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Liz Cheney Recounts 4 Words From Her Father

'Defend the republic, daughter,' former VP told her just ahead of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

(Newser) - More snippets of Liz Cheney's new memoir are out ahead of its formal release on Tuesday, and the latest from Axios involves her famous father. In Oath and Honor , the younger Cheney writes about how she and former Vice President Dick Cheney were at his house on New Year'...

Dick Cheney's Most Famous Hunting Partner Dies at 95

Harry Whittington almost immediately forgave VP for shooting him, and even apologized

(Newser) - In Texas, he was known as Harry Whittington, an Austin lawyer with deep roots in the Lone Star State's GOP who served both George Bushes in their time in Texas politics. In the rest of the world, he was best known as the guy who famously survived getting shot...

Dick Cheney Has Some Fighting Words for Trump

Former VP calls former president a 'coward' in ad for his daughter Liz

(Newser) - Former President Trump is a "coward" who "tried to steal the last election using lies and violence to keep himself in power after the voters had rejected him," Dick Cheney says in a campaign ad for his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney. "A real man wouldn't...

Dick Cheney Visits House Floor With Daughter

Former vice president says he's disappointed by GOP response to the Capitol attack

(Newser) - A former House member made an appearance Thursday on the floor, causing more of a stir than such visits usually do. Former Vice President Dick Cheney accompanied his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, in observing a moment of silence in the House to mark the anniversary of the attack on the...

Bush, Cheney React to Colin Powell's Death
Cancer Left Powell
Vulnerable to Virus
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Cancer Left Powell Vulnerable to Virus

Ex-secretary of state was immunocompromised, died of COVID complications

(Newser) - Colin Powell had a long career in the military and in politics, and two of the names he is most famously associated with have weighed in on his death at age 84 . Details on that, and more:
  • George W. Bush: "Laura and I are deeply saddened," the former

Book: US Lied About Cheney's Close Call With Taliban

Suicide bomber nearly killed him at Bagram base, according to 'The Afghanistan Papers'

(Newser) - Back in 2007, a Taliban suicide bomber struck at the Bagram air base in Afghanistan and killed 23 people. As it turns out, Vice President Dick Cheney was at the base at the time on an unannounced visit, and while he wasn't injured, the Taliban said he had been...

From All 10 Ex-Defense Secretaries, an 'Exceptional' Op-Ed

They note Biden has won, warn the military has no place getting involved in any election disputes

(Newser) - "The time for questioning the results has passed; the time for the formal counting of the electoral college votes, as prescribed in the Constitution and statute, has arrived." So reads an unusual op-ed that appeared Sunday in the Washington Post , co-signed by all 10 living ex-defense secretaries. The...

Liz Cheney Says 'Real Men Wear Masks'
Cheneys: 'Real
Men Wear Masks'

Cheneys: 'Real Men Wear Masks'

Wyoming rep tweets photo of former VP Dick Cheney in a mask

(Newser) - Count Liz Cheney and her dad among those attempting to shame all Americans into wearing face masks in the age of the coronavirus. The Wyoming representative tweeted a photo of former Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday in a cowboy hat and mask, captioned, "Dick Cheney says WEAR A...

Dick Cheney, Mike Pence Clash Over Foreign Policy
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Dick Cheney, Mike Pence Clash

Former VP says current administration 'looks more like Obama than Reagan'

(Newser) - Mike Pence was interviewed by predecessor Dick Cheney at a closed-door retreat over the weekend, and the former vice president did not pull his punches, according to the Washington Post , which has obtained a transcript of the "off-the-record" talk. The Bush administration veteran hit Pence with questions about Trump'...

Christian Bale Thanks Satan in Acceptance Speech
Christian Bale
Thanks Satan in
Acceptance Speech
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Christian Bale Thanks Satan in Acceptance Speech

Golden Globes speech makes headlines for multiple reasons

(Newser) - Christian Bale won a Golden Globe on Sunday night for his role as Dick Cheney in Vice, and he apparently had quite an interesting muse for his role as the VP. "Thank you Satan for giving me inspiration on how to play this role," he said, per Business ...

Internet Abuzz Over Christian Bale as Dick Cheney

Trailer for 'Vice' is out, and people are talking

(Newser) - Christian Bale is "unrecognizable" in his portrayal of former VP Dick Cheney in the upcoming film Vice, the Huffington Post reports, noting that the actor gained 40 pounds for the role, along with shaving his head and dyeing his eyebrows. But don't take their word for it. The...

This May Be the 'Most Humiliating' Who Is America? Segment Yet

Georgia lawmakers are calling for state Rep. Jason Spencer to resign after his appearance

(Newser) - The second episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? aired Sunday night on Showtime, and it may have claimed its first casualty: Georgia lawmakers are calling for state Rep. Jason Spencer to step down after what Mic calls a "life-ruining appearance" on the show. "Of all...

Dick Cheney: What We Did Wasn't Torture

'If it were my call, I'd do it again'

(Newser) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney said the US should restart the harsh detention and interrogation practices used on terror suspects after 9/11, and called on the Senate to confirm CIA nominee Gina Haspel. Brutal interrogation practices are currently banned under US law, but debate on the issue has re-surfaced during...

Report: Trump to Pardon Scooter Libby

Sources say full pardon to Dick Cheney's ex-chief of staff is imminent

(Newser) - President Trump appears about to set a second potentially controversial pardon in motion, sources tell ABC News and the New York Times . Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to ex-VP Dick Cheney, will be the next to see a presidential reprieve, with a pardon greenlit by Trump after he mulled...

Cheney: Russian Election Interference Could Be Considered 'Act of War'

Former VP says we'll likely see such tactics increasing

(Newser) - Dick Cheney has weighed in on the alleged Russian interference with the 2016 US presidential election: It could be considered "an act of war." The former VP, speaking Monday at the Economic Times' Global Business Summit 2017 in New Delhi, said, "There’s no question there was...

Elder Bush's Book Sets Off Rare Family Disagreement

Sons George and Jeb backtracking from father's views

(Newser) - The elder George Bush's surprising public slam of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld has resulted in what the Washington Post sees as a rarity: a "public quarrel," or something close to it, among a family known for its loyalty. Sons Jeb and George were busy trying to...

Bush Sr. Slams Cheney, Rumsfeld in New Book

'Iron-ass' advisers 'served the president badly'

(Newser) - George HW Bush has finally broken his silence on what he thought about his son's administration—and it turns out he was no fan of Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld. In Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, the senior Bush tells biographer Jon Meacham...

New Photos Show How Bush, Cheney Reacted on 9/11

National Archives releases the images following an FOIA request

(Newser) - There are many images from 9/11 that endure. The National Archives has just added 356 more photos to our visual archive of the day with yesterday's release of images taken by Dick Cheney's staff photographer. The description of the album, viewable on Flickr , specifies that it contains photos...

Cheney: Obama Is 'Worst President in My Lifetime'

Former VP speaks to 'Playboy' about race, torture, military

(Newser) - Dick Cheney spends his days sipping lattes in custom-ordered Starbucks cups surrounded by military history and political biography books in his study in Virginia—and apparently brewing over how President Obama has ruined the country. In an interview with Playboy , the former vice president describes the changes since his time...

NYT: Obama Must Prosecute CIA Torture

'Looking forward' no excuse for lack of accountability: editorial

(Newser) - The Senate report on CIA torture has revealed both despicable acts and a "fabricat(ed) legal foundation" for them, and it's time for those responsible to be held accountable, the New York Times editorial board writes. "No amount of legal pretzel logic can justify the behavior detailed in...

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