The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, November 24, 2009

By Jayson

Nov 24, 2009 4:25am

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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HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl: “Reid’s Numbers Game: To Public Option, or Not?” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid: “Abortion to Be New Flashpoint in Senate Bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Gerald F. Seib: “Lieberman Digs In on Public Option” LINK

The Associated Press: “Schumer says health bill will pass” LINK

Time’s Jay Newton-Small: “Can Bob Casey Bridge the Abortion Divide on Health Care?” LINK

Time’s Swampland: “Reconciliation” LINK

Time’s Karen Tumulty: “Republicans Plot Their Health Care Attack Strategy” LINK

The New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick: “Health Bill Revives Abortion Groups” LINK

The Hill’s Mike Soraghan: “Side deals stack up as health bills move along” LINK

ECONOMY / JOBS / STIMULUS / FED / HOUSING:

USA Today’s Matt Kelley: “Feds target misuse of stimulus cash” LINK

USA Today’s Sandra Block: “Home buyer tax credits: Frequently asked questions” LINK

USA Today’s Julie Schmit: “Higher gasoline prices greet Thanksgiving travelers” LINK

The Associated Press: “Goodbye jobs, hello mom and dad, say young adults” LINK

Time’s Tim Padgett: “Are Minorities Being Shortchanged by the Stimulus?” LINK

Time’s Barbara Kiviat: “Home sales surge. Time to party?” LINK

AFGHANISTAN:

ABC News’ David Chalian: “The Brewing Democratic Civil War” LINK

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl: “Top Dem to Obama: ‘There Ain’t Going to Be Money for Nothing if We Pour It All Into Afghanistan’” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Julian E. Barnes and Christi Parsons: “Obama’s Afghanistan announcement may be soon” LINK

Bloomberg’s Roger Runningen and Nicholas Johnston: “Obama Conducts Strategy Session on Afghan War as Decision Nears” LINK

The Associated Press: “Obama huddles again with advisers on Afghan strategy” LINK

The Associated Press’ Anne Gearan and Jennifer Loven: “Afghanistan announcement expected next week” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Political Intelligence: “War council No. 9 on Afghanistan” LINK

The Associated Press’ Anne Gearan and Jennifer Loven: “Decision on troops near, Obama faces tough sell” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Los Angeles Times’ Tony Perry: “IED threat shadows Marines’ every move” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Josh Meyer: “U.S. youths recruited to fight in Somali militia, authorities say” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Liz Sly and Caesar Ahmed: “January election in Iraq? Doubtful” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Richard Boudreaux: “Israel, Hamas said to be near deal on prisoner swap” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Darlene Superville: “CAPITAL CULTURE: 60 years of US dinners for India” LINK

The Hill’s Maryann Dreas: “Lawmakers want Obama to intervene on behalf of Chinese dissident” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: “Obama Decision on Copenhagen Summit Attendance “In the Coming Days” LINK

ABC News’ Sunlen Miller: “Obama To Cabinet: “’We Cannot Sit Back and Be Satisfied’ With Some Progress Amid High Unemployment Rate” LINK

ABC News’ Vija Udenans: “VP Biden’s Thanksgiving Dinner for the Troops” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “NPR, Emanuel no longer on first-name basis” LINK

Politico’s Lisa Lerer: “W.H. hits back on climate critics” LINK

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl and Mathew Mosk: “Not Invited: Republican lawmakers” LINK

SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON:

Bloomberg’s Janine Zacharia: “Clinton Makes Women’s Economic Power, Security Key Policy Goals” LINK

CONGRESS:

ABC News’ Cynthia McFadden, Melinda Arons, and Lauren Sher: “Exclusive: Doug Hampton Speaks Out on Sen. Ensign’s Affair With His Wife” LINK

USA Today’s Matt Kelley: “Audit: Civic education group misused $5.9M” LINK

Politico’s Chris Frates: “PhRMA targets Lieberman” LINK

Politico’s Jeanne Cummings: “Bishops search for Senate sponsor” LINK

DEMOCRATS/REPUBLICANS:

The New York Times’ Adam Liptak: “Right and Left Join to Take on U.S. Over Criminal Justice” LINK

The New York Times’ Jim Rutenberg and Adam Nagourney: “Conservatives Make a List to Measure Candidates’ Commitment” LINK

USA Today’s John Fritze: “Democrats at risk in 2010 shift from offense to defense” LINK

ENERGY/ENVIRONMENT:

The Los Angeles Times’ Todd Woody: “Solar energy industry brings a ray of hope to the Rust Belt” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Keith Johnson and Gautam Naik: “Lawmakers Probe Climate Emails” LINK

The New York Times’ John Broder: “U.S. to Set Emissions Target Before Climate Talks” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anthony Faiola: “Nuclear power regains support” LINK

The Associated Press’ Robert Wielaard: “Obama to offer target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions” LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: “Health reform debate, Copenhagen head for December collision” LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: “Energy companies eye exemption in financial derivatives overhaul” LINK

SARAH PALIN:

Politico’s Jonathan Martin: “Insider: Sarah Palin uninformed on Latino issues” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Washington Times’ S.A. Miller: “S.C. governor faces 37 ethics violations” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jim McElhatton: “Gaming groups get big bucks on politics” LINK

Time Magazine’s Tim McGirk: “How One Army Town Copes With Post- Traumatic Stress” LINK

USA Today’s Donna Leinwand: “Vets get aid with legal problems” LINK

Time Magazine’s Bobby Ghosh: “CIA Chief Panetta Winning Over Doubters at the Agency” LINK

The New York Times’ Shaila Dewan: “Gov. Sanford Faces 37 Ethics Charges” LINK

The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig: “Justice probing lawmaker with oversight over department” LINK

The Hill’s Roxana Tiron: “Pentagon official: Lockheed should share costs of keeping program on track” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Obama Addresses Long-Term Economic Recovery” LINK

“President’s Agenda: Health Care, Afghanistan” LINK

“New Details on Sen. Ensign’s Affair” LINK

“Presidential Agenda” LINK

“Jake Tapper on Senate Debate on Health Care Bill” LINK

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