The Note’s Must-Reads for Friday, May 28, 2010

By Jayson

May 28, 2010 4:39am

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, BEN FORER, CARRIE HALPERIN and GEORGIA DAWKINS

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OBAMA / ADMINISTRATION:

The New York Times: “Obama Promises Response on Question of Job Offer” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut and Ed O’Keefe: “President Obama will Skip Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ Martin Fackler: “U.S. and Japan Reach Okinawa Deal” LINK

NATIONAL SECURITY / CIA / WAR SPENDING / COAST GUARD:

The New York Times’ David Sanger and Peter Baker: “New U.S. Strategy Focuses on Managing Threats” LINK

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage: “U.N. Official Set to Ask U.S. to End C.I.A. Drone Strikes” LINK

The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “Senate Approves Nearly $60 Billion for Wars” LINK

The Washington Post’s Craig Whitlock and Dana Hedgpeth: “Congress pursues F-35 engine that Defense Secretary Robert Gates doesn’t want” LINK

The Washington Post’s Spencer Hsu: “Critics say plan to cut Coast Guard personnel will harm readiness for crises” LINK

OIL SPILL:

ABC News’ Jake Tapper: “President Obama: I Take Responsibility” LINK

ABC News’ Jake Tapper, Karen Travers and Sunlen Miller: “President Obama: Fed Gov’t in Charge of Efforts to Contain Oil Spill, Not BP” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: “Mary Landrieu: President Obama will pay politically for spill” LINK

Politico’s Eamon Javers and Carol E. Lee: “Obama punts on Birnbaum exit” LINK

The New York Times’ Peter Baker: “Obama Offers Regret Mixed Resolve” LINK

The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty: “Obama struggling to show he’s in control of oil spill” LINK

The Washington Post: “Thad W. Allen in the spotlight as the face of the federal response to the gulf oil spill” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anita Kumar: “Halt in offshore drilling cuts funds for Virginia’s transportation projects” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut: “Democratic strategist James Carville upsetabout oil spill; White House pushes back” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jared A. Favole, Stephen Power and Guy Chazan: “Obama Vows Tougher Stance on Oil Industry” LINK

Bloomberg’s Julianna Goldman and Edwin Chen: “Obama Extends Moratorium as MMS Chief Steps Down” LINK

Bloomberg’s David Wethe and Jeff Plungis: “BP Oil Spill Find Deficiencies, Disagreements” LINK

Politics Daily’s Alex Wagner: “Obama’s Oil Spill Response: On Top of It, or Too Little Too Late?” LINK

FINANCE / ECONOMY:

The Wall Street Journal’s Ian Talley: “Geithner Rallies Europe on Growth” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Martin Vaughan: “Debt Worries Stall House Bill” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s John D. McKinnon: “Congress Weighs a Pension Bailout” LINK

Bloomberg’s William Selway and Terrance Dopp: “World’s Wealthy Tapped for Cash as Governments Tax High Incomes” LINK

Bloomberg’s Roger Runningen and Hans Nichols: “Obama Strategy Puts Emphasis on Economics, Alliances” LINK

HEALTH CARE:

The New York Times’ Robert Pear: “Employers Urged to Act Now to Expand Health Plans” LINK

DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL:

ABC News’ Huma Khan and Z. Byron Wolf: “House Votes to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ as Vote Nears in Senate” LINK

Politico’s Jen Dimascio: “House votes to repeal Don’t Ask” LINK

The New York Times’ David Herszenhorn and Carl Hulse: “House Votes to Allow Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Law” LINK

The Washington Post’s Perry Bacon Jr. and Ed O’Keefe: “House votes to end a don’t ask, don’t tell policy” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Peter Spiegel: “House Votes to End Military Gay Ban” LINK

2010 ELECTIONS:

Washington Times’ Joseph Weber: “Obama comments on Sestak flap” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael Howard Saul: “Probe Complicates Cuomo Endorsement” LINK

IMMIGRATION:

The New York Times’ Randal Archibold: “Arizona Law Is Stoking Unease among Latinos” LINK

The New York Times’ Abby Goodnough: “A Massachusetts Move on immigration Law” LINK

G.O.P. / DEMOCRATS:

The Washington Post’s T.W. Farnam: “Small donors come up big for GOP candidates” LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: “Dems race to pass spending, delay cuts” LINK

SUPREME COURT:

ABC News’ Suzan Clarke: “Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Backs Elena Kagan Nomination” LINK

Bloomberg’s Greg Stohr: “Kagan Would End Gender Bar as Third Female Justice” LINK

OTHER / GITMO:

ABC News’ Ariane de Vogue and Devin Dwyer: “’Intimidation’ Factor? Congress Seeks Greater Scrutiny of Guantanamo Detainee Lawyers” LINK

Politico’s Glenn Thrush and Josh Gerstein: “Obama: The sludge stops here” LINK

Boston Globe’s Farah Stockman: “Kerry pushes for tougher controls on aid to Pakistan” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Obama on Birnbaum: ‘I don’t know” LINK

“Obama on Oil: ‘We can always do better” LINK

“Salazar Says Birnbaum Resigned on ‘Own Terms” LINK

“Obama on Oil Leak: ‘We are going to stop it” LINK

“The Oil Spill Impact on ‘Top Line” LINK

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