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Cheney says telling senator to go ‘f*ck yourself’ ‘sort of the best thing I ever did’

If you had to put your finger on the what Dick Cheney felt was his proudest moment as vice president, you’d probably guess invading Iraq. Turns out, you might be wrong. On Thursday, Cheney told a conservative radio host that an argument he got into with a Democratic senator in…

End women’s right to vote, Nevada’s largest newspaper says

The editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal says he was kidding when he penned an editorial calling for women’s right to vote to be repealed, but plenty of people aren’t laughing. Thomas Mitchell has found himself defending his “satirical” look at the differences in the voting patterns of men and…

Author uses ‘Monty Python’ logic to ‘obfuscate’ on waterboarding

When CNN’s Christiane Amanpour hosted a debate on Wednesday between conservative writer Marc Thiessen and British lawyer Philippe Sands, the conversation quickly took a turn to the surreal that concluded with Sands telling Thiessen his argument was “straight out of Monty Python.” Thiessen, a former speechwriter for Donald Rumsfeld and…

Former UK prime minister slams motives for Iraq invasion

Former prime minister John Major said Saturday that the Iraq war inquiry appeared to be showing that the invasion was more about regime change than finding weapons of mass destruction. Criticising his successor Tony Blair over his presentation of the case for invading, Major told BBC radio that Iraqi dictator…

Senator cites blacks as disadvantage for his state

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow caught Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday seemingly arguing that his state’s 31 percent African-American population puts him at a disadvantage — and that it’s a good reason not to support healthcare reform. What? Maddow explains. Sen. “Lindsey Graham is a Republican which means in 2009 that…

Obama attorneys step up defense of torture memo author

Citing an argument that hallmarked the Bush years, Obama administration attorneys have asked a San Francisco court to drop all charges against Berkeley law professor John Yoo, who authored legal opinions that permitted the torture of prisoners. An amicus curiae brief [PDF link] filed by the Department of Justice with…

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