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Kucinich booted from Congress by Kaptur

The most progressive member of the House has left the building. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) lost a primary election on Tuesday night to Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) by an overwhelming margin — 60 to 36 percent, with 90 percent of the precincts reporting. The primary battle was set up by…

Maddow: ‘Republicans are becoming split’ on social issues

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow observed Friday evening how the Republican Party may have a growing schism in their views on social issues, especially in regards to same-sex marriage and LGBT rights. Maddow discussed former Vice President Dick Cheney’s pushing marriage equality to pass in Maryland and New Jersey Governor Chris…

Imus: Former Cheney aide ‘smoking meth’ to think Gingrich can win

Fox Business host Don Imus says you would have to be high to believe former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) can win against President Barack Obama in the general election. On Monday, Imus told Mary Matalin, a former advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney, that she must be “smoking meth”…

Cheney calls for air strike on Iran over captured drone

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said on Monday that President Barack Obama should have ordered an “air strike” on Iran after they recently captured a U.S. drone. Earlier on Monday, President Barack Obama had explained that U.S. officials asked Iran to return the RQ-170 Sentinel surveillance drone. “The right response…

White House refuses Cheney’s demand for an apology

WASHINGTON — The White House Monday rejected a call for an apology by ex-vice president Dick Cheney, who said a US strike against a top Al-Qaeda suspect in Yemen vindicated harsh Bush-era anti-terror policies. Cheney had argued that the US drone attack last week that killed US-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi…

Cheney demands apology from Obama for criticism of Bush foreign policy

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is demanding an apology from President Barack Obama for slamming the Bush Administration on foreign policy and not using the phrase ‘war on terror.’ On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday morning, host Candy Crowley asked him that given President Obama’s foreign policy accomplishments if…

Suspect in USS Cole case faces Guantanamo trial

WASHINGTON — The prime suspect in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole will face a military tribunal in Guantanamo and a possible death sentence if convicted, defense officials said Wednesday. The Pentagon announced it had formally referred charges against Abd al-Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al-Nashiri of Saudi Arabia, in the…

Cheney denies he was ‘sowing discord’ by pushing for Clinton 2012 bid

Former President Bill Clinton says that former Vice President Dick Cheney does not have the purest of motives in suggesting that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton mount a primary challenge against President Barack Obama. Cheney told ABC’s Jonathan Karl earlier this month that a Hillary Clinton 2012 presidential bid was…

Romney praises Cheney’s ‘wisdom and judgment’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney Wednesday gave voters in Arizona some insight into what kind of vice presidential running mate he would select. The former Massachusetts governor told a town hall in Sun Lakes, Arizona he would pick someone who “could be president” like former Vice President Dick Cheney. “I…

National Archive keeps bulk of 9/11 Commission report sealed

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ten years after al Qaeda’s attack on the United States, the vast majority of the 9/11 Commission’s investigative records remain sealed at the National Archives in Washington, even though the commission had directed the archives to make most of the material public in 2009, Reuters has…

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