The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, November 26, 2009

By Jayson

Nov 26, 2009 4:04am

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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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S STATE DINNER FOR INDIA:

The New York Daily News’ Samuel Goldsmith: “Reality-TV wannabes crash White House state dinner; Tareq and Michaele Salahi post pics on Facebook” LINK

The New York Times’ Helene Cooper and Rachel Swarns: “At the First Obama State Dinner, the First Crashers” LINK

The Washington Post’s Amy Argetsinger and Rozanne Roberts: “Off the list, but somehow on the South Lawn” LINK

The Associated Press: “Couple slips though security to crash state dinner” LINK

Politico’s Staff: “Couple Sneaks Into State Dinner” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND COPENHAGEN:

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: “Obama to Lay Our Emissions Goal in Copenhagen” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Tankersley: “Obama’s climate vow boosts chances for Copenhagen deal” LINK

The Associated Press: “Obama to outline climate goals at Copenhagen” LINK

The New York Times’ John Broder: “Obama to Go to Copenhagen With Emissions Target” LINK

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin and Michael Shear: “Obama to set goals to reduce emissions” LINK

Newsweek’s Katie Connolly: “Obama Doesn’t Want Copenhagen to Fail” LINK

Newsweek’s Daniel Stone: “Lowered Expectations” LINK

Politico’s Lisa Lerer: “Can President Obama save Copenhagen talks?” LINK

AFGHANISTAN:

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl: “Gibbs: Obama to Emphasize Exit Strategy” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Laura King and Peter Nicholas: “Taliban leader says U.S. faces defeat in Afghanistan” LINK

The New York Times’ Eric Schmitt and Steven Erlanger: “U.S. Is Seeking 10,000 Troops From Allies in Afghanistan” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear and Paul Kane: “President vs. party on troop increase” LINK

ECONOMY/JOBS/STIMULUS/HOUSING:

The Boston Globe’s Josh Kosman: “A case study in profits and job losses” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ E. Scott Reckard: “Few mortgages have been permanently modified” LINK

Time’s Bryan Walsh: “COP15: Climate-Change Conference” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Washington Post’s John Pomfret and Joby Warrick: “China’s backing on Iran followed dire predictions” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Boudreaux: “Israel’s Netanyahu sets moratorium on West Bank growth” LINK

Time’s Andrew Downie: “Ahmadinejad in Brazil: Why Lula Defies the U.S.” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

The Boston Globe’s Political Notebook: “In health care debate, both sides being heard” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Eric Moskowitz: “Pagliuca aims health care ad at rivals” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn: “Obama Backs Senate on Health Bills’ Disparities” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray: “White House says health-care bills contain cost-cutting remedies” LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: “Paper: Trigger best option for reform” <a href=http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1109/29915.htmlLINK

CONGRESS:

Politico’s Staff: “Breakdown: Congress To-Do List” LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers: “Businessmen, Bush advisers on W.H. visit list” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

ABC News’ David Chailan: “Democrats Divide on War Tax” LINK

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “Palin to Headline ‘TEA Party Convention’” LINK

The New York Times’ Ian Urbina: “In Kentucky, a Senate Candidate With a Pedigree for Agitation” LINK

The New York Times’ James Dao: “Families of Military Suicides Seek White House Condolences” LINK

The Washington Post’s Mary Beth Sheridan: “The Clintons aim to keep their worlds from colliding” LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Eggen: “White House guests include friend and foe” LINK

Time’s Jyoti Thottman: “One Year After the Mumbai Massacre, a Trial Plods on” LINK

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