The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, November 16, 2009

By Jayson

Nov 16, 2009 4:31am

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 and CARRIE HALPERIN

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ASIA:

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: “The Presidential Planner Abroad” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “On President Obama’s Bow to the Japanese Emperor, An Academic Friend Writes That Both the Left and the Right Are Wrong” LINK

The Associated Press’ Jennifer Loven: “Obama Pushes Freedoms, Open Internet in China” LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Scherer and Austin Ramzy: “Can Obama Get Around China’s ‘Great Firewall’?” LINK

USA Today’s Calum MacLeod: “Chinese rights on Obama’s agenda” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Peter Nicholas: “Obama chides China on human rights” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Concerns Rise Around Obama Trip” LINK

The Washington Times’ Matthew Mosk: “Obama touts freedom at China town hall” LINK

Bloomberg’s Edwin Chen and Julianna Goldman: “Obama Meets Leaders of Asean, Myanmar, to Counter Chinese Clout” LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper and David Barboza: “In China, Obama to Press for Tough Stance on Iran” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut and Andrew Higgins: “Obama reaches out to China in first visit” LINK

The Washington Post’s Keith Richburg: “For U.S., China, uneasiness about economic co-dependency” LINK

AFGHANISTAN:

ABC News’ Mike Gudgell: “New Prison at Bagram Points to Shift in Approach” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “Official: ‘Sense’ is President Obama Has ‘Pretty Much Decided’ on Af-Pak Strategy” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Woodward: Obama Has 32 Issues on the Table for Afghanistan Decision” LINK

The Washington Times’ Sara A. Carter: “U.S. troops battle Taliban, Afghan rules” LINK

The Washington Times’ Tom LoBianco: “Clinton: Ousting al Qaeda only goal in Afghanistan” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt: “U.S. Urges Karzai to Curb Graft” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Alan Cullison: “U.S. Set to Open New Afghan Prison” LINK

The Washington Post’s Joshua Partlow: “U.S. gives tour of new Afghan detention center” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Los Angeles Times’ Alex Rodriguez: “Pakistan Taliban taps Punjab heartland for recruits” LINK

The Washington Times’ Matthew Mosk: “U.S., Russia agree to prod Iran on nukes” LINK

The New York Times’ Eric Schmitt and David Sanger: “U.S. Asks More From Pakistan in Terror War” LINK

Politico’s Laura Rozen: “In W.H., are pictures telling a story?” LINK

The Hill’s Kevin Bogardus: “Report: Anti-Castro funds see dramatic shift to Democrats” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “Obama, Medvedev making ‘progress’ on new nuclear nonproliferation treaty” LINK

The Associated Press: “Dozens of Gitmo detainees finally get day in court” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

Bloomberg’s Kristin Jensen and Laura Litvan: “Reid’s Health Overhaul Bill Likely to Split Senate Democrats” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Lisa Girion: “Healthcare bills could jeopardize states’ consumer protection laws” LINK

The New York Times’ Duff Wilson: “Drug Makers Raise Prices in Face of Health Care Reform” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear: “Health bill foes solicit funds for economic study” LINK

The Washington Post’s Aaron Davis: “House health bill includes Medicaid relief for states” LINK

The Washington Post’s David Montgomery: “Where two contentious issues intersect” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Kristina Wong: “Holding 9/11 Trial in NYC Shows Obama Doesn’t Get War on Terror, Giuliani Says” LINK

ABC News’ Kristina Wong: “GOP Critics Blast Obama Administration Decision to Try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York CityLINK

USA Today’s Kevin Johnson: “Plans to try 9/11 suspect in NYC draw fire” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama in Shanghai” LINK

USA Today’s Ken Dilanian: “Feds seek transit oversight” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Evan Perez: “White House Counsel Set to Narrow Job’s Scope” LINK

The Washington Times’ Tom LoBianco: “Giuliani calls Obama soft on terrorism” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Staff: “Defense Secretary Robert Gates blocks detainee abuse photos” LINK

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Hillary ‘Won’t Second Guess’ Holder” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “No Statehouse Run for Hillary” LINK

FRIST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:

Politico’s Nia-Malika Henderson: “FLOTUS to Denver to tout mentoring” LINK

ECONOMY:

The Associated Press’ Hope Yen and Frank Bass: “Census: Small US Cities Lose Luster in Downturn” LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Schuman: “Will China’s Consumers Save the World Economy?” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The New York Times’ Kate Zernike: “A Florida Republican Becomes a Right-Wing Target” LINK

The Hill’s Jordy Yager: “New security system uses Wii technology and worries GOP” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: “Parties cash in on hot issues” LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT:

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman in Shanghai, Spencer Swartz in London and Stephen Power in Washington: “Political Hurdles Surround Climate Summit” LINK

The New York Times’ John Broder: “Obama Hobbled in Fight Against Global Warming” LINK

Time Magazine’s Bryan Walsh: “World Leaders Put Off a Climate Change Treaty” LINK

SARAH PALIN:

ABC News’ Kate Snow: “McCain to Aides on Palin Book: This Will Pass” LINK

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos: “Palin – Brooks: She’s a Joke; Ifill: Don’t Underestimate Her Appeal” LINK

The New York Times’ Sarah Wheaton: “Palin Finds One Bond With Clinton” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Associated Press’ Frances D’Emilio: “UN Summit to Highlight Need for Agricultural Aid” LINK

Time Magazine’s David Kaufman: “Can a New U.S. Tourism Board Woo Visitors?” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Obama’s High-Stakes Summit in Asia” LINK

“Roundtable: Afghanistan: Obama’s ‘Off-Ramps’” LINK

“Green Room: Doctors, Patients and Government” LINK

“Rudy Calls NY Terror Trials ‘Risky’” LINK

“Terror Trials – Will v. Brooks” LINK

“Rudy on Palin’s Future” LINK

“David Brooks and Gwen Ifill on Sarah Palin” LINK

“Hillary to Sarah: Let’s Have Coffee” LINK

“Hillary Governor rumor is DEAD” LINK

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