The Note’s Must-Reads for Wednesday, June 30, 2010

By Jayson

Jun 30, 2010 5:20am


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, CLAUDIA MORALES, CARRIE HALPERIN, GEORGIA DAWKINS and BEN FORER

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FOREIGN AFFAIRS:

The Los Angeles Times’ Alex Rodriguez and Laura King: “Reconciliation efforts with Afghan militants face major obstacle” LINK

Bloomberg’s Tony Capaccio: “Petraeus: U.S. May Ease Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan” LINK

Washington Times’ Eli Lake: “’Tough fighting’ in Afghanistan, not for Petraeus confirmation” LINK

SUPREME COURT / KAGAN:

ABC News’ Devin Dwyer and Ariane de Vogue: “Kagan Spars with Senate Republicans in Marathon Day of Questioning” LINK

The New York Times’ Charlie Savage and Sheryl Gay Stolberg: “Kagan Follows Precedent by Offering Few Opinions” LINK

The Washington Post’s Robert Barnes: “Roberts led Supreme Court through assertive term” LINK

Time’s Jay Newton-Small: “The Kagan Hearings: More Politics Than Provocation” LINK

Politics Daily’s Andrew Cohen: “Elena Kagan: Day Two of Hearings Reveals Poised, Judicious Court Nominee” LINK

OIL SPILL:

The Los Angeles Times’ Jim Tankersley: “Second pipe may have crippled BP well’s defense mechanism” LINK

Bloomberg’s Kim Chipman: “Obama Pressed to End Foreign-Ship Ban in Debate Over BP Oil Spill Cleanup” LINK

CONGRESS:

The Wall Street Journal’s Damian Palettaand Greg Hitt: “Financial-Rules Redo Passes Major Hurdle” LINK

USA Today: “House GOP Leader John Boehner proposes raising age to collect Social Security” LINK

ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT:

The Hill’s Darren Goode and Ben Geman: “Dems seek to salvage climate provisions after White House meeting” LINK

OTHER:

The Hill’s Sean J. Miller: “Clinton endorses Sen. Bennet’s opponent” LINK

Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown, Jonathan Allen and Meredith Shiner: “Wall Street reform conference reopens” LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS:

“Supreme Sense of Humor” LINK

“Bill Clinton Laughs at Russian Spy Remark” LINK

“Obama on Reform: ‘We’re Going to Get This Done” LINK

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