Dick Cheney Articles


Cheney: Congress Should Treat Iran Deal As a Treaty

"It should require two-thirds vote of the Senate to go in force."
9:04 AM, Sep 02, 2015

Former vice president Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe Wednesday morning to promote their new book, Exceptional. The Cheneys spoke about national security, foreign policy issues like the Iran deal, and 2016 politics.

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Cheney: Iran Deal Did Not Begin With Bush Administration

5:16 PM, Sep 01, 2015

A prevailing media narrative is that while Republicans have pitched a fit over Barack Obama’s negotiated deal with Iran over that country’s nuclear program, the seeds of such a deal were sown by the previous administration.

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Obama Lashes Out at Dick Cheney

7:13 PM, Jul 21, 2015

Last week, former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized President Barack Obama for the Iranian nuclear deal. We're not "credible anymore," Cheney said, saying that our allies around the world no longer trust us. 

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Cheney: If You Wanted a President 'To Take America Down … It Would Look Exactly Like What Barack Obama’s Doing'

'The Worst President We've Ever Had'
8:13 AM, Apr 08, 2015

Vice President Dick Cheney had harsh criticism for President Barack Obama in an interview last night with radio host Hugh Hewitt. 

Hewitt asked the former vice president, "Is he naïve, Mr. Vice President? Or does he have a far-reaching vision that only he entertains of a realigned Middle East that somehow it all works out in the end?"

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Rand Paul Questions Motives of Republican Hawks, But Not Obama's

Tough on Republicans, soft on Obama.
7:28 AM, Feb 21, 2015

Rand Paul chided Rudy Giuliani for comments the former New York City mayor made about Barack Obama's love for his country. In a television interview with local Louisville station WAVE, Paul said, “it's one thing to disagree on policy” but “it’s a mistake to question people’s motives.”

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America's Latest Torture Device...

...a copy of Rolling Stone. (A Parody)
Dec 29, 2014

2014 Answer of the Year

4:40 PM, Dec 14, 2014

I hereby nominate Dick Cheney's answer to Chuck Todd's question about a United Nations official who's called for the criminal prosecution of U.S. interrogators, as the 2014 Sunday Show Answer of the Year:

CHENEY: I have little respect for the United Nations, or for this individual, who doesn't have a clue and had absolutely no responsibility for safeguarding this nation and going after the bastards that killed 3,000 Americans on 9/11.

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Cheney: 'Very Dangerous Period … More Threatening Than the Period Before 9/11'

'9/11 will turn out to be not nearly as bad as the next mass casualty attack against the United States'
8:10 AM, Oct 13, 2014

Vice President Dick Cheney opened up for a nearly two hour interview with Bill Kristol, as part of the latest installment of Conversations With Bill Kristol:

The two discussed Cheney's time as secretary of defense, the Gulf War, the Nixon and Ford Years, the Reagan years, 9/11, and the threats we face today.

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Cheney: ISIS 'Will Be On the Wrong Side of History Only If We Put Them There'

11:06 AM, Sep 10, 2014

Former Vice President Dick Cheney blasted President Obama in a speech today at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. Cheney blamed Obama for the "arbitrary and hasty withdrawal of residual forces from Iraq," which he said resulted in "the tragic error that gave us a caliphate."

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Obama: Bush-Cheney 'Security Apparatus' Makes Us 'Pretty Safe'

8:16 AM, Aug 30, 2014

President Barack Obama said last night at a Democratic fundraiser in Rhode Island that the terrorism from ISIS "doesn’t immediately threaten the homeland." The reason? The security measures taken by President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to Obama.

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Cheney: Not Sure Hillary Will Be Democratic Nominee

6:29 PM, Aug 12, 2014

Vice President Dick Cheney tells radio host Hugh Hewitt that Hillary Clinton might not be the Democratic presidential candidate in 2016. 

"Can Hillary Clinton be beaten?" Hewitt asked the former vice president. "And if so, how?"

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The Truth About Iraq

And why it matters
Jul 21, 2014

As the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) capture territory and establish a caliphate stretching across the now-eradicated Syria-Iraq border, hard-won gains secured with American blood and treasure are being lost. We are watching the rise of potentially the gravest threat to our national security in a generation, one that surpasses even the threat we faced on 9/11.

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Braley: Impeachment Talk OK for Cheney, Not Obama

4:39 PM, Jul 09, 2014

When is it okay for a politician to discuss impeaching a president? Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is receiving criticism for her responses to questions about impeaching President Obama. Ernst, who won her party's nomination last month, never actually said she supported impeachment. But amid recent calls from some conservatives that "it's time to impeach" the president the Iowa Republican is receiving some tougher scrutiny over her past statements on impeachment.

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Cheney Rips Defense Drawdown

10:24 AM, Feb 25, 2014

Vice President Dick Cheney ripped President Obama's defense drawdown in a phone conversation with Sean Hannity:

"They’re basically making the decision in the Obama administration that they no longer want to be dominant on the seas and in skies and space," says Cheney.

"The fact of the matter is having a huge impact on the ability of future presidents to deal with future crises that are bound to arise."

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Heavy Heart

The life and cardiac times of Dick Cheney.
Jan 27, 2014

Those who follow politics know that Dick Cheney’s biography is an extraordinary one. His rapid ascension from Capitol Hill intern (and Yale dropout) in 1969 to White House chief of staff by 1974 is one of the fastest rises in American political annals. It was so fast, and he rose so high, that it comes second only to Theodore Roosevelt’s five-year ascent from New York City police commissioner to assistant secretary of the Navy to New York governor to vice president to president. And Cheney, unlike Roosevelt, was completely unknown when he started his climb.

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Panic Among the Hagelians

6:12 PM, Jan 07, 2013

The pro-Chuck Hagel forces, having failed to pick up momentum from the president's announcement today, seem to be getting desperate. Why else would the following bombshell magically appear on BuzzFeed's website?

Here's the dramatic headline:

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Cheney Released from Hospital Following Heart Transplant

9:47 AM, Apr 03, 2012

Dick Cheney has been released from the hospital following a heart transplant ten days ago. The former vice president's staff does not reveal how Cheney's recovering from the surgery. But he looks like he's doing well, considering this photo of Cheney and his wife that his daughter Liz tweeted announcing her father had come home:

Here's the statement issued by Cheney's office:

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'A Revisionist and Misleading History'

3:05 PM, Sep 16, 2011

Elliott Abrams, Eliot Cohen, Eric Edelman, and John Hannah have an op-ed in the Washington Post that responds to "a curious op-ed this week about the Bush administration’s response to the secret al-Kibar nuclear reactor built by Syria and North Korea," which was written by Bob Woodward. The former Bush administration officials go on to defend Vice President Cheney and call Woodward's account "a revisionist and misleading history."

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Cheney's Facts

4:00 PM, Sep 13, 2011

Bob Woodward’s recent piece in the Washington Post argues that the debacle of the Iraq-WMD case should have made the Bush administration more circumspect about intelligence—and that everyone understood this lesson except the vice president. He offers the Syrian nuclear reactor destroyed by the Israelis in September of 2007 as an example.

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Bob Woodward's Misguided Attack on Cheney

How the former Vice President saw through the intelligence community’s politically slanted assessment of the facts.
12:20 PM, Sep 13, 2011

I worked with Bob Woodward when serving as a press officer at the National Security Council during President George W. Bush’s first term, and I believe him to be one of the fairest and the most thorough journalists in Washington. Nonetheless, his recent piece in the Outlook section of the Washington Post misses the mark in several respects.

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Cheney Speaks

What he says, and doesn’t say, is revealing.
Sep 12, 2011

On page 251, Dick Cheney admits a mistake. He had shot his friend Harry Whittington in the face, and in the hours that followed, did not put out a statement about the accident. “In retrospect,” he writes, “we should have.”

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'Protestors' Greet Dick Cheney?

4:07 PM, Sep 09, 2011

Here's the first paragraph of the Washington Post's report of Dick Cheney's speech at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) earlier today:  

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The Daily Grind: Where's the Democratic Jobs Plan?

6:30 AM, May 27, 2011

The thing about government health care is that it's really good at controlling costs. Wait, what?

Romney's officially announcing his candidacy this this coming Thursday in -- where else? -- New Hampshire.

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AP Takes Cheap Shot at Dick Cheney

7:34 PM, May 18, 2011

Reading a short AP story on the new Dick Cheney book, I couldn't help but note this line:

A favorite of the right, Cheney is widely regarded as among the most powerful and controversial of vice presidents and his book is the most anticipated vice presidential memoir in recent history.

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Cheney on Obama's Decision Not to Release OBL Death Photos: 'I Can't Quarrel With It'

1:51 PM, May 08, 2011

At Politico, Carrie Budoff Brown reports Dick Cheney isn't objecting to Obama's decision not to release photos Osama bin Laden's body:

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Statements on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

7:01 AM, May 02, 2011

President George W. Bush:

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The Daily Grind: Is Fleebagging Here to Stay?

6:30 AM, Mar 22, 2011

"No Country Leans on Upper-Income Households as Much as U.S."

Does the judge that issued an injunction against the Wisconsin union law have a conflict of interest?

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