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January 6, 2014
Liz Cheney drops senate campaign, cites health issues
NEW YORK - Republican Liz Cheney, the oldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, ended her U.S. Senate bid in Wyoming on...
News/Nation and World
January 6, 2014 - 10:30am
September 1, 2011
Hennen to interview Cheney
FARGO (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney is chatting about his newly released memoir in an interview this week with local conservative broadcaster Scott Hennen. The Forum reports that Hennen's interview with Cheney airs Thursday on Hennen's syndicated talk show, "The Common...
September 1, 2011 - 7:32am
March 17, 2010
Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol and a whiff of Joe McCarthy
While preparing a chapter for my next book, "Is This America?" (Cato Institute), on the effect of so many Americans in and out of school being unaware of their roots in the Constitution, I was startled by a replay of a March 2 video ad by Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol. In "Keep America...
March 17, 2010 - 7:16am
January 5, 2010
Has Dick Cheney forgotten 9/11?
The one halfway-good memory from those awful days immediately following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was the spirit of national unity it triggered. As I wrote at the time, nothing focuses the mind like the knowledge that there's somebody out to kill you simply for being American. "We...
January 5, 2010 - 6:57am
September 10, 2009
Cheney opposes an inquiry into CIA torture
WASHINGTON -- It's no surprise that former Vice President Dick Cheney is opposed to the Justice Department's decision to investigate the torture of prisoners during the Bush-Cheney administration. After all, Cheney has acknowledged that he was "aware" of waterboarding (simulated...
September 10, 2009 - 7:15am
September 8, 2009
Other views: Don't ignore Cheney
Former Vice President Dick Cheney might not be the warmest and fuzziest of personalities, but when it comes to national defense and U.S. intelligence capabilities, his candor is a wake-up call for the nation. In a broadcast interview, Cheney said the politicization of intelligence...
September 8, 2009 - 7:14am
July 30, 2009
U.S. loses moral high ground with torture
WASHINGTON -- Secrecy is endemic in all governments. It goes with the turf, especially if their leaders hope to hide illegal or immoral behavior, such as torture of foreign prisoners. Many Americans heaved a sigh of relief this past January when President Barack Obama banned the...
July 30, 2009 - 6:52am
July 22, 2009
Mr. President, are we still torturing?
On Dec. 26, 2002, Dana Priest and Barton Gellman broke, in the Washington Post, the first undeniable story of American torturing of suspected terrorists.
July 22, 2009 - 6:45am
July 14, 2009
Palin could be 2012 GOP nominee
It used to be easy to predict who the next Republican presidential nominee would be. It was decided by primogeniture: The next oldest guy in line got to be the king. It's not so easy looking to 2012, with former Vice President Dick Cheney out of the running and a woman, soon-to-be...
July 14, 2009 - 6:43am
June 24, 2009
Cheney signs book deal
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney has signed a book deal with a conservative imprint of Simon & Schuster and said he hopes readers of all ideologies will be interested in his story. The memoir by Cheney, widely considered the most powerful vice president in history,...
Nation and World/News
June 24, 2009 - 7:41am
June 4, 2009
Cheney rages in retirement
WASHINGTON -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney is tossing verbal grenades at his successors. Maybe he just can't stand the loss of power. Pitiful. He is acting like a man who is one step ahead of the sheriff. Actually, that could be the case. The true story of Cheney's manipulations...
June 4, 2009 - 6:44am
May 27, 2009
Obama, meet President Reagan
President Obama is strongly disinclined to support an independent investigation of possible criminal violations of U.S. laws and international treaties by the highest levels of the Bush-Cheney administration. He also has no personal interest in going after those Justice Department...
May 27, 2009 - 6:47am
May 26, 2009
Obama vs. Cheney
Watching the dueling torture speeches by President Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney (a rumble in the video jungle?), I was reminded of last year's campaign flap over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. In each case, Obama was caught off guard by an eruption that provoked the politics...
May 26, 2009 - 6:38am
They were only following orders
WASHINGTON -- It's unlikely that the United States will ever live down the shame of torture during the Bush-Cheney administration. It's history now, and all the piety and wit of those former U.S. officials responsible for this horrendous chapter cannot wipe out a word of it. Mark...
March 26, 2009 - 6:58am
February 25, 2009
Is Obama listening to Dick Cheney?
British legal resident Binyam Mohammed claims to have been severely tortured during a CIA "rendition," beginning in its secret prison in Afghanistan and then "rendered" by the CIA to Pakistan, Morocco and Guantanamo. Before the British High Court, his English lawyers last year succeeded...
February 25, 2009 - 7:08am