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September 11, 2009
HOLY Halliburton! Dick Cheney to run for president in 2012! Gadzooks! If he is elected, it would be like the perpetrator returning to the scene of the crime. Also, those who elected him could be considered accessories before and after the fact. Bob Singer Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
NEWS
June 21, 1993 | By DAVID S. BRODER
The Quiet Man of the Republican Party is quietly positioning himself for a possible 1996 presidential race. Dick Cheney, sometime secretary of defense, sometime White House chief of staff, is thinking that next time, he just might be the guy to carry the GOP banner. As usual, Cheney is going about his work in the most unobtrusive way possible. I caught up with him the other day in his office at the American Enterprise Institute, next door to the one where his wife, Lynne, the former chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is writing her book on the conflicts between academia and the rest of America.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013
* THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DICK CHENEY. 9 p.m. Friday, Showtime.   YOU'D HAVE to have strong feelings about Dick Cheney to spend two hours on Friday night watching a documentary about him. Fortunately for Showtime, where "The World According to Dick Cheney" makes its TV premiere this week, plenty of people have strong feelings about Cheney, whose vice presidency made him a lightning rod for controversy. And a willing one, at that. In the excerpts from several days of interviews with documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler ("The War Room," "The September Issue")
NEWS
March 6, 2006
WHERE was the coverage of Al Gore trashing our country to the Saudis? Dick Cheney has a hunting accident, and it's everywhere. All the arrogant press can talk about is how they should've been informed as soon as it happened. (I guess the vice president should've let his friend lie bleeding while he took the time to phone it in.) Al Gore, meanwhile, shoots his mouth off in another country, stirring up anti-American sentiment, and the press doesn't seem to care. Steve Tuso, Aldan
NEWS
September 9, 2004
TO CHRISTINE M. Flowers (OpEd, "Honor the father"): I think that you are glossing over a few important points. It was sad for humanity, sad for gays, sad for the Cheney family and sad for Mary that she was not invited onto the podium to celebrate her father's nomination, while her "acceptable to conservatives" sibling, brother-in-law and children were there. Dick Cheney delivered his "softer side" revelations regarding gay relationships a few days before the GOP convention began.
NEWS
February 15, 2006
"Blog" is short for "Web log," a diary on the Internet. Blogs can be endless and self-indulgent, or thoughtful and challenging. "Blog Cabin" offers a selection from recent high-profile blogs. Dick Cheney If so, I want to live in Texas http://unclekage. livejournal.com Dick Cheney accidentally shot prominent lawyer Harry Whittington in the face during a hunting trip. He was later given a warning for, as a local news report just stated, "failing to have the proper endorsement on his hunting license.
NEWS
July 16, 2004
RE OREN M. Spiegler's "Hold Your Tongue" letter (June 29): If someone impugned my personal integrity, I'd say the same thing to them that Dick Cheney said to Pat Leahy, plus a few additional favorite phrases of Irish invective! After all, Leahy accused Cheney of "war profiteering. " I don't recall Mr. Spiegler sending you a righteously indignant letter when John Kerry used the "f"-verb a few months ago, a highly publicized occurrence - when Kerry does it, it's OK by Speigler.
NEWS
March 7, 2001 | By Elmer Smith
George W. Bush's first faith-based initiative may have been selecting Dick Cheney as vice president. It was an act of faith, not only in Cheney but in the doctors who must monitor Cheney's health on a near-daily basis. President Bush - and now all of us - must believe that Cheney will follow their medical advice, even if it means reducing his schedule or stepping down. We heard two things about Dick Cheney's heart last year when his medical history loomed as a threat to the Bush/Cheney Presidential campaign: They told us it was a non-issue.
NEWS
November 25, 2000
Add us to the large list of people happy that Dick Cheney has recovered from his mild heart attack and is now resting with his family. In the wake of his ailment, some of the bitter partisanship of the last few weeks took a breather. Calling the hospital, Joe Lieberman, his rival for the job of vice president, showed high class by wishing Cheney a happy Thanksgiving. But no matter how mild, the fact that Dick Cheney has now suffered his fourth heart attack is cause for great concern.
NEWS
August 5, 2004 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
I'VE GOT unsolicited advice that could get W re-elected. Now that he's bought into the 9/11 Commission recommendation of creating a national intelligence director, I want to suggest a man for that job. Someone who's smart, steady, has the president's trust, is experienced in military affairs and is unwavering. My guy fits that bill. He has impeccable credentials: chief of staff to the president of the U.S. (at 34), six-term member of Congress and secretary of defense (directed two of the largest military campaigns in recent history)
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June 30, 2014 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
For Dick Cheney, Iraq means never having to say you're sorry. His recent interviews damning President Obama for losing Iraq make him sound as if he's suffering from amnesia. But memory loss has not blotted out his central role in creating the Iraq mess. He just refuses to admit he made any errors. His willful blindness doesn't only distort the past; it also helped create a terrorist haven in Iraq that didn't exist before America invaded. And his hubris dims any future chance of driving out the terrorists.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 15, 2013
* THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DICK CHENEY. 9 p.m. Friday, Showtime.   YOU'D HAVE to have strong feelings about Dick Cheney to spend two hours on Friday night watching a documentary about him. Fortunately for Showtime, where "The World According to Dick Cheney" makes its TV premiere this week, plenty of people have strong feelings about Cheney, whose vice presidency made him a lightning rod for controversy. And a willing one, at that. In the excerpts from several days of interviews with documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler ("The War Room," "The September Issue")
NEWS
July 23, 2012 | Trudy Rubin
Foreign policy hasn't figured much in the presidential campaign, which is lucky for Mitt Romney. With scant foreign policy experience, Romney has had trouble projecting himself as a statesman. His foreign policy statements have veered from vague to disturbingly hawkish. So this week, he's off to Europe and Israel in hopes of burnishing his image as the future leader of the "free world. " Unfortunately, the world Romney seeks to lead no longer exists. Romney's foreign affairs statements have a Rip Van Winkle quality, as if he had just emerged from a sleep of two decades.
NEWS
October 16, 2011
A Professional and Personal Memoir By Dick Cheney with Liz Cheney Threshold Editions. 565 pp. $35 Reviewed by Frank Wilson Wikipedia may not be the last word when it comes to finding information, but it does make a useful distinction regarding memoirs, namely, that they "are structured differently from formal autobiographies . . . focusing on the development of [the author's] personality. " Whether former Vice President Dick Cheney thought about this or not, the fact remains that he has called his book a memoir and as such it ought to be judged.
NEWS
September 7, 2011 | BY WILL BUNCH, bunchw@phillynews.com 215-854-2957
IF YOU THINK that on the 10th anniversary you know the whole story of 9/11 - and here I'm addressing conspiracy-minded "truthers" and the 13 percent who approved of the job Dick Cheney did as vice president - actually, you don't. Time has upheld the broad story line of how hijackers loyal to Osama bin Laden hijacked four planes and killed nearly 3,000 people on Sept. 11, 2001 - claims about holograms being used to attack buildings instead of jetliners notwithstanding. At the same time, the dictum of famed investigative reporter I.F. Stone about all governments - i.e., they lie - is no less true about 9/11 than any other event.
NEWS
September 11, 2009
HOLY Halliburton! Dick Cheney to run for president in 2012! Gadzooks! If he is elected, it would be like the perpetrator returning to the scene of the crime. Also, those who elected him could be considered accessories before and after the fact. Bob Singer Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
NEWS
July 16, 2009
Fumo's sentence was an insult On Saturday, you reported the release of H. Beatty Chadwick, a lawyer who spent 168 months in prison for contempt of court. He was never convicted of a crime, and, indeed, 14 years of investigation into his alleged crime (hiding money from his ex-wife) failed to find any supporting evidence, according to your story. And this Tuesday we learned that former State Sen. Vincent Fumo, another lawyer, who was convicted by a jury on 137 counts of corruption, was sentenced by federal Judge Ronald Buckwalter to a paltry 55 months in prison!
NEWS
June 13, 2008 | By Leonard Pitts Jr
A few words about white trash. I've always found that term offensive, its ubiquity notwithstanding. I have a number of reasons, but the most important is that it is a gratuitous insult to the white poor. Of course, they are one of the few groups remaining one can insult with relative impunity. Granted, Vice President Cheney did not actually use the term white trash in the "joke" he attempted last week at the National Press Club in Washington. He didn't need to. It was there, understood, without being spoken.
NEWS
May 31, 2007 | By Froma Harrop
Samuel David Cheney has two mommies, and isn't that nice? asks a stay-at-home mother I'll call Joanna. A conventional housewife, Joanna is happy that her two young sons and baby girl have a daddy, but she says, "Boy, wouldn't it be great to let Mommy No. 2 take over while I get my hair done?" As the global village knows, Vice President Cheney's new grandson comes into this world by way of his daughter Mary and an anonymous sperm donor. Samuel will be raised by Mary and her lesbian partner, Heather Poe. That Joanna sees much logic in the arrangement says something about our changing culture.
NEWS
March 19, 2007 | By Charles Krauthammer
"What is wrong with Dick Cheney?" asks Michelle Cottle in the inaugural issue of the newly relaunched New Republic. She then spends the next 2,000 words marshaling evidence suggesting that his cardiac disease has left him demented and mentally disordered. The charming part of this not-to-be-missed article (titled "Heart of Darkness," no less) is that it is framed as an exercise in compassion. Since she knows that the only way for her New Republic readers to understand Cheney is that he is evil - "next time you see Cheney behaving oddly, don't automatically assume that he's a bad man," she advises - surely the generous thing for a liberal to do is write him off as simply nuts.
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