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  • White House tour unlocks the secrets of the West Wing [Commentary]

    White House tour unlocks the secrets of the West Wing [Commentary]
    I am here to report that the White House Oval Office is not an abstraction. It's a real place. And that President Obama keeps a bowl of fresh apples on the coffee table for guests to partake of. By the way, the room is not nearly as spacious or as...
  • Helen Thomas' Arab ancestry was no excuse for her anti-Semitic views

    Helen Thomas' Arab ancestry was no excuse for her anti-Semitic views
    Susan Reimer's column about pioneering female journalist Helen Thomas makes light of Ms. Thomas' vicious comments about Jews that ended her career ("Helen Thomas opened journalism for women," July 25). Ms. Thomas' views were not simply "intemperate" and...
  • Helen Thomas was a journalist who wasn't afraid to speak up for Palestinians' rights

    Helen Thomas was a journalist who wasn't afraid to speak up for Palestinians' rights
    Letter writer Jerry Levin's assessment of the journalist Helen Thomas as a "hateful old bigot" because she dared to criticize Israel's treatment of the Palestinians could not be further from the truth ("Helen Thomas was a path breaker — but also a...
  • Concert, mitzvot pay tribute to murdered teens

    Since the news broke on June 30 that the three Israeli teenagers (Naftali Frenkel, 16, Gilaad Sha'ar, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19) kidnapped by Hamas terrorists on June 12 were murdered, it has become harder and harder to imagine peace ever coming to the...
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  • Larry Speakes dies at 74; served as President Reagan's press secretary

    Larry Speakes, who strained to mediate between a hungry press corps and a media-distrustful White House during six years as President Reagan's press secretary, has died. He was 74. Speakes died in his sleep Friday at his home in Cleveland, Miss. He...
  • Helen Thomas dies at 92; pioneering journalist

    Helen Thomas, the tenacious and feisty dean of the White House press corps who covered 10 presidents and was a trailblazer for female journalists, has died. She was 92. A syndicated columnist for Hearst News Service after spending most of her career...
  • Helen Thomas, Pioneering White House Correspondent, Dies at 92

    Helen Thomas, Pioneering White House Correspondent, Dies at 92
    Helen Thomas, the pioneering female journalist who questioned 10 U.S. presidents from her front-row seat at White House press conferences, has died. She was 92. The Associated Press reported her death. She lived in Washington for more than six decades....
  • Pioneering Reporter Helen Thomas Dead at 92

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill 10 presidents -- often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions, died Saturday. She was 92. For...
  • White House "Copyright Czar" Steps Down

    Victoria Espinel, the first White House intellectual property coordinator, has stepped down after almost four years in the post, according to industry sources. Espinel's final day on the job was Friday. Howard Shelanski, administrator of the Office of...
  • Goldberg: The real Helen Thomas

    Goldberg: The real Helen Thomas
    In the movie "Animal House," the Deltas are put on trial for their antics. When offered a chance to defend themselves, the best argument the fraternity's president can come up with is, "But sir, Delta Tau Chi has a long tradition of existence to its...
  • Obama Postpones Latino Music Concert After Navy Shootings

    In light of the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, the White House has postponed Monday night's scheduled concert in the East Room that was to feature Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Arturo Sandoval, Lila Downs and other musicians to honor Hispanic...