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  • Rand Paul’s Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party Is Getting More Hostile

    04/10/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, I come in peace.Until very recently, Rand Paul’s project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?) Paul had staged a masterful piece of political theater with his marathon Senate speech denouncing the Obama administration’s drone policy. He has assembled a top-tier campaign...
  • 2009 Rand Paul Speech: Cheney Manipulated US Into Iraq War for Profit

    04/08/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 7, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. Rand Paul claimed in 2009 that former Vice President Dick Cheney exploited the 9/11 attacks in order to lead the United States into war in Iraq to benefit military contractor Halliburton, where Cheney had been CEO before heading to Washington, a video unveiled by blog Mother Jones' writer David Corn shows. In the video unearthed of a speech given at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney opposed the first Bush administration's plans but changed his mind over Halliburton, Corn reports. "He's being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and he says it would be...
  • Dick Cheney Behind Closed Doors Is Basically Like Dick Cheney in Public, But With More Obama Bashing

    04/01/2014 2:36:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Joe Coscarelli
    Former Vice-President Dick Cheney gave the private keynote address over the weekend at billionaire and attempted kingmaker Sheldon Adelson's Republican Jewish Coalition meeting, hitting all of the notes you'd expect and then some. In a recording obtained by Mother Jones, Cheney can be heard going especially hard on the room's key issue — Israel — explaining, "The bottom line is, the United States' position in [the Middle East] is worse than at any time in my lifetime." A reference to bombing Iran's nuclear program was met with hearty laughs and supportive applause. On Obama The presidential promise to protect the...
  • Ed Schultz on 2016 Race: Hillary Has All But Won - and Cheney Will Run

    03/12/2014 4:11:11 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12 Mar 2014 | Jack Coleman
    No, "I'm not off my rocker," Ed Schultz told his radio listeners after making an off-the-wall prediction. Actually, two predictions -- that Hillary Clinton is a virtual shoo-in who will waltz back into the White House, and that Dick Cheney will cave to pressure from movement conservatives and run for president. As for the first prediction, I vaguely recall many pundits saying much along the same lines ... back in 2007, followed by Clinton's highly-touted inevitability fading by the month after she was blinded-sided by an obscure senator from Illinois who could work a Teleprompter like none before him. But...
  • Obama vs. Obama

    01/20/2014 9:36:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-20-14 | J. R. Dunn
    A major peculiarity of Obama's recent promises involving his upcoming "Year of Action" is that the chief enemy he's sworn to overcome is none other than... Barack Obama. Consider "income inequality." As far as this can be said to actually exist, it's a function of certain sectors of the financial industry reaping massive windfalls over the past few years while the rest of the country has stagnated under the burden of the recession. So who is responsible for this state of affairs? Consider the trillion and a half dollars handed over to the banks and other financial institutions shortly after...
  • Liz Cheney abandons Senate bid, citing family health issues

    01/07/2014 2:11:02 PM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/6/14 | Karen Tumulty and Sean Sullivan
    Five months after shaking Wyoming Republican politics by launching an audacious bid to unseat the state’s senior senator, Liz Cheney on Monday called an abrupt end to her chaotic campaign, citing unspecified “serious health issues” that have arisen in her family. The announcement by the ­eldest daughter of former vice president Richard B. Cheney caught her fellow Republicans by surprise, just as her decision to enter the race had in July.
  • Liz Cheney quitting US Senate bid

    01/06/2014 8:44:42 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    msn.com ^ | 01/06/2014 | Donna Cassata
    Liz Cheney, oldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is ending her bid to run for Wyoming's U.S. Senate seat, citing health issues in her family. WASHINGTON — Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, said Monday she is abandoning her effort to unseat Republican incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Cheney cited "serious health issues" that "have recently arisen in our family" as the reason for her decision. But her candidacy had raised hackles in the Republican Party and caused a public rift with her sister, Mary, a lesbian, over Liz Cheney's opposition to gay marriage....
  • BREAKING: Liz Cheney dropping out of Wyoming Senate race.

    01/06/2014 4:04:48 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/06/2014 | Fox News
    Liz Cheney is ending her campaign to be the next senator from Wyoming, dropping her primary challenge to Republican incumbent Mike Enzi. The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, in a written statement released Monday morning, cited health issues in the family. "Serious health issues have recently arisen in our family, and under the circumstances, I have decided to discontinue my campaign," she said. "My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign and their health and well-being will always be my overriding priority. ... Though this campaign stops today, my commitment to keep fighting with you...
  • First on CNN: Liz Cheney to abandon Senate bid

    01/05/2014 8:40:13 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/5/14 | By John King
    New York (CNN) -- Liz Cheney, whose upstart bid to unseat Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi sparked a round of warfare in the Republican Party and even within her own family, is dropping out of the Senate primary, sources told CNN late Sunday. Cheney, the eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, began telling associates of her decision over the weekend and could make an official announcement about the race as early as Monday.
  • Dick Cheney “surprised” at public family feud

    12/04/2013 9:22:10 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 4, 2013 | By REBECCA KAPLAN
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said he was “surprised” that his daughter Mary, who is a lesbian, publicly attacked her sister Liz on Facebook over her views on same-sex marriage. “We were surprised that there was an attack launched against Liz on Facebook, and wished it hadn’t happened,” Cheney said Tuesday during an event at the National Press Club to promote his new book. “It’s always been dealt with within the context of the family and frankly that’s our preference.” Cheney declined to address the subject further, telling the moderator, “don’t waste your time.” The Cheney sisters’ very public feud...
  • Mary Cheney, Liz Cheney and Left-Wing Hate

    11/26/2013 12:16:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/26/2013 | Dennis Prager
    There are individual haters on the right and individual haters on the left. But there is no large-scale hatred in the United States of America today that compares with the hatred of the left for the right. Whereas the right regards the left as wrong -- even destructively wrong -- the left regards all those on the right as evil. Sexist, intolerant, xenophobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, bigoted -- these are typical descriptions of the right made by the most respected names on the left. This hatred is what enabled MSNBC's Martin Bashir to broadcast -- reading from a teleprompter, meaning...
  • Dispute Over Gay Marriage Erupts in Cheney Family

    11/18/2013 6:45:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 17, 2013 | Jonathan Martin
    They were the towheaded sisters who tagged along on campaigns, polite and smiling, as their father rose through Wyoming and then Washington politics to become one of the most powerful men in the country. “We were as close as sisters can be,” recalled Mary Cheney of her relationship with her older sister, Liz. But now, a feud between the two has spilled into public view, involving social media, an angry same-sex spouse, a high-profile election and a father who feels uncomfortably caught between his two children.
  • All in the (political) family

    11/15/2013 8:37:05 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/11/2013 | Jessica Taylor
    A Bush, a Cheney, and a Carter will be on the ballot next year, but this is no ’80s flashback or stroll down memory lane. In the 2014 midterm races, the children and grandchildren of former presidents and a vice president are all trying to make their own political names. The latest addition to a growing list is Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, who announced Thursday he’s running for governor of Georgia. The Democratic state senator will try to unseat incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. Jason Carter Meanwhile, Liz Cheney – the daughter of former Vice...
  • Don't look for Obama at shipyard (Can't be bothered to honor President Gerald Ford)

    11/09/2013 12:34:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Newport News Daily Press ^ | November 9, 2013 | Michael Shapiro
    Ship christenings at Newport News Shipbuilding are typically a who's who of political figures, and Saturday's event honoring the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is no exception. Past aircraft carrier christenings have drawn presidents to the shipyard, but not this time. A shipyard spokeswoman said Ford administration figures — Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and chief of staff (and eventual veep) Dick Cheney — will be there. Democratic heavyweight Carl Levin, a senator from Ford's home state of Michigan, will also be on hand. President Barack Obama, who gave a major policy speech on sequestration at the shipyard in February,...
  • The Cheneys Will Stop at Nothing to Get Liz Elected to the Senate

    11/02/2013 11:54:13 AM PDT · by ClaytonP · 122 replies
    he Wyoming GOP primary campaign is already shaping up to be a scorched-earth affair, demonstrating the kind of senator Liz Cheney would likely be. ..... Other Wyoming politicos who’ve tried to stay above the fray have found themselves drawn into the feud, notably Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator known for his crotchety demeanor. The Cheneys and the Simpsons were at a charity gala in Cody, Wyoming, when Lynne Cheney—Liz’s mother, Dick’s wife, and a writer of racy novels—allegedly approached Simpson and told him to “shut your mouth.” Simpson’s daughter-in-law posted about the incident on her Facebook page, and the...
  • Fishing Experts Side With Dick Cheney in ‘Fishing Buddies’ Dispute

    10/31/2013 4:12:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Like all Wyoming political races before it (probably?), the Wyoming Senate primary race between Republicans Mike Enzi and Liz Cheney is currently embroiled in a fishing-related controversy — specifically, whether Enzi, the three-term incumbent, and Cheney's dad, the appropriately named Dick, were ever "fishing buddies." Enzi, in an effort to portray Cheney the Younger's challenge as a personal back-stabbing of the highest order, claims that they were. On Sunday, Dick begged to differ. "Mike also said he and I are fishing buddies, which is simply not true," Cheney said. "Never happened." But Enzi insisted to Politico that they were too...
  • Cheney: Obama Does Not Have US Interests In Mind; Benghazi (video at source)

    10/30/2013 7:55:42 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    freepatriot.org ^ | 10/30/2013 | Allison Martinez
    In a remarkable interview, Dick Cheney told Charlie Rose in that Barack Obama does not have the U.S. interests at heart. He also had some strong statements about the lack of U.S. response on the night of Benghazi. Cheney began with recent statements by the Saudi leader. Prince Bandar has said in the Wall Street Journal that he no longer trusts Barack Obama based on the withdrawal of military assets in the region and events in Iran. The United States had signaled they are withdrawing from the region and reducing their ability to influence the region. Cheney says the relationship...
  • Cheney: Mideast Allies No Longer Trust The US, Enemies ‘Don’t Fear Us’

    10/27/2013 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    cbs local ^ | 10/27/13 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s not the first time...
  • Cheney: Mid East Allies No Longer Trust The US, Enemies ‘Don’t Fear Us’

    10/27/2013 5:13:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/27/13
    Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.”
  • Cheney: Republicans need to look to new generation

    10/27/2013 1:51:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 27, 2013 | Ken Thomas
    Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it's healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP "got whipped" in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find "first-class" candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC's "This Week."
  • Dick Cheney: Tea party ‘positive’ for GOP

    10/21/2013 2:29:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 21, 2013 | Tal Kopan
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that the tea party is a positive influence on the Republican Party. “I think they raised issues that an awful lot of Americans care about,” Cheney said on NBC’s “Today” show. “It’s an uprising, in part, and the good thing is it’s taken place within the Republican Party. I don’t see it as a negative. I think it’s much better to have that kind of turmoil and change in the Republican Party than it would be to have it outside.” Cheney, who has a new book coming out about struggles with his heart...
  • Dick Cheney calls tea party a boon to GOP

    10/21/2013 9:41:00 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-21-2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Countering many of his Republican colleagues, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday the tea party is actually a positive movement for the GOP. “It’s an uprising, in part, and the good thing is it’s taken place within the Republican Party,” he said on NBC’s “Today.” “I don’t see it as a negative. I think it’s much better to have that kind of ferment and turmoil and change in the Republican Party than it would be to have it outside.” Mr. Cheney said that if it wasn’t for the tea party, his daughter, Liz, might not be seeking to unseat...
  • Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack]

    09/03/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack] September 03, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right. So here's the deal. Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he's not gonna go into Syria. Remember, they're using nerve gas. John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.Look, I'm gonna get into all the hypocrisy.Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter. There's only one...
  • Liz Cheney: ‘I Am Not Pro-Gay Marriage’

    08/31/2013 1:31:21 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney definitively stated her opposition to gay marriage on Friday, despite the pro-marriage stance of her father Dick Cheney, and her sister Mary Cheney, who married her partner last year. “I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” declared Cheney in a campaign statement. “I believe the issue of marriage must be decided by the states, and by the people in the states, not by judges and not even by legislators, but by the people themselves.” Cheney issued the statement because she felt opponent (and friend of her father’s) Mike Enzi was “distorting her...
  • Mary Cheney: My Sister ‘Is Dead Wrong’ on Gay Marriage

    08/31/2013 2:00:54 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 75 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 31st, 2013 | Evan McMurry
    Mary Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney and sister to Wyoming senatorial candidate Liz Cheney, severely denounced her sister’s statement on gay marriage, posting on her Facebook page that marriage was “not something to be decided by a show of hands.” “For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage,” Cheney wrote. “Freedom means freedom for everyone. That means that all families—regardless of how they look or how they are made—all families are entitled to the same rights, privileges and protections as every other.” Mary Cheney encouraged her Facebook friends to share the...
  • Our View: Enzi/Cheney race should give voters some clear choices

    07/28/2013 9:54:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Laramie Boomerang ^ | July 28, 2013 | Editorial
    U. S. Senator Mike Enzi has served Wyoming well. He is likable and effective in working with both Republicans and Democrats in our nation’s capital. But competition in politics can often bring out the best in candidates. And that’s why we welcome the news that Liz Cheney will be challenging Enzi in Wyoming’s Republican Primary. Quite simply, the political process works better when there is a competition between able people presenting forceful arguments. Voters deserve a real choice. We consider unopposed races to be detrimental to the entire process.
  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/27/2013 3:00:56 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 62 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17 2013 | David Mark
    There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in 2009, in an interview with MSNBC, of all places. At that was a time when the notion of same-sex marriage had considerably less support.
  • Poll of Wyoming Republicans: Enzi 54, Cheney 26

    07/23/2013 2:40:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2013 | AllahPundit
    Granted, the poll comes from left-leaning PPP but (a) they called the election correctly last November, (b) their new national poll has Obama’s approval rating in the crapper, and (c) their numbers here are actually slightly more favorable to Cheney than the numbers from Conservative Intelligence Briefing last week. Cheney starts out at a 54/26 disadvantage in her primary challenge to Enzi. She only has a narrowly positive favorability rating with GOP primary voters at 40/34, while Enzi is quite popular with a 66/24 approval rating. The two actually are pretty close among voters describing themselves as ‘very conservative,’ with...
  • Rand Paul Blasts Dick Cheney: ‘Someone Should Have Been Removed From Office’ For Pre-9/11 Failures

    07/19/2013 11:06:57 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 80 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18 2013 | Noah Rothman
    en. Rand Paul (R-KY) appeared on CNN’s The Situation Room on Tuesday evening where he was asked to respond to former Vice President Dick Cheney who told Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace that the junior Kentucky senator was wrong when he criticized the NSA’s surveillance programs. Paul tore into the Bush administration’s role in the establishment of the post-9/11 security regime, noting that he thinks it is possible to catch terrorists using methods consistent with the Constitution. Cheney told the Fox News Sunday host that Paul was incorrect in his criticisms of the NSA’s communications monitoring programs. The former vice...
  • Dick Cheney: Rand Paul is wrong on government surveillance

    07/19/2013 11:10:19 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 239 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 16 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Former vice president Dick Cheney said Sunday that Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was wrong to suggest that the government’s recently revealed sweeping surveillance techniques are an invasion of Americans’ privacy. “Two-thirds of the Congress wasn’t here on 9/11, or for that period immediately after when we got into this program,” Cheney said on “Fox News Sunday.” He later added: “When you consider the possibility of somebody smuggling something like a nuclear device into the United States, it becomes very, very important to gather intelligence on your enemies and stop that attack before it ever gets launched.” Cheney defended a National...
  • Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year

    07/16/2013 2:09:56 PM PDT · by sunmars · 99 replies
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, says she will challenge Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., next year.
  • Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage

    07/17/2013 1:54:59 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 105 replies
    Politix ^ | July 17, 2013 | David Mark
    Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Gay Marriage Sen. Mike Enzi, her GOP primary opponent, opposes it by David Mark Editor-in-Chief Liz Cheney, 2014 Republican Senate candidate in Wyoming, and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney. • AP There are few policy differences between Wyoming Republican Senate candidate Liz Cheney and the incumbent she's trying to oust in 2014, Sen. Mike Enzi. Except for one issue: Gay marriage. Unlike Enzi, the 46-year-old daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney supports the right for states to legalize gay marriage. At least that's what she said in...
  • There Are No Indispensable Men

    07/17/2013 4:45:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 7-16-2013 | Erick Erickson
    There are no indispensable men, but go to Washington and everyone treats everyone else as indispensable. Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have been in the United States Congress since 1985. In that time the national debt has grown from $1,823,103,000,000.00 to $16,066,241,407,385.89. In that time the GOP went from being the part of small government to the party of slightly smaller than the Democrats. No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, TARP, the General Motors bailout, and so much more happened on their watch. But they remain and voters who vote party and not person keep supporting them. But they...
  • Rand Paul: I’ve got Mike Enzi’s back vs. Liz Cheney

    07/16/2013 6:23:39 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 62 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/11/13 | Alexander Burns
    Rand Paul: I’ve got Mike Enzi’s back vs. Liz Cheney Paul said he considers his colleague 'a good conservative.' | AP Photo By ALEXANDER BURNS | 7/11/13 11:44 AM EDT If Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi ends up facing a primary challenge from Liz Cheney, he might be able to count on some help from one of his highest-profile conservative colleagues. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told POLITICO Thursday that he considers Enzi “a good conservative,” and said he wasn’t familiar with Cheney’s interest in running against the incumbent Republican. “I don’t know much about her or her politics, really,” Paul...
  • Liz Cheney's Senate ambition causes grief for Wyoming GOP

    07/07/2013 3:42:13 PM PDT · by Jean S · 54 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/7/13 | Jake Miller
    Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, is eyeing a Senate seat in Wyoming, a state her father once represented in the House of Representatives.There's only one problem: The seat Cheney covets is already held by a Republican, Sen. Mike Enzi, a friend and former fly-fishing partner of her father's. And as her designs on the seat become increasingly apparent, the state's Republican establishment is growing concerned that her ambition may tear the Wyoming GOP apart, the New York Times reports.Cheney, who grew up in Virginia due to her father's rotating roles in public service but moved to...
  • Obama: I’m no Dick Cheney!

    06/18/2013 4:53:47 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-18-13 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama sought to once again use Dick Cheney as a whipping boy to create a distinction between his and the previous administration. President Barack Obama used a television interview set to air Monday night to defend his administration’s use of far-reaching surveillance programs as carefully supervised and controlled. Obama also appeared to reject comparisons between himself and Vice President Dick Cheney, who strongly backed similar surveillance efforts in the George W. Bush administration and has defended Obama’s continuation of national security-related programs similar in many respects to those pursued by the previous administration. “Some people say, ‘Well, you know,...
  • Obama: I’m not Dick Cheney

    06/17/2013 2:28:32 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | June 17, 2013 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    President Barack Obama used a television interview set to air Monday night to defend his administration’s use of far-reaching surveillance programs as carefully supervised and controlled. Obama also appeared to reject comparisons between himself and Vice President Dick Cheney, who strongly backed similar surveillance efforts in the George W. Bush administration and has defended Obama’s continuation of national security-related programs similar in many respects to those pursued by the previous administration.
  • Dick Cheney on NSA surveillance program (full video of today's Fox News Sunday interview)

    06/16/2013 7:51:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Fox news - multiple links in body of thread | June 16, 2013
    Video: interview - Part 1Video: interview - Part 2Article: Cheney defends NSA programs, says Snowden a 'traitor,' Obama 'lacks credibility'
  • Vanity: Disappointed in Cheney

    06/16/2013 11:38:32 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 79 replies
    After watching former Vice President Dick Cheney I'm very disappointed. He defended the NSA Surveillance Program by saying he started it in 2004. But what Cheney fails to realize is.. he and George W. Bush are NOT in office anymore. Whatever the program was, when he was in charge has been CHANGED and EXPANDED. Obama is now in charge and Cheney is out of the national security loop. How can he defend this program? I love Dick Cheney but this is beyond the pale!
  • Cheney says NSA monitoring could have prevented 9/11

    06/16/2013 8:37:22 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 199 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 16, 2013 | Michael O'Brien
    The United States might have been able to prevent the deadly Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington had controversial National Security Agency surveillance practices been in place at the time, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday. The former No. 2 in the Bush administration defended the NSA's ability to monitor phone and email data, and labeled as a "traitor" the analyst who has admitted to having leaked details about the classified program.
  • Cheney: ‘I Don’t Pay a Lot of Attention to What Barack Obama Says’

    06/16/2013 7:29:16 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Cheney: ‘I Don’t Pay a Lot of Attention to What Barack Obama Says’ By Patrick Brennan June 16, 2013 10:23 AM Dick Cheney said this morning that “it’s good” the executive branch is still running counterterrorism surveillance operations, but he’s unhappy with how the president has talked about them and defended them. The president “ought to be able to say this is a righteous program,” Cheney said, but President Obama instead has run the program while claiming — most prominently in his speech at the National Defense University recently – that the War on Terror is coming to an end....
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 June 2013

    06/16/2013 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 16th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying - 1791 to 2013

    06/10/2013 8:29:52 AM PDT · by brityank · 7 replies
    Timeline of NSA Domestic Spying All of the evidence found in this timeline can also be found in the Summary of Evidence we submitted to the court in Jewel v. NSA. It is intended to recall all the credible accounts and information of the NSA's domestic spying program found in the media, congressional testimony, books, and court actions. For a short description of the people involved in the spying you can look at our Profiles page, which includes many of the key characters from the NSA Domestic Spying program.
  • 'Star Trek' Actor: Sequel Critiques Bush/Cheney Foreign Policy (Benedict Cumberbatch)

    05/15/2013 8:49:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    Breitbart - Big Hollywood ^ | May 14, 2013 | Christian Toto
    Will the new Star Trek sequel boldly go where much of Hollywood has gone before--bashing President George W. Bush? Benedict Cumberbatch, the British actor who plays the mysterious villain in Star Trek Into Darkness, told BBC America that the new film's futuristic setting didn't stop it from reflecting on recent global events.
  • Cheney: "Benghazi Cover-Up Ongoing" And "Includes Obama" (Video)

    05/13/2013 10:51:39 PM PDT · by LyinLibs · 13 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 5/13/2013 | Hannity
    FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: "They tried to cover it up by constructing a false story, claiming there was confusion about what happened in the Benghazi compound." "There was no confusion. It was obvious as soon as we got Ambassador Stevens on the phone that night and he said, quote, 'We are under attack.' "The cover-up included several officials up to and including President Obama, and the cover-up is still ongoing."
  • Dick Cheney’s Advice To GOP’ers Investigating Benghazi: ‘Hillary Should Be Subpoenaed If Necessary’

    05/10/2013 10:45:58 AM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Medaite.com ^ | 5/10/13 AST
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney told reporters on Thursday the investigation into the White House’s handling of the attack on an American consulate in Benghazi has only just begun. He said that House Republican should continue their pursuit of answers relating to the administration’s decision making in the wake of that attack. “I think Hillary [Clinton] should be subpoenaed if necessary,” said Cheney. RELATED: White House Defends Hillary Clinton, Blasts Republicans’ ‘Attempts To Politicize’ Benghazi Cheney told Fox News reporters that he thinks the former Secretary of State may have to be called to testify again before congressional investigators. Cheney...
  • Cheney on Benghazi: “I cannot understand why they weren’t ready to go”

    05/08/2013 7:41:55 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 5-8-2013 | Ed Morrissey
    May 8, 2013 Cheney on Benghazi: “I cannot understand why they weren’t ready to go” BY ED MORRISSEY This should provide a kick-start to the hearings today in Washington, as the House Oversight Committee takes testimony from three whistleblowers about the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi and its aftermath. The Daily Mail‘s David Martosko caught up with Dick Cheney at a book party for Donald Rumsfeld, and the former VP (and also Secretary of Defense in the George H. W. Bush administration) didn’t hesitate to question the preparation of his successors. Noting that the attack took place on...
  • History repeats itself, and this time, we are the NATIVES! Who is Cesar Conda?

    04/13/2013 12:55:35 PM PDT · by AuntB · 63 replies
    TheTownCrier ^ | April 13, 2013 | TheTownCrier
    A few years ago, I wrote a book, "Jesus Wept" an American Story. The story, in part, was about Cherokee Chief John Ross, a 1/8th Cherokee blood, white, blue eyed greedy tyrant. The more time goes on, the more he reminds me of Barak Obama. He was put in power by Major Ridge and some other realistic Cherokees, who thought the tribe, which functioned under a constitutional government, would fare better in Washington DC if represented by Ross who would be identified more with the white leaders. And for a time, that seemed to work. Until Ross got the taste...
  • Cheney to GOP leaders: ‘We’re in deep doo doo’ on North Korea

    04/10/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/9/2013 | Deirdre Walsh
    (CNN) – Republican leaders in Congress received a dire warning on Tuesday from former Vice President Dick Cheney on the ongoing crisis in North Korea.“We’re in deep doo doo,” Cheney told lawmakers, according to a GOP leadership aide.Cheney added the current North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, is unpredictable and doesn't share the United States worldview.One lawmaker present at the session, Rep. Steve Southerland of Florida, said Cheney wore a cowboy hat and "looked really good, spoke really clearly, lucidly.”
  • Cheney Meets With House Republican Leaders on Korea

    04/10/2013 3:40:25 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 9 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 9 Apr 13 | Daniel Newhauser
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney told members of House Republican leadership Tuesday to be wary of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the escalating situation in the Korean Peninsula. Cheney attended a leadership meeting in the office of Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio before walking to the office of Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California to speak with the GOP whip team. He came at the behest of McCarthy, according to aides and members. Cheney declined to say what he told the members, saying it was a private meeting. “I’m concerned about it, of course, like I’m sure...