California senator Barbara Boxer said that she's so excited about Hillary Clinton running for president that her "heart's beating a little faster today."
"I think that Hillary Clinton is going to be the champion for American families and the fact that she's a woman is a fact. It is a factor. But it isn't the be all and the end all. Because if you know Hillary the way that I do -- and a lot of people do -- you know that she's warm, you know she's compassionate.
"And when she came to the United States Senate, she proved that she was a really a workhorse and she listened and she's going to start this campaign by listening. But she is going to relate to every day Americans.
"And I think becoming grandmother, as I did so many years ago, makes you think about tomorrow and I think that she's going to be a candidate to make the changes we need now and she's going to stand for what we need to do to lift up our children, lift up the middle class. And you know, all this talk about, Oh, wouldn't it be great if we had a fierce Democratic primary? I just don't buy that. She's got ten Republicans who are going to beat up on her starting today. They actually started yesterday. And it's going to hone her skills.
"And I am very excited. I have just a little, you know, my heart's beating a little faster today because I want to thank her for making this decision. She's going to get hit hard 24/7, but she's going to stand with America's families. It'ss going to be a great campaign. I'm so excited about it."
"Abortion stops a beating heart" has long been a poignant rallying cry for the pro-life movement. Abortion rights advocates often characterize the unborn as an impersonal "clump of cells" that a woman may choose to do with whatever she wants.
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.
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: