March 11th, 2010
12:03 AM ET
12 years ago

Rove: Need more info on DOJ lawyers who represented detainees

(CNN) - Karl Rove, one-time senior adviser to former President George W. Bush, took a cautious approach Wednesday when asked about a cadre of Justice Department lawyers who represented military detainees prior to joining the Obama administration.

Keep America Safe, a conservative advocacy group focused on national security and foreign policy issues and affiliated with Liz Cheney, released a Web video last week that raised questions about the loyalties of Obama Justice Department lawyers who previously represented terrorism suspects detained by the federal government.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a former Bush State Department official, has caught flak from other conservatives, including former Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, for her group's efforts to focus on these DOJ lawyers.

Asked where he stood on the issue of the lawyers targeted by Cheney's group, Rove was noncommittal.

"We need to have full information," Rove told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in an interview that aired on "The Situation Room" Wednesday.

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Filed under: Justice Department • Karl Rove • Liz Cheney
February 19th, 2010
08:48 AM ET
12 years ago

Cheney and Cheney team up at CPAC

Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney earned a standing ovation Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, proclaiming "Barack Obama is a one term president."

Cheney, who was not scheduled to appear, received a warm welcome from the unsuspecting crowd and joked, "A welcome like that is almost enough to make me want to run for office again ... but I'm not going to do it."

During his brief remarks, the former vice president focused on recent Republican electoral success and the future of the conservative movement.

"There are some great years ahead of us. It is very, very important that we succeeed, and I'll do everything I can, but most especially I want to encourage that younger generation," Cheney said. "It really is a remarkable time to be a conservative."

The former vice president was introduced by his daughter Liz Cheney, a former State Department official and founding member of the group Keep America Safe. Liz Cheney used her time at the podium to launch a series of biting critiques of Obama administration policies.

"In the year that President Obama has been in office we have learned a lot, haven't we?" Cheney asked the audience. "We've learned he is not going to govern from the center, we've learned he doesn't believe in American exceptionalism, and he is going to travel the world apologizing for this great nation."

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Filed under: CPAC • Dick Cheney • Liz Cheney
February 18th, 2010
07:25 PM ET
12 years ago

Cheney and Cheney team up at CPAC

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/18/art.cheney.cpac.gi.jpg caption="Dick Cheney made a surprise appearance Thursday at CPAC."]Washington (CNN) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney earned a standing ovation Thursday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, proclaiming "Barack Obama is a one term president."

Cheney, who was not scheduled to appear, received a warm welcome from the unsuspecting crowd and joked, "A welcome like that is almost enough to make me want to run for office again ... but I'm not going to do it."

During his brief remarks, the former vice president focused on recent Republican electoral success and the future of the conservative movement.

"There are some great years ahead of us. It is very, very important that we succeeed, and I'll do everything I can, but most especially I want to encourage that younger generation," Cheney said. "It really is a remarkable time to be a conservative."

The former vice president was introduced by his daughter Liz Cheney, a former State Department official and founding member of the group Keep America Safe. Liz Cheney used her time at the podium to launch a series of biting critiques of Obama administration policies.

"In the year that President Obama has been in office we have learned a lot, haven't we?" Cheney asked the audience. "We've learned he is not going to govern from the center, we've learned he doesn't believe in American exceptionalism, and he is going to travel the world apologizing for this great nation."

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Filed under: CPAC • Dick Cheney • Extra • Liz Cheney • Popular Posts
January 11th, 2010
05:11 AM ET
12 years ago

Cheney daughter to Dem: 'Please don't endorse me'

Washington (CNN) – Outspoken Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele may be able to rest easy. Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President and an often outspoken conservative in her own right, said Sunday that she did not want to be endorsed for a bid to be the next RNC chair and Cheney defended Steele amid renewed concerns about his stewardship of the GOP's national committee.

"Liz, are you looking for a job?," Democratic strategist Donna Brazile teased Sunday when the two women were asked about Steele Sunday on CNN's State of the Union.

"Thanks," Cheney responded, "Donna, please don't endorse me for that."

"Go head, girl. Go head. Go head, girl. Go head." Brazile, a member of the Democratic National Committee, joked as she playfully nudged Cheney who was sitting right next to Brazile.

On a more serious note, Cheney, who served in George W. Bush's State Department and is now chair of KeepAmericaSafe.com, said Sunday that recent concerns expressed about Steele from within Republican ranks would ultimately end up mattering very little as the November midterm elections approach.
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Filed under: Liz Cheney • Michael Steele • State of the Union
January 10th, 2010
11:38 PM ET
12 years ago

Cheney daughter to Dem: 'Please don't endorse me'

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/01/10/art.cheneybrazile0110.cnn.jpg caption="'Liz, are you looking for a job?,' Democratic strategist Donna Brazile teased Sunday."]
Washington (CNN) – Outspoken Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele may be able to rest easy. Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President and an often outspoken conservative in her own right, said Sunday that she did not want to be endorsed for a bid to be the next RNC chair and Cheney defended Steele amid renewed concerns about his stewardship of the GOP's national committee.

"Liz, are you looking for a job?," Democratic strategist Donna Brazile teased Sunday when the two women were asked about Steele Sunday on CNN's State of the Union.

"Thanks," Cheney responded, "Donna, please don't endorse me for that."

"Go head, girl. Go head. Go head, girl. Go head." Brazile, a member of the Democratic National Committee, joked as she playfully nudged Cheney who was sitting right next to Brazile.

On a more serious note, Cheney, who served in George W. Bush's State Department and is now chair of KeepAmericaSafe.com, said Sunday that recent concerns expressed about Steele from within Republican ranks would ultimately end up mattering very little as the November midterm elections approach.
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Filed under: Extra • Liz Cheney • Michael Steele • Popular Posts • State of the Union
January 6th, 2010
03:36 PM ET
12 years ago

Liz Cheney echoes father

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/13/art.cheneys.gi.jpg caption="Liz Cheney is echoing her father's recent criticism of President Obama's response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day."](CNN) - Liz Cheney is echoing her father's recent criticism of President Obama's response to the attempted terrorist attack on Christmas Day, saying Wednesday the president has not taken sufficient national security steps in the wake of the botched plane bombing.

Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and the founder of the nonprofit group Keep America Safe, released a statement calling on President Obama to reverse his decision to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, and to overrule the Justice Department's decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a civilian court in New York City.

Cheney also called on President Obama to classify the attempted Christmas Day bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, as an enemy combatant to be tried before a military tribunal.

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Filed under: Liz Cheney • Popular Posts
October 13th, 2009
05:17 PM ET
12 years ago

Liz Cheney gets serious with Obama foreign policy attacks

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/13/art.cheneys.gi.jpg caption="Liz Cheney and her father have been among the most forceful conservative critics of President Obama's foreign policy."](CNN) - Months after her father's prolonged campaign against President Obama's national security policies, Liz Cheney is spearheading a new organization aimed at organizing conservative opposition to the new administration's foreign policy approach.

The new group, Keep America Safe, says its aim is to provide a cogent and organized rebuttal to a series of recent moves that expressly divert from the more muscular policies of the Bush administration. The group plans to tackle hot-button issues like the way forward in Iraq and Afghanistan, defense spending, CIA interrogation techniques and the planned closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

"We have watched with concern and dismay as the Obama administration has cut defense spending, wavered on the war in Afghanistan, and launched investigations into Americans serving on the front lines of the war on terror, while at the same time expanding legal protections for the terrorists that plot to attack this country," Cheney, along with the group's two other founders, wrote on its Web site. "These policies, along with President Obama's abandonment of America's allies and attempts to appease our adversaries are weakening the nation."

Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol and Debra Burlingame, the sister of the pilot of American Airlines Flight 77 - the flight that crashed into the Pentagon on 9/11 - are also heading up the new effort.

The new group says its goal is to focus media attention on continuing and emerging national security threats, and marshal grassroots opposition to the president's policies.

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Filed under: Liz Cheney • Popular Posts
July 13th, 2009
02:51 PM ET
12 years ago

Liz Cheney open to running for office

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/12/art.cheneys0512.gi.jpg caption="Liz Cheney said that she 'may well' run for political office in the future."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a former State Department official, said Monday that she is considering running for political office sometime in the future.

"It's something I may well may do down the road," Cheney said in an interview with the Washington Times. "I hope to have the opportunity at some point to have that make sense for my family and everything else that's going on."

Cheney has addressed this possibility before, telling Fox News in May that she wasn't thinking about running for office anytime soon because she was focused on raising her five kids and helping her father write his memoirs.

Cheney has made headlines in the past few months for defending her father and attacking the Obama administration's national security policy. She also said in the interview that recent reports that the former vice president ordered the CIA to withhold information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress are just political cover for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"It gets more and more appalling everyday," she said. "I think they're very worried about Speaker Pelosi."


Filed under: Liz Cheney
May 26th, 2009
05:13 PM ET
12 years ago

Liz Cheney doesn't rule out future run for office

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/05/12/art.cheneys0512.gi.jpg caption="Liz Cheney didn't rule out a run for office of her own."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney and a former State Department official, said Tuesday that she isn't planning to run for public office anytime soon, but didn't rule out the possibility for the future.

Cheney, who has made headlines recently for an ambitious public campaign defending her father and attacking the Obama administration's national security strategy, said she is currently too busy at home to run for office.

"It's not something I'm focused on right now, I do have five little kids and I'm helping my dad to write his memoirs," Cheney said Tuesday in an interview on Fox News and posted on ThinkProgress.org.

"So I have a pretty full plate right now, but it's certainly something I could," she said before getting interrupted.

But Cheney's comments aren't the first time this possibility has come up. Former President Bush's top strategist Karl Rove was asked on Monday in an interview with Fox News if he thought that she should run for office. He responded, "she might."


Filed under: Liz Cheney
May 22nd, 2009
08:42 AM ET
12 years ago

Liz Cheney speaks out

(CNN) - Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has increasingly taken a visible role to defend her father.


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