Archive for the 'Cheney' Category

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Cheney, Foreign Policy, History

“One of the mythologies is that it was the vice president that somehow was pulling the strings on foreign policy in the first term and made it very ideologically driven and that somehow in the second term, the vice president’s influence is in decline and, therefore, somehow the real Bush has come forward, and we […]

January 2nd, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

(Video) James Risen Talks Exec. Power of Bush/Obama

By American News Project | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Cheney, Civil Liberties, FISA, Guantanamo Bay, The Politics Of Film, The War On Terrorism, Torture, Transparency, Washington

This is Lagan from ANP, We sat down with James Risen, the New York Times national security corespondent who broke the domestic wiretapping stories, to talk about the dilemmas Obama faces with the unparalleled executive power he will inherit. Dick Cheney recently said that Obama would appreciate all of the power they are handing over, […]

December 16th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Joe Biden trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear

By John Burke | Related entries in Biden, Cheney, History, Veep

Politico.com reports that Joe Biden plans to “limit the role of vice president” to what it supposedly was before the Bush-Cheney White House: Dialing back his predecessor’s expansive view of the office, Vice President-elect Joe Biden plans on “restoring the Office of the Vice President to its historical role” as adviser to the president and […]

December 6th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Obama Uses Cheney’s Endorsement In New Ad

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bush, Cheney, McCain, Media, Video

As with many of the Obama ads this election cycle, the effectiveness of this lies in its simplicity. Cheney = Bush = McCain. I honestly don’t know what Dick Cheney was thinking by endorsing this late in the game. It’s almost as if he wanted to kick McCain in the gut, because he had to […]

November 2nd, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Dick Cheney Endorses John McCain

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Cheney, McCain, Video

Did I miss something, or did Cheney just now endorse McCain? An excerpt… John is a man who understands the danger facing America. He’s a man who has looked into the face of evil and not flinched. He’s a man who’s comfortable with responsibility and has been since he joined the armed forces at the […]

November 1st, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

George’s Georgia

By donar | Related entries in Bush, Cartoons, Cheney, Georgia, Political Graffiti, Russia

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September 8th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Joe Biden: The Democratic Dick Cheney

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in Barack, Biden, Cheney

Barack Obama’s selection of Joe Biden as his running mate raises some of the same interesting questions that George W. Bush’s selection of Dick Cheney did back in 2000. Here me out. If Obama/Biden wins, Joe Biden will be 66 years old when he takes office as Vice-President. If they are re-elected in 2012, he’ll […]

August 25th, 2008 | Permalink| 21 Comments »

Cheney Will Attend Convention

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Cheney, Republicans

Updating a story from earlier this week, Republicans now confirm that Vice President Dick Cheney will attend the Republican Convention and will speak. Previously, reports indicated Cheney might skip the convention because his presence could prove a distraction. I guess Republicans decided there was no way to hide the fact that John McCain is and […]

August 8th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Cheney May Not Attend Convention

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Cheney, McCain, Republicans

Some politicians are unpopular. Some are toxic. Vice President Dick Cheney is apparently the latter. Looks like the most powerful (and most unpopular) veep in recent history will be sitting out the Republican Convention. Seems John McCain’s people would rather not have viewers at home reminded that, you know, McCain is in the same party […]

August 5th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

McClellan Testifies About Plame Leak

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bush, Cheney, History, Rove, The Plame Game, The War On Terrorism

He went before Congress today and told us a lot of what we already know. But, again, it looks like this was definitely one of those cases where people wanted to wish that nothing happened instead of accepting the reality that Libby (and Rove and Cheney) were intimately involved with this leaking. Excerpted liberally from […]

June 20th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »