The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sep 16, 2009 4:11am

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’ Jake Tapper: “Obama Continues Health Care Push with a Pitch to the Middle Class” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Sen. Jay Rockefeller Dumps on Baucus’ Bill and No Snowe Yet” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: “Revolving door for health care aides” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: “Baucus’s bill gets no love from GOP” LINK

Religion News Service’s Jeff Diamant: “Clergy focus on ethics of health overhaul” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Robert Weisman: “Health costs to rise again” LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton and Jeffrey Young: “Snowe falls away, leaving Senate Dems without GOP health support” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Wallsten: “Obama takes heat from other side of immigrant healthcare debate” LINK

The New York Times’ Robert Pear and David Herszenhorn: “Senate Health Bill Draws Fire on Both Sides” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray: “Young Adults Likely to Pay Big Share of reform’s Cost” LINK

The Washington Post’s Alec MacGillis: “Obama Rallies Labor in Fight for Health-Care Reform” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Vanessa Fuhrmans: “Mandated Health Insurance Squeezes Those in the Middle” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Janet Adamy: “Democrats Worry Bill Will Cost Families Too Much” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Obama Appeals for Union Support on Health Bill” LINK

Bloomberg’s Laura Litvan and Nicole Gaouette: “Baucus Faces Resistance From Democrats on Health-Care Measure” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kristin Jensen: “Americans Back Obama’s Health Goals Even as They Doubt Success” LINK

Bloomberg Poll on Obama, Health Care, Economy: Results Chart LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA & HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “Obama woos blue-collar Rust Belt” LINK

The New York Times’ William Yardley: “Obama Follows Bush on Salmon Recovery” LINK

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny: “Obama, Appealing to a Core Ally, Rallies Labor to His Policies” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut: “As Right Jabs Continue, White House Debates a Counterpunching Strategy” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Fletcher and Brady Dennis: “Obama’s Many Policy Czars Draw Ire From Conservatives” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson: “TV Blitz Will Test Obama’s Star Power” LINK

Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla: “Obama Gets 56% Job Approval Amid Deficit Concerns, Poll Shows” LINK

ECONOMY / STIMULUS / WALL STREET / LEHMAN ANNIVERSARY:

ABC News’s Mathew Jaffe: “Bernanke: Recession ‘Likely Over’ LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Health insurance premiums jump in ’09″ LINK

The Washington Times’ Patrice Hill: “Bernanke sees recession end, without jobs” <a href=http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/16/bernanke-sees-recession-end-without-jobs/
The Wall Street Journal’s Number Guy: “To Count New Stimulus Jobs, Help Really Wanted” LINK

Bloomberg’s Courtney Schlisserman: “U.S. Industrial Output Probably Rose on Auto Program” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Luis Martinez: “Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen: Afghanistan to Need More U.S. Troops” LINK

ABC News’ Karen Travers: “Biden Meets with Gen. Odierno, Ambassador Hill in Baghdad’s Green Zone” LINK

Politico’s Laura Rozen: “White House calls Afghanistan briefings: benchmarks on the agenda” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Boudreaux: “Israelis and Palestinians committed war crimes in Gaza, U.N. inquiry says” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ned Parker and Mohammed Arrawi: “Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at Bush released from jail” LINK

The Washington Times’ Nicholas Kralev: “Envoys hesitate to report bad news” LINK

The New York Times’ Thom Shanker: “Military Chief Suggests Need to Enlarge U.S. Afghan Force” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman: “Spy Chief Says U.S. Hunting al Qaeda More Effectively” LINK

REP. JOE WILSON:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “House Reprimands Rep. Wilson” LINK

Politico’s Andy Barr: “Joe Wilson: Right-wing folk hero” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Kiely: “House officially rebukes Rep. Joe Wilson, 240-179″ LINK

The Hill’s Mike Soraghan: “Resolution against Wilson for outburst passes 240-179” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “House Rebukes Wilson for Shouting You lie” LINK

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane: “House Votes To Rebuke Wilson for Interruption” LINK

Newsweek’s Holly Bailey: “The Joe Wilson Censure Vote: A Look at Who Crossed Party Lines” LINK

ENERGY & THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ Kim Murphy: “New Northwest salmon plan modifies Bush approach” LINK

The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold and Juliet Eilperin: “White House Is Prepared to Set First National Limits on Greenhouse Gases” LINK

ARMED FORCES / TROOPS / AFGHANISTAN:

USA Today’s Tom Vanden Brook: “Mullen says more forces needed for Afghan war” LINK

The Hill’s Roxana Tiron: “Murray asks Gates to weigh in on WTO dispute as tanker competition looms” LINK

Time’s Jay Newton-Small: “Congressional Dems Get Balky on Afghanistan” LINK

CONGRESS:

Politico’s Daniel Libit: “GOP paved way for Wilson reprimand” LINK

The Washington Post’s Joel Achenbach: “Partisan Heat Shows No Sign of Cooling” LINK

FMR. PRES. BUSH & PALIN:

New York Daily News’ Alex Hazlett: “President Bush warned GOP to have caution on choice of Sarah Palin, according to new book” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

USA Today’s Alan Levin: “Charter crashes expose oversight failures” LINK

The Associated Press: “Panel recommends 3-level alerts for terror” LINK

The Associated Press’ Seth Borenstein: “Return-to-moon plan gets boost on Capitol Hill” LINK

The New York Times’ Scott Shane: “Conservatives Draw Blood From Acorn, Favored Foe” LINK

Time’s Tim McGirk: “Why the Taliban is Gaining Ground in Afghanistan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jake Sherman: “Acorn Confronts More Pressure Over Videos” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Hillary Clinton Breaks Fast with Muslims” LINK

“The House Officially Condemns Wilson” LINK

“Has the Recession Ended?” LINK

“How Soldiers Avoid Civilian Casualties” LINK

“Admiral Mullen: Afghanistan Needs U.S. Troops” LINK

“Obama Praises Stimulus in Campaign-Style Trip” LINK

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