The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009

By Jayson

Nov 11, 2009 4:43am

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, KRISTEN RED-HORSE, CLAUDIA MORALES, CARRIE HALPERIN and JESSICA HOPPER

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Washington Post’s Blaine Harden: “North, South Korean ships exchange gunfire” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Spiegel and Yochi Dreazen: “Obama Receives New Afghan Option” LINK

Bloomberg’s John Brinsley and Sachiko Sakamaki: “Obama Pushes Japan as Both Sides Work on Base Dispute” LINK

USA Today’s Ken Dilanian: “Problems plague Afghan power projects” LINK

The Boston Globe’s James F. Smith: “Obama nominates leader for USAID” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman and J. Taylor Rushing: “W.H. denies Afghanistan decision; senators are split” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Alex Rodriguez: “Car bomb in Pakistan marketplace kills 34″ LINK

Politico’s Michael Falcone: “Rahm Emanuel keeps call for settlement halt” LINK

DOMESTIC AFFAIRS:

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Airport Rules Changed After Paul Aide Detained” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Wall Street Journal’s Ruth Simon: “Mortgage Program Gathers Steam After Slow Start” LINK

USA Today’s Richard Wolf: “Some key Obama administration jobs still unfilled” LINK

The Washington Times’ Matthew Mosk: “Obama Looks To Avoid Pitfalls In Asia” LINK

Politico’s Staff: “Obama’s numbers drop” LINK

Politico’s Michael Calderone: “Murdoch doesn’t consider Obama racist: Spox” LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA, VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN AND FORT HOOD MEMORIAL:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “President Obama Honors Fallen at Fort Hood, Alludes to Alleged Assailant’s Faith” LINK

ABC News’ Karen Travers: “Vice President Biden Honors Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan at Ceremony at Fort Lewis” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker and Clifford Krauss: “President, at Service, Hails Fort Hood’s Fallen” LINK

The Washington Post’s Carrie Johnson and Spencer Hsu: “Possible agency missteps debated” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ann Gerhart: “Goodbye to those who now belong to eternity” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jon Ward: “Obama: ‘No faith justifies’ Fort Hood Rampage” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Julian E. Barnes and Josh Meyer: “Military not told about Ft. Hood suspect’s e-mails” LINK

FEDERAL RESERVE/STIMULUS:

The New York Times’ Edmund Andrews: “Under Attack, Fed Chairman Studies Politics” LINK

USA Today’s Matt Kelley: “Despite monitoring, ‘dubious’ stimulus spending seen” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Jenn Abelson and Todd Wallack: “Stimulus job boost in state exaggerated, review finds” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Bryon Wolf and Huma Khan: “Bill Clinton Visits Capitol Hill to Rally Democrats” LINK

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Health Care Overhaul: Is Bipartisanship Dead?” LINK

ABC News’ Bryon Wolf: “Bill Clinton on Health Care: “Worst Thing We Can Do is Nothing” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn: “Reid Says Health Bill Will Be Done by Christmas” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Naftali Bendavid and Janet Adamy: “Bill Clinton Presses Senators to Pass Health Bill” LINK

Bloomberg’s James Rowley and Kristin Jensen: “Clinton Warns Senate on Failure as Health-Bill Timeline Slips” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Haberkorn: “Kennedy’s Proposal Could Stall Health Bill” LINK

The Washington Times’ Jennifer Haberkorn: “Clinton Pushes Democrats To Pass Bill” LINK

The Hill’s J. Taylor Rushing: “Bill Clinton tells Senate Democrats to learn lessons from ’94″ LINK

Politico’s Alex Isenstadt: “Health vote pits Democrat vs. Democrat” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon: “Congress Has History of Reversing Cuts” LINK

The Washington Times’ S.A. Miller: “DeMint tries to ban ‘permanent politicians’” LINK

ENVIRONMENT:

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power and Siobhan Hughes: “Venture Capitalist to Lead Energy Loan Programs” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kim Chipman: “Senate Working on ‘Framework’ for Climate Talks, Lieberman Says” LINK

The Hill’s Jim Snyder: “Climate bill critics battle over costs” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Washington Post’s David Montgomery: “In Congress, injured vets signing on for duty” LINK

Time’s Karen Tumulty: “Breaking News: Bill Clinton Ringtone Mystery Solved” LINK

Politico’s Charles Mahtesian: “10 most interesting showdowns in 2010” LINK

ABC NEWS’ VIDEOS:

“Obama Salutes the Fallen at Fort Hood” LINK

“Stupak Amendment: Surmountable Hurdle for Dems?” LINK

“Jake Tapper’s Full Interview With Obama’ LINK

“Protesters Storm Lieberman Office” LINK

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