Here's some national news of local interest in the Newsweek that hits newsstands Monday.
According to a PR Newswire release:
POLITICS: "So Happy Together" (p. 31). Investigative Correspondent Mark Hosenball reports that the Clintons' billionaire archenemy, best known as the man behind a "vast right-wing conspiracy" that Hillary Clinton said was out to destroy her and her husband, Richard Mellon Scaife, is recently eager to endear himself to the former president. While Scaife isn't ready to sign on to Hillary's campaign-he's still a Republican. But Scaife's lawyer, Yale Gutnick, says Bill Clinton and Richard Mellon Scaife are now members of a "mutual admiration society."
In the story, Mark Hosenball (with help from Michael Isikoff) writes:
Clinton, pouring on the charm, greeted Scaife like an old friend. "President Clinton believes in redemption and moving forward," says spokeswoman Jennifer Hanley. Ruddy says they talked about Clinton's charitable work and avoided opening old wounds. After receiving the full Bill treatment, Scaife left with a new outlook on the man he had once set out to crush. Scaife isn't ready to sign on to Hillary's campaign—he's still a Republican. But his lawyer, Yale Gutnick, says Bill Clinton and Richard Mellon Scaife are now members of a "mutual admiration society." Cue the apocalypse.
NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/November 19, 2007 Issue (on newsstands Monday, November 12)