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She was the biggest of child stars. She was the top U.S. box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, bigger than Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper or Joan Crawford. She kept children singing "On the Good Ship Lollipop" for generations, retired from acting at age 21 and went on to a diplomatic career. Here's a look at the life of Shirley Temple, who died Monday at age 85:
“Did you see the photo of the president shaking hands with Castro? Oh, I meant the photo of Richard Nixon shaking hands with Fidel Castro. He put the five-finger grip on Mao Tse-tung, too. Their records on human rights are pretty well known, but somehow the Republicans have a bad case of memory loss about those photos. McCain slipped Muammar Gaddafi ‘five’ also, but he seems to have forgotten that while taking Pres. Obama to task for his greeting to Raul Castro.”
Maybe, just maybe, Ron Howard and screenwriter Peter Morgan are perfect opposites: one a swinging playboy, the other a cold calculator.
Does “GOP” now stand for the “Grand Old Peace” party? You’d think so if you listen to many Republican conservative talkers, pundits, and nervous politicians holding their fingers up to the wind, then holding up a certain finger to the White House.
Junior Erick Belcher had two catches for 95 yards and a touchdown and scored two more on special teams to lead Campo Verde over host Barry Goldwater 46-0 on opening night for both teams Friday.
"You hear nothing. You see nothing. You only serve." Such are the instructions Cecil Gaines receives as he embarks on his daunting new job at the Eisenhower White House in "Lee Daniels' The Butler."
During the Watergate scandal, Richard Nixon’s Chief of Staff and co-conspirator, H.R. Haldeman, reportedly said, “Once the toothpaste is out of the tube it’s hard to get it back in!” and, “You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.”
As Yogi Berra said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.”
Once upon a time there was no drug-related crime in the United States.
At least Romney had binders. Binders full of qualified women to fill cabinet positions, that is. Democrats mercilessly pounded Romney for the binders comment he made during the 2012 presidential campaign, but I’ll bet the Obama campaign now wishes Romney had passed the binders on to Obama since it seems he’s having a hard time picking women to fill his second term cabinet positions.
Not very long ago we used to grumble about new Arizonans, chiefly regarding our observation that there are just too darned many of them.
Remember a year ago, when the circus came to TV?
Editor's Note: These letters to the editor have been sorted by topic by the Tribune editorial staff in an effort to allow readers to read varied opinions on the issues, candidates, and other circumstances surrounding the 2012 general election. These submissions are the opinions of the author, not the Tribune, and have not been edited for grammar or content.
Frank Langella has shared stages, screens and beds with an illustrious array of actors, intimately essayed in his memoirs, "Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women as I Knew Them."
“Paul Ryan told so many lies in his speech at the Republican National Convention, he’s going to make Richard Nixon eligible for Saint-hood. Mitt Romney cant tell the truth either. He’s telling Americans that they aren’t any better off than they were four years ago. Excuse me!? The American executives at AIG, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Exxon Mobil are much better off than they were four years ago thanks to President Obama, and the grueling hours put in by the GOP in congress. Who says they can’t work together?”
We’re hastily approaching the countdown to both political parties’ National Conventions. The Republicans will meet in Tampa, Fla. on Aug. 27-30 and the Democrats gather on Sept. 3-6 in Charlotte, N.C. I’m thrilled, excited and honored to be attending the DNC in Charlotte as one of Arizona’s 76 Democratic Delegates as we join with delegates from across America to nominate current sitting President Barack Obama.
Ever since he was 8 years old, Ron Puechner has been loyal to a hobby that sees interest heat up during a presidential election year: collecting political memorabilia.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — To begin: This is not a story about Ron Paul.
The Fourth of July is a time of celebration for the principles underlying the Declaration of Independence:
“If the mandate remains intact for Obamacare the Republicans could build on it, like photo ID to prevent health care fraud by people faking an illness.”
Forty years after Richard Nixon and America declared war on cancer, the numbers stood out in Anna Barker’s presentation last Friday at the East Valley Health Care Summit in Gilbert.
On Friday, the team of third-grade teachers at Kyrene de la Colina Elementary in Ahwatukee Foothills invited parents to come see the designs and speak with their students, some of whom went above and beyond for their Presidents Day Tea. One student poses as President Richard Nixon. [Darryl Webb/AFN]
So Russell Pearce filled out some paperwork that suggests he might (or rather, could) run for a state Senate seat from a newly and differently configured Mesa district.
"Tin soldiers and Nixon coming. We're finally on our own own. This summer I hear the drumming. Four dead in Ohio."