The Note’s Must-Reads for Monday, June 13, 2011

Jun 13, 2011 4:28am

Compiled by ABC News Digital News Associates and Desk Assistants Jacqueline Fernandez, Jayce Henderson, Claudia Morales and Amanda VanAllen

The New York Times’ Nicholas Confessore: “Obama Seeks to Win Back Wall St. Cash” A few weeks before announcing his re-election campaign, President Obama convened two dozen Wall Street executives, many of them longtime donors, in the White House’s Blue Room. LINK 

The Hills’ Erik Wasson: “NAACP wants Obama, Congress to focus more on creating jobs” The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) wants the Obama administration and Congress to focus above all on addressing unemployment, but is stopping short of calling for a massive new stimulus. “Generally speaking, we first and foremost want them to pay attention to the economy and the high rates of joblessness in the black community,” NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous said Thursday. LINK 

ABC News’ Rick Klein: “'World News' Political Insights: Weiner, Gingrich Fight for Survival” Will he get the message? That's the identical question for two very different politicians — one Democrat, one Republican — in two very different political squeezes this week.  Nothing requires Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-NY, to resign his seat in Congress. And nothing requires former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., to end his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. LINK 

The Washington Post’s Felicia Sonmez: “More photos surface of Rep. Weiner” One day after senior Democratic lawmakers called on Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, nearly a dozen new suggestive photos taken by the New York lawmaker surfaced online. The photos, first reported by the celebrity gossip Web site, show Weiner posing in front of mirrors in the House gym and, in some of them, grabbing his crotch. In one of the photos, Weiner is wearing nothing but a towel held over his groin. LINK 

LA Times’ Paul West: “Republican presidential candidates make bold right turns” Mitt Romney imposed a healthcare mandate before he opposed it. Tim Pawlenty touted a climate change plan that he now disowns. Ditto Jon Huntsman. Republican presidential contenders aren't just debating one another these days. They're disputing their own decisions and disavowing past positions. Their pirouettes reflect a profound shift in the Republican Party, a rightward turn that will be evident on a New Hampshire stage Monday when seven candidates meet in the first major debate of the 2012 campaign. LINK 

The Wall Street Journal’s Jonathan Weisman: “Romney Set to Face Challenge From Right” Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the front-runner in the Republican presidential contest, has solidified his position ahead of an unsettled field and in recent days has received some encouraging poll numbers. LINK 

The Washington Post’s Michael Leahy: “Mitt Romney makes 2012 pitch to N.H. Republicans after 2008 primary loss” His moment is here again, in the state where last time the dream unraveled. Monday night, on a stage in Manchester, Mitt Romney will compete in New Hampshire’s opening debate of the 2012 presidential campaign, his first major test since he lost the 2008 Republican nomination to John McCain. LINK 

The Washington Time’s Seth McLaughlin: “New Hampshire politics requires personal touch” For more than an hour Saturday evening, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty stood in a living room here and played the part that every presidential hopeful has to play to win the New Hampshire primary: political salesman. LINK 

Bloomberg’s Peter Cook and Bob Willis: “Former Utah Governor Huntsman May Declare Candidacy, Says Obama Beatable” Former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman said Democratic President Barack Obama is “absolutely” beatable, given the “economic backdrop,” and said he may decide this week to seek the Republican presidential nomination. “We’ve got everything that any country would hope for in order to hit it out of the ballpark,” said Huntsman in a weekend interview with Peter Cook on Bloomberg Television’s “Bottom Line” in Manchester, New Hampshire. LINK 

The Boston Globe’s Matt Viser: “Clashing GOP fiscal visions take stage” Republicans who have been bashing President Obama’s handling of the economy as they seek to oust him from the White House will get a big chance to showcase their own ideas for leading a financial recovery when they face off tonight in New Hampshire for the first major debate of the GOP primary season. LINK 

USA Today’s Joan Biskupic: “At term’s end, Supreme Court opinions anything but brief” Asked what would happen if the Supreme Court began writing shorter opinions, Chief Justice John Roberts said, "We could all leave earlier in the spring, I guess, than in summer." LINK 

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