We begin today with our top story. Breaking news coming out of Washington, Helen Thomas, the longtime White House correspondent for first United Press and later Hearst, has reportedly died. She had covered every presidential administration from Eisenhower to President Obama. She retired in 2010, after negative comments about the Israeli-Palestine conflict. She said that Jews should get out of Palestine and go back home, which she interpreted as possibly Germany, anywhere but Palestine.
Helen Thomas was an institution in Washington due to her long service covering the White House. She broke many barriers in Washington journalism, she was the first female officer of the National Press Club, the first female member and President of the White House Correspondents’ Association, and the first female member of the Gridiron Club.
Helen Thomas was 92 years old.
UPDATED: The Associated Press has now confirmed Thomas’s death.