The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, May 27, 2010

By Jayson

May 27, 2010 4:28am

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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PRESIDENT OBAMA:

The Washington Post’s Karen DeYoung: “President Obama’s national security strategy looks beyond military might” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut: “When duty calls, President Obama has to put his holidays on hold” LINK

Washington Times’ Kara Rowland: “Obama available to answer queries” LINK

Daily Politics’ Christopher Weber: “Obama Open to Puerto Rico Statehood” LINK

FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The New York Times’ Choe Sang-Hun and Mark Landler: “U.S. Pledges to Help S. Korea at U.N.” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Landler: “U.S. Stands With an Ally, Eager for China to Join the Line” LINK

The Washington Post’s Scott Wilson: “U.S. withdrawal from Iraq will be on time, Vice President Biden says” LINK

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler: “Analysis: North Korea tests U.S. policy of ‘strategic patience’ LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ David Zucchino: “U.S. puts hopes in bedraggled Afghan police” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Andrew Downie: “Brazil’s diplomacy on Iran points to larger ambitions” LINK

TERRORISM / DEFENSE BUDGET:

The Wall Street Journal’s Keith Johnson: “Plot Highlights New Terror Worry” LINK

The Hill’s Roxana Tiron: “Pentagon pitches in as battle over F-35 engine heads for debate in the House” LINK

OIL SPILL:

Politico’s Glenn Thrush, Josh Gerstein and Manu Raju: “President Obama under fire for BP spill response” LINK

Boston Globe’s Bryan Bender: “Air Force attempts to enlist alternative fuel partners” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Power: “Interior’s Salazar Takes Heat From All Sides” LINK

Bloomberg’s Edwin Chen and Julianna Goldman: “Obama Outraged Over BP, Federal Oil Regulators, Axelrod Says” LINK

The Hill’s Russell Berman: “Massive Gulf oil spill drifts toward Obama administration, Democrats” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Ashley Powers and Richard Simon: “Rig mechanic says BP was in a rush despite problems” LINK

JOBS / ECONOMY / FINANCE / BAILOUT:

The Washington Post’s Howard Schneider and Anthony Faiola: “On verge of another crisis, Geithner seeks economic stability in Europe” LINK

The Washington Post’s Lori Montgomery: “Bill on jobless benefits, state financial help scaled back” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Michael Crittenden and Seren NG: “Fed Is Confident of AIG Payback, but Skeptics Remain” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Puzzanghera: “AIG chief says the firm is on ‘clear path’ to repaying bailouts” LINK

IMMIGRATION:

ABC News’ Huma Khan: “Police Chiefs Slam Arizona Immigration Law: ‘It’s Very Divisive” LINK

The New York Times’ Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Immigration Overhaul Advocates Question Troops” LINK

The Washington Post’s Spencer Hsu: “U.S. police chiefs say Arizona immigration law will increase crime” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Jim Carlton and Tamara Audi: “Arizona Law Cuts Two Ways in GOP Races” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ana Campoy: “Obama Plan Raises Hopes and Concerns Along Border” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Miriam Jordan and Evan Perez: “U.S. Court Challenge Likely as Some Police Protest Measure” LINK

DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL:

The New York Times’ Elisabeth Bumiller: “Service Chiefs Seek to Delay Vote on Gays” LINK

G.O.P. / DEMOCRATS:

ABC News’ Teddy Davis: “Justice Scalia Praises Elena Kagan’s Lack of Judicial Experience” LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: “Dems trim jobs bill to woo moderates” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown: “White House cool to derivatives ban” LINK

The New York Daily News’ Adam Lisberg: “Ex-Rep. Vito Fossella: Thanks for endorsement, Staten Island GOP, but no thanks” LINK

2010 ELECTIONS:

Politico’s Ben Smith: “Does Minuteman support come with a price tag?” LINK

Washington Times’ Joseph Weber: “Rossi announces candidacy for Washington seat” LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Grunwald: “A Sestak Job Offer? Criminally Stupid, Not Criminal” LINK

Time Magazine’s Michael Crowley: “Rand and Ron” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Susan Davis: “Dick Cheney Endorses in S.C. Governor’s Race” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Mary Lu Carnevale: “Staff Shake-Up at Rand Paul Campaign” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Brody Mullins: “Jet Engine Project Divides Lawmakers” LINK

Bloomberg’s Brian Faler and Ryan J. Donmover: “House Set to Vote on Jobs Bill With Buyout Firm Tax Increase” LINK

OTHER:

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz: “Exclusive: Flying Above Afghanistan on F-15E Fighter Combat Mission” LINK

The New York Times’ Jesse McKinley: “Initiative in California Would Change How It Votes” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Reporter Puts on G-Suit for F-15 Embed” Afghanistan LINK

“Obama Speaks Out on ‘Heartbreaking’ Oil Spill” LINK

“Police Chiefs Weigh In On Arizona Immigration Law” LINK

“Anger Over WH Response in Spill in the Gulf” LINK

“Is the Gulf Spill ‘Katrina in Slow Motion” LINK

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