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

Nov 17, 2009 4:32am

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, CARRIE HALPERIN and JESSICA HOPPER

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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

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

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND ASIA:

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

HEALTH CARE:

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

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

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

GITMO:

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

JOBS/ECONOMY/HOUSING/BUDGET/TARP:

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

SARAH PALIN:

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

CONGRESS:

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

G.O.P./DEMS:

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

BOSTON SENATE RACE:

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

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

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

OTHER MUST-READS:

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

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

"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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