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  • Nigeria agency says to charge Cheney over Halliburton

    12/02/2010 7:52:11 AM PST · by speciallybland · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/02/2010 | Nick Tattersall
    LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's anti-corruption police said on Thursday they planned to file charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney in a $180 million bribery case involving a former unit of oil services firm Halliburton. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday summoned the country chief of Halliburton and last week detained 10 Nigerian and expatriate Halliburton staff for questioning after raiding its Lagos office. "We are filing charges against Cheney," EFCC spokesman Femi Babafemi told Reuters, but declined to give any further details on what the charges were, or where they would be filed.
  • Petition Against Cheney With Only 150 Signatures in a Year Draws AP Coverage (barf!)

    09/09/2009 3:30:24 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies · 433+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-9-09 | Mitchell Blatt
    Ill will against former Vice President Dick Cheney still runs high in some circles. So high, in fact, that when the University of Wyoming decided to name an international student center after him, Suzanne Pelican began circulating a petition against it last year. One year later, that petition has earned 150 signatures and an Associated Press story. In a story titled “Protest brews over Cheney center at Univ. of Wyo.” AP reporter Mead Gruver writes:
  • MSNBC Delights in Ad Denigrating Cheney: 'Brutal, But He Deserves It,' 'Rather Undeniable'

    09/03/2009 9:49:25 AM PDT · by Justaham · 23 replies · 945+ views ^ | 9-2-09 | Brent Baker
    Late Wednesday afternoon, MSNBC's David Shuster and Chris Matthews made clear their agreement with the message of a new ad from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) which ridicules former Vice President Dick Cheney's past judgments and thus proclaims him “WRONG” on the value of enhanced interrogation techniques, with Shuster declaring “he deserves” the “brutal ad” which makes, Matthews decided, an “obvious” and “undeniable” point.
  • Former CIA Director: No One Told Me Not To Tell Congress

    07/15/2009 8:55:54 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 31 replies · 1,462+ views
    NPR ^ | 07-13-2009 1:50 PM ET | Mark Memmott
    The man who ran the CIA from 2006 through January says he wasn't told by then-vice president Dick Cheney not to brief Congress about a covert program aimed at members of al-Qaida, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly reports. Gen. Mike Hayden's statement is at odds with a New York Times report Sunday that said the CIA: Withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on direct orders from former Vice President Dick Cheney, the agency's director, Leon E. Panetta, has told the Senate and House intelligence committees, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said...
  • Cheney getting 'bum rap' on CIA program, ex-officials say

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney is getting a "bum rap" over reports that he ordered the CIA to withhold information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress, two former U.S. intelligence officials told CNN Monday. Former Vice President Cheney reportedly told the CIA to withhold information about a counterterrorism program. According to both officials, any intelligence program of "great sensitivity" is first approved by the White House after a series of meetings. In any such situation, once the administration decides to pursue a covert program, there is discussion on whether Congress needs to be briefed, the officials...
  • The hidden hand of Dick Cheney (He has them quaking in their Birckenstocks!)

    05/13/2009 1:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies · 4,756+ views
    Salon ^ | May 13, 2009 | Juan Cole
    Dick Cheney is out there. He is defending torture, dissing Colin Powell, and genuflecting before radio personality Rush Limbaugh as the high priest of what's left of conservatism. His refusal to go quietly, unlike his much-reviled boss, is risky. He was a laugh line more than once at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner. But the media's focus on the sheer spectacle of the ex-veep's antics, and on the Republican vs. Democrat feud he's stoking, underestimates the way Cheney's principles still inform many of the country's most crucial policies. Like the creatures in the "Alien" films, Cheney has planted some vicious...
  • MoDo: Maureen Dowd: Wash those hands before returning to work

    09/21/2006 8:06:26 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 50 replies · 3,133+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 09/17/06 | Maureen Dowd
    I called Tim Russert to ask if Dick Cheney had washed his hands after their interview on Sunday. "No-o-o," he replied, sounding confused. Any sort of scrubbing, I wondered? Antiseptic wipe, Purell, quick shower on the way out? No, Tim assured me, the vice president did not stop at the basement shower at NBC, or even drop by the men's room you pass on the right as you head out to the parking lot. According to The New York Times' health section on Tuesday, Lady Macbeth and Pontius Pilate were not alone in wanting that "damned spot" out. "People who...
  • School for Scoundrels: NYT Teaches Reporters How to Destroy Records

    09/17/2006 6:36:22 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 55 replies · 1,712+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 16 | Al Brown
    The Fitzpatrick Plame investigation has spurred the New York Times into examining how their reporters conduct themselves. Apparently, the Gray Lady wants her staff to act more like terrorists and drug dealers. Reporters are being told to delete emails, destroy notes, and use disposable cell phones in order to stymie future investigations.
  • Blame the media? We are making it easier Cheney hunting accident brings out the worst in some

    02/17/2006 6:45:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 43 replies · 1,713+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | February 16, 2006 | John Allen
    For all of us at this "small newspaper in South Texas" or as the host of MSNBC's "The Situation" Tucker Carlson says "podunk paper," it's enlightening — and sometimes embarrassing — to look at our big brothers and sisters in the national media on a story we each are covering. The first step we could all see coming. Someone should have given White House press secretary Scott McClellan a blindfold as he stood at the podium Monday afternoon. The White House press corps spent the previous day stewing about how the White House had failed to deliver a press conference...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Is Harry Whittington Already Dead?

    02/16/2006 5:27:52 PM PST · by wagglebee · 40 replies · 4,288+ views ^ | 2/16/06 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Brian in Wilmington, North Carolina, I know you're still out there, because I know you're here every day, Brian, and I know a lot of you libs are out there. Let me tell you: I think this is probably everything that you're looking for. The reason that it took so long to release details of the hunting accident -- Dick Cheney and Harry Whittington -- is that Whittington is actually dead, and it took them about eight hours to go find a double for Mr. Whittington, because he's actually brain dead. He's so injured that he's being held...
  • Reporter Caught Clueless on Non-Cheney News

    02/16/2006 11:18:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 94 replies · 3,638+ views
    NewsMax ^ | February 16, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    The press has spent so much time this week obsessing over Dick Cheney's hunting accident that some reporters have been rendered completely oblivious to other important news developments. After delivering yet another breathless report on Cheneygate Thursday morning, usually reliable ABC Radio News reporter Ann Compton was caught clueless about the takeover of six major U.S. ports by a Dubai company based in the United Arab Emirates - a country said to have ties to terrorism. Compton's exchange with WABC Radio's John Gambling went like this: GAMBLNG: What else [besides Cheneygate] is being talked about in the White House? COMPTON:...