The Note’s Must-Reads for Tuesday, June 26, 2012

By Amanda VanAllen

Jun 26, 2012 3:57am

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

PRESIDENT OBAMA
ABC News’ Devin Dwyer: “Obama’s Checklist of Choices for Voters” At his 99th fundraiser of the year, on the home turf of rival Mitt Romney’s re-election campaign, President Obama tonight presented a vigorous case for a second term, framing the November vote as a series of personal choices that will have tangible effects on the lives of everyday Americans. LINK

The Washington Post’s Amy Gardner: “Obama continues Bain attack in Shadow of Supreme Court rulings” Undeterred by an onslaught of other events, President Obama renewed his focus on Mitt Romney’s years as a private business leader on Monday, signaling that he is not backing away from the issue of Bain Capital despite calls from other Democrats urging him to turn instead to his own future policies. LINK

The Wall Street Journal’s Carol E. Lee and Colleen McCain Nelson: “Arizona Ruling Helps Obama Court Hispanics” Monday’s Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s illegal-immigration law, though mixed, gives President Barack Obama another chance to appeal to Hispanic voters, a key constituency he needs to energize in his bid to hang onto the White House. Mr. Obama and his presumed GOP opponent, Mitt Romney, are trying to appeal to Hispanic groups, a major voting bloc in many battleground states. LINK

OBAMA & ROMNEY
New York Times’ Trip Gabriel and Helene Cooper: “On the Campaign Trail, Obama and Romney React to the Justices’ Decision” The Supreme Court’s decision on Arizona’s strict immigration law gave President Obama another shot at energizing Latino voters, while Mitt Romney defended states’ aggressive efforts to fight illegal immigration. LINK

The Los Angeles Times’ Michael A. Memoli: “Obama maintains outsourcing attack on Romney” President Obama continued his attack on Mitt Romney and his former firm’s business practices, mocking the response of his rival’s campaign to a report that Bain Capital had invested in companies that shipped jobs overseas. Aides to the former Massachusetts governor disputed the report, saying it had confused the business practices of offshoring and outsourcing. LINK

The Washington Times’ Susan Crabtree: “Obama slams Romney for ‘outsourcing’ work at Bain” President Obama continued to assail Mitt Romney for his record at Bain Capital during a campaign trip to New Hampshire on Monday — at one point mocking his GOP rival for trying to differentiate between outsourcing and offshoring. Dubbing Mr. Romney an “outsourcing pioneer,” the president told an enthusiastic crowd of supporters in Durham, N.H., that Bain was one of the first firms to advise companies to move U.S. jobs to call centers in China and India, a claim the Romney campaign vigorously disputes. LINK

MITT ROMNEY
Politico’s Ginger Gibson: “Mitt Romney mum on immigration ruling” Mitt Romney traveled to the epicenter of the debate over illegal immigration on the same day the Supreme Court ruled on the state’s controversial law, but he had little to say about the decision. “I would have preferred to see the Supreme Court give more latitude to the states, not less,” Romney said at a fundraiser. LINK

The Hills’ Justin Sink: “Romney: Court should give ‘more latitude’ to the states on immigration” Mitt Romney said he “would have preferred to see the Supreme Court give more latitude to the states, not less,” after Monday’s split decision on the Arizona’s controversial immigration law. It was the candidate’s most extensive comments on the issue thus far. LINK

USA Today’s Catalina Camia: “Romney: States should have ‘latitude’ on immigration” Mitt Romney is criticizing the Supreme Court’s ruling on immigration, saying states should have been given “more latitude.” The Associated Press reports Romney told donors at a gathering in Scottsdale, Ariz., that immigration policy has “become a muddle.” LINK

DEMOCRATS
Bloomberg’s Hans Nichols: “Democrats May Drop Speedway Event At Charlotte Convention” Democrats are considering canceling their political convention’s kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, as party planners grapple with a roughly $27 million fundraising deficit, according to two people familiar with matter. LINK

ABC NEWS VIDEOS
Obama Jokes About Bribing Voters With Ice CreamLINK

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