KENNEDY’S / SENATE SEAT:

USA Today’s Kathy Kiely: “Sen. Kennedy’s 50 years of notes let him tell ‘his story’” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Lattman: “Stephen Pagliuca May Run for Kennedy’s Senate Seat” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Celtics’ part-owner Stephen Pagliuca could shoot for Senate” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Obama About-Face Goes to High Court” LINK

REP. JOE WILSON:

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane: “You Lie! Shout Brings Vote on Sanction” LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

USA Today’s Traci Watson: “EPA to propose ways to cut car emissions” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ronald D. White: “Gasoline prices keep rising in California while falling nationwide” LINK

The Washington Times’ John Zaracostas: “U.S. takes lone lead on climate change” LINK

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin: “Interior Launches Climate Strategy” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Hill’s Aaron Blake: “WWE’s Linda McMahon prepares Senate run” LINK

The Hill’s Mike Soraghan: “Dems sidestep immigration to rap Wilson” LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt: “Senate denies ACORN funding” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Corey Boles: “Senate Acts to Deny Acorn Aid” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press’ Ben Feller: “CAPITAL CULTURE: East Room where the action is” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Jody Powell dies at 65” LINK

The Washington Post’s Peter Slevin and Kari Lydersen: “Slide Ended in Apparent Suicide” LINK

The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus: “Study faults Bush’s Emphasis On Daily Intelligence Brief” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Cam Simpson and Evan Perez: “Terror Probe Spurs Raid by Police in New York” LINK

Bloomberg’s Patricia Hurtado and Justin Blum: “FBI, Police Raid New York City Homes in Joint Terror Probe” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Keith Powers: “An opera about Sarah Palin? You betcha!” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Health Care: Gang-of-Six Announces Progress” LINK

“Wilson Takes the Floor But No Apology” LINK

“The Cost of Health Care Reform” LINK

“Obama Calls for Oversight, Issues Warning” LINK

“Bottom Line on Obama’s Poll Numbers” LINK

“Ted Kennedy’s Last Interview” LINK

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