The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, December 23, 2009

By Jayson

Dec 23, 2009 6:16am

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’ JAYCE HENDERSON, PETER MARTINEZ, KRISTEN RED-HORSE and CLAUDIA MORALES

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PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION:

The Wall Street Journal’s Siobhan Gorman: “Cybersecurity Chief to Fill a Post Filled With Challenges” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Sebastian Rotell: “Howard Schmidt named cyber-security czar” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper and Kirit Radia: “Obama Administration Preparing Iranian Sanctions Outside of UN Security Council, Just in CaseLINK

Politico’s Laura Rozen: “Clinton’s holiday travel schedule” LINK

GITMO:

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage: “Plan to Move Guantanamo Detainees Faces a New Delay” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Health Care Overhaul: What’s in It for the People?” LINK

ABC News’ Mathew Jaffe: “Exclusive: Timothy Geithner to Stephanopoulos on Health Care” LINK

ABC News’ Z. Byron Wolf: “Republicans Yield 11 Hours, Final Senate Health Vote Christmas Eve” LINK

Politico’s Patrick O’Connor: “House Dems: We won’t roll over” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: “Senate health bill aftershocks begin” LINK

Politico’s Chris Frates: “Obama tries to distance himself from the public option” LINK

The Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “Health bill faces constitutional challenge” LINK

The New York Times’ David Kirkpatrick: “Drug Industry Girds for Rise in Its Share of Overhaul” LINK

The New York Times’ David Leonhardt: “Last Call on Reforming Health Bill” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn and Robert Pear: “Parties Stay United as Health Bill Clears Steps in Senate” LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson: “Obama lists financial rescue as most important thing of his first year” LINK

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane: “Robert Byrd back in form for Senate health-care vote” LINK

USA Today’s Kathy Kiely: “GOP unlikely to derail health care passage” LINK

The Boston Globe’s Political Intelligence: “President says he’ll wait for health care passage” LINK

The Associated Press’ Erica Werner: “After 2d test, Democrats sure on health bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr.: “Businesses Brace for Health Bill’s Costs” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Greg Hitt and Naftali Bendavid: “One Hurdle Remains in Senate” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Dawn Wotapka and Gary Fields: “Senate Provision Riles the Construction Industry” LINK

Bloomberg’s James Rowley and Nicole Gaouette: “Republicans Assail ‘Cornhusker Kickback’ Deals in Health Debate” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Janet Hook: “Senate healthcare bill may be hard to reconcile with House’s” LINK

The Hill’s Alexander Bolton: “Senate leaders will return next week to plot health conference” LINK

The Hill’s Sam Youngman: “Obama: Public option ‘not the most important’ part of healthcare bill” LINK

ECONOMY / HOUSING / TARP / BANKING:

The Washington Post’s Binyamin Appelbaum and Michael D. Shear: “Obama asks community banks to free up business lending” LINK

USA Today’s The Oval: “Obama (again) urges bankers to lend more money” LINK

USA Today’s Sandra Block: “Retailers going the extra mile to draw shoppers’ dollars” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta: “Community Bankers Meet With Obama as Regulation Fight Heats Up” LINK

Bloomberg’s Rebecca Christie and Kate Andersen Brower: “Obama Pledges More Support for Community Banks to Spur Lending” LINK

The Hill’s Silla Brush: “Obama, small banks to discuss lending” LINK

CENSUS:

USA Today’s Dennis Cauchon and Paul Overberg: “Census reports slow growth in states” LINK

CLIMATE / ENVIRONMENT:

USA Today’s William M. Welch: “In drought, California learns importance of going green” LINK

G.O.P./DEMS:

Politico’s David Rogers: “GOP cuts deal on vote to raise debt” LINK

The Washington Times’ S.A. Miller: “Democratic congressman defects to GOP” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Wallsten: “Alabama Democrat, Vexed by Party’s Agenda, Jumps to GOP” LINK

The Hill’s Molly K. Hooper: Some Republicans knew of Griffith’s decision ‘weeks ago’” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. Mckinnon and Brody Mullins: “Defense Bill Earmarks Total $4 Billion” LINK

TERESA HEINZ:

The Associated Press’ Glen Johnson: “John Kerry’s wife says she’s fighting breast cancer” LINK

OTHER MUST-READS:

The Washington Times’ Chuck Neubauer: “Lobbyist’s kin unlikely campaign contributors” LINK

The Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “Obama pushes smaller banks to offer loans” LINK

Newsweek’s David Parker: “The Filibuster and its Discontents” LINK

The New York Daily News’ David Saltonstall: “Rudy Giuliani shuffles off political stage, citing Rio Olympics business as the main reason” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Karl: Health Care Bill Needs Sales Push” LINK

“Obama: Senate Vote Is ‘Big Victory’ for Reform” LINK

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