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Vice President Cheney

Greenspan's Greed and the Federal Deficit

Harlan Green | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business
Harlan Green

We have you to thank, Dr. Greenspan, for those "opportunities for avarice" that resulted from of your unbridled enthusiasm for such policies at that time. It also brought on the Great Recession and record deficit we have today.

Dick Cheney's Visit To Toronto Stirs Call For War Crimes Arrest

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

An international volunteer organization urged Canadian authorities to arrest former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on war crimes charges when he visi...

A Pathological Moral Environment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If this deadly dynamic isn't solved -- if the biggest banks aren't broken up, if the Department of Justice doesn't start prosecuting crime in the financial sector -- our country will in the not too distant future see a financial crisis far worse than in 2008.

Review: The World According to Dick Cheney

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Zachary Stockill

The World According to Dick Cheney takes its viewer on a tour of Dick Cheney's life with Cheney playing host, as the film is centered around a series of lengthy interviews with the former vice president. In the end, it is frustrating and deeply flawed -- much like its main subject.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Finds Dick Cheney's Secret Service Agents Immune

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secret Service agents who arrested a man after he disparaged and then touched Dick Cheney cannot be sued for violating the man's free sp...

Mike Sacks

Cheney Case Gets Day In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared to line up, more or less, against a man arguing that Secret Service agents violated his First Am...

Understanding Dick Cheney: The Power of the Undefeated Ex-VP

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Dick Cheney occupies a historically unique position: He is an ex-VP who left office electorally undefeated and has not sought the Presidency. As a result, he retains some of the trappings of an undefeated elder statesman.

Is the President Really in Charge?

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Why else would Obama be thinking of sending thousands of troops to Afghanistan? Why would he have nearly abandoned a health care public option? What happened to getting rid of lobbyists?

Cheney: A Tortured Soul

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Mr. Vice-President, you and your President had eight full years to chart a direction for this nation. That direction was soundly rejected by the voters in the most recent national election.

The Company You Keep

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

Yesterday's announcement by acclaimed musicians that they were signing onto our National Campaign to Close Guantanamo Bay generated a harsh response from Liz Cheney and Bill Kristol.

The "Truthiness" Dilemma

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

What Nancy Pelosi knew and when she knew it hardly stems the flood of foreclosures, and whether she knew and failed to complain doesn't quite equate with directly ordering torture.

Thank You, Bill Maher, For Asking Where in the World is Barack Obama and What is He Going To Do About Healthcare?

Anne Dunev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anne Dunev

Most decent people cannot conceive that anyone would profit from knowingly harming others. That is the flaw in capitalism. And that is one reason that evil can exist.

Decanting the Truth

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

In a press interview regarding the Iraq war, Vice-President Dick Cheney was asked "Over 70 percent of Americans disagree with this war, what is your r...

Former Senior Interrogator in Iraq Dissects Cheney's Lies and Distortions

Matthew Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Alexander

Our greatest success in this conflict was achieved without torture or abuse. My interrogation team found Abu Musab Al Zarqawi using relationship-building approaches and non-coercive law enforcement techniques.

"Daily Show" Duel: Dick Cheney Vs. Barack Obama (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart looked at Dick Cheney and Barack Obama's back-to-back national security speeches last night and the media's boner over the easily juxtapos...

Holder: Cheney "Dead Wrong," We'd Never Authorize Torture

The Blog of Legal Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It might have been a casual luncheon, but that didn't make the questions any less probing. In a wide-ranging dialogue hosted by the NAACP Legal Defens...

Karl Rove: Powell's "Vision For The Republican Party's Future Is For Rush Limbaugh To Shut Up" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Karl Rove has joined the conservative chorus assailing Colin Powell. Last week, Rush Limbaugh called for Powell to leave the Republican party after t...

The Cheney Torture Tour: What's the Deal?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

If Cheney's re-fighting an internal argument he lost four years ago, what's the point? Three words: "don't prosecute me."

Even For Cheney, The Al Qaeda-Iraq Torture Story Is A New Low

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Coercive and illegal techniques were used widely at Gitmo in an attempt to secure information linking al Qaeda to Saddam Hussein.

Abomination

Norman Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Norman Horowitz

An abomination is defined as anything greatly disliked or abhorred: a vile, shameful, or detestable action, condition, habit, etc. For the purpose of ...

Cheney Kept File Marked 'Detainees'

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

Dick Cheney wants a few reports released. The former Vice President, a man so secretive that while serving as Vice President he had his home remove...

Cheney Is Ranking Republican Speaking Out Against Obama

New York Times | SHERYL GAY STOLBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the mornings he is in town, Dick Cheney wakes up at 6, climbs into his black sport utility vehicle and drives himself to a Starbucks ...

Cheney's Toys

Leslie Griffith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leslie Griffith

We all remember conniving against a democratically-elected president ended in 1963. And we hear comparisons between the young, vibrant JFK and Obama. May the parallels end there.

"Flying While Arab" Continues to Soar

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

"Miss!" A large man with a crew cut pointed at me and exclaimed, "You have a bomb in your shoe!" This dude was talking to me. I was shocked.

Cheney's Drink Of Choice: Skim Latte

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We've found one of Dick Cheney's new undisclosed locations: the Starbucks on Chain Bridge Road in McLean, Va. And while he may be dwelling on the "to...