(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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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.”
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.
(CNN) - Former CIA covert operations officer Valerie Plame Wilson, whose identity was revealed during a 2003 scandal regarding intelligence-gathering prior to the Iraq war, took a swipe Wednesday at a group backing GOP Senate candidate Liz Cheney.
Plame Wilson tweeted out a New York Times article about Cheney's father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, who's speaking at an upcoming fundraiser in Washington for a new super PAC that supports his daughter's Senate bid.
Washington (CNN) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday evening he was taken aback when his daughter Mary and her wife took to social media to rail against his other daughter Liz's stance on same-sex marriage.
"We were surprised when there was an attack launched against Liz on Facebook and wished it hadn't happened," Cheney told the audience at a National Press Club event.
(CNN) - By his count, former Vice President Dick Cheney has cheated death at least three times – if you start after the fifth heart attack.
In December of 2009, the year after he left the White House, Cheney went into sudden cardiac arrest – which is normally fatal – while backing his car out of a garage. Cheney had an implanted defibrillator at the time, which kicked him back to life in 16 seconds.FULL STORY
(CNN) - The Obama administration is under fire anew about alleged National Security Agency snooping – this time of global leaders, including staunch European allies.
Documents reportedly leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have exposed this reach beyond U.S. call and e-mail traffic, and some of it has been going on for more than a decade.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney gives his take on it all – suggesting there is an interest in conducting surveillance on a country or a leader, even a clear ally.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - They were supposedly "fishing buddies."
But Dick Cheney said Sunday he and Wyoming's incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Enzi never went fishing together, and he confidently predicted his daughter Liz would succeed in her bid to win Enzi’s seat.
(CNN) – Sometimes, there's just too much to worry about.
Around 9/11, for example, then-Vice President Dick Cheney said he didn't have the luxury of worrying about his health. He'd already had several heart attacks by that point.
"I didn't think about my health. I was thinking about the problem we were dealing with," he told CNN's Sanjay Gupta in an interview that aired Sunday night on CBS' "60 Minutes." It will air Tuesday on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."FULL STORY
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(CNN) – Mary Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and sister of Wyoming GOP Senate candidate Liz Cheney, said her sister was "dead wrong" in her statements about same-sex marriage last week.
"For the record, I love my sister, but she is dead wrong on the issue of marriage," Mary Cheney wrote in a private Facebook post Friday night, according to The New York Times.