Cheney: Iraq invasion was the ‘absolute right thing to do’
July 14th, 2014
05:22 PM ET
4 months ago

Cheney: Iraq invasion was the ‘absolute right thing to do’

Washington (CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney defended the Bush Administration’s decision to invade Iraq more than a decade ago on Monday, saying, “I believed in it then. I look back on it now - it was absolutely the right thing to do.”

A few minutes into a Politico event in Washington, where Cheney, his wife Lynne and his daughter Liz were speaking, protesters began to heckle the three members of the Cheney family. The protesters called the former Vice President a “war criminal” while holding signs reading “Arrest Cheney.”

Cheney’s wife Lynne brushed off the interruption, joking, “I wondered why the line (to the event) was so long.”

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Filed under: CNN's Gut Check • Dick Cheney • Iraq • Liz Cheney • President Obama • Same-sex marriage
Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney escalate 'unseemly' tit-for-tat
June 27th, 2014
12:15 PM ET
5 months ago

Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney escalate 'unseemly' tit-for-tat

Washington (CNN) – Dick Cheney finds it funny that Bill Clinton thinks he is "unseemly."

The former vice president was asked by a local paper on Wednesday about Clinton calling him "unseemly" for his recent attacks on President Barack Obama. Cheney stepped up the tit-for-tat by needling Clinton for some of his more famous improprieties.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Dick Cheney • Iraq
Dick Cheney predicts 'far deadlier' attack against U.S. in next decade
June 24th, 2014
07:47 PM ET
5 months ago

Dick Cheney predicts 'far deadlier' attack against U.S. in next decade

(CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday he expects another terrorist attack on U.S. soil within the next 10 years.

"I think there will be another attack, and next time I think it's likely to be far deadlier than the last one," he said on the conservative Hugh Hewitt radio program when asked if the United States could get through another decade without another "massive attack on the homeland."

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June 18th, 2014
10:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Cheney rips Obama over foreign policy in op-ed

Washington (CNN) –Former Vice President Dick Cheney and daughter Liz Cheney penned a scathing op-ed in which they offered a blistering critique of President Barack Obama’s handling of the escalating violence in Iraq.

"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many," wrote Cheney and his daughter, a conservative pundit and former State Department official in the Bush administration, in an opinion piece  for the Wall Street Journal. "Instead, he abandoned Iraq and we are watching American defeat snatched from the jaws of victory."

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Iraq • Liz Cheney • President Obama
Director of National Intelligence: Bush-Cheney released 171 Gitmo prisoners who returned to battlefield, compared to Obama's 7
June 10th, 2014
03:29 PM ET
6 months ago

Director of National Intelligence: Bush-Cheney released 171 Gitmo prisoners who returned to battlefield, compared to Obama's 7

(CNN) – Among the many points of controversy to emerge following the swap of five Taliban prisoners for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the question of whether the five mid- to high-level Taliban fighters will return to the battlefield.

It's really no secret that according to the administration these five – two of whom are wanted by the UN for possible war crimes, including the murder of thousands of Shiites – very well may return to the battlefield.

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May 18th, 2014
03:34 PM ET
6 months ago

Political Chatter: Hillary Clinton is talk of the town

Hillary Clinton was the subject that consumed the political talk shows, as questions continued to be raised about Karl Rove’s comments regarding her health.

While Republicans attacked the noncandidate, Democrats defended her but also expressed concern over her strategy so far in advance of the next presidential election.

If you missed the Sunday political talk shows, we’ll get you up to speed on the latest events and opinion in Washington with this comprehensive roundup of all things political:

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Hillary Clinton • Karl Rove
Dick Cheney: Rand Paul is 'not familiar with the facts'
May 18th, 2014
02:09 PM ET
6 months ago

Dick Cheney: Rand Paul is 'not familiar with the facts'

(CNN) – In a response to comments by Sen. Rand Paul, former Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday he had no ties to Halliburton after he became vice president and during the Iraq War.

"I had no relationship at all with the company throughout the time that I was vice president. I didn't even talk to them," Cheney said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Rand Paul
April 6th, 2014
11:10 AM ET
8 months ago

Pelosi: Cheney is ‘proud’ of Bush-era CIA that misled public

(CNN) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said former Vice President Dick Cheney "set a tone and attitude for the CIA" that allowed for the controversial techniques used by the agency in the Bush-era detention and interrogation program.

Her comments follow a Senate Intelligence Committee vote last week to release key parts of a report that concludes the CIA misled the government and public about aspects of the agency’s practices in the post-9/11 program.

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Filed under: CIA • Dick Cheney • Mike Rogers • Nancy Pelosi • TV-State of the Union
April 2nd, 2014
09:34 AM ET
8 months ago

Inside Politics: GOP responds to Obamacare enrollment with new repeal plan

Our morning look Inside Politics:

7.1 million enrolled: President Obama on Tuesday crowed in the Rose Garden about meeting the health care law’s open enrollment goal for private insurance. And he had a message for Republicans who continue to oppose it.

Here’s the good, long, meaty quote from Obama’s speech:

“This law is doing what it’s supposed to do. It’s working. It’s helping people from coast to coast, all of which makes the lengths to which critics have gone to scare people, or undermine the law, or try to repeal the law without offering any plausible alternative so hard to understand. I’ve got to admit, I don’t get it. Why are folks working so hard for people not to have health insurance? Why are they so mad about the idea of folks having health insurance? Many of the tall tales that have been told about this law have been debunked. There are still no death panels. Armageddon has not arrived. Instead, this law is helping millions of Americans, and in the coming years it will help millions more.”

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Filed under: Bobby Jindal • Dick Cheney • Inside Politics • Obamacare • Paul Ryan • Uncategorized
Sunday Chatter: GOP hold up ‘Obama-is-weak’ card; GOP angling
March 9th, 2014
04:10 PM ET
9 months ago

Sunday Chatter: GOP hold up ‘Obama-is-weak’ card; GOP angling

The Sunday political talk shows were stacked with Republicans, and most of them said President Barack Obama has repeatedly showed weakness in his foreign policy, bolstering Russian President Vladimir Putin’s resolve and agenda in Ukraine.

If you missed any of the Sunday political chatter, we've got you covered:

Obama is not weak: Tony Blinken, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, defended the President and his response to Putin’s advancement in the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.

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Filed under: Dick Cheney • Obama administration • Paul Ryan • Rand Paul • Russia • Ted Cruz • Ukraine • Uncategorized • Vladimir Putin
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