Helen Thomas has returned, after health issues, to the White House briefing room and tells Cox Newspapers’ Ron Herman, among other things: “I”m still as mean as ever. I’m already going after Barack for saying that, in effect, he’s going after all the old Clinton faces [for his advisers]. Doesn’t he know anybody?”

Also: “No way” will there be a honeymoon for Obama from her (well, “he’ll get one day.”) And, she voted for Obama. (h/t FishbowlDC).

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Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.