The Note’s Must-Reads for Thursday, June 28, 2012

By Amanda VanAllen

Jun 28, 2012 4:32am

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 and Amanda VanAllen

HEALTH CARE
ABC News’ Emily Friedman: “Romney Predicts Sleepless Night in the White House on Eve of Supreme Court Decision” On the eve of the Supreme Court’s decision as to whether President Obama’s health care law  is constitutional, Mitt Romney bounded into the battleground state of Virginia and predicted a sleepless night in the White House. LINK

Politico’s Josh Gerstein: “Supreme Court health care ruling: Win-lose scenarios” As the climactic Supreme Court announcement nears, all of Washington is on the edge of their seats. Will President Barack Obama’s entire health law go down Thursday? Just the individual mandate? Will the whole thing be upheld? Will the decision be 5-4, or 6-3, or — don’t faint, pundits — 4-2-3? LINK

Boston Globe’s Tracy Jan: “Health care ruling may redefine reaches of federal power” Thursday’s highly anticipated Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s signature domestic achievement to expand health insurance to tens of millions of Americans will undoubtedly inject new drama into the 2012 for president and may reroute the American health care economy. But for all the potential for the case to become a referendum on Obama’s presidency, the historic decision also represents an opportunity for the justices to redefine the reaches of federal power. LINK

The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson: “Mitt Romney shifts focus from Post article on Bain to health-care law” On the eve of the Supreme Court decision on President Obama’s health-care law, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney predicted Wednesday that “they’re not sleeping real well at the White House tonight.” He said that the court’s decision is a constitutional one, but that “one thing we already know, however, we already know it’s bad policy and it’s gotta go.”  LINK

The Hills’ Niall Stanage: “Ruling will be verdict on Obama as a leader” The Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling Thursday will deliver a definitive judgment on President Obama’s effectiveness as a leader. If the law is upheld, Obama’s victory — which came after he ignored the counsel of those who argued for a more incremental approach — will be preserved and bolstered. LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Paul West: “Romney: Obama ‘not sleeping real well’ on eve of healthcare ruling” On the eve of a Supreme Court healthcare ruling that could recast the presidential contest, Mitt Romney was introduced to a Virginia crowd by a conservative Republican who warned last winter that the GOP would be giving up the healthcare issue if they nominated the former Massachusetts governor. Virginia Atty. Gen. Ken Cuccinelli, a conservative and one of the first state officials in the nation to sue the federal government over the Affordable Care Act, welcomed Romney to the stage and called him the next president of the United States. LINK

USA Today’s David Jackson: “Obama, Romney try out health care lines” Listen closely and you can hear President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney hone their health care lines in anticipation of Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling. While they likely disagree on what the justices should do, Obama and Romney both say that voters will make ultimate decisions on health care policy. LINK

PRESIDENT OBAMA
ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Obama Campaign Memo Punctuates Week of Outsourcing Attacks” On the eve of the Supreme Court decision on health care — hours before the news cycle gets a major jolt — Team Obama offered something of a closing argument on a round of attacks against Mitt Romney as an “outsourcing pioneer.” In a memo to reporters, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt argues that, any way you slice it, companies Romney’s Bain Capital invested in and profited from were not benefiting American workers. LINK

Bloomberg’s David Lynch: “Obama Can Only Say Factory Jobs Return Still Being Offset” President Barack Obama said last month he had “good news”: lost American jobs are returning to the U.S. “For a lot of businesses,” the president said at a May 8 event in Albany, New York, “it’s now starting to make sense to bring jobs back home.” For many other businesses, however, it still makes sense to ship them abroad. The net effect of this two-way traffic on the labor market has been virtually invisible so far and — contrary to the administration’s claims about what is known as “reshoring” — will be for years, manufacturing specialists and economists say. LINK

The New York Daily News’ Kristen A. Lee: “New Quinnipiac University, NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls show Obama leading Romney in key swing states” Team Obama awoke to some good news on Wednesday, with two new polls showing President Barack Obama leading Republican rival Mitt Romney in key battleground states. A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday showed Obama beating Romney in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. LINK

The Washington Times’ David Boyer and Cory Brown: “Poll: Obama has edge in three key states” President Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in the key battleground states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, where voters approve of the president’s new immigration policy and rate the candidates about even on handling the economy, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. Mr. Obama leads Mr. Romney 45 percent to 41 percent in Florida, 47 percent to 38 percent in Ohio and 45 percent to 39 percent in Pennsylvania, the survey found. LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr.: “Obama Gains Among Latinos” Americans by a wide margin favor President Barack Obama’s new policy of halting deportations of many young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, a new poll shows. In all, nearly seven in 10 Americans said they favor the administration’s new immigration policy, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Hispanic support approached 90%. LINK

MITT ROMNEY
The New York Times’ Richard Oppel Jr.: “Dimplomatic Crisis Gives Romney Campaign a Chance to Work Out Its Policy” It seemed a ripe opportunity for Mitt Romney: The crisis that unfolded last month over the Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng was a way to hammer President Obama as weak on human rights and unwilling to be assertive with China.  LINK

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