Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByAnemona Hartocollis, Amy Harmon and Mitch Smith July 29, 2018 He had perfect scores — on his SAT, on three SAT subject tests and on nine Advanced Placement exams — and was ranked first in his high school class of 592. An admissions officer who reviewed his application to Harvard called him “the proverbial picket fence,” the embodiment of the American dream, saying, “Someone we’ll fight over w/ Princeton, I’d guess.” But in the end, the student was wait-listed and did not get in. Generations of high school students have applied to Harvard thinking that if they checked all the right boxes, they would be admitted. But behind the curtain, Harvard’s much-feared admissions officers have a whole other set of boxes that few ambitious high school students … [Read more...] about ‘Lopping,’ ‘Tips’ and the ‘Z-List’: Bias Lawsuit Explores Harvard’s Admissions Secrets
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HOW WASHINGTON REALLY WORKS – “How the Pentagon plays to win,” by Darren Samuelsohn and Anna Palmer: “The country’s most senior military commanders filed into a Capitol Hill hearing room in June, sat in front of TV cameras and promised to stamp out military sexual assault … But privately, Pentagon lawyers and advisers were trying to limit just how much they’d have to do. Over the past three months, Pentagon lawyers and legislative officials met with senior lawmakers and aides, including the Senate Armed Services Committee staff director and its top lawyer, to persuade them to shut down a movement led by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to take the chain of command out of sexual assault cases. … [I]f the negotiated package becomes law, it won’t amount to much of an overhaul since most of the toughest steps Congress will have asked the Pentagon to take in 25 years of promising to solve the problem aren’t even new. … … [Read more...] about OBAMA’S PRAGMATISM gives his presidency an aging air: ‘The wind has already gone out of his sails’ – BUT, BUT, BUT: POTUS TO GET VOTES on five key nominees in next two weeks
VICTORY LAP: Gov. Chris Christie will appear live on-set in New York with George Stephanopoulos on “This Week,” and will also do Sunday interviews from New York with “Face,” “Meet” and “Fox News Sunday.” BULLETIN – “World's top diplomats to join Iran nuclear talks,” by AP’s George Jahn in Geneva: “Four world powers are dispatching their top diplomats to Geneva on Friday to add their weight to negotiations aimed at putting initial limits on Iran's ability to make atomic weapons. French, British and German foreign ministers are joining Secretary of State Kerry.” Story Continued Below --“Furious Israel confronts U.S., rejects proposed Iran nuclear deal,” by Reuters’ Crispian Balmer in Jerusalem: “Israel's worst fears will be realised if a proposed deal by world powers goes ahead with Tehran, sharply curtailing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu options in his campaign against … [Read more...] about OBAMA: CANCELLATIONS ‘scary’
WELCOME TO HILLARY WEEK! TRUTH BOMB 1: “Hard Choices” is a newsless snore, written so carefully not to offend that it will fuel the notion that politics infuses every part of her life. In this book, like in “The Lego Movie” theme song, everyone is awesome! TRUTH BOMB 2: It probably won't matter. Reporters all raced to get pieces of the book first, the rollout has been masterful, and Americans will see Secretary Clinton at her most likable. Story Continued Below TODD S. PURDUM, “When the book is the hook”: “She already has two best-sellers under her belt. She has 100 percent name recognition, prohibitive political support in the polls – and more money than most ordinary people could ever dream of. So why does Hillary Clinton need another book? … [T]he rollout of ‘Hard Choices,’ which officially begins [tomorrow], presents a perfect way to gather priceless retail consumer data that can later be put to political … [Read more...] about HRC BOOK TOUR WILL YIELD SCADS OF CONSUMER DATA THAT COULD BE USED IN A CAMPAIGN — TUCKER BOUNDS leaves Facebook to run media start-up — CHRIS CHRISTIE to join Jimmy Fallon on Thu.
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]) and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) Good Wednesday morning – enjoy the last day of September. Story Continued Below PLAYBOOK CONTEST! How much did the top two candidates on each side raise for their official campaigns in Q3 (ends at midnight)? Whoever is closest wins bragging rights in the world’s most plugged-in audience – plus lunch with Mike, Daniel and the Politico of your choice. (You pick the spot.) To enter: http://bit.ly/1MZUIz2 THE CONVERSATION: Michael Bloomberg, a.k.a. the Mayor of the World, has gotten a new surge of pleas to run for president over the past month, making him the most-buzzed-about current non-candidate whose name isn’t Joe Biden. “This is not something he’s pursuing,” a friend said. “People do approach him and say: ‘You oughta do this.’” The pleas to Bloomberg – which he enjoys, but is politely waving off – result … [Read more...] about POLITICO Playbook, presented by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) – BLOOOMBERG ’16 BUZZ — PLAYBOOK CONTEST: Nail the Q3 winners – HUMA EMAIL: ‘I believe in Hillary — do you, Mike?’ — B’DAY: Craig Minassian, Ari Shapiro, Curt Anderson