The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

Nov 17, 2009 4:32am

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ABC News Analysis by Gary Langer: "POLL: Obama Approval Shows Durability" LINK


The New York Times’ Edward Wong and Helene Cooper: “In Beijing, Obama Pushes Need for Strong Dialogue” LINK

The Washington Post’s Keith Richburg: “Obama, Hu vow to continue to strengthen partnership” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Obama, Hu talk economic cooperation” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Peter Nicholas: "Obama and China's Hu Jintao pledge stronger ties" LINK

The Washington Times’ Matthew Mosk: “Critics Say Obama Missed Chance In China” LINK

Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman and Edwin Chen: “Obama, Hu Focus On Areas of Cooperation in Meetings” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Johnson and Jonathan Weisman: “Obama, Hu Highlight Cooperation” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Johnson and Jonathan Weisman: “Beijing Limits Obama’s Exposure” LINK


ABC News' Troy McMullen: "Health Care Reform Likely to Include More Taxes for Many Americans" LINK

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz and Jon Cohen: “Deep divisions linger on health care” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray: “A Centrist in health-care debate, Lincoln hears it from all sides” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt: “Time Crunch Loom For Health Bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephanie Simon: “Limited Effect Seen in Abortion Clause” LINK


ABC News' Jake Tapper: "Monday in China: Our ABC News Reports" LINK

ABC News' Sunlen Miller: "The Presidential Planner Abroad" LINK

The Associated Press' Jennifer Loven: "Obama, Hu Show Cooperation, but Divisions Remain" LINK

The Associated Press: "Obama, Hu talk global challenges" LINK

The Associated Press: "SPIN METER: Did Barack Obama grovel?" LINK

The New York Times’ David Sanger and William Broad: “Inspectors Fear Iran Is Hiding Nuclear Plants” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Laura King: "Afghan leaders unveil anti-corruption measures" LINK


ABC News' Devin Dwyer and Jason Ryan: "Closing Gitmo: Feds Eye State and Military Prisons for Detainees" LINK

USA Today's Judy Keen: "Gitmo debate vexes Illinois town" LINK


ABC News' Rick Klein: "The Magically Appearing Stimulus Jobs" LINK

ABC News' Matthew Jaffe: "ABC News Exclusive: Obama Admin Slashed 60,000 Jobs From Recent Stimulus Report" LINK

ABC News' Jonathan Karl: "Exclusive: Jobs 'Saved or Created' in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist" LINK

ABC News' Devin Dwyer: "Top 10 States in Fiscal Peril" LINK

ABC News' Susan Donaldson James: "Wanted: Dead Heads and Pot Heads" LINK

ABC News' Stu Schutzman: "Will The Jobs Be Coming Back Anytime Soon?" LINK

USA Today's Brad Heath: "Grifters cash in on stimulus aid" LINK

The New York Times’ Steven Greenhouse: “N.A.A.C.P. Prods Obama on Job Losses” LINK

The Washington Post’s Neil Irwin and Ylan Mui: “Bernanke offers grim job outlook, help for dollar” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “When the Budget Director Talks, People Will Listen” LINK

The Washington Post’s Renae Merle: “U.S. to aid some local mortgage programs” LINK

Politico’s Mike Allen: “U.S. to crack down on finance fraud” LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers: “Report hits Geithner over AIG bailout” LINK

Politico’s Victoria McGrane: “John Thune seeks to stop TARP spending” LINK

The Hill's Tony Romm: "Bernanke sees ‘moderate’ growth for the economy" LINK

The Hill's Silla Brush: "TARP watchdog: Fed mishandled AIG bailout" LINK

The Hill's Michael O’Brien: "General Motors vows to repay loans early despite large losses" LINK

The Washington Times’ Sean Lengell: “Report: Billions Wasted in AIG Bailout” LINK

Bloomberg’s Scott Lanman: “Bernanke Signals ‘Extended’ Low-Rate Period May Become Longer” LINK


ABC News' Alan B. Goldberg and Katie N. Thomson: "Sarah Palin: Election Took Toll on Family" LINK

ABC News' Teddy Davis: "Sarah Palin Book Hints at 2012 Run" LINK

ABC News' Emily Friedman: "Sarah Palin Says She Isn't Responsible for the GOP's Loss" LINK

USA Today's Catalina Camia: "Palin discusses VP bid, 2012, slams Johnston to Oprah" LINK

The Washington Post’s Jason Horowitz and Michael Shear: “The Book of Sarah embraces God & Todd” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: “McCain mum on Palin’s campaign account” LINK

The Hill's Sam Youngman: "My focus is on ’10, Palin tells Oprah" LINK

The New York Daily News' Michael Saul : "Levi Johnston shoots back at Sarah Palin on Oprah Winfrey's show: 'She was full of it'" LINK

The Washington Times’ Joseph Curl: “On Oprah, Palin Paints Self As Victim” LINK

Time’s James Poniewozik: “Palin On Oprah: Can You See The Real Me?” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Wallsten: “In Palin Tour, No Sign of 2012 Run” LINK


The Hill's Jeffrey Young: "Reid can’t afford any defections" LINK

The Hill's Jim Snyder: "Q&A with Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy Co." LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “GOP Weighs Blocking Obama Judicial Nominee” LINK


ABC News Rick Klein: "Erick Erickson and Bloggers’ War on the GOP Establishment" LINK

The Washington Times’ Donald Lambro: “Ohio Getting a ‘Reddish Tinge’” LINK


The Boston Globe’s Jonathan Saltzman: “Caution, Ambition Mingle In Mass. Attorney General’s Political Journey” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Steven Syre: “Private Equity, Public Gain” LINK


USA Today's Julie Schmit: "China pushes solar, wind power development" LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Jim Tankersley: "Now what do the Copenhagen climate talks mean?" LINK


USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: "Supreme Court ruling could play in 2010 governor's races" LINK

The Associated Press: "Post office was $3.8 billion in the red last year" LINK

The Associated Press: "Tobacco execs quickly find tax loophole" LINK

The New York Times’ Julia Preston: “U.S. Attorney Nominee Criticized Over Raids” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju & John Bresnahan: “One-man crusade taking toll on Ensign” LINK

The Los Angeles Times' Greg Miller: "National intelligence director to evaluate CIA missions" LINK

The Boston Globe’s Stephen Smith: “Breast Screening Advice Upended” LINK


"Obama's Stab at 'Chinese Democracy'" LINK

"Jake Tapper on Obama in China" LINK

"Progress for General Motors?" LINK

"Obama: I Have Never Used Twitter" LINK

"Palin-Palooza: Fmr. Gov. Takes Spotlight" LINK

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