The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, July 4, 2011

By Jayson

Jul 4, 2011 4:06am

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

Compiled by ABC News Digital News Associates Jayce Henderson, Jacqueline Fernandez and Desk Assistant Amanda VanAllen

The Wall Street Journal’s Amy Schatz and Jeffrey Sparshott: “Graham, McCain Fret About Troop Withdrawals” WASHINGTON—Two senior Republican senators—Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Arizona's John McCain—expressed concerns Sunday about the Obama administration's plans to pull troops out of Afghanistan. LINK

The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold: “With Republicans majority, House loses its resolve for symbolic legislation” Something is off in the House of Representatives: It’s already July 4, and the House still has not yet registered its opinions on bald eagles, motherhood or the American flag. By last Independence Day, the House had already voted to approve Resolution 1409, which declared the bald eagle “an inspiring symbol.” It had approved Resolution 1295, saying that American mothers “have made immeasurable contributions.” Resolution 1429 affirmed that “the United States flag is universally honored.” LINK

The Hill’s Peter Schroeder: “Wall Street looks to fill Treasury Secretary post after Geithner exit” Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's potential departure is highlighting how much Wall Street's reputation might have recovered from the financial crisis — and sparking chatter that one of their own could take his place. Multiple reports indicated Thursday that Geithner is mulling an exit from public service after a deal is struck to raise the debt limit. LINK

The New York Times’ John Broder: “Carmakers and White House Haggling Over Mileage Rules” WASHINGTON — The Obama administration and the auto industry are locked in negotiations over new vehicle mileage and emissions standards that will have a profound effect on the cars Americans drive and the health of the auto industry over the next decade and beyond. LINK

The Washington Post’s Juliet Eilperin: “New vehicle rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions spark debate” Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the president for energy and climate change, makes a forceful case for why we need to slash greenhouse gas emissions from cars and small trucks: It will cut America’s oil consumption; foster the nation’s energy independence; save consumers money at the pump; and help revive domestic auto manufacturers. LINK

ABC News’ Candace Smith and Chris Bury: “Holiday Weekend First Casualty in Minnesota Budget Battle” While many people are looking for a getaway this holiday weekend, campers in Minnesota state parks are instead being told to get lost — just one of many casualties in the state's budget crisis. LINK

The Washington Times’ Chuck Neaubauer: “Reid meets his match in Arizona in land tax-assessment challenge” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, long accustomed to getting public officials to do what he wants, has run into a stumbling block with a local Arizona official. LINK

Politico’s Kendra Marr and Juana Summers: “Hermain Cain hits some speed bumps” Herman Cain’s presidential campaign should be flying high. Last week, the highly anticipated first poll from the Des Moines Register put him in third place, with 10 percent support, ahead of more well-known presidential hopefuls. LINK

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