The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

By Jayson

Nov 13, 2009 4:16am

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 JAYCE HENDERSON, PETER MARTINEZ, KRISTEN RED-HORSE AND CARRIE HALPERIN

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Seeking Benchmarks and “Off-ramps,” President Obama Sends Pentagon Officials Back to their Desks” LINK

ABC News’ Rachel Martin: “President Obama to Troops in Alaska: ‘We’ll Give You the Strategy and Clear Mission You Deserve’” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “White House Backs CIA Over DNI in Turf Battles” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Compromising on Education Reform?” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama: Won’t hesitate to use force, if necessary” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama’s team still dealing with budget deficits” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut and Ellen Nakashima: “White House counsel poised to give up post” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas: “Obama arrives in Tokyo on first leg of Asia trip” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez and Jonathan Weisman: “Craig to Leave Counsel Job” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein & Mike Allen: “Craig to step down on Friday” LINK

DEMOCRATS / REPUBLICANS:

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “No More Review: RNC’s Abortion Coverage Is Toast” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “3 Right-Hand Men Take a Turn at center Stage” LINK

ECONOMY / JOBS / REGULATIONS / BANKING / TARP:

ABC News’ Matthew Jaffe: “Federal Deficit Hits October Record of $176 Billion” LINK

The New York Times’ David Streitfeld: “Housing Agency’s Cash Reserves Down Sharply” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Meena Thiruvengadam and Darrell Hughes: “U.S. Posts $176.36 Billion Deficit for October” LINK

Bloomberg’s Robert Schmidt: “Barofsky Says TARP ‘Almost Certainly’ Will Bring Loss to U.S.” LINK

ARMED FORCES:

ABC News’ Kirit Radia: “Gates Irked By Recent Leaks: ‘Everybody Out There Ought to Just Shut Up’” LINK

FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Bush: ‘I Went Against My Free-Market Instincts’” LINK

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “Bush warns of too much government” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Jim Sciutto: “‘Relax, Brother’: Exclusive Video Shows Taliban Attack That Killed 9 U.S. Soldiers at Afghan Post” LINK

ABC News’ The World Newser: “Exclusive Video: Inside a Taliban Attack in Afghanistan” LINK

ABC News’ Richard Esposito: “U.S. Moves to Seize New York Skyscraper & Islamic Centers In Crackdown on Iran, Bank Melli” LINK

The Associated Press: “Obama visits Japan mulling Afghan war options” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama on Afghanistan: At least one more meeting likely” LINK

The New York Times’ Sabrina Tavernise: “Afghan Enclave Offers Model to Rebuild, and Rebuff Taliban” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “Obama ‘closer’ to Afghanistan decision” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Zulfiqar Ali and Alex Rodriguez: “Blast at Pakistan intelligence agency office kills at least 8″ LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Magnier: “Dutch troops’ method in Afghanistan gains new prominence” LINK

The Associated Press: “Feds seek to seize 4 mosques, NYC skyscraper linked to Iran” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “Prosecutors tie Iran, U.S. assets” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Josh Meyer: “Authorities move to seize U.S. properties allegedly tied to Iran” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Chad Bray: “U.S. Is Targeting Assets Linked to Iran” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Spiegel: “U.S. Mulls Combining War Plans” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s James Hookway: “Clinton Backs Manila’s Fight” LINK

Bloomberg’s Edwin Chen and Viola Gienger: “Obama Seeks Afghan War Exit Strategy Tied to Karzai Commitment” LINK

Bloomberg’s Edwin Chen and Viola Gienger: “Obama Seeks Afghan War Exit Strategy Tied to Karzai Commitment” LINK

The Washington Times’ Matthew Mosk and Takehiko Kambayashi: “Obama begins delicate mission to Japan” LINK

The Washington Times’ Nicholas Kralev: “Obama wants more Afghan war options” LINK

SARAH PALIN:

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “Palin: Levi Johnston ‘Part of the Family’; McCain Staffers Thought Couric Interview Went WellLINK

The Associated Press: “Palin in book: McCain aides kept me ‘bottled up’” LINK

MASS. SENATE SEAT:

The Boston Herald’s Jessica Van Sack: “Senate candidates get key nods” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser: “Senate hopefuls turn up volume” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “Reid Mulls Medicare Tax Increase for High Earners” LINK

The Wall Street Journal Capital Journal: “Abortion Upends Health-Bill Alliance” LINK

Politico’s Jonathan Allen: “RNC plan will no longer cover abortions” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Lisa Wangsness: “Powerful health care groups offer optimism on overhaul” LINK

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE:

The New York Times’ Ian Urbina: “New Turn in Debate Over Law on Marriage” LINK

The Washington Post’s Tim Craig, Michelle Boorstein and Carol Morello: “D.C. Council digs in on same-sex nuptials” LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin: “U.S. weighs backing interim international climate agreement” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ralph Vartabedian: “Nuclear scars: Tainted water runs beneath Nevada desert” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon Jr.: “N.Y. congressional race not yet certified” LINK

The Washington Times’ Ben Conery: “U.S. moves to seize mosques with Iran ties” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “ACORN sues government over funding” LINK

The Washington Times’ Eli Lake: “EXCLUSIVE: Iran advocacy group said to skirt lobby rules” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Laura Bush: Empowering Women to Lead” LINK

“New Video of Organized Taliban Attack” LINK

“Preview of Oprah’s One on One With Palin” LINK

“Obama to Troops: Nation Will Fulfill Responsibilities” LINK

“Hasan Labeled Himself ‘Soldier of Allah’” LINK

“How Can Obama Jump-Start the Job Market?” LINK

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