Thomas to retire

Long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas is retiring, according to news reports.

Long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas is retiring, according to news reports. The 89-year-old Thomas has been criticized for recent comments she made about Jews and Israel, saying they should “get the hell out of Palestine."

As a result, she was dropped by the public speaking agency that represented her despite an apology posted an apology posted to her website late last week. Thomas covered the White House for almost 50 years, most recently as a columnist for Hearst Newspapers.

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