The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, November 27, 2009

By Jayson

Nov 27, 2009 4:48am

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, PETER MARTINEZ, JAYCE HENDERSON, CARRIE HALPERIN and CLAUDIA MORALES

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AFGHANISTAN:

The Wall Street Journal’s Yaroslav Trofimov: “Soviets’ Afghan Ordeal Vexed Gates on Troop-Surge Plan” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Obama to unveil Afghan plans at West Point” LINK

Time’s Aryn Baker: “When Thanksgiving Comes to Afghanistan” LINK

The Hill’s Roxana Tiron: “Delegation visits troops as decision on Afghanistan looms” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Barack Obama must sell base on unpopular war in Afghanistan” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Rachel Martin: “Oprah, Health Care Lobbyists, Among Recent Visitors to White House” LINK

The New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick: “Abortion in Health Plan Tests a Pennsylvania Senator” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Barbara Martinez: “Insurer Aims to Alter Health-Care Fee Model” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Janet Adamy: “Bill Complicates Drive to Add Primary-Care Doctors” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Kiely: “Blitz of health care ads a windfall for TV” LINK

USA Today On Politics: “White House saw lobbyists often during health care debate” LINK

ECONOMY/JOBS/STIMULUS:

The Washington Times’ Patrice Hill: “Health, climate bills seen to stifle hiring” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Kris Maher and Timothy Aeppel: “Overtime Creeps Back Before Jobs” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas: “Democrats work on multibillion-dollar jobs package” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Political Notebook: “Obama, GOP spokesman differ on stimulus results” LINK

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: “Obama, GOP Air Differences Over Jobs, Economy In Thanksgiving Addresses” LINK

CARBON EMISSIONS/ENVIRONMENT:

The New York Times’ Edward Wong and Keith Bradsher: “China Joins U.S. in Pledge of Hard Targets on Emissions” LINK

The New York Times’ Matthew Wald: “U.S. Is Unlikely to use All the Ethanol congress” LINK

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin: “China sets target for emission cuts” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jeffrey Ball and Shai Oster: “China, U.S. Square Off on Climate Proposals” LINK

Bloomberg’s Alex Morales: “China, U.S. Greenhouse Gas Pledges May Drive UN Deal” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David Pierson and Jim Tankersley: “China vows to cut greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2020″ LINK

The Associated Press’ Seth Borenstein: “New climate targets may not change daily life much” LINK

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S STATE DINNER FOR INDIA:

ABC News’ Yunji De Nies, Z. Byron Wolf and Devin Dwyer: “LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper and Brian Stelter: “Obamas’ Uninvited Guests Prompt an Inquiry” LINK

The Washington Post’s Amy Argetsinger and Rozanne Roberts: “Who are these people? The climbers at the gate” LINK

The Associated Press’ Larry Margasak: “Was president in danger from dinner crashers?” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Party crashers recorded by Bravo crew at White House state dinner” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “White House Thanksgiving Traditions: Broken and Observed” LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen: “Lobbyists pushed off advisory panels” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

USA Today’s Aamer Madhani: “Troops celebrate what could be last Thanksgiving in Iraq” LINK

CONGRESS:

The New York Times’ Abby Goodnough: “4 Vie for Kennedy’s Seat, but Only 3 Seek His Mantle” LINK

Boston Globe’s Michael Kranish: “Tax break on profits again in jeopardy” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

USA Today’s Fredreka Schouten: “Dem committees outraise GOP in October” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Washington Post’s Ashley Surdin: “Benefits for same-sex partners are expanding” LINK

USA Today’s Jessica Leving: “Salvation Army kettles can now accept credit cards” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO:

“President Obama Releases PSA on Obesity” LINK

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