Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas was an American author and former news service reporter, member of the White House Press Corps and columnist. She worked for the United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent, and later as White House bureau chief. She was an opinion columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010, writing on national affairs and the White House. Among other books, she was the author of Front Row at The White House: My Life and Times. Helen passed away on July 20, 2013.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007
US Muddles Along In The Middle East
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has a mess on its hands in the Middle East, due to its inept policies in Iraq and Palestine.
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Friday, May 11, 2007
Bush Passes The Buck On Iraq
WASHINGTON -- President Bush still has to learn "the buck stops here" when it comes to presidential decisions.
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Friday, April 20, 2007
Public Service Is Not All About Glory
Washington -- I remember how President Kennedy constantly urged young people to go into public service, telling them it could be the crown of their careers.
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Friday, April 13, 2007
Pelosi's 'Mixed Message' to Syria Is More Direct Than The President's
Vice President Dick Cheney has accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of "bad behavior" for visiting Damascus and talking to Syrian President Bashar Assad.Look who's talking -- the man who told the world he knew where the weapons of mass destruction were in Iraq in the run-up to the U.S. invasion. Have you heard any apologies or mea culpas from Cheney even after he was proved wrong? Of course not.
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Friday, March 16, 2007
Gonzales Needs to Remember Loyalties
WASHINGTON -- If there is one federal agency that should always be squeaky clean, it is the Justice Department. But under Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the nation's chief law enforcement officer, an embarrassing stench has arisen in the department because of the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.
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Friday, March 02, 2007
Bush Doesn't Think Father Knows Best
WASHINGTON -- President Bush has told his sensitive father, former President George H.W. Bush, not to pay any attention to the news, especially all those painful Bush-bashing reports. In a recent interview with C-SPAN, the younger Bush said he is more concerned about his father "than I ever have been in my life because he is paying too much attention to the news."
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Friday, February 23, 2007
Bush Full of 'Red-Hot Baloney' on Iran
Is President Bush going to attack Iran? That question looms large around the world, as if he doesn't have enough on his plate with Iraq.
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Friday, January 26, 2007
Congress Responds to Bush's Iraq Plea
On Wednesday, with the applause for his State of the Union speech just a fading memory, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee gave its answer to Bush's plea. By a 12-9 vote, the panel approved a non-binding resolution telling Bush that his plan to escalate the U.S. military presence in Iraq was "not in the national interest." The full Senate will vote on the issue next week.
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Friday, November 17, 2006
Neocons Blame Bush for Iraq Fiasco
The mid-term elections sounded the requiem for the group of neoconservatives who helped design the disastrous U.S. invasion of Iraq.
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Friday, November 03, 2006
Election a Referendum on War and on Administration's Credibility
WASHINGTON - The war in Iraq is the issue in the critical Nov.7 election -- and it should be. Voters surely will want to have a say on the national policy that has taken a huge human toll of casualties, both American and Iraqi, and is draining the U.S. Treasury.
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