The Helen Thomas I've known
July 20th, 2013
03:57 PM ET
9 months ago

The Helen Thomas I've known

Note: This post was originally published in June 2010.

(CNN) - It was the spilled lamb juice that endeared Helen Thomas to me.

We had a mutual friend, Fran Lewine, who I knew as an assignment editor and field producer in our Washington bureau. For many years before joining CNN Fran was a White House correspondent for the Associated Press. Her chief competition often was Thomas, who reported for United Press International. They traveled the world together and were two of the women who broke down barriers that discriminated against women journalists in the nation’s capitol.

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Pray for the president? Yes thou shalt.
October 14th, 2011
11:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Pray for the president? Yes thou shalt.

(CNN) - Republican presidential contender Rick Perry recently urged social conservatives to pray for President Barack Obama.

"As I campaign for president, I not only ask you for your vote and your support, I ask for your prayers. I ask you to pray for our country. I ask you to pray for our president to give him wisdom, to open his eyes," the Texas Governor told an audience in Florida last month.

Doing just that is the stated mission of the Presidential Prayer Team.

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Filed under: 2012 • Belief Blog • President Obama • Rick Perry