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Politics Daily Scribe Heads Back to High School

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Politics Daily‘s Jill Lawrence is not really going back to high school, but she did head back to Long Island’s Syosset High in spirit to write a story about the famous alums with whom she shared a school.

Classmates include NBC News national investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff, former WaPo reporter Peter Carlson, Heritage Foundation fellow and wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, Elaine Chao and LAT congressional reporter Janet Hook.

Back in high school, Lawrence writes, Isikoff “was not passionate about journalism or politics, but he wasn’t entirely without the skills he would later need.” He told her, “I used to argue with people all the time.”

Another alum is actress Natalie Portman, whom Isikoff tried to engage in high school banter at the 2009 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner. “I tried to engage her on the Syosset connection,” Isikoff recalled. “I said, ‘You and I have something in common.’ She looked at me like, ‘What could I possibly have in common with you?’”

Read the full story here.

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