The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, September 7, 2009

Sep 7, 2009 4:00am

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, CARRIE HALPERIN, CLAUDIA MORALES, and DOMINICK TAO

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PRESIDENT OBAMA, HIS ADMINISTRATION AND OTHER DOMESTIC AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “Obama Faces a Critical Moment for His Presidency” LINK

The New Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Steven Greenhouse: “Pace of Change Under Obama Frustrates Unions” LINK

The Associated Press’ Sam Hananel: “INSIDE WASHINGTON: Labor board in gridlock” LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama to address union, name manufacturing adviser" LINK

The Associated Press' Brett Zongke: "National Mall gets new leader to guide overhaul" LINK

NY Daily News’ Christina Boyle: “President Barack Obama outlines new ways for Americans to save for retirement” LINK

The Hill's Michael O'Brien: “Gibbs: 'Lines in the sand' to be drawn by president in address” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Gary Fields: “Obama to Tap Bloom as Manufacturing Adviser” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon: “White House Launches Initiatives to Help Workers Save” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Joe Fitzgerald: “Labor Day speech should give hope to U.S. workers” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “President Obama to Appoint Ron Bloom Manufacturing Czar” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Washington Times' Eli Lake: “U.S. scholar on trial in Iran” LINK

The Washington Times' Staff “Congo expose: Rape used as tool of war” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “George Will Takes on NeoCons on Afghanistan” LINK

VAN JONES AND PRESIDENT OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION:

The New York Times’ John Broder: “White House Official Resigns After G.O.P. Criticism” LINK

The New York Times’ Scott Wilson and Juliet Eilperin: “In Adviser’s Resignation, Vetting Bites Obama Again” LINK

The Associated Press’ Will Lester: “White House adviser resigns” LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama adviser Van Jones resigns amid controversy" LINK

NY Daily News’ Thomas M. Defrank: “Van Jones resigns: President Obama's green adviser quits in 9/11 flap, comments about Republicans” LINK

The Hill's Kevin Bogardus: “Van Jones steps down as controversy swirls” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten: “Van Jones decries 'lies and distortions, 'quits as Obama's environmental advisor” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Obama Adviser Resigns Amid Controversy” LINK

Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols and Gregory Viscusi: “Jones Resigns as Obama Aide, Citing ‘Vicious Smear Campaign’” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Under Fire, Presidential Adviser Van Jones Resigns” LINK

Politico’s Ben Smith and Nia-Malika Henderson: “Glenn Beck up, left down and Van Jones defiant” LINK

Politico’s Lisa Lerer: “More Czars on conservative hit list” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “Trippi: Jones exit may embolden right” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S SPEECH TO STUDENTS:

The New York Times’ Sam Dillon: “Secretary Endorses Obama’s Talk for Students” LINK

USA Today’s Faith & Reason Blog: “What if Obama comes over like Mr. Rogers?” LINK

Time’s Tim Padgett: “Some Schools to Big Brother Barack: Stay Out!” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HEALTH-CARE REFORM:

The New York Times’ Ceci Connolly: “Obama Readies Reform Specifics” LINK

The Associated Press’ Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar: “Bottom line on public insurance plan gets blurry” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Janet Hook: “Obama set to make final healthcare push” LINK

The Washington Times' Jennifer Haberkorn: “Obama's stand on public option draws fire” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “Axelrod: Firm on public option” LINK

ABC News’ Kristina Wong: “Obama to Reset Health Care Reform” LINK

ECONOMY:

The Boston Globe’s Robert Gavin: “Jobless plight growing longer” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

The Hill's Susan Crabtree: “Campaign finance gets spotlight at Supreme Court this week” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times' David Pierson: “China, green? In the case of solar water heating, yes” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Boston Globe’s Maria Sacchetti: “Case by case, activists fight deportations” LINK

The Associated Press’ Devlin Barrett: “Arms dealer's arrest exposes Iran's smuggling” LINK

The Associated Press: "U.S.-German rift emerges over Afghan deaths case" LINK

Boston Herald Op-Ed by Ron Gettelfinger: “Kennedy labored for all” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Obama Accepts 'Green Jobs' Czar's Resignation” LINK

“Gibbs on Obama's Health Care Strategy” LINK

“Roundtable: Pullback in Afghanistan?” LINK

“Green Room: 'What's It Like to Agree?'” LINK

“Obama's Green Jobs Advisor Resigns” LINK

“Economic Weak Spot” LINK

“Chaos in Classrooms Over Obama” LINK

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