The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, September 11, 2009

Sep 11, 2009 4:22am

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’ JAYCE HENDERSON, PETER MARTINEZ, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, CLAUDIA MORALES, CARRIE HALPERIN and DOMINICK TAO

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9/11:

Bloomberg’s Henry Goldman: “Biden to Honor New York 9/11 Victims as Obama Hosts Memorial” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Dave Wedge: “9/11 kin find solace in national service day” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ Eric Schmitt and David Sanger: “Obama Facing Doubts Within His Own Party on Afghanistan” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Paul Richter: “U.S. rejects Iran's proposal for talks” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Borzou Daragahi: “Lebanon's political crisis deepens as prime minister-designate abruptly quits” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Yochi J. Dreazen and Naftali Bendavid: “Pelosi Sees Support Ebbing for Afghan War” LINK

Bloomberg’s Indira A.R. Lakshmanan: “U.S. Ready for Direct North Korea Talks to Break Atomic Impasse” LINK

The Boston Globe's Sarah Schweitzer: "When students don’t know 9/11" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr.: “Role of White House Czars Sparks Battle” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Martin Vaughan: “Tax Inquiry Delays Pick by Obama at Treasury” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA, HEALTH-CARE REFORM AND HIS SPEECH TO THE HOUSE:

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn and Robert Pear: “Obama’s Speech Is Seen as Unifying Democrats” LINK

The New York Times’ Reed Abelson: “President’s Speech Allays Some Fears in the Health Insurance Industry” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly: “Details Still Lacking On Obama Proposal” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray and Paul Kane: “Senators Continue Work on Health-Care Bill, but Obstacles Remain” LINK

Time’s Karen Tumulty: “Obama's Health-Care Challenge: Keeping the Focus on the Larger Goals” LINK

Time’s Randy James: “Rep Joe Wilson, Presidential Heckler” LINK

NY Daily News’ Kenneth R. Bazinet and Michael McCauliff: “Obama says time is now for health care bill; GOP congressman Joe Wilson heckles, yelling 'You lie!'” LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Conolly: “Tort Reform: Obama's Silver Bullet “ LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Noam N. Levey: “Obama's healthcare speech helps unify Democrats” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Jonathan Weisman: “Democrats Promise Action on a Bill This Fall” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy: “A Clear Signal on Total Cost, Less Clarity on How to Pay” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Nathan Koppel and Barbara Martinez: “States Could Offer Template For Revising Malpractice Law” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy: “Government Becoming Insurer for More People” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson: “Impact on Illegal Immigrants Is Left Uncertain in Proposals” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Janet Adamy: “President Makes His Pitch” LINK

USA Today's Richard Wolf: "Government programs helped control tally of uninsured" LINK

The Boston Globe's Lisa Wangsness: "Some Democrats still undecided on Obama plan" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS SPEECH THIS WEEK TO STUDENTS:

The New York Times’ Dan Frosch: “District Relents on Obama Talk” LINK

SENATOR DAVID VITTER:

The New York Times’ Campbell Robertson: “Obama Factor Plays to Senator’s Advantage” LINK

G.O.P.:

The New York Times’ Danny Hakim and Nicholas Confessore: “Senate G.O.P. Blocks Stronger Albany Ethics Rules” LINK

Politico’s Andy Barr: “Tim Pawlenty advocates state sovereignty” LINK

Politico’s Andie Coller: “A party of ‘cranks’?” LINK

Politico’s Andy Barr: “S.C. GOP tells Mark Sanford to go” LINK

SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN JOE WILSON:

ABC News’ Emily Friedman: “Did Joe Wilson’s ‘You Lie’ Outbursts Cross the Line on Congressional Courtesy?” LINK

ABC News’ Huma Khan and Karen Travers: “’We All Make Mistakes’: Obama Accepts Rep. Joe Wilson’s Apology” LINK

ABC News’ Gregory Simmons: “Rep. Wilson: Outburst was ‘Spontaneous’; Leadership Asked Me to Apologize” LINK

ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Pelosi: It’s Time For Us To Talk About Health Care And Not Mr. Wilson’” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Dems Hit Paydirt on Heckle?” LINK

ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Boehner: Joe Wilson’s Outburst Inappropriate, Obama’s Health Care Speech’ Just Another Lecture’” LINK

The New York Times’ Robbie Brown and Carl Hulse: “Heckler’s District Mostly Supports the Outburst” LINK

The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Ann Gerhart: “The Gentlemen From South Carolina” LINK

The Hill's Mike Soraghan, Molly K. Hooper and Jared Allen : “Rep. Wilson’s ‘you lie’ brings him notoriety” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Richard Simon: “Outrage over Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst isn't dying down” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Corey Dade and Naftali Bendavid: “'You Lie!' Jars Washington but Resonates Back Home” LINK

Bloomberg’s James Rowley and Brian Faler: “Some Democrats Push for Further Apology From Wilson on Outburst” LINK

USA Today: "Wilson talks about his outburst" LINK

USA Today's Kathy Kiely: "Obama accepts Wilson's apology for outburst" LINK

The Boston Globe's Susan Milligan: "Outburst puts day’s focus on S.C. lawmaker" LINK

TED KENNEDY:

The Hill's J. Taylor Rushing: “Kennedy name proposed for room” LINK

The Hill's Kim Hart: “Google online library battle hits House” LINK

MASSACHUSETTS SENATE SEAT:

The Boston Herald’s Hillary Chabot: “President Obama gets behind bid to fill Ted Kennedy’s seat” LINK

State House News Service's Jim O’Sullivan and Michael Norton: "Obama presses legislators to pass bill on interim senator" LINK

GAY MARRIAGE BILL:

The Washington Post’s Tim Craig: “D.C. Says Votes Aligned for Gay Marriage Bill” LINK

ECONOMY / STIMULUS / DEFICIT / BANKS:

ABC News’ Mathew Jaffe: “A Year After Last September’s Panic, Geithner Says It’s Time to Phase Out Economic Rescue Programs” LINK

Politico’s Victoria McGrane: “Geithner: Work to be done on economy” LINK

The Hill's Alexander Bolton: “Buffett tells Dems rich need to pay more” LINK

The Washington Times' Joseph Weber: “Poverty hits 1 in 8 Americans” LINK

USA Today's Dennis Cauchon and Richard Wolf: "Census: Income fell sharply last year" LINK

USA Today's Michael Winter: "Obama sets Wall St. speech on financial crisis" LINK

USA Today's Adam Shell: "Lehman Bros. collapse triggered economic turmoil" LINK

GITMO:

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Obama admin still “committed” to January Gitmo closing” LINK

The Associated Press: "Guantanamo closing faces legal hurdles" LINK

SUPREME COURT JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR:

NY Daily News James Gordon Meer: “Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor gets feisty on big bench debut” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“White House Summons 17 Senators” LINK

“Pelosi: Let's Talk Health Care Not Rep. Wilson” LINK

“Obama Won't 'Permit Reform to be 'Postponed'” LINK

“Rep. Wilson: Outburst Was 'Spontaneous'” LINK

“Parsing Obama's Health Care Message” LINK

“Obama Accepts Rep. Wilson's Apology” LINK

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