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Clinton goes off in Congo

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's characteristic restraint gave way Monday in Kinshasa, Congo, when she snapped at a student who nervously asked her what former President Clinton, as well as former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo, thought about an international loan. "Wait. You want me to tell you what my husband thinks?" Clinton responded. "My husband is not the secretary of state; I am. So you ask my opinion, I will tell you my opinion. I'm not going to be channeling my husband." The student later said he meant to refer to President Obama, not President Clinton — leaving Americans to wonder whether the secretary of state overreacted because she felt overshadowed by her husband's success in liberating two U.S. journalists from North Korea last week.