FILE - In this Oct, 25, 2006 file photo, Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas arrives early and waits for a presidential event in the East Room of the White House. Thomas, a pionee

 

              FILE - In this Oct, 25, 2006 file photo, Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas arrives early and waits for a presidential event in the East Room of the White House. Thomas, a pionee
FILE - In this Oct, 25, 2006 file photo, Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas arrives early and waits for a presidential event in the East Room of the White House. Thomas, a pioneer for women in journalism and an irrepressible White House correspondent, has died. She was 92. Thomas made her name as a bulldog for United Press International in the great wire-service rivalries of old. She used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents _ often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)