Dick Cheney

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Elder Bush's Book Sets Off Rare Family Disagreement

Sons George and Jeb backtracking from father's views

(Newser) - The elder George Bush's surprising public slam of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld has resulted in what the Washington Post sees as a rarity: a "public quarrel," or something close to it, among a family known for its loyalty. Sons Jeb and George were busy trying to... More »

Bush Sr. Slams Cheney, Rumsfeld in New Book

'Iron-ass' advisers 'served the president badly'

(Newser) - George HW Bush has finally broken his silence on what he thought about his son's administration—and it turns out he was no fan of Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld. In Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, the senior Bush tells biographer Jon Meacham... More »

New Photos Show How Bush, Cheney Reacted on 9/11

National Archives releases the images following an FOIA request

(Newser) - There are many images from 9/11 that endure. The National Archives has just added 356 more photos to our visual archive of the day with yesterday's release of images taken by Dick Cheney's staff photographer. The description of the album, viewable on Flickr , specifies that it contains photos... More »

Cheney: Obama Is 'Worst President in My Lifetime'

Former VP speaks to 'Playboy' about race, torture, military

(Newser) - Dick Cheney spends his days sipping lattes in custom-ordered Starbucks cups surrounded by military history and political biography books in his study in Virginia—and apparently brewing over how President Obama has ruined the country. In an interview with Playboy , the former vice president describes the changes since his time... More »

NYT: Obama Must Prosecute CIA Torture

'Looking forward' no excuse for lack of accountability: editorial

(Newser) - The Senate report on CIA torture has revealed both despicable acts and a "fabricat(ed) legal foundation" for them, and it's time for those responsible to be held accountable, the New York Times editorial board writes. "No amount of legal pretzel logic can justify the behavior detailed in... More »

Cheney: Torture Was 9/11, Not What We Did

Ex-VP says, 'I'd do it again in a minute'

(Newser) - Dick Cheney today doubled down on his defense of the CIA's so-called harsh interrogation techniques, telling Meet the Press that "torture to me is an American citizen on his cell phone making a last call to his four young daughters shortly before he burns to death in the... More »

Fox Host to Dick Cheney: You Were So Wrong

Pundits generally can't believe Cheney is talking about this

(Newser) - Commentators everywhere are marveling at the gall of Dick and Liz Cheney, after a blistering op-ed in which they said that President Obama had been "so wrong about so much at the expense of so many." The skepticism is so pervasive that not even Fox News is safe... More »

Cheneys: 'No President Has Been So Wrong About So Much'

In op-ed, they slam Obama's moves in Iraq and elsewhere

(Newser) - Dick and Liz Cheney unload on President Obama in a Wall Street Journal op-ed today, accusing the president of squandering a hard-won victory in Iraq, shirking US responsibility to lead in the world, and allowing terrorists to rise again. "Rarely has a US president been so wrong about so... More »

Pelosi: Blame Cheney for CIA's 'Attitude'

Veep was 'proud' of tone he set, agency's interrogation tactics

(Newser) - The Senate Intelligence Committee's coming report on CIA interrogation methods promises to be explosive, and it's already making waves. Speaking on State of the Union today, Nancy Pelosi wasted no time in pointing fingers today: "During the Bush-Cheney administration, that Vice President Cheney set a tone and... More »

Kids' Health Issues Drove Cheney's Exit

Politico delves into last days of her campaign

(Newser) - What was behind Liz Cheney's sudden, surprise exit from the Wyoming Senate race? Up until two days before Christmas, during her team's final conference call, Cheney seemed gung-ho about the campaign. But, considering the various troubles that have plagued the campaign, including a public family feud and other... More »

Cheney on Daughters' Feud: 'Compassion Is Called for'

'Pained to see' fight over gay marriage become public, says dad

(Newser) - Dick Cheney has weighed in on his daughters' public feud over gay marriage , defending Liz, whose spat with Mary is threatening to overshadow her Senate campaign in Wyoming. "This is an issue we have dealt with privately for many years, and we are pained to see it become public,... More »

Cruz on Cheney Shooting Accident: 'It Happens'

While out hunting with Steve King

(Newser) - Ted Cruz has defended Dick Cheney's infamous 2006 hunting accident, saying, "Look, it happens." The GOP senator made the remark while out hunting himself today, alongside fellow Republican congressman Steve King. King said the incident, in which Cheney accidentally shot a friend while out quail hunting, "... More »

Cheney: I Feared Terrorists Would Use Defibrillator to Kill Me

So he turned off heart device's wi-fi function

(Newser) - Dick Cheney has a defibrillator implanted near his heart to control his irregular heartbeat ... but the electrical device's wireless function isn't enabled. Why not? Cheney feared terrorists might find a way to send a shock to his heart, killing him, he reveals to 60 Minutes in an interview... More »

Cheney: I Thought I Had Reached 'End of My Days'

Describes health struggles, near-death experience in 2010

(Newser) - Dick Cheney's 2011 memoir may have delved into his many health problems, but it barely scratched the surface compared with his latest book. Written with his cardiologist, Heart: An American Medical Odyssey explains that Cheney was so near death in 2010—after five heart attacks and multiple surgeries—he... More »

How One Decision Drove Bush, Cheney Apart

The pardon of 'Scooter' Libby was apparently the last straw

(Newser) - In the final days of George W. Bush's presidency, Dick Cheney lobbied the president and lobbied him hard—for the pardon of Lewis "Scooter" Libby. President Bush dreaded facing Cheney about it, and once he did, their relationship would never be the same, reports Peter Baker in the... More »

Cheney Cracks Joke About Waterboarding

Interrogation technique a punchline for Cheney, Rumsfeld at roast

(Newser) - Hey, did you hear the one about strapping people down and forcing them to inhale water so they feel like they're drowning? Waterboarding was just one of the questionable punchlines at a recent roast of Dick Cheney, according to attendees. Cheney told a joke—which he attributed to Jay... More »

Liz Cheney Could Incite GOP Civil War With Senate Run

She wants Mike Enzi's seat—so does he

(Newser) - Liz "Daughter of Dick" Cheney's political ambitions have been well known for some time , but some in the party believe her designs on running for a Senate seat in Wyoming in 2014 are a bit premature, the New York Times reports. That's because the seat she wants... More »

Obama: I'm Not 'Bush- Cheney Lite'

President refutes charge in Charlie Rose interview

(Newser) - Appearing on Charlie Rose last night, President Obama had a few things to clear up: First, he's not, as Rose put it, "Bush-Cheney lite." "Some people say, 'Well, you know, Obama was this raving liberal before. Now he’s, you know, Dick Cheney,'"... More »

Dick Cheney: Snowden Is a 'Traitor,' Maybe a Chinese Spy

Former vice president also defends NSA snooping

(Newser) - Edward Snowden's list of enemies grows ever longer: Today, Dick Cheney added his name to the pile, telling Fox News Sunday that the NSA leaker is a "traitor," as per Politico . "I think it's one of the worst occasions in my memory of somebody with... More »

Major GOP Senator Changes Mind on Gay Marriage

Rob Portman reveals he has a gay son

(Newser) - You might remember Sen. Rob Portman as a top Mitt Romney surrogate and VP shortlist candidate—we deemed him " dull as dirt ." Well, today he's doing something decidedly not dull: He's announcing an about-face on his longstanding opposition to gay marriage. In an interview with CNN... More »

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