Liz Cheney

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GOP Keeps Control of the House

Notable: Liz Cheney grabs dad's old seat for Wyoming

(Newser) - An analyst declared days ago that "the race for the House is over," with "zero chance" of it going to the Dems, and it appears that prediction has now come to fruition. Both ABC News and NBC News have projected the GOP will keep control of the... More »

Liz Cheney Appears Headed for Congress

She wins GOP primary in Wyoming

(Newser) - Liz Cheney looks bound to be a congresswoman. The 49-year-old lawyer—and eldest daughter of Dick Cheney—won Wyoming's Republican primary race by a wide margin Tuesday to become the nominee for the state's lone House seat. She'll now face Democrat Ryan Greene in November, but 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 »

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 »

Liz Cheney Exits Senate Race

Citing 'serious health issues' in family

(Newser) - Things might now settle down around the Cheney family dinner table: Liz Cheney is dropping her controversial bid for a Senate seat in Wyoming. Cheney announced today she is dropping out of the race that sparked a very public feud with sister Mary and her wife over gay marriage, Politico... 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 »

Liz and Mary Cheney Feud Over Gay Marriage

Sister-in-law has dig at Senate campaign

(Newser) - Simmering Cheney family tensions over gay marriage have boiled over again—and the gloves are off this time. Wyoming Senate candidate Liz Cheney yesterday told Fox News she "believes in the traditional definition of marriage" and while she loves her sister Mary, who is married to a woman, "... More »

Liz Cheney Courts Controversy in Wyoming

Has already faced more scandal in a few months than opponent has in 40 years

(Newser) - Liz Cheney and her 2014 Senate seat opponent Mike Enzi may both be conservative Republicans in Wyoming, but there's one thing they don't have in common. In the months since Cheney announced her candidacy , she has managed to court more controversy than Enzi has in his entire 40-year... More »

Mary Cheney: Sorry, Liz Is 'Dead Wrong'

Dick Cheney's lesbian daughter defends gay marrriage

(Newser) - Sisters, there were never such bickering sisters: Dick Cheney's daughters are going mano a mano over the issue of gay marriage, with Mary Cheney—who is gay and married longtime partner Heather Poe last year —now responding to sister Liz's stance against it . “For the record,... More »

Sorry, Sis: Liz Cheney Opposes Gay Marriage

Says she's against it amid Wyoming race

(Newser) - Liz Cheney had to clarify her conservative bona fides today in her campaign for the Senate in Wyoming. The candidate released a statement saying, “I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” reports the Daily Caller . That could get a little dicey at family get-togethers given... More »

Liz Cheney Hooked by Fishing License Lie

Senate hopeful coughs up $220 for making false statement

(Newser) - Liz Cheney might be able to take one of Wyoming's Senate seats next year—but she can't go near the state's fish yet. Cheney has posted a $220 bond on a charge of making a false statement to procure a fishing license, the Jackson Hole Daily reports.... More »

Liz Cheney Running for Senate—Against Republican

She will challenge incumbent Mike Enzi in Wyoming

(Newser) - Liz Cheney announced today that she's running for the Senate in Wyoming next year, reports AP . The news isn't a huge surprise, notes Slate , but it's especially interesting because of one salient fact: She's trying to oust a fellow Republican. And that Republican, 69-year-old Mike Enzi,... 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 »

Liz Cheney: Time for GOP to Wake Up and Fight Back

Her op-ed calls Obama the 'most radical' president in history

(Newser) - Liz Cheney unloads on President Obama in today's Wall Street Journal , calling him "the most radical man ever to occupy the Oval Office." She ticks off a laundry list of complaints, from the national debt, to ObamaCare, to gun rights, to his belief in "redistribution of... More »

Romney's New Fundraising 'Star': Dick Cheney

Romney tries to appeal to GOP base with controversial ex-VP

(Newser) - Mitt Romney hasn't exactly snuggled up to the George W. Bush administration—he's made a point of avoiding even mentioning Dubya's name, usually referring to him only as Obama's "predecessor," for example—but he's not going to let that stand in the way... More »

Liz Cheney: Future Member of Congress?

Politico thinks she might be considering a run in Wyoming

(Newser) - Liz Cheney has become such a regular on the Wyoming political circuit this year that Politico can't help but speculate whether she'll follow in dad's footsteps and run for office in her former home state. Everything seems to add up: Cheney is currently a resident of Virginia,... More »

Dear Bill Kristol, You Should Resign

And Liz Cheney, too, because Michael Steele was correct

(Newser) - Ann Coulter comes to a rousing defense of Michael Steele in Human Events , saying he was "absolutely correct" in his criticism of President Obama and the Afghan war. "It has been idiotically claimed that Steele's statement about Afghanistan being Obama's war is 'inaccurate'—as if Steele is unaware... More »

Cheney Likely to Leave Hospital Tomorrow

Daughter Liz says pop's condition much improved

(Newser) - One of Dick Cheney's daughters says the hospitalized former vice president could go home on Monday after receiving medication to treat a fluid buildup related to his aggressive form of heart disease. The 69-year-old, who has had five heart attacks, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital on Friday after... More »

In Today's GOP, Only the Women Have Balls

Conservatives, yes, but even Betty Friedan would be intrigued

(Newser) - Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Liz Cheney. Whether or not you agree with their politics, there's no denying that a "certain breed of fire-breathing pink pachyderm is clearly on the rise," writes Michelle Cottle at the New Republic . Disagree? Then, quick, name any male Republican who comes even close... More »

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