The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, October 5, 2009

Oct 5, 2009 4:14am

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 KRISTEN RED-HORSE, JAYCE HENDERSON, CLAUDIA MORALES, DOMINIK TAO AND CARRIE HALPERIN

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HEALTH CARE:

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray: “States Resists Medicaid Growth” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ceci Connolly: “Democrats Wyden, Rockefeller Withhold Support of Panel’s Bill” LINK

USA Today’s Mimi Hall: “Health care bills tackle gender gap in coverage” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Foon Rhee: “Obama gets back to health care” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Alicia Mundy and Martin Vaughan: “Medical-Device Makers Push to Cut New Fees in Health Bill” LINK

The Associated Press: “New health care still out of reach” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA & HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Health Care Reform, Unemployment Top Obama’s Domestic Agenda” LINK

Politico’s Carol E. Lee and John Bresnahan: “Joe Biden: Patron saint of House freshman” LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly: “GOPers Snicker Over Obama’s Loss” LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly: “Losing the Olympics Bid Is Good for Obama “LINK

AFGHANISTAN:

ABC News’ Kristina Wong: “Eight U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan, as White House Debates Sending More” LINK

Politico’s Harry Siegel: “Zinni: W.H. close to ‘dithering’ on troop request” LINK

Politico’s Harry Siegel: “Jones: ‘Important’ Karzai ‘seen as legitimate’” LINK

The Washington Times’ Tom LoBianco: “Afghan attacks add to call for more troops” LINK

The Hill’s Michael O’Brien: “House liberals float bill to bar ‘surge’ of troops for Afghanistan” LINK

The Washington Post’s Joshua Partlow and Greg Jaffe: “Deadly Attack By Taliban Tests new Strategy” LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson:”McChrystal Faulted On Troop Statements” LINK

USA Today’s Susan Page: “Security adviser downplays call for additional Afghan Troops” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Matthew Rosenberg in Islamabad and Siobhan Gorman in Washington: “Al Qaeda’s Diminished Role Stirs Afghan Troop Debate” LINK

Bloomberg’s Viola Gienger: “Afghan Forces Must Be Boosted, Jones Says as 8 Soldiers Killed” LINK

IRAN:

Politico’s Laura Rozen: “Iranian nuclear know-how” LINK

Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel: “Rice on Iran: tough talk, few specifics” LINK

Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria: “Containing a Nuclear Iran” LINK

The New York Times’ David Sanger and Nazila Fathi: “Iran Agrees to Allow Inspectors on Oct. 25” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Lauria and Jay Solomon: “U.N. Inspectors to Examine Nuclear Site in Iran” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Los Angeles Times’ Melissa Healy: “War injury leads to advances at home” LINK

Newsweek’s Jorge Castañeda: “Obama must split Caracas from Cuba” LINK

The New York Times’ Elisabeth Bumiller: “Clear Vice of Bush’s Pentagon Becomes Harder to Hear” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Gina Chon: “Iraq Vote on Pullout Put on Back Burner” LINK

Bloomberg’s Bomi Lim: “China Pledges Strong North Korea Ties as Wen Meets Kim Jong Il” LINK

ECONOMY/BAILOUT:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Greenspan Predicts: 3% Growth, 10% Unemployment” <a href=http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2009/10/greenspan-predicts-3-growth-10-unemployment-.htmlv
Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel: “Greenspan: no new stimulus” LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “Report: Bernanke, Paulson misled on bailouts” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

ABC News’ David Kerley, Dennis Powell and Huma Khan: “New Battle in the Gun War Heads to the Supreme Court” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Washington Times’ Shaun Waterman: “Senators threaten to scrap Defense auditor” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ Cathleen Decker: “Can lean times also be green times?” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Kim Murphy: “1,000 mayors agree to reduce greenhouse gas emissions” LINK

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin: “Hurdles Remain on Climate Change Goals” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power: “Political Alliances Shift in Fight Over Climate Bill” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Hill’s Molly K. Hooper: “Rep. McCollum counters ACORN vote” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe: “A More Web-Friendly Register” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael M. Phillips: “FreedomWorks Harnesses Growing Activism on the Right” LINK

The New York Times’ John Harwood: “The G.O.P. Campaign Message in a Word: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stu Woo: “Legal-Pot Backers Split on Timing” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Gen. McChrystal: ‘Time Does Matter’” LINK

“Obama Congratulates Rio de Janeiro” LINK

“Dem Gov.: Health Care Reform ‘Good for States’” LINK

“Obama Calls Job Numbers ‘Sobering’” LINK

“Global Powers Hold Talks With Iran” LINK

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