Shirley Temple Black, the child actor who lifted America’s spirits and Hollywood’s profits during the Great Depression with tunes such as “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” then left the spotlight at 21 for a life of political service and limited celebrity, has died. She was 85.
Charlie Black, a veteran Republican strategist and adviser to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, criticized “phony antitrust suits” at an event co-sponsored by Google Inc., a lobbying client whose competitive practices are under U.S. investigation.
When the storm clouds clear, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party will face a compressed political convention that will make the task of balancing biography and criticism of President Barack Obama more difficult.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s decision not to seek the presidency removes one of the last lingering questions surrounding the Republican presidential field just three months before the first round of voting is to begin.
Mitt Romney’s double-barreled victory in the Arizona and Michigan primaries yesterday gave him a burst of momentum in the Republican presidential race as the contest shifts to Southern states and Ohio, where his appeal among evangelical and working class voters will be tested anew.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is shaking up a Republican presidential field just starting to take shape, injecting her unconventional campaigning and celebrity into what had been a sleepy start to the party’s 2012 primaries.
It was supposed to have been a big moment for Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota -- headlining a Republican dinner in Des Moines, Iowa’s largest city, ahead of a potential presidential campaign announcement next month.
They’ve helped squelch Rick Perry’s poll surge and fuel Herman Cain’s rise. They’ve given Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum platforms for their financially strapped candidacies. They’ve boosted Mitt Romney’s efforts to cast himself as the most electable Republican.