Morning Read: White House Won’t Rule Out Endorsement, Conservative Love for Harlem Schools

Barack Obama’s spokesman said the president won’t make any endorsement in the New York City mayor’s race.
Later, Obama’s spokesman explained, “I was suggesting [that] we weren’t making an endorsement of Mr. Bloomberg.”
“There is not going to be a primary!” Chuck Schumer yelled out during a fund-raiser for Kirsten Gillibrand.
Kevin Sheekey, at the White House. No tie.
The number of students reading at grade level rose sharply, but critics wonder if the tests are getting easier.
David Brooks cheers the schools in Harlem that “eliminated the black-white achievement gap.”
Rupert Murdoch “made a surprise $5.

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