Magazine article Insight on the News

News from the Briefs Bunker

Magazine article Insight on the News

News from the Briefs Bunker

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Thanks to a reader in Arizona for sending a clip about "Hillary's hidden agenda." The item notes that Hillary Clinton's public schedule neglected to mention her attendance at a private fund-raising reception at the Washington home of Hani Masri -- described as a close associate of Yasser Arafat -- and then at another fund-raising event at the Virginia home of Rafat Mahmood, a Pakistani-American real-estate developer. Noting that the events were closed to the press, our correspondent wonders, "What does she have to hide?" In the course of hunting up explanations for that inquiry, we found that Clinton had, in fact, been questioned on the matter of Pakistani-American contributions to her campaign when her husband was planning a trip to Islamabad. She responded: "If anybody thinks they can influence the president by making a contribution to me, they are dead wrong, and I think there is no evidence of that."

* Having a publicly posted address and e-mail allows this column to receive an interesting array of pitches, in addition to notes from readers. Everything gets read, of course, and probably an inordinate amount of time was recently devoted to perusal of a booklet touting the virtues of "Vitamin O," a substance previously unknown to us here in the Briefs Bunker. …

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