The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, September 1, 2009

By Jayson

Sep 1, 2009 5:10am

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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FILLING SEN. TED KENNEDY’S SENATE SEAT:

Boston Herald Staff: “Money talks” LINK

Bloomberg’s Tom Moroney and Heidi Przybyla: “Massachusetts Plans Interim Kennedy Seat Pick as Election Set” LINK

The New York Times’ Abby Goodnough: “Election Set to Fill Seat Left Vacant by Kennedy” LINK

HEALTH CARE REFORM:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Does President Obama Need to Improve Health Care Reform Messaging” LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt and Martin Kady II: “House Dems plot health care comeback” LINK

The New York Times’ Abby Goodnough: “Massachusetts Cuts Back Immigrant Health Care” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery: “Study Raises Questions About Cost Savings From Preventive Care” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy and Jonathan Weisman: “Health-Care Anger Has Deeper Roots” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA:

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “Obama seeks cap on federal pay raises” LINK

The Washington Times: Kara Rowland: “EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s lobbyist curbs are political, watchdog told” LINK

Time’s Mike Memoli: “Obama Celebrating Ramadan Tuesday” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Obama Curbs Federal Pay Increases” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s August Cole: “Gates Visit Signals Support for Beleaguered Defense Industry” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Nick Schifrin, Martha Raddatz and Kirit Radia: “Commander Submits New Afghanistan Assessment” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “ABC News Exclusive: National Security Adviser Says President Obama is Having Greater Success Taking Terrorists Out of Commission Than Bush DidLINK

The Los Angeles Times’: Ned Parker, Saif Hameed and Usama Redha: “IRAQ: Baghdad-Damascus feud heats up again after bombings” LINK

The Washington Times’: Betsy Pisik: “EXCLUSIVE: Staffers deemed unsafe at 20 U.N. outposts” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker and Dexter Filkins: “Groundwork Is Laid for New Troops in Afghanistan” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ann Scott Tyson: “General: Afghan Situation Serious” LINK

IRAQ / AFGHANISTAN:

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook: “U.S. general: New Afghan strategy needed” LINK

CIA / INTELLIGENCE / FMR. VICE-PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY:

The Los Angeles Times’: Greg Miller: “CIA’s black sites, illuminated” LINK

ECONOMY / STIMULUS / DEFICIT / BANKS:

USA Today’s John Waggoner: “Markets don’t typically perform well in September” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Chu: “Reward programs grow with debit card use” LINK

SENATE:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Another Kennedy May Head to the Senate” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “No Senate Seat for Vicki Kennedy” LINK

Politico’s Daniel Libit:”Blago’s book of blame” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulus: “Geroge Will: Time to Pull Back from Afghanistan” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “George Will calls for pull-out” LINK

Politico’s Josh Kraushaar: “Experts see double-digit Dem losses” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “Democrats hot to keep seat warm” LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT:

The Washington Times: Amanda DeBard: “Climate change bill to boost nuclear plants” LINK

SARAH PALIN:

Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel: “Under FEC pressure, Palin’s PAC doles out cash” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

Bloomberg’s John McCormick: “Blagojevich Says Emanuel Wanted to Reclaim House Seat” LINK

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage: “Justice Dept. to Recharge Enforcement of Civil Rights” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Tapper on Cheney Security Claims” LINK

“New Strategy Needed in Afghanistan” LINK

“Kennedy’s Seat: No Names for Interim Appointee Yet” LINK

“Gates on Afghanistan: ‘Tough Fight Ahead’” LINK

“Cheney and Ridge Speak Out on Security” LINK

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