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  • Cruz accuses Trump of threatening delegates, as Trump rails (Whaah, whaah, whaah)

    04/12/2016 9:57:08 PM PDT · by cba123 · 83 replies
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | April 13, 2016 | SCOTT BAUER and JILL COLVIN
    ROME, New York (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz blasted rival Donald Trump in a radio interview Tuesday, accusing the Republican front-runner of being a bully, inciting violence and using dirty tricks to intimidate voters and delegates, as Trump continued to rail against a nominating system he says is crooked and rigged. https://www.yahoo.com/news/cruz-accuses-trump-threatening-delegates-185544728--election.html
  • Cheney on torture report: 'Full of crap'

    12/10/2014 4:37:03 PM PST · by grimalkin · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/10/2014 | KENDALL BREITMAN
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Wednesday called the latest Senate report on torture “full of crap.” “The report’s full of crap, excuse me,” Cheney said in an interview with Fox News after calling the report a “terrible piece of work” and “deeply flawed.” Cheney cited the report’s lack of first-hand accounts from CIA officials as one reason he was dismissing its findings.
  • Cheney: Israel, Arabs Allies Think Obama Supports Muslim Brotherhood

    09/10/2014 3:09:06 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 10,2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute, former Vice President Dick Cheney said our Israeli and Arabs allies in the Middle East no longer trust the United States and "deeply believe" the "Untied States has been supportive of the Muslim Brotherhood" because of the way "the United States has conducted itself over the last few years."
  • The Collapsing Obama Doctrine

    06/17/2014 4:53:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 149 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 6/17/14 | Dick and Liz Cheney
    <p>Cheney re Obama: Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.</p> <p>As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama's past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. "If a J.V. team puts on Lakers' uniforms that doesn't make them Kobe Bryant" (January 2014). "[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated" (August 2013). "So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding" (September 2011).</p>
  • Cheney rips Condoleezza Rice in new documentary

    03/01/2013 11:10:00 AM PST · by Perdogg · 32 replies
    In an upcoming documentary about the life and legacy of Dick Cheney previewed by Foreign Policy, the former vice president lashes out at former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Brooding over one issue specifically, Cheney criticizes his former colleague for overriding his recommendation to bomb a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007. "I thought [destroying the reactor] would reassert the kind of authority and influence we had back in '03 when we took down Saddam Hussein and eliminated Iraq as a potential source of WMD," Cheney says in the film, The World According to Dick Cheney. "Condi was on the...
  • Dick Cheney to Raise Money for Mitt Romney

    05/21/2012 8:40:30 AM PDT · by BornInASmallTown · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 21, 2012 | Patrick O'Connor
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, will host a July fund-raiser for Mitt Romney at their home in Jackson Hole, Wyo., according to a save-the-date e-mail from the Romney campaign. The event will help the likely Republican nominee tap any donors to former President George W. Bush who remain on the sidelines, while fueling Democratic efforts to tie Mr. Romney to President Barack Obama‘s predecessor. The July 12 fund-raiser will be a tiered event, giving donors the chance to pay a little extra for the privilege of dining with Mr. Romney and the former vice president. The...
  • Cheney: Obama "Has Been An Unmitigated Disaster To The Country"

    04/15/2012 3:43:57 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 74 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | APRIL 15, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked onstage without any assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first public engagement since he underwent a heart transplant three weeks ago. "He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country," Cheney said of President Barack Obama. "I can't think of a time when I felt it was more important for us to defeat an incumbent president today with respect to Barack Obama. I think he has been an unmitigated disaster to the country," Cheney said at the Wyoming Republican Party state...
  • Three Weeks After Heart Transplant, Dick Cheney Takes Stage – Bashes Obama

    04/15/2012 9:04:22 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 84 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 15,2012 | Jim Hoft
    Well, bless his heart. Dick Cheney joined daughter Liz Cheney yesterday at the GOP convention in Wyoming three weeks after his heart transplant Cheney blasted Barack Obama as an unmitigated disaster for the country. FOX reported, via Weasel Zippers: Dick Cheney, just weeks after undergoing heart transplant surgery, plunged back into the political theater Saturday — praising presumptive nominee Mitt Romney while slamming President Obama as an “unmitigated disaster.” The tough words came during an hour-and-15-minute talk at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in Cheyenne on Saturday. He sat in a plush chair throughout the long chat with daughter...
  • With new heart, Cheney speaks over an hour in Wyo.

    04/14/2012 6:44:22 PM PDT · by Fast Moving Angel · 37 replies
    The Orange County Register via AP ^ | 4/14/2012 | Mead Gruver
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney walked onstage without any assistance and spoke for an hour and 15 minutes without seeming to tire in his first public engagement since he underwent a heart transplant three weeks ago.
  • Is Dick Cheney Too Old for a Heart Transplant?(Libs angry Cheney got Transpant)

    03/25/2012 3:18:59 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 108 replies · 2+ views
    As Dick Cheney recovers from heart transplant surgery, questions are being raised about whether the former vice president is too old for a new heart. Cheney, 71, who received the new heart Saturday at a hospital in Falls Church, Va., has been on the cardiac transplant list for more than 20 months. Some medical centers will not perform a heart transplant on patient over 65, but other major centers will perform transplants on patients who are as old as 72.
  • Dick Cheney receives heart transplant

    03/24/2012 4:12:47 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 305 replies · 8+ views
    CBS News ^ | March 24, 2012 | Kevin Hechtkopf
    Breaking News: Former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant on Saturday, his office announced. A statement from the former vice president's office said Cheney is now recovering in the Intensive Care Unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., outside of Washington.
  • Cheney Axes Canada Trip Because It's Too Dangerous

    03/14/2012 6:38:54 AM PDT · by Dick Holmes · 23 replies
    Newser ^ | Mar 13, 2012 | Kate Schwartz
    Today's "we swear we're not the Onion" story: Dick Cheney has canceled a planned appearance in Toronto ... because he fears it could be too dangerous a trip to take. "He felt that in Canada the risk of violent protest was simply too high," explained the head of the promotions company that had scheduled the April 24 event at the apparently risky Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The National Post reminds us that Cheney reportedly got stuck inside a Vancouver building for seven hours during a September speech after a protest outside indeed turned violent and a security guard was choked.
  • (Saturday vanity) Wristwatches favored by FReepers?

    11/05/2011 12:43:58 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 128 replies
    Random Ruminations | 11/5/11 | marty_f
    Any wristwatch snob FReepers around? Lord knows you can spend any amount of $$ for a wristwatch, but which ones in FReepers' opinions embody the best combination of style, accuracy, durability, bling and overall value?
  • Cheney praises (Anwar al-Awlaki) strike, but seeks apology

    "The thing I am waiting for is for the administration to go back and correct something they said two years ago, when they criticized us for quote overreacting to the events of 9/11," Dick Cheney said. "They in effect said we had walked away from our ideals, taking policy contrary to our ideals when we had enhanced interrogation techniques. They have clearly moved in the direction of taking robust action when they feel it is justified. In this case, it was. They need to go back and reconsider what the president said in Cairo." "He said in his Cairo speech...
  • Cheney's Book Is More Than Meets the Eye

    09/03/2011 5:11:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2011 | Kathryn Lopez
    Days after an earthquake and a hurricane in the nation's capital, there were no locusts as some local wags nervously joked, but a forecast of "heads exploding all over Washington." And so they did. Former vice president Dick Cheney predicted that his memoir, "In My Time," would make Beltway craniums spontaneously combust. And if the man who has been congressman, defense secretary and corporate executive, among other roles, was looking for another career, he wouldn't make a bad psychic. As with many a Washington memoir, most quasi-readers skipped to the hot parts (if they bothered to consider reading the book...
  • Exclusive: Condoleezza Rice fires back at Cheney memoir

    08/31/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 75 replies
    Rooters ^ | Aug 31, 2011 | By Arshad Mohammed
    (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Wednesday she resented what she viewed as an attack on her integrity by former Vice President Dick Cheney in his just-published memoir. Speaking in an interview with Reuters, Rice rejected Cheney's contention that she misled President George W. Bush about nuclear diplomacy with North Korea.
  • The Apology Dick Cheney Owes.

    08/30/2011 2:10:43 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 118 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 8/29/2011 | John Hudson
    He should apologize for misleading the country, says The Washington Post's conservative columnist George Will on ABC's This Week on Sunday: Five hundred and sixty five pages and a simple apology would have been in order in some of them. Which is to say, the great fact of those eight years is we went to war—big war, costly war—under false pretenses. And…to write a memoir in which you say essentially nothing seriously went wrong…if I wrote a memoir of my last week, I would have things to apologize for.
  • NBC's Lauer to Cheney: You're the 'Most Divisive Political Figure in This Country in a Century'

    08/30/2011 8:34:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    Newsbuster ^ | 8/30/11 | Kyle Drennen
    On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer began a hostile interview with Dick Cheney by running through various derisive labels for the former Vice President: "You've been called 'controversial' and 'divisive.' Some people have called you the most divisive political figure in this country in a century." Cheney simply quipped: "You left out Darth Vader." Later, Lauer interrogated Cheney on interrogation tactics used on terror suspects: "If an American citizen were to be taken into captivity in Iran, for example, and the government of Iran....Would it be okay for the Iranian government to waterboard that American citizen?"
  • Cheney tells inside story of how he bucked administration on 2nd Amendment

    08/28/2011 6:51:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 26 August, 2011 | Alex Pappas
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s autobiographical book offers new information about a rare instance of Cheney breaking with his own administration’s official policy on a Second Amendment appeals court ruling, angering a top aide to then-President George W. Bush. A source provided The Daily Caller with the passage in Cheney’s soon-to-be released book, “In My Time,” where the former vice president reveals that he and Bush never spoke about his bucking of the administration over the issue — an appeals court ruling that the District of Columbia’s handgun ban is unconstitutional. “The president never said a word to me about...
  • Cheney reveals his 'undisclosed location' (9/11)

    08/26/2011 7:00:15 PM PDT · by decimon · 25 replies
    The Upshot ^ | August 26, 2011 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Vice President Dick Cheney disappeared and was whisked off to a "secure, undisclosed location" to protect his safety. But Cheney never confirmed where exactly he hunkered down. That is, until now. Cheney confirms in his new memoir, "In My Time," that some of the speculation was correct--one of his "undisclosed locations" was his residence in Northwest Washington, D.C., the Washington Post reports. Which, in turn, means Joe Biden was right. Vice President Biden told the world in 2009 that he discovered the bunker beneath his home during a tour of his new house. Biden...