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Helen Thomas, the longtime White House reporter and first female president of the White House Correspondents Association, died on Saturday at the age of 92. (Washington Post)
Nate Silver is leaving The New York Times for ESPN once his contract with the paper expires in August. He’ll also contribute political reporting and Oscars coverage to ABC. (Times/Politico)
Fox News host Geraldo Rivera tweeted and then deleted a mostly-nude selfie yesterday. The caption: “70 is the new 50.” (Mediaite)
NPR has stepped forward to ask for Helen Thomas’ former seat in the front row of the White House briefing room, according to Michael Calderone.
The seat will be assigned on August 2 by the newly elected White House Correspondents Association board, which will have to decide between NPR, Bloomberg and Read More
Now that Helen Thomas has offered the world her thoughts on Israel, the world has been only too eager to offer its thoughts on her.
Most everyone agrees that retirement was the necessary move. But commentators are divided on the status of her legacy. While some say her 60-odd years of service should outweigh Read More
New iPhone expected to be unveiled today. [BloombergBusinessweek]
Rangel will run again, Paterson couldn’t be happier. [NYDN]
Tawdry details emerge about the men arrested at Kennedy on terrorism charges. [NYP]
Bernie Madoff, white-collar folk hero, apparently says “f**k my victims.” [NYM]
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If the NYTimes.com most-emailed list was curated by - Comment from Digger “O8SERVER” (ha!): “Stem cells, ***** yeah!” New Linux patch could circumvent Microsoft’s FAT patents - O.K., reading that headline was like listening to Charlie Brown’s parents and walking away thinking Bill Gates came Read More
With a decision from the governor just days away, the list of prominent feminist types who have declared support for Caroline Kennedy to fill Hillary Clinton's Senate seat is a short one. Among the best-known are New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, 79-year-old Representative Louise Slaughter and former Kennedy Read More
Tonight, HBO will air a documentary by Rory Kennedy about White House press room mainstay Helen Thomas called Thank You, Mr. President. While less sexy than other HBO fare such as Heidi Fleiss: The Would-Be Madam of Crystal and probably less controversial than Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired, it Read More
The Colbert Report may be the best show on television, but when 60 Minutes flacked the show last night it abandoned its responsibility and didn’t quiz Colbert about his politics. Morley Safer just chuckled along with Colbert from start to finish, making him out to be some take-on-all-sides entertainer.
That’s a dodge. I Read More
Helen Thomas, the undisputed dean of the White House press corps and longtime correspondent for United Press International, who quit when the Reverend Sun Myung Moon bought into the press syndicate, walked through the Media Pavilion 3 with her lunch, toward the encampment of her new employer, Hearst News Service.
Ms. Thomas has attended every Read More