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  • 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...
  • Cheney: Obama has 'learned from experience' that Bush was right

    01/17/2011 2:50:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | January, 17, 2011 | Daniel Stauss
    President Obama has “learned from experience” that some of the Bush administration’s decisions on terrorism issues were necessary, according to former Vice President Dick Cheney. In his first interview since undergoing major heart surgery last July, Cheney said he thinks Obama has been forced to rethink some of his national security positions now that he sits in the Oval Office. "I think he's learned that what we did was far more appropriate than he ever gave us credit for while he was a candidate. So I think he's learned from experience. And part of that experience was the Democrats having...
  • HYPOCRITE! Bill Maher and Rep Barney Frank Joke About Assassination Attempt on Cheney

    01/13/2011 10:54:09 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 12 replies
    Religio-Political Talk Blog ^ | 1-13-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    Watch two videos, one is Bill Maher joking about a botched attempt to take VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney's life. The watch a video of Bill Maher saying Republicans want to kill people or use such language, not Liberals.
  • November 23: Dick Cheney Exclusive Interview

    11/23/2009 11:27:05 AM PST · by STARWISE · 12 replies · 1,066+ views
    Scott Hennen ^ | 11-23-09
    November 23: Dick Cheney Exclusive Interview
  • Congressman: Holder should expand prosecutor's inquiry to include Cheney [Jerrold Nadler(D-N.Y.)

    09/01/2009 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 946+ views
    Congressman: Holder should expand prosecutor's inquiry to include Cheney By Michael O'Brien - 09/01/09 12:29 PM ET Attorney General Eric Holder should expand a special prosecutor's investigation into detainee abuse during the Bush administration to include high-ranking officials like Vice President Dick Cheney, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday. Nadler defended Holder's decision last week to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the abuse and potential torture conducted by CIA officials during the Bush administration. "My criticism of the attorney general is that he should not limit the investigation to people in the field who may have committed torture, but...
  • Cheney For President

    Our guess, however, is that Cheney overstates when he says "so many Americans have doubts." We'd venture that for most people the Obama administration's see-no-evil approach is comforting. After years of fear and vigilance, it's nice to be able to relax and not worry so much about terrorism. It's nice--but potentially dangerous. If the Bush administration's policies really did keep us safe for 7˝ years, then it stands to reason that the Obama administrations' policies may be endangering us now. Certainly that is how the public would see it in the event of another terrorist attack. If that happens, heaven...
  • Cheney Statement on CIA Documents/Investigation

    08/24/2009 7:43:09 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 151 replies · 8,527+ views
    weeklystandard.com ^ | August 24, 2009 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney released a statement Monday night about the CIA documents and the coming Justice Department investigation. The documents released Monday clearly demonstrate that the individuals subjected to Enhanced Interrogation Techniques provided the bulk of intelligence we gained about al Qaeda. This intelligence saved lives and prevented terrorist attacks. These detainees also, according to the documents, played a role in nearly every capture of al Qaeda members and associates since 2002. The activities of the CIA in carrying out the policies of the Bush Administration were directly responsible for defeating all efforts by al Qaeda to launch...
  • Facebook for Bushies (George W. Bush alum create own social networking site)

    08/09/2009 9:19:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 565+ views
    Politico.com via NBC New York ^ | Sun, Aug 9, 2009 | DANIEL LIBIT
    Though George W. Bush left office with the reputation of a technological lummox — infamously using the term “Internets” — his former staffers are using their tech savvy to stay connected. Despite a handful of established Facebook groups for those who worked in the Bush administration, an effort is under way to create an online social network — for Bushies only. Tony Fratto, a former deputy press secretary who currently heads the Bush-Cheney Alumni Association, is spearheading the charge. He told POLITICO this week that that Web developers are currently hard at work experimenting with mock-ups, and he predicts a...
  • Bush-Era Debate: Using G.I.’s in U.S.

    07/24/2009 6:54:54 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 53 replies · 3,047+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 24, 2009 | MARK MAZZETTI and DAVID JOHNSTON
    WASHINGTON — Top Bush administration officials in 2002 debated testing the Constitution by sending American troops into the suburbs of Buffalo to arrest a group of men suspected of plotting with Al Qaeda, according to former administration officials. Some of the advisers to President George W. Bush, including Vice President Dick Cheney, argued that a president had the power to use the military on domestic soil to sweep up the terrorism suspects, who came to be known as the Lackawanna Six, and declare them enemy combatants. Mr. Bush ultimately decided against the proposal to use military force. A decision to...
  • Paper: Bush Considered Sending Troops into Buffalo (But He Didn't)

    07/24/2009 9:02:43 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies · 913+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 07/24/2009 | Yahoo News
    WASHINGTON – The Bush administration in 2002 considered sending U.S. troops into a Buffalo, N.Y., suburb to arrest a group of terror suspects in what would have been a nearly unprecedented use of military power, The New York Times reported. Vice President Dick Cheney and several other Bush advisers at the time strongly urged that the military be used to apprehend men who were suspected of plotting with al Qaida, who later became known as the Lackawanna Six, the Times reported on its Web site Friday night. It cited former administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • The Cheney “Scandal”

    07/14/2009 6:07:05 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 12 replies · 578+ views
    NRO ^ | Jonah Goldberg
    Okay, so I’ve had internet problems and staying abreast of the news has been a problem. So, I’m willing to concede that maybe I’m missing something. But, from what I can tell this Cheney scandal story (much hyped in our little New York Times digest thingamajig), is the mother of all nothingburgers. It’s hard for me not to see it as a ploy by Democrats to distract from the fact that the stimulus bill is a dud, healthcare is going badly and cap-and-trade looks like a disaster. The base always enjoys beating up on Cheney and the press likes that...
  • Cheney was terrific

    05/21/2009 4:42:05 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies · 1,157+ views
    American Spectator ^ | May 19, 2009 | Quin Hillyer
    In the past I have made quite clear my admiration for former Vice President Dick Cheney. So it will come as no surprise that I think his speech today at the American Enterprise Institute was pitch perfect. But I will say something stronger: I think that if somebody came to the subject fresh, with no preconceived notions, and watched (as so many of us did) President Barack Obama and Cheney back to back today, dueling across town, that open-minded person would believe that Cheney made a far stronger case. And oddly enough, Cheney's very lack of "style points" served only...
  • Cheney: Obama endangers the nation

    05/11/2009 3:09:00 AM PDT · by Man50D · 10 replies · 656+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2009 | Sean Lengell
    Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday continued his verbal attack against President Obama, saying that the country is more vulnerable to a potential terrorist attack since the Obama administration took power. Mr. Cheney said that administration's dismantling of many of the policies and protections instituted by President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks — including the planned closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba and halting controversial prisoner interrogation techniques — have made the country more vulnerable to future attacks. "That's my belief," Mr. Cheney said on CBS' "Face the Nation." "I think...
  • Obama open to torture memo prosecutions

    04/22/2009 2:27:22 PM PDT · by topfile · 92 replies · 5,048+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, April 22, 2009 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama for the first time Tuesday opened the door to prosecuting former Bush administration officials, saying those who approved harsh interrogation techniques for suspected terrorists may be subject to criminal charges. The president also left open the possibility for an independent commission to examine the interrogations of detainees with techniques that included waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other tactics that defenders said produced valuable information. The remarks were a reversal from several days ago, when Mr. Obama said he wanted to move forward and his chief of staff appeared to rule out any prosecutions. The president took a harder line...
  • (Vice President)Cheney: U.S. won't pressure Israel on security

    03/23/2008 12:25:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies · 1,001+ views
    al Reuters via Tahoo! News ^ | March 22, 2008 | Tabassum Zakaria
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Vice President Dick Cheney, starting a visit on Saturday to try to push forward Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, said Washington would never pressure Israel to take steps that threaten its security. Palestinians accuse Israel of undermining the U.S.-sponsored peace talks by expanding Jewish settlements, refusing to remove West Bank roadblocks and mounting offensives against militants in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip who fire cross-border rockets into the Jewish state. "America's commitment to Israel's security is enduring and unshakable, as is Israel's right to protect itself always against terrorism, rocket attacks and other attacks from forces dedicated to Israel's destruction,"...
  • Political Theatre of the Absurd (Even the left is sick of Code Pink!)

    03/19/2008 8:39:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies · 1,669+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | March 18, 2008 | Paul Waldman
    A few months ago, a day before one of the occasional marches the Capital sees demanding an end to the Iraq War, I began the descent into the Metro stop near my office, looked up, and saw a number of representatives of Code Pink standing at the railing overlooking the escalator. Or rather, I heard them first. They were screaming at the parade of commuters, at the top of their lungs and in a tone somewhere between simple frustration and righteous anger, "End the war!!!" Well, I thought, that ought to take care of things. Good work, hippies! I kid...
  • W.'s Gun Battle (District of Columbia v. Heller case)

    03/14/2008 1:19:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies · 1,075+ views
    Human Events ^ | March 13, 2008 | Robert Novak
    Preparing to hear oral arguments Tuesday on the extent of gun rights guaranteed by the Constitution's Second Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court has before it a brief signed by Vice President Cheney opposing the Bush administration's stance. Even more remarkably, Cheney is faithfully reflecting the views of President George W. Bush. The government position filed with the Supreme Court by U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement stunned gun advocates by opposing the breadth of an appellate court affirmation of individual ownership rights. The Justice Department, not the vice president, is out of order. But if Bush agrees with Cheney, why did...
  • CNN Fires Ranting Liberal Producer for Blogging

    02/14/2008 8:52:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 457+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | February 14, 2008 | Matthew Sheffield
    CNN has fired producer Chez Pazienza after the network brass realized he had been blogging at his own left-wing site and several others over a period of years: In a phone interview this morning, Mr. Pazienza, 38, said he joined CNN as a senior producer in January 2004 and has consistently received positive performance evaluations of his work. He spent his first year at CNN at the network’s headquarters in Atlanta, then moved to New York to work on “CNN Daybreak,” which has since been canceled, then “American Morning,” which is shown Monday through Friday, from 6 to 9 a.m....
  • Republicans Out-Raised Democrats for National Commitees

    01/03/2008 1:35:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 76+ views
    The New York Times ^ | January 2, 2008, | Leslie Wayne
    When it comes to fund-raising, Democrats have outpaced Republicans almost across the board. The lone exception is the Republican National Committee, which reported yesterday that it had raised $83 million for the year, easily topping the Democratic National Committee, which had raised $50.5 million in the first 11 months of 2007. Republicans say that this cash pile — the Republican committee has $17.2 million on hand, compared to the $2.8 million the Democratic committee reported — should help the Republican presidential nominee in the fall. “Our significant fund-raising advantage over the D.N.C.,” said Alex Conant, a spokesman for the Republican...
  • The "fix" (Cindy Sheehan suspects president will suspend elections, endorses Ron Paul)

    11/25/2007 7:02:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 485+ views
    Cindy Sheehan for Congress Blog ^ | October 22, 2007 | Cindy Sheehan
    There is quite a lot of interesting, but wild, speculation running around the blog-o-sphere, progressive circles and just plain dinner conversation these days about whether BushCo will allow a peaceful and constitutional transfer of Executive power in the ’08 elections. Unless or until George Bush appears on our TV boxes one night, wearing a dark blue suit, white shirt and red tie with his hands sweatily clasped in a desperate death grip on top of his desk in the Oval Office, telling us that some catastrophic event, whether man-made or natural, has just occurred somewhere, and he must, for the...
  • GOP Forces Debate on Cheney Impeachment

    11/06/2007 1:19:35 PM PST · by SmithL · 63 replies · 192+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/6/7 | JIM ABRAMS, Associated Press Writer
    House Republicans, changing course midway through a vote, tried to force Democrats into a debate on a resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney on the grounds he purposely led the country into war against Iraq. The GOP tactics reversed what had been expected to an overwhelming vote to table, or kill, the resolution by longshot Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich. Midway through the vote, with instructions from the GOP leadership, Republicans one by one changed their votes from yes — to kill the resolution — to no, trying to force the chamber into a debate and an up-or-down vote...
  • Kucinich plans to force vote on Cheney impeachment

    11/05/2007 9:43:32 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 287+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 05, 2007 | Mike Soraghan
    Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), a long-shot presidential candidate, plans to force the House to vote this week on whether to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney. If he pulls it off, it could make for an uncomfortable situation for Democratic leaders and centrist Democrats. Liberal activists are pushing for impeachment, while leaders worry such a move could turn off independent voters. They have made it clear that impeachment of Cheney or President Bush is off the table. Kucinich says he will offer a privileged resolution on Tuesday requiring House members to vote on what to do with the impeachment measure, which...
  • Obama: Cheney "The crazy uncle in the attic"

    11/03/2007 10:05:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies · 157+ views
    CNN Politics ^ | November 3, 2007 | Peter Hamby
    SPARTANBURG, South Carolina (CNN)–At a campaign event saturday, Sen. Barack Obama called his distant cousin, Vice President Dick Cheney, "the crazy uncle in the attic." Obama was referencing the recent revelation by the Vice President's wife, Lynne Cheney, that he and the vice president are distantly related. "For the first time in a long time, the name George Bush will not appear on the ballot," he told the crowd of about 500 at Converse College in Spartanburg. "The name Dick Cheney, my cousin, will not appear on the ballot. We tried to hide the cousin thing. Everybody has a black...
  • Bomb Iran

    10/28/2007 3:59:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies · 292+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 19, 2006 | Joshua Muravchik
    Diplomacy is doing nothing to stop the Iranian nuclear threat; a show of force is the only answer. WE MUST bomb Iran. It has been four years since that country's secret nuclear program was brought to light, and the path of diplomacy and sanctions has led nowhere. First, we agreed to our allies' requests that we offer Tehran a string of concessions, which it spurned. Then, Britain, France and Germany wanted to impose a batch of extremely weak sanctions. For instance, Iranians known to be involved in nuclear activities would have been barred from foreign travel — except for humanitarian...
  • AN IMMODERATE MODERATOR (MSNBC'S CHRIS MATTHEWS)

    10/06/2007 9:17:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies · 2,341+ views
    The New York Post ^ | October 6, 2007
    <p>So, should viewers of Tuesday's Republican presidential debate expect an exchange of views between the candidates - or between the candidates and one of the event's moderators?</p> <p>It's a fair question, given the jaw-dropping comments Thursday evening from MSNBC blowhard - and scheduled debate moderator - Chris Matthews.</p>
  • 9/11 'Truth' movement a waste of time

    09/11/2007 9:57:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,414+ views
    University of Arizona Daily Wildcat ^ | 9/11/07 | Justyn Dillingham
    Several years ago, the Fox News Channel ran a special that purported to expose the Apollo moon landings as a publicity stunt cooked up to scare the Soviet Union. The special included testimony from several "experts" who came up with numerous reasons why the famous footage we've all seen was filmed in New Mexico. With its gloss of respectability and suitably grim, dramatic music, the special was one of the creepiest things I've ever seen - because it was so convincing. I came away thinking that it seemed possible to "prove" anything by making a reasonably impressive video. Thank God...
  • The Dumbest Move the Dems Could Make [Impeachment] (Barf Alert!)

    08/05/2007 10:26:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 1,286+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2007 | Michael Tomasky
    "Impeach or else!" That was the headline that one liberal Web site ran over a recent interview with the antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan, who has been demanding that President Bush and Vice President Cheney be chucked out of office. But the Bush administration isn't her only target. Sheehan is so frustrated with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- who declared impeachment "off the table" even before the Democrats took control of Congress -- that she is threatening to run against her. The speaker may think impeachment is off the table, but the I-word is being tossed about pretty freely in some...
  • A Case Against Cheney (Ultra Barf Alert!)

    05/02/2007 12:26:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 745+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 2, 2007 | Richard Cohen
    The resolution offered by the gentleman from Ohio reads sensibly. It alleges crimes high and low, misdemeanors galore -- all of them representing an effort to mislead the American people and take them into war. It is Dennis Kucinich's articles of impeachment directed at Dick Cheney. The vice president will, of course, deny being a liar. As long as Kucinich is at it, add that to the articles. The congressman's case is persuasive, although his remedy may be too radical. He calls for Cheney to be impeached by the House and tried by the Senate, just as Bill Clinton was...
  • Nuclear terror – 'very real threat'

    04/30/2007 10:59:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1,294+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 30, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    Lost in all the coverage of the Virginia Tech tragedy were the sobering words of Vice President Dick Cheney about a calamity facing America that will dwarf anything it has ever experienced as a nation. Characterizing it as "the greatest threat we face," Cheney once again raised the ugly specter of nuclear terrorism against the U.S. "It's a very real threat," he said, "something that we have to worry about and defeat every single day." Tying the warning to politicking over Iraq war policy, he said a precipitous withdrawal from that country by U.S. military forces would invite and encourage...
  • (Progressive Dems of America)PDA's Presence Felt at Calif. (Dem.)Convention (Barf!)

    04/29/2007 10:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 602+ views
    PDAMERICA ^ | April 28, 2007 | Jeff Cohen
    Delegates entering the California Democratic Convention hall in San Diego today have been greeted by 14 foot banners: "Investigations, Accountability, IMPEACHMENT Is On Our Table" and "Diplomacy, Not Warfare: DON'T ATTACK IRAN" and "Diplomacy, Not Warfare: END THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ" The PDA presence here is ubiquitous -- our green "End the Occupation" stickers are on most peoples' chests, no matter who they're supporting for President. One of the thorniest issues at the convention for the state party leadership is impeachment. It's clear to everyone that the overwhelming majority of delegates want Congressional leaders to move expeditiously toward impeachment of...
  • Interview With Vice President Richard B. Cheney (Rush Limbaugh Talks To Veep Alert)

    04/05/2007 5:04:38 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 5 replies · 927+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 04/05/2007 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: As mentioned and as promised, we welcome back to the EIB Microphone -- it's always a great privilege to have the vice president, Dick Cheney, with us. Mr. Vice President, welcome once again to our program. THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you, Rush. It's good to be back on. RUSH: I can imagine. Now, let's start talking about the supplemental funding bill for Iraq. I have to tell you something that I heard last night as I'm watching some of the cable news network shows. Some of the Democrats and Democrat commentators, are saying publicly now they expect that...
  • Cheney under political cloud after Libby trial

    03/07/2007 10:42:16 AM PST · by 300magnum · 37 replies · 1,100+ views
    Reuters ^ | John Whitesides
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House offered support on Wednesday for Vice President Dick Cheney, a powerful proponent of the Iraq war, after the conviction of his top aide dealt a fresh blow to Cheney's political reputation and raised new questions about his influence. The trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby showed Cheney, often portrayed by critics as the shadowy Darth Vader behind the war in Iraq, was deeply involved in an effort to discredit a critic of the administration's prewar intelligence. Libby's conviction on perjury and obstruction of justice charges placed Cheney squarely in the center of a new political...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 2-27-07

    02/27/2007 5:07:35 PM PST · by Just A Nobody · 134 replies · 2,293+ views
    White House and other sources ^ | 2-27-07 | Just A Nobody
    President George W. Bush today announced two key appointments to the Executive Residence staff, naming Rear Admiral Stephen W. Rochon as Director of the Executive Residence and Chief Usher and Dennis Freemyer as Deputy Director of the Executive Residence and Deputy Chief Usher. The complete announcement can be found here. President Bush Met with President Saca of El Salvador in the Oval Office. The full transcript may be read here. President Bush Attended the Swearing-In of John Negroponte as Deputy Secretary of State at the U.S. Department of State. Transcript here. This afternoon President Bush Welcomed the 2006 NBA...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush

    02/21/2007 5:05:35 PM PST · by Just A Nobody · 216 replies · 2,690+ views
    White House ^ | 2-21-07 | Just A Nobody
    President Bush had an unscheduled lunch at Porker's barbecue restaurant in Chattanooga, Tennesee prior to his scheduled appearance at a discussion on health care. President Bush Participated in a Roundtable on Health Care Initiatives ** Fact Sheet: Helping More Americans Aford Health Insurance President Bush walks into the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007. after a trip to Tennessee. Vice President's Remarks - After a Meeting with Senior United States and Japanese Military Personnel Interview of the Vice President by Jonathan Karl, ABC News aboard the USS Kitty Hawk at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan...
  • Is Everything We Know About Joe Wilson’s Trip to Niger Wrong?

    02/07/2007 5:38:03 AM PST · by livesbygrace · 19 replies · 1,708+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 7, 2007 7:00 AM | Byron York
    For the last two weeks, a number of Republicans in Washington — in the administration, on Capitol Hill, and in the intelligence community — have been watching closely as the perjury and obstruction of justice trial of Lewis Libby unfolds in federal court. In particular, those Republicans have been poring over dozens of documents released as evidence in the case. Much of what they’ve seen is old stuff, things they’ve known about for years. But two documents are new, to most eyes at least, and they may significantly change our understanding of how the entire Joseph Wilson-Valerie Plame Wilson-Niger affair...
  • Cheney: Iraq Violence Linked to Election

    10/30/2006 12:26:57 PM PST · by SmithL · 34 replies · 822+ views
    AP ^ | 10/30/6
    Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday the increase of violence in Iraq is linked with efforts to influence the outcome of midterm elections in which Republicans are struggling to keep control of Congress. "It's my belief that they're very sensitive of the fact that we've got an election scheduled and they can get on the Web sites like anybody else," Cheney said. He said al-Qaida and other elements were trying to "break the will of the American people" because "they think we don't have the stomach for the fight long-term." Asked if the attacks were timed to influence the U.S....
  • Cheney's visit? Just put it on our tab (FR Taunted)

    04/19/2006 12:19:56 AM PDT · by conservative in nyc · 60 replies · 1,408+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 4/19/06 | JOEL CONNELLY
    <p>When Vice President Dick Cheney shuttled across the state Monday on Air Force Two, raising as much as $500,000 for the Republican Party and its candidates, taxpayers footed most of the bill.</p> <p>The campaigns of GOP Senate candidate Mike McGavick and House hopeful Doug Roulstone will reimburse only a tiny fraction of what it cost to fly Cheney to Washington, drive him around in motorcades, put him up for the night, pay the salaries of traveling staff and provide Secret Service protection.</p>
  • Hunting With Cheney a Blast (Who shot the VP?)

    04/09/2006 6:18:09 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 12 replies · 669+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | April 9, 2006 | Jeff Jones
    Who shot Dick Cheney? Years before the vice president accidentally shot a lawyer on a Texas quail hunt, Cheney himself was on the receiving end of an errant shotgun blast during a quail outing in New Mexico, a prominent Carlsbad Republican says. Carlsbad Mayor Bob Forrest told the Journal he doesn't know for sure who fired the shot that accidentally peppered Cheney with shotgun pellets during the late-1990s hunt that included himself, his twin brother, and Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. But the senator wasn't the triggerman, Forrest said, adding he and brother Dick Forrest were among hunters firing their shotguns....
  • Pray for President Bush - Day 1971 Presidents' Day

    02/20/2006 12:47:14 PM PST · by Faith · 23 replies · 316+ views
    http://www.prayforgeorgewbush.com ^ | February 20, 2006 | Faith
    Psalm 138: 8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever; forsake not the works of Your own hands.
  • 27% Say Cheney Hunting Accident Raises Serious Questions (Rasmussen)

    02/16/2006 9:21:47 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 47 replies · 1,011+ views
    Rasmussenreports.com ^ | 2/16/06 | Rasmussen Reports
    Twenty-seven percent (27%) of Americans believe that the recent hunting accident involving Dick Cheney raises serious questions about his ability to serve as Vice President. Twice as many, 57%, say it was "just one of those very embarrassing things that happens to all of us." The survey was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday night. Cheney spoke publicly about the incident for the first time on Wednesday. Sixty-six percent (66%) of Americans say they have been following news about this story somewhat or very closely. Thirty-six percent (36%) of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Vice President while 41% have an...
  • Cheney in Iraq on a surprise visit

    12/18/2005 4:47:06 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 160 replies · 4,849+ views
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    Just in CNN, VP Cheney is in Iraq for a surprise visit!
  • Pray for President Bush - Day 1832

    09/24/2005 11:02:41 AM PDT · by Faith · 16 replies · 298+ views
    http://www.prayforgeorgewbush.com ^ | September 24, 2005 | Faith
    Romans 15: 5-6 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • President Cheney?

    02/27/2005 5:15:44 AM PST · by kingattax · 46 replies · 1,467+ views
    TheWeeklyStandard ^ | From the March 7, 2005 issue | Fred Barnes
    VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY IS adamant about not running for president in 2008. Asked by host Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday if he might change his mind, Cheney answered with a firm no. "I've got my plans laid out," he said. "I'm going to serve this president for the next four years, and then I'm out of here. . . . In 2009, I'll be 68 years old. And I've still got a lot of rivers I'd like to fish and time I'd like to spend with my grandkids, and so this is my last tour. I don't plan...
  • Cheney Goes a Great Distance to Stump for Votes

    11/01/2004 5:27:45 PM PST · by conservative in nyc · 7 replies · 549+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/1/04 | MICHELE KAYAL
    November 1, 2004 Cheney Goes a Great Distance to Stump for VotesBy MICHELE KAYAL ONOLULU, Hawaii, Nov. 1 - Vice President Dick Cheney told a madly cheering crowd of thousands of supporters in the Hawaii Convention Center late Sunday night that they mattered in the nation's presidential election for the first time in a very long time. "I'm here because Hawaii is a vital state in this election and President Bush and I would be honored to have your vote," he said, eliciting a boisterous call for "Four More Years!" from the crowd. "On Tuesday, we're going to surprise a...
  • Cheney Hunts for Votes in Hawaii on Election Eve

    11/01/2004 2:41:10 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 77 replies · 3,713+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | 11/1/04 | David Morgan
    Vice President Dick Cheney (news - web sites) asked voters in Hawaii on Sunday to help stage a Republican upset that would give President Bush (news - web sites) the traditionally Democratic state's four Electoral College (news - web sites) votes in Tuesday's tight election battle. "I was in the neighborhood and thought I'd stop by and say, Aloha," a smiling Cheney, wearing a brightly colored lei, told thousands of raucous supporters at a late night rally in Honolulu. "Hawaii is a vital state in this election and President Bush and I would be honored to have your vote," the...
  • Vice President Arrives in Hawaii

    11/01/2004 2:24:34 AM PST · by conservative in nyc · 28 replies · 2,035+ views
    AP via KHNL TV ^ | 11/1/04 | AP
    HONOLULU (AP) - An estimated 7,000 people are jammed into the Hawaii convention center this Halloween night to hear Vice President Dick Cheney speak. Vice President Cheney landed at Hickam Air Force Base at about 10:20pm Sunday Night.Cheney and his wife Lynne stepped off their government plane right on time, greeted by Governor Lingle and Lieutenant-Governor Duke Aiona before the quick trip to the convention center. Across the street from the center about 80 supporters of Senator John Kerry and anti-war protesters staged a peaceful protest before Cheney's arrival. Some of the protesters were wearing Halloween costumes, but no...
  • Edwards accuses Bush, Cheney of using troops to protect own jobs

    10/27/2004 11:23:43 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies · 514+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/27/2004 | Liz Sidoti
    KENDALL, Fla. - Sen. John Edwards accused President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney of "using our troops as shields to protect their own jobs," hitting back at the president's claim that Democrat John Kerry was making wild charges about the circumstances of a cache of missing explosives in Iraq. "Why did George Bush take three days to finally say something about 380 tons of missing explosives?" Edwards said. "They did nothing, nothing to secure them and now they're gone. And we don't know who has them. It's possible terrorists have them." "And, what did George Bush have to say...
  • Vice-President Cheney Exclusive Interview on FOXNews Tonight

    10/19/2004 2:31:47 PM PDT · by kingattax · 14 replies · 767+ views
    FOXNews | 10-19-2004 | Me
    Tonight on Hannity & Colmes at 9PM EDT Vice-President Cheney will give an exclusive interview to Sean Hannity. After Kerry's major gaffe about Mary Cheney during the last presidential debate this should be very interesting.
  • Thank You Dick Cheney

    10/06/2004 6:44:38 PM PDT · by jimkeener · 2 replies · 214+ views
    My Files | October 6, 2004 | Beltway Blogger
    John Edwards is a slick, pretty little lawyer that I call Little Ed .
  • Cheney: Kerry Sends Message of Confusion

    09/28/2004 4:06:36 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies · 328+ views
    All Headline News ^ | September 28, 2004 | MIKE GLOVER
    Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday called Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry an indecisive opportunist who is "not prepared to lead America in the war on terror." Cheney acknowledged there are other issues in the presidential campaign, but he contended that the election was a referendum on who can best keep America safe. "In the present conflict, he has shown endless vacillation and indecision," Cheney said of Kerry during his third trip to Iowa in a month. "And his record establishes that he is not prepared to lead America in the war on terror." Dismissing Kerry's plan for Iraq as...