The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, May 26, 2010

By Jayson

May 26, 2010 5:43am

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The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman and Jeffrey Ball: “U.S. to Toughen Drill Rules” LINK

Politics Daily’s Eleanor Clift: “Hillary Clinton to Defense? How About VP? A Musical Chairs Scenario LINK


The New York Times’ Sabrina Tavernise: “U.S. Heads a Cast of Villains in Pakistan’s Conspiracy Talk” LINK

The New York Times’ Mark Landler: “Little Progress on Korea Dispute in China Talks” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe: “Sens. John McCain and Tom Coburn propose cuts to offset war spending” LINK

Politics Daily’s Christopher Weber: “More U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Than Iraq for the First Time” LINK


The Washington Post’s Anthony Faiola and Brady Dennis: “U.S. Europe fall out of step on global financial reform” LINK

The Washington Post’s Brady Dennis: “Senators appointed to hammer out differences with House on Financial overhaul” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Paletta and Victoria McGrane: “Frank Targets Requirement to Spin Off Operations” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Luca Di Leo: “Bernanke Continues Fight Against More Fed Scrutiny” LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: “House Democrats would add $50 billion in domestic spending to war legislation” LINK


The New York Times’ Helene Cooper and John Broder: “BP’s Ties to Agency Are Long and Complex” LINK

The New York Times’ Gardiner Harris: “Crisis Places Focus on Beleaguered Agency’s Chief” LINK

The Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut: “Amid criticism over oil spill, Obama will visit Gulf Coast again” LINK

The Washington Post’s Shailagh Murray: “Republicans escalate criticism of oil spill response” LINK

Bloomberg’s Nicholas Johnston and Kim Chipman: “Obama to Revamp Drilling Rules as Demands Grow to Take On BP” LINK


The New York Times’ Randal Archibold: “Obama to Send Up to 1,200 Troops to Border” LINK

The Washington Post’s Michael Shear and Spencer Hsu: “President Obama to send more National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Keith Johnson: “Obama to Send 1,200 Troops to Mexican Border” LINK


The New York Times’ Matt Bai: “2010’s Debates Still Trapped in the 1960s” LINK

Washington Times’ Joseph Weber: “Turnout in primaries complicates ‘enthusiasm gap’ debate” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Stu Woo: “GOP Rivals Bash California Icon” LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Ana Campoy: “Big Texas Deficit Puts Governor in Tight Spot” LINK


The New York Times’ Carl Hulse: “Republican Senators’ Lunch With Obama Is Marked by Spirited Confrontations” LINK

Politico’s Manu Raju: “President Obama clashes with McCain in Republican luncheon” LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Lisa Mascaro: “House Republicans unveil online ‘megaphone’ for voters” LINK

The Hill’s Julian Pecquet: “Dems say 9/11 first responders have earned guaranteed healthcare” LINK

The Hill’s Walter Alarkon: “House Democrats would add $50 billion in domestic spending to war legislation” LINK

The Hill’s Jared Allen and Roxana Tiron: “GOP to defend ‘Don’t ask, Don’t Tell” LINK


The New York Times’ Charlie Savage: “Bill Puts Scrutiny on Detainees’ Lawyers” LINK

Washington Times’ Stephen Dinan: “CBO says stimulus kept unemployment rate lower” LINK

Bloomberg’s Catherine Dodge and Laura Litvan: “Obama’s Meeting With Republican Senators Called ‘Very Tense’ LINK


ABC News’ Jake Tapper, Luis Martinez and Huma Khan: “Congress Could Vote to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ Policy This Week” LINK

Washington Times’ David Eldridge, Sean Lengell and Hillary May: “Delay urged on military gay ban” LINK

Politico’s Jen Dimascio and Jonathan Allen: “Robert Gates backs ‘Don’t ask’ deal” LINK


ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Obama Authorizes Deployment of More National Guard Troops Along Border” LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein and Jonathan Allen: “Barack Obama orders Guard to Mexican border” LINK

USA Today’s Kevin Johnson: “Police coalition challenges Arizona Law” LINK


ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Post-Racial America? Not Yet, Civil Rights Legend Andrew Young Says” LINK

ABC News’ Ariane de Vogue: “Memorial Beads or Gang Symbol? Student Suspended for Wearing Rosary” LINK

New York Daily News’ Corky Siemaszko: “Sarah Palin’s got a new neighbor! Oh no, it’s Joe McGinniss, who’s writing an expose about her” LINK

The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe: “Federal Protective Service chief gets new job at Homeland Security Department” LINK

Politico’s David Rogers: “White House mixed signals muddle funding” LINK

Politics Daily’s Mary C. Curtis: “Rand Paul, Michael Steele: Fighting to Keep the Liberty in Libertarianism” LINK


“Honoring the 11 Fallen of Deepwater Horizon” LINK

“Republicans Launch ‘America Speaking Out” LINK

“Don’t Ask, Don’t tell’ Debate Heats Up” LINK

“Republicans Say They Are ‘Ready to Listen” LINK

“The President Hosts Award-Winning Small Business Owners” LINK

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