The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Sep 8, 2009 4:06am

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, HEALTH-CARE REFORM AND THIS WEEK’S HEALTH CARE SPEECH:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Labor on Line in Health Care Debate” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Reform on the Ropes? Get Fired up” LINK

The New York Times’ Jackie Calmes and Robert Pear: “As Obama Speech Nears, Details on a Compromise” LINK

Time’s Michael Scherer and Karen Tumulty: “Obama Readies (Another Speech as Health Care Picks up Steam” LINK

The Washington Post’s Karl Vick: “When Your Insurer Says You’re No Longer Covered” LINK

The Washington Post’s Alexi Mostrous: “President Says His Critics Lack Health-Care Answer” LINK

NY Daily News’ Thomas M Defrank: President Obama's Health Care speech is an attempt at 'rebranding' the debate” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy, Jonathan Weisman and Greg Hitt: “Key Week for Obama Starts on Feisty Note” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Obama, in Campaign Mode, Vows Action on Health” LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: “Obama’s healthcare reform speech gets union crowd fired up” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Staff: “House vs. Senate: How healthcare proposals compare” LINK

The Washington Times' Jennifer Haberkorn: “Baucus floats health co-op plan” LINK

The Washington Times' Jennifer Haberkorn: “Health plan's forecast is foggy” LINK

Cincinnati Enquirer's Howard Wilkinson: "Obama still wants public option for health" LINK

USA Today: "Video from health care's front lines" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND TODAY’S SCHOOL SPEECH:

ABC News’ Vija Udenans and Huma Khan: “Obama to Push Personal Responsibility in Controversial School Speech” LINK

The New York Times’ Sam Dillon: “In School Speech Obama Avoids Political Issues” LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson: “President Seeks to Avoid Politics in Speech to Schools” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Ben Casselman: “School Speech Released in Bid to Quell Controversy” LINK

The Washington Times' Kristi Jourdan: “President Obama to students: Keep trying” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “Many presidents spoke in schools” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Elizabeth Williamson in Washington and Amy Merrick in Chicago: “School Choice: To Air Obama Talk or Not?” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: “For Obama, A Pivotal Moment in Afghanistan” LINK

The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus: “With U.S. Forces in Iraq Beginning to Leave, Need for Private Guards Grows” LINK

Bloomberg’s Ladane Nasseri and Ali Sheikholeslami: “Ahmadinejad Rules Out Nuclear Concessions, Urges Obama Debate” LINK

The Washington Times' Staff: “China's stimulus powers up economies” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Wall Street Journal’s Kathy Chen: “Bloom Set to Oversee Factory Aid” LINK

The Hill's J. Bob Cusack: “Barney Frank wants Cabinet post” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Wallsten: “Obama is fast losing white voters' support” LINK

The Washington Times' Jim McElhatton: “Obama nominee omitted ties to biotech” LINK

USA Today's Andrea Stone: "'Tea party' movement takes protest to Washington" LINK

The Associated Press' Darlene Superville: "Obama thanks labor for hard-won rights at work" LINK

The Associated Press' Liz Sidoti: "'He's the only one we've got': Obama 8 months in" LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE ECONOMY:

ABC News’ Carrie Halperin: “Creating 'Green' Employment” LINK

Time’s Massimo Calabresi: “Why the Stimulus is Helping the Economy but not Obama” LINK

Bloomberg Commentary by Amity Shlaes: “Obama Gridlocked Is the Market’s New Best Friend” LINK

KENNEDY SENATE SEAT:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Joe Says No: No More Kennedy’s for MA” LINK

The New York Times’ Anny Goodnough: “A Nephew of Kennedy Will Not Run for His Seat” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kim Chipman and Tom Moroney: “Joseph Kennedy II Says He Will Not Run for Uncle’s Senate Seat” LINK

Boston Herald Columnist Peter Gelzinis: “Ted Kennedy’s nephew rips heart right out of Senate race” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Edward Mason: “Sun setting on Camelot era” LINK

Politico’s Charles Mahtesian: “Markey weighs Senate bid” LINK

The Boston Globe's Frank Phillips: "Kennedy says no, and race is on" LINK

ARIZONA PROTESTERS AND OBAMA SERMON:

ABC News’ Susan Donaldson James: “Protesters Rally Against Pastor’s ‘Why I Hate Obama’ Sermon” LINK

DEMOCRATS/G.O.P:

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane, Ben Pershing and Perry Bacon Jr.: “Deeply Divided House Democrats Return to Work – and the Same Set of Problems” LINK

The Boston Herald’s Jessica Van Sack and Edward Mason: “Thin field makes battle tougher for GOP” LINK

Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel: “SCOTUS campaign case could boost GOP” LINK

CONGRESS:

USA Today's John Fritze: "Its recess over, Congress has hands full" LINK

VAN JONES:

ABC News’ David Kerley: “Van Jones, School Speech Top List of Distractions for Obama” LINK

Newsweek’s Daniel Stone: “Why Green Czar Van Jones Didn't Have to Resign”” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

The Washington Post’s Robert Barnes: “Reversal of Precedents at Issue” LINK

The Hill's Reid Wilson: “Supreme Court to hear campaign finance case” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Hill's Reid Wilson: “Blagojevich fires back at critics in book — misspellings and all” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Virginia Gov. Campaign takes off” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “New Jersey governor’s race gets down and dirty” LINK

USA Today's Nadeem Majeed: "Iraq's once-vibrant arts scene looks for revival" LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Campaign for Health Care Plan” LINK

“Obama's Green Jobs Czar Quits” LINK

“Obama Faces Tough Week” LINK

“Stimulus Status Report” LINK

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