The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

By Jayce Henderson

Apr 24, 2012 3:30am

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 Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen, Carrie Halperin, and Ashton Marra

PRESIDENT OBAMA:
The Hill’s Amie Parnes: “Obama tries to recapture youth vote” President Obama is making a concerted effort to recapture the support of young voters who have grown skeptical of his administration.  Obama will visit three college campuses in swing states this week, where he’ll try to appeal to young voters by urging Congress to pass legislation to prevent interest rates on subsidized student loans from doubling to 6.8 percent this summer. LINK

MITT ROMNEY:
The Washington Times’ Seth McLaughlin: “Romney, Rubio stump in Pennsylvania” Mitt Romney, campaigning Monday with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, told Pennsylvania supporters that while Tuesday’s Republican primary is important, next fall’s showdown with President Obama is the real battle. LINK

Bloomberg’s Julie Hirschfeld: “Romney Vetting Running Mates to Stump With Rubio” Mitt Romney softened his tone on federal student loan aid and illegal immigrants while campaigning in Pennsylvania alongside Marco Rubio, the first potential running mate to stump with him since Romney became the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. LINK

The Boston Globe’s  Callum Borchers: “Rudy Giuliani endorses one-time rival Mitt Romney” Saying Mitt Romney has “the resume and background for the job,” former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani endorsed the likely Republican nominee for president today. Giuliani, who like Romney vied unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination in 2008, announced his support during an appearance on the Fox News Channel. LINK

USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich: “Time running out for former GOP candidates to endorse Romney” Rick Santorum made Mitt Romney’s path to victory in Pennsylvania’s Tuesday primary easier when he quit the race two weeks ago, but that is all the Pennsylvania native has done to help the GOP front-runner since bowing out. LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Patrick O’Connor and Sara Murray: “Running Mate Dance Begins” Mitt Romney worked to lock up the Republican presidential nomination in a Pennsylvania campaign swing Monday that also served a general-election purpose: debuting a potential running mate. LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Maeve Reston: “Rubio appeals to Latinos on Romney’s behalf” Marco Rubio took the stage with Mitt Romney and delivered what the presidential candidate wanted — a jolt of energy aimed at an uninspired Republican base and a message of inclusion to Latino voters, who have drifted away from the party in droves. LINK

NEWT GINGRICH:
ABC News’ Elicia Dover: “What Will Gingrich’s Super PAC Do With $5 Million?” The super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich’s candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination has $5 million in the bank, thanks to casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s wife, Miriam, the latest Federal Election Commission report revealed. So what will Winning Our Future do with all of that money? The fact is, anything they want to. LINK

Politico’s Ginger Gibson: “Could Newt pull off a Delaware upset?” Newt Gingrich has got a new hope: the tiny but dangerous state of Delaware. With Mitt Romney and the national press corps now focused on the general election, Gingrich is hoping to become the Christine O’Donnell of the 2012 race — rallying the state’s conservatives to pull off an upset victory over the more moderate candidate who never saw it coming. LINK

OTHER:
The New York Times’ Jeremy Peters: “Conservative Groups Spending Heavily in Bid to Win a Senate Majority” The conservative groups that helped Republicans win the House in 2010 are pouring money this year into an aggressive campaign to capture the Senate, a goal that they consider just as vital as winning the White House. LINK

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Romney Recalls Vacations in ParisLINK
Obama Strikes Heisman PoseLINK

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