Madam Secretary

Assorted Clinton links

•Regarding the three American hikers detained in Iran who are to be tried there for espionage, Secretary Clinton today said: "[W]ith respect to the three hikers, we consider this a totally unfounded charge. There is no basis for it. … We appeal to the Iranian leadership to release these three young people and free them ...

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Regarding the three American hikers detained in Iran who are to be tried there for espionage, Secretary Clinton today said: "[W]ith respect to the three hikers, we consider this a totally unfounded charge. There is no basis for it. … We appeal to the Iranian leadership to release these three young people and free them as soon as possible." (Will husband Bill have to fly over for a rescue mission, as he did with the American journalists detained in North Korea.)

In remarks Friday at the American Pakistan Foundation’s inaugural gala benefit, Clinton said, "Pakistan is a nation close to my heart," but added that the United States and Pakistan have a "trust deficit":

During my October trip, I experienced the skepticism felt by many in Pakistan about America’s motives and commitment. This trust deficit holds us back from working together as well as we could and as well as we must."

Clinton is featured in this month’s issue of Vogue, with the headline "Her Brilliant Career" and an intro that reads, "As Obama’s surprise (and reluctant) pick for Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton brings her star power and stamina to the global stage." Commentary is available at Slate‘s Double XX.

A recent book about women in politics mentions Clinton in the subtitle: You’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe: Sarah, Michelle, Hillary, and the Shaping of the New American Woman.

A Clinton supporter in Texas received a personal letter from the secretary of state that has motivated her to search harder for a "Hillary" bumper sticker to replace the one that was stolen off her car.

Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. @pjaroonFP

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