The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oct 28, 2009 4:10am

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

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HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: “Lieberman Throws up Potential Roadblock for Reid” LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Sen. Lieberman rejects ‘public option’” LINK

Time’s Karen Tumulty: “The Public Option: Five Reasons Harry Reid Went For It” LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly “Joe Lieberman Threatens Filibuster, Neuters Senate Democrats. Again.” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Anna Mathews: “Lifting the Veil On Pricing For Health Care” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy, Patrick Yoest and Greg Hitt: “Reid’s Push for Public Option Creates New Barriers for Bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stu Woo: “Schwarzenegger Airs Medicaid Cost Concerns, but Still Backs Action” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kristin Jensen and Brian Faler: “Reid Lacks Votes for Public Option as Lieberman Stands Apart” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Delicate Dance for 2 Lobbyists on Health Bill” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn and Robert Pear: “Democrats Divided Over Reid Proposal for Public Option” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray and Lori Montgomery: “Centrists unsure about Reid’s public option” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “GOP’s Undeclared War Against Obama” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “What if George W. Bush had done that?” LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: “Dems trump Obama’s green agenda” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Obama tries to rally Dems for Deeds” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “1-year poll shows changed views on Obama” LINK

The New York Times’ Damien Cave: “In Florida, Obama Trip Trips Up Governor” LINK

The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny: “Obama Isn’t on the Ballot in Virginia Governor’s Race, and Yet…” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anita Kumar: “Deeds reaches for Obama energy” LINK

ECONOMY / JOBS / REGULATIONS:

USA Today’s Brad Heath and Matt Kelley: “Early reports: Job gains signal stimulus impact” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Chu: “Banks, credit unions offer help saving for college” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Gloom Spreads on Economy, but GOP Doesn’t Gain” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s David Enrich and Deborah Solomon: “Pay Czar Increased Base Pay at Firms” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta: “Deal Reached on Bank Crackdown” LINK

The New York Times’ Stephen Labaton: “Bill Seeks to Shift Rescue Costs to Big Banks” LINK

SEC. OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

Bloomberg’s Indira A.R. Lakshmanan: “Clinton Arrives in Pakistan to Develop U.S. Ties” LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: “Clinton visits Pakistan in bid to improve ties” LINK

REP. JOE WILSON:

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: “‘You lie!’ outburst boosts S.C. candidates’ funds” LINK

AFGHANISTAN:

ABC News’ Luis Martinez: “October Deadliest Month for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan” LINK

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, Huma Khan, and John Parkinson: “Matthew Hoh, a Senior Civilian Official in Afghanistan, Resigns Over U.S. Strategy” LINK

The New York Times’ Thom Shanker, Peter Baker and Helene Cooper: “U.S. to Protect Populous Afghan Areas, Officials Say” LINK

The New York Times’ Dexter Filkins, Mark Mazzetti and Hames Risen: “Brother of Afghan Leader Is Said to Be on C.I.A. Payroll” LINK

The New York Times’ Sabrina Tavernise and Alissa Rubin: “3 U.N. Workers Killed in Kabul; Grim Milestone for G.I. Deaths” LINK

The Washington Post’s Joshua Partlow: “Bombings kill 8 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan” LINK

ENERGY / ENVIRONMENT:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Rebecca Smith: “Obama Trumpets Energy Grants” LINK

The New York Times’ John Broder: “White House Steps Up Climate Efforts” LINK

CIA:

Politico’s John Bresnahan: “Dems: CIA withheld from Congress” LINK

FIRST FAMILY:

Newsweek’s Dayo Olopade: “Michelle Obama’s Body Woman” LINK

The New York Times: “Obama Daughters Get Swine Flu Shots” LINK

SENATE:

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “Rep. ‘Die Quickly’ Apologizes for ‘K Street Whore’ Remark” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju and Glenn Thrush: “Democrats downplay Lieberman threat” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Betsy Mckay and Cam Simpson: “Senators Question U.S. Response to Flu” LINK

GEORGE W. BUSH:

NY Daily News’ David Saltonstall: “George W. Bush reveals he did learn something as president in motivational speaker debut” LINK

REPUBLICANS:

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza: “Big GOP names weigh in on N.Y. congressional race” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Bill and Melinda Gates Tout Success of Global Health Initiatives” LINK

ABC News’ Karen Travers and Yunji de Nies: “Take Them Out to the Ballgame – First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden to Attend World Series Game Wednesday” LINK

The Associated Press’ Hope Yen: “Census: ‘Brain gains’ for high-tech cities” LINK

The Associated Press’ Eileen Sullivan: “9/11 Potomac exercise ‘ill-advised’ but not in violation, Coast Guard says” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Afghanistan Gets Deadlier in October” LINK

“HBO Doc Gives Personal Look at Obama” LINK

“Is Health Care Bipartisanship Dead?” LINK

“Obama Announces Grants for Clean Energy” LINK

“Reviving the Public Option” LINK

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