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The Note's Must-Reads for Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Compiled by ABC News' Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Carrie Halperin and Will Cantine

BEAU BIDEN ILL ABC News' Arlette Saenz: " Biden's Son Undergoing Medical Evaluation In Houston" Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, is undergoing medical evaluations in Houston, Texas after suffering from "disorientation and weakness" last week while on family vacation, the vice president's office said in a statement Monday night. The vice president traveled to Houston on Monday morning to be with his son. LINK

The Wall Street Journal's Colleen McCain Nelson: " Joe Biden In Texas After Son Beau Falls Ill" Vice President Joe Biden's son, Beau Biden, is being evaluated in Houston after experiencing an episode of disorientation and weakness last week, the White House said. The vice president has traveled to Texas to be with his son and will remain there at least through Tuesday, according to a schedule released by the White House Monday night. LINK

Politico's Jennifer Epstein: " Biden with son in hospital" Vice President Joe Biden's son Beau, Delaware's attorney general, felt weak and disoriented last week and is being evaluated at a hospital in Texas, the White House said Monday. The vice president traveled with his son to Houston on Monday morning, where Beau Biden is "being evaluated to determine the cause of an episode of disorientation and weakness that he experienced while on vacation with his family last week," the vice president's office said. Beau, 44, is a year older than the vice president's other son, Hunter. LINK

BENGHAZI The Hills' Julian Pecquet: " As Benghazi anniversary nears, Boehner pressed for new probe" Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other House Republicans are coming under increasing pressure to create a special investigative panel ahead of the one-year anniversary of the Benghazi terror attacks. A group of special forces veterans has spent $5,800 for three giant billboards scheduled to go up in Boehner's district this week. LINK

SARAH PALIN The New York Daily News' Leslie Larson: " Sarah Palin could 'rehabilitate herself' with Senate bid, Bill Kristol predicts" Sarah Palin could rise again, conservative pundit Bill Kristol predicts. The Weekly Standard editor says Palin could "resurrect herself…or rehabilitate herself" with a 2014 Senate bid in Alaska. "She can still shape the debate, she has a great political touch," he told ABC News Sunday. LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA Bloomberg's Margaret Talev & Lisa Lerer: " Obama Meets With Financial Regulators on Dodd-Frank Progress" President Barack Obama met with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and other financial regulators to urge quicker progress on implementing the Dodd-Frank law. The closed-door meeting at the White House today also included Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew, the Comptroller of the Currency, the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the acting director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and the chairmen of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., National Credit Union Administration, and Securities and Exchange Commission. LINK

GOP The Washington Times' Seth McLaughlin: " A possible candidate is born: Sen. Ted Cruz a 'wild card' for GOP presidential bid" Sen. Ted Cruz has released his birth certificate, visited the states that traditionally open the Republican presidential race and cemented himself as one of the few no-holds-barred foes of Obamacare. Taken together, the moves signal that the 42-year-old Texan - elected to the Senate less than a year ago - is seriously considering a run for the White House. LINK

EGYPT The New York Times' David D. Kirkpatrick: " Egypt in Tumult as Court Orders Mubarak Freed" A court on Monday ordered the release of former President Hosni Mubarak, and for the first time it was conceivable he might go free - a measure of how far the tumult now shaking Egypt has rolled back the sweeping changes and soaring hopes that followed his exit two and a half years ago. LINK

The Washington Post's Liz Sly: " Backing Egypt's generals, Saudi Arabia promises financial support" audi Arabia is emerging at the forefront of a forceful effort by Persian Gulf monarchies to back Egypt's new military leaders, exacerbating a fierce struggle for influence in the chaotic and increasingly leaderless Arab world and putting the Saudis at odds with the United States, a long-standing ally. LINK

CAROLINE KENNEDY The USA Today's Fredreka Schouten: " Caroline Kennedy Could Be Worth $250 Million" Caroline Kennedy's personal fortune could be worth $250 million, according to Kennedy's financial disclosure statement. Kennedy, the daughter of late President John F. Kennedy, is required to disclose her financial holdings as part of her nomination as U.S. ambassador to Japan. LINK

The Wall Street Journal: " Caroline Kennedy Discloses Financial Details" President Barack Obama's nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, has disclosed a hefty net worth and said she is going to step down from a host of boards if she is confirmed to represent the U.S. Ms. Kennedy's financial figures, released by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, included wide ranges for individual assets, making it impossible to get an exact picture of her net worth. LINK

OBAMAS' NEW DOG, SUNNY |ABC News' Mary Bruce: " Meet Sunny, The Obamas' New Puppy" The Obamas have welcomed another member to the family: Sunny, their new 1-year-old puppy. Bo's new baby sister, also a Portuguese water dog, made her public debut this evening. The White House introduced Sunny in a blog, complete with photos and a slow-motion video of Bo and the puppy playing on the South Lawn. LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEO " Young Girl Asks Congressman For Help With Undocumented Dad" LINK

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